Good Reads – Happy Birthday Doug!

Doug’s birthday is today, and it’s a significant one that ends in a zero. We’re celebrating by spending the day in Fort Worth where we used to go out on dates before we got married.

No matter what year it is, I always think of him as 35. (Even when he was 33.)

Good reads for your holiday weekend:

Quest for the Perfect Chocolate Chip cookie — Did you know that for the best cookies, refrigerate the dough for 36 hours before baking? Food science at its best. (via Tartlette)

Honey Harvest — Like Mother, Like Daughter

Why Every Mom Needs A Bouncer (Or How To Know When To Say No) — Inspired to Action

When Homemaking Gets In The Way of Mothering — Passionate Homemaking

3 Ways that Spending Time Actually Makes Time –WellGrounded Life
Lisa Byrne writes about balance and wellness at WellGrounded Life, and I follow her blog regularly. (I even chatted with her when I was getting over my caffeine and soda addiction.) She developed a brand new online course called Designed for Wellness, and you can find more resources on her blog.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
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  1. Ha, today is my husband’s birthday, as well. Happy Birthday, Dave and Doug.


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  2. Happy Birthday – You have such a beautiful family!!! Have a fun weekend together!!!

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  3. happy birthday Doug!

  4. Happy birthday Doug! You don’t look a day over 35 (just ask Rachel).

  5. Happy Birthday to Doug!!! :) Have a great “35th” birthday! :)

  6. Karen (Scotland) says:

    Hope you both have a lovely day!

    Lol at you continually thinking he is 35. I kept thinking I was 32, even when I had just turned 30. The number was relevant to me as it is the youngest I can remember my mum being and that’s the only reason I can think of for the number sticking in my head!

    Wierd how the mind works sometimes.

  7. Happy birthday Doug!! I hope you both have a great time.

    Rachel, you are so kind to include me in your list today.

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  8. Thank you, Rachel for sharing my program and link– and a VERY happy birthday to Doug! Enjoy the day!

  9. Old Doug in BC says:

    Hey Doug from OLD Doug…circa 1926. SOOOO, does that meant that you were born 1970? Come Jan 4 I hit 85, and Jan 6 Marie will be 81. WE is OLD! But still in love, and have been since we first met 1947, then married 1949.
    Enjoy your day, both of you!
    Cheers, Doug and Marie in Beautiful British Columbia Canada

  10. Vermontmommy says:

    Happy birthday. A three day weekend to celebrate! How grand.

  11. Happy Birthday Doug!

    And Rachel, I am so honored that you would share what I wrote at Passionate Homemaking. Thank you so very much!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    ~ Vina

  12. Happy birthday to Doug… many blessings to you all.
    And thanks for the links – always enjoy checking out good sites! :)

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  13. Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday to Doug :-)

  14. Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! I always enjoy reading your blog. You have a beautiful family.

  15. Happy birthday Doug! And thanks for the links! Enjoy the long weekend!

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  16. Happy birthday Doug! The man who is forever 35 to his beloved wife. I am forever 29 in my husband’s eyes even though I am almost 2/3 over that age now. Have a great weekend!

  17. Kaycee Fisher says:

    Wow! Your husband is 50 ?!!!?

  18. Love the info about the cookie dough, but I’ve never known cookie dough to not be eaten if it’s sitting in the fridge.

    • Me too, and I wonder how many people will actually plan 36 hours in advance before the desire to make cookies!