October 7. One week from the month, gone. Suddenly, those Thanksgiving decorations gracing all the local stores don’t seem so ridiculous. Christmas ones? Still not okay.

What are your plans for the next few days? This weekend, it’s Fleet Week in San Francisco, which means the Blue Angels are in town performing their air show over the city on both Saturday and Sunday. After a rainy week, I’m looking forward to attending a house party (taking place on a roof, natch) and enjoying some forecasted sunshine. Then, next week, a few exciting things are in the works in la vida de vmac… 1) a meet up with a fellow blogger (you’ll have to stay tuned to see who) and 2) it’s my last week of work before a week long road trip Joe and I have planned! Will share more about both very soon.

Until then, links:

+ I immediately pinned these Save the Dates shared by Tamra from Walks with Bella. Are these not the most ingenious things you’ve ever seen?
+ Some may-jah, may-jah shoe envy happening in this post from Luella & June. Which pair would you want to take home? I vote for the kelly green sandals or the crazy strappy ones in the third pic!
+ As of tonight, I’ll be easing back into ‘normal’ foods. While I don’t think I can take down a bowl of pasta anytime soon, this recipe for orechiette carbonara gave me pause…
+ John from J.Crew shared photos from his travels to the south of France. John and I are BFF, obvi.
+ Vegetarians, this one is NOT for you. I loved learning more about the artisanal butchers at Victor Churchill in Sydney, Australia
+ Melissa posted on Enigma Surfaces for the home. Aren’t these beautiful? And so much you could do with them!
+ This video of Tank the dog being caught in the act cracked me up. It’s funny, I grew up with cats, and still love them, but I’m definitely a fan of dogs now too! They’re just so cute.
+ Finally, I loved this graphic shared by Sarah. It’s a brief essay written by an 85 year old women, discussing what she’d do if she could live life over again. Something to remember for sure. Let loose. In the end, it’ll all be okay.

P.S. — Today’s the. last. day you can enter to win the print of your choosing from the I Am Project shop. Go here to enter. It’s easy!

{Image Credits: Note to Self Tumblr}

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  1. 10.7.11
    LR said:

    Oh my word, the orechiette carbonara?! Yes, please!! Looks delicious! Enjoy your first real meal! XO

  2. 10.7.11

    OMG, just watched the youtube video about Tank, the dog. SOOOOO Funny! My husband and I both laughing hysterically. Love it. Thanks for helping us start our morning on a funny note. Have a great weekend.

  3. 10.7.11
    rooth said:

    Have an awesome weekend!

  4. 10.7.11
    Aubrey said:

    I think I need to watch the dog video, I can always use a good laugh! (c: I’m so curious to know who you are meeting up with, you big tease! Have a blast this weekend and see you monday!

  5. 10.7.11

    Aw, Tank’s face. It’s like you can’t even be mad at him. One time I came home and Nora managed to physically get into my panties. Swear. They were around her waist!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. 10.7.11

    Awww Tank!!! That is so Bella, I feel so bad for him. He couldn’t get rid of the evidence. Thanks for the laughs!

  7. 10.7.11

    I can’t believe Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching so quickly! And I loved those Save the Dates Tamra shared. Off to click more of your links- thanks for sharing :) Happy Friday xo

  8. 10.7.11

    Ooooh now I want to know who the meet-up is with!! And where are you going for your road trip? Too many questions left unanswered before the weekend. ;o)

  9. 10.7.11

    Those save the dates were amazing. If only I hadn’t ordered mine already!! Have a great weekend dear (and enjoy eating some real yummy food!!)

  10. 10.8.11
    Jaclyn said:

    Great list of links, I love finding new blogs so I’ll definitely check these out. Have a great weekend!

  11. 10.8.11

    glad I found your blog from another. I love it, it is so well done!