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thursday thoughts – birthday edition

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve put up a Thursday Thoughts post, but I decided today was a good day to get back into the groove because today: I’m 31. That’s right, it’s my birthday today, so I thought it would be a perfect day to pick back up on my Thursday Thoughts posts and share a few things that make me happy. Kind of like Mr. Snail up there. He makes me smile. I hope he makes you smile, too. Some other things this week that make me happy are:

This Pinterest board. It has been the source of my unending amusement since my (brilliant) sister-in-law shared it with me last week. It’s everything a Pinterest board should be…and maybe more.

This list about turning 30 (which I know I’m a year past, but just stick with me). It’s all true, you’ll see.This Disney Big Block Sing Song video that plays in between the real shows. I’m pretty sure my kids thought I was nuts based on  how much this amused me. I’m a child, apparently.

This book, VB6, by Mark Bittman. It is seriously making me rethink the way I eat – and cook.

These Tartines. I made a version of these last night for dinner using our CSA summer squash and they were, in a word, delightful. I will probably need to post my variation soon.

The anticipation for the incredible Food Photography Workshop I’m attending at the end of this month. I just found out each attendee will be receiving a piece of Suite One Studio pottery while we’re there. As if I needed another reason to be dying to go.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

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10 comments on “thursday thoughts – birthday edition”

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Emily!! I hope you have a fantastic day!

    That buzzfeed link cracks me up!! They also have one that is the differences between your early 20s and late 20s. Since I’m in the latter category and approaching that big 3-0 mark, I.die. reading them.

    • Thanks so much, Emily!! I was dying at the buzzfeed article, lol. Its just soooo true! I hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Wow! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day! Your birthday is exactly one month after mine but I turned a little bit older than you!

    • Thanks so much, Nancy!! I have a fondness for ’11’ birthdays 🙂 My little guy’s birthday is September 11 so we always feel like that is a special thing we have in common. I’m glad to know you’re in the ’11’ club, too!! I hope you had a great birthday, as well 🙂

  3. Happy birthday beautiful! Woop, 31! I’m turning 30 in a couple of months and I’m not sure what I think about it… ah! Glad to hear that life has been treating you well. Gorgeous post… and yep, I love snails equally! xx

    • Haha, Thanks so much, Laura!! I have to say, while turning 30 didn’t freak me out, it definitely had a much more significant feel to it than 31. So far, 31 is no big deal 😉 But enjoy your 30th!! It’s actually a really fun one!

  4. Love the new site!!! I can’t wait to get together, I hope you got my fb message! Hugs and happy bday again 😉

    • Thanks, Nadia!!! We totally need to get together! I got your FB birthday message, thanks! I wish I could be at Art on the Mall, but I know you’ll do great! Talk to you soon 🙂

  5. Happy (belated) Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Loved your Thursday Thoughts and I gotta just give a little SQUEEEEEAL!!! for you. I’m beyond jealous that you’re going to that food photography workshop. I wish I could go. What an amazing experience that will be and I can only imagine all the wonderful things you will learn. But I have to tell you, your photography is already breathtaking. Have a fantastic time!

    • Thanks so much, Kate!! I had a great day full of cupcakes and sushi – not a bad way to spend the day 😉 I think there are a few spots left in the workshop, you could totally come with me *wink wink*! I am still pinching myself that I’m going, and I just hope that I can focus enough to soak in what they teach. I’m afraid I’ll be bouncing around with excitement the entire weekend, lol!