Here's what makes me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc.
The Power of Art: Yves Klein, Monochrome jaune sans titre (M 8), 1957
I stumbled upon this Klein, and it immediately put me in a great mood. After a rather rainy week in Hawaii, this painting acted as the perfect bright spot. Isn't it a-mazing how art has the ability to inspire you instantly?
Spotted & Hearted: Five Fabulous Finds
1. Blair Ritchey's Spring/Summer 2012 Line - I love the pops of color! / 2. Bellflower Earrings / 3. Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp / 4. Polka Dot Snood / 5. Palette Cheese Tray
Featured Fizzy Gimlet: Lemon & Rosemary Gin Fizz
When life gives you lemons and you've had a long week, welcome the weekend by whipping up this cocktail. Learn how to concoct the rosemary simple syrup here.
KONY 2012: Take the Pledge
Take 30 minutes and watch this documentary by nonprofit group, Invisible Children. The short film raises awareness about Joseph Kony -- leader of rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). He's one of the world's worst war criminals and this pledge is meant to raise support to disarm the LRA. Kony and the LRA have been making the lives of thousands of Ugandan children hell. Learn more about what you can do to help stop Kony.
Get Crafty: Do Something Creative Every Day
Ribbon Cake Bunting via Somewhere Splendid / Snazzy Stir Sticks via Martha Stewart and Design Love Fest / Free Printable To-Do List via A Pair of Pears
A Scrumdiddlyumptious Spread: Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Mini Feta Meatballs
Thanks to The Everygirl's latest list of 10 meals for less than $50, my weekly meal planning got a lot easier. Tonight, I plan on making these bad boys. I'm sure they'll be tasty! Check out the full list of dinner ideas here.
As I mentioned, it's rained every day for the past 10 days, and it's starting to wear on me. We have a soiled and unkempt lawn filled with tall grass and piles of leaves; the muddy paws just won't end, and my appendages are in need of some serious color -- the self-tanner just isn't cutting it. We haven't been to the beach in over 3 weeks and we live in Hawaii. That's just ridonkulous! This weekend, Flyboy and I are determined to scour this island and find some sun.
Hello Little Miss Lovely! What are you up to this weekend?
(and Mister, for the occasional gent that stops by the old blog)