Last week we were basking in the warmth of Maui, and tomorrow we’re headed for the tundra of Wisconsin (Kidding. Sort of.) to spend Thanksgiving with Ryan’s family. With record-breaking cold happening in the Midwest, it’s going to be an adjustment to say the least. This year Ryan’s mom and I collaborated on the Thanksgiving menu, and I’m really excited to make all kinds of goodies, especially this sourdough stuffing with sausage and apples. Drooling. Before I head out, of course I have some links for you below. And I’d love to hear what yummy things you have on your Thanksgiving menu, so leave a comment and share!
You guys, I don’t know the last time I really went on vacation. Even when we’re visiting family I’m usually checking in with things on the blog at least a few times a day. But tomorrow we’re going to Maui! Posts are all lined up and ready to go, so I am going to do my darnedest to make this next week as unplugged as possible. I’d love your help with suggestions for your favorite things to do, eat, and see on the island (keeping in mind that we’ll have an 18 month old with us). So far we’ve been told to grab lunch at Mama’s Fish House and check out the nearby tide pools. Anything else we can’t miss?
Speaking of can’t miss… here are my favorite links from around the web this week to send you into your weekend. See you when I get back!
Happy Halloween! Today I’m taking my little firefly to a party to show off her cuteness (big thanks to my mom for putting her creative costume skills to work yet again). I’m terrible when it comes to dressing up, so I’ll probably just draw some whiskers on with eyeliner and go as a black cat (need this last minute cat ear headband!). You guys… you’re probably going to find this shocking but… my life really doesn’t look anything like my Pinterest. I have all these grand ideas of constant crafting and handmade homemade everything like a fabulous Halloween costume, but when it comes right down to it, I very rarely take time to get creative and crafty. Which is too bad because I love it when I do! I have the terrible habit of believing I’m too busy (plus I’m a perfectionist so if I can’t do something just right then I’ll often not do it at all), but re-reading this book has me thinking that I really just need to apply some discipline (especially regarding web browsing and television), and make time for the stuff I care about doing. From holiday crafts to organizing my closet to branching out with Snippet & Ink (I’ve got ideas people! just got to get them out there!), I’m determined to find some time. Gosh… who knew talking about my non-existent Halloween costume could inspire so much gut spilling? Do you find yourself wishing you had more time for XYZ? I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not the only one.
If you’re wondering what kinds of crafts I’m not doing but wish I was, read on for weekend links…
Feeling a little under the weather this week, so instead of getting ahead on a few projects this weekend, I’ll probably be catching up on sleep and increasing my intake of soup and tea. Thankfully it’s supposed to rain tomorrow (really, it’s the only kind of weather for being sick). So enjoy these links and I’ll see you Monday!
This squid costume cracks me up, and totally reminds me of the year that my little sister and I decided to be endangered species for Halloween. Lora was an Ozark big-eared bat, which made perfect sense as a Halloween costume, and was something people would be able to recognize on at least some level. Me, on the other hand? I got stuck on the idea of being a dwarf wedgemussel. Yes, it’s a mollusk. Don’t ask me why I thought that was a good idea. And instead of trying to encourage something a little more recognizable like, say, a Hawksbill sea turtle or maybe a Delmarva fox squirrel, our talented mother went ahead and cut foam into the shape of mussel shells that I wore like a vest over an orange turtleneck. As you can probably guess, not a single person could determine what I was supposed to be. Someone asked if I was an ear. I think one person might have come close and guessed I was a clam. Admittedly not my best costume idea. Although I suppose if nothing else, I educated dozens of Halloween candy distributors about the existence of an obscure endangered shellfish.