I finally did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: I fixed the broken links on all of the outlines I posted a couple years ago and converted them to PDF format. Lucky for you, this all happened just in time for finals!
So summer happened, even though it rained the. whole. time. and didn’t really feel like summer. And now it’s fall and the colors are the best they’ve been in years and it’s delightfully crisp in the mornings and moderately warm in the afternoons if you happen to be in direct sunlight. I haven’t gone over-the-top fall crazy like I usually do, but I have certainly taken the time to observe the leaves change and drink a PSL or two and play as much tennis as I can before it gets cold. Since we’ve reverted back to Eastern Standard Time (why can’t we keep Daylight Saving Time all the time? Isn’t it better to Save than to be Standard?), I’m actively fighting my body’s strong biological urge to go into hibernation mode. I force myself to go to the gym and be social and do Things even when it’s dark out and all I want to do is cook carb-y comfort food and watch bad TV. Now that we’ve had a chance to catch up, let’s fall back into the BLT, shall we? Click here to read the rest of this post »
It’s hard to believe that summer will be here in just a few short weeks. Maybe it was the cool and rainy spring, or perhaps it’s the increasingly frenetic pace at which life seems to move. In any event, I wanted to share a few items in this edition of The BLT that will help make your summer a little sweeter and maybe a little more fun. Enjoy! Click here to read the rest of this post »
It’s been a rainy, low-key weekend that appears to be leading into a similarly rainy week. It’s hard to believe that April is nearly gone, and with all the rain and chill we’ve had, the ATL is still lacking in the spring department a bit. In any case, I’m hoping that these dreary April showers will move on soon and leave behind some warmer weather, and of course, May flowers. In the meantime, enjoy the last BLT of April! Click here to read the rest of this post »
Well, after being in hiding for way too long, spring finally made its appearance a couple weeks ago, which means that (among other things) it’s time to PLANT ALL THE THINGS! This past weekend, I tried my hand at something that I have not had great success with in years past: Succulents. Last year, in my post about making your own terrarium, I ranted at length about all of the open containers that are mislabeled as terrariums. I have nothing against this delightful little container gardens; to the contrary, I quite enjoy them (I only take issue with calling them something they are decidedly not). They are easy to assemble, and are a great way to showcase succulents and other drought-hardy plants that eschew damp environments.
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After what is really an inexcusable delay, The BLT is back! The weather finally got the memo that it’s spring (and has been for several weeks), and my calendar is steadily filling up with fun, warm-weatherish things. I’m now able to get back on my yoga mat after 3 months of post-op restrictions, and the world in general seems to be finally shaking off its winter hibernation. This is the time of year that reminds me of all the things I love about living in the South: Festivals, gardens, outdoor wining and dining, and of course, The Masters. I hope you’ll be able to find time in between your springtime activities to check out this edition’s finds… I promise they’re worth it! Click here to read the rest of this post »
So we lost an hour this weekend in the switch to Daylight Savings Time. While I appreciate the extra hour of daylight, I don’t appreciate my weekend only being 47 hours long. For some reason it throws me off each year, and the first Sunday of DST always seems a little hurried and frantic (I guess because the end of the day comes quicker); this year is no different. I guess the bright side is that the time change means spring is that much closer. In any event, even though your weekend was one hour shorter, I didn’t want to short you an edition of The BLT. I hope you enjoy! Click here to read the rest of this post »
I’m not sure whether it’s the crazy swings in the weather, too little sleep, the open office plan at work, or some combination of the above, but I’m on day 4 of a sore throat and battling mightily to avoid a full-fledged cold. On top of that, I’m traveling this weekend and want to be healthy so I can enjoy my trip. I recently made a simple, hearty chicken soup for a sick friend with a lot on her plate right now. She proclaimed it “magic.” This time, I’m doting on myself a little and making another batch of soup to help stave off whatever it is that’s attempting to sideline me. Click here to read the rest of this post »
Even though February is the shortest month, it somehow always manages to feel like the longest. This items in this week’s edition of The BLT have no real connection to one another, other than that none of them requires going outside (apropos, as it’s been rainy and dreary here for most of the last three weeks). As an added bonus, there’s lots of kick-ass lady power in this week’s The BLT, of which I’m always a fan. Y’all know the drill by now, but for those who don’t, I haven’t accepted any type of compensation for the items I mention in this post. Enjoy! Click here to read the rest of this post »
I think it was Shakespeare who wrote that “brevity is the soul of wit.” This may be true, but brevity is also the result of having a partially useless hand. After finally having surgery to fix a longstanding wrist injury, until a couple days ago I’ve been in a soft cast, aka “Monster Arm,” that has made typing tedious and efficient word choice of utmost importance. So, without further adieu, I give you the latest edition of The BLT. As always, I haven’t accepted any type of compensation for the items I mention in this post (I did, however, receive one item at a substantially subsidized rate as a benefit through my employer). Enjoy! Click here to read the rest of this post »