Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday Favorites from Brian Mallman, Decor to Adore, Vulupes Libris, Providence Design and More

Good morning! Happy Friday and welcome to my Friday Favorites post.

 Today I am particularly excited because one of my finds is my cousin, Brian Mallman, Brian is one of many talented people in my family, he is a Los Angeles based artist who has had his work shown around the world.  Recently Brian gave a TEDx Talk at Moorpark College,  called Smaller Pieces that I think you will enjoy.
Summer vacations and adventures are in abundance on the web this month, my favorite this week is from Decor to Adore, Laura's stunning photos of Napoleon III apartments in the Louvre make you feel as if you are right there!

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I am constantly in search of a good book and one of my favorite blogs, Vulpes Libris has complied a list of the Best Books of 2014, So Far.

Image Midwest Living

If you live in the Midwest, Midwest Living has 20 Great Lakes Getaways that you may want to explore.

Vegetable Struedel from Providence Design

Of course I have a few foodie favorites, this scrumptious Vegetable Strudel from Providence Design seems perfect for any vegetables that you should find at the farmers market. 

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The hot, sultry days bring out the sweet tooth in all of us and what could be easier than Nigella's No-churn Ice Cream?

Whipping Cream Pound Cake

Or what about this fabulous Whipping Cream Pound Cake from The Ribbon in My Journal? I think it would be perfect with a pile of summer berries! I think I may save this for the 4th of July weekend.

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My summer reading is coming along a little slow so I have no book this week, but I did watch a good movie called Possession.

As always, I hope that you find something that you like here and if you have something to share please do.

I hope that you have a safe and happy weekend.


  1. NO-CHURN ICE CREAM? I must investigate this! Well I have to say that in spite of the incessant rain we are having, I'm pretty much entertained here. Good book after good book is my summer diet and I am loving every sentence, paragraph and chapter. So good to hear about your cousin; I must check this out, and if he's given a TED talk, there must be something really cool to talk about!

    Big hugs sweet friend! Anita

  2. Good for your cousin!

    I have seen Possession, and enjoyed it. I'll have to watch it again.

  3. As always so much to check out. I loved the book, "Possession". I would love to see the movie. Have a wonderful weekend, Bonnie

  4. Thank you SO much for all the fantastic links - I am on my way to check them all out! Congrats to your cousin on is TEDTalk! Have a fantastic weekend, Elizabeth! xoxo

  5. Beautiful image Decor, I love the white rose and all the texture. My father is a painter and I know for him it is hard to ever be done with a painting. He always sees that it needs a little something, where we do not see that. Have a wonderful weekend.
    The Black White Residence


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