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Five Things Friday

Sneak peek of book cover shoot

The five little things that made my week…

1. A cover has been chosen for my cookbook! (Here’s a sneak peek at the cover shoot we did a few weeks ago… this was only one of a few different ideas we tried.)

Book manuscript

2. So happy to wrap up the first round of editing on the manuscript… 163 pages over 3 days! Whew.

Editing book images

3. A crazy mad marathon of sorting six months’ worth of book shoots over the long weekend (in between Fourth of July festivities… do you know how hard it is to get back to the grind after many a beer and margarita?!).

Southern California sunset

4. Reason #26,284 I love my neighborhood. A moment of serenity after those sleepless nights.

My amazing husband

5. This awesome guy (seen here on our recent backpack in the Eastern Sierra, floating in a 50°F alpine lake like it’s the tropics), my genius food photographer, for putting up with our intense deadlines and demands these last couple of months. We did it!

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »