Five for Friday

1. Some of the Garden Girls at Two Peas made me the cutest mini book. Many of the supplies come from my latest collection Cut & Paste. So many handmade touches and details put together perfectly so I can easily slide photos into it. Very excited to get my next order from Persnickety Prints to start filling it up.Cut & Paste mini book2. Not that I have a whole lot of time for books, I am making my way through a few good ones - slowly but surely. As recommended by others, I read parts of On Becoming Baby Wise that I thought applied to me and got a lot out of it. But it took me weeks. And I am still reading Bringing Up Bébé 2 pages a night if I'm lucky. Once I finish that, I'm adding Gilt Trip (A Scrapbooking Mystery) to my list.3. My mom made me a delicious lunch this week and I got to eat it while it was still hot! It was a turkey, cheddar and blue cheese melt. Accompanying it was Trader Joe's Creamy Tomato Soup sprinkled with white pepper. Dip worthy and delicious. A nearly perfect fall lunch, if only it were a bit healthier.4. Thank you all so much for the comments on the more recent personal posts. Often I go back and forth with the amount I want to share about the details of our lives. I realize it's all about balance and appreciate you all taking the time to engage and contribute to the conversation. When I began blogging years ago, I created it for myself as a way to document whatever was on my mind. Now I realize that more and more people are reading this. It's now more of a platform for sharing and keeping in touch with so many people around the world. And I don't even have to leave the comfort of my home. Oh and the other day as I was walking out of Sprouts Farmers Market with my mom and Jack, someone stopped me and said, "Are you Amy?". She's a longtime blog reader and Instagram follower and wasn't going to say hi, but her (10 year old-ish?) son encouraged her to do so. It really brightened my day and hopefully hers as well. Since actual live personal interaction isn't likely possible with so many of you, I love that you take the time to stop and say hi here. It's always fun reading your comments - so thank you! 5.