It's been a while since I've posted a mélange post, and not for lack of Interweb inspiration. I'm trying to strike a balance on this blog by not bombarding you with articles constantly, but the truth is, I could post every day. I write a lot and I love doing it. Some posts take much longer to write, but others take all of five minutes. I usually write a few in one sitting, and always have more I wish I could share. So mélange posts were kind of dropped for a while so I could write on other things and maintain my 3x weekly posts.
Lately I've considered posting 4x so I don't have to leave behind things that a) are interesting to me b) I want to share and c) are already written, I'm simply not publishing so I can stay in a 3x weekly cap. Maybe it seems weird that I would limit myself to a certain number of posts per week, but I've read that there's a sweet spot in not posting too much and making sure you're posting enough, and somehow I assumed that spot was 3x weekly. I've been blogging for seven years now and it never feels like work, in fact, it's a great creative outlet and I'm usually lighter and more relaxed if I've written something on any given day. Anyway, sorry to bore you with the inner thoughts of a blogger, haha! Short version: I'm going to write more even if it means posting an extra time each week :)
Now onto the links I've loved lately:
- Great thoughts on the morning after the election.
- I know it's probably old news by now, but Prince Harry DTRs on royal stationary (!!!)
- In the colder months I love cooking with squash, and these portobello and butternut squash tacos look right up my alley!
|source: Minimalist Baker|
- I've talked a lot about hospitality over the years. I was definitely not surprised to read that research shows millennials are the worst house guests.
- A powerfully moving display in Sweden's flagship IKEA store.
- So cute and true. A culinary love story in every cook book :)
- A dreamy wine + cheese party. It looks so elegant but yet so simple. A couple boxes of wine, some delicious seasonal snacks, and your best pals. I'm in!
|source: Love & Lemons|
- As a rule, I don't like magazines and our grocery store doesn't even sell them (which is glorious! Long live Super Marché P.A.), but I still loved this article, 4 Portraits of Power from a Magazine Rack Near You. There are real and affecting messages behind every corner in our culture, and magazine racks are a particularly loud bunch.
- How to: Empathize without stealing the spotlight.
- Decorating guru Emily Henderson on how to style open shelves. Open shelving is one of my favourite things in a home. We removed our cabinet doors in the kitchens to fake it til we make it, and Brad has a beast book shelf that I may have colour coded to his dismay, haha!