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image Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis, 1989

 

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PREPARING to make my favorite apple pie recipe tomorrow for the Cook family!

PACKING the warmest clothes I can find to head into the cold zones of Colorado.

BRAINSTORMING about what I will be creating for Christmas this year.

 

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LOVING being back on Lake Erie and watching the way the colors and waves change from day to day.

GROWING my hair out and playing around with big curls and a center part.

MAKING this Squash, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew in the Crockpot.

Happy almost-Thanksgiving!  We are both getting ready to head out of town for the holiday but before that happens, here’s a bit of what our weekends looked like:

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Farrell – Los Angeles, CA

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Deadlifting

Finally finished this awesome book. It left me feeling very inspired.

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Finally finished this awesome book.  It left me feeling very inspired.

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Look book shoot with this sweet girl.  Check out her youtube channel here.

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Lauren – Cleveland, OH

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My krytonite

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Celebrating batch‘s one-year anniversary.  If you’re in the Cleveland area, check them out.  Small batch cookie dough, sold frozen so all you have to do is cut, bake a serve.  And the flavors are delicious!

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Sunday night sunset

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F: What is one thing you learned this week?

L: Ah, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?!  For me, it started with my birthday and a of feeling so much love and friendship.  Then all of the world events and responses to them, which I (along with so many others) felt deeply affected by.  And yesterday I spent about six hours in the emergency room with my mom and grandmother (we were concerned she might have broken bones in her back, pelvis or hips but thankfully, she did not).  Ultimately, I learned something I already knew to be true: life is better when shared with each other.

F: Where are you getting your coffee from these days?

L: Good ol’ Blackbird Bakery. I love their coffee but it’s nearly impossible to pass up their pastries, so it’s a slippery slope.

F: Have you been cooking more? If so, what’s your favorite dish these days?

L: Oh jeez, not in the slightest. I was cooking a little a couple of weeks ago and make this Fiery Kale with Garlic and Olive Oil. It was pretty good.

F: When do you head to Florida?

L: On Tuesday! We’re going to miss you and Albert but I’m looking forward to the trip.

F: What is your favorite new purchase for Disco Emporium?

L: I bought really pretty dress at this hole-in-the-wall thrift shop on Delancey Street when I was in NYC. Honestly, I pretty much forgot about it until this very moment. I’ll have to unearth it and get it photographed asap.

Albert has been working tirelessly the past week or so on a new project for VR Playhouse, a virtual reality company. I heard little bits about it here and there but it wasn’t until it was featured on Wired Magazine’s homepage that I was able to see it. The video is the opening song to Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway. When you watch the video, click the arrows and play around with the 360 degree views. It’s pretty cool!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y_S5vDS7q8]

Check out the whole article on WIRED.

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(image from Solar Biology by Hiram E. Butler via here)

“aries – you are not a villain
because you couldn’t be their hero
remember that self-preservation
is not the same as cruelty
(do what you need to.)
taurus – you did not need to work so tirelessly
to ensure that people believed
you were worth the effort
they always did. you always were.
(be selfish.)
gemini – you are playing by rules
that nobody else knows
are you winning the game,
or are you the only one playing?
(this is not your defeat.)
cancer – refusal to confront them directly
does not make you a lesser warrior
pick up your pen
unleash upon them your paper monsters
(fight the good fight.)
leo – stop carving out new wounds
in an effort to forget old ones
stop hoping that every goodbye
is a “to be continued”
(lose their number.)
virgo – “everything happens for a reason”
is thought of as true
but it may also be
just another one of your excuses
(take responsibility.)
libra – you cannot shoulder
both a fear of being forgotten
and a fear that everyone remembers
what you did
(forgive yourself.)
scorpio – do not fear your own insignificance
instead take comfort in the fact
that the stars will not think less of you
if you can’t handle this alone
(stop. breathe.)
sagittarius – your kindness may look
like weakness
but you are not weak
you were never weak
(this is as it should be.)
capricorn – all the ugly things you never said
have gathered and lingered like blood under your fingernails
your world has no need of that ugliness now
clean your hands, it’s alright.
(it will never be like before.)
aquarius – perspective is everything
what to you seems like an air of mystery
may seem to everyone else a question
of whether you ever existed at all
(tell them everything.)
pisces – you will not find “happily ever after”
through living one chapter again and again
you’ve learned all you can from this
move forward
(you owe the past nothing.)”

via That Kind of Woman

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Photo by Helmut Newton, Vogue Paris, 1971

 

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FEELING so much more at ease this week.

ANTICIPATING a great Thanksgiving in Boulder.

COOKING a lot more than usual and really loving it.

 

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RESETTLING in Cleveland for the week before heading to Florida for Thanksgiving.

SETTING aside some time to refocus on all the odds and ends that get overlooked in all my moving around.

FEELING so loved after an incredible birthday last week!

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