Weekend Links + Looking Smart


This week, the landscaping crew decorated the ground with bales of hay and painted pumpkins, and the temperatures didn’t get out of the 60s. We’re all in love with this weather, although some of us are more excited about the pumpkins than others.

Kona, who thinks balls are evil, sniffed suspiciously at the grinning jack-o-lanterns, barking and pushing them with her paws, then running away whenever they teetered back upright. Little does she know that they’re both trick and treat, since she’s always happy to slurp up a spoonful of pumpkin puree! Ah, the puppy version of a pumpkin latte.

James and I are both under the weather, so we’re looking forward to a weekend of soup and sleep. But before this bug hit, I found five fascinating things to share with you:


The Skimm is the news version of gummy vitamins. Just what you need to avoid having blank-face at the water cooler.

If you, like me, never remember to take the butter out the night before.

All your girlfriends will kill for these, and at 30-cents a pop they’re the perfect secretly-inexpensive, highly-impressive gift.

Pumpkin Pasta with roasted vegetables. It’s vegan & gluten-free. If I didn’t tell you that, you’d never know.

A dream (home) comes true for a family I adore.

What are you up to this weekend?

P.S. In case you missed it, here’s Kona’s version of playing fetch.


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  1. I LOVE that picture of the roses. So pretty.

    Thanks for the suggestion to read Skimm–my kinda thing šŸ™‚

    • You’ll love it! I read it first thing in the morning, and I like starting my day with information. It’s a good jumpstart.

  2. Hope you two feel better soon!! xo

  3. Joy, what a sweet surprise to see my family mentioned here! Feel better soon!

  4. I always forget to take out the butter too. šŸ˜€ I like the cutting the butter into cubes trick but will have to give the others a go! The pumpkin pasta looks delicious. Hope you both have a relaxing weekend of recovery! We had a family movie night tonight and watched Despicable Me… so cute!

    • Oh, how fun! I find that I always have to be convinced to watch kids’ movies, but then I LOVE them. Also, I hope you’ll let me know how the other butter tricks work for you. I tried smashing it between wax paper with a rolling pin but it wasn’t that great. I’ll try the cube trick next!

  5. Thanks for sharing my project Joy! I have plenty of extra studs and earring backs if you’d like me to mail you some šŸ™‚

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