If you've been following for long, you know I have a bit of an obsession with design inspired by Natural History museums, vintage science prints, and cabinets of curiosity. So I flipped my lid when I first saw the Bug Poster towels from Zara Home on Pinterest. I could NOT justify paying $18 for two kitchen towels, but when the price dropped in half and they offered free shipping, I ordered up a pair. Later that day, they sold out! It's my first purchase from Zara Home, and I'm looking forward to seeing the quality in person. Thin and stringy, or thick and luxurious?
It's been a quiet week. On Wednesday night I had a lovely dinner with my parents and Keith's grandparents. I spent the other evenings at home making flowers for our wedding, watching Orange Is the New Black, and perfecting my shortbread recipe for a Royal Baby tea party at work. Let's admit it: It was really just an excise to eat lots of cookies! I made a vanilla butter cookie that was just so-so, and a savory Parmesan thyme shortbread that was AMAZING. I found the recipe here, at Shock the Bourgeoise. It used to be one of my favorite blogs, but it was mysteriously abandoned by its author last year. Come back, Elizabeth!