Wow, gorgeous story of Ian & Larissa and the beauty of marriage from John Piper's Desiring God blog -- this reminds me of us (in a small way).  I SOBBED outloud.  This picture of love and commitment moves me deeply, perhaps because I've tasted that and seen how sweet it is.

 

Easy way to class up your IKEA furniture--Pretty Pegs

 

A poignant reflection on packing up grandpa's house

 

A beautiful photo essay (with recipes) of a casual summertime lunch at John Derian's Cape Cod home

 

Sweet online store with lots of festive little banners--all $10

 

The simplest way to make a delicious roast chicken

 

Inspirations for casual/real/beautiful family photo shoots via The Glow

 

A funny and thoughtful Mother's Day sermon at Willow Creek Church by Shauna Niequist

 

Nice summer lipstick trick

 

Insightful blog entry on how NOT to miss a childhood (key thought -- make it "hands free")

 

Perfect Memorial Day dessert

 

Not to forget why we are able to celebrate this glorious holiday weekend...Memorial Day Tribute