Monday, July 28, 2014

Currently // Vol. 3

thinking about //

My cookbook. (Surprise! I'm writing a book. Or was that cat already out of the bag?) Well, to be more specific, the book and the blog. How do they fit together? What's my voice and where am I going? And oh by the way, how do you go about starting as huge and overwhelming a project as writing a book?! Before the pen hits the pad of paper (or my fingers click to the keyboard) I need to let all my passions and thoughts gain a little bit more focus. 

reading //

In preparation for such an all-encompassing task, I'm reading "Will Write for Food" by Dianne Jacob. Basically what I've learned so far is that I'm doing it all wrong. Hooray for the first chapter! But really...I'm digging into it and feverishly taking notes. I have much to learn, y'all. 

listening // 

To grasshoppers bang on the glass windows......ick. 

watching //

Old videos from my time in Italy a couple years ago. It's safe to say an Italy inspired food week is coming to the blog soon! 

thankful // 

For sweet graces from God that allowed Jordan and I to get away for a special fancy date night this weekend. This is something we are not afforded often these days and we soaked in every precious minute of it. I meant to take pictures the entire night but was too wrapped up in my man to remember! Don't you love when life is a little too sweet to stop and snap a picture? Just imagine giggles and feasting on Brazilian meats followed by a tour of Whole Foods and devouring a pint of dairy-free chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Mmmm...

Linking up with A Mama Collective this morning and hoping you'll join in to. What's new with you?

"Currently // Vol. 3"  is part of a blog relaunch series entitled 
"31 Days of Responding to Him" 
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  1. Writing a cookbook? That's awesome! What kind of recipes will it have? Good luck writing and reading!

  2. Came over from A Mama Collective. Just wanted to let you know that I think your blog design is simply beautiful!

  3. Glad you were able to have a special date!

  4. That literally sounds like the best date ever. And yes, those moments where it's too perfect to ruin with pulling out your phone, those are the very very best. I can't wait to hear more about your book!! ~Jenna

  5. Haha, it kind of was....especially since it is so few and far between these days! Usually our dates are at home after the baby goes to bed ;)

  6. Thanks for coming over, Emily! And thanks for the compliment! I can't take credit, I got it from a beautiful Etsy shop (at the bottom of my page)

  7. YES! It feels totally crazy but I'm confident the Lord asked me to do it over a year I am finally at a place to get moving on it. There will be all kinds of recipes. It wont be a traditional layout of a'll be written as stories with recipes throughout and will include my own creations as well as some passed down in my family :)

  8. Sounds like an amazing date!! Wow, and a cook book?!! Oh man, do I need help in that department, can't wait!!

  9. Aw-- thanks for the encouragement, Cassie! I'm excited about it.