Happy Friday, friends! How were your weeks? As is the case after any holiday, mine was busy but also productive, which is always a nice way to feel as the weekend approaches. And while I don’t have any firm plans for the next few days yet—aside from picking up a little (live!) tabletop Christmas tree and getting the majority of my gift shopping done—I’m really looking forward to spending time here in Sarasota, enjoying the perfect weather we’ve been having lately. Oh, and I’m totally baking something this weekend, too, whether it’s the brioche I was salivating over in this post or this orange gingerbread with cream cheese frosting from Joy the Baker (hello, holiday-appropriate dessert). I promise to report back on what I made next week.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for some fun reads, here are three links:
Did Robert Burchfield, former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, “covertly delete thousands because of their foreign origin” from the dictionary—or was he just a good editor? Regardless, it’s pretty fascinating. (The New Yorker)
Ann M. Martin’s 10 favorite Baby-Sitters Club books (!!). I was obsessed with the BSC when I was younger; I most identified with Mary Anne (take from that what you will). (EW via the Fug Girls)
Have a great weekend (the first one in December! Eek!), and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo
Photo: My new cake stand (with scalloped edges!), which I am in love with. Thank you, thrift store.