Weekend Links / / Crowns, Dunhams, and Gilmore Girls


Nashville has been wet and rainy for the last week and a half. And while the clouds have given me a nice excuse to curl up and read a good book (finally finished Julie & Julia, now on to Lena), we’ve been craving exploration. Any time I’m cooped up in a space for too long, I start to feel a little claustrophobic. Finally it looks like the weather is going to clear up in the next few days!

In our apartment, pictures are slowly being hung and drawers organized. Our place has begun to feel more like home.

Cooking has become more regular, thanks to Blue Apron. Also baking, thanks to Pinterest. I made apple bread the other day, but I sort of wish I had just made apple pie.


Onto the links!

/ / Kate reviews Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.

/ / Niamh’s tutorial for paper honeycomb crowns. These would be great for kids (or adult!) birthday parties or perhaps a Christmas party.

/ / We had been warned about the lack of a pizza scene in Nashville. Coming from Chicago, where good pizza is literally at every corner, I knew that would be hard to get used too. Ashley recently visited a pizza place in town that promises to be in the style of Chicago deep dish. I’ll ditch being dairy-free for a night and let you all know if it lives up.

/ / Tj always has the best braided hair tutorials. My hair is growing out and I can’t wait till my layers are a bit easier to work with to try this style.

/ / Netflix revealing Gilmore Girls would be available for streaming didn’t really phase me as I already owned all seven seasons on DVD. Prior to Twitter and the social media storm, it was hard knowing if your beloved show was in fact beloved. I was that 14 year old girl on fan forum websites discussing favorite “shippings”, looking up Nielsen ratings, and hitting record on the VCR each week. I knew a couple people (besides my family who became hooked) who watched Gilmore Girls since the beginning, but over the years I’ve also loaned my copies to new fans.

My heart, while a little shocked, has been so happy to see the outpouring of love thrown on Gilmore Girls.

A few Gilmore articles to note: the New York Times op-ed discusses GG obsession. Hep Alien had a reunion. Wired breaks down how to watch all seven season. How GG deals with money and love.

/ / What articles and blog posts have you been reading?

/ / Want to leave a reply?

/ / Linking with Meagan.

18 thoughts on “Weekend Links / / Crowns, Dunhams, and Gilmore Girls”

  1. I’d never heard of Blue Apron but I have to say that sounds awesome. I’m going to have to try it! I hope when we go get pizza that you’re not disappointed 🙂

  2. I have never watched Gilmore Girls…!!! Shocking, I know. We didn’t have cable when I was growing up so I missed a whole lot of pop culture ha. I hope that the pizza doesn’t disappoint…!!!
    Enjoy your weekend exploring 🙂

  3. Thanks for linking up and sharing your faves! Most of them are new to me 🙂 Also, I’ve never seen Gilmore Girls but can’t wait to start it on Netflix!

  4. My husband went to Chicago this summer and he was saying how unbelievable the pizza was. So amazing….a great compliment from him since we live in NY and we LOVE the pizza here!

    1. NY does have great pizza. Obviously deep dish is its own thing, but we generally eat a thin crust pizza cut in little squares. NY’s thin crust is more bendable.

      It’s all good though!

  5. How do you like Lena’s book so far? It’s next on my list! My boyfriend and I just made a weekend of Blue Apron meals, we loved it. Your meal looks picture perfect.

    1. Thank you! The instructions are so easy to replicate. I like the book. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite of the comedian musing/memoirs, but Lena’s writing is really easy to get into.

      There is a sadness to the stories and you kind of just want to give Lena a hug! Have you read Kelly Oxfords book, Every thing is perfect when you’re a liar? It’s in the same genre and one of my favorite books.

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