Hey friends! Happy September. We’re already halfway in – HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
John and I are currently visiting family in San Diego, but via the power of the internet we’re simultaneously here as well. I’ve heard the internet is a complicated network of tubes that’s holding the entire universe together (and making our favorite TV shows viewable on Hulu). I’m just thankful our internet tube didn’t break while we were out of town. Anywho…
This little mid-month update will highlight the things we’re currently into including food, blog resources and internet things. Here, we, go.
New Blogger Resources <–
For this week’s Blogger Resource we’re going old school with How to Start a Food Blog. Newbies to the blog world will appreciate this easy 3-step guide on how to purchase a domain, choose a Webhost and install a WordPress theme + a list of the website tools we personally find most useful. Now go forth and make internet my child!
Favorite Past Recipe <–
Vegan Banana Nut Muffins for 2. This recipe is a gem and one I created after having the best banana nut muffin of my life at Latteland in Kansas City. This recipe is vegan and small batch for those of us who lack what some refer to as self control. As well, they seriously taste like they belong in a coffeehouse. Hooray for jumbos!
Things Dana’s Digging <–
– The Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi, Africa. I discovered this 2-part series on Vanilla Bean Blog recently and fell in love with the photography, the story and the heart behind it all. If you love coffee and you love supporting fair trade goods, read this post then go buy the coffee.
– I just finished the book “7 – An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess” by Jen Hatmaker and LOVED it. It echoed my thoughts on minimalism and then applied them to every area of life. I hope to do all seven of the challenges the book recommends, including a month of eating nothing but 7 foods. Find more info in the book trailer video.
Things John’s Digging <–
(John takes over from here .)
– I enjoy everything Leo at Zen Habits writes, but this article (appropriately given the URL slug “weirdo”) was reaffirming and beautiful. He discusses the social costs of being different and how to deal with them.
– Maybe I’m just a hopeless romantic or maybe it’s because I adore these two, but I enjoyed reading Ashlae at Oh Lady Cakes’ engagement story.
image via Well Traveled Couple
– I finished a book called Rework in the past month. I loved this book. I’d summarize it as a book about simplicity, business, and technology. It’s also a “shut up and start hustling” manifesto. So, it’s practically my biography.
– I’m currently reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen spoke at a conference I attended this summer and her honest storytelling resonated with me. (here’s a video of the talk!) It’s been an enlightening, but challenging way to add bits of happiness and joy to everyday life. Plus, she starts her journey by removing clutter from her life, and we all know I’m a fan of that.
This Has Been… <–
Your mid-month September update! See you all back tomorrow for a new recipe. Cheers!