I’ve had a craving for cinnamon rolls for months, since I watched Binging With Babish make a batch from scratch; Andrew’s YouTube channel is one of my favorites for cooking tips and recipes, and if you’re into good food you should subscribe, too. I picked up a can of break-and-bakes on my last trip to the grocery store and popped them in the oven last Sunday morning while C was at the gym — one of us has our priorities straight in the new year and I think we all know it’s me — and while it scratched my cinnamon roll itch, it wasn’t nearly as satisfying as Andrew’s homemade version looks.
Add ‘making cinnamon rolls from scratch’ to my list of new year’s resolutions.
Our wedding coordinator, Shanna, is kicking of 2019 with a month full of weddings. I wish the blog had smell-o’-vision so you could appreciate this lovely blush garden rose in all her sensory glory!
Valentine’s Day planning with a side of red velvet from one of our favorite local bake shops a few doors down, Sugar & Slice. This week was all about figuring out holiday specials, pre-ordering [a ton of] flowers, containers and supplies for next month, and getting a marketing plan together. Nothing boosts productivity a like cream cheese frosting sugar rush.
In a recent Instagram post, one of my favorite fellow bookworms, Kayla, reminded me of all my Book of the Month picks I didn’t get around to reading last year. I went around the house this morning and collected all of them, and there were seven — you can’t see #FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar at the bottom of the stack — that I need to catch up on. I’m trying a ‘no-buy/low-buy’ shopping strategy for 2019 (more on that next week) and books are included on the list; I clearly have more than I know what to do with, and I don’t need to buy any new books until I make a substantial dent in my unread stacks.
(C brought this orchid back from the dead late last fall, and she’s thriving in the new year. You go, orchid!)
I don’t light candles around the house too often because C usually comes behind me and blows them out five minutes later because he says it’s ‘enough’ — someone please tell that man a candle needs time to do her best work! — but this Copper Leaves fragrance from our Illume collection at the shop is one we both love, and that manages to stay lit for the long haul.