Those harmonies get us every time.
NEW FEATURE: CITY VIGNETTES!
If you live in Massachusetts (or pretty much anywhere in the US, lately), you know that’s it’s been a super snowy winter. We’ve also had some bitter cold and some shockingly warm days. Add it all up, and you get lots of ice and frost heaves that leave the sidewalks uneven, making navigating the sidewalks a little bit scary. Somebody I know fell on Tuesday, after catching her toe on some uneven sidewalk. The fall sounds horrible. She hit her face and her knee, and I know it must have been both scary and terribly embarrassing. Today I wrote her a little get well note, because I wanted her to know I was thinking of her.
AN EVERYTHING LITTLE MISS GUIDE TO WRITING NOTES: GET WELL SOON
The point of a get well / feel better note is, essentially, to let the person know that you’re thinking of them and wishing them a speedy recovery. So, you should make sure to say that in your note! I think the most important thing about writing a note is sincerity, and the quality of your words matters much more than the quantity. I can’t remember exactly what I wrote today, but it was something along the lines of:
Oh no! I heard about your fall.
It was short and sweet, but it let her know that I’m thinking of her. I tend to be brief in all of the notes I write. But I know many people who naturally have a lot to say, and that’s great too! It’s the thought that counts, and when when somebody’s at less than 100%, thoughts mean so much.
Can you imagine how much better you’d feel if you received a get well card when you weren’t feeling well?
Download the PDF and print these with your own printer. They’ll fit on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, and if you use cover stock they’ll be sturdier. Cut carefully, and write a sweet notes on the backs.
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Wishing you much love & a happy Valentine’s Day!
P.S. It’s not to late to buy Valentines if you live in New England! Hurry, hurry, and we can get them in the mail to you right away. Check out the VALENTINES section of our shop right now. ♥ Most of the cards in this section also work really well for anniversaries and just plain old telling somebody that you love them. So non-New Englanders should check it out, too! xo
Now that the weather’s cooling down, I’ve been having lots of fun in the kitchen. Lately, I’ve been making these muffins that I found over on 100 Days of Real Food. The recipe gives you a great base, and then it lets you decide which fruits, nuts, or berries you want to use to fill them. That’s why I like it – it’s FUN! If you don’t like to make things up as you go while you’re baking, have no fear: Lisa has lots of yummy-sounding suggestions.
For my first batch, I used a combination of nectarines, bananas, and pecans. I liked it, but my husband wasn’t a huge fan of the texture. So for the next go, I used chopped pecans blueberries and banana, mushed. We’re all loving these (so is my 8 1/2 month old!). We keep them in the freezer and then toss a frozen muffin into our lunchboxes to defrost in time for an afternoon snack.
Oh, did I mention that they’re super quick and easy to make? They’re small (unlike those behemoths you see at the grocery store that are actually cupcakes masquerading as muffins), and they’re not too sweet. Yum.