Good morning! I hope that you had a great week and that you are starting to see signs of Spring and maybe having a bit of Spring weather. The weather here has been warm, cold, sunny, rainy and that is all in about an hour. I don’t think that we are really going to see Spring weather until May and honestly I am ok with that, I am not ready yet for the humidity and heat.
As it is Spring I thought you might enjoy a few “spring” like foods.
Doesn’t this Lemon French Toast with Strawberries from Simply Delicious look delicious? I think I might make this for breakfast on Sunday!
Blueberry Scones from Wild, Wild Whisk are perfect for breakfast of for afternoon tea.
Doesn’t this Spring Salad from Aberdeen’s Kitchen look refreshing?
Latte drinkers you will love this Honey Coconut Latte.
Strawberries and Cream Filled Butter Cake the perfect dessert for a beautiful Spring day.
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I am so excited to let you know about The Happiness Playlist: The True Story of Healing MY Heart with Feel Good Music because it was/is written by my cousin Mark Mallman.
Minneapolis rock legend Mark Mallman woke at 3 a.m. with a crushing panic attack that wouldn’t end. He responded by pouring songs into a happiness playlist and leaning on the wisdom of friends. This is the true story of a man beset by grief, healed by music, and learning to laugh through it all.
“Mark Mallman is legitimately original, exclusively motivated by a desire to conquer the strange obstructions he builds inside his mind.” — Chuck Klosterman, author of Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota.
“This brave and masterfully written book is a testament to the power of love and art. Read it and become obsessed.” — Diablo Cody, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Juno and creator of United States of Tara.
“A ripping, riveting murder mystery — wily as Agatha Christie, charged with real menace, real depth. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware.” – A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands—the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.
The trip began innocently enough: admiring the stunning if foreboding scenery, champagne in front of a crackling fire, and reminiscences about the past. But after a decade, the weight of secret resentments has grown too heavy for the group’s tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year’s Eve, the cord holding them together snaps.
Now, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead . . . and another of them did it.
Jenni Kayne embodies an effortless aesthetic, where natural beauty is found in every detail. Pacific Natural illustrates Jenni’s conscious way of living through personal anecdotes and tips with Jenni’s home state of California serving as the backdrop. Organized by season, this entertaining book is your guide to creating special moments with family and friends. Each chapter includes tabletop ideas, simple crafts, tips for keeping a stocked kitchen and pantry, what to plant in your garden, and healthy, delicious recipes. From an apple harvest dinner and at-home herb drying in the fall, cocktail parties andDIY gift ideas in the winter, flower arranging in the spring and a beach picnic in the summer, Jenni shares her philosophy for creating traditions and living mindfully all year long.
A thoughtful hands-on approach for stylish and balanced living, Pacific Natural shows us how to make the most of the time we spend together, treating life’s details with creativity and care.
he Cookie Book includes a wide-range of cookies to fit every type of craving. You’ll satisfy a simple mid-week chocolate chip cookie craving by perusing the Hella Chocolate Chip Cookie Chapter (think Big Ass Olive Oil Cookies and Everything Chocolate Chip Cookies). When you’re looking to dive a little deeper into butter and sugar you can dabble in Dazzling Drop Cookies (Oatmeal, Blueberry + Puffed Quinoa Breakfast Cookies and Banana Bread Chocolate Chunk Cookies) or jump into the Jazz Hands Chapter and dazzle with Cold Brew Cookies With White Chocolate + Espresso Beans and Burnt Sugar Bark Ginger Cookies.
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I love these strawberry glasses from Kate Spade.
Strawberry Bunny Tags are perfect for your Easter baskets or treats.
Strawberry Colored Flip Flops Boden
Happy weekend and happy Spring my friends. I hope that you share your recipes, finds, pod casts, books, movies and more. I love to read your suggestions and explore your finds.
Be safe and have a great weekend.
Brenda Pruitt says
That spring salad looks so nutritious and the bunny tag is adorable. Almost Easter!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
I think the salad looks scrumptious! Have a great weekend Brenda.
Taste of France says
With luck we will have local strawberries at the market soon. The hothouse berries showed up about two weekends ago.
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
We have huge strawberry farms here but nothing fresh yet. I am sure that yours will be delicious. Have a great weekend.
William Kendall says
The French toast sounds good.
I always want to cook everything you show and read all the books you list. But how exciting that your cousin wrote a book on such a needed subject! I did buy the little candle from Target this week, in green. Wonderful scent!
Happy weekend to you and enjoy the French toast, which I want to try too,
Love, love, love this post Elizabeth…oh those red sandals are calling my name!
Elizabeth! This is great inspiration for me – I'm serving brunch to friends this week and scored some lovely ideas here. What a happy post full of spring's promises. Happy Sunday, friend. 🙂