Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Love

I might try to turn this into a regular weekly feature, depending on how motivated I get.

  1. honey
    No, seriously. After discovering the incredibleness (is that even a word?) that is honey over vanilla ice cream, I have been seeking out new ways to use honey, particularly simple ways that really highlight that flavor. Rose at Rose a la Mode inspired me to try a honey latte (I definitely recommend steaming the honey in the milk if possible - SO GOOD). I also made some honey swiss meringue buttercream earlier this week, and YUM. Anyway. My name is Caitlin and I have a problem.

    I just use the cheap honey that comes in a bear bottle, but oh I would love some of this!

  2. taking a week off
    Yep. I decided to use up some precious vacation time and stay in alllll week. It is fantastic - I feel so much more relaxed, with no real responsibilities (except for various doctor appointments, an appointment to fix a recall problem with my car, my first time ever hiring a maid service, etc). But there has been lots of down time, too, and it has been amazing.

  3. Cadbury eggs
    I know these are made out of, like, yucky milk chocolate, corn syrup, and oil, but I have such a soft spot for them. And despite Easter being 2 months away, they are already showing up in a few stores!

    Tim knows how much I love them and surprises me with some (or a pack of minis!) every time he sees them in a store. Fortunately for my health, this has only happened twice so far.

  4. this weekend's forecast
    I just want to point out that tonight calls for possible snow showers. In San Francisco. For the first time in 35 years. This is huge news for me, because, I think I've mentioned before, lack of snow is really the only thing I hate about this city. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much (it's not even getting down to the low 30s...) but the hope is there and I just might stay up all night tonight looking out my window just in case.

  5. Handwritten lists
    As much as I love computers, I still have a soft spot for carrying a notebook around everywhere and using it for lists - to do lists, groceries, very vague/incomplete 30 for 30 outfit plans... all sorts of things. I am also very picky about pens. I currently can't live without the Uniball Vision Exact pen in black (and no, I'm not getting paid to say that).

Oh, and remember the one other time I did this, item #1 on my list? Well, the bag came back in stock and I got it and I love it so much! It holds my camera, Macbook, wallet, notebooks, etc, etc, and I've gotten multiple compliments on it from total strangers!

What do you love this week? Let me know, or leave a link to your very own weekly favorite things list!


  1. I don't know if I told you this in LA, but I LOVE THAT BAG too!! I'm dying to buy a colorful purse to make my neutral outfits pop more. I'm thinking yellow or bright red...

    Also, I really love chili this week. My office just had a chili cook-off and it's amazing how many different ways it can be whipped up. mmm...

  2. Yes, mustard yellow was my second choice for the bag, but I played it safer with purple, haha. Do it!

    Chili is awesome - I made it when I went to Lake Tahoe (ie. snow) with friends but haven't since. I love it with toppings (cheese, green onions, sour cream, tortilla chips, cilantro...) - YUM! Did you enter the cookoff?

  3. Of course I entered! Totally not biased or anything, but mine was the most flavorful and also the most mild because I hate spicy...I don't know if anyone actually voted on the best one, I certainly didn't...oops