Friday, May 16, 2014


These little wooden people were a gift from one of my students while I was teaching in China, and I've always loved them.  When I returned to the US, I decided they had to come home with me and now they live on my bookcase.  They should feel loved to have such an honored place to spend their days.

It's been years since I've gone into a thrift store (aside from antique stores), and while looking for something specific, I happened to see this pretty blue purse for $5.  I love that it looks a little retro.

I saw a recipe online for salmon dip, and immediately after work, bought a package of smoked salmon to make the dip for that evening.  It was so fantastic, and I want to eat this dip every day.

Sometimes, convenience wins over homemade, and we made dessert with these little store bought mini angel food cakes.  The sauce, though, is homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce, and I spooned strawberry rhubarb cream - leftover from last weekend's pie - on top.

I'm so happy it's Friday and the sun is shining!

One Year Ago:  Gender Reveal Cupcakes
Two Years Ago:  The Colors of Spice and the Secret in the Sauce
Three Years Ago: Jiaozi and Cold Noodles