I Just Blogged to Say I Love You (Vol. 5)

1. Let's start with Downton Abbey.  I know I'm late to the party on this.  Officially.Obsessed.  Seasons 1 & 2 down, I just started Season 3....no spoilers, please!!!  Also, Maggie Smith.  I love you. ♥ 

2. This mascara.

3. Can a person fall in love with quiche?  I believe, yes. 

4. Have you *had* Jeni's Ice Cream?  If it is available to you, please eat a pint for me.  I promise, the calories won't count.  Never heard of it?  Pop over, see where a few of us visited (and possibly sampled every single flavor), and drool.

5. Now that we've eaten our ice cream, let's be sensible with 2-ingredient pancakes: banana + egg.  Seriously.  I can't wait to try this...and top them with chocolate chips, or maybe Nutella.

6. Wasabi Noodles.  I need you in my life.

7. Gingham cake stand.  I need you in my life, too.

8. I've gone through several books lately that I *haven't* really enjoyed...but this one, I did.  Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand.  Not heavy, not difficult, just a good read...I looked forward to tucking into bed with it every night.

What are you loving lately?



  1. I am obsessed with Downton Abbey! Such an amazing show.

  2. Never seen Downton Abbey. Adoring that beautiful cake stand. Never had that ice cream or used that mascara. Clearly I need to get out more!!! Thanks for the great recommendations and tips! :)

  3. gingham. I love all the gingham.

    I have already made those two ingredient pancakes SEVERAL times. too easy. and so good (I add things like cocoa powder...)

  4. I too, am obsessed with Downton Abbey, but have you checked out Dance Academy on Netflix?! That is my latest fave! I also need that cake stand in my life! Where oh where did you find it?

  5. I am also new to Downton Abbey. Maggie Smith is my favorite! I am finally caught up with season 1 & 2 as of yesterday. This is my new favorite show!

  6. I had never even heard of this ice-cream! Excited to try them all :)

  7. I just started Season 1 of Downton Abbey today. Love it!

  8. Cake stand is beautifull!! I love your work. I follow you from Spain.
    Kisses from www.poemeshopcupcakes.com

  9. Oh good, I need a good book to read. I just read a grown up kind of pretty and loved it. And of course Downton Abbeey - obsessed :)

  10. Downton Abbey is my favorite! It's wonderful to have something to look forward to on Sunday nights!

  11. Try some of the other Elin Hilderbrand books when you have time.. they're all awesome A Summer Affair and The Castaways are 2 favorites!

  12. I was totally late to the Downton abbey party too... We just started watching it last week, and I'm halfway through season 2 (would have been totally caught up if it weren't for having a 7 month old!)

  13. Love Maggie Smith!! She's the best part of that show!

  14. That all looks so fun! I can't wait to try that mascara!

  15. just finished 'frying' my 2 ingredient pancake....definitely banana flavored...definitely good...so good in fact that I'm only adding my teeth to season it...thanks for the recipe and the site! hugs from the WEST PORTICO, P

  16. Most recently I am loving your blog! I've really been getting into baking lately, and broadening my horizons. I've gotten so many great ideas from your blog, so THANK YOU! Can't wait to keep digging around for fun ideas. :)

    I have Downtown Abbey on my queue to watch. It's hard to find the time though since I have 3 small kids. By the time THEY go to bed I'M ready too!

    Ahhh, mascara. I'm a make-up artist, so you're speaking my love language there. My favorite out of the plethora I've tried is Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black. Amaze-balls. Better than any of the expensive stuff.

    I have yet to try Jeni's ice cream despite the fact that there is one about 1/2 hour away from me, and right around the corner from my mom's house. I know...it's a problem.

  17. You had me at Red Gingham Cake Stand. ♥ Seriously, desperately need this in my baking life. Hair stylist insisted we purchase seasons 1 & 2 of Downton Abbey (ASAP). Need to catch up! Can't wait.

  18. First off I am so insanely jealous of your trip to Ohio. Scuze me while I cry myself to sleep.
    Totally downloading that book.

  19. What a delicious recipes! I love the quiche and the cake. Thank´s for sharing.



  20. I love Downton Abbey! I watched the first 4 episodes before they were released in the US, which I was excited about at first...until I felt completely left out as everyone live-tweeted on Twitter. I'm all caught up now. So glad you like it!

    Also, thanks for the book recommendation. I was an English major in college & grad school, so I feel like I missed out on a ton of great fiction for 6 years and am still catching up. I also went an entire year without being able to finish every book I started, so I know what you mean about reading a bunch of books you haven't enjoyed (and commend you for finishing them!)

  21. Devoted to Downton...won't pass on any spoilers... Cheers!

  22. That cake stand is so cute!! And Jeni's macaron ice cream sandwiches are sooo good!

  23. Have I told you how much we're in total love and obsession with Downton Abbey!
    Have I got a split personality or what?
    One minute I'm totally in love with Dexter and then it's Homeland and now it's Downton Abbey!
    Also loving The Followers with Kevin Bacon~but it's intense!
    Tonight we flipped over and re-watched an episode of Downton Abbey just because we love it that much!
    I'm totally getting that mascara and you've got to have that gingham cake stand in your kitchen!
    Let's see.
    What else!
    Those nooooooooodles look awesome!

  24. Of course you can fall in love with quiche. I see absolutely no evidence to contradict that.

    As far as Jeni's is concerned: I want all the flavors. Gah.

  25. I Love that Mascara :D Works Great

    ~ Jamie-Leigh

  26. try the Jeni's icecream recipe book!! She did a class/lecture at Central Market last year, was amazing and so much fun!

  27. I'm from Columbus and am obsesseddddd with Jeni's! Definitely get her cookbook - it has all her secrets!


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