Have a Wonderful Weekend

August 19, 2016

Happy Saturday!

What are you up to this weekend? We're ..

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hosting this month's Spaghetti Saturday. I'm really looking forward to it

On the menu? Iowa sweet corn .. BLTs .. potato salad .. and one of our all-time favorite cookies

This month will be one of our larger parties. With everyone back from summer vacations .. we're expecting 25 to 30 people. It'll be fun to catch up

I also tucked invitations into the pool bags of a couple of the water-walking women .. and they said yes(!)  It'll be funny to see each other when we're not all lathered up with sunscreen .. our hair is brushed .. and we're not wearing swimming suits

Plus .. this will be Harry & Sally's first Spaghetti Saturday. Admittedly .. I'm a wee bit nervous .. they're pretty shy around strangers .. and potty training (while we've made huge strides) isn't quite a hundred percent.

Something tells me we'll do just fine

Whatever you're up to .. I hope you have a good one!

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Flower picking in the garden this week

For the weekend .. a few fun links from around the web

“Some hospice workers believe that working with the dying is the closest you can get on earth to the presence of God.”  The best article I've read in a very long time. A Tender Hand in the Presence of Death     [via The New Yorker]

How to Make Your Kitchen Smell Amazing Before Dinner Guests Arrive     [via Bon Appetit]

Why Simone Biles is a world-class gymnast. Incredible. [via The New York Times]

I come from a family of introverts  Why Declaring ‘I'm an Introvert' Limits Your Life     [via NY Mag]

This is amazing.  A look inside Amazon's massive warehouses     [via Quartz]

Ever wondered what one of the leaders in gut health eats everyday? Inside Donna Gate's fridge     [via The Chalkboard]

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Little Z

A must-read:  If you ever lose your iPhone, iPad or iPod, be extra alert for upcoming identity theft attempts     [via Hackernooon]

Consider this for the ice-cube tray .. and quick delicious meals. The Secret Weapon Stir Fry Sauce with spinach and fresh herbs     [via The New York Times]

Related:  10 Things I Buy from Trader Joes for No-Cook Dinners     [via The Kitchen]

Looking for something fun and different to listen to? 7 Best Podcast Episodes     [Cup of Jo]

This restaurant labels which brownie piece you're getting. Nice(!)     [via Grub Street]

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Maps Master     [via Field Guide]

(Featured Image Photo Credit:  Instagram – @emilyblincoe)

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