Monday, April 16, 2012

You'll Want to Bake this Cake

Let's pretend like there was no report released earlier this month labeling all sugar as toxic and just appreciate the tastiness that is a Victoria Sandwich. If you've never had one or were afraid to try and bake one, I found a super simple recipe that you just have to try.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Break, A Mommy's Take

i want saved
some super hero
save me
for the love of god
i have a 17 yr old dreamer
all she does is dream
big silly teenage appropriate dreams
and she insists on sharing them all day every day with me
and i'm not a full on dreamer
i dream in little ways
and listening to someone dreaming stupid idiotic teen like dreams
all day every day
makes every bone in my body twitch
and tiny bits of vomit
come up in the back of my mouth
i hate spring breaks

by The DreamKiller (A.K.A Mommy)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd

The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd is a collection of short stories that follow a set of family lines in the English New Forest through history. The families are fictional but the events they live through are historical facts. It's a great way to learn what was happening in and around the area. I found myself skeptical at first that I would enjoy this book but I found myself hooked. The stories had all the right elements:

  • Coming of Age
  • Sacrifice
  • Epic Battles
  • Falls from Grace
  • Love
  • Revenge
  • Trickery
  • Mystery
  • Danger
  • Intrique

Don't let the size of the book intimidate you either. The stories keep it bite sized and very manageable. I even found myself so attached to the family lines that I was sad when the book ended.

So what are you reading lately? 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Whimsical White Dresses Win

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Louis Vuitton SS12, Valentino Fall 2012, Elie Saab Fall 2012

From Spring collections through Fall collections white was a winning color this year. If you're ready to welcome sun and warmer temperatures, what better way than to pull out your whites? Unless you're like me and don't necessarily have any. After a little poking around I've found some fabulous options for all sizes that will get you all the way through 2012. Once the temp's start to drop, clever layering with white knits, tights or trousers reminiscent of Sonia Rykiel's Fall 2012 collection will take these pieces even further.

Zara's Embroidered Hipster Dress , Zara's Combined Cape Dress, Evan's Collection Ivory Prom Dress

Have you got any white outfits that you love? I'd love to see any outfit pics if you do! Just give me a link in the comments below. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wander Lust

 I first became really aware of Angkor Wat when I was much younger and saw the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Remember that movie? While the movie was a passing blip on my radar, Angkor Wat and Cambodia hung around. Angkor Wat is a place that still contains it's own mysteries and inspires dreams. António da Madalena, a Portuguese monk who visited Angkor Wat in 1586 tried to capture his experience of the place and said it "is of such extraordinary construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen, particularly since it is like no other building in the world. It has towers and decoration and all the refinements which the human genius can conceive of."