I do love sharing my favorite links from the web with you each month!
Are you as excited as I am about the return of “Arrested Development” this weekend? Here’s something to tide you over till then.
These little DIY bowls are completely charming, and so easy even I could make them!
I have MAJOR fish-cooking-phobia. This article has given me renewed confidence.
I was lucky enough to meet Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing up Bebe and Bebe Day by Day. In both books, she shares the differences between French and American parenting styles. I have found this subject fascinating, in particular the intensity of comments that ensue whenever an article on the matter is published.
So I was intrigued by this headline and article – what do you think?
I’m inexplicably obsessed with doing this (TOTALLY skipping Kentucky, however).
Beware the “poser hipster“.
And finally, I’d like to leave you with this: I was cutting lilacs last week from my garden – one of my favorite times of year, as the house smells just heavenly – when I started thinking about how harshly I draw the line at using this plant. I refer to it as “one-note” because its only value is in its flowers. Lilacs bloom early in the season (often before it’s even warm enough to be outside to enjoy them), and last for a very short time. There’s no interesting bark or seed heads, and the foliage doesn’t turn a beautiful color in the fall. As a result, I rarely use them in clients’ gardens, and try to dissuade them if they ask.
But as I was arranging my cuttings (and breathing in deeply – enjoying such a simple pleasure), my thoughts suddenly turned to the headlines of the past few months. Boston. Cleveland. Oklahoma. And I couldn’t shake the notion of how suddenly – and unpredictably – life can change.
With Chelsea graduating from college this weekend, my emotions are running the gamut. And I’m feeling so incredibly blessed. And I realized that you really do need to enjoy the small things.
However “one note”.
Because you truly never know.
So go. Plant some lilacs. And take them in deeply – no matter how briefly. And while you’re at it, plant some peonies. And tulips too.
And have a lovely weekend.