Sunday Small Talk

What a delightful weekend it’s been! I’ve been in Indiana since Friday, reconnecting with dear friends over meals and coffee dates. It’s been 5 years since I moved to Winona Lake, meeting many of these friends at the “Welcome, interns!” Labor Day potluck. When I moved here, I was planning on staying for my 10 month internship, and then moving on with my life (thank you very much). Little did I know I would stay for 3 full years, grow so much, and count many of those same people as dear, lifelong friends.

IMG_20141117_092411Yesterday, I met friends at the new coffee shop in Warsaw: Three Crowns Coffee. If you’re in the area, check it out! If you’re not in the area, they ship. Also, check out their merchandise–all kinds of coffee bag adorableness. Christmas is coming!

Hygge is a Danish word that has no direct English translation. Words like ‘coziness’ and ‘togetherness’ sort of describe it, and it’s what Danes attribute their ridiculously high amounts of happiness to (they regularly rank as world’s happiest country!). Here’s how ‘hygge’ can help you get through the winter ahead with a smile on your face.

Lasting relationships rely on two key traits. This article from Business Insider is a bit long, but it’s a worthy read.

Want to get your cocktail on this coming holiday? Here are 21 big batch cocktail recipes. You’re welcome.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, Darcy posted a delicious looking turkey recipe and full tutorial on roasting a turkey. And if you have leftovers, here’s her recipe for shepherd’s pie.

Here are some tips and tricks from Iowa Girl Eats for making your own fancy cheese platter. Just in time for all those holiday parties!

Challenge: Put Down the Cell Phone. It’s one of my goals this month to stare at my phone less, and these are great tips to get me there. I wouldn’t say I’ve arrived by any means. But I’m on my way.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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