Whew– what a week, what a week. You might have noticed it was quiet around here– apologies, but I’m sure we were all a bit distracted by what was going on in the world. I couldn’t get into my normal routine; motivation to blog about weddings or party inspiration or interiors was pretty low. John and I have been glued to our TV and news blogs non-stop; he poured over images of the suspects, desperate to crack the case; I just wanted to do nothing. In the middle of it, our best friend turned 30, and I poured all my energy into celebrating him for a day. And now, thankfully, thankfully!, the terror is over. And maybe the world can be given a reprieve for a few weeks.
Cute babies and puppies– all day, every day. Please. image via seek(ing)
I’m sure we’re all going to be hitting the blogosphere this weekend, for much-needed rest and recovery away from the never-ending news cycle. Some pretty and fun things to revive you–>
-Are you a grapefruit person? These grapefruit muffins by Elsie and Emma look DELICIOUS! High on my to-bake list.
-My kick-ass wedding planner Meghan Streit wrote up this lovely post for Borrowed and Blue– tips for spicing up the details at your wedding!
-Don’t have a huge backyard? Emily shares some small yard eye candy.
-Kat talks about the overwhelming rise of styled wedding shoots (and shares some legitimately marvelous ones from Lisa Devlin’s Photography Farm). I have to agree– when I first started styling editorial shoots, it was reserved for the big time magazines. Now, every publication and blog and workshop styles shoots more than might be necessary. It’s becoming slightly exhausting trying to style all the same elements– bride, groom, tablescape, bouquet, dress– in fresh ways. It might be time for something altogether new…
-Take time to dream about your business! Some inspiration and some real-time actions you can do to make all your creative dreams come true.
-I love this interview with Anthology Magazine’s EIC– that publication is one of my literary role models!
-Veronica delves into the issue of jealousy– that woman is absolutely brillant.
-C-ville Weekly rounds up the coolest places in Charlottesville– get out and hit up one of these this weekend!
-Are you a blogger who longs for the good ole days of handwritten letters and snail mail? The Postmark Society has just started up– head over, sign up, and get a real life blogger pen pal! I’m so excited for this.
-Nerd alert: Joanna Goddard has been encouraging us to up our vocabulary game– Vocabulary.com is a surprisingly fun learning + procrastination tool! I’m already addicted and I just started playing this morning.
Happy Saturday! xoxo