Lemon Pound Cake With Lavender Glaze

I have not been baking almost at all this summer! First we were gone on our vacation, and then it has been soooo hot lately - the last thing I wanted to do was turn on the oven! But this past week I dusted off my stand mixer and finalized this lemon pound cake with lavender glaze recipe. I couldn't be more excited to be back in the kitchen and sharing this recipe with you!

Sunday Brunch

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A few weeks ago we left Charlotte with her grandparents for the weekend, and celebrated our second anniversary. As hard as it was to leave Charlotte behind, it was so nice to have some one-on-one time and also stay out past 7 pm (woot woot!). On the agenda? Dinner and drinks, coffee in bed, Sunday brunch, and massages! Such luxury!

Paris, Je T'aime: Three Days in the City of Love

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Day 1: Green dress, borrowed from my sister! Similar here. Day 2: Red Lace Eliza J Dress, old, similar here and here. Day 3: Floral Midi Dress. Day 4: Navy Lace Dress 

I have always loved Paris. I visited for the first time six years ago, and knew from the moment I stepped off the train that I was going to have a lifelong love of that city.

On this trip, Paris was the last stop on our journey. By the time we got there we had been traveling for almost three weeks straight with a toddler, and we were really exhausted. But all the same, that infectious romance of the city revived me!

An Afternoon of Self Care and Chocolate

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As most of you know last month we got back from a whirlwind three weeks in Scotland and France. It was an amazing trip, but traveling can be pretty exhausting - especially with a toddler!

So that weekend I took some much needed time to myself. I've gotten better about prioritizing self-care in the last few months. When Charlotte was first born I had a really hard time with it, because I felt guilty asking for that time. What ended up happening is I started to feel totally burnt out without even realizing it! Now I try to get just a little bit of time to myself a week, whether it's meeting a friend for dinner, taking a bubble bath or going grocery shopping by myself (oh, the luxury!).

Chateaux & Merlot in Bordeaux, France

After our time in Scotland (which you can read about here, here and here), we made our way over to France. I was really looking forward to our time in Bordeaux, which is basically the Napa Valley of France! We spent four days touring the region, soaking in as much wine and information as possible. I wasn't at all disappointed - it was grapevines as far as the eye can see, and a new winery around every corner!