Weekend Recap

And so another week begins. It was an oddly busy weekend around Casa Bucior, a lot of random errands that weren’t super critical, but that had been on the “to-do” list for a while. You know, fun and exciting things like going to Home Depot to get a rake and LED bulbs for the light fixture in the kitchen. This close to the end of tax season I try to keep my schedule open since I never know when the bosses are going to be super productive and need me to come in for a few hours. Fortunately, my assistance was not required this particular weekend, so I got to enjoy my time off.

I did manage to have breakfast at one of my favorite brunch spots, Canopy Road, on Saturday as well as Sunday, and I noticed their spiffy new succulent wall. I’d love to do something like this in my dining room; herbs would be even better, but the lack of sunlight makes it less than ideal for most plants. I met this little cutie while I was out and about; she was heading to the puppy spa to get her nails done. She was very excited about going inside, but paused long enough to allow us to scratch her ears and tell her what a pretty girl she was.  New socks that keep it real. One of the other things I managed to do this weekend was go to the Tallahassee Museum for a few hours. They have a new habitat for Asian Small Clawed Otters, which are crazy cute. Unfortunately, they refused to hold still long enough for me to get a picture, but I did get plenty of shots of spring time in Florida.  This doe was taking some time out from the rest of her family; I am pretty sure she was hoping to be first for lunch. It was only like 10:30, but I didn’t have the heart to tell her. Wearing my awesome new socks with my awesome cats. You can’t see it, but I actually have a third cat draped over my shoulder.Once again lusting after the gorgeous flowers at Trader Joe’s and lamenting my lack of green thumbs. I am just now realizing how much of my weekend included pants and me wishing I was better at gardening. Clearly a productive use of my time off, right?

Friday Link Love

Happy Friday, folks! It has been a roller coaster of a week on this end. A bit of it was getting back into the groove of things after my Savannah weekend, then I got inexplicably sick on Tuesday, but Wednesday found me back at the office hustling to get my work for the week caught up and out. Needless to say, I am a little relieved for the weekend to be here. Our plans are a bit up in the air at the moment, but I am hoping to sneak in a little down time in the midst of catching up on all of the things I let slide so I could go out of town last weekend. Fortunately, the weather looks like it is going to be really nice so at least I won’t be running through puddles or trying to avoid getting sunburned walking from my car to the grocery store. *fingers crossed*

The oral history of one of my all time favorite shows, Daria.

Wishing I could add this brownie pan to my baking arsenal.

If you’re feeling ambitious this weekend, a tutorial for making your own blooming marshmallows for hot chocolate.

Tallahassee is pretty much covered in pink and white (and pollen) now that spring is upon us. I think this free printable wrapping paper is a perfect complement to what is going on outside.

I would have loved to be in this bloggers shoes; how could you say no to those sweet faces?!

Somewhere in the depths of our storage closet lives a juicer, I haven’t felt the need to look for it in year, but this recipe has me thinking it might be time.

This gorgeous lady proves you can be sexy at any age.(maybe don’t click on this one while you’re at the office)

Mate Factor

One of the best things about Savannah is the amazing food. Southern, fusion, experimental – you name it; they’ve got it. What makes things even more interesting is that the best food in town is usually from a small local place. I’ve discovered a few over the years and this past trip yielded a delightful new addition, Mate Factor.

This little gem was located not even a three minute walk from our Air BnB, and initially, we weren’t sure we were going to be able to try it out since it is closed on Saturdays. Fortunately, we are both fairly early risers, and we were able to grab a quick bite before getting on the road Sunday morning. One of the reviews I read online described this place as something out of a fairy tale, and I have to say the description is pretty accurate. While it looks like a cozy cottage on the outside, the inside actually holds a few small structures that give the place the feeling of an enchanted market. The cold case and ordering “cottage” are off to one side, and seating space has been maximized by creating a loft as well as lower recessed seating.  Of course we decided to sit in the loft. I started my day with an egg & cheese sandwich and a “Dandy Remix”, and Rebecca went with a cranberry orange scone paired with a hazelnut vanilla latte. I also picked up a scone and a mini sweet potato pound cake to take home for Andy. Everything was delicious, and ultimately I was annoyed with myself for not ordering a larger beverage and more baked goods.  I absolutely adored this little cafe, and it will absolutely be at the top of my “must see” list from now on. I can’t wait to take Andy there the next time we’re in town.

Savannah Weekend

Hello, friends! I am back from Savannah, and coming down off of what was a pretty incredible weekend has been a tiny bit rough. It was so much fun spending time in once of my favorite cities with one of my favorite people.

 Savannah was gracious and perfect, as always, and, even though it’s only February, they are already descending to the sultry summer weather that the south is so very famous for. Fortunately, it hadn’t gone too far; the thermostat topped out in the low 80’s, and there was a breeze coming off the river so walking around was still very enjoyable.  I got to introduce Rebecca to some of my favorite shops and places in Savannah (Paris Market) and discover a bunch of new places that make me love this place even more (Lulu’s Chocolate Bar and Mate Factor).  We definitely indulged in the touristy part of Savannah more than I ever had before. We did a trolley tour with Old Town Trolley and had an incredible time with our guide Scott who managed to impart a lot of history while keeping us all very entertained. I am already planning on taking my mom on the same tour the next chance I get. The trip wasn’t nearly long enough, and I am already trying to come up with a reason to head back. I keep crossing my fingers that some day the stars will align and I’ll be able to call this beautiful place my home, but until then, I can look back on these pictures and daydream.

Friday Link Love

Aaaaaaaaaand, I am on the road to Savannah! I am meeting my college roommate Rebecca in one of my favorite places for a girls weekend. We are going to soak up some history, eat some incredible food, and try to pack as much fun into our two days as possible. I go to Savannah quite a bit, but it is always really interesting to me how different the experience is depending on the person I am traveling with. Fun fact, my very first trip to Savannah was with Rebecca, I was looking at going to SCAD for graduate school. While that didn’t happen, the spell was cast, and I haven’t been able to get enough of the place since. If you feel like following along in my journey, I’ll be posting on Instagram all throughout the trip. In the mean time, here are some links to help you kick off your weekend.

A diy that will make your outfit instantly look like you put in a lot more work. Plus, who doesn’t love vaguely princess-y shoes?

Fancy dessert for your next dinner party? Yes please!

Andy and I host family pretty regularly, and since we have a pretty large backyard, I’ve considered maybe putting a renovated trailer in the backyard for when we have a full house and need some extra space. Using this post for some inspiration.

Sunglasses season is going to be here any day now; here are some tips on getting the best shape to suit your face.

My inner Gilmore Girls fan is very much wanting this Luke’s diner shirt.

Home Ec exam from 1954, I passed, but barely. What did you get?

I have been considering trying my hand at making all natural cleaners for the house. This grapefruit recipe seems like a good place to start.



Image is from here.