I don’t have much to share; a busy week means I haven’t spent much time on the web, and that means not many favorites to pull in for Java & Joy. But that is a happy internet absence, after all, it was my last week of being a full-time auntie for awhile, and I intended to spend as much time with the my siblings and their kids as I could.
Yesterday I traveled back home, and on Tuesday I move back to my college campus, and begin classes on Wednesday, so until then you’ll find me frantically packing and stressing. . . even though there’s not actually too much to do! (Yay!) So in order to keep myself from stressing too much, I pulled out just a few favorites I saw this week. . .
And since I have so few, tell me. . .
What are the best things you’ve seen this week?
I’ve been baking a lot (and posting my cake progression on Instagram and Facebook), and this looks like an amazing Tres Leches cake I need to try! Last week I tried duplicating a traditional Viennese Sachertorte cake (photo above, recipe coming soon!), and it was incredible. Now I want to bake any and all cakes that I see!
I’m watching for a globe, now. . . anyone want to make DIY lamps with me?!
I really want to try a bookish subscription now. Anyone else have experience with book subscription boxes? Tell me which one’s the best!
I also saw this in mug and towel form at a favorite coffee shop on our way home yesterday, and it made me laugh. I think my college apartment might need it. . .
17/31 #augusteyecandy #blue Yesterday was my final day of being a full-time auntie, and today I’m headed home to get ready to move back to college before school starts next week. I’m a bit blue about leaving my nephies and new niecie, but I’m so happy I had three weeks with them and their parents. Last Sunday after reading a new book about mermaids, nephew #1 asked for me to draw a mermaid. . . I’m no artist, but I did what I could. As his laughter increased, nephew #2 joined us, requesting fish. They all got names, and eventually, speech bubbles. I’m treasuring these years where they don’t know yet that I’m a terrible artist. 😉 (Also, out of all the creatures in this page, the ‘sad fish’ that the boys asked for and the octopus happily proclaiming “I’m Bob!” are my favorite.)
My joy of the week:
The last 3 weeks I’ve been living with my big brother and his family, being full-time auntie to his little boys. And this was my favorite thing, last Sunday evening: Drawing with them.
Also, coffee coffee coffee! (Keeping up with nephews means I need caffeine!)