Friday Links: tilapia, chalk, and nostalgia

Things have gotten quite busy for me this week – which is great news, but means I’ve been neglecting my blog! Hope to pick back up again next week. I was invited to a meal at a local caterer this week and though the food was delicious my favorite part was hearing about how green and sustainable they were. I don’t know why I was surprised, but I was. Below is a photo of where they keep tilapia in an aquarium and then use that protein-rich water (cause the fish secrete protein rich stuff…can you tell I’m super scientific?) to grow their food. Awesome.

Oh, and they have bee hives on their roof. Amazing (but no pictures, unfortunately).

Now onto some Friday links…

I’m not usually a very crafty person. Even the simplest of projects intimidates me. But this chalk spray paint (brought to my attention by the ever-so-cool oh happy day) is so rad and looks so easy that I just may have to try it sometime. How awesome is this not only for events (painting a welcome stencil or your party’s logo on your sidewalk ? hellooooo), but for simple at-home fun. I don’t have kids, but I imagine kids would go bananas for this. Heck, my Mom would go bananas for this. I’ll give you all an update when I give it an official whirl.

On a slightly more somber note, Bridal Guide wrote a great post about how to plan a wedding during difficult times. There are a ton of resources for bridal gowns, DIY projects, etiquette, and party favors (on and on and on and on)  - but in my opinion not enough for people dealing with tough times. So I was really glad to see this out there. Frankly, it’s a good read for anyone cause it brings a whole lot of perspective. With Thanksgiving around the corner, that’s never a bad thing.

Had to throw in one more super-random link – I just heard through the grapevine that Free To Be…You And Me is FORTY YEARS OLD. Can’t believe it. But it inspired me to revisit the album, which in turn made me smile like nobody's business. Here’s a little sampling, and an awesome article on the making-of. Go listen, read, get happy, and feel old. Oh, and if you have no idea what I'm talking about, read the article anyway and be sad that your parents weren't hippies.