Since I made granola like a boss, I'm thinking about giving these peanut butter bars a try. Or these homemade Lara Bar copycats. Or Hillary's Homemade Power Bars. It would be nice to have any of those on hand as school starts.
Also on the homemade front: Since I mastered yogurt, I'm thinking mozzarella cheese, tortillas or pita bread might be next.
I have also been looking for a copycat recipe for Panera Bread's Lemon Chicken Orzo soup. This one looks promising.
This is old, but I really like this "powerful three step algorithm for happiness" from zenhabits. And this book-writing strategy seems interesting. I'm not sure it's a way to write a good book in 3 days, but writing a book in 3 days is an idea in itself.
I like this file-crate home organization system idea from Simple Mom.
My best anti-anxiety strategy is to concentrate on immediate things, the whole "living in the now" thing. I like this post from tiny buddha about what else that can get you.
A nice reminder that food choices are not a moral issue.
The simplest things to do are also the simplest things NOT to do.
It makes me supremely happy when my former students go out into the world and do awesome things. So I continue to be super proud of Annemarie of Brunch at Saks. Her style blog is perfection. Two recent favorite posts: the one where the ballerina bun gets its due, and today's post of what to wear with skinny jeans. I'm just happy I know someone so awesome.
My newest obsession is Underground New York Public Library. It's weirdly soothing to me to look at pictures of people reading books on the subway.
Other new obsession: the chic and affordable specs at WarbyParker.com. I saw a profile of the owners (I think on CBS Sunday Morning?) a while back, but as I get ready to buy new glasses I'm definitely spending lots of time lately checking out their selections.
My friend Jo is rounding up literary mamas for a minivan tour. Check them out here.
And speaking of literary mamas, Jillian Lauren, awesome author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, (who I met in June) is blogging over on the Huffington Post about her one-woman show in Edinburgh. And I am totally also a fan of Megan Mayhew Bergman's blog. She's the charming author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise. I met her in June too...
And finally, the real reason I decided I'd do a linky post again. THIS ARTICLE ABOUT PARENTING A CHILD WITH ANXIETY. Because, basically, it's maybe the best guide I've read for how to deal with anyone who has anxiety. Read: me. And I'll be filing it away for the future, just in case either of my little monkeys ends up worrying like Mama Bear.