How’s your week faring? I got a dose of winter over the weekend during my quick trip up to Kentucky. There was snow on the ground when I woke up Sunday morning and snowed the whole way down to the Nashville Airport (where I was flying out from). I was worried my flight wouldn’t make it out! I so enjoyed getting to spend some time with the Western Kentucky University Forensics Team and loved catching up with friends. A piece of my heart is forever and always reserved for these folks and that team. I’m beyond blessed whenever I get the opportunity to go back and watch new generations speak their truths and their passions. Ok y’all, have a fantastic rest of your week, and before you go, enjoy a perusal of the links below…
Kiese Laymon reflects on Bill Cosby and sexual violence.
When studying religion makes you a liberal.
Hospital bags around the world.
A wedding photographer opens up about her own rehearsal dinner.
It’s not just Flint.
People of all ages influence linguistic change.
Rehearsal recordings and demos from Full the musical.
This couple transformed an old church bus into a beautiful RV.
The midwives of El Paso.
Behind the scenes at a prison beauty pageant in Brazil.
How to become a powerful communicator.
Peek inside the pantry of a registered dietitian.
P.S. In case you missed it, check out my thoughts on saying “you’re welcome” and a new addition to my capsule wardrobe.
(Bill Cosby and sexual violence article via Adam. Photo shared with me by my dear friend Corn.)
While I don’t plan on being one of those brides who makes herself crazy trying to achieve every last wedding detail she pinned on Pinterest, I just can’t help but to love a good mason jar decor project. If it pops up, I’m pinnin’ it. Now I know you might be thinking this skews a little #basic and a little #typical but listen… I’m a vAAAAry early adopter of the mason jar. I’m talking getting vintage ones for Christmas when I was in elementary school early. So. You’re lucky I don’t plan on walking down the aisle covered in them. Instead, I’ll just pin a bunch of DIY tutorials to my wedding board, very few of which will I actually have the time or wherewithal to complete, and we shall end up with appropriate levels of mason jar accouterments. (The Lord finds a way.)
Of the projects I’ve come across I think one I will make the effort to complete is a Wedding Wish Jar. Here are a few tutorials…
This tutorial from Yesterday on a Tuesday includes free mason jar printables! I probably wouldn’t go for the glitter though.
This Wedding Wish Jar DIY from The Cottage Market is sweet, simple, and freakin’ adorable.
Guest Book alternative from Confetti Daydreams. Not a mason jar but I love the gold and the hand-lettering inspiration.
Or for less than 30 bucks, I can just buy one already made. Because if there’s one thing you can count on — if there’s a way to capitalize on Pinterest, Mason Jar, Wedding Planning mania — someone is out there doing it.
Alternatively, I can skip the mason’s all together and go for JENGA! Damnit Pinterest! You’re killin’ me.
Wanna find out how many mason jars I can pin between now and July? Follow me on Pinterest here.