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  1. I pitched this title. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And now I’m staring at my laptop thinking, “Wait. Do I love myself?” Because I definitely don’t love everything about me. And I don’t walk around with some sort of effortless self-love flowing through my veins. So… WHO AM I TO WRITE THIS …

  2. Editors’ note: This post has been edited after publication. We review every post to ensure this place is a safe and inclusive space for all our readers and regret that we didn’t remove the polarizing language before publication. Thank you to the commenters who used their voice to speak up!  The majority of us want to …

  3. A year or two ago, I arrived for a first date at a quiet cocktail lounge to find that every table was taken. My date met me at the door, scanned the venue a few times, and finally turned to me. “Okay… I guess we can sit at the bar—as long we don’t sound like we’re …

  4. If anyone around here needs to get herself to the gym ASAP, it’s me. (It’s been months, people. RED ALERT.) To be honest, I’m actually planning to head back in January, but I feel like I want to be clear: It won’t be because of any New Year’s resolutions. I’ve just never been a New Year’s …

  5. I have a story this month that’s a little bit harder to get off my chest than my usual “What the actual frick am I doing in my relationship, ugh God I am a mess,” meltdowns. Those are surprisingly easy because I am very much at peace with the reality that I am, in fact, a mess. This …

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  7. I know. Your interest in whether someone else is an introvert or extrovert lies somewhere between you caring about the dream they had last night and who they drafted to their fantasy football league. Here’s the thing: you don’t pay all the “introvert”/“extrovert”/“ambivert”/“ohmygodhowmany’-verts’arethere” labels much mind until you’re in a relationship where the discrepancies between you and your partner’s two different …

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  9. From Could You Ever Live Without?, a poetry anthology by David Jones.  Paperback from Amazon here and a Kindle book here.

  10. To the sweaters and scarves and light coats, The full-bodied beers, chilly evenings, and campfires. To football, and The Home Team, The cider and pumpkins and crunchy fallen leaves. The 31 days before The Holidays creep in, and there’s still weekends left for just you and me. To the month of birthdays and planning and change, …

  11. Amidst what will most certainly go down as the craziest week in 2013 (a story for later, I promise), I’ve found myself longing to… BLOG. Here. On my own blog. “Um, duh!”, you say? But really, this longing to write is new to me. It feels weird; weird in a good way. For the longest time, …

  12. This week, I’m packing up my apartment of firsts. First time living alone. First big furniture purchase. First time leaving a job. First time I admitted to being truly lost. And while my divorce was being finalized at the very end of 2011, in this apartment, I said for the first time, “I need help”. When …

  13. This summer, my friend Collin Hughes stopped by to shoot some proper head shots and general apartment photos for an e-zine interview that ended up falling through. I loved the pictures, so I thought I’d post some of my favorites here. Because the e-zine focused specifically on design and music, we shot my “freelance studio” (that …

  14. I made a little cameo appearance in Lily & Violet’s lookbook this fall. Some of the pieces I wore were really cute, specifically this jacket. Thanks to the talented Canary Grey for making me feel comfortable in front of the camera and to Style Architects for making me look pretty. They’re so fun to work with.

  15. With all the new people, cities and projects going on, I’ve been SEEING a lot. Yet with all the craziness, I rarely remember to appreciate the view I’m so thankful for. Hope you are enjoying yours. photo by Kelly Rae Roberts

  16. While in San Fran for a work trip, the lovely Anne Sage and I got together for our first “in person” meeting. I’ve been cyber-stalking Anne for years and she is as funny, generous and creative in person as she is online. Anne asked me to be part of Nikole Herriot’s fantastic series, “for the love …

  17. Jetting off for a week of travel requires a new playlist. Hoping to find some time to play a bit in LA and Austin, then headed to Chicago for a friend’s engagement party. Action packed 7 days ahead! Spotify | 8tracks | Rdio 1. Doused, DIIV 2. Cannons, Youth Lagoon 3. On Tour, Kurt Vile 4. …

  18. I was so excited when one of my favorite retailers, Club Monaco, invited W&D to participate in their monthly Style Muse series. Their August line is all about mixing and matching basics with contrasting patterns, so each of us wore an outfit showing off how they could be combined. What I love most about this line …

  19. Hello W&Ders, I wanted to pop in and say hello before I jet off to Seattle for the weekend. It’s been a trying two weeks… I’ve been battling the flu and received some news that rocked my world pretty hard. While it’s not exactly a negative change in my life, it has altered my perspective of …

  20. We have an extra special In The Kitchen feature today! Wit & Delight is being featured on Glitter Guide TODAY, and as part of the feature, we made a really delicious breakfast to share with you and GG readers. It’s exciting to share a little glimps into my life & home, captured by my talented and …

  21. I am in complete denial we’ve entered the month of June. While I feel it impossible, the calendar and temperature tell me it’s true. Perhaps the denial stems from May being loaded with so many new experiences, challenges and risks, I’m still processing them. I’d love to share these experiences with you, but the truth is …

  22. One of my favorite retailers ASOS.com asked me to participate in a little style feature to kick-start summer. A few bloggers and myself picked out a dress and styled it in our own way. Check out all the looks here. You can also shop what we’re wearing, and enter to win some great prizes, like a …

  23. Came across this at just the right moment today. Thanks to Apt #34! via Ten and Three

  24. March was a busy one, filled with deadlines, a short trip south, and a few new acquisitions for the home & closet. I’m jumping right into April with an insanely busy week. The light at the end of the tunnel is remembering that I have a whole “Day of Beauty” scheduled at Juut this Saturday. I’ll …

  25. It was a good month, friends. There was time to start and complete new projects, reach beyond my comfort zone with work and relationships, and I even found some extra time to dedicate to meditation. It’s amazing what balance can do for the soul! Here’s to more of the same in March. I hope you enjoy …

  26. I’m currently updating the W+D abode. Here’s a mix of things I own and things I want to own: – Chaise – Lamp – Storage – Yellow Chair – Wayne Pate Print – Rug – Knit Poof – Wake Up Pillow Cases

  27. It was touch and go there for a moment, but friends, we made it to the weekend. Did you hear it’s February already? This has been a notoriously cruel month in the past, but with the warmer temps and lack of snow, I’m optimistic this year will be different. After all, there are new projects, trips …

  28. Happy Monday everyone. We woke up to some new snow this morning and everything is very quiet and still today. It really feels like a Sunday, if you ask me! Alas, I have a busy week ahead and I’m a little behind due to the death of my Grandpa Butler last week. It was nice to …

  29. Readers- It may be the time of the year, but I’ve been a little down in the dumps lately. I do my best to keep positive, but sometimes when a string of bad luck comes your way you can’t help but whine “Why me!?”. When I was in my (very) early twenties, my roommate and I …

  30. Ah, Friday is finally here. I need a couple beers and a good sleep after this week! But I’m particularly excited for this weekend because we are celebrating the birth of our friend Emily (HAPPY BDAY EM!) with a night out in the city. There will be dancing, drinks and a little leather dress I’m excited …

  31. Currently… Watching: Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and The Painter. It is currently streaming on PBS. The couple that never fails to inspire creative living. Listening: Turntable Kitchen :: The Best 7″ Vinyl Singles of 2011. Fantastic round up from one of my favorite blogs. Wear: Booties with boyfriend jeans. It’s actually been mild and …

  32. I’m an anxious person. There are many facets and faces to anxiety, but the most debilitating part of my anxiousness is feeling scared, overwhelmed and insecure when making decisions- both big and small. I’ve felt a lot of shame around this character trait, but recently I’ve come to accept anxiousness as part of who I am. …

  33. Holy cow, December is gonna be crazy. I’m sure you’re all just as busy as I am, so please, remember to take care of yourselves! Exercise, eat your greens, write in your journal, get some Zzz’s and tune the world out when you need to. Have a good one! Journal / Ear Plugs / Kale / …

  34. happy weekend, y’all. let’s clink to a lounge-around-in-your-jams kinda weekend. see you monday. image: laura l., via pink haze

  35. What’s on the docket this weekend? I’m making some pumpkin pie tartlettes, watching Page One: Inside The New York Times, finishing the Jobs memoir and moving on to Didion’s Blue Nights. I love how shorter days gives one an excuse to hibernate and curl up with a book. Until next week… Photo taken with Instagram

  36. I don’t know about you guys, but this week flew by in a flash. I enjoyed hearing from some new faces this week! It’s been really great to get to know more W+D readers. It makes this space a place I continue to love more as time passes. For those of you who want a little …

  37. Hard to believe October is wrapping up. I’m off to enjoy what is left of it. Happy weekend! K Images taken with my iPhone, using Cross Pross

  38. ah. the serenity that comes with having no obligations for two whole days. my plan is to enjoy the quiet. maybe i’ll indulge in a dogwood latte at the new urban bean location and finally finish this book. i’ve got the ingredients to cook some butternut squash risotto, and the weather is perfect for long runs …

  39. september has flown by at quite the clip, don’t you think? it’s been go-go-go since labor day, with weddings in St. Paul, MN and St. Augustine, FL (which was SO quaint), and i’m looking forward to fewer social engagements until the holiday season kicks in. i’ve got to power through a very busy work week before …

  40. … breakfast at tiffany’s is significantly more interesting when you notice it’s subtleties. (Holly is really a call girl?) … substituting lunch for a gigantic slice of french silk pie is a great idea only in theory. (hello, tummy ache!) … anthropologie listed wit + delight’s tumblr as one of their “must reads“. (beyond flattered!) … …

  41. sticky days and longer nights are upon us, and the heavy summer air seems to set a magical haze over minneapolis. what do you have planned for these glorious few months? taking a big trip? making fresh lemonade? tending to a garden? summer’s allure calls for a slower place and leisurely activities, that’s for sure. as …

  42. to cut or not to cut? that is the question i won’t be asking anymore! when i saw this picture of the gorgeous Rebekka and her long healthy locks, a little light bulb went off in my head. so i tried out this look today and it’s a really fun way to change up your current …

  43. hello, readers! i’m happy to be back blogging after realizing i needed some quality “me” time to manage all the balls i have flying in the air. I caught up on freelance work, started my summer running routine (read: early mornings to beat the heat), and got back in the kitchen. i’m still scrambling to catch …

  44. finally. the sun has been out for three days in a row (and counting)! i think we should throw a huge “welcome back” bash for the return of this nice weather. thanks for the pick-me-up, mother nature. image 1: trees along nicollete mall in full bloom image 2: take-out sushi by lake of the isles image …

  45. Hey there, readers! I had some computer issues today so I’m writing you all from an iPad. Pretty spiffy set up, really. Because it’s IT day here at work, we’re having a few afternoon cocktails to unwind after a busy week. A pretty nice way to spend a Friday. Last night I watched Troop Beverly Hills, …

  46. what a speedy week. i spent most of my time balancing work and fun. after racing to meet a deadline, i indulged in a slow-cooked meal, wine, and an entertaining book. after a fun night out with my sister, family friend, and a handful of cocktails, a long run around the lake was exactly what the …

  47. … to my favorite time of the week: friday happy hour! let’s all give each other a pat on the back for making it through the week. cheers to you and your weekend adventures… (i’ll take a vodka martini, straight up with blue cheese olives, please.) k red skirt from urban, wedges by alexander wang, tank …

  48. i really like these two images. mary oliver rocks. photo 1: via apt #34 via the daybook, quote designed by lizzie mghee, via ez pudew’s pintrest

  49. a glimpse into this week’s obsessions: + toro y moi. so chill (and so cute!) + roasted brussel sprouts caramelized in truffle butter, topped with a squeeze of lemon and chopped chives. + an object of beauty & entre nous. i’m completely devouring both… sources: photo one via toro y moi’s myspace gallery, photos two and …

  50. …it’s so true. via it’s mary ruffle.

  51. * some snapshots from this weekend. our cabin was so adorable! check out that fridge…

  52. hi there! remember me? i wish i had a better excuse for my extended break, but i really don’t. i decided to take some time away from blogging to reevaluate the reason why i do this. people often ask me that question and i realized i didn’t have a good answer anymore. it gets to be …

  53. posting will be very light around here for the next two weeks. i’ve got some loose ends to tie up, and taking a little blogging break at the end of the year seems healthy. in the meantime, i’m going to jump on the bandwagon and try doing this for the rest of 2010. see ya ’round! …

  54. my 2010 wish list for the home. i was all for clean lines, refurbished wood, gold accents, and mid-century inspired pieces. i’m hoping to acquire a few of these pieces next year! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | …

  55. happy hump day! i’m already thinking about the weekend. lazy saturdays spent with a good book are the best way to spend a day off, no?

  56. a strong sense of self-worth attracts one and the same. someone said this to me when i was young and foolishly restless, and i sort of dismissed them. it means more to me now, as “man” is easily replaced with any number of wants/needs you face in your life. via that kind of woman

  57. i must be one of the few people who loves DST in the fall. that extra hour is magical and the shorter days are a refreshing change. maybe i enjoyed yesterday so much because this weekend was lovely, for no particular reason really. some how i achieved the perfect mix of work, relaxation, and a little …

  58. i’ve never been totally comfortable or confident when it comes to interiors, particularly my own. i know what i like, but when it comes to actually putting the whole room together, i’m lost. i seem to focus only on the little details, which is why these images from the society inc resonate with me. but tying …

  59. can you believe it is the end of august already? say it ain’t so. i hope you are planning to make the most of these last hot and sticky summer nights. i have a weekend of r&r ahead of me, a date with the gym, a dress fitting, facial, a crafty diy project here and there. …

  60. finding a home for our new pieces of furniture… fresh flowers for only $4…. board games, wine, and cheese with friends…. the best homemade meatballs in marinara sauce you could imagine… (THANK YOU RYAN!) starting your friday with a lazy morning in bed…. it was a good week. happy friday everyone!

  61. i have some kick ass friends. i know i owe a number of people emails, but i had to say thanks to those of you who left me a note, email, comment, in response to my (both inevitable and typical) bridal breakdown. thank you for your honesty, transparency, and saying those things that are hard to …

  62. this weekend was about pursuing pleasures; rich coffee and salty butter on toast, rooftop cocktails with dear friends, biking the city, girl-talk with my sister. i also took a weekend letterpress class at the minnesota center for book arts. it was such a great experience, i’d recommend the class to anyone who has a love for …

  63. happy monday! how was your weekend? i had my wisdom teeth removed last friday, so my weekend was spent with a tub of ice cream, and many, many hours of netflix rentals (amélie, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, breakfast club, and a little demetri martin stand up, to name a few). i was little woozy …

  64. thank you for all of your kind comments last week. it seems that things got pretty hectic around here mid-week, and blogging had to be pushed to the back of my mind. suddenly, it was the weekend, and i was getting ready for two very close friends of mine to come visit. friday, saturday, and sunday …

  65. a few of the highlights from the last few days in san fran… …lunch at serpentine… …followed by some delicious blue bottle coffee… …dinner + a fellini film in the mission district at foreign cinema with great company. thanks to the lovely jen, chris, candace, and especially to graham + bonnie for a wonderful night! however, …

  66. hello from san francisco! i’m currently sprawled out on my hotel couch, catching up on email, tending to an unflattering sunburn, and enjoying a little glass of white wine. this state of relaxation feels amazing, considering the whole slew of things that came up unexpectedly last week. i’ll spare you the details but i can tell …

  67. wow. it’s only 12:30 here and today has already been a doozy! i’m signing off early to enjoy the long weekend. what are you up to this weekend? i’m looking forward to having some summery cocktails on the lake and doing a little bit of cooking! i’m feeling particularly inspired to get back in the kitchen, …

  68. i wish i could stay and chat with you all about your plans for the weekend, but i’m off to chicago for my bridal shower! instead i leave you with some links i’ve been enjoying this week. have a good one! + i love this amazing mid-century modern home via black eiffel + compare and contrast: …

  69. well friends, it is monday and i really wish i could just sleep through this whole day. on top of the usual monday funk, i am cleaning up the mess of having my purse stolen this weekend. i was dancing with my girlfriends at a bar and some jerk grabbed my clutch off the table. they …

  70. i’m signing off early to catch up on some last minute errands before i leave town for a dear friend’s wedding. it’s the first wedding of the season for me and i’m super excited to see these two get hitched. so i hand-picked a few pictures from one of my all-time favorite weddings.

  71. it has been so wonderful seeing some new faces around here this week! many of your blogs are new to me and i can’t wait to find a big chunk of time this weekend to devourer them all. i had big plans to compile a list of weekend links but i’ve been too busy slashing tasks …

  72. old fashioned and adorable. via black*eiffel from i can read

  73. I finally took the plunge! I’ve been looking for a new pair of glasses for months now. My modern Prada rims have served me well since 2004 but they were looking a little weathered and sad. These retro-esque Chanel glasses were after my heart for a good 3 months, but I couldn’t help but feel a …

  74. tonight, a man in his sixties, carrying many bags, dressed in medical scrubs, politely handed me a note card as he excited the train. it was scribbled with a message and he said “this is for you.” i didn’t look him in the eye. we had sat across from each other for about 20 minutes. maybe …