Ann Voskamp is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. Ann is best known for writing One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. She’s just one of those people who says something that you are feeling deep down inside, but she actually knows how to get it out, how to express it in a way that is utterly breathtakingly beautiful. I loved what she has to say in this post about the beheading of the 21 Coptic Christians this past week. Do yourself a favor and read it.
2. The French Chef
So I was perusing the selections on Amazon Prime and came across The French Chef, Julia Child’s cooking show and decided to give it a try. I watched an episode from the first season (1963) and while it was odd watching a cooking show in black and white (“See how the meat is browned?” Uhh, no, not so much) I enjoyed it a lot. Much like watching Julie & Julia, it made me want to cook lavish dishes. I was thoroughly impressed with her knife skills in the french onion soup episode.
3. Flap Jack & Jill 5K
I recently decided that I need some more motivation to help me in my journey to get back into shape so I finally signed up for a race! I’ll be running the Flap Jack & Jill 5K. Yes, there is an all you can eat pancake breakfast at the finish but that’s not why I chose it, I promise! The date is good, the course looks pretty, and it supports a great cause, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Any one locals want to come out and run with me? There’s a 15K too if that’s more your thing.
So for a long time I have wanted an initial necklace- something symbolic of my two boys, something personalized and meaningful. I just have not yet found the right thing and I don’t want to settle. I like some of Lisa Leonard’s designs but nothing is quite right. I like the petite pendants in the top picture but I might like the open circle pendant in the second picture more. I think I might like the open circle more if it were smaller. Anyone have any suggestions for where to get something similar in style to Lisa Leonard’s designs?
5. Twitter & Instagram
So I can’t really remember when I got Instagram and Twitter but it was not too long ago. I know, I’m always late to the party. I’m enjoying them but I’m not following a ton of people yet. I think it would be more fun if I were following more people. Does anyone have any suggestions for people who are interesting to follow?
It’s been a busy week and I’m certainly looking forward to the weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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