♥ This is, hands down, the best baking contest EVER invented. Now who wants to come over and dream up a killer cake with me?!? (Thank you, Megan, for the heads up!)
♥ Speaking of female food things: Engagement Chicken: A History of Romantic Culinary Bullsh*t.
♥ Thank heavens I’m not the only one who wants to Skip the Wedding, Stalk the Hashtag. #whew
♥ Top on my list of fall-y things to make this weekend: Apple Peel Bourbon and DIY boot socks.
♥ As someone who lost two Grandmas to Alzheimer’s disease, this poignant and love-filled mini movie had me crying in my cube.
♥ It’s been a month since I read this woman’s story, and my thoughts still keep coming back to her.
♥ On a lighter note: Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia’s AIDS PSA blooper reel. I die.
♥ I have a file going of prints to hang in my fantasy kitchen. These beauties by Amy C. Evans are officially on the list.
Well that’s it for now. I’ve got a full day of work ahead and then I’m heading to Rollie’s in St. Cloud to see Mr. Moe Bandy perform. If you’re unfamiliar, listen to a few of his songs while you check out this round-up of his album cover art. He’s an under-appreciated gem of ’70s-era country, if you ask me!
Photo: Goldie Hawn in 1974 c/o Ladies of the '70s.
♥ Two words: emoji. loafers.
♥ Pro tips for photographing your dog. So much good advice!
♥ Informative read of the boozy variety: Tiki Cocktail 101.
♥ Taking cues from your youth to fuel your creativity today.
♥ A brief history of vegetable metaphors. I’m such a dork for this kind of thing.
♥ Wise advice for creating a home you’ll love (for more than a month).
♥ Three cleanse-approved recipes I made and loved this week: Acai Berry Bowl (SO incredibly filling), Almond Butter-Honey “Caramel” Corn (yep, sue me, the honey is cheating) and Lentil and Eggplant Chili Mole (really tasty with a baked sweet potato on the side).
Photo: "Untitled (Two Girls Walking), 1970-73" by William Eggleston
♥ I couldn’t stop scrolling through these impeccable pairings of fashion and art and photography. Seriously entrancing eye candy.
♥ Meow, this video has the sweetest ’60s sex-kitten vibe. Totally adorable.
♥ There’s something so soothing about this floral wall art DIY from Sincerely, Kinsey. It’d be a super fun photo backdrop for a garden party, yes?
♥ The entrepreneur in me loves seeing where these famous fast-food chains got their start. (LOL Pizza Hut!)
♥ This dog-baking-a-Bundt video had me in stitches today. Too cute not to share.
♥ In case you were wondering, this is what I’ll be snacking on when I spend some quality time with Netflix this weekend. (With some popcorn on the side, too, duh.)
Speaking of the weekend, here’s hoping you have an absolutely wonderful one! Mine is shaping up to be a mix of concerts, freelance, chores and couch-time. (Just how I like it.)
Photo c/o: beth delsey's pinterest.
♥ How cute is this editorial from Queen Magazine’s March of ’68 edition?
Photographs done by Patrick Hunt and illustrations are by Barry Zaid.
♥ In the mood for more adorable? Then you must see this photo set by Japanese photographer Toyokazu Nagano of his 4-year-old daughter Kanna. Absolutely precious.
♥ Yes to all of this: What if I Don’t Want to Dress Like a French Girl?
♥ I’m thinking of printing this list of hard things you need to do to be successful out and pinning it to my wall, dashboard, forehead. Lots of motivation in them 19 points!
♥ A collection of recipes inspired by Girls, featuring not one, but TWO Bundt cakes! #love
♥ Speaking of food, my absolute favorite burger made it to Time‘s list of the most influential burgers of all time. Way to go Matt’s!
♥ I cannot wait to read my (brilliant) friend Megan’s writing on love and sex on Garance Doré. So rad and so proud!
♥ Trailers for Netflix = total genius. It’s led me to some gems I never would’ve found.
I hope y’all are surviving the week OK? I’m fighting off a cold, but hopefully it’ll head for the hills before the weekend. Fingers crossed!
♥ This circa-1950, personalities-as-Christmas-trees whiskey-ad is 100%-perfect.
♥ Believe it or not, karma truly can be a bitch. Case in point? This guy.
♥ While over-the-top public proposals aren’t necessarily my style, observing them without fail draws a tear or two to my eye. This one was no exception! Awwww.
♥ As if I wasn’t skeeved out enough by this stupid song. Ick.
♥ “People who are pathological about white lights are usually the same people who stuff their TV into an armoire and try to pretend they don’t have one.” Yes to everything in this article on the great white vs. multi-color Christmas light debate.
♥ A co-worker told me today about a local bakery that only sells mini Bundts. I think a visit over the weekend needs to happen, seeing as I’m completely Bundt-obsessed.
♥ Last but not least, I stuffed myself silly at Umami, the tastiest temporary restaurant I’ve ever stepped into. They’re closing up shop soon, so if you can get tickets (or stop by for takeout), I’d highly recommend checking it out!
Photo c/o: my mind lives in the '70s
♥ I am so totally buying this print to hang up in my office, available via this fantabulous Etsy shop.
♥ My hon and I have been on a big “Three’s Company” kick lately, so this article, featuring the show’s lost pilot episode caught my attention. Can you imagine that show with a different theme song? Or worse yet, minus Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt?!
♥ Last week, I had the pleasure of working with Sara Montour on a photo shoot and had to track down her blog the very next day. Such a talented young thing, and so nice to boot!
♥ How to hide awkward bangs with a vintage curl: Totally bookmarking this for the next time I can’t squeeze in a bang trim (or botch them at home myself!).
♥ Another motivating post by my friend Sarah of Yes & Yes, this time on the topic of money-saving and happiness.
♥ Anyone who treasures vintage will appreciate Marianne’s post on the ’50s dress that started it all. I know the exact item that started my obsession—a pair of beaten-up Levi bell-bottoms my neighbor Sheila Brand loaned me when I was probably 11 or 12. They felt like butter and fit like a glove!
♥ “Serendipitous poetry” generated at random from New York Times’ feature stories. Unexpectedly brilliant!
♥ Some interesting words of wisdom on what to wear to work.
♥ And last but not least, three recipes I pinned, made and loved last month:
Baked Banana Blueberry Oatmeal; Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Golden Raisins, Candied Almonds and Harissa Dressing and Smoky Tomato Soup with Spinach and Olives.
♥ Stumbled upon this enchanting photo of dancers mending their shoes and tights in a park in Minneapolis circa 1945.
♥ Style secrets from the ladies of the Harlem Renaissance. Inspiring in every way.
♥ Some style (and life!) lessons we can all learn from Lucille Ball.
♥ Adorable photos of the Beatles drinking tea. So. Cute.
♥ Three recipes I pinned, made and loved this week: Date-Coconut Oatmeal, Grapefruit, Carrot and Ginger Juice and Spinach Lasagna Cupcakes.
♥ A Q & A with GIRLS’ costume designer, Jenn Rogien.
♥ Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous paper flowers.