Gearing up for Gatsby : {The Great Gatsby Viewing Essentials}

the-great-gatsby-2012The Great Gatsby (TGG) is available to own TODAY!

TGG is not only The Great American Novel according to most critics, but a story I personally love!  So when I found out the movie was being re-done (nothing against Robert Redford) I was so excited!  Especially when I found out Baz Luhrmann was doing it because I love his style…especially in Moulin Rouge and Rome and Juliet.

There is something magical and mysterious about Gatsby, his life, his home, and just that whole era in general….it’s inspiring!   Here are a few fun things that inspired me as I prepare for my Gatsby viewing….And of course I will be listening to the soundtrack all day today!

Gearing Up For GatsbyLinks:

H&M Chiffon Dress $49.95

Bauble Bar Gold Crystal Gatsby Pendant $34

Caesar Salad Recipe

SusietheSun Eternal Summer Jeweled Headband $135.6

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Ta-Ta Weekend : {Hello Week}

Weekend Wrap-Up:

I am one of the luckiest people ever because my brother’s girlfriend’s family owns several donut shops.  So you know when you go to a celebration and bring a bottle of wine, dessert or app….well we get donuts brought!  I remember the first time I found out, it was at my sister’s 10th birthday when she showed up with a fresh dozen…..needless to say we fell in love! (With her and the donuts).  The donut shops they own not only make regular donuts but specialty donuts that need to be pre-ordered because they always run out!  The newest one they released was their version of the Cronut and it had to be pre-ordered….(Ain’t nobody got time fo dat), so this weekend I decided to try my hand at this seductive treat!  Stay tuned for the full blog about it and the recipe on Wednesday!.

The rest of the weekend was filled with an intimate cliffside wedding, making jam, blogging, beach baptisms, having a Johnston family lunch, watching Homeland (addicted), and taking cray long walks to work off those Kronuts.

My husband helped with the Kronut making of course!

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This Week:

Looking forward to {In The Blog}: Umm…..KRONUTS!  My version of the famous Cronut will be featured Wednesday!

Looking forward to {In My Life}: This week The Great Gatsby will be released to own….I will def be getting a copy, and I am going to a Baby-Q couples shower Friday night and get to cook a few dishes!  This is going to be a good week!