Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles
heart-shaped waffles

heart-shaped wafflesMorning, friends! It’s been a cozy, fun weekend so far… On Friday, I was feeling pretty zapped from the past week that was full of book events and other work stuff, so we cancelled the babysitter and our multiple Friday night social plans, stayed in, tried a new (amazing) roast chicken recipe, and hung-out in front of the fire. It was such a refreshing evening and just what I needed to get reenergized for the crazy pace of these next few pre-holiday and book tour weeks. Also, we watched the documentary Fed Up and it was so eye-opening. I’d resisted watching it for awhile because I’d been skeptical that there could be a new angle from yet another food documentary, but the makers of this film definitely had something important to say. Have any of you seen it? I’d love to hear your take in the comments. It’s definitely made me take a second look at the sugar content in many “healthy” foods we have around our house, and reemphasized the importance of watching for added sugar in the items I pack in Phoebe’s lunch. What are all of you up to this weekend? Hope it’s cozy and fun, and enjoy my favorite links from the week!

What I want to be eating for breakfast this weekend.

Garance’s musings on our addiction to text messages makes me LOL.

The weekend secrets of highly successful people.

Our amazing contributor Julia styled and photographed this gluten-free, sugar-free Thanksgiving for!

Picked up a couple sweaters at Madewell last week… they’re my current cozy favorites!

10 things to never say to your toddler (I think I’m guilty on all counts.)

A Caravaggio-inspired tabletop festooned with seasonal fruit.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

We threw a Friendsgiving tea party with gingerbread bundt cakes & peppermint hot cocoa.

Victoria of SFGirlbybay stopped by to let us in on her secrets of effortless entertaining.

These two besties founded The Evergirl. Here’s the story of their friendship.

*image: line klein