As far as I could remember, pink was not my favorite color up until this little girl came into my life. Since then I have experienced a case of massive pink attack. When you have a little girl, it is quite difficult not to buy anything in pink. Not everything in her closet is in that color though, she has a good mix of different colors from yellow/blue/green and purple too. However, one can't deny little girls look so sweet in pink. I bought this layered dress from Zulilly (don't get me started on my Zulilly addiction) last year because it was just too adorable. Pink, gray, lace, ruffles and layers - oh my - what else could I ask for more?
A few weeks ago, I dressed her up and we had a little play time in our (dead) backyard filled with weeds. They actually look quite rustic and whimsical, don't they? (or that's just me..haha).
Last October, our family went on a short weekend getaway - Austin, TX. One of our goals was to try out new food in this vibrant city of Austin and of course Gourdough's made it to the top of our list. I first learnt about this unique donuts food truck from Kevin and Amanda blog. We were drooling browsing at their out of this world yummy creations, my husband and I looked at each other and made a mutual agreement right way. Then we went.
You bet we had a really difficult time making a decision once we got there. Oh me...oh my what shall we do! These donuts are HUGE and made fresh to order. We had no clue how big they really were so we ordered one for each person. As it turned out, we stuffed ourselves silly yet had some leftover. I wish my stomach was bigger!!
Scroll down to see what we ordered.
Dirty Berry: Fudge Chocolate Icing with Grilled Strawberries for moi
PB & J: Grape Jelly Filling with Peanut Butter Icing & Peanut Butter Morsels for a peanut butter addict like my husband
Naughty & Nice: Sugar and Cinnamon for our little one
All I hear about weather this year is that it has been one crazy winter. I couldn't agree more to that statement as I constantly have to figure out what to wear. One day you are in shorts and t-shirt but the next day you are back to winter clothes - again. Just like this weekend, I thought Spring came by surprise as we were in 77'F but today we are back to 40'F.
We took an advantage of a Spring like day visiting a garden center to buy some fertilizer for the (dead winter) yard but I couldn't resist grabbing some colorful, lovely flowers (hydrangea and stock flowers). The seeds and bulbs I planted earlier just do not grow fast enough for me obviously.We did get down and dirty alright by the end of the day.
We experienced an extra warm weather this past weekend. It was a good time to chill out and explore our backyard for some sign of life. Back in January (on random warm day), we decided to do fall gardening. Kind of late but we took a chance to scatter wild flower seeds and fall bulbs (double late tulips and dutch crocus). This should have been planted in early fall to guarantee success. However, mother nature made my dream come true because this year has been unusually cold for our region. These bulbs require long period of cold temperature to get them going. Perfect timing! They show up now (yay!). It is the matter of time before they grow big and start flowering, can't wait!
I was also in a mood for some pie and blackberries pie was something I had never made before. It turned out quite yummy.