Sundays are for Sharing: Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing, Autumn Mason Jar Wine Glass Decor, and Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats Recipe (and More!)
The last time I put up a Sundays are for Sharing post, it was all about Halloween with a few autumn decor tips thrown in there. While I absolutely love Halloween, it’s nice to read about things that don’t have to do with the holiday for the first time in weeks.
If you’re wondering what Sundays are for Sharing is all about, you can read my introduction to Sundays are for Sharing, but here is the condensed version: as a blogger, supporting other bloggers and the great work that they are producing is one of the most important things you can do. So, I want to support you and what you are doing, and this is my way of doing just that. This space is for me to share some of my favorite blog posts of the week and invite you to do the same!
- If you’re a writer, you probably have a set of rituals you try not to deviate from once you’ve found what works to help you produce your best writing. Everyone is different, but heeding the advice of immensely talented and successful writers can be an inspiration. The Guardian recently asked some of today’s most celebrated authors to share some of their own writing rituals. One of my own personal favorite writers, Margaret Atwood, shared her wisdom with other writers with 10 rules of writing, including this brilliant gem: “Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but essentially you’re on your own. Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don’t whine.” [Brain Pickings]
- If your table, mantle, or fireplace could use a healthy dose of charm for Thanksgiving, check out these mason jar wine glasses filled with layers of colored beans and popcorn kernels. Beautiful! [Clever Housewife]
- In case the beginning of fall and Halloween hasn’t made you completely sick and tired of pumpkin-flavored everything, remember, we still have Thanksgiving to look forward to! You really can add pumpkin to pretty much any treat you enjoy and feel all those warm, fuzzy fall-like feelings. These vegan pumpkin rice crispy treats just prove that point even further. [MidwestVeg]
- November is a month of challenges–NaNoWriMo, NaBloPoMo, and now, the Thanksgiving Challenge over at The Appreciation Engine. Everyday in the month of November, people everywhere are creating recorded messages noting what they are grateful/thankful for or appreciative of that day. Why? Because millions of studies have shown that practicing gratitude has major health and happiness benefits. Appreciation is a beautiful thing, and so is happiness. [The Appreciation Engine]
- Inspired by The Hunger Games, and the absolute perfect nail color for fall, is Dollish Polish’s May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor. Love it! [Polishy of Truth]
- Latest to jump on the monthly subscription service bandwagon is the mega-popular website-turned-brand POPSUGAR. POPSUGAR Must Have includes hand-selected, full-size products in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food, and delivers them straight to your door for $35 a month. I’ve heard of POPSUGAR Must Have and was intrigued, but hesitated because of the $35 monthly price tag. However, after seeing what was included in the Must Have October box, I have to say, POPSUGAR looks like a winner among monthly subscription services. [Beauty Flawed]
- From animal prints to embellished shoes, this year’s fall fashion trends are just a little hard and rough around the edges while still being fun and ultra feminine. [Your Go-to-Gal]
- Persimmons! If you have some persimmons sitting around that you just don’t know what to do with, make your own puree and use it in this Persimmon Sip cocktail. [Mighty Girl]
- Love decorating for autumn and the holiday season? Home Depot’s Fall Style Guide and Style Guide app helps you find the latest home improvement projects, design ideas, decor trends, budget-friendly updates, and more. [Mom Spark]
Now that I have shared some of my favorite stories from the past week, I would love for you to do the same. Feel free to post links to whatever you’ve been writing (yes, this is a shameless self-promotion friendly space!), reading, and raving about this week in the comments.
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