Good morning! How was your week? Mine was great, but I felt like I was playing catchup the entire week because I was out of town for the last 5 days. Once I got home I had to settle in, get some work done and do all of those other boring tasks that one does when they have been out of town like mail, laundry etc.
I am caught up on the home front and now I can spend the weekend visiting my favorite blogs and doing a little reading. We are having weather that is 10-15 degrees above normal so I may even find myself at the beach.
Warm weather has me thinking about traveling, although I have many trips planned for the coming months none of them are to Europe this summer. I guess I will just live vicariously through some of my favorite blogs.
|Chelsea Market image from Splendid Market|
Emily of Splendid Market is in London and posted about the fabulous Chelsea Market. A little warning, do not read the post if you have not had breakfast as you will surely be licking the screen.
|Image Pine Cones and Acorns|
Here are 20 fun facts about the Louvre that you might not have known from I Prefer Paris.
|Image Mary A Breath of Fresh Air|
Mary of A Breath of Fresh Air blog is on the move again on a river cruise around Germany, Austria, Amsterdam and more. This post of one of my favorite cities Amsterdam, it is only photos but they capture the essence of this fabulous city.
|Image from Bakers Royale|
My parents are coming over Memorial Day weekend and I want to try out a few new recipes on them, these Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter cream from Bakers Royale are at the top of my list. I think I may serve some with chocolate butter cream as well, after all shoe doesn’t love a variety of cupcakes?
|Lemon Bars from Willowbird Bakery|
I also have to make these Lemon Shortbread Crumble Bars from Willowbrook Bakery because my mom LOVES lemon and I want to make her something special to belatedly celebrate Mother’s Day.
|Image Jones Design Co.|
I am also going to be spending time at the new Blog Class I signed up for with Emily at Jones and Company. Although I have been bogging for a few years I fell as if there are a million things I do not know, like taking better photos, writing more thoughtful posts, finding my voice, and so much more. Emily write a beautiful and popular blog and I thought why not learn from an expert! What I love is that the class is all on video and it is at your own pace, in fact you have access to all of the information for 1 year! If you are looking for a few tips you might want to hop over and check it out for yourself.
Have a great weekend!
|Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies|
One more thing, today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! I you want some recipe ideas check out my other blog Once Upon a Chocolate Life I frequently make chocolate chip cookies and have lots of recipes on there!