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Hey there! Thanks for all the fabulous comments this week. I’m always impressed by the thoughtful advice from Sweet and Sage readers.

Here’s a quick roundup of what I’m reading.

Remember Domino magazine? It was the coolest design/lifestyle publication before it shuttered a few years ago. I nearly jumped out of my shoes when I heard it’s coming back for special quarterly issues! Click here for the info and then RUN to the bookstore to pick up your copy.

My friend Cara is such a sweetie. I sent her a desperate email saying I needed her help pulling together a travel wardrobe for my upcoming business trip/vacation. Click here to check out her beautiful inspiration boards. Thanks, Cara!

Vegan Almond Cake. Nom nom nom. That is all.

16 Lessons We Learned from Oprah’s Lifeclass: the Tour. Did you catch this series on OWN? Lots of deep insights.

Tips to Avoid Pinterest Overwhelm. Of course, I NEVER waste time on Pinterest, but here are some tips for the rest of you.

How To Spice Up a Dull Landscape Painting: Put a Monster On It. These artists painted monsters into boring thrift store landscape paintings. That’s one way to spruce up the dining room.

DIY T Shirt Bag. Oh, Martha Stewart. Is there nothing you can’t do?

Don’t Bother Blogging. What to do when you’ve got a severe case of writer’s block.

9 Comments

  1. Cara on May 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out Sage! That almond cake looks quite delicious. I see it in my future, perhaps for Memorial Day weekend camping. That t-shirt bag is super cute, I’ve seen cut up ones but never whole ones. Adding this to my to-do list!



    • Sage on May 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

      You’re welcome, Cara! Thank you for the outfit ideas.

      I think the almond cake pictures are what sold me on it. If a recipe only has a so-so photo, then I’m less likely to make it.

      I have a whole bunch of novelty T shirts, so I think I’ll attempt to make a T shirt bag too. Maybe with different handles or pin accents? If you make one, I’d love to see photos on your blog.



  2. xvavaveganx on May 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    What great links! I love getting to see a bit of what you are reading! I agree with everyone, the monster paintings are awesome! I love the Swamp Monster. He looks like a total bad ass 🙂

    The almond cake looks so good. Almond is one of my all time favorite flavors. I used to love those almond horns with the ends dipped in chocolate. I should veganize that.

    The Pinterest tips are helpful for sure and writer’s block tips are always welcome!! Great post!

    Happy Mother’s Day! Skyla is lucky to have such a wonderful, loving mommy 🙂



    • Sage on May 14, 2012 at 6:39 am

      The almond cake does look amazing. I haven’t done much baking lately, and I’d like to get back into it.

      Everyone should have monster paintings on their walls. 🙂



    • Sage on May 14, 2012 at 6:39 am

      The almond cake does look amazing. I haven’t done much baking lately, and I’d like to get back into it.

      Everyone should have monster paintings on their walls. 🙂



  3. Molly on May 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Love the links! The monsters on landscapes is awesome! I’m going to have to explore all of these more. 🙂



    • Sage on May 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      The monster paintings are so cool! I want one. There really are a lot of bad landscape paintings in thrift stores, but these are so much more fun.



  4. Shybiker on May 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Great links. I love the monster paintings, especially the Octopus Girl with a bow in her hair.



    • Sage on May 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      That’s one of my favorites too. I also really like the “Mountain Monster.” Art should be fun, right? I don’t want to hang something boring in my home.