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- This week sorta sucked (yes, kellyqbooks is me). But life is moving ahead and so are page counts #140
- Millions of peaches, peaches for me: Literally, I have so many peaches from our CSA and I’m not a big peach person to begin with.
- Pinterest recipes save the day!
- Wells starts school in less than a month. I’m excited but I also want to hide under an area rug (related: where does one buy labels for little kid clothes?!)
- Thrilled about my new distressed boots purchased via the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They are amazing, but DANG, they smell like they came fresh from the leather tannery.
- Quick New York getaway next month- I am salivating for that city.
- Pizza is power. So we’re heading here.
- Some leafy trees in our neighborhood are starting to show bits of yellow. I can practically taste the pumpkin spice lattes…
- I’m already ordering orange outdoor lights, picking Halloween costumes, and organizing a Fall Feast- I am that weirdo. Proudly so.
- I’m all about my FitBit these days. Anyone on the bandwagon? Like it, love it?
- Two books I’m reading now: Eleanor & Park, Orange is the New Black. The latter I picked up after reading Larry Smith’s insightful article.
Happy Friday, beautiful people.
"It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing — that we know we can be… You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breastfeeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”
(via Lily Karlin for Glamour)
Today on Cool Stuff in the Mail: Pen & Ink (Oct. 7) tells the stories behind famous and ordinary people’s tattoos. Here are some highlights:
- Writer Roxane Gay on her arm tattoos: “I hardly remember not hating my body. I got most of my seven arm tattoos when I was nineteen. I wanted to be able to look at my body and see something I didn’t loathe, that was part of my body by my choosing entirely. Really, that’s all I ever wanted.” (Side note: Did you hear her Weekend Edition interview?)
- Master’s degree student Kriste York on her map tattoo: “I marked my 40th birthday with this tattoo, thus becoming a human RV. Once a year I’ll fill in the states I’ve visited since my last birthday, with the goal of coloring them all in before I turn fifty in 2023. I live in Oregon and the words in the banner are our state motto: ‘She flies with her own wings.’”
- Copywriter Christine Hostetler on her bee tattoo: “When we were little, my sister and I would race after bees in the lavender bushes and try to pet them without getting stung. [Ed. Note: !?!?!?!] We were in awe of their tiny stingers that could bring a grown man down.”
- Writer Chris Colin on his bunny tattoo: “I got this tattoo because I suspected one day I would think it would be stupid. I wanted to mark time, or mark the me that thought it was a good idea.”
I like this!
I have a shamrock tattoo hidden on my lower back. Every member of my massive Irish family (immediate, extended) has one. It’s a club I quite like belonging too.
got florals on the brain today…
Couple of my favorite things here…
in the summer, new york was the only place in which one could escape from new yorkers. –edith wharton
Good God, I love NYC.