Saturday afternoon we decided to drive up to Pasadena. We had briefly been there a couple times before, but had never seen much of the it. This time, after walking through much of Old Pasadena, seeing all the adorable shops and restaurants, and devouring a box of Lette Macarons, we fell in love. There will definitely be many more trips to this gorgeous little city.
Wednesday, April 25
I love taking pictures with Instagram, it's become a small obsession! I've been trying to think of a way to display some of our favorite pictures and thought it would be fun to make them into magnets.
I bought adhesive foam sheets and adhesive magnet strips from Michaels.
I made a collage of our favorite pictures and printed it on matte photo paper.
After cutting out the pictures I stuck them unto the foam sheet to give them a stronger base.
I then cut the pictures out once again. Using a box cutter made it really easy.
And finally attached the magnet!
* For next time I will definitely lighten the pictures before having them printed. They came out much darker than they looked on the computer.
Monday, April 23
This weekend we had to escaped the crazy, hundred degree heat and drive down to Laguna Beach. Although the drive is only one hour it seemed like we were hundreds of miles from home, the scorching sun was replaced by a cool breeze and even a slightly chilly day. It was amazing to be able to eat outside and walk through the beautiful town.
Tuesday, April 17
I have always loved lemony desserts, something about the sweet, but tart flavor is incredibly appealing. I found the recipe for this tart here, it is by Thomas Keller from his Bouchon Bakery and as expected it was perfectly delicious!
Monday, April 16
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Our weekend included our usual Saturday morning walk complete with lattes and a very excited puppy who lives for these walks! The afternoon rain changed our plans from driving to the beach to staying in, enjoying dinner at home, and napping under a warm blanket with the sound of the rain outside. Sunday, while Kevin studied, I decided it was time to get back to my workout routine with the help of a strict schedule. I need all the motivation I can get!
Sunday, April 8
A delicious yet simple dessert. I found this recipe in a Williams-Sonoma cookbook that I have, but you can find it online here. I didn’t decide to make this last night until right before dinner so to save time I used puff pastry for the crust. The whole thing took under an hour to make and the end result was delicious!!