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Little Bits for a Monday

Little Bits for a Monday

November 12th, 2012

This grey morning I feel in desperate need of a pick-me-up. Enter The Lumineers, an East Coast by way of Colorado trio, playing “an amalgam of heart-swelling stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch folk.” This track, “Ho Hey” is probably they’re most famous, off their eponymous, self-recorded 2011 EP. I dare you to hold still:

This weekend, Jacob and I hit up our local craft store for the first round of wedding supplies (more on that anon). I am now kicking myself that I didn’t get the supplies to make one of these genius DIY magnets. All you have to do is buy the plastic animal of your choice, saw it in half, spray-paint if desired, and attach a magnet to the back! Next time…

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Speaking of weddings, we have the nuptials of a dear friend fast approaching, and I’ve been searching about for an appropriate dress. This gorgeous specimen from Free People is currently at the tip-top of my wish list:
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Now that the holiday season is nearly upon us, I’ve been collecting ideas for festive libations. I was thrilled to come across the blog, The Boys Club, a collection of beautiful photography and delectable drink recipes. I’d love to try my hand at their version of the Sazerac:
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Naturally, holiday drinks should be paired with a scrumptious platter of cheese and charcuterie. Trust PCC Natural Markets to come up with a perfect cheese board how-to.
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I’ve also begun collecting ideas for a possible honeymoon in New Zealand, and have determined we absolutely cannot miss Fleurs Place, whose specialty is fresh fish straight off the Moeraki Bay fishing boats. Yum.

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Photo by Kara Rosenlund.

Here’s to the start of a lovely week.

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