Friday, February 22, 2013

TGIF - Whatcha Up To?

TGIF!! Thank goodness,seriously!!  I had a 24 hour stomach bug that left me completely immobilized on Wednesday.  I still feel kinda weak from it but seeing that I was able to eat dinner last night, I'm definitely on my way to feeling better. 

While we are still braving through the days that peak at 20-30 degrees in high temps, I am itching for warmer and sunnier days.  I know it's got to be coming soon, right?  When it does, I really want to have a plant on my balcony, which right now looks pretty dusty and consists of nothing but 2 old ikea chairs. BLAH. I think a little arrangement like below will be perfect!  

find this parisian home via here

I recently got into Instagram and have been following Mai from 'A Cup of Mai', who has like the cutest and most fabulous closet in the world (check it out here). (As for me, I have no such fabulous closet to show you, but for what it's worth, you can find me here, or search for "beautiful_elysium".) A couple of days ago, Mai posted a self-made sandwich with fig jam.  FIG JAM? OMG, right?  So I went looking for a recipe and here's what I found from 'The Kitchn':

fig jam recipe via here

Did you check out the link?  The recipe is like 1-2-3-Bam!  I can't wait to make this jam~  

Lately, I've been craving margaritas.  Now mind you, I RARELY ever drink margaritas.  I think it's because I've been obsessively thinking about warmer and sunnier days. When that time comes, I will be ready, sorta.  I need to get some margarita glasses.  Whenever I am in need of any basic glassware (or kitchenware in general), I look to Crate & Barrel and usually find something in the right price range and style, like the ones below.  

margarita glasses via here

So, I'm going to get through the rest of the winter by checking out whatever is left of winter sales, hoping for something fabulously stylish but ridiculously low priced (always!), and keeping a list "what I want to do when the weather gets warmer"! 

Have a great, fun and relaxing weekend, friends!

~jp~ (yes, my initials)


  1. SO with you on the warm sunny days and margaritas... glad you're feeling a little better!

  2. awww, you are the best, Laicie! have a great weekend!


09 10 11 12
Blogging tips