First, I’m super lame about music and rarely listen to anything new. I keep my spotify on private because I literally listen to the same junk on repeat ALL THE TIME . It’s embarrassing. Like for years. It’s an endless cycle of same: Rocky Votolato, Spoon, and Ryan Adams. There are a few other things that cycle through but, lately, that’s it. I’ve been shamelessly listening to Ryan Adams 1989 cover on repeat. Like a maniac. Basically, something new but still in my music-hermit-zone.
Second, I’ve been in the mood for change. I did something different with my hair (a bayalage & ombre thing, you maybe saw it on snapchat), I got a large tattoo started and finished in the last month, and I started working on my fitness. Strangely, the fitness thing has been the scariest part–not the whole being stabbed-a-billion-times-by-ink-filled-needles thing. I started working with a trainer (aka someone to hold me accountable) and it’s been much less scary than I imagined (I was SO intimidated). I’m learning things, leaving super sweaty (gross), waking up sore, and feeling really good about it. I was feeling pretty down on myself and it was starting to really affect me mentally. So, I’m hoping that these next 6 months will both kick my ass and my brain…because, lets be real, I’m never gonna give up carbs.
Sorry to get all share-bear and long-winded on you guys, I just felt like I should put it out there and not be a secret weirdo about it. Things won’t really change around here, though. What I’m saying is, there’s still gonna be cake and cute food for your eyeballs.
Third, eyeball food (again, gross). Peep it below.
Buttercream Birthday Cake–This cake is perfect. Also, if Lyndsay isn’t a true inspiration, I don’t know who is.
Al Pastor Chicken Skewers–YAAS! I’m on the hunt for achiote paste so I can make these happen ASAP.
Pear Frangipane Tart–This tart is so lovely. Also, I love frangipane and don’t ever make it.
How-to Marble Candy Apples–I am obsessed with these! How cool would black and white ones be?!
Matcha Eclairs–That color!
Mini Pound Cakes w/ Labneh Frosting & Roasted Grapes–I love roasted grapes and I really want to try that frosting.
Turkey Sliders with Red Wine Caramelized Onions–I made the caramelized onions for some beef burgers last night. SO GOOD.
Pumpkin Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls–BUTTERMILK ICING, gimme.
Sesame Poppy Bagel Loaf–I really partial to Montreal style bagels, but this bagel loaf looks awesome!
French Toast with Caramelized Pears–and walnuts! and camembert! and arugula!
Open Faced Heirloom Tomato & Whipped Feta Breakfast Sandwiches--in case you can still get your paws on tomatoes!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting–I have a soft spot for Baileys & coffee, so these cupcakes are calling my name!
Some junk you might have missed around here:
Have an excellent weekend!!