Monday Linkage

Iconic landmarks put into perspective.

YUM. YUM. And YUCK.

Even JT likes to get his dog down sometimes.

This reunion tour is too good to be true! Trying not to get my hopes up…

Cute, and cuter.

Are you an Orange is the New Black fan? Here’s the real article that Piper’s husband wrote for the New York Times.

Oh the silly things celebrities say.

A post by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere on seasonal cooking.

These sandals kind of remind me of Sweedish Hasbeens – but for half the price. I’m thinking they’re going to make their way to my doorstep soon.

Monday Linkage

A great way to support those with Autism as Autism awareness month approaches. 

This cake. Holy smokes. And maybe some of these fudgy-wudgies. Because they are fun to say.

Cause I’m happyyyyyyyy. This study proves why.

Angie does yoga to help her train to be evil. 

Starbucks and Tevana, making Oprah tea, and starting to serve wine and beer

I’m kind of bummed this product has such poor reviews. I NEED IT IN MY LIFE.

Want to volunteer or serve a good cause without leaving your house? Well, you can

I think I need to make this cauliflower fried rice ASAP.

“Thank you”. A brief but great reminder about the power of these words.

As I announced on twitter earlier this week. I just discovered my name has Shakespearean roots. I will now only be answering to “Lady Jessica”.

 

Have a splendid week!

Weekend recap

I am so grateful for this past weekend. Ok, I am thankful for every weekend.  But this weekend seemed to accomplish the perfect relaxation-active balance that I hope for every weekend.

It started with a pedicure. Because I am really hopeful that this spring like weather will stay. PS my legs are very white. Sorry if this post blinds you.

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Then I saw Frozen Friday night with some friends. Which WAS SO CUTE. Seriously. Go see it.

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Saturday started off with a bang (HAH).

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Then I made a pie.

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And ended the night at the Almond Blossom Festival

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Sunday I went to Murphy’s, the cutest little town in the foothills near where I live, with my parents and brothers. I need to remember this place because I kinda love it.

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And it was warm enough that sandals made an appearance! Good thing that pedicure happened.

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Not pictured was the bath I gave to my dog and the PRAXIS studying (yikes…) that I did….because those pictures would not be pretty.

Bagel Making

20. Make homemade bagels

This Sunday was: Cold. Rainy. Slow. Which equals perfect bagel making conditions. I read quite a few recipes trying to find the perfect way to cross off #20. I finally settled on this one, with a few ideas stolen from this one. The prepping process is much easier than I expected. In fact, I’m fairly sure that any kneading-capable person handle it. I wish I had some special knowledge to pass along or handy tricks to tell you about how to make these babes. But the only advice I can come up with is simply to MAKE them. And then to eat them as soon as they come out of the oven. Theres something about burning your hands and mouth in sacrifice for that perfect freshly baked bite that is just worth it. No?

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The process was as follows: Yeast rising. Kneading. Waiting. Separating and shpaing. Boiling dough – weird right? Egg wash. Toppings, I chose “everything”, cinnamon sugar, and poppy seed. Bake. Mouth burning first bite.

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