Morning, friends. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster week (for us all), so it’s felt especially good spending a low-key weekend at home doing lots of cooking, organizing, reading, and hanging with the kids. Last night I tried this new recipe which I’ve decided to adopt as my new signature chicken dish, and as Adam and I talked and drank wine at the kitchen island while Phoebe and Henry played with her train set, it was a moment of perfect happiness that was the peaceful ending to the week that I was craving. I’ve typically avoided talking politics on the site, because I want this to be a place where everyone of all beliefs feels welcome. Regardless of whether or not we agree on the big issues, my vision for this site is that it be a place where all women feel understood, inspired to grow, and given the tools that help them make the most of every opportunity to live their best, most creative lives. One positive thing that’s come about from the events of last week is a newfound personal desire to build up the women in my life (including all of you) and focus new efforts on strengthening our bonds and empowering females everywhere. I’m not yet sure of all the ways that will look moving forward, but for now, I’d just like to say how grateful I am for all you strong, smart, inspiring women — you encourage me all the time, and it’s such a privilege to share each day with you here on the blog. Thank you.
now a few great reads from around the web this week…
No doubt we could all use some extra positivity after this week.
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Turn off that oven and whip up one of these no-bake pies for Thanksgiving.