Wow, this week flew by! Jeremy and I spent it in Seattle (I was attending a work conference) and while I love, love, love travel, it always feels SO good to be home and get back into a routine.
I hardly found myself online or keeping up with the news this week, being so on-the-go, but still managed to recall five things I came across worth noting. Here are five of my favorite finds this Friday:
A TASTE OF FALL: Don’t get me wrong, I love my pumpkin spice, but I’m ready to branch out this season and try a few new flavors. I’ll be giving all of these recipes a go in the coming months. | See more.
SUMMER, UNPLUGGED: As summer officially winds down, this photo series – of kids enjoying the great outdoors sans technology – have me feeling all sorts of nostalgic. My parents were constantly trying to drag Zen and I out of the house and away from our screens as kids to soak up the summer and “get the stink blown off” of us. I reflect on those moments more often, and in more detail, than any show I watched or computer game I played. | See more.
LITTLE VILLAGE VENDOR: So touched by this story of a stranger bringing the online community together to raise over $135K for an 89-year-old paleta (Mexican ice pop) vendor – who worked to make a living in the streets of a small Chicago village for over two decades, but has recently been struggling physically – so he could retire. | Read more.
A HELPING HAND: I love that this story – out of our little city – has made waves across the globe. An act of kindness by a young man at a mall – helping an elderly woman down the escalator – may seem simple and small, but in a time when so much of our city’s news is about violent acts, it’s something we so desperately needed to remind us that there is love and compassion around us, too. | Read more.
What happy things have come across your feed this week, friends? Share your links below!