Good morning! How was your week? I cannot believe it was only a 4 day week, it seemed like it went on forever. The weather has been spectacular, we are still in the 90’s and it has been sunny with zero humidity. I have a think that after this heat wave we are going to be feeling a lot more like Fall and I am ok with that. I want to break out my sweaters.
|Image How Sweet it Is|
I cannot wait to start eating Fall food, pumpkin, butternut squash, apples and more. This salad made by How Sweet it Is is at the top of my list.
|Fall Cobb Salad|
As is this Fall Cobb Salad which I make all the time.
|Pumpkin Pasta from About a Mom|
|Image from Desire to Inspire|
I am in love with this weekend house featured on Desire to Inspire.
|Image from Pure Wow|
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE books but I really LOOOOVE cookbooks and this list from Pure Wow contains many of the coo books for Fall that I have on order. If you are a cookbook fan than be sure to check it out!
|Ellie and David her husband Image from Chatuea des Reves|
The world of blogging is a wonderful place, the people we meet become friends not only through their blogs but sometimes in real life as well. Last week the beautiful Ellie O’Connell of the blog Have Some Decorum lost her courageous battle with ALS and for many it felt as if we lost a best friend. Although I had only been reading Ellies’ blog for a year, I loved her, her spunk, sense of adventure, lust for life and her stories. What I loved most about her was that she was real, in a world where so much is fake or conveyed as perfect with Ellie, it was as real as it gets, the good, bad and the ugly was portrayed on her blog. Here are three tributes to Ellie that I absolutely loved.
The first written by the incredibly sweet and talented Heather of Lost in Arles who was a personal friend of Ellie.
The second a heartfelt tribute to an “imaginary friend” written by Maria of Chateau des Reves.
And the last written by the enchanting, Elizabeth from The Vintage Contessa. What a wonderful mark to have left on the world that people from all over the world, friends and strangers were drawn to you and loved you.
Last but not least, these Brownies Muffins from Once Upon A Chocolate Life are FABULOUS if I do say so myself. If you are looking for a rich, chocolatly muffin that is a cross between a brownie and a muffin than this is it!
I hope that you have a great weekend. Enjoy the last of the beautiful summer weather!