Oh happy weekend 8.30.14

It's my birthday weekend (yes that's a thing!) and while I haven't had a traditional birthday cake I've had nothing but sweets for 3 days now! (Cookies, flourless cake, multiple cupcake varieties...)  Of course there's still plenty of time in the long weekend to make a cake of my own... that way it's exactly what I want! :)

Enjoy these links for your long weekend!

If I had to pick my favorite cake combo I'd go with yellow cake and chocolate frosting. This one is supposed to be EPIC. 

I love everything about this outfit (and put many of these items on my bday list)!

Not many 23-year-old's can say they've had this job

A recognizable Marin native shares her local love-it list.

The best weekend of the year just came and went...and I'm already looking forward to 8/15/15!

Taking pinatas to a whole new level.

Everyone is talking about the 5 love languages. I need to take the quiz then pick up the book! 

Enjoy National Toasted Marshmallow Day! These, these, and all of these looking ah-mah-zing.

Not toasted, but equally delicious: Frozen s'mores.

Oh happy weekend

yellow bike

Since my normal weekend indulgence - eating a lot of yummy food - is off the docket for the next few days due to THIS, I will have to bide my time with my other faves - bike-riding and
flower-shopping! In order to facilitate the body-cleansing process I am opting for a 90 min. massage tonight, yoga class this weekend, a few nice walks, and some good ole movie-watching. 

Enjoy some of my fave links from this week. 
Have a great one! 

Fascinating documentary

Frenchie Friday! 

Dying to send (or receive) a lovely burlap-wrapped bouquet via bike!

A "quick" adventure via my cousin.

New Tory Burch Pinterest board.

Lake Bell lust.

How I know he's Mr. Right.

Stoked to find this in my local market! (A post-cleanse treat!)

Photo via Pinterest

Sunday Blues: Easter Edition

Easter morning as an adult doesn't have the same element of surprise and adventure as it did when we woke up to Easter egg hunts as kids. Oh how I miss that. I miss the tradition of it. And while I didn't get my act together this year my goal is to reinstate some traditions- be it with friends or family- for the holidays to come. A future tradition I'm dying to instate: holding a big fat fluffy Easter bunny like this one. How cute is this.

{Photos courtesy of The Neotraditionalist}

Oh happy weekend

Spring has officially sprung and I'm dreaming of a weekend getaway to Palm Springs. There's something about this rainbow place that seems like the ultimate escape.   
This weekend I am celebrating a friend's birthday at a wonderful brunch spot on Saturday morning, then doing a long run of Sunday. There will probably be baking somewhere in there too. 

Here's a roundup of great links this week:

If I'm gonna be renting...

Great beach packing list

Totally obsessed with these lately

Getting me psyched up for Hawaii!

Thinking of attempting these cookies for two

Kitchen sale this weekend

Adorable bike iPhone case

In love with this Austin wedding

Happy Friday and have a super weekend!

So Lucky to Live Here

Yes it's a joke from the Shit Marinities Say video (which I can't find right now), but I really truly mean it when I say it. I am grateful to have been raised in this beautiful county that offers unparalleled beauty outside every door and window. This evening I literally ran out the door of my house, partly in a fit and partly wanting to get in some cardio, and while not necessarily calmed or distracted by it, the vistas here have the great power to remind me to give thanks.
I grew up in Marin with a view of the majestic Mt. Tam. Given the topsy turvy turn my life has taken of late, the view has changed. The view is equally nice, but I still feel a certain amount of resentment about the change itself. That seems utterly ridiculous to admit.  My true solace is the fact that I find comfort in the beauty of the area and the beauty is readily accessible. While views alone don't help to fill the aching of the hole in my heart, they do remind me that there is goodness in life- a lot of it.

#followmeto see the world

Photographer Murad Osmann's brilliant and adorable #followmeto Instagram series documents his worldwide travels as led by his girlfriend. His shots are absolutely stunning and have catapulted him to instant Insta success, with 140k followers! This makes me want to grab my boyfriend and jet!

And if the curiosity is killing you, here is his girlfriend Nataly's face revealed.

{Photos courtesy of The Huffington Post, via Wit+Delight}

Sunday Blues: Retail Therapy

It's that time again. Sunday afternoon is melting into evening and I'm feeling the blues! Luckily I got a little retail therapy in this week- thanks to the J.CREW sales (and inevitable online window shopping)! A few of these items are recent additions to my wardrobe, a few are staples, and a few are on my lust-list...
1. Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette- this is my all time favorite bra- I have it in at least three colors! 2. J.CREW Boy shirt in dots- just arrived on my doorstep! 3. Tieks foldable ballet flat- I want! 4. Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet- I got one for Christmas and I adore it! 5. J.CREW Matchstick Jeans- picked these up today in ankle length! 6. Lusting after this Madewell silk cami

Feeling ready for the week with my "new" blue wardrobe!

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