Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Favorites

Look who woke up to officially welcome Summer!  Hello beautiful! I've been watching this peony plant every day waiting for it to pop and today is finally the day.  They only bloom for a few short weeks and I wait for it every year : )

 It's a beautiful Memorial Day weekend and what a way to kick off summer!

 Here are just a few things I've been adoring, doing, and thinking about on this gorgeous Sunday morning.....

One of my all time favorite Summer fragrances is Philosophy's Amazing Grace.  This is the cleanest and most feminine scent you could imagine.  It's a beautiful summer day in a bottle.  I have the shower gel too.  I layer both and it's not overpowering at all. 

A state of grace is a peaceful place to be.  This fragrance puts you in that place.  Like when your four year old bursts into the bathroom while you are taking a shower to frantically ask you if you have his Cars DVD.  This is real life.  Take a deep breath and pass me the shower gel. 

 I found this recipe at A Little Loveliness for pink lemonade cupcakes that I can't wait to try.  They will be perfect for a friends birthday party we are having next month.  I love how she decorated them with the paper straws and lemon wedges.  So fun! I'm sensing a theme to this party already.

I had a pedicure the other night. What is it about a pedi that makes a girl feel so good?  Is it because afterwards our toes look so cute?  Or are we in it for the foot massage?  For me it's the fact that I can actually relax in a reclining, vibrating chair for a hour while I get my feet pampered - an no one in my family knows where to find me.  Dinner will be a little late tonight, guys.....

I selected my favorite summer color - Japanese Rose Garden....Love, love, love....  
It goes great with this new lip color from American Beauty that I am adoring right now - Serendipity. Yes it is!

Is this not the cutest bike ever?  I've been thinking about getting a new one and this little Pashley number is right up my alley.  The basket had me at hello.  I can imagine myself riding down to the bakery on a Sunday morning and filling it up with croissants and baguettes, like I'm staring in a 1960's french film.  I'm totally kidding.  Seriously.  Maybe.

I've had hair issues all my life.  Anyone that knows me, knows this.  It's a fact.  I'm picky, afraid of change, and use way too much hair spray.  I cringe when my hubby uses the term "high maintenance" but in this case I'm afraid he might be right.  What would surprise him is the fact that all I really want is hair long enough to be able to put into a messy ponytail, look like I've done nothing to it, and look great.  That's all I want.  A messy ponytail.  Why is it so hard to achieve a messy ponytail? 

I have a  heart shaped candy mold buried in my pantry that would work perfectly for making these sugar cubes.  Wouldn't they be adorable in a pink sugar bowl at the breakfast table?  I don't know if the husband would appreciate this or even notice...but I would!

And speaking of breakfast, I must learn how to make my coffee do this!  What a way to start the day.  If only this were real life... : )

Thanks to the Style Network and E! I've been obsessed with reruns of Sex and the City. Ever since 1999 I've been trying to figure out, style wise, if I am a Carrie or a Charlotte???

 I think I'm probably more of a Charlotte but secretly wish I could be a Carrie?  Or is it the other way around?  I'm still not sure.  Maybe I'm just a little bit of everybody.... 

This could take years more of rerun watching to figure out.  That's okay by me.  This show never gets old.  I love the humor in it, but come on - who are we kidding? We girls really just watch it for the fashion ~

So excited to see my first cherry tomato of the season.  Is there anything better than fresh tomatoes growing in the hot, summer sun?!  Many more to come...fingers crossed! xo

Cherry Menlove's Easy Jubilee: How to Create the Perfect Party

I just downloaded Cherry Menlove's Easy Jubilee on my kindle.  I've been following Cherry Menlove's blog forever and I can't tell you how much I love her.  She's so talented and downright adorable!  Do any of you follow her?  If not please check out her blog
It's full of so many ideas from cooking and baking, to sewing, gardening, housekeeping, parenting, and fashion.  This is the first of many to come from Cherry.  I can't wait to read this!!!!!!

And we're off!  Our car is packed (or should I say stuffed!) and we are about to embark on a little road trip this week.  It will be nice to get away for a few days and enjoy a change of scenery.  We'll be swimming and enjoying the summer sun with family this week.  There will be sightseeing and lots of ice cream I guarentee.  I'll tell you all about it when we get back. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Danielle xo


  1. Hello Danielle, the peony is beautiful, I wish I could smell that fragrance (you left me curious), loved the name of your summer color :D, I hope that the new show - The Carrie Diaries - help us in how much we miss SATC and I hope you had lots of fun on your weekend!!! ;)
    Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog, full of kind words!

    Have a wonderful week! <3

  2. Um, pink lemonade cupcakes?! Yes please! Also, love Victoria Beckham's messy ponytail look, but I don't know if I could pull it off either. Hope you enjoyed your weekend! xo

  3. Hi Danielle !

    Your peony looks lovely! I love the colour, it's such a shame that they only last for a week or so.

    The colour you chose for your nails is gorgeous. I really need to treat myself to some new nail varnish.

    I hope you enjoy your little break away.

    Gemma xxx

  4. Pink lemonade cupcakes sound delish and Victoria Beckham definitely wears the messy pony well. Oh and Amazing Grace is a fave of mine too but I love Pure Grace even more :) Have a fun getaway! xoxo

  5. Hi Danielle, hope you have had some lovely days with your family :) Those cupcakes look absolutely divine!!!

    love, Kristin

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