Currently enjoying pops of neon. Nail polish from American Apparel, pink lipstick is NARS Schiap, and orange is MAC Morange.



Gratitude - May 20

Some things that made me smile this week...
+ getting an old disposable camera developed.  the photo above is from three years ago!
+ completing a little project that I can't wait to share with you guys (in June!)
+ coming up with donut catering ideas... yum. 
+ Vosges bacon milk chocolate bar 
+ learning how to use my camera in RAW
+ jogging for 30 minutes straight! first time in my life, really.
+ receiving a pair of beautiful shoes!! (pictures this weekend?)
+ making gougeres!

Tomorrow I get to dress up as a book character for work, which I'm a little excited about.  It's so fun watching their faces light up and getting tons of little hugs. What do you have planned this weekend?  Hope you have a lovely one. 



Croque Madame + Micro Green Salad
Things have been pretty food-centric here lately, and I apologize for that since I have a separate food blog!  But it's pretty much all I think of in my free time.  There is something about cooking (and baking, more specifically) that I've really felt a new level of calm and happiness.  Everything about the process makes me filled with joy but not excitedly so (that kind sort of gives me anxiety). From carefully measuring out each ingredient in its own bowl to putting on the finishing touches, I revel in it all.  Even the most monotonous tasks like greasing tart rings is enjoyable!

One thing I've always struggled with is that I'm always trying out a new craft.  One week it's fabric dying the and the next it's stationery.  As much as I enjoy dipping my toes in all sorts of mediums I've yet to focus on a select few to move it into more than just a hobby.  I never know if I love something enough to make it a career.  Part of it is laziness--sometimes I really need to push myself to complete a project, even if in the end it's satisfying.  But when it comes to baking I hardly need much of a nudge.  Perhaps it's the one thing that I can move out of hobby limbo.



Mini Heirloom Tomatoes

They were too pretty not to photograph. I picked my favorites and ate the rest like grapes.