Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The weekend, briefly

easter donuts
{easter donuts}

baby circe!
{circe!}

watching
{watching}


circe stare down
{circe stare down}

shower
{shower}

warm afternoon
{warm afternoon}

sunday evening
{sunday evening}


Notes

:: We celebrated Easter on Saturday and had donuts. That probably doesn't sound like a very big news flash, but we normally have a pretty big Easter celebration and it was hard to admit that we just weren't going to be able to make it happen this year. Easter is the time for yeasted doughs. I always make homemade cinnamon rolls, and maybe a brioche or some monkey bread. We dye eggs and put together baskets. Sometimes I make peeps. By Friday afternoon of last week I was admitting to myself that it just wasn't going to happen. I've been working a lot and my sporadic insomnia has recently decided to go chronic for a while, leaving me hoping desperately for a measly four hours of sleep a night (after night, after night...). Something had to give. And this is perfectly fine, because everyone loves donuts and an entire day of sleeping on Sunday was what I needed most, but that doesn't make it easy to accept.

:: Circe loves donuts but rarely gets a taste. She stuck close to the table the whole morning. Unrelated - she got an intense haircut shortly after these pictures were taken (we were feeling a little bad about how patchy she was looking post surgery, since they shaved a couple large parts of her body).

:: I went to a really lovely bridal shower for one of my high school girlfriends. No more pictures because I was deep in concentration, making the ribbon bouquet. It is serious business.

:: I slept in on Sunday and then treated myself to a drink on the patio in the early evening. When the weather is like this, you really need to be outside.

26 comments:

  1. Good for you for taking it easy on yourself on Easter. There's always next year!

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  2. Those dogs are just too flipping cute :) and the doughnuts look amazing!

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  3. I LOVE the name Circe for a dog. And she's so cute!

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  4. Sounds like such a lovely weekend :) Yea taking it easy! (And wishes sent your way to kick insomnia!)

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  5. yes,yes you do. those donuts looks amazing - nothing like an old school donut shop.

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  6. Aw, I love the terrier stare down--such intense pleading! Those doughnuts do look plead-worthy, though.

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  7. Those donuts (and the champagne) look absolutely delicious. AND the perfect way to celebrate!

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  8. Booo insomnia! I haven't been sleeping terribly well or much lately, either (stupid anxiety). I'm glad you got some time to rest, though. And with champagne & strawberries outside - that sounds so fantastic. I need to get some patio furniture so I can do the same (before the real Texas heat kicks in).

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    1. Good luck to you! Insomnia is sort of crazy making.

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  9. i'm glad you got to enjoy your sunday by simply relaxing :) sounds refreshing.

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  10. Good for you for honoring your own needs - the donuts looked delish. And the puppies looked even better! So cute!

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  11. You make homemade peeps? That is extremely cool. And what a pretty drink!

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    1. I've only done it a few times, but it's really fun! I'd like to do it every year.

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  12. Looks like a lovely time, and those donuts look so delicious

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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    1. Yes, they both got a few bites (not off the table! as rewards for allowing the grooming that happened later). We give them glazed, usually.

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  14. Haha I love the stare down pic. Super cute. Sometimes it's nice to have a year where you aren't slaving away in the kitchen. You pics look lovely =)

    - Sarah
    A Girl In Transit

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  15. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Those donuts look so delicious.

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  16. where are those gorgeous champagne flutes from??

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    1. They're from Crate and Barrel and they're these ones. I'm obsessed with them.

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  17. God, I covet your champagne flutes. They're just lovely.

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    1. Thanks! I love them - the link is posted in the comment above.

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  18. Those donuts look amazing!!!

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  19. Why hasn't anyone yet asked where those amazing-looking donuts are from? Please tell as I live in the vicinity as well :)

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    1. Ha! They're from the DKs on Tustin near 17th. They are the best ones. I'm not sure why all DKs aren't the same, but this is the one our family has been going to for years.

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  20. Extremely partial to the puppy/donut combo pictures. A close second-- those hanging party decorations and one of those ridiculous citrus orchards all of us northern californians secretly resent you guys for.

    Good for you for taking it easy. Lots can be cured by some quality balcony time and/or small pieces of fruit floating in your beverage. Best wishes!

    Beth

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