Friday’s Five

Cappucino on a coffee shop counter next to a leather satchel crossbody bag
Bucket of pink 'Secret Garden' roses in front of a gray concrete wall.
‘Secret Garden’ pink roses are our newest wedding rose obsession!

Happy Friday, friends! This week was a doozy and kind of a blur: I battled a 24-hr bug, started organizing all of our year-end financials to get to the accountant — I’m determined to make this the first year as a business owners that we don’t have to file an extension #getittogether2k19 — and drank all the coffee.

My flower shop family spoiled me over the holidays: I got a rose gold mini portable bluetooth speaker (with a magnet base!) that I carry all around the house to blast my podcasts and audiobooks + a copy of the new Great British Bake Off cookbook. I’m truly living my best house-mouse life out here in 2019.

As you can see from my notes on this page, I spent about five minutes looking up measurement conversions before I gave up, put these vegan espresso brownies on hold, primed a $12 digital kitchen scale from Amazon, and resumed the recipe on Sunday afternoon. Between my new scale and the yellow Kitchenaid stand mixer my parents bought me for Christmas a few years ago, I feel like I’m ready for the tent!

I’m a sucker for typography and product design (see: my Design + Color Pinterest board) and bought this elderflower sparkling water on my Saturday morning Aldi trip just because I loved the glass bottles. They’ll make lovely little flower vases for the kitchen when they’re empty!

Cappuccinos from n+1 coffee are my new favorite thing (and the ultimate productivity hack for flying through a morning to-do list). My bag is the ‘Hollis’ satchel from Neva Opet, an indie brand from Atlanta that we stock in our gift boutique, and we have one left in the shop if you’re local!

Getting a jumpstart on spring at the flower shop!

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  1. Ekk sorry to hear about the 24 hour bug! I’ve been down this week with a cold or something, feeling on the mend today. I’m shocked that the Elderflower water is an Aldi find, need to hunt for that. Sounds refreshing. Also, I found the “house-mouse” bit funny, I’m on the same page this month. Cheers!

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  • The only thing that would’ve made this @bonappetitmag ‘white pesto pasta’ better is if @lallimusic was in my kitchen when I made it. (I re-watched her video as I prepped, which was the next best thing.) Guys, I cannot overstate the seriousness of my obsession with the @bonappetitmag YouTube channel. Most of my bookmarks on my phone are videos of recipes I want to try, and I’m slowly making my way through ‘em; kind of like ‘Julie & Julia’ but with fewer live lobsters and a little less butter. 
#pastagram #bonappetit #carbcoma
  • Spotted this pretty blooming bush on our evening walk through the neighborhood. 
Doak got a little *too* close to the smell the flowers. 🤣
  • In today’s edition of #sundaybaking, I took on @bonappetitmag’s ‘best chocolate chip cookies’. I watched the video first — if you’re not following the @bonappetitmag YouTube channel, get on it! — then used the recipe from BA’s website to guide me through it. 
Crispy edges + a chewy center + brown butter + giant chunks of 70% dark chocolate = a pretty perfect cookie. 🍪
@moroccochris - I salute you. 
#chocolatechipcookies #bonappetit
  • Clearance vase jackpot at @pier1 this weekend. There are so many great colors and textures in all shapes and sizes from $10-30 with an extra 25% off. ⁣
This was the ultimate test of self-control for me...⁣
I bought 5.
  • Saturday errand style f/ two #styleonabudget favorites from last summer that are still going strong: this gingham ruffle cami I found on a clearance rack at @target + a rattan circle bag I bought for around $25 on @amazon. 
I’m killing the cost-per-wear game with these two. 😏 #whatiwore #ootd #summerstyle #stylefiles
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