Whew! This has been a terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad week, and I’m so glad it’s over. Alex is making a Trader Joe’s run (we always get the exact same things: parmesan, arugula, hummus, etc.), then coming home to watch Mad Men. We’re like the two people in the world who haven’t seen it, so we’re starting from season one. It’s so good! Why didn’t anyone say anything? :) Well, my sweet readers, I’m taking a deep breath, blowing you a kiss and wishing you a wonderful weekend. Here are a few great posts from around the web…

Homemade brownies.


Party in a French town.

I learned how to open Champagne!

Portraits of wise old dogs.

A mama must have designed this T-shirt.

Fabulous-beyond-words wedding dress + wedding guests.

A husband’s food art for his wife on bed rest.

Zara is growing up!

P.S. And the big giveaway goes until Monday. Have a good one. xoxo

(Photos by Stephanie Congdon Barnes)