Weekend Thoughts / 14

Teddy + the Enormous Cinnamon Roll
Yes, that is bacon on top of the cinnamon roll. And it was DELICIOUS!


Was it just me, or was it really hard getting back in the swing of things after the three-day Easter weekend? It might not have helped that I ate a quarter of the biggest cinnamon roll ever at brunch on Sunday… and then ate some Reese’s eggs after dinner. Let’s just say I’ve had a lot less sugar this past week…


What are you up to this weekend? It’ll be stormy here in Houston, so Teddy and I are going to the Fabergé exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science. Visiting jewelry exhibits is one of my new favorite things — I love the history and stories behind the pieces. I also married into a family that goes mineral collecting every summer, so I have a whole new appreciation for gemstones. Plus it doesn’t hurt that they’re pretty!


Here are some of my favorite links from the internets this week:


In the Kitchen:


This cucumber salad and this couscous salad have been on repeat lately, so I’m excited to try this broccoli salad and this avocado cucumber salad.


Who knew that just seeing a photo of a coconut cupcake could give me such a serious coconut cake craving? Please send help (in the form of cupcakes).


This Strawberry Rhubarb Soda Syrup reminds me of the Shirley Temples that I would drink whenever we went to our favorite Chinese restaurant while I was growing up. (I have no idea what Shirley Temples have to do with Chinese food either, but they were delicious and seemed super grown up.) So pretty!


Blogging + Writing:


This post about saving your energy for your creative calling from Ashley Brooks is a breath of fresh air. If you don’t follow her blog or subscribe to her newsletter you should change that now. It’s that good.




I love Caroline’s outfit, plus she’s moving to Seattle for 6 months! How cool is that?


One of my bridesmaids is getting married this summer, and I’m already on the hunt for dresses to wear. (Can you tell I’m excited?!) After reading this round-up of dresses for wedding guests, I’m totally inspired to do some online window shopping this weekend.


I hope you guys have a great weekend full of lazy mornings, coffee, and a good book!


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