{summertime weekend}

Farmer's Market Apricots and Basil.
***As a side note, the lady who sold us the Apricots spoke a little French and insisted that we sample a perfect Apricot. We didn't say no and enjoyed the most perfect sweet and juicy Apricot and made a new friend. Love when that happens.

the most beautiful carrots I have ever seen at the Farmers Market.

Girls Day: birthday brunch and shopping. oh and then Pinkberry.

This was my Pork Belly Eggs Benedict with 5 Spice Hollandaise Sauce that I want to try and make sometime.


{creative mint & tgif}

have you visited the blog, Creative Mint?

I just found it yesterday and I am smitten.
I love the combination of the pictures of beautiful flowers,
along with the lovely layers and color combinations that she creates.

This blog, Creative Mint is a combination of everything I love. Paper, old buttons, flowers, and beautiful colors. I will be a frequent reader and I hope you stop by and take a look.

This week has been full of ups and downs. My family left on Sunday. We had such a fantastic week that coming back to reality, with a cold, wasn't very fun.

Looking forward to celebrating a birthday with a dear friend Emily of Fern and Flora tomorrow over Brunch and thrifting.
{Happy Birthday Dear Em!} & Happy Weekend to the rest of you!



{Summer Sale}

I am hosting the biggest sale of the year right now in my etsy shop. You can get 25% off your entire order by using the code SUMMER at check out. Now that's a pretty good deal!

Dragonfly notecards, Strawberry Birthday Notes, sweet stickers & darling cupcake sticks await you. This is the perfect time to place a custom order.

Now go and check it out and tell your friends!

Happy Shopping!


{mountain retreat}

I am up in the rocky mountains of Colorado with my family. We rented a lovely furnished house, complete with a hot tub. This is just what the doctor ordered. We have a private chef too! {my brother} He made is a lovely breakfast- a Salmon Egg and Mushroom {5 different varieties of mushrooms} and potatoes. There was also French Press Coffee, Greek Yogurt and delicious cherries. We are about to go into town to explore.
I had the most amazing birthday dinner, also cook by my brother. For a recap, go here.
Happy Weekend!



Today I am celebrating... my birthday! I have been so spoiled already this week.

Most of my family is here and that means so much to me. We had the most amazing dinner out last night and tonight, my brother, an amazing chef is making my birthday dinner. I couldn't be more excited.

Furthermore, tomorrow evening we are heading up to the mountains for 2 nights. Tomorrow is my dad's birthday and I love that we usually celebrate together.

Now isn't this cake lovely?

xo friends!



{Independance Day Love}


i adore this sweet red candy striped accessory made by my friend Emily of Fern and Flora. See more patriotic loveliness here.
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i love this bag! just darling!
Can you see that I am into stripes right now? Maybe just a little bit?

Here's to a 3 day weekend and lots of fun celebrations! My family is on their way here tomorrow and I am so looking forward to their week long visit!

Have a lovely 4th of July Weekend!