Happy weekend!!! In case you missed it, we drove to Nashville and back last weekend and our road trip to and through Tennessee is in Thursday’s post. It was so great and everywhere we went was beautiful! We are back to the usual working routine back home this weekend. I’m looking forward to later in November when Will and I don’t have to work weekends. Besides last weekend it has been forever since we both had the weekend off (almost since June for Will – that third year med school grind is rough). I’m excited to hole up at home tonight and get some fun projects done, but first, link love!
The internet was good to us this week and we have some lovely links below.
I have followed Joy the Baker’s blog for years and years, and LOVE her new digs and the concept of using her home as an intentional space where she can teach people her skills. Joy is the master of pie, bread and of course, Drake on Cake (I love the blown up photo of a Drake on Cake in her kitchen). Her decorating style is perfect and makes me wish I was closer to New Orleans so I could soak it in too.
Sometimes I take photos of multiple recipes in one day, but I have never done 15! This post on the planning behind Food 52’s cake parade is interesting and slightly comical. They took pictures of 15 cakes in one day – including some that were freshly baked and most that were freshly frosted! Talk about hectic.
Keeping with the food blogger theme that I just realized I have, this blogger just had an amazing redo of her pantry (room), including a shelf for her EIGHT Kitchen Aid mixers. Yes, eight. I’m not sure why you would ever need that many, but the candy colors do look pretty great on the open shelving.
I am always intrigued by ballerinas. They perform such beautiful dances, but the culture is intense and hard on the dancer’s body. This article gives a peek into the life of a prima ballerina, during her time as a dancer and after she retired from ballet at age 28.
Last, but not least, I love these thank you notes to Michelle Obama. She has been a different first lady than we were used to – willing to break into dance, to pick on her husbands flaws and make him seem more human while still showing her support of him and his role. She has shown girls what it means to have confidence and know that they too can achieve great things and she speaks authentically, intentionally, gracefully and powerfully, a reminder that she is Princeton and Harvard educated. I’m looking forward to this election season ending, but I’ll miss this new type of first lady when she leaves. You go, Michelle!
Are you completely ready for Halloween? Is it terrible that I still haven’t decided what to be? I have a few ideas, but it’s going to be a gametime decision. Happy early Halloween!