Friday Finds

March 22, 2013
live and love {A little Dublin street wisdom from the only day I can remember seeing some blue sky!}

Happy Friday, friends! Did you have a nice week? I spent half the week trying to remember what day it was – Monday holidays really screw up your sense of time. I’m currently staying dry and warm inside at my desk – it’s a monsoon outside! I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but when it pours down buckets of rain (and some sleet, hail and howling wind) for days, it’s just hard to believe it’s still going!

I’m hoping the weather clears up so I can finally leave the house again, and for a few visitors who are arriving this weekend from sunny Colorado. Did you know Colorado gets 300 days of sunshine a year? I wouldn’t mind a little of that!

This weekend, we have a little welcoming to do, for those said visitors, and a little resting. Michael and I both started new workout routines (and he’s doing this annoying detox where he only eats protein and vegetables), so we’re moving slowly at the moment. I think a few coffees while sitting in the sunshine would do us a world of good. Fingers crossed the weather forecast is absolutely and totally wrong!

What are you all up to this weekend? Any fun plans? Here are a few links to enjoy your Friday afternoon. See you Monday!

I loved this online and print magazine about fathers, found via Design Crush.

A few travel tips for exploring any city – even your own!

Grilled fontina and basil blackberry sandwiches. Yum.

Easter egg decorating ideas from Design*Sponge – including copper leaf!

Or how about some super cute Easter egg terrariums from the House That Lars Built?

My friend Sarah started a blog about sustainable fashion and it’s such a good read!

There are still spots open in my upcoming craft classesΒ here in Dublin – shoot me an email for more details!

Notice anything different there at the top of the blog? A new photo of yours truly – it was time to commit to being brunette even here online! Huge thanks to my friend Brandi for being the fastest and savviest blog-fixer on the planet. She’s going to be making a few more changes you’ll see over the next few weeks. It’s a little blog spring cleaning!

Have a happy weekend!

Emily Westbrooks

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  • Reply Heather Burris March 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    So glad I found your blog, it’s truly made my day! (and made me miss Ireland!)

    • Reply emily March 28, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Heather, thank you so much! I’m so glad I found your blog through your comment – it’s really lovely! I loved your list of what to expect as a youth pastor’s wife πŸ˜‰ Hilarious!

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