Hi! What a week! I've been pulling 12+ hour days every day save for today (with a 14-hour slog thrown in for good measure!) and I am SO happy that Friday is finally here! I'm currently deep conditioning my hair (this is basically me right now) while I type because I am the Queen of the Multitask today...and I am determined not to be late for my dinner date!
So let's get to some links!
+ I've been monstrously bad at showing off new on Ready to Blog's Facebook page, but! I got my life together today to show off this little number! Isn't she pretty?
+ If you missed my Notes to My Younger Self post, make sure you check it out! You can also check out more posts in the series here.
+ And, if you missed yesterday's post on Vale House Kitchen, do yourself a favor and go check it out! I had such a good time and I basically want to tell the entire world about it!
A bunch of food that I'm going to make and eat and love
+ Double yum, and fancy!
+ And now that I know that we can handle making pasta without burning down the kitchen, I'm going to try lasagne!
+ Just got turned on to Shipton Mill and I'm really looking forward to getting some of their flour. Now that I fancy myself an expert. ;)
+ I've been forcing Ryan to watch cooking videos with me all week and I was totally charmed by this one.
+ In case you need a hug and nobody is around to give you one!
+ Really interested in seeing how all this turns out. What do you think of ads in your Instagram feeds?
+ There's no such thing as risk-free travel.
+ I have not totally positive thoughts to towards both the site discussed and the site publishing this...but...I'm on board with this.
+ :::Heart eyes emoji:::
Long (but fantastic) reads
+ The Witness.
+ The side-eye is strong with this one. I'm keeping my comments to myself because they're all curse words and this is a family-friendly place...sort of.
+ Dig in. (That's actually quite a few articles. All worth reading.)
+ I thought this was really interesting. I have issues with a bit of it and I think that there's room for a deeper discussion that isn't explored here...but there you go!
+ On protecting your boundaries.
+ Kristen shares 10 things she'd rather be doing than waiting in car line.
+ Why Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Breaks My Heart.
+ A round-up of some great calligraphy fonts!
+ Some great advice on chasing clients.
+ Kate! Marry me! You're hilarious!
+ Two of my favorite ladies have buns cooking in their ovens! Lindsay is GLOWING and Megan (also glowing!) shares a really powerful post on anxiety and pregnancy.
+ I lol'ed and then lol'd some more at this. Honestly, some people!
OK! That's it! Well, actually...here's a little note from a friend of mine!
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And finally finally, my favorite Instagram of the week via @pocketfork.