Friday Favorites (21)

Hello from the Twin Cities! I hope it's warm where you are, because it certainly is not warm here. I left beautiful, sunny Virginia (pictured below, obviously) in flip flops yesterday for snowy Minnesota--luckily I packed some real shoes! I'll take a little bit of snow, though, to spend a long weekend with Rob.

Here are some links to get you through this Friday (there are a lot this time!):

Food and Drink
My friend Jonny opened a coffee shop in Charlottesville! (He used to make me those pistachio milk lattes I'd go on and on about.) Read about the new shop here and like them on Facebook.
This post was both informative and hilarious.
Game of Thrones-inspired cocktails: parts onetwo, and three.

I don't know if I agree with every word this writer said, but the notion that "long distance relationships mean always getting to say hello" is a nice one.
Beautiful thoughts on why a literature Ph.D. is not a waste of time.
How Not to Say the Wrong Thing. This makes so much sense.

Cute Things
This little animal family warmed my heart.
I need this dress for everything.
This bathing suit is gorgeous.

Religion and Faith
Study shows that belief in an angry god is related to poor mental health...I'm looking at you, Westboro Baptist Church.
Please read and sign this petition.
I love these words by Donald Miller. (Thanks, Meg, for reminding me of them.)

Beautiful words from Thought CatalogThe Marathon

Blog Friends
Anna's new job sounds so fun.
Sandra is hosting a fun giveaway this week!
Robyn is right, it is important to think of the beautiful things in life.

And finally,
(I just about squealed when I learned that he has a new collection of essays coming out this month. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!) 


Wishing you a happy weekend!