no. 1 // i love a good book. when i find a book i'm in to, i'm known to stay up all night reading and will finish it in less than a day. however, i am a bit particular about the books i read. i refuse any nicholas sparks novel. i once heard that the twilight books were like sitting at a bar and eating peanuts- you're not really hungry, they peanuts don't taste great, but they're in front of you so you keep eating- the perfect analogy for the twilight books! i have a worn and used copy of pride and prejudice, dogeared at my favorite part, and i'll sit and read it all night, maybe even shedding a few tears. i guess it goes in part with tv shows and movies too- i can't watch the bachelor (who voluntarily signs up for that show?!) and much to the outrage and dismay from all my college roommates, i despised the movie titanic. i sat through it once and refused to ever see it again. i'm a bit of a hypocrite though- give me bridges of madison county, that touch of mink (or anything with cary grant, he beats leonardo dicaprio every time.) or 16 candles and i can't say no (16 candles is close to my heart; i had a major crush on jake ryan. when i met matthew i thought he looked like him and drove the same car, fulfilling all my teenage requirements for a boyfriend). there is something about that classic romance! i snagged edenbrooke and blackmoore from my sister's kindle account. i flew through both of them, i cried and i loved it and i'm not ashamed.
no. 2 // i am in love with this joe fresh sweatshirt! it's similar to this one from crewcuts, but at $9 it's a fraction of the cost...and this one from forever 21- so cute!
no. 3 // have you read mini magazine? i love flipping through each issue- it it loaded with inspiration and great articles with mom's from all walks of life (think designers, celebrities and much more!) kate and her team with sweet enough to do a little feature on us for their new blogger series. i answered all sorts of questions about blogging and life with our little girls...you can check it out here!
no. 4 // i'm going down to california again in a couple weeks for the wedding of a lifelong friend. i'm trying to find the perfect dress and love this floral dress and this classic red.
no. 5 // last week we (well, mostly matthew) made an amazing roast dinner. then i (really, it was mostly me) made the most amazing chocolate chip cookies. really, they were amazing! and cookies, i have never been able to make cookies! i'll be honest, the recipe came from breanna, so credit (major credit) is probably due to her. but anyway, i'm feeling a bit more confident in the kitchen and this recipe for grilled corn, black beans, and quinoa with cilantro lime dressing may be my next attempt.