One of my gifts to myself is that I'm signing out for the next few days. Here are a few of my favorites from the week, a day early:
1. On the Veranda
Just about everything that Veranda posts I swoon over, which makes me think I really ought to get a subscription to that magazine. How about this absolutely gorgeous Southampton garden? Check out the link for even more beautiful photos (hint: I always select "view thumbnails" to see everything at once).
2. Tie-Dye Treats
I could seriously eat an entire pan of Rice Krispie treats by myself. And with no oven currently in our disaster of a kitchen, it's one dessert I can still manage. This colorful recipe from In Katrina's Kitchen looks like fun for everyone!
3. Navy Seal Training
I just saw this commencement speech from May and love the advice in it. My favorite tips:
- "Be your very best in the darkest moment" by finding inner strength to never lose hope or give up.
- "Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can't do the little things right, you'll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better."
This site has great info about Myers-Briggs personality types, and I just discovered that my fiance's type and mine are a perfect match!
5. Whatever is lovely...
My birthday is always a time to reflect and I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a good person. The Catholic church lists these seven virtues which seem to be a good guide. The bible quote above, from Etsy seller RachelCarl, is adapted from a reading that is part of our wedding ceremony.
Have a great weekend and eat lots of cake!!!