Friday Finds #195 – can you believe it?
We are fast approaching 200 weeks of finds for you, my dear teachers. It’s kind of funny because when I first launched this website, I was desperate to get content up quickly before I left for MTNA 2016, San Antonio.
Several websites out there I followed did weekly posts like this I loved so I thought – why not! Although this series started on somewhat of a whim without much thought, it’s withstood the test of time.
When we hit #100, I did a big “best of” post with the top 100 items from the previous 100 posts but that was way too much work so I started doing best-of review posts more frequently (which always includes a giveaway 🙂 )
Here’s a sneak-peek of what will be up for grabs in post #200:
-It’s a foodie thing.
-It’s worth about $75
Stay tuned to find out!
Who needs another Zoom call? Why sending letters might help your loved ones. (The Washington Post)
Can I give you an organizational tip? Pick one day of the week that you send a card/letter. Make your goal just one. For years I wanted to do better at sending cards. It wasn’t until I put it on my calendar as part of my Monday tasks that it became a habit.
Not only that, but keeping a stash of blank cards or general cards like sympathy, recovery, etc. means I can easily just grab one and not have to put it on my shopping list.
Every Monday, I send one card. It could be a card for quick recovery from someone at church, it could be words of encouragement and thanks to someone in your life who has blessed you, it could be a long-lost friend who isn’t on Facebook.
Do it. You won’t regret it.
A Solo Festival with an Online Judge (Lauren Lewandowski)
The Greatest Blessings in Life Are Often the Most Forgotten (Becoming Minimalist)
Ham, Gruyere, and Apple Panini (Giada de Laurentiis)
Face it, it’s only a “fall-time recipe” because it has an apple in it – ha! 🙂
I prefer it without the thyme.
Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes, and Thyme
A simple but absolutely delicious and warm comfort food recipe!
Taco Soup (Simply Rebekah)
My husband loved this particular taco soup. It’s very tomato-based. Let it simmer for several hours and it will continue to thicken.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (The Kitchn)
This uses browned butter. I skipped the step where they say to cool it but it made my batter too warm and the chocolate chips started to melt when I mixed them in. It’s a delicious cookie – just don’t skip the butter cool-down.
We’re out of picnic season in this part of the world, but this is a fun post:
How Do People Picnic Around the Globe? (Smithsonian Magazine)
Adapting Online Group Lessons for Special Learners
(The Unfinished Lesson)
Take a listen to Paula Dreyer’s new solo album: Central Star.
Check out the Cookin’ Piano Teachers Facebook group
This podcast episode brightened my morning bigtime this week.
Ep3: Cheers to Seasons, Beyond Measure Podcast (Christina Whitlock)