excuse me while I love this blog

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So, I found Sara Cornelius’ illustrated food blog awhile ago. Then completely forgot about it. Not her though, I’ve keep tabs on instagram, but somehow missed most of her feed?!

Whatever, we all know I’m a mess when it comes to organizing social media. Anywho, when she posted a beautiful illustration yesterday, I was reminded of her great blog. After reading an fantastic post of podcast recommendations, right when I’m needing new podcasts, I knew I had to do a post on her blog, Cake over Steak. 

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It’s unique, beautiful, and aligned directly with my tastes. I feel like a total goober for forgetting about it!

Please forgive me Sara, you are awesome and I’ve added you to my Feedly. I await more posts…eagerly.

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little free library

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It’s up and running! The first Little Free Library in Corydon!

We still have to put up the official charter sign and install the solar light (it will be lit up at night! Yeeeeeeeeeeeee), but it’s up and functioning. I’m headed to the used bookstore after work today to stock up.

If you’re a local reader and don’t know where I live, email me at yepindeedblog@gmail.com and I’ll let you know where it is!

Here’s how it works:
  • I’ll stock the LFL with a variety of books that I hope will interest our neighbors
  • You stop by and take whatever you like!
  • You return the book and/or bring other books to contribute when you can
  • LFL books are always a gift – never for sale! 

If you’d like to learn more about Little Free Library, visit their website at www.littlefreelibrary.org.

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back to work

 

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Yes, I know the blog looks different again. I wasn’t 100% happy with the last look, so I think this is it. Thanks for your patience.

Back to work this morning. Let’s do it!

This song will indeed brighten your Monday…I can’t stop with it…Walk the Moon is so 80s and I love them for it.

 

 

 

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Ahhhh Norway. This timelapse of daily life in Scandinavia from Damp Design is so good. Andrew emailed it to me the other day.

Have you ever been somewhere and seen something that is impossible to capture on film?

I’m assuming the answer is yes.

Lately I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic for the days of living abroad.

Probably because I know now that we will not be moving…ever again probably? GULP.

I’m starting to forget things about Asheville, Norway, Edinburgh, and Austin. The little things, places, foods, bus tokens, etc. Makes me sad is an understatement.

While I love Pinterest for finding new recipes or style inspiration, my favorite use for it is to create curated boards that mean something special to me.

For a little while, I’ve been sporadically pinning to a secret board called “places that shape me.”

I don’t want to forget where I’ve lived.

So I began pinning images that make me remember. Most of them are places I would frequent often, things that stood out, my actual apartment/house, or general landscapes. This pin board is still a work in progress…I’m always trying to pin little things as I remember them. If you’re looking for a new and fun way to journal/scrapbook, I suggest giving it a whirl…it’s a really fun experience! I have loved finding old haunts via Google image searches. We live in a truly crazy world. I’m grateful.

I’ve recently made that board public, feel free to take a look.

 

fall 2014 soundtrack

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I don’t mean to join the chorus and go on and on about how much I love fall, but sorry, it just kind of happens. It’s happening! And along with boot & scarf weather, football, PSLs, and candles, there is also always a ton of great new music released in the fall. I’ve bee obsessed with the following five songs.

You can find my current seasonal playlist here on Spotify. 

Let’s be honest though, I’ll just be listening to Alt-J’s new album on repeat when it comes out in a week.

Four Walls // Broods

Georgia // Vance Joy

Promises // Ryn Weaver

Every Other Freckle // Alt-J

 Carolina // Kimbra

Illustration above is from Morgan Davidson in Florida. So great! Her instagram is amazing as well.

5 books for Amy in Austin

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This is my favorite bookshelf in the new house. Can you believe it, but we don’t have near enough books to fill all the shelves…dang, what a problem to have! HA! I’ll take any excuse to buy more books.

A former coworker and friend at Castle Hill in Austin recently reached out on instagram for book recommendations. LOVE.

Here are five (actually six if you feel like reading not one, but two books about creepy obsessive friends) books that I’ve read within the past few years and loved. These are all fairly short, fast, entertaining reads, but still well-written and somewhat literary. That’s what I’m always looking for in a book, btw.

 

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1. Can’t we talk about something more Pleasant? by Roz Chast

This immediately comes to mind because I finished it yesterday! New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s graphic memoir about her aging parents is insanely funny and deeply sad. So great and can be read in one or two sittings.

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2. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

A collection of different points of view with every character making a small appearance in the chapter preceding their own. Really cool book, super fast read, and it won the Pulitzer! Bonus!

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3. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Dark story of female “friendship” (?!) Super well written and great to discuss. If you like it, read Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller for a double dose of creepy. It’s even better.

Notes on a Scandal

 

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4. We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Don’t read anything on Amazon or elsewhere about this book! Just pick it up and start reading. There are major spoilers in reviews, etc. It’s amazing. First book to make me truly cry in a long, long time.

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5. Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

I’ve read this book once on my own, again for undergrad, again for grad school, and then again on my own. It’s perfect. Everyone should read it.