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May 8, 2015


Happy Friday, my lovelies! Look, more of my origami garland! Going to be a bit shorter with my list this week because I'm just PLUMB TIRED. And so befuddled that I locked myself out of my car at a parent organization meeting at my kiddo's school. That was embarrassing. I think next year for Mother's Day, I might make the request that I'd like to spend the entire day in bed watching movies. The only time I ever do that even a little is when I'm sick and then I'm usually too sick to enjoy the process. I'm going to start convincing the family (and the dog) that this should be a thing every couple of months. Bed Days! Speaking of Mother's Day, once again, I'm going to make the complaint that I have no idea what to get my mother and my mom-in-law. Neither one is that fond of tea or jam. That's a problem.


Here's what I managed to scrabble together this week:

Lovely ideas in this post.

This is the only thing I asked for as a Mother's Day present.

I must have this book! 

Would you like to try a framble?

Do you know the blog Frolic? It's delightful and I've followed it throughout the years. I loved this recent post about wallpaper and the post about artist Sara Midda's latest book.  

I'll always have a place in my heart for Shabby Chic. 

Coming-of-age stories for girls. (thanks Allison!)

Saveur's best rhubarb recipes.

Gender neutral nurseries. (we're not having anymore babies, but some of you out there might!)


Cool Book of the Week: 'Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea' by Annalies Zijderveld is a beauty and after my success with my jasmine tea cookies, I really want to make more things with tea. Like, sweet tea jelly, green tea coconut rice and chai pumpkin bread. If you're struggling with a gift for Mother's Day, you might want to think of this one if you have a tea loving mom! I've seen this in person and it's really gorgeous and has amazing looking recipes.

Have a lovely weekend and hey all you sweet mamas out there ~ have a wonderful Mother's Day ~ I have a Mother's Day photo session on Saturday and I'm so excited to capture the love between this mama and her three sweet girls!

~Melissa




10 comments:

  1. Oh dear. I didn't lock my keys in my car this week but I did take what felt like half an hour to park yesterday. With what felt like a million cars behind me waiting to see if I could fit into the spot. Which, in the end I didn't and my friend had to park for me. Did you ever read that blog post (cannot remember where I saw it!) about a family who moved to Ibiza and said they had to drive a lot but there was NO TRAFFIC and NO PARKING PROBLEMS. Bliss!

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    1. Lucy I swear I almost did it again today! I don't know what's in the air! And I think if I totaled up the amount of time I've spent in my life looking for my keys --- we'd be talking weeks, MONTHS of my life. I'm convinced that if I were ever sent to a dark underworld of some kind, I would be spending eternity searching for my keys, LOL.

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  2. Hey, anytime, Sister. And I'm going to start baking from Saveur's rhubarb post pretty much immediately. Love the wallpaper, too! Always learning from you!
    xox,
    A.

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    1. my mom in law makes a rhubarb custard pie that's awesome and we haven't had one this year yet - I think I need to get her to make one or figure it out for myself - rhubarb time is now!!!

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  3. I locked my keys in the car when I drove an hour and a half to see Sarah McLachlan in March. I didn't realize it until I got back to the car, and it was freezing outside. I called AAA, but the guy never came and I had to call them back. It was in the teens or colder by the time the police came to help me. I need to never do that again!

    Frolic looks like something I will need to follow. I still love Shabby Chic, too. A Mighty Girl is one of my most favorite things. I haven't had rhubarb since my Oklahoma family started dying and/or fighting, and family get-togethers ceased. Sigh.

    I'm hungry now.

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    1. ok your story just scared the weebles out of me and I must never ever lock my keys in again!!!! ha ha ha

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  4. I just found several rhubarb plants growing on our new property, I can't wait to try out some yummy rhubarb recipes! Strawberry rhubarb pie is my very favorite thing to eat.

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    1. you just FOUND some rhubarb? Like, on accident? That's so AWESOME! what a happy surprise! :)

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  5. I keep wanting to explore the land of rhubarb.

    SO with you on Shabby Chic which is basically why I worked it into both my girl's rooms.

    Sign me up for a framble.

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    1. I made a framble over the wkend - I think I did it wrong - it tasted like scrambled eggs, ha!

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