Friday, March 22, 2013

Welcome to the Weekend: Friday Favorites

Wow! What a week, I have gone from freezing cold, snowy weather, to beautiful 70 degree days and now back to freezing cold, snowy weather. 

At the same time I have put away 5 Christmas trees, hundreds of ornaments and other holiday paraphernalia and now have Easter bunnies and chocolate chicks piled in baskets for my guests.

Although I am trying to be a good blogger I am falling behind on commenting on my favorite blogs, I have been out reading though and this week these are my favorite finds.

An excellent book recommendation, from History and Women, Above All Things by Tanis Rideout. 

An introduction to the fabulous photographer Brent Darby by The Zhush, you must visit his web page because his work is amazing, from interiors to travel and more. 

Brent Darby Photography Image from The Zhush

Spring is upon us and I know many of us have trips planned for the coming months. Marsha at Splenderosa has the perfect travel wardrobe featured this week. I love it all. 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to paint your walls black? I have, the closest I have come so far is a powder room and it is hot chocolate brown. At La Maison Boheme, Sarah is getting ready to paint her office black and she had a great post this week filled with beautiful inspiration rooms. 

Image from Elle Decor

Speaking of beautiful rooms, at Little Emma English Home this week, a house tour of Anastasia Hutton-Summers' white cottage. It is lovely. 

For those of us that are experiencing a cold spell and unusual Spring weather, oh wait...I think that is all of us, here is a great list of soups to try from 101 Cookbooks.

Simple Tomato Soup Image Heidi Swanson from 101 Cookbooks

And finally 48 Ways to Get Your Life in Order from Successify. This is a great list of suggestions with everything from healthy eating to getting rid of clutter as a way to get your life in order. 

 What about you, do you have a favorite post that you read this week? 

I would love to hear about it as I am always curious to find new blogs, recipes and books. 

I wish you a warm, wonderful weekend. Enjoy!


  1. HAPPY 70 degrees my dear! We are still waiting for our warmer weather to arrive. Congrates on getting all of your Christmas things put away!!!!!

    Lovely links; that white cottage is just a dream! Anita

  2. Love following your blog! Love all the tables for Easter and the recipes look amazing!
    Have a great weekend!
    Jamie Herzlinger

  3. What a great post, lots of interesting links to explore :)

    Those Easter treats look yummy!

    Thank you so much for the very thoughtful comment you wrote me on my blog today, I really appreciate it.

    Have a lovely week-end XX

  4. I look forward to going through some of these posts/blogs that I do not know. Always fun to discover a new one!! Here the weather is freezing and more snow in the forecast, its soooo old at this point. Cheers to warmer spring days ahead for ALL of us!

  5. So many great links, Elizabeth!! That chocolate is making me want to run out an buy a chocolate bunny and cadbury eggs!

    Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  6. So nice blog and so interesting posts. Photos are great and inspiring ! Good to discover you !

  7. Thank you for these lovely links Elizabeth! Hope you have had a lovely weekend?


  8. I like the colour black... it's the dominant colour of my wardrobe, but I can't see myself ever painting a room with that shade.

    All that chocolate has me feeling hungry!


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