Today is a special breakfast since it involves cooking for not one, but two lovely ladies. I’m whipping up some egg based dishes for my mom as well as my mother-in-law. The weather is perfect for a Sunday brunch and I couldn’t be happier to welcome family into our home to enjoy some food and conversation. A consideration on the menu are my go-to Popovers from Ina Garten. This recipe is foolproof and baking them in my mother’s original, used and loved popover tins makes them taste even better. I am also getting inspiration from a new-to-me cooking blog called Vegetarian Ventures. This is a beautifully clean site written by Shelly, a Midwest girl with an indie-rock passion and vegan recipe arsenal. Her vegetable spring quiche looks like the perfect accompaniment to airy popovers and cold fresh fruit.
The week has also sparked a new interest in getting the office finished and I’m starting by adding some accents and supplies. Anthropologie has a handful of golden pieces that make traditional office goods look pretty boring, like a cup with tiny animal feet and matching inbox, cylindrical scissor and pencil holder, and a lucite stapler with a gold interior. Once I start mentally designing my home I can’t help but put together a wishlist of the things I would love to call my own. While the bedroom is remaining untouched for now I have been inspired to add some drama to the room with thick branches of greens, lilac, or cherry blossoms held on large vases on the dresser and mages like this one, from the communal cooking website Sunday Suppers, are guiding that inspiration.
My last discovery from the week is the adorable Etsy shop owned by Oh Albatross. The Michigan-based owner sells great trinkets from vintage enamelware to wooden spools, but my favorite things are the tiny fox animals and mini teddy bears called the “dear ones” that would make the perfect newborn baby gifts. The soft colors and handmade looks would even fit in an adult setting too.