As part of my summer skin prep, I always exfoliate with sugar scrub. While I the store-bought brands are wonderful, I found an incredibly simple recipe to make sugar scrub at home. It’s less expensive, and you probably have all the ingredients in your home right now.
One of the reasons I wanted to go to Paris in the first place was The Louvre. I once read that it would take two years to see every single work of art in the museum. I found it incredibly bittersweet. Seeing as how I had no immediate intention of moving to Paris, I put a lot of pressure on myself to see as much as possible. We arrived at opening and stayed for seven hours (and still didn’t see everything!) It literally felt like walking through time and it was an incredible experience. Here are just a few of highlights from our day at the Louvre.
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Not to geek out on you too hard, but I’m dying right now for mint and leopard print. It’s such a fresh combination and a great way to brighten up a bold pattern. Mint keeps it relevant to the spring season while black trim and stud details give each item a luxe vibe.
Yay for the weekend! I’m excited for my mom to come visit. We may hit up the crawfish boil downtown and enjoy a cocktail or two outdoors (aka my favorite pastime). Hope you have a wonderfully FUN weekend! Here’s this week’s roundup…
Constantly asking myself, “What would Leslie Knope do?”
And also, Which Parks and Recreation Character Are You?
How America speaks
The Great Debate: Ladurée vs. Pierre Hermé
Hey, remember when I became obsessed with cleanses? I’m not the only one.
Now that we know we’re not alone in binge watching our favorite shows, how do you feel about re-watching your favorites? Can’t stop watching Weeds… again.
Almost-fell-out-of-my-chair in love with these sandals … these too.
Seriously considering flying to NYC just for one day to see this. SERIOUSLY.
The History of Pizza
I’ve lived in the Florida Panhandle for quite some time, and I’m still shocked by the local culture on a regular basis. A friend of mine recently told me about the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival to which I replied, “WHAT.” and then immediately burst into laughter. As a Sopchoppy native, he seemed unfazed and went on to explain how the whole town turns out every year for food, music, art and of course, worms.
I don’t know about you, but finding the perfect scent for the season is like, the best. I generally have a rule not to purchase any candles, perfumes or scented items that I haven’t smelled before online (makes sense, right?). But I’ve always wanted a Diptyque candle, and this one was on sale, so I took a leap of faith. This candle is so fragrant and floral, it feels like spring is blooming in my house. It’s Mexican Orange Blossom but it smells more floral than fruity. If you’re looking for a light and cheerful floral scent this spring, I highly recommend Choisya.
For the past two years, I have eaten oatmeal for breakfast almost every workday morning. The craziest part about it is that I haven’t deviated from my usual agave nectar and fruit. Some mornings I’ll add banana, and for a while I was in a serious blueberry phase, but for the most part, I stick to the same. So, in an effort to explore my options, I’ve tried a few new and unexpected combinations to spice up my breakfasts.
We’ve made it to the weekend! I’m looking forward to sleeping in and sipping coffee on the couch tomorrow morning. How about you? Any big Easter Sunday plans? I haven’t planned a celebration, although I have been wanting to bake my own ham, so I may give it a whirl on Sunday. Here are some exciting things that happened this week….
My prayers have been answered. Mrs. Doubtfire sequel in the works
This season’s Shiny Ponies
This soufflé casserole would be perfect for Easter brunch.
Congrats Chelsea Clinton!
What to do with all of those hard boiled eggs
My Spring Wishlist (dresses, and totes and sunnies, oh my!)
Remember taking your photo with the Easter Bunny as a child?
An on-the-go beauty look I’m crazy about
One of my favorite actresses interviewed by one of my favorite directors. Remember their (Easter egg-colored) collabo?
Hope you have a wonderful Easter Weekend!