Today I Love: Laura George Holding Hands Print

I've hadn't thought about this until today. You'd have 6 more hands to hold if you became an octopus.

Hands, tentacles, same difference (except for those creepy suction cups).

Holding Hands Print, Laura George on Etsy, $20.

Oh, and I love a bunch of Laura's other prints, too. I kinda want to go to Chicago to meet Laura George and make her my new best friend.

Here goes:

We are Intellectuals, Laura George on Etsy, $20.

It's Hard to Be a Person, Laura George on Etsy, $15.

Hungry Hairbeast Friends, Laura George on Etsy, $20.

Skyfall, Laura George on Etsy, $20.

Things I'm Thankful For, Laura George on Etsy, $20.

Check out all of Laura George's illustrations on her Etsy store and blog.

SXSWi 2011 Sketchnotes - So I Started a Food Blog

via kathyphantastic on flickr.com

Panel: So I Started a Food Blog

Presenter: Molly Wizenberg of Orangette 
Moderator: Emily Farris of Casserole Crazy

Orangette always makes me smile. Orangette was the first food blog I started following years ago. This Monday, I had the opportunity to see her speak at SXSWi.

Molly is not only a blogger, but also a freelance food writer, author of A Homemade Life, and owner of Delancey restaurant in Seattle. The lessons from Molly's talk contrasted with TECHmunch, a food blogger conference which I also attended for work and life. More on TECHmunch in a later post...

Molly focused on why we blog and the story behind the food. I hope my notes help you understand the feel of her talk.

Just in case you're wondering, here's my favorite recipe from Orangette's blog: Chickpea Salad with and Lemon Parmesan. It's super simple, just make sure you buy the best ingredients.

Today I Love: Tote Bag Book

I love canvas tote bags, but maybe not as much as this guy.

Jitesh Patel loves tote bags so much, he made this book rightfully named Tote Bag Book.

Tote Bag Book by Jitesh Patel designed by Jai Studio, Jitesh Patel, £19,99. Hey, when you get a second can you convert that for me?