Happy Saturday! What are you up to this weekend? The kids and I are in Toronto visiting my sister and my parents and grandma are actually coming up to so it'll be a nice family reunion in the city! Here's a few of my favourite posts from the last little while, if you're looking for some lazy Saturday reading :)
- Living in Quebec where it's impossible to change your name to match your husband's upon marriage, and where you see more hyphenated names than not, I really enjoyed this article in the New York Times about the generation after hyphenated names, and the challenges to hyphen names.
- Lots of bloggers do weekly round ups like these melange posts, and one I really enjoyed this week was Tim Challies' A la Carte. I read his blog all the time and these posts are my favourite, but this one was particularly good.
- Rosé-soaked gummy bears! Maybe the most ingenious snack idea ever. Now I need an occasion to try them!
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- This personal essay about coffee culture and coming of age was a pleasure to read.
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- My friend left this fabulous cookbook at our house a few weeks ago and I' have literally read every page. It is such a treasure! The recipes look amazing, but the stories behind each one are what I love the most. In French Country Cooking, Mimi Thorisson writes about her family of 9 buying a chateau (legit) in Médoc, France, and how they built it into their home and a restaurant. All I want to do is go to Médoc, now! It's pricier than most cookbooks, but definitely one to buy some day.
- Brilliant parenting hack to help your kids stay safe. We are many years away from our kids going to parties, but just recently Lily went on her first playdate on her own, so this idea could already be implemented.
- We've all been there! How to break the ice with another mom at the park.
- Thanks to Apartment Therapy for featuring my mid-century modern desk makeover!