Wednesday, September 4, 2013

We had an incredible weekend thanks to some generous friends. We spent it lounging by a hotel pool on a two day getaway just 20 minutes outside of the city. Well, there wasn't much lounging, that's hard to do with a four year old who can barely swim and an almost two year old (ack! where did the time go?) who just wants to sprint around the pool deck. Nevertheless, I feel refreshed and ready to tackle this week/month/season. I hope you are too.


I'm totally intrigued by the idea of yogurt with cucumber, mint, olive oil, and salt on Ramshackle Glam.

I tell myself at the beginning of every summer (or at least the past two summers) that I'm going to get an ice cream maker but here we are at the end, and I didn't get one. BUT, if I did, then i'd be making this honey-thyme & blackberry-goat cheese swirl ice cream from Carey at Reclaiming Provincial.

Let's usher in the new season with these apple cakes with lavender and honey from Michael at Verses from my Kitchen.


I didn't think of myself as a leather pants wearing girl, but this post by Sarah at A House in the Hills is making me rethink that. Perfect autumn outfit, perhaps?

I always appreciate Garance Dore's honesty and transparency and the fact that she's willing to discuss issues that others won't. This revealing post on girl talk has me looking forward to her book.

Looking for autumn shoes? Check out this boot roundup by Say Yes to Hoboken.

Amy Moss at Eat Drink Chic has put together a totally cute clutch roundup. I'm totally coveting the apple Kate Spade purse.

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You know, one of the main reasons I started this blog was to see my favorite blogs and bloggers in one place. So I couldn't be more excited about the lifestyle venture started by Erin of Design for Mankind and other friends: check out the newly launched (today!) Clementine Daily. I think I'll be spending a lot of time there.

Thanks to Miss Moss for the introduction to this new travel blog run by the talented Pauline.

Um, has any pregnant lady ever been cuter than Emily Henderson? I don't think so. She gives a 6 month update here and after I got over how cute she looks in her maternity clothes, I started looking behind her at her gorgeously laid out apartment.

Back with more links soon! Have a wonderful week.


  1. Glad you had a good weekend. The little one is so adorable :-)

    By the way, are you on instagram?

    1. I definitely am, that's where most of my shots come from. I'm @dervlakelly. Find me!!

    2. Thanks, I will :-). I just started using it.

  2. Hotel pools and 'vacations' like that are so fun and when the stars align and you can pull it off, it's so refreshing! Okay, well, despite the 2 lil ones who need constant attention :)

    1. Averie, the stars certainly aligned for this weekend anyway. And the 2 lil ones really enjoyed it so it's all good :) Hope you had a lovely holiday too.

  3. Interesting post by Garance, she tells it like it is, doesn't she? And cucumber mint in yoghurt? That's one of our favourite accompaniments to every dinner...especially with something spicy :) Try it!


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