No recipe today. I have a few on deck that I think you’re really going to dig, but our work hours and travel schedule have left us light-less for any actual photo taking lately. The Happyolks posts of days past were thought up, and literally shot, on a whim. Nothing was planned, most times I’d show up at the farmers market, grab what looked pretty, and develop an idea from there.  Pulling it all together now takes more finesse which is fine, I like a good challenge. New posts end up feeling like an accomplishment. A gift to ourselves, and a gift to you.

In the meantime, I’m dropping in to share a few good things that I think are worth a look or listen. Some new, many old. A random assortment of ideas and art that keep me light on my feet during the “in-between” moments of these jammin’ days. Take it easy, friends.

Katie Makkai, “Pretty.” For every woman, and her best friend, sister, or daughter.

This song and this song. All. Day. Long.

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability.

Denali, one day?

Cozied up in My Berlin Kitchen and Tiny Beautiful Things.

Chaos on Bullshit Mountain.

Yes. Yum. Creamy Polenta, Cherry Tomatoes, and Shell Beans.

Favorite online reads of late: Rose and Crown, Big Bang Studio, Delightful Crumb.

Martha Beck, rule No. 5.

Kiele of the Sea.

A story for tomorrow.

Paperback weddings / 3:00 minute marker, sobbing. Don’t even know these two.

Direct Orders, Anis Mogjani.

  1. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    I’ve been listening to that Mumford and Sons song on a loop for the last two weeks.


  2. Kris

    I love chaos on BS mountain! I’ve been sharing it with everyone lately. Good addition to the list. :)


  3. Chelsea

    so happy to see my brother-in-law made the list, have you seen his TED talk? It is a wonderful perspective on life.

    Catching up with your blog makes me happy as does getting my hands in the Texas dirt and realizing I can grow things all year long. Hip hip!


  4. Kathryne

    I want to know what you two are up to these days! Just added Tiny Beautiful Things to my wish list.


  5. Stacy

    Thanks for the mention, Kelsey! I’m grateful, particularly as yours is a place I love to visit on this vast internet. And this is an excellent list — I love the variety. I just watched the poetry slam, and that right there is wonderful. Also: cannot wait to read My Berlin Kitchen.


  6. Jenn

    Love Paperback Weddings, such a great list.


  7. Melanie

    Love your taste. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to new recipes soon.


  8. Hilary

    I adore you for posting John Stewart’s awesomeness, that was definitely an awesome episode


  9. Juliette

    A post without recipe but packed with nice links!
    I love the new song of Mumford and Sons, I am listening to it everyday before going to bed, it makes me happy.
    Maybe you’d like this song, then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imgImaBleNw&list=FLqv9ifCozb36210kK261LIQ&index=5&feature=plpp_video
    I hope so..
    Have a nice day!


  10. Mary

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful list. I just received my copy of The Power of Vulnerability…and just ordered Tiny Beautiful Things – thanks for that suggestion. Also, loved the Paperback Weddings’ video. Tears – definitely tears.


  11. Kasey

    I, too, have been loving Delightful Crumb! Looking forward to seeing you back here soon, rockstar. :) Love that pic of you!


  12. Kait @ yogabeautylife

    Thank you for a much needed cathartic cry…and some girl-power inspiration. :)


  13. Cynth

    I love the Alice in Wonderland quote in the Martha Beck article :) And everything else – I worked my way through all your glorious suggestions tonight. Stay awesome!


  14. Kimberley

    I love this list, start to finish, and am pleased as punch to be a little part of it.


  15. Kristen

    You are a beautiful soul. Thank you for this, Kelsey.


  16. heather

    No recipe, but awesome links. Can we be friends in real life?!


  17. January

    Kick ass picture, girl! Can’t wait for more recipes soon!


  18. Allyson

    I adore both Luisa Weiss and Cheryl Strayed-good choices. I can’t wait to see what recipes you’ll be sharing with us next. You’re always inspiring.


  19. Kelly Christensen

    Love love Avett and Mumford soooo much!!! Preordered the cook book AMAZING…. the blog is incredible
    Love and blessings sent your way


  20. Christine (matimuk)

    this is a wonderful blog..thanks for sharing..


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  22. Nana

    Hi Kelsey, My best friend, Kelly, really helped me and my family through a tough time. I absolutely love your miracle broth. My husband is just getting back to eating and if I make a soup with the miracle broth he will eat. I want to thank you for sharing Katz’s book with her and now with my family. You made our hard battle a little bit easier. Carol


  23. Burton Haynes

    I went over this web site and I think you have a lot of superb information, saved to my bookmarks (:.


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