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Weekend Reading List // 21.

October 28, 2016

pieces on coffee, wine, creative children

Happy weekend, dears!

So, this will be the *last* weekend reading list for the blog, at least for a while. I’ll still be creating it, but I’ll only be sending out to this blog’s email list beginning next Friday, so if you are subscribed to that and get my notes in your inbox, don’t change a thing.:-) If you aren’t getting occasional notes from me, provide your email here.

Love your avacados? Grab a Kleenex. (via The Atlantic)

Here’s how to best pair your wine and herbs this holiday season.

I just overhauled my spice cupboard using these jars – I love the way they look and function now!

Yet another reason to drink coffee everyday. (via WebMD)

How to cultivate creativity in your children. (via The Atlantic)

Do you work part-time? Your children might be more empathic. (via

From Pinterest

Writing helps you to remember and pay attention.

I’m obsessed with this two-tone dresser.

From Instagram

This entire account is break-taking.

The power of menu-planning.

From another writer

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” 

-Woodrow Wilson

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Weekend Links.

May 16, 2015

Volcanic Rock | The Orange Slate

Kona coast | The Orange Slate

Hello! We’re currently enjoying some restful vacation in the sunshine and fun adventures with family (follow me at @emilyamccord on Instagram for some fun vacation shots!). What does your weekend hold?

Here is some weekend pool reading – inspiration and great pieces from around the web.

Shakespeare, the abridged version. (via The Washington Post)

Why Vietnamese women dominate the nail industry. (via CapHillStyle via Yahoo)

The fantastic face of today’s real journalism. (via Mic)

As a former Hill staffer, I can attest to the sometimes unfair and often uncomfortable dynamics of navigating interactions between women (often outnumbered) and men (especially senior staff or Members) on the Hill. This piece sheds some light. (via National Journal)

So sweet. The best moments in weddings are the unexpected, unplanned. (via A Cup of Jo)

Drinking coffee in Tokyo. (via Life & Thyme)

Gorgeous shots (can you tell that the ocean is on my mind right now??). (via SURFER)

It’s graduation time for many students! Some advice as they venture out. (via The Orange Slate)

Happy weekending!


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Friday Links

March 27, 2015


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The weekend is almost here! Hooray! What are you up to this weekend?

The weather is warming up and it’s glorious. I need to take care of some Easter preparations…and make Miles’ first Easter basket!

There were so many fun links floating around this week.

First of all, this video. Have you seen it? It’s magical. Watch it early while you’re drinking your first cup of the day. (via Life & Thyme)

I tested these mascara tips this week. They work! (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Do-ahead food prep tips for scrumptious weeknight meals! Sold. (via Chalkboard Magazine)

Drama amidst the White House roses. Was the head florist at the center of Presidential drama? (via Washington Post)

Sweet thoughts on parenting*. (via Parenting Today)

Oh my gosh, this cake. (via Smitten Kitchen)

SO SAD. But all good things must come to an end. Downtown Abbey has been a ritual in the McCord house and we’ll miss it. (via The Times)

A longest study ever conducted on how marriage makes men happier and healthier**. (via The Art of Manliness) The sweetest quote came at the end:

“Perhaps it sounds cheesy, but we are ultimately here to love, and to be loved. Love leads to our ability to “put our trust in life” and the confidence to tackle our goals. Thus if we fill our lives with warm, rich relationships, all the other good stuff – career success, prestige, adventure – will be sure to follow.”

 Everything you need to start improving your photography. (via Digital Photography School)

A set of adult twins agrees to be part of a NASA study. This is either very creepy or very cool. (via The Washington Post)

*Shannon led me to the parenting article and Monica sent me the article about men and marriage.

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