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Friday Love 1.22.16

Jan 22, 2016 | ideas & inspiration | 3 comments

a little roundup of things that inspired me this week

The Bullet Journal. Dubbed “the analog system for the digital age,” it’s a customizable and forgiving organization system that can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary. Developed by designer Ryder Carroll, the Bullet Journal is all over Pinterest and the blogosphere. I can’t wait to give it a whirl. I particularly love this Bullet Journal spread created by blogger Boho Berry. Yay!

photo: Kara Benz, Boho Berry

photo: Kara Benz, Boho Berry


Anatomy of Gratitude–This On Being interview with 89-year-old Benedictine Monk Brother David Steindl-Rast. His quiet wisdom broadened and deepened my perspective a hundred ways. Like this commentary on the difference between gratitude, gratefulness and thanksgiving. (hint: “Thanksgiving” is when your cup of joy runs over.) And his observation that you can’t be grateful for every moment (war, disaster, pain) but you can be grateful in every moment. So much to consider. So much to love.


Corn Sticks! Thank you April Blake and The Good Life Blog for reminding me of this signature dish from the old Tapp’s Department Store and providing a link to the recipe the scaled-down recipe. (The original was for 448 corn sticks and it was made three times a day!) I own a corn stick cast iron pan (that I never use) but I shall make some this snowy* weekend. Fun!


Tapp’s Original Corn Sticks (adapted)
Makes about 72 corn sticks

2 cups plain cornmeal
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening

-Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with cornmeal and sugar.
-Combine milk, eggs and shortening and then mix into dry ingredients.
-Bake in well-greased corn stick mold at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Sending wishes for a very happy weekend filled with things you love! XXOO

*wishful thinking


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  1. Cheryl

    I love my bullet journal, Cathy! I became a convert last year. I hope you find it as helpful as I have to help maintain FOCUS — my word for 2016.


  2. Courtney

    I have been watching bullet tutorials & reading bullet blogs for at least a year and haven’t been brave enough to try! Would love to hear how it goes for you! 🙂

  3. Cindy Enfinger

    TAPP’S!! YAY! Flooded with such great childhood memories of lunch at Tapp’s! This makes me so happy. Now I just need their vegetable soup recipe to go with it!


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