Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday Morning Meeting 6/1/2020

Welcome to the Monday Morning Meeting - Did you bring any coffee?

***Random bits and thoughts that don't really belong anywhere else, but still feel like they're worth sharing.***

Last night we had our neighbor over for dinner, and we made this cake as a birthday treat for her.  I think that for the most part, people are either better at baking or at cooking.  Or at least prefer one over the other.  I am definitely more of a cook.  Baking rarely works out super successfully for me.  I have much more confidence with experimentation when cooking; anytime I bake, it feels more like a science experiment that I have to follow the instructions to the letter, or else it will all blow up in my face.  For this reason, my kids usually get box cake mix, or Publix to the rescue.  But, I decided to give it a whirl and bake this cake from scratch.  On my scale of complex baking recipes, this one ranks up there (for me, at least), there are several steps, for sure.  I threw caution to the wind and this time came up a winner.  It was fantastic.  The lemon blueberry flavor just sings Summertime.  

For the past few months I have been focused on starting a new tradition of family movie night on Friday nights.  We have been alternating who gets to choose the movie and this past Friday my oldest daughter picked this one.  We all loved it.  It was such an inspiring story.  

Hidden Figures

I am loving the subtle sophistication of this NYC apartment.  The light is beautiful and the use of neutrals is spot-on.  And of course, who doesn't love Michael J. Fox?  

Ever since I had my second child, my nails just haven't been the same.  They began to peel constantly and nothing I did changed that.  Chalk it up to one of the many odd ways pregnancy changes things.  Then I found this nail strengthener via an Instagram pop up ad and it has been a miracle worker.  I do not say this lightly, I am amazed at the difference this stuff has made.  Believe the hype.  

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