Links and some cherry blossoms

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I hope your weekend was lovely and you felt things calm down after last week's insanity in Boston. On Sunday we drove out to Brooklyn to visit the botanic gardens, and see the cherry blossom trees in all of their flowering glory. I wasn't prepared for quite how beautiful those cherry blossoms are on a hundred year old tree. The gnarled trunk gives way to the most exquisite, pillowy white flowers, and I could have stood underneath those trees for hours just looking up. Some of the trees weren't quite open yet, but I'm glad we saw them this weekend, as next weekend is the Japanese cherry blossom festival that's going to pack the gardens (and wouldn't be too fun with children).


Umm, you all know already that I go crazy for pound cakes, or really anything baked in my bread tins. But how about this spiked almond joy poundcake from Jessica at How Sweet It Is? It has melted CHOCOLATE drizzled on top for pete's sake!

Dinner for one is rare in my household of four, but if I was doing it, I'd do it Cozy Kitchen style with Adrianna's recipe for a Vegan latin bowl.

It's grilled cheese month, did you know? Want to try out this cobb grilled cheese from Foodie Crush? I do.

If you're as crazy about Game of Thrones as me, then you'll want to try out these direwolf scones on The Inn at the Crossroads. I might have to make them for next week's episode.

I'm buying up the entire lavender stand at the Union Square Farmer's market on Wednesday to make this gorgeous lavender French 75 from Love & Lemons.

Interior design

Issue 11 of Anthology magazine is out, and it's all about food and drink - yay! View the preview here.

I'm dying over these gorgeously whimsical homemade shadow boxes made by young Lova on Sweet Paul.

Kim at Desire to Inspire has featured Swedish photographer, Anna Kern on the site again and I couldn't be happier. The homes she shoots are eye candy to say the least.

Ok, can we talk about how I'm excited for Ready for Love tomorrow night? Like, I may actually watch it as it's airing, which is something I never do. I'm a DVR and fast forward through commercials girl (which is pretty awful for someone who has a husband in the advertising business!)


  1. NBC cancelled Ready for Love! I'm so disappointed!

    1. WHAT?! Noooo! At least I can watch and mourn at tonight's episode.


  2. I thought you might like seeing this avenue of cherry blossoms in Cherry Hill, NJ

    A scenic drive through a two-mile avenue of blossoming cherry trees on Chapel Avenue, Cherry Hill, NJ.

    This version driving West on Chapel Avenue toward Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill, NJ

    ► 2:10► 2:10


    This version driving East on Chapel Avenue toward Kings Highway in Cherry Hill, NJ.


    1. wow thanks so much for sending these!!

  3. Dervia Kelly - if you liked Cherry Hill's two mile avenue of blossoming cherry trees -- then
    Check out our Cherry Blossom Website for photos, videos and its history!

    1. I did, thank you for sending me those videos!


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