Happy Weekend

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1/Mehmet Ali Uysal‘s installation literally peels and pinches the walls of a gallery.  2/Adult Capri Suns are a thing.  3/Chuan-Bin Chung uses his chalkboard drawing skills to teach students anatomy.  4/IKEA taps HAY and Tom Dixon for new products.  5/Minipresso is the world’s smallest outdoor espresso maker.  6/The colorful grout trend.  7/Pole dancer performs an interactive routine with a responsive geometric background.  8/Genius wage gap alarm clock that rings for women after 79% of the workday.  9/JC Sheitan Tenet got the world’s first tattoo arm prosthesis.  10/Temporary tattoos from Jeannerot look and smell good.  11/Perch Light is a playfully interactive light shaped like an abstract bird.  12/Olafur Eliasson installed a waterfall in the middle of the Palace of Versailles garden.

 

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1/Kris Knight  2/Dreamy Daybeds  3/Katherine Tromans  4/Incense Burner No. 1 Corian
5/William Betts  6/Muesli 12 Ways  7/Matthias Heiderich  8/Ridges  9/Reyes de la Flor

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Muesli 12 Ways

Muesli, aka raw oatmeal, came into my life several years ago on a business trip. I was looking for the healthiest option at the hotel’s grab and go breakfast and went for it, having no idea what I was eating other than cold oatmeal. But I really liked it and noticed how it kept me full for a long time, atypical for breakfast foods and my body. I’ve since made muesli for myself and am always looking for ways to mix it up and take advantage of seasonal fruit to add in. Check out these twelve recipes and let me know, are you a fan?

 

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5 Favorite Food Blogs of the Moment

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Always with Butter is food, photos, recipes, and life written by Julie Marie Craig. She doesn’t post terribly often, but when she does trust me that it’s oh so worth your time.

Recent Favorites: Butter Mochi, Lemon Posset, Strawberry Icebox Cake

 

 

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Joy the Baker has been one of my favorite food blogs for years, not just the moment. If you’re not already familiar, she’s a self-taught baker who’s all too relatable in her writing and all too drool-inducing in the recipes she creates.

Recent Favorites: Shrimp Tempura Sushi Burritos, Summer Water, Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes with Basil Cream

 

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Kitchen Konfidence is another site that’s been a quiet and steady source of cooking inspiration. Brandon creates some the most epic cocktails, desserts, and so much more.

Recent Favorites: Orange Crush Cocktail, Broiled Zucchini with Bacon Breadcrumbs, Meyer Lemon Polenta Cake

 

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Love & Lemons is run by couple Jeanine and Jack, and it’s a great site full of mainly vegetarian recipes.  Everything is bright and seasonal – perfect if you’re trying to eat healthy or just enjoy the harvest.

Recent Favorites: Sara’s Strawberry Tabbouleh, Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salsa, Strawberry Pistachio Crumble

 

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Tartelette was very likely one of the first food blogs I started following years and years ago. Former pastry chef Helene Dujardin perfectly captures her beautifully seasonal recipes – many gluten-free – in words and photos.

Recent Favorites: Coconut Yogurt & Passion Fruit Tartlets, Brussels Sprout Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon & Cherries, Rhubarb Tart with Cashew Frangipane

 

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Pasta Salad 12 Ways

A picnic menu staple for decades, yup it’s pasta salad. But not the unappetizing kind covered in gobs of mayonnaise that makes you nervous whether it’s been out in the sun for too long. No sir, these twelve are the creative kind that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

 

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Flatbread 12 Ways

Flatbreads are perfect for just about every summer occasion I can think of.

Backyard get togethers? Check.
Candlelit dinner parties? Check.
Lazy movie marathons? Check.

See? I told you. So fire up the grill, prep your favorite toppings, and get creative. (Or check out these twelve recipes for a head start.)

 

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Matcha 12 Ways

I had my first experience with matcha a few years ago in a tea shop in Oklahoma City. So what is the stuff exactly? Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. Now that’s not so intimidating, right? Turns out you can make all kinds of delicious things with it besides tea and lattes, too. Read on for twelve of them.

 

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Mug Cakes 10 Ways

One evening this past winter I was craving something sweet but not too terrible for me when I fell down the rabbit hole that is mug cakes. Single-servings of cake that can be made with a few simple ingredients from your pantry and cooked in the microwave for a few minutes – instant gratification!

 

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Easter Stuffs

This year Easter is going to be exceptionally low-key in my family. One person will be out of town at the NCAA basketball tournament, a few people just moved into a new house and are still getting settled, and yet a few others have to work. Some holidays are just like that, and this is one of them. I’ll still be dyeing eggs Saturday as usual and maybe even making a batch of hot cross buns for the first time ever! Love these twenty ideas for fun DIYs and egg decorating below.

 

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ROW 1: Chocolate Dipped Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies // DIY Bunny Boxes    ROW 2: DIY Copper Wire Easter Baskets // DIY Easter Bunny Cactus Planter // Crazy Peep Milkshakes    ROW 3: DIY Faceted Easter Egg Place Card Holders // Foliage Easter Eggs // DIY Giant Origami Bunnies    ROW 4: Painterly Pink and Gold Easter Eggs // DIY Woven Paper Basket // Tropical Leaf Easter Eggs    ROW 5: Marbled Indigo Eggs // Easter Bread // Easter Egg Cream    ROW 6: Giant Knit Bunny // Marbled Easter Eggs Using Food Coloring // Miffy Chocolate Cookies    ROW 7: Paint Splattered Easter Eggs // Printable Easter Cones // Wood Grain Fold Art Flower Easter Eggs

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Dutch Babies 12 Ways

Have you ever made a dutch baby pancake or tried one? I attempted to bake one a few years ago and failed miserably, haven’t tried again since. The thing is they supposedly aren’t difficult to make and I think I need to try again. These twelve variations look like a great place to start.

 

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Extreme Valentine’s Day Roundup

This roundup turned out to be a little haphazard. I’ve been bookmarking things here and there since early January and didn’t realize just how much I’d pulled together to share. So if you’re looking for the right gift for your sweetheart, a tasty cocktail or sweets recipe, free printables, or any number of other things… well, there are 80-some of them willing and waiting below!

 

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ROW 1: Instax Heart Glitter Frame // Beary Favor Bags DIY + Free Printables    ROW 2: Heart of Glass Mug // DIY Heart Drink Stirrers // Cherub’s Cup Cocktail    ROW 3: Custom Leather Banner Keychain // Valentine’s Day Cocktail // I Heart You Fill-In Books    ROW 4: Love Sux Conversation Heart Pin // Be Mine Heart // DIY Watercolour Heart Cookies

 

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ROW 1: Raspberry Mousse Meringue Hearts // Big Time Love // Many Moons Card    ROW 2: By Your Side Card // Bisous // Let’s French    ROW 3: Heart Sing // I Really Like You // DIY Confetti Treat Box and Printable    ROW 4: DIY Eucalyptus Heart Wreath // My Anchor // Always & Forever

 

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ROW 1: Forever Card // I Love You Card // Beautiful Smile Card    ROW 2: You Repulse Me the Least // Ombre Heart Blank Folding Card // Venn Diagram Love Card    ROW 3: You’re the One // Smitten Gold Foil Card // The Heart Cleansing Sponge    ROW 4: Printable Valentines // Bananas for Your Art Print // 5 Minute Paper Bag Valentines

 

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ROW 1: Lou Lou Heart Hipster // Readymade Be Mine Neon Sign // DIY Conversation Heart Cookies    ROW 2: DIY Love Tokens // DIY Flair Valentines // Heart Shaped Cookies    ROW 3: Printable Gift Wrap // DIY Colorful Paper Fortune Cookies // Tattly Heart Set    ROW 4: DIY Etched Heart Flair Pins // Heart Cake Knife // Big Love Ice Cream Bowl & Spoon

 

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ROW 1: Strawberry Heart Hand Pies // Red Velvet Melting Moments // DIY Heart Manicure    ROW 2: The Underpinning // DIY Envelope Liners // Red Velvet Sundaes    ROW 3: DIY Valentine’s Day Bath Bomb // I Love You Copper Foil Card // I Love You the Most Card    ROW 4: Crazy Love // Lucky for Us // Raspberry Chocolate Cups

 

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ROW 1: Heart Bun Tool Kit // DIY Hand Holding Hearts Pop Up Valentines // Red Velvet Popcorn    ROW 2: Heart Drink Stirrers // Sun Printed Heart Valentines // DIY XOXO Valentines Painted Planter    ROW 3: Printable Valentine’s Day Postcards // DIY Mini Bouquets // Love Card    ROW 4: DIY Breakfast in Bed Tray // DIY Square Lollipops // XO Valentine

 

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ROW 1: Beaming // DIY Envelope Wraps // DIY Gold Heart Garland    ROW 2: Single and Psyched Patch // The Pink Lady Cocktail // Crochet Heart Garland    ROW 3: Printable Rap Lyric Valentines Cards // H’Eye There Printable Valentines // Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold Foil    ROW 4: DIY Mini Eclairs // Printable Valentine’s Day Posters // Heart Eye Emoji Patterned Cake Roll

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