All the Lovely Things: Breakfast boards

Have you started planning for your weekend yet?

I’m having brunch with two great friends on Saturday morning. I’m planning on making a breakfast board, a somewhat variation of charcuterie, with crusty breads, hard boiled eggs, berries, cheese, and jams. The past month I’ve also been collecting (*cough* hoarding) chocolates and wines given to me as birthday gifts, all of which I hope will create a delicious morning feast.

Cup of Jo breakfast board

Cup of Jo: Breakfast Board

Of course I will be serving my favorite coffee in addition to all the boozy delightfulness.

I recently received this rose gold initial necklace as a birthday gift. It’s so sweet and I love having Jackson’s initial with me wherever I go.

Nashelle initial necklace

Nashelle Rose Gold Initial Disc Necklace

Not a gift, but something I’ve been staring at dreamily for months now. Can’t you imagine this in the living room of a beach house with the waves tumbling outside?

Ballard Whale

Whale Diptych Art

Finally, in the spirit of wedding season, this is a post I’ve revisited probably fifty times in the past three years. Read it and remember, it will make your marriage that much easier.

Lydia Netzer

15 Ways to Stay Married for 15 Years

All the lovely things: Coffee

I can only be so introspective before taking a break.

In the daily chaos of life, I find a bit of refreshment in finding things that are lovely. Little pieces of sunshine in my day.

These are a few from this week:

I’m currently smitten with pictures of flowers and coffee. I’m not quite sure what the attraction is, but it’s pretty dreamy isn’t it?

Wildflowers and coffee

http://www.whitepick.de/

Also breakfast in bed (which I have accepted will never happen and I’m not even sure I would like eating in bed, but it’s still nice to daydream, right?)

Breakfasthttp://bippityboppityboo.tumblr.com/

Okay- so a lot of my happiness seems to come from coffee.

So. Much. Happiness.

You know what, we’re just going to stick with coffee as the theme for this week’s pretty things. Because I’m the author and I can do that.

Lion Coffee

http://www.hawaiicoffeecompany.com

I first got this when I was on maternity leave. My boss is originally from Hawaii, and he sent this over as a congratulations gift. It was, hands down, the best maternity gift ever. Not only because you pretty much live off caffeine at that point, but it’s just really that good.

Well he got it for me again for my birthday, because he’s awesome. So this in particular has been making my mornings totally worth waking up for (because, as we know, I certainly haven’t been having breakfast in bed.)

Also, Ina Garten is making new episodes of The Barefoot Contessa! SO excited!

Ina

https://www.instagram.com/inagarten/

Finally, don’t forget…

Sparkle

http://indulgy.com/