For some time now, I've thought about doing a regular Friday post where I'd share a few links to sites and finds that caught my attention that week. But so many of the blogs I follow already do a similar kind of post, so I thought there was no way to make it unique and my own. Perhaps true, but I'm still going to try it. The thing is, I love reading these Friday posts on other blogs. I love bouncing around to different places, and I always discover a few gems that I'd missed. So I'd like to create that mellow Friday vibe here — where I pause, stop talking about me, and point you in the direction of some other amazing sites, especially since I don't currently have a blogroll. I'd also like to add a little music to these Fridays, inspired by Bryn, Chelsea, and Stephanie who regularly share what they're listening to (fantastic suggestions, I might add.) So here goes. Hope you enjoy. Let me know if you're loving (or hating) these new Friday posts.
+ First, the gorgeous photo above is by the talented Mercie of A Lovely Evening, a bits-of-everything blog which has become a daily read for me, and she's become a dear blog friend. This week, I felt a little like I was spinning my wheels no matter how hard I tried to move forward. Don't you hate those weeks? It made me seriously want to plan a vacation somewhere with sun, beach, and mountains to hike.
+ My favorite dose of green this St. Patty's Day week was actually a peek at a half dozen of the best green colors to paint a room.
+ Our friends Scott (the amazing cook) and Kelly (the master baker) have embarked on their big move to L.A. Instead of simply flying out to the West Coast, they turned their move into one big foodie adventure. For the next month, they're traveling across the country in their car (with their dog Stanley) to experience some of the best places to eat. Doesn't this sound like a dream roadtrip? I'm so excited to follow along with Scott's blog, No Roof. You can even leave them dining suggestions!
(photograph by scott kay)
And I'm leaving you with Nina Simone singing Suzanne. Thank you, Dan, for introducing me to this favorite.