Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mothers' Day weekend, briefly

Oh, you guys. I always manage to forget about May. It wallops me every year. And this year it started with some particularly annoying setbacks, which took up approximately 2.5 times as much time as you would reasonably anticipate. So here I am, behind. Don't worry though - we've mostly been living on soup from Trader Joe's, so you haven't really been missing out on anything. (I recommend the roasted red bell pepper and tomato, highly).

Mothers' Day weekend was a whirlwind. D and I are blessed with four mothers between the two of us and we're eternally grateful for it. Even the ensuing holiday chaos and the overeating of sweet foods is fun, but we were fairly wiped out for a few days following. And I didn't even have to bake anything this year, just show up!


circe ears
{circe ears}

tulips, greens
{tulips, greens}

mother's day donuts
{mother's day donuts}

mother's day 2011 - garden roses
{garden roses}

Weekend notes: 

We went to Ikea for one item (bed slats), purchased said item, and left without anything else. Victory!

We sometimes buy gifts for mother's day, but only if one of us has a brilliant idea (trying hard not to buy random and possibly useless gifts just for the sake of having something to give). Otherwise, we do flower arrangements for everyone. This year I picked out a bunch of tulips and then cursed over them. I always forget how much trouble I have arranging them.

I made us pick up donuts even though we knew the rest of the day was going to involve a) a waffle bar and b) pineapple upside down cake. I had to sweet talk the donut lady into making us some fresh cinnamon sugar (NOT cinnamon sugar crumb) donuts. Hot donuts are the best.


  1. It sounds like it was a lovely day for you! I agree--no need to buy useless gifts!

    I'd love one of those donuts right now.


  2. You went to IKEA, purchased the item you came for and bought nothing else?! I need a lesson in how to accomplish this.

  3. it's hard to go to ikea without buying the whole store out! congrats :) my saving grace is my kids don't share the same affinity for ikea as i do + then i know it's time to go.

    p.s. i can just imagine how beautiful the roses smell...

  4. I love your blog! Your pictures are so beautiful!


  5. Just looking at this images makes my day.

  6. Not even bilar? Or saft? The Swedish foods section is always the most dangerous for me...

  7. I love your photos, and your weekend sounds lovely! I hope your May set backs are soon recitifed, though I like the idea of being living of store bought soup because you're too busy - that has to be a sign of real living! x

  8. hot doughnuts are the BEST. i love 'em more than almost anything else in the world. also well done in ikea, that my friend, is an accomplishment.

  9. circe has the best ears, and i love that you're a donut negotiator. i suspect you and amanda could bring the industry to their knees.

  10. gorgeous flowers!


  11. Wow, I don't think I have ever left Ikea with only the thing I came for. Well played!

    And hot donuts are totally one of life's little pleasures. Yum!

  12. Sounds lovely. The tulips are beautiful!

  13. successful minimalist, purposeful ikea shopping AND hot donutz. you're a machine, lady.

  14. Glad you're back, missed your posts.
    And being assertive at the donut counter is essential to get the good ones.

  15. HOW DID YOU DO THAT?? (The ikea thing)

    Also, CIRCE. I love your dog. Have I told you before that I love your dog? I love your dog.


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