Weekly Wanderings

by Elizabeth on April 8, 2011 · 3 comments

in blogs, links ahoy, weekly wanderings

Apple Yogurt Cake – This is probably more suited as a fall recipe, but since I just came across it, it will have to do for now.  I’m also a fan of how simple this recipe appears to be.  It doesn’t even require beaters!  That’s exactly the kind of thing I need right now; simple and sweet.
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake – I love raspberries, cream cheese, and coffee cake so this sounds perfect for me!  It’s going in a long line of to-try breakfast recipes. 
Eating Organic on a Budget – Some great advice from Cate of Liberal Simplicity.
Lemon Shrimp with Mustard-Herb Roasted Onions – Roasted shrimp is suddenly popular (I feel so fancy that it was on my menu last week!) and while I’ve found several different recipes, I think I like this one the best.    
Everything Else:
2011 RITA Nominations – The RITAs (so named for the first RWA president) were announced on two weeks ago and, as usual, there is much debate and commentary on what did and didn’t get nominated.  Personally, I feel that Meljean Brook was cruelly overlooked for her two Steampunk books, Here There Be Monsters and The Iron Duke.  They’ve gotten rave reviews both in and out of the romance world and deserved a nomination.  I guess RWA isn’t ready for Steampunk.  But it was good to see some of my favorite authors including Tessa Dare (a fellow librarian!), Zoe Archer, Nora Roberts, Loretta Chase, and Eloisa James get well deserved nods.
10 Things to Do Everyday to Stay Organized – Some great advice from Laura of I’m an Organizing Junkie.  I’ve started doing a 10 minute tidy up before bed and it has much such a difference!
Vegetarian Mezze Party – I officially want to throw this party; the recipes look fantastic!  Who wants to come?
What Do You Want to See – This is super timely for me as I just spent half the week agonizing over how I look in a dress that I may or may not be wearing in a couple of weeks.  Many thanks go to Reese for helping me see all the good stuff instead of the bad.
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1 Cate @ Liberal Simplicity April 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Thank you for including me!

I love Laura's tips for how to stay organized…the key really seems to be taking things one day at a time and doing a little bit of planning/tidying every day!


2 therese April 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm

My GOSH that article on What Do You Want To See? was AMAZING. I've shared it with everyone I know on Facebook. I often focus on certain things and think negatively too until someone points it out.

Same goes for me trying to finish a project, or handle a certain task. I'll come up with a speedbump and someone will go, "Why don't you do XYZ?" I'll have a hand-to-head moment and go DUH! Why didn't I think of that?

Everyone has a completely different perspective, and sometimes it's nice to see through their eyes 🙂

(and it helps if your friend is already naturally gorgeous, so complimenting a slim-fitting dress is all just honesty. Plus you could look amazing in a paper bag I bet. Not that you should go outside in a paper bag, but just sayin ;p).


3 Amy April 18, 2011 at 3:49 am

The see what you want to see post really hit home. Thanks for sharing it – it helped to put things in perspective for me today.


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