May 20, 2011
{pretty photo from here}

I missed you yesterday! In fact, I kind of missed me yesterday too! Such a busy day (and week!) I didn’t even have a moment to finish a post for you all (I do have about 12 drafts, but that doesn’t do you much good now, does it?).

I’m back momentarily and then out the door again for a busy weekend. The Irish Countrywomen’s Association has their Annual General Meeting this weekend so I’m on duty. I’m looking forward to having a clear head for some fun recipes and projects next week.

In the meantime, I had a little time to catch up with my Google Reader last night and collect all the fun tidbits from around the web this week. So here they are for you to enjoy as you head into the weekend!

I am dying to make a little stop motion video. This tutorial has all the tips! Isn’t Miss Chelsea just darling?

I added this DIY cabinet spruce-up to our dream house list.

I’m teaching myself how to use my camera better with these tutorials.

Speaking of using my camera better, this book has made the list of bring-back-from-America. Written by this talented lady, whose photos are only gorgeous.

This pretty bowl made me smile. That’s my color. I can’t get enough.

I got a bit dreamy this week and imagined opening a spot like this in Dublin. Doesn’t it just sound neat and hip and oh-so-very-Seattle?

How about a tiny bit of Emily trivia? I’m @emilyholmes on Twitter (follow me, it’s fun!). Want to know why? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway. I was born Emily Holmes Boyle, but since getting married, I use Emily Boyle Westbrooks. I’ve always been sad to lose Holmes, so I figured Twitter was nickname-y enough to handle it. See? I told you, fun trivia.

Now what about you, have you ever had to give up a name? Add a name? Changing my name after I got married was one of the most annoying things no one ever told me I’d have to do. But that’s a story for another day. (Sheesh, can you tell I’m tired? I think in Ireland we call this waffling…)

And with that, I’m back to work for the weekend. Please have some fun for me? See you Monday!


  • Reply lois May 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Fun is around the corner for you. Fun is around the corner. fun is around the corner–a mantra for you as you work this weekend. Gotta go–getting ready to go swim in the rai

  • Reply naomi May 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    That picture is gorgeous- love the colours!

  • Reply Beck May 31, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Em, I totally understand the name dilemma.. I have always love my “La Rose” .. and kept that at the expense of “Greslick”.. But now I sometimes feel disconnected from the old, single me, especially when running into people who only knew me as Greslick and I haven’t seen for a while.. On FB I added in the Greslick… And everytime I log in and see it, I wish I had kept it legally.

    Love ya,

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