It is Saturday and time to bake! There are few better ways to spend a morning (or afternoon) than mixing dry ingredients, spooning out cookies....smelling the sweet aroma while you...clean?
Yes, do something "good" while the cookies are in the oven and the guilt floats away~ organize your recycling or dust the living room and then you feel great~ for two reasons: you can sit down with a warm cookie and hot tea or cocoa and look at your dust-free credenza~ yay!
You can get the recipes for the cookies above at cookinglight.com (the Black & White Cake Cookies and the Cocoa Fudge Cookies) and thanks, as always, to MarthaStewart.com for the super great organized cleaning bucket~ in case your ready to get started!
Why not finish it off with the perfect around-the-whole-house apron, from Lotta Jansdotter....Her work is always so beautiful. And she has a great blog on her website, too, that shows you all sorts of fun things that are going on in her design life~ it is inspiring...take a look at jansdotter.com.
Top off your cappucino with these yummy handmade marshmallows from a local company, Little Flower Candy Co., which have been favorites around here for awhile! You can buy them online at littleflowercandyco.com. Hope this helps to give your day a happy kickstart.....caffeine & sugar have been known to do that I guess.
If, on the other coast, you are too cold.....here is some comfort for you. It seems like Macaroni & Cheese can just warm you right up from the inside out! enjoy....
This is a breakfast option that is offered at Sprinkles Cupcakes here in Los Angeles.....It just seems so yummy and the fact that it is, in fact, on the breakfast menu means that you should feel little or no guilt when consuming it. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?
Speaking of shining, these glitter spatulas from Le Creuset are so much fun to use! It used to be that all kitchen utensils were only useful, but now they are just too inspiring (as if you need another reason to bake!).
This bag would also work for a tropical getaway... It is just right~ the blue says relax already...
And finally, if you can't go on a trip can you have this wallet? Even paying for gas (ouch!) would seem fun if your cards were in this cutie! (both from Orla Keily)....Little things like bags, hats and wallets may seem trivial to lots of people....perhaps, but every once in awhile it is fun to play trivial pursuit!
this will be my spot for sharing what makes me smile, laugh, hungry....you get it.
the first thing that i had to post about are cupcakes. yes, they are everywhere....but they should be, darn it! they are the best....so enjoy this vision of yumminess from Cupcake Mama in Portland, OR (via Cupcakes take the Cake). it is just right for a saturday afternoon....or sunday morning, wednesday night....