of cake tragedies and bunny rabbits.


Lush green grass. Gardens in bloom. Reading on the deck with a cup of sun-tea. These lovely things always seem so foreign to me after the long winter. So, when the time comes where I get to see and experience them for the first time in a year, I am quite ecstatic. I still open the door to the yard and expect to see an endless sheet of white. I smile, when I see green for miles, instead.

Today started out a little slow, but it ended up being one of those days where I am incredibly thankful to have people in my life who make me laugh until my stomach hurts. If they keep this up, I'll probably end up with a six-pack due to excessive laughter.

On a little backyard photography adventure, I finally managed to snap a photo of the little rabbit that currently resides under our deck. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever, and has been given the name 'Teacups'.

For a good portion of the day, the sweet aroma of my Mom's chocolate cake filled the house. This would have made me incredibly excited, but there was just one problem. The cake was for an event, and we weren't aloud to eat any. So the cake just sat in the kitchen while the sweet smell lingered in the air, practically mocking us. I was able to lick the glazing spoon afterwords, and help decorate the cake with beautiful edible blossoms, so that made my little cake tragedy a whole lot better. :)

And, this is for you...




  1. Beautiful post. :) I notice the book in the first picture--I loved 'The Help'. And that rabbit is so adorable. There aren't many where I live, just squirrels and birds. Have a lovely day, too!

  2. Oh my goodness! Your posts are just so vivid and inspiring!! I love the cake. I'm *totally* going to decorate my cake with edible blossoms sometime. Oh! And Teacups is just adorable. I'm going to use that name one day ;)
    -Jocee <3

  3. You're reading 'The Help'? :D That's one of my all-time favorite novels. I'm so excited for the film version in August!

  4. beautiful post. you have a lovely day too!

  5. Your posts always put a smile on my face! Teacups is adorable, and I hope you have a lovely day too.

  6. You are reading "The Help"? I loved it.. I hope it was because I recomended it :)

  7. Hi Abbey!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I'm so glad it made me found your blog! I look at so many different blogs every day but I must say yours stand out! Your design is great and the photos are beautiful. And your writing style is very good too, I'm following!
    Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)


  8. Lovely blog & post - I really have been meaning to read "The Help". Now that it's summer, hopefully I can find some time!!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  9. Goodness, I really love your photography.

    I'm following you! Do you want to follow me? :O)
    Lovely blog -- and lovely name for it!

    xx acacia (ahh cass ee ahh)

  10. oh teacups is just adorable!!! i baked a new york cheesecake, some brownie, and a madeira cake last week which couldn't be eaten until the party we had yesterday ~ very tempting to sneak some beforehand though!!

    hope you had a lovely day

    also yay for fun summer things!

  11. Oh goodness, I love this post. Beautiful photos; seriously, the colors are to die for. And that last image? Gorgeous. Lovely words + images!

  12. What a dreamy post! Indeed the perfect one to read in the morning! Love your pictures!