Happy Weekend.

I know we just had a three day weekend and all that jazz, but I’m beat. Between the late night NBA Finals and making an attempt to landscape my yard I’m in desperate need of some shut eye! I hope you all have a fabulously relaxing weekend full of wonderful awesomeness!

This Weekend:
• celebrate mom’s postponed/belated birthday dinner at Red Prime Steak
• put together patio set (wish me luck!)
• touch-up baseboards and cabinetry around the house
• buy hanging plants for newly installed hooks on porch posts

Happy Weekend!

:: photo via ffffound


Picture It.

{Aya Brackett}


3 to See.

because I bookmark almost all of the recipes
and I love the clean look of the blog
and that you can create your own cookbook

because she’s an amazing artist
and shows the best tutorials
and is still at university

because she sometimes feels the need to write haikus
or wear fake moles
and super duper funny


The Daily Eat: Apricot Chiffon Pie + Apricot Round Up.

My grandmother is a pro at chiffon pies, which is quite possibly why they’re really the only type of pie that I like. Her specialties were peach and strawberry, but I’m thinking this Apricot Chiffon Pie is worth a shot, too!

:: recipe and photo via Martha Stewart

Fridays are quickly turning into my favorite day for The Daily Eat – I love sharing all these extra recipes with you!

Apricot Crumble Bars 2. Apricot Cheesecake French Toast 3. Apricot Brioche Breakfast Plait 4. Apricot and Pistachio Strudel Rolls 5. Apricot and Sweet Cherry Pandowdie 6. Apricot Almond Cake


Mad Props: May.

Hello there, May, where did you go so fast? Say goodbye to the month with these killer posts from around the blogosphere included in this month’s Mad Props!

:: mini clipboards for may via m. writes
:: paper feather wreath tutorial via poppytalk
:: craft closet via A Field Journal

:: invitation on a napkin via oh happy day!
:: freebie – tags, stickers and a notepad via A Print a Day
:: freebie – assorted watercolor labels via mer mag

:: DIY curtain ties via Gina DeDominici Design
:: wedding details via oh happy day!
:: father’s day 2009 part 1 + part 2 via paper crave

:: scrap notebooks via mer mag
:: crafty stickers book via paper crave
:: Ann Wood’s DIY cardboard stampede via Design*Sponge

:: one man’s island: Clingstone via beachbungalow8
:: planters’ wheel invitations via iDiY
:: stamped signage via A Flick of the Pen


Picture It.

{Kate Spade}



I have more paper goods than I can shake a stick at (do people still say that even?), but I can’t stop smiling when I look at ecojot’s collection. Their notebooks are my favorite, but they also have a big ‘ol selection of agendas, calendars and other things covered in their fun and carefree illustrations! (Psst… don’t miss their free eco cards and desktop wallpaper!)


Markus Georg.

I can’t stop gazing at the work of German photographer Markus Georg. More specifically his die macht der bilder (The Power of Images) series where he takes famous landmarks and replicates them using everyday objects. Can you guess what these are?


The Daily Eat: Choux Beignets + Apricot Curd.

A million times yes to these Choux Beignets and Apricot Curd! Yes, that’s right, Apricot Curd.

:: recipe and photo via Tartelette


Wooden Cutlery.

Eye catching wooden cutlery that’s sure to make any outdoor shindig that much better. I love the attention to detail on the necks!