On our weekend to-do list: Shopping for fishing lures, baking lemon bars, cleaning out the crafts cupboard, and making mole. What we’ll probably actually do: Grill asparagus and sit in the sun.
around the web
You had me at Great Lakes Vowel Shift.
Being pretentious may not be as bad as we thought. (But it's still pretty annoying.)
Possibly related to pretentiousness: “Kafkaesque” has lost its meaning.
What your Venti Iced Skinny Hazelnut Macchiato, Sugar-Free Syrup, Extra Shot, Light Ice, No Whip says about American culture.
I love Martha Plimpton.
at home | school | life
on the blog: I’m sharing what 2nd grade looked like for my son this year.
on the website: Suzanne and I are in the process of recording the very first home | school | life podcast.
on instagram: When your knitting is so pretty you don’t want to give it away
in the magazine: Pages for the summer issue are looking amazing! We’ve been resizing them to read better on tablets, which has been a process, but I think we've figured it out.
in the archives: The new summer reading series is coming soon, but if you can’t wait, here’s a link to all of last summer’s book posts.
on my night table: Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution (honestly just so I can keep up with Suzanne), A Little Life: A Novel, Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
on my 14-year-old’s night table: Go: A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design, Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics, Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
on my 8-year-old’s night table: Clementine
together: Henry Reed’s Journey
watching: The kids’ Craftsy crochet class
knitting: I hit the halfway point on my Goldwing.
planning: My first off-road walking expedition since the Great Ankle Injury of 2016—wish me luck!
eating: Ricotta toast (my new favorite eat-while-you-binge-watch snack)