Saturday Small Talk

How was your short week after Memorial Day? I don’t know about you, but it’s nice to be at another weekend already. We’re in Sarnia, ON, this weekend celebrating my cousin and his soon-to-be-wife’s wedding. I love celebrating love, so this promises to be a good weekend.


In case you missed it….the easiest banana bread recipe and some tips to make your summer camping trip awesome.

Two pieces on why we really don’t need our dream job: Huffington Post and Around the Table Podcast.

7 tips for a better night’s sleep.

Speaking of sleep…getting more sleep means getting more done. Science is backing me up.

Traveling Paris on a budget.

A list of long thru-hikes that aren’t the Pacific Crest Trail or the Appalachian Trail. Superior Hiking Trail is definitely on my list–I just need 4 weeks of vacation time. Employers? I can do that right?

Great tools for working remotely.

Goal: spend 31 nights outside this summer. Not consecutive, total. Challenge accepted. I’m two in.

Paper notebooks aren’t dead, even in this digital age.

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday Small Talk

Folks, it’s a crazy weekend. I worked last night, and I’m spending all of today accompanying a dozen junior high kiddos at Solo and Ensemble. Thankfully, tonight and tomorrow afternoon promise to be relaxing and enjoyable. Three cheers!

IMG_20150416_150211If you’re a blogger and want to increase your traffic (because that’s all of us), Michael Hyatt has some killer resources posted right now. Start here.

Some tips for selling your stuff on the internet, including eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook.

One phrase every kid deserves to hear over and over and over again.

As candidates are announcing their presidential runs, more and more Americans are identifying as Independent.

This summer, I’m going to put in plants that repel mosquitoes.

Strong is the new pretty (a gorgeous photography project).

Would you allow your body to be composted after you die?

A long, but worthy read about moral traits of the people we want to become.


Saturday Small Talk

Another Saturday. I just adore these summer days. Yesterday, Bob and I spent our day picking blueberries, poking around the garden, and enjoying the relatively cool temperatures. Ah summer. Today, we’re off to Traverse City to hang out with some friends. We might go hiking, we might go beaching, we might do neither. We’ll see where the wind blows us.

If blueberries are in season where you live, try this blueberry galette by Ruth Reichl. It look delicious!

I want to try Emily’s corn chowder. If you haven’t been over to visit lately, her commentary on their first few weeks of marriage is a riot!

Bonavita inspired me to try baby back ribs this summer. Want to come for dinner?

And another blueberry recipe: Blueberry Mojito. You’re welcome.

Happy Saturday, friends!