a reading list

I love to read a good book.  In college I was constantly reading textbooks and didn’t have much time to read books for pleasure.  My roommates and I always talked about summer days and post-graduation days when we would have more time to read what we wanted just for fun.  Turns out, I don’t actually have…

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vanilla and cinnamon coffee syrups

Happy Mother’s Day! My mom loves tea.  Our whole family does, really.  My brother and Will are the two main coffee drinkers, and sometimes I will join them, but tea is the overwhelming favorite among the group.  We have local tea/coffee shops that we frequent and are proud when the owner and workers recognize us as…

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link love

Welcome, Friday.  Welcome, warm weather.  Lets be friends. via Hello friends, here is your weekly dose of lovely links! Unless you are living under a rock, you have probably heard that royal couple Will and Kate had their second child, a daughter, this past Saturday.  Breaking the months of suspense, they announced the new princess’s name: Charlotte Elizabeth…

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a belated birthday

It has taken me a while but I finally got my act together and collected some pictures from my birthday to share. The morning of my birthday I woke up to wonderful smells coming from the kitchen, where Will had been cooking breakfast (early early) to serve before I had to leave for work.  He…

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lavender earl grey scones

When I was in 5th grade, my family took a trip to France.  We spent two weeks traveling through Paris, Loire Valley and Provence. At all of the French markets, especially those in Provence, vendors sold lavender soap, lavender sachets, lavender lotion, lavender perfume, dried lavender bundles – they sold a lavender scented version of anything…

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link love

I can’t believe it is already May!  I blinked and April flew right on by. To end the week and start the month off right, here are some of my favorite links. This post on faking it and seeing ourselves differently than others view us.  Everyone needs a little time with someone with a different perspective….

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a picnic in duke gardens

A few weekends ago, a few of my friends and I went on a picnic in the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens.  It was beautiful when we set out and found our spot under a magnolia tree.  As the day went on, the sun stayed out but it started raining.  We found a bench sheltered by…

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cookie dough momofuku funfetti birthday cake

I have seven friends who have celebrated birthdays in the last week (including me!).  I thought, what better time to make an over-the-top cake than a week-long birthday celebration?!  And just look at that title.  Cookie dough Momofuku funfetti birthday cake.  What!!!???? This cake was a labor of love (and sometimes disdain).  There are a…

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link love

Today is a good day. Today is my birthday!  Will made sure to remind me yesterday by blasting Taylor Swift’s “22” all evening, since it is now inapplicable. [via] 22 was a big year.  I graduated from college, saw my brother graduate from high school, got married, traveled, was featured in a magazine, got a full-time adult…

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the striped shift

I love stripes.  I believe a closet can never have too many stripes.  They are such a classic pattern.  So simple, but unbeknownst to most, also complex. (This picture was from our time in Boston on our honeymoon last year.  Stripes, for the win!) You have the Breton stripe, the rugby stripe, the awning stripe, the…

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