Weekend Notes

By Camille Styles

peach tartAs I type this I’m savoring a rare quiet Saturday afternoon: Phoebe and Henry are both napping, leaving me to satisfy a serious urge to bake with this strawberry-almond cake that’s been on my list for awhile. It’s currently in the oven and the scent in my kitchen is making me ridiculously hungry… I’ll let you know how it turns out! I can’t believe that Henry is 1-month old today. It’s a little scary how fast time is flying right now, and it’s making me want to stop and savor every last second of summer before it’s gone. It’s so easy to get into a routine where one day looks just like another, and suddenly it’s August and I’ll realize that I haven’t eaten nearly enough snow cones or spent enough time on a float in the water and summer’s nearly slipped away. What activities do you guys always make sure and do during the summer? A road trip with friends… camping in the mountains… picnicking on the beach… hosting a crawfish boil? In the comments, I’d love for you to finish the sentence: “Summer’s never complete without ____ ?” And as always, a few of my favorite reads from the past week – enjoy!

(We all need it sometimes.) How to break out of a bad mood.

Hey moms and dads: here are some great recipes for your picky little eaters.

Fascinating listen: why some cultures don’t have back pain, and the posture secrets we can learn from them.

This botanical baby shower is summery floral perfection.

“I’m a great believer in overindulgence in everything you enjoy, which clearly means eating cake and clearly means buying a lot of Céline.

This summer panzanella recipe is chock full of my favorite things.

Watched this documentary last week, and it was bizarre and fascinating.

Make the most of all the gorgeous peaches right now by baking this tart.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

The most perfect peach-basil sangria with only 4 simple ingredients!

20 pairs of espadrilles you’ll want to add to your summer shopping list.

How to take your kids on an adventure.

1 week until Father’s Day… here are 15 great gift ideas for your dad!

*image: Donna Hay