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Friends, Waffles, Work

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It’s National Waffle Day today, in honor of the first waffle iron patent being issued on August 24, 1869. So we’ve been eating waffles for a long time. I came across this quote and thought it was perfect for today. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation) will always amuse.

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Caring Condolence Cards

Cry Laugh Remember

Cry, Laugh, Remember

This week A Cup of Jo posted How to Write a Condolence Note. The piece was incredibly touching (you should read it) as well as full of practical advice. I’m going to bookmark it for future reference. I always try to keep in mind many of these points, but it’s always good to have a reminder, especially when they come from someone who’s been in this position.

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Presents

The Best of Back to School

I hate to spoil the last days of summer with mention of school… However, I always enjoyed the anticipation of the start of the school year. – The upcoming term (semester!) meant lovely new things. Aside from new shoes (I started that passion early) I loved picking out beautiful, pristine stationery and other related items.

To get everyone in the mood I’ve put together some gorgeous back-to-school items.

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Pretty Post Planning

plannerA blogger’s planner… what an adorable idea!

This morning I came across The Bloggers Planner on The Brezel Diaries. Recently I’ve been considering how to keep on track with my blog (which I shared here), so this new post was certainly timely. I decided upon an electronic calendar, but with my affinity for stationery I was also drawn to this delightful paper version.

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Me And The Old People

imageThis card found me in a store the other day and I just had to buy it.

Although I don’t believe I’m the only person sending birthday cards anymore, I do believe that there are less and less people mailing paper versions.

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Forever in our Hearts

Forever in our Hearts

May you find comfort

in sweet and happy memories

that will forever remain

In Deepest Sympathy

This week, not one, but two friends lost a parent. One a Father who had the zest for life of a much younger man, and another a Mother with an overwhelming love for her family, especially her grandchildren.

Of course I sent cards. To me its important to focus on the memories and to know that in time those will bring you the comfort that seems so unthinkable right now. The girls also rallied around and we sent a care package to our friend, with some of her favorite treats. For our other friend, who lives in our neighborhood, my husband and I stopped by with homemade Cottage Pie, the British equivalent of a neighborly casserole.

Cottage Pie should not be confused with Shepherd’s Pie; the former contains beef, whilst the latter is made of lamb (obvious when it’s pointed out). For the English the doyenne of all foods British is Delia Smith, who’s been providing the public with no-nonsense recipes (“they always work”) since the 1970s. This is my go-to comfort food so I was pleased to be able to share it with our dear friend and his family at this difficult time.

Our friends and their loved ones are in our thoughts.