I thought that I would post about a few things that I love and that give me inspiration right about now.

(I was going to post a cheesy picture of sun beams shining down from the heavens but thought that might be pushing it)

At Apartment Therapy The Kitchen One Pot Pasta e Fagioli I think this may need to make an appearance on our dinner table very soon.

THE final word on Mac and Cheese as far as I'm concerned at Hungry Cravings. My family nearly licked the pot clean. This was totally worth sacrificing a block of english cheddar that I smuggled back here from our family holiday in London.  (And I should mention a precious quart of milk given that there is now rationing of how much milk you can buy here in Tunisia.

One Green Bee for greeting cards and general adorableness.

Precious Metal Clay and Fused Glass jewelry at Eternally Optimistic unique materials, unique design, great lady.

Preserved Lemon recipe at The Splendid Table can't wait to try this out.

Janne Ritskes the audacious and indefatigable founder of Tabitha and her new project the Nokor Tep Women's Hospital in Cambodia. I dare you, no double dog dare you, to not be moved by this woman.

Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo and A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu Lien Tan two books I can't put down right now.

Complete and total bakery crush....Baked  I have 2 of their cookbooks coming in our shipment and I can't wait to get my hands on them again!

(As a disclaimer I must say that my family takes top billing in the inspiration department and I didn't mention them because duh, they're a given)!

So tell me, what is giving you inspiration and joy this week?


  1. Miss Shelly, Mine is the lovely weather we're starting to have... After being stuck inside all summer with 100+ heat, we have a day of 85 today. The air just smells better, the wind and birds sound better and life just takes on a whole lot of livin. Now I wish I had a hammock to take a nap outside under my big oak tree!!!