A few of my favorite things: June edition

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“I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feeeeeeeeeeeeel, soooooo baddddd!” I mean, come on, that song has to make you smile just a leeetle bit! Right? No? Well how about this face? That should instantly melt your cold, cold heart. Another thing that always perks up my mood?


and often this too.

Obviously in no particular order. The reasoning behind today’s “off the beaten path” kinda post was because of a favorite blog of mine, MK in Wonderland. She did a fun little roundup and that inspired me to do the same. But don’t worry, a few of these favorite also link to recipes on She Knows. I  mean, have you met me? Clearly food is something I care about deeply.

She Knows [aka work].

For more reasons than I can count. I love every single second I am working. Even if it’s on days like Monday where I worked from 8 am until 11pm and my hand was like crippled from typing. Yep, even on those days. Because I get to craft statement necklaces, play with flour, experiment in the kitchen and make gigantic messes every single day.Oh, and in 2 weeks they are sending me somewhere that looks like this.

Jamaica! I can’t wait. I hate to brag I’m just happy. And for those who have been reading me since last year, you know it’s something I haven’t always been.

Farmers market pizza

aka this.

With an egg! You  have to make it. You’ll die. [RECIPE HERE].

Mason jars

I am in DEEP DEEP LURRVEE with mason jars lately. I honestly can not get enough of them.  I love them SO MUCH I’m going to give some away (and more props) in a giveaway tomorrow! Yep, STAY TUNED!

I love them painted

Hanging with lights…

Filled with gin drinks

Wrapped in burlap

or filled with s’mores!! Look at this amazing idea from Lovely Little Details, photo courtesy of Jessica Burke.

I also love them in a hat, with a cat, with green eggs and ham.

Rustic photo boards

I mean, I’m just obsessed. I made a few trays for work [DIY HERE!] and I’m astounded at how much of a difference they make in my photos. It’s like night and day. For another great tutorial, check out Running to the Kitchen.

That’s it! Just a few of my favorite things 🙂 Also be sure to check out the new series I started, Skinny Bitch Tuesdays! The Skinny Bitch herself even commented on it!

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  1. Posted by kjpugs on
    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
    I love the rustic/mason jar stuff, I'm using it to inspire my sister for her upcoming wedding! And isn't it great to love what you do?! I am struggling with my job right now because it's hard to be learning still but working alone, but I actually LOVE the work, when I am doing it right and get what I'm doing. Hopefully in a few months I will sound like you! But they are NOT sending me to Jamaica, RUDE.
  2. Posted by Anonymous on
    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
    I'm in love with that rustic photo board. Love. 
  3. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
    Oh dear, your favorite things are mine as well! Yei on going to sunny Jamaica! Enjoy! 
  4. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
    I love all of these favorite things! And this pizza!!
  5. Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
    So nice to see you happy, Claire.
  6. Posted by seaweed & sassafras on
    Thursday, June 7th, 2012
    Jamaica!! a-mazing.  I love going wine tasting, I have fallen love with some VA wines lately.
  7. Posted by RichardLAnderson on
    Thursday, June 7th, 2012
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    Thursday, June 7th, 2012
  9. Posted by Kim Bee on
    Thursday, June 7th, 2012
    Wow all the photos are stunning. I love the burlap around the jars. Must try that.
  10. Posted by Baker Street on
    Monday, June 11th, 2012
    All your pictures are stunning! I want a slice of that farmer's market pizza! :)