Have a Beautiful Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We’re flying to Michigan tonight to visit my parents. I’m looking forward to swimming, playing games and eating grilled shrimp on the deck. (Also, if you’re ever in the Detroit area, the Motown Museum is amazing. Have you been?) Have a good, relaxing weekend, and here are a few links from around the web…

Maya Angelou touched so many hearts and will be missed.

Great tumblr. (Love her mission.)

Spelling bees are intense, and those kids are awesome.

How to make a grilled cheese…cheesier.

Ballet dancers describe their hardest moves.

What powerful women would have told their 22-year-old selves.

These prom photos made me smile.

Would you wear a jumper? This one is lovely.

Watch Mindy Kaling’s hilarious, heartfelt Harvard Class Day speech.

Bohemian living rooms.

Why we want to dance to Pharrell.

If I got married again (to the same guy), I’d wear this dress.

Rifle Design now has wallpaper.

Pulled pork sandwiches save the day.

(Photo of Seaford, England; prom photos via Swissmiss)

  1. Have a great time in MI – our family spends time near Traverse, in Frankfort each summer; what a beautiful part of the country!

  2. What great picture and beautiful place to visit.

    Hope you had a wonderful and restful weekend.

  3. Well…since you asked, no I would never wear a jumper. I can’t figure out how you’re supposed to go to the bathroom without a big production. Does it have snaps, like a onesie?

  4. I love that jumper! So fun and pretty. I recently bought one at the Banana Republic factory store. It’s black, sleeveless and long pants with a sash around the waist (also black). Love it! Thanks for your blog… Love that too!

  5. Hope you have a lovely time in Michigan. I love the jumper you picked out :)

  6. I thought that looked like England! Can’t mistake those cliffs!

    I love the Rifle Paper Co. stuff – my sister gave me one of their cards saying ‘you make everything beautiful’ – which I thought was the sweetest message…


  7. Yes! Love the Motown Museum–it doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it’s one of my favorite museums. Hope you’re having fun here in MI!

  8. Loved these links! Especially the one about what great women would tell their 22 year old self!

  9. Loved these links! Especially the one about what great women would tell their 22 year old self!

  10. Love the randomness of everything! There is definitely something for whatever mood I may be in. Loved the link about Pharell’s “Happy”. So interesting!


  11. I wore that dress for my wedding in Paris! :)

  12. I have a love/hate relationship with finding new dresses I would wear to remarry the same guy.

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  13. That ballet video is amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

  14. I actually have that dolce vita dress, and just so happen to be wearing it to a certain elopement this summer… ;-)

  15. I am working Sunset magazine’s Celebration Weekend event this weekend in the Bay Area. “Small Space, Big Dreams” backyard retreats = where it’s at. Well, the Test Garden and Test Kitchen tours are pretty cool too. :) Thanks for the downtime reads!

  16. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend here in Detroit!

  17. links links links! have a great time in Michigan

  18. I love that you posted mindy’s speech! It was part of my graduation festivities at Harvard Law. What a fun and funny way to wrap up three long years.

  19. Great links! Happy Friday!

  20. You’re coming to Michigan! What a perfect weekend for it. Eastern Market has been busier than ever on Saturdays and Sunday is the first street Market. There is also a home and garden tour in Corktown Sunday. If you want a fancy meal The Jefferson House is fantastic. The chef is a young guy and super talented.

  21. loving those rifle paper wallpapers so much. especially the peonies.

  22. Have a great time in Michigan! It is stunning here right now:)Finally, summer!!!

  23. lauren, that is so cute! and @makingitanywhere, love the adjective “farmy” :)

  24. As soon as someone starts making jumpers for taller girls/long torsos so I don’t have the humiliation of camel-toe, I’m totally in. ;)

  25. I love Mindy! Her voice seems so deep compared to her show character!

  26. I love that jumper! I actually called my mom just a few minuets ago to ask her opinion on overall-ish things… they are so cute and so in, but I live in Oklahoma, and I’m afraid people will just read them as farmy, not trendy.A post on overalls for your body type might be handy.