How was your week? It rained SO much this week, and it broke all kind of records for Texas — we got 21 inches of rain in our part of Houston. There were also some pretty intense flash floods. It makes you really appreciate the first responders, who were working overtime this week!
This week is supposed to be sunny, which is really great because I don’t think Texas could take much more rain!
Here are some of my favorite things from online this week:
Writing & Reading:
I really like Amber and and Rachel’s Collaboreads idea — instead of a standard book club, where you all have to read the same book (and hope it’s something you like), they give a random criteria (published the year you were born, mentions your home state, etc.) and then you get to pick a book and review it. I really like this idea, because all of the digital book clubs I’ve seen tend to pick books that I’m not really into.
Joy’s Career Day visit with Kim West is so fun! I love how colorful Kim’s artwork is, and Joy’s little girl Ruby is too cute. Little kids always seem to have the most fun when they’re painting on the walls or doing anything that’s usually off limits.
Around the House:
Love these ideas for creating a fun outdoor space for this summer.
In the Kitchen:
I made a half batch of Joy’s Snickerdoodle Strawberry Shortcakes for Memorial Day, and holy crap guys, they were delicious! I used a little cinnamon sugar (left over from topping the shortcakes) to macerate the strawberries and I don’t think I can do it with just plain sugar now — it’s too good!
Sarah’s Buttermilk Cake with Strawberry Frosting looks DIVINE. I’m a little obsessed with her photos because pink cake + pink flowers = the best thing ever, obviously.
I hope you have a great week! June 1 is tomorrow, and I can’t even believe it!