Okay, I have to confess something. Ever since I tried it a couple of weeks ago, I cannot stop thinking about the marble layer cake from SusieCakes. I mean, it’s marble cake, and then it has chocolate chips in it, and the perfect amount of delicious chocolate and vanilla buttercream frosting. Drool. (If you’re near a SusieCakes, get one of these cakes for yourself, and then get one for everyone else who is jealous and wants you to share.) It would be the perfect thing for my big sister who is celebrating a birthday today – Happy Birthday Abigail!

One of my favorite parts of the Met.

Cognac never looked so good, via Happy Cavalier.

Golden honeycombs, via Satsuma Press.

Vegas in Kodachrome.

Sweet dress and a chicken.

Fabulous free iPhone wallpapers.

The Bright Side Project.

I adore this short swiss dot dress, via Lovely.

Look what lovely thing came to live with me!

Vintage labels, via simplesong.

Cliffhanging.

The bride wore hot pink.

Patagonia in pictures.

Congrats to Ami on the launch of Edit and Post!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

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Yesterday, one of my very dearest friends and I did a little cupcake taste test (which really just means we bought cupcakes from two places and ate them), so I’m not quite sure how the weekend could live up to that, except that I’ll be spending it with my honey, which is always a treat. I’ll also be keeping my fingers crossed for nice weather, because I’d love nothing more than to read one of my new book purchases out of doors. What are you up to this weekend? If you happen to be somewhere in New England, this pic for you. (Isn’t it just the cutest? Jeff Newsom takes amazing photos, and he shoots weddings, too…)

{by Jeff Newsom}

A touch of spring.

Send a garden through the mail, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Totally digging these engagement photos.

Happy blog birthday to 100 Layer Cake!

Lovely lips.

Pothole gardens, via Oh Joy!

50 steps to simple happiness, via A Cup of Jo.

Piano love.

John and Jackie.

I remembered this article, and now I’m dying to make some perfect chocolate chip cookies.

Have a happy weekend!

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Has anyone else been paying attention to the Olympics? I didn’t think I really cared much about watching them, but I won’t lie – I’ve been enjoying some of the events a lot. I mean, how beautiful was this? And how totally fun was this? It’s so fun to see people who love something so much, and who do it so well, get to do that thing they love. Especially because this is what I look like doing winter sports…

Bathing beauties.

Olympic hijinks.

I looooove the calligraphy on this paper “tablecloth.”

Not your average domestic goddess.

Brooches for the bride.

The Victorian version of Craigslist.

Retro illustrations
as wedding invitation, via 100 Layer Cake.

A cowboy’s dream, via Richie Design.

Love the ruffles on this dress (and the whole wedding)!

How to have a lovely day.

Chinese New Year in New York.

The groom wore jeans.

If you’ve been wondering what to do with all those bright yellow blow dryers you have lying around….

When’s the last time you had a penpal?

Paper and porcelain.

Tiny Texas houses, via oh, hello friend.

Has a dirty truck ever looked so good?

Maybe we should spend our honeymoon in Morocco?

Hope you enjoy these links, and have a happy weekend, lovelies! Oh, and don’t forget to vote!

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Is it just me, or shouldn’t romance and love (and flowers and chocolate and perfume, too!) happen year-round? I do appreciate the kitschy holiday element of February 14 – the candy hearts and doily-related crafts – but as far as love and romance, it’s no more special to me than any other day when I’m lucky enough to snuggle up with my honey and eat sweets. I love that I get to do that more than once a year! But, however you spend it, I hope it’s a very Happy Valentine’s Day! And now, some fun links for you from around the web this week…

Valentine style with Jane and Serge.

Salted caramel
never gets old.

Happy birthday to Kiss the Groom!

Fine and dandy, via Junebug.

Love these family photos, especially the ones in the car.

Rehearsal diner.

100 abandoned houses
, via sfgirlbybay.

And 29 rolling homes, via An Apple a Day.

Dig these save-the-dates.

Trying to decide if I’m bold enough for red lipstick. Or neon pink?

Mr Darcy’s proposal, via Design Crush.

Some last minute V-day card downloads.

Bubble gum + paper airplanes.

This wedding story makes me smile, via east side bride.

Save yourself $30.

My little Q&A over at Completely Unveiled.

Have a happy weekend, y’all!

Update! How could I have missed this link?! via Black Eiffel

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Happy Friday everyone! Two of my favorite ladies are coming to visit me this weekend, which makes me feel a little like the cutie in this photo. If it keeps raining like this, I think we’ll mostly be hanging out and eating, which is about as good as it gets when you’re with two of your best friends. Anyone else have fun plans for the weekend?

Love letter inspiration, via {frolic!}.

Fabulous gold shoes.

Happy baby!

Gifts to give to get you some.

How about an Up-inspired party?

I’m a rad influence – hear 10 of my song picks over at The Flash Dance!

Fascinated by Ogori Cafe, via Seth’s Blog.

I might take up scrapbooking.

Happy weekend lovelies!

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