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Desserts for Breakfast

This week, I made a triple berry bourbon pie. I rarely make fruit pies because Aaron doesn’t much like them, and though I love them enough to eat a whole one by myself, that’s never a good idea. But this pie was made as a gift, and I delivered it the next day with rave reviews to follow.

Being the terrible blogger that I am, I forgot to get a photo of it. Duh. Next time I make it, I’ll remember the photo and post the recipe. Until then, I wanted to share with you a blog that not only takes photos of their desserts, they take some really exceptionally beautiful photos.

Desserts for Breakfast is not only a useful food blog, it contains such beautiful photography I could meander its pages all day. I highly recommend checking it out.

{images via desserts for breakfast}

Happy Birthday, Dolly!

I thought I’d share this fabulous photo of her with the cast of Steel Magnolias. I could list about a million favorite quotes from that movie, but I think my favorite from her is the perfectly fitting, “There’s no such thing as natural beauty.” Love you, Dolly!



Funny Face

Before we can be friends, I have to ask you: Have you seen this movie?

Because if you haven’t….well, I’m going to insist that you watch it before our friendship moves forward. There is entirely too much to love about Funny Face. And on a rare day off last week, after about fifteen minutes of daytime TV (fifteen minutes too much if you ask me), I popped it into the DVD player and was reminded yet again why this might be the perfect film.

If you haven’t seen it, let me just give you a quick rundown.

Maggie Prescott is the editor of Quality magazine. Bored with the latest trends, she’s looking for something new and fresh. Really folks – what’s not to love about a movie that starts off with an entire song and dance routine dedicated to the color pink?

Along with her photographer, played by Fred Astaire, she overtakes a Greenwich Village bookstore to stage a photo shoot, wreaking havoc and creating a big ole mess for bookish philosopher/bookstore employee Jo (Audrey Hepburn) to clean up.

Despite claims from the others that she is “funny looking,” Fred Astaire insists that she has a fresh new look, and convinces Maggie to make Jo the new face of Quality magazine. But Jo thinks modeling and women’s fashion magazines are silly and frivolous and tries to refuse the offer.

Until she is told that agreeing to model means going to Paris. And that pretty much seals the deal for her.

She sings.

She models.

She dances. You know, the usual.

I’m leaving it at that and INSISTING that you rent/buy/Netflix this movie immediately. Even if you’ve already seen it. Ok?




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