Quick quotes, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

It’s time to throw yourself a party! A big spectacular party with a theme, and decor, and a nice meal, and a good bottle of wine. If you 4th of July barbecued this week, that kind of counts. But my guess is if you worked on Thursday, that Wednesday started to feel like a letdown! Now it’s the weekend, and weekends should be for bonfires, and patio sitting, dinner parties, and sleeping in. Throw yourself a party because it’s July, in the middle of summer, and there’s no better time than the present.

This weekend, my amazing group of friends is celebrating our annual Christmas in July party. It’s an epic, two-day celebration featuring a holiday dinner, tree trimming, a gift exchange, sleepover, “Christmas morning” brunch, and holiday movies. (Ok, holiday movies is loosely defined here. I think last year we watched Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special.) Last year, our friends got engaged at Christmas in July, and though their future children will be very confused by the pictures someday, it forever solidified Christmas in July as our mid-summer celebration de jour.

So plan yourself a celebration! You deserve it for no other reason than you’re making it through another year.

And speaking of making it through, yesterday’s post on failing spectacularly was one of the most read posts on ink. thus far. Thank you! I hope that it inspired you to look at your own goals and choose to see them through, fearless and regardless of the outcome. Let’s stay in that theme as we head into this weekend. Here are some quick quotes to carry with you as you celebrate, dream, chase, work, play, and live! Here’s hoping you choose to live a little INKspired.

“Don't forget to drink water and get some sun because you're basically just a houseplant with more complicated emotions”

You don't fear change.You fear the unknown.

Light on fire

Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

Friday kudos to…

My sister who joined the gINKgo project this week and placed her first notes stretching the gINKgo project to southeastern Wisconsin.

My Kansas BFF who came back to Minnesota for her dad’s retirement party, but carved out a few hours for lunch and brought a belated anniversary present, one of my all time favorite bottles of red wine. It’s currently featured as a “Wine List Extra” on ‘The Wine List’ page.

This week’s new followers. There were a bunch of your this week, and I’m glad you’re here. ink.’s stats for its first month of existence were pretty good, and July is off to a great start because of the people who keep growing, sharing, and participating in this little community! Please feel free to continue to like, comment, and share the things you love. It help me know what to give you more of!

Wine for your weekend

7 Moons Red Blend – California
7-moons-red-blend7 Moons blends Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Malbec, and Grenache, into a smooth, easy to drink table wine that’s fruity with a lingering finish. The best flavor notes of each grape variety come through on the palette with hints of cherry, vanilla, strawberry jam, and milk chocolate. Given its blended nature, this wine is extremely versatile, and pairs well with a wide range of foods. (The back of the bottle even suggests it works well with Chinese Takeout). Fun fact, save your cork! Each one features a different stage of the moon, and there are seven different images that comprise the whole “set.”




Published by Kate

A former Wisconsinite, Kate now resides in southeast Minnesota with her husband where she teaches high school English and theater. She recently completed her master's degree in learning design and technology, and continues to study and advocate for arts integration in the classroom. A recipient of the RISE America grant for high school theater, Kate is working to innovate and expand theater opportunities for the students at PIHS. An avid distance runner, concert pianist, and want-to-be wine aficionado, Kate's blog "ink." is a passion project, embodying all the best parts of life: friends, food, wine, thoughtful conversation, style, and sass!

One thought on “Quick quotes, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

  1. I made Friday kudos!! Woot woot!!! Ordered my own ginkgo stamp this week so I can make more cards. It will spread to Venice, CA this week as well.


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