link love - 4.27.12

Hello! Long time no see. I decided it was time to come up for air to share some of the things that caught my eye this week. Life has continued to be completely crazy, but I'm only 6 days away from vacation and I can. not. wait. By this time next week, I'll be in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania with no phone, no laptop - just my family, great friends, good tunes, and plenty of Yuengling. I can't think of anything better. :-)

{life} I <3 Portland, and this amazing stop-motion video...

{food} The weather around here has been sporadically amazing, making me yearn for all things summer. So I got more than a little excited when I saw these homemade ice cream sandwiches on Smitten Kitchen. I love me a good classed up childhood favorite.

{DIY} How great are these upcycled magazine bows?

{sewing} Confession time... I hate sewing zippers. I avoid them like the plague. So when Prudent Baby announced that they'd be devoting the whole week to zippers, I was afraid they'd post a project that was so cute it would force me to temporarily set aside my hatred of zippers. And they did just that. Look how cute this clutch is!! The possibilities are endless.

{shopping} I love love love this dress. And I love imagining having a place to wear it to, like a garden wedding or bridal shower. Or just any event where I can get prettied up and perhaps make it a few hours without getting spit-up all over myself.

{laughter} Ha! Yep.