Friday, August 20, 2010

Join the ReadyMade Community Cookbook (with a Side of Link Love!)

Photography by Marty Baldwin
Hello, thanks for being here and happy Friday! I have some exciting news to share with you today about a project that I'm working on at my day job with ReadyMade. If you're not familiar with the magazine it's about people who make things and the culture of making, with a hefty dose of projects for your home, garden, closet and kitchen. It's a pretty fun read, if I do say so myself, and it's filled with useful info.

All of that said, we're also heavily user generated and we rely on our community for a lot of our content. To celebrate both our community and the tradition of community cookbooks—those spiral bound booklets that womens groups across the country put together often to raise money for a good cause, like their church or community group—we're putting together our own community cookbook. We think this is a really fun way to gather our food community, share recipes all in one collection, and take the energy that we share online back into our own kitchens. We'll also be partnering with a food-related charity so that we can do a little good in the process.

So we need your recipes!

Is there something that you're known for? Something that's been passed down in your family and you can't have a party without? Something that you recently discovered you are stellar at making? Whichever the case, we'd love to have you submit one of your recipes and have the chance to be published in our cookbook.

Click here for all of the submission information and please feel free to share this project with your friends and family. The more people we can get involved, the better the book will be, so do join in, okay?

Now that we've gotten that taken care of here is a bit of Link Love for you.
1. There is a preview of Anna Maria Horner's new fabric line, Innocent Crush, up on her blog. Oh my, exciting stuff and I definitely need to figure out how to get myself the dress that is shown in the picture!
2. This wedding on Snippet & Ink seriously makes me want to find a barn that would be cool enough for a wedding reception in Iowa in July (not sure it's possible, but this is SO pretty!). I love the simplicity of the bride's hair—there are flyaways! they are lovely!—and the decorations in the barn.
3. Cherry Pomegranate Sorbet on Honey & Jam. Yum.
4. Young House Love's post on greener lawn care is providing a lot of fuel for thought on what to do with our enormous lawn that I for one think we do not need to be mowing (front yard, I understand, back yard...who cares!?)
5. This Built by Wendy dress made by Karyn at Make Something. Truth be told, I never did get around to making the dress I bought a pattern for this past spring...maybe this is a sign that I would be happier if I could be whipping up clothes for myself!

Okay, continue on with your day. And yay weekend!


  1. Hahaha, I never got around to making the dress either (remember, we were talking about it?)! I'm hoping to see Karyn's dress in person next Sunday when I see her at her fabric store for TMQG.

  2. Yippee! I just read the article last week. It'd be so fun to participate.