Good morning! Happy weekend to you! I hope that you had a great week. It was a beautiful week here with sunny, breezy days and cool evenings. It was warm enough to sit on the porch with a book in the afternoon and cool enough to have the window open to sleep. I am savoring these days because soon it will be HOT and HUMID.
I hope that enjoy my favorite find this week.
I typically have a protein shake for breakfast but I think I might switch to a big bowl of this Oatmeal with Goat Cheese, Dates, Walnuts and Honey.
If you like cinnamon rolls, and who doesn’t, you need to try these cinnamon roll muffins. I make these all of the time because they are so easy, you get the taste of cinnamon rolls without the wait.
Doesn’t this One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Mozzarella with Tomatoes from Aberdeen Kitchen look scrumptious?
If you want to make your mom a really special cake for Mother’s Day than try my mom’s favorite cake, Sunshine Cake. It is a little time consuming but it is so worth it!
I love this Mother’s Day Video
If you will be traveling to Paris in the Fall mark your calendar to get to the Louvre to celebrate 500th Birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.
Thrust into the unlikely role of professional “literary walking tour” guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years.
In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving “literary walking tours” through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris’s legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafés of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso’s underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-nineteenth-century flâneurs; the secluded “Little Luxembourg” gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter’s own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of A Passion for Books, beginning with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury’s foreword and throughout contributions like– Umberto Eco’s How to Justify a Private Library, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: “Have you read all these books?”; Gustave Flaubert’s Bibliomania, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and Anna Quindlen’s How Reading Changed My Life, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age.
Interspersed throughout are entertaining lists–Ten Bestselling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty Times or More, Norman Mailer’s Ten Favorite American Novels and many more– plus select writings on bookstores, book clubs, cartoons about books and a specially prepared “bibliobibliography” of books about books.
Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, A Passion for Books will provide you with a lifetime’s worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject–the love of books.
I read Travels with Charlie in high school and recently reread it, I highly recommend it if you have not already read it.
In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante.
His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York.
I love this bracelet, it is the complete Serenity Prayer on two intertwined bracelets.
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I love this dress.
Cute stripe sandals.
Love these pink sandals too!
That’s it for this week! I hope that you share your favorite finds from this week and that you have a wonderful weekend.