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of breakfast + spring break

March 13, 2011

One thing I’ve forgotten in the years since I’ve had a spring break is how fast it goes. You have all these grand plans to take naps, relax, reorganize your closet, and accomplish a myriad of things and suddenly…

…it’s Sunday and you realize you have to be at school at 6am tomorrow morning.

Ouch.

Anyway, I’ve spent my spring break mostly eating breakfast and hob-nobing with some of the people I love best. My best friend came to visit for a few days and Miss Sandra and I ate, talked, walked and graded (well, she graded…I made waffles).

On Friday, to finish out the week, my mom, Johanna and my niece Addison made the pilgrimage to IKEA, with a side stop at Trader Joe’s (oh, for the day they build one here!). We ate lunch at IKEA, which is really nothing to write home about, except for my favorite almond torte. My mom and sister told me that no cake compared to this one and that I had ruined them for all other desserts.

(Oh, pish posh. I blush, I blush.)


Though none of us were in the market for anything large (my most extravagant purchase was a new duvet cover), I did fall a little in love with this giant farmhouse sink. I want you, I need you, oh baby, oh baby.

It was a wonderful week spent with beautiful people and I am ready to get back into the swing of school. It’s been too many days since I’ve been strapped in an apron, covered with flour. (Well, outside of my own kitchen, of course.)

What have you been up to the past week?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2011 7:24 pm

    I covet a big, farmhouse sink too. I want a GIANT one for Big House. I mean big, preferably taking up an entire wall and made of cast iron. I’m thinking about going to all of the ReStores in the Tri state area to find one.

    It’d be even better if I could paint it, say pink or martha stewart blue. Comforting to know that I’m not the only one dreaming of big sinks.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    March 16, 2011 9:04 pm

    @ Hilary!

    OMG, if you get a sink like that, I might have to come actually live with you. A live-in dishwasher — can’t hurt, ehhhhh? 😀

  3. Lisa permalink
    March 18, 2011 7:27 am

    That almond cake itself is almost worth a trip to Ikea. And, believe me, getting to Ikea by bus is no easy feat! It once took me 5 hours to get there on the bus (it’s only a 20 min. drive by car, by the way) and another time I missed one of the connections, was out in the middle of the German countryside and just hitch-hiked the rest of the way to Ikea. So when I say that the cake is worth a trip, that means a lot!

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