I enjoy the feeling of being a small piece within a larger puzzle. City exploring does that for me. Jordan and I live in one of the more walkable parts of Nashville and yesterday we spent several hours hopping from place to place: browsing bookstores, eating great food and cataloging Christmas gift ideas in different shops. It was nice to reconnect with this city after a busy couple of weeks!
Are you feeling the atmospheric shift in the weather? I can literally feel fall coming! – bonfires, apple cider and all things pumpkin.
Onto the links!
/ / The White Space: Things I Don't Do. White space is the term used in photography and design for the intentional "dead space" which allows our eyes to focus on what is most important. Brittany took this concept a step further.
"Just as important as the things I do and prioritize and value are the things I actively choose not to do in order to make room for what I want to be about."
This is a powerful concept.
/ / Having Someone Else's Baby. Kristel is currently pregnant with someone else's baby. Yes, she is a surrogate! My main understanding of surrogacy is from watching Giuliana And Bill and it's been really interesting following Kristel's story. Science is incredible.
/ / Six Ways to Make Instagram Both Beautiful and Bearable. I love Joy's observations and insights into the blogging and social media world. I feel like she understands how ridiculous it can sometimes become.
"Let’s be generous with our likes. I mean, why not? We follow each other for a reason and that reason is probably that we like each other, or you have cute kids, or a sweet looking cat, or go on excellent food adventures, or have a great sense of humor. Double tap. Like. Or unfollow in which case… peace out, nothing personal."
I love this reminder to intentionally contribute to our online communities. Don't just ask for attention, give it too. Join the conversation. It could be as simple as this: if you follow someone, like their stuff and don't be a lurker.
/ / Easy Vegan Fried Rice. When I was younger, my family regularly incorporated fried rice into our dinners and I think I need to bring it back into my life! It's a great way to use up bits and bobs in your fridge.
/ / 5 Unexpected Travel Items I Bring On Every Trip. I love packing guides. Organization doesn't always come naturally for me so I need the visual help. Katie is a seasoned traveler and her 5 items are spot on! Just last weekend Jordan and I discussed how we need to bring our earphone splitter with us on trips.
Happy Weekend, all! You are loved.