Okay, good. We’re all here.
Sorry—I know it’s only June 1st and all but I couldn’t wait another day to share my favorites list for this month. I just love this month! Why? Because it’s my birthday month! You have to love your birthday month. You want to know what else I love? Those “adult” milkshakes and double chocolate madeleines in the above photo. I snapped that photo during one of our dinner dates a couple weeks ago and sometimes, just find myself staring at it and drooling during the day. No big deal.
Thanks for letting me write these “favorites” posts for y’all. I really enjoy sharing what I’m loving now!
First up are these measuring spoons!!!!! Oh.my.word. I adore these spoons. I mean, how could you not?! Another thing I like to stare at during the day. It’s the simple things in life, people.
And, speaking of simple things, can I let you in on a little dirty secret? I buy these pad thai frozen meals in bulk and enjoy one a week (okay, fine, some weeks I eat two). I discovered these in college and never grew out of them….they really are the best frozen dinner I’ve ever tried. And, I’m going to be super lame for a second and tell you that my idea of a perfect evening involves taking a yoga class then coming back, pouring a glass of wine and heating one of these bad boys up. Then reading and going to bed. I am 87. So what?
This sweet little bag in this sweet little pear print!!!!!! My new friend, Gussy, aka Maggie, makes them. She pretty much rocks the house and is one of my fellow community leaders for Influence. Basically, she does everything I dream about doing but don’t dare to try since, let’s be honest, I don’t have a single crafty bone in my body. One day I’ll sew a pillow! One day! (yeah right)
This goes without saying, and is certainly not a new thing, but I really love stripes. Oh, do I ever love stripes! In my ideal world, my kitchen would have black and white striped wallpaper, my couch would be striped and I would be wearing a little striped top while I cream some butter and sugar together.
I wore this outfit the other day…unfortunately I sort of failed at my attempt at fashion blogging last summer (it’s hard when you don’t have someone to take the photos of you, are awful with the self-timer and can’t afford to go shopping every hour). <—-I learned all this.
But, here’s a mini fashion post for those that miss them. I’m wearing some jeans that I got from Nordstrom Rack spring 2011, a t-shirt from target, a cardigan from JCrew outlet, a belt from Banana Republic (sale) and some Tom’s ballet flats. It felt nice.
This sweet mug from Urban Outfitters. I’m really not exaggerating when I say I drink tea all day, and mugs as cute as this one just make me happy.
I am currently reading this book by fellow blogging, Kelle Hampton. I don’t really want to get too into it here right now, though since this book deserves a whole post of it’s own. Let’s just say I started crying on page three and haven’t really stopped. It’s powerful and gets right to your heart…I can’t wait to finish it!
There ya have it! June is going to be a busy month—next week I’m headed up to Seattle for BlogHer Food (yay!), followed by birthday celebrations, finishing up my yoga teacher training program and then flying to Anaheim to speak to 300 librarians about my book at ALA (gulp-so nervous). I’m also putting the final touches on the ELR redesign that I hopefully will be launching soon!
Also…I’m making this soup! Like, today. You should, too.