I'm over here with my steno pad and fine tip Sharpie out like a mad-woman. I've got new ideas flowing out like light beams, and I'm chalking it up to the fact that I'm wrapping up my biggest project of the year, Preach to Yourself. What's your week been like? It's certainly been bonkers in US politics. Are you registered to vote on November 6th?
// This factoid is bonkers and explains a lot about why it's so hard to make friends as a busy adult. "On average, it takes about 50 hours of time with someone before you consider them a casual friend, 90 hours before you feel comfortable upgrading them to just “friend,” and around 200 hours of quality time before you’d consider the two of you to be close." The Cut
// Once upon a time people sent their kids through the United States Postal Service. 😳 "Postage was cheaper than a train ticket." The Smithsonian
// This week on Instagram, I asked people to tell me 3 books that shaped them. These are mind: Gift From the Sea, The Green Letters, and Simplicity Parenting
// One of these, please. Lavender Blackberry Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream
These are my top picks: