Happy weekend, friends—and if you’re in the U.S., happy Labor Day (read: long) weekend. What are your plans for the next few days? I’m heading north for my best friend/college roomie’s baby shower (I’m making these Magnolia Bakery vanilla cupcakes for it) and staying through Monday to hang out with my parents. They recently redid their kitchen and it’s gorgeous and the new appliances are awesome and fancy, so I’m looking forward to cooking and baking there (we’re also making Tyler Florence’s fried chicken recipe for our traditional Labor Day cookout).
I’m also pretty tired after what turned out to be a long week (good long, just…long), so I’m also looking forward to unplugging a little bit and just relaxing. And that’s what three-day weekends are for, anyway, right?
If you’d like to do some reading/web browsing this weekend, here are three great links:
Great life lessons from Kate at Wit & Delight.
The transcript of President Obama’s speech from the Martin Luther King Jr. 50th anniversary celebrations. So moving.
Oh, and in case you missed anything here: New pink lipstick, my obsession with Moroccan wedding blankets, six things you should know about me (thanks again, Alicia!) and Emerson Fry’s fall/winter collection and my tormented relationship with it.
See you back here Tuesday. xoxo
Photo: My own, snapped on the way into my aesthetician‘s office, which happens to be in the back of an artist’s studio.