Weekend Thoughts & Links

This is weekend is the first weekend it’s felt sort of like fall in Houston, and I’m enjoying it as long as it lasts.

Baking Day2

I baked all the fall things today: Apple Pie Biscuits, Pumpkin Pound Cake, and Boiled Cider (which I’m planning on putting on everything). Funny story about pound cake– it’s a big deal in my family . We have a top secret family recipe and I had to explain why I was yelling in the kitchen to a very confused Teddy — apparently it’s not normal to open the oven and yell at the cake so that you’ll get a sad streak (which is considered the best part of the pound cake in my family). Please tell me we’re not the only family that has a weird cooking tradition.

If yelling at pound cakes isn’t your thing, you should make these Apple Pie Biscuits! They’re really yummy, and since they happen to be part of Joy the Baker’s Baking Bootcamp, if you make them by October 11 and post a photo on Instagram you could win a year’s worth of flour and some other cool stuff from King Arthur Flour. You can find all the details and the recipe here. (For the record, I’m not affiliated with this contest and I don’t get anything for posting about it. I just think it’s super fun and wanted to let you know while you still have time to enter. Good luck!)


Other things I thought were cool on the Interwebs this week:

I saw my name pop a couple times this week, which always takes me by surprise because I don’t see it very often. Garance Doré wrote about Tabitha Simmons’ new line of shoes, and they are awesome and I want 200 pairs. And it took me longer than I’d care to admit to figure out who the Tabitha from this post was. Oops.


This is the cutest desktop background ever. I’m a sucker for schnauzers (or scottie dogs that I pretend are schnauzers).


I had no idea that October is National Arts and Humanities month, but I really liked the Vogue photoshoot for it. (Is it just me or is it hard to keep up with all the National ____ Days/ Months lately? I only knew about National Coffee Day and National Taco Day because everybody else was talking about it. Oops.)


This party happened earlier this year, but I was thinking about it again this week. Doesn’t it look fun? I really want to throw/ attend one of these this winter.


Speaking of parties, this one seemed really cool, and I can’t wait for her to post more about the hanging wall paper idea, because I’m definitely stealing that. Also I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to invite people over to be motivated to clean/ decorate/ do laundry.


These shirts are supposed to tell the story of NYC, but personally I don’t think I could wear a shirt that says “Pervasive” or “Galvanic” or “Inexhaustible.” But I could totally get behind “Elusive,” or “Spectral” for Halloween (especially if you’re not into dressing up but don’t want people to get on your case about it). I also think “Abrasive” would be great for days grumpy/ sleepy days when you don’t want to talk to anyone.

What have you been excited about this week? I hope you have a great weekend!

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