Weekly Edit: Two

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. Well, it's been 8 days since my last Weekly Edit, so by June I'm hoping I keep up with this additional newsletter. 

Truth be told, I've been busy.  Between housework, blog posts, partnership opportunities, and going to the gym (a surprise even to myself), it's been a bit of a blur. Not a lot of Instagram or internet rabbit holes. And while I did finish And Then There Were None and the first season ofBreaking Bad, I don't have much to say for other accomplishments of the week.

And yet, still, quite easily, I found a few things I want to share with you this morning.

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Upgrade. 

Let's start big and go from there. Until last Sunday, I drove a 2011 Mercedes GLK350. We got a great deal on it while we still lived in California; but it's done terrible in snow since moving back to Pennsylvania. It was time to upgrade (and stress-call my mom hours before signing the contract to talk me off the ledge). I am in no way a car person, but I'm loving two things about this new ML 350: it syncs to my iPhone easily and that it's just really pretty. 

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Relax. 

I'm not particularly fond of Summer, but I'm craving the sun right now. And so are the dogs. Murphy and Elsa are both from California (Milo's a Texan), so they enjoy relaxing on the deck when it's 80 degrees. Truth be told, it's the main reason we got a sofa out there now. Here's a picture of a sleepy Elsa and a sleepy me after finishing up my workday on said sofa.

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Read (...and then Doze Off). 

I'm in a bit of a Wes Anderson renaissance right now. I recently housesat for my parents and watched The Darjeeling Limited and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Still waiting for the opportune time to settle down for The Grand Budapest Hotel, I thought I would download one of the film's inspirations, The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig, to my Kindle. Zweig's biography of Balzac is currently being used as a coaster on my nightstand, so I'm hoping this one keeps my interest a bit more. I just started it last night. Stay tuned. 

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Covet.

The "Covet" section may just be a staple for me, as I tend to usually find a minimum of 5 things I want throughout the week. 

This little matching silk number by Charlie (shirt and pants sold separately) has me looking at flights to Greece for our honeymoon. Bonus for me, it's like looking in the mirror at the model above, of course.

At $500 for the set, it's a little (a lot) more than I can spare on clothes, but here's hoping someone remembers to add this to my Christmas list in case I forget.

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Snack. 

I've been a vegetarian now since February, but I'm not tired of it yet. I keep my palate keen on new flavors so I'm never bored for long. And with warm days, we're keeping the oven off as much as humanly possible.

Enter cheeseboards. With Vermont Creamery's newest smoky pepper jelly goat cheese, a little smear on a cracker and I'm satisfied. Add an ice cold Guinness Nitro IPA and I'm in heaven.

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Bake. 

Of course, how can I not mention the lovely pink lemonade poundcake that I made in this week's blog post? Tangy and moist, thanks to the addition of yogurt and olive oil, this cake was devoured by us and the dogs in one day. Topped with a lemon-spiked crème fraîche frosting, it never felt dense like some cakes can. Make this today - you have all the ingredients already, so what's stopping you?

  Summer's just around the corner, but will any of us ever be as beautiful as Lucille Ball or her dogs?

Summer's just around the corner, but will any of us ever be as beautiful as Lucille Ball or her dogs?