cornflake dreams.: happy things.


happy things.

this weekend was a rainy one... perfect for snuggling, watching movies, reading, napping...and eating. all the best -ing's if you ask me.
-friday night i had a fantastic time with the girls - complete with mac n' cheese and sugar bliss cupcakes.
-saturday i made crockpot chili and cornbread - a fall favorite.
-we finished our iphoto book for our honeymoon in paris and prague, next up a wedding photo album.
-sunday started with a skype date with one of my favorite bloggers in italy.
-i finished little bee, if you haven't read it add it to your list! it's a fantastic book.
-for sunday dinner we went to a new persian restaurant and it was fantastic. tomorrow i'm going to share my favorite persian staple.

happy monday! 


ps cheers to ladies who make it happen. i admire my blogger friends who have full time jobs, blog everyday AND do a little something on the side::
leigh from very loveleigh has her own online shop full of scarves and bracelets: Knits & Knots


  1. Ah sounds like the perfect weekend, Jillian! :)

  2. love the lady love! and loving that photo collage. xoxo

  3. I wish it were cold and rainy here! But we're getting 90 degrees today :(

    And I read Little Bee over the summer. Such and good book! I'm really looking forward to the movie.


  4. i love Little Bee!
    and this sweet collage

    xo the egg out west.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! :)

  6. Sounds like a nice, quiet weekend. I could totally use one of those. Loved the Little Bee, I just finished it as well.

  7. you are SO cute! you had me at "all my favorite -ings" haha! thank you thank you for the mention! hugging you virtually! and i can't wait for our next date! <3

  8. you are SO cute! you had me at "all my favorite -ings" haha! thank you thank you for the mention! hugging you virtually! and i can't wait for our next date! <3

  9. Ugh I want it to rain so bad here! It rained on Friday, but now it is supposed to be back up in the 80s :(

  10. When you commented that you had Persian food last night, that's all I could think about. I can't wait to see the recipe!

    And hooray for skype! Love Marissa!

  11. gosh, that really does sound like a good weekend! and yes to being amazed by the people who have full time jobs, full time blogs and little side jobs. I can barley do the first two, so props to them.

  12. that umbrella photo makes me happy :) though the rain is not my favorite, i do love it in small doses! mmm...i need to make some chili! time to bust out the crockpot! XO brynn

  13. you are the sweetest thing ever for giving a shout out to all of those ladies, who are all AMAZING. you are so lovely.

  14. I'm with you...i have no idea how people with full-time jobs do the whole blogging thing too! My hat's off to them! xoxo

  15. Sounds like an amazing weekend! I love how you did the graphics for the post - so stinking cute!

    I'll definitely be following along :)


    Ps. Thanks for the full time working blogger shout out! It makes me feel like I'm not such a crazy girl for blogging and working everyday :)

  16. I'm adding 'Little Bee' to my list. Right now I'm getting into J.K.Rowling's new book. She has quite a mouth on her, that Harry Potter author. ;)

    Also--thanks for the store love! Hope you're enjoying your knits & knots!! Stay warm in the windy city!