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The art of lingering

During the next three months, we’re all in this together—thinking about food, planning menus, coming up with guest lists, scheduling ourselves silly, spending too many hours on Pinterest for ideas on how to get the “best recipe” or plan the “perfect holiday party.” For me this year, I want my focus to be simpler, and (read more…)

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movingboxes

Starting over. Again.

When I think about my Top Ten Least Favorite Things To Do, moving would make the list somewhere between “colonoscopy” and “ironing.” If ever there was motivator for simple living, it’s the act of packing up ALL of your things and then unpacking all of your things. I’ve moved twice in the past ten years (read more…)

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Tables in the wilderness {giveaway!}

In another life, I would be a food writer. I would tell you every story from the flavor of it. I would tell you how fennel makes me think of my kitchen in Scotland in the year I lived at the end of the world. I would retell the discovery of Spanish smoked paprika in (read more…)

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Weekend links

The Minecraft Parent :: The New Yorker Crafty bride made her wedding dress for $30 during her morning commute :: Huffington Post What Ferguson taught us :: The High Calling This is what brave means :: Momastery High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed :: 9News “Far and away the (read more…)

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unlikely friendships

Letting friendships develop, even when it doesn’t feel easy

We all sat around my living room, sharing vulnerably as we had been all summer, an unlikely group of friends, seemingly thrown together by divine hands– because how else would we have all ended up together? As the conversation turned to friendship, I began to see a trend, a sort-of truth emerging. It seemed like (read more…)

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