Yay for my birthday week! I think that instead of just birth-days, we should totally all have birth-weeks. Who’s with me??!
In case you were wondering, birthweeks pretty much mean you have the total right to eat chocolate cake for dinner, drink champagne at lunch and wear ridiculously high shoes to the grocery store. And the best part is…no one can say anything! Cause it’s your birthweek!
Here’s what I’m really loving now:
1. Super sweet fresh cherries!
I bought a huge bag from the farmer’s market and ate them all within 24 hours. If I was thinking straight, I totally would have saved some to make this breakfast cake with. Cake for breakfast? Heck yes! It’s your birthweek.
2. J Brand skinny jeans
I’m not going to beat around the bush here. I totally bought these a couple weeks ago after seeing how cute they looked on Reese Witherspoon in the latest issue of People Style Watch. I don’t know what that says about me but I do know these jeans have become like second skin. I practically wear them every day and nothing compares to the cuteness and comfort level. They were worth every darn penny.
Possible birthday outfit when paired with sparkly shoes? Perhaps.
Duh. You probably figured that out last week when I posted two quinoa recipes in a row. Can’t decide which one to make? Go with this. For sure.
4. Aveda Dry Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner
I love, love, love this line and it’s done wonders for my overprocessed dry hair. Definitely one of those “can’t live without” beauty items.
I’ve been buying a bag of them every week from Trader Joe’s and have been going crazy making guacamole, slicing them up and throwing them in wraps and making this delectable creation, which is totally my new favorite chocolate dessert. Since Adam and I started eating less meat, our avocado intake has tripled. The only reason I can think of is that we now cover all our dinners in creamy guac to make up for the lack of steak. And it totally works.
Anyone have a good avocado recipe? I’d love to hear it!
6. Portland, Oregon
Ummmm at the risk of sounding like a total freak, can I just say that lately I’ve had an unnatural obsession with Portland? No, I’ve never actually been to Portland but it just sounds so cool and is the home of both Mama Pea and Barre3. Luckily, Adam is also randomly obsessed with Portland and says we can plan a trip sometime this summer. Wahoo!! (freak alert)
7. Sweet retro finds!
I know I already told y’all about my sweet $4 mixer, but I can’t help but feature it again. It’s just so pretty and makes me feel like a 1960’s kitchen goddess. Like I was saying earlier, I find most my photography props at thrift stores for under ten dollars!
8. Coffee Pancakes from A Cozy Kitchen
I will marry the person who makes me these pancakes.
I was worried this book wouldn’t be as good as Shanghai Girls, but it’s just as good if not better! I seriously can’t put it down and reading it gives me a strong craving for pork dumplings…that’s normal, right?
10. Noodle bowls.