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Pretty and yummy: sugar cookies with flowers from Leela Cyd’s Food With Friends.

Which hat would you choose for summer: beachy floppy or preppy boat-y?

Loved this little excerpt from the upcoming book The Food and Wine of France

Photographing the dark side of American gilded youth.

Lemon meringue ice cream sounds so good.

Speaking of ice cream, I’m pretty sure these are not ice cream sandwiches, but I wish they were.

Enamel pin of the week: This jar of stars has me dreaming of summer.

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Beautiful beading.

Prince with The Muppets.

Dating in New York vs. Paris.

Ooh! How about a lovely gold wedding dress?!

Have you read this New Yorker article about “the really big” earthquake that will hit the Pacific Northwest? It’s fascinating, and it just won a Pulitzer.

Matzo buttercrunch. Yum.

Classic monogram necklaces for your bridesmaids.

Burnt sugar ice cream with chocolate bits? Sign me up!

Fabulous new California line.

What a great Mother’s Day card for someone special who’s “not technically” your mom.

This black orchid showed up in my Pinterest feed and oh my… stunning.

Enamel pin of the week: heart sunnies.

Speaking of enamel, I really like this set of bobby pins (and they’re on sale)!

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Gorgeous blooming window display by By Appointment Only Design.

It’s been legal to pick California poppies this whole time?! (If you grew up in California you were probably told it was illegal to pick them… I sure did!)

Have you seen these incredible moving sculptures? Wow!

These earrings would make for beautiful bridesmaid gifts.

It’s rhubarb season, and rhubarb streusel muffins sound delish!

This delightful short film had me in tears. What a magical story.

Can you imagine finding a $136 million painting in your attic?

Trapper Keeper and Reebok logos used to be in the same font.

J.Crew is having a sale! Would love to see a bride in this beautiful tulle skirt

Enamel pin of the week: itty bitty potted cactus.

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Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs from A Cozy Kitchen Naturally Pickled Deviled Eggs from A Cozy Kitchen

I know we’re past Easter, but deviled eggs are always in season as far as I’m concerned, especially when they’re this pretty.

I can’t stop looking at photos of this sculpture – what an incredible thing to make marble look like sheer fabric!

This baseball game “dance off” is from last year, but I’m just seeing it for the first time. Well, I’ve watched it at least seven times now. Makes me grin every time.

Chocolate hazelnut blondies just moved to the top of my To Bake list.

Is this light creepy or pretty? Both?

Love this blush colored bud vase, via Cup of Jo.

Fascinated by this garden in a bottle.

Painted orchard baskets are my kind of DIY (the easy kind).

What a beautiful salad for spring.

Fun new weekly feature: enamel pin of the week. This week it’s this “Nope” speech bubble. Because sometimes it’s that kind of day.

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Springtime in D.C. – gorgeous!

Strawberry cream puff cake. Yum!

I need a pair of these fringe-y earrings.

Who says your honeymoon lingerie can’t be a set of adorable pajamas?

Did you know that Lucky Charms marshmallows have a name (it’s “marbits”)? Here’s 50 years of Lucky Charms.

This Wheel of Fortune contestant totally made me smile.

I can’t get enough of enamel pins, like this sweet pastel strawberry!

Why butter is better in France.

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