August 4, 2011

Naptime Favorite Things – August 2011 {Naptime Simple Tips}


I am spending some time in Cooperstown with my family right now and am enjoying the break from my normal routine. Vacation has proved positively exhausting for my daughter and while she takes her daily nap I’ve been cooking all sorts of fabulous summer foods with my parent’s. Stay tuned, I will be sharing some of those goodies next week! (Hint, hint – I hope everyone has their canning equipment ready!!) Being away from my own house and my to-do list has given me a little more free time to read books, magazines and some fun internet articles. Here are a few of the things I’ve been enjoying lately and think you might, too. Have a great weekend!

Cup of Jo is my newest daily blog visit, I was so inspired by her Work/Life Balance Series I plan to do my own soon.

I have never been to Sweden, but every time I read Fine Little Day I want to book a trip there immediately. Preferably during the summer so to enjoy the long hours of sunlight and gorgeous ponds and lakes. (I also have to wonder if I would ever run in to Lisbeth Salander?)

Caitlin McGauley paints the most delicious watercolors, I am already saving up to order a print for my office. I can’t get enough of the cheery colors and sweet images.

Jamie Beck is a well-known photographer and her personal website, From Me to You, showcases both her personal professional photography. Check out these cool images she calls cinegraphs, photographs with cinematic movement. I have to learn how to do that!

I love Honestly WTF for the name alone

Isn’t Kinfolk the coolest new online magazine? I find it soothing and inspiring all at once.

I’ve met Luisa once and she truly is as wonderful as she seems. These photos of her recent wedding are gorgeous, I am thrilled for her happiness!

Megan’s post on A Sweet Spoonful about taking care of yourself is so relevant, especially in the parenting world. I think about Jo’s posts on work/life/baby balance and how Megan’s essay carries the same message: take care of yourself no matter how little time you have.

I am clearly late to the game on Eugenia Bone’s well-preserved column in the Denver Post. I’ve always loved her writing, thank goodness my editor directed me to it when we were talking canning last month!


2 Responses to “Naptime Favorite Things – August 2011 {Naptime Simple Tips}”

  1. Kathleen S says:

    Thanks for sharing this list of blogs.  I can’t wait to check them out.  Enjoy the rest of your vacay!