I've been dreaming about redecorating (or... really, just decorating, as I never really did when I moved in TWO years ago... shameful)
I was this brilliant post by Toronto blogger Jacquelyn of Lark and Linen, and I found myself captivated by the lucite chair she posted. I clicked on the link and found that it was an Ikea chair. Well, that's right in my budget (which is limited). It's modern, and I've been loving lucite for awhile. What do you think?
I have found a new blog that I am OBSESSED with. It's the blog of Emily Henderson (also known as my new-girl-crush-who-I-don't-know) who it appears was an HGTV star (I don't have TV). All's I know is that she is cute, and funny, and has great style sense. I've been working myself backwards through her blog for a little bit every morning with my cup of tea. It's GLORIOUS. I recommend.
There was some famjamz BBQ action yesterday, and I whipped up this cake to bring along. People had a LOT of good things to say about it. They may have just been being nice, but I like to think the cake had something to do with it, not their pity for my potluck contribution. Plus, rhubarb? Best. I added some strawberries, because I had some beautiful Ontario strawberries in the fridge. I recommend. The more fruit the better. (I used 2 cups, but next time I'll use more).
I somehow lost my hand mixer (how does that happen?). I still have the beaters, but no base in sight. I kept putting off getting a new one (by attempting silly things like mixing by hand, and using my blender to whip eggs), but enough was enough! I'm a girl who bakes, and a girl who bakes can't bring herself to whip everything by hand (and by that I mean my arms get realllly tired). So I bought a new one. Now, I've only used it once (for the cake yesterday), but I am loving it! It comes with its own case, which is great in case you want to bring it with you to work or something (because you never know), and it's powerful. Plus it beats trying to blend a cake. Trust me.