For the love of Ron Swanson.

I love Ron Swanson. (Buzzfeed)

And this definitive stance on vegetarianism.

And all of Parks and Rec. Everything. (Buzzfeed, again)

100 "Parks And Recreation" GIFs To Celebrate The Show's 100th Episode

Famous brands updated with honest taglines. I laughed out loud. (via Cupcakes & Cashmere)

Fall is the time of reading lists.  My book club is reading The Light Between Oceans this month. (Shauna Niequist)

Tips for saving time...aka plan ahead (via Smart Pretty and Awkward)

I made Em's sesame slaw last week, so yummy.  (Emily Greene Blue)

This post is amazing (Hannah Brencher) - such a good reminder that we shouldn't feel sorry for the space we take up or the emotions we feel or the choices we make. I want to start embracing the madness and sass and emotion that comes with life and appreciate it because it means I'm alive and I'm taking chances. Amen, woman. Amen. ("I feel like you're about to break into song." -Lorelai Gilmore)

I’m not gonna tell you you’re dainty, and fragile, and a flower in the field. I’m not gonna turn you into a delicate line of poetry when you were born with so much feist & zeal & madness inside of you. How dare the world not tell you, right from the start, that you are some kind of warrior. 

You Are Always Stronger Wall Decor


glitter + gold

My office is having a pumpkin-decorating contest, so naturally I went for gold, glitter, and stripes.

Gold acrylic paint, several coats.

White glue, paint brush, orange loose glitter.

Cardboard box for easy clean-up.

Go. To. Town.


Bachelorettes and Recommended Reading

This past weekend was my twin sister's bachelorette party. Talk about the perfect way to spend a weekend - with sisters and good friends in Palm Desert, relaxing, laughing, and catching up. My only complaint was that we only had two days together, but it was so much fun.

Rockin' the tiara like a boss

I love this beautiful girl more than anything and am so excited to stand with her on her big day.

The bride and her 'maids

Now, let's see what's been happening around the blogs lately...


41 Quotes from Runners.  (Thought Catalog)

25 things every woman needs to know (Hannah Brencher)

Leslie Knope's Girl Code - this made me so happy (via Cup of Jo)

Leeana's reminder to be a friend to yourself (Gypsy Ink)

Challenge: "let's be women with eyes that look out" (Darling Magazine)

23 Signs You're an Introvert (via Cupcakes & Cashmere)

Curious cats (Buzzfeed)

One of my biggest pet peeves - your vs. you're (What Should We Call Me)

Take this quiz - I got 32/36. Can you beat it? (via Cup of Jo)

A message from the Broken Heart Committee...we've all been there.  (Hannah Brencher)

The view from my front door

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26