Weekend Links (Feb 28- Mar 4)

I'm planning on a lot of this action. Photo via mackin ink blog

This week has been a whirlwind of emotions and activity, but this upcoming week is going to be glorious. That's right, glorious. It's J's spring break so I'm closing up the studio and we're taking a much needed vacation to the beach. The laundry is done, the house is clean (I like coming home to a clean house), the house sitter is booked and all I have left to do is wrap up a few loose ends order wise, pack my suitcase and make chocolate chip cookies (because you can't take a road trip without chocolate chip cookies.) I'm so excited I can barely type this. Anyhow, let's get to some of the cool stuff I've seen around the web.

I'm all for making things from scratch. Pesto, marinara, cookies, bread, pasta, pizza... to me it just tastes better. Not to mention I can actually pronounce what's in my food which is always a plus. Now I have another item to add to my list of "things I make from scratch" (which depending on how much time I have is sometimes lovingly referred to as "items that may have been easier to buy.") Guess who is going to try and make their own butter?!  Yep, me. With the help of this.

Of course, making things from hand always makes me think of this, which I find hilarious. And while you're at it, go ahead and procrastinate a little more and read this one, this one, and this one. Ironically- and probably why I think these are so funny-  I do love Arrested Development, I've tried to convince J. to pick strawberries for going on 4 years now, I will wear a jacket with shorts (still don't get uggs and shorts though) and I do love a good sandwich.

Now that I have hopefully made you smile, on to a new topic. It's almost spring and as I have mentioned, I'm being sucked into the trap of needing spring clothes right now. So to keep myself from actually buying things I don't really need, I've taken to just browsing online stores. And while I might still have a problem with Forever 21 ripping off indie designers (no judgments for being on the site please,) I definitely don't have a problem with them collaborating with designers.

Oh and speaking of expensive sandwiches and things I want but might not need (this is debatable of course) I could definitely live here. Doesn't hurt that it's practically next door to the Eiffel Tower.

What I do need though is this vacation, so I'm off to pack. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!