Happy Weekend.

This 4-day week felt longer than your average 5-er which makes me that much happier to see the weekend. It’s been filled with lots of work-work, house-buying legalities and not much else. The next few days should be fun though.

• head out on the town with the girls tonight
• sand/repaint china cabinet (been meaning to do this for awhile now!)
• look for a cool ceiling fan for the master bedroom
• buy a honeymoon shower gift for Kristy
• mail a long overdue birthday box to Kim
• maybe some baking goodness
• and um, laundry

Happy Weekend to you all!

:: photo via ffffound

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Croquet.

When I think of croquet it inevitably reminds me of summers as a kid. My aunt and uncle have the perfect side yard for the game and a wooden croquet set (probably from a garage sale) that our family spent endless hours playing with. This deluxe croquet set is decidedly more Great Gatsby-ish than “family fun,” but I love it none the less.

:: via Pretty Little Things

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I.V.

The I.V. is rad. (And FYI – I’m bring back to word rad.) I think my living vs dead plant ratio might increase exponentially with something like this around.

This self-watering plant pot’s main feature is a medical drip feed. This unique characteristic allows the plant to be nourished with water and food as it is required.

:: via Josh Spear

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The Daily Eat: Jamie’s Coconut Cake.

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a big fan of the coconut.

Last weekend I made this ridiculously amazing three-layer coconut cake by Paula Deen. I’ve never tried any of her recipes before, but coconut cake is my mom’s favorite and this was for her birthday. Therefore, I was overruled. And I’m glad I was because as I said earlier – it was a-maz-ing. Super moist and not too coconutty (contrary to it being coated in the stuff). In fact, I’m thinking it could be the base for a lot of cake experimentation using the cake recipe as a base…

:: photo and recipe via The Food Network

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Starbuck’s Spash Stick.

Splash sticks — plastic plugs for sip holes with tops in the shape of the Starbucks siren to keep your beverage from spilling out. Basically a cocktail stirrer for your coffee as well. All in all a good idea in my book, but I can where it might be a bit of pain to have to remove every single time you want to take a sip.

:: via yumsugar

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