Liz over at I Heart Vegetables recommended this book on her blog last week. I added it to my reading list on Oyster immediately. I am absolutely loving this book and I’m only 34% finished with it (according to Oyster), but so far I *highly* recommend it.
“A generation of smart, highly educated young people are spending their time knitting, canning jam, baking cupcakes, gardening, and more (and blogging about it, of course), embracing the labor-intensive domestic tasks their mothers and grandmothers eagerly shrugged off. Some are even turning away from traditional careers and corporate culture for slower, more home-centric lifestyles that involve “urban homesteading,” homeschooling their kids, or starting Etsy businesses. They’re questioning whether regular jobs are truly fulfilling and whether it’s okay to turn away from the ambitions of their parents’ generation.” (source)
So much of what Emily Matcher is writing about is resonating with me. Especially this quote: “Marcie Cohen Ferris, the American Studies professor, thinks that the New Domesticity phenomenon wouldn’t even exist without blogs, because educated women crave the kind of external validation they’re used to getting from careers. Until the internet, no one got much attention for cooking dinner. ‘This lifestyle wouldn’t work if women were raising their perfect, happy locavore children in the middle of the woods with no internet connection,’ Ferris says.”
So… yesterday JK Rowling posted a brand new Harry Potter short story on Pottermore. My day was made. And yes, I still think that Harry & Hermione are meant to be together. Deal with it.
“But when word swept the campsite and stadium that a certain gang of infamous wizards (no longer the fresh-faced teenagers they were in their heyday, but nevertheless recognizable) had arrived for the final, excitement was beyond anything yet seen. As the crowd stampeded, tents were flattened and small children mown down. Fans from all corners of the globe stormed towards the area where members of Dumbledore’s Army were rumored to have been sighted, desperate above all else for a glimpse of the man they still call the Chosen One.”
I love these containers for homemade ice cream. I first saw these at Marshall’s on my last trip to Charlotte, but was happy to be able to find them online. These containers are cute enough that I now want to go out and buy an ice cream machine.
I LOVE the idea of a printable in the guest room that has your homes wi-fi password. Too bad our password is 25 random letters and numbers, that Verizon won’t let us change. One of these days I’m going to get off my butt, put on some painting clothes, and get out guest room fancied up. These may make an appearance when I do.
This Erin Condren day planner is screaming my name. I’ve been trying to decide for a few weeks now whether I should splurge on the Emily Ley Simplicity planner or the Erin Condren one. They’re very similar in price, and the reviews on both are wonderful, so right now I’m leaning towards the Erin Condren one.