Happy almost mothers day! I hope you haven’t forgotten (how could you, really, it seems to be everywhere). If so, below are five little mothers themed ideas/topics to help show the special lady in your life how much you care. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without my own mama, she’s truly an inspiration.
Spring might have just begun in Providence, but it feels like summer is right around the corner. And thus begins a new little series: what to read where!
Over the next four weeks, every Thursday I’ll feature a typical summer destination and three books I would pair with such travels. Some of my recommendations will be books I’ve talked about here before, some of them won’t, but hopefully they’ll inspire some summer reading one way or another.
First up: Summer reading, camping style.
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson • The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Every year my family goes on a camping trip with four other families. It is a sacred and time honored tradition that I truly cherish. Between games of Scrabble, Hearts, Bananagrams, Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, there is often a lot of lounging and eating that goes on. When camping, I like to read books that I can pick up and drop off at a moments notice. Books that are engaging, but not challenging, which is why something like A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson is a perfect choice. The subject matter is painfully appropriate, but the fun tone really compliments spending an afternoon surrounded by trees.
I’m seriously in love with these zinc lined botanical frames from Terrain! How beautiful would they look hanging from a kitchen window?
Be warned: Terrain has some really lovely stuff (like this and this and this). Browse at your own risk!
Just wanted to take a moment to share these beautifully designed quotes from The Etsy store Printable Wisdown. Can you believe that they’re only five dollars? Now, that’s my kind of art.
I’m loving the three below from Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. Ah, they’re so romantic they make me swoon. Maybe this summer I’ll reread all the Jane Austen novels…
Hope you’re having a swoon-y day!
Did you know that my blog is now four years old (it happened last week!)? The girl who started this blog four years ago — fresh out of high school, just starting college, just falling in love, just living on her own – is so different than the girl who writes this blog today. Or at least it feels that way sometimes. I mean, at the very least am short one appendix. That has to count for something, right?
Many moons ago, I posted my answers to the famous Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire. In the spirit of evaluation, change and time, I thought I’d do it again, but this time, instead of answering Proust’s “confession” questions, I’d respond to his “confidence” ones (there is some overlap).