Currently | 07.03.2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer is in full swing and I'll let you in on a little secret—together, Summer and I are having a full on love affair. It's giddy and exciting and full of possibility. And here's what I've been up to lately.

READING: Let's pretend I'm reading the book club selection for the month, shall we? Instead I'm actually re-reading the beloved classic Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. If I can't go to the beach, I'll just have to experience it à la gorgeous language and vivid imaginations. 

EATING: Roasted veggies. Lots and lots of roasted veggies. Sometimes with pesto or hummus or quinoa or just plain 'ol plain. My favorite combination is beets, drizzled in olive oil and seasoned with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, roasted for 30 minutes at 425°— tastes just like candy...only better.  

WATCHING: This creative clip on how one author makes picture books. (Thanks Gail.) Also, last week I watched this remarkable documentary about Father Mychal Judge, the compassionate and inspiring Saint of 9/11. It's available on Netflix, which means you should really watch it. Like RIGHT NOW. Finally, my amazing feminist husband came across this clever marketing campaign aimed at young girls. Brilliant.    

EXCITED FOR: Camping. Let me say that again. CAMPING. Lake of the Ozarks here we come! I can't wait to set up our hammock and make fancy s'mores with our new extendable roasting forks. Not to mention sleeping under the stars and bike rides. That's what I call summertime magic, friends. Stay tuned for a full recap next week. Happy 4th of July everyone!  


  1. Mmmm, beets! Are they fresh from your little garden? And oh how Oliver Jeffers makes my heart sing. His "Lost and Found" is one of my favorites ever!


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