Friday Finds

October 5, 2012

{pretty autumn photo – anyone know the source?}

Happy Friday! This week crawled and flew at the same time. The days are getting shorter and it’s getting chilly outside. I was trying not to wear my hat and gloves yet, but I gave up on that plan this morning because it was just too cold walking to the train! Is it fall where you are?

I’ve been on the look-out for pumpkins in Dublin. If you see any for sale, will you let me know? I can’t wait to put a few on our front step. I miss the days when we used to grow them in our garden in China Village!

Yesterday, I had my second Snapshot of a Marriage column on Snippet & Ink featuring a wonderful couple with some great advice. Have a peek! Since the series will be popping up every Thursday, I’m going to include them in my Friday Finds each week. Next week I’ll be starting another (totally different) series on a different wedding blog – more news on that next Wednesday, I hope!

Tomorrow, Michael and I are headed to Limerick for the night. He has a basketball match (surprise, surprise) and we’re spending the night visiting our dear friends Rachael and Anthony (from this house tour!). They just got engaged and we can’t wait to toast them! And I’m oddly excited to get out of Dublin – it’s the first time I’ve left the city since I returned from Maine in early July!

Now, these great finds to cheer your Friday!

Exercises for finding your passion.

Cute DIY bat garland.

Delicious fall grilled cheeses.

Terrariums are not my thing, but this Halloween one is quite cute!

I like this idea for wall artwork. I spy a DIY!

I would love to throw a pop-up dinner party like this. Just need a few partners in crime. Like caterers perhaps?

Beautiful images of building off-the-grid cabins in upstate New York.

Make your own marbled placemats using shaving cream!

My friend Kim is helping open a new screenprinting studio. They’re looking for artwork submissions for an upcoming fundraiser – you submit your artwork, they print it and it’s sold to benefit the new studio. Clever idea!


  • Reply Holly Kennedy October 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Hi Emily. I’ve just spent a very enjoyable hour exploring your blog. It’s great to see so much Dublin inspiration! I’m originally from Durban, South Africa, I moved to Dublin twelve years ago (I lived in Portmarnock at first) and just a few months ago started my own blog. I have loved reading your Maine/Dublin story and plan to be a regular reader! Thank you.

    • Reply emily October 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Holly, I’m so glad you enjoy it here! Your blog is adorable – keep it up! Are we still neighbors?

      • Reply Holly Kennedy October 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

        Hi Emily, yes I live in west Dublin now, just married an Irishman this year so Dublin is home now! Thanks for stopping by my blog and glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply Holly Kennedy October 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I entered my blog address incorrectly! It’s if you’d like to come and visit.

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