Five Little Things - June 21, 2013 | | Cupcakes

Five Little Things

Five Little Things - June 21, 2013 | | Cupcakes
Five Little Things

Five Little Things - June 21, 2013 | | Cupcakes

Five little things I loved this week:

Cupcake Therapy

I turned another year older this week. But this helped me cope.
Five Little Things - June 21, 2013 | | SusieCakes Cupcakes
My sweet family brought home these tempting treats from our favorite Susie Cakes to help me deal with celebrate my birthday. The hardest part was picking which one to try! (In case you were wondering, the coconut cake is my favorite).

Afternoon Light

Five Little Things - June 21, 2013 | | Flowers
Long summer days mean beautiful light. I just love how they bathe the blooms my thoughtful mother and father in law sent me in radiance each afternoon.

Summer’s Bounty

Lest you think I’ve been living on cupcakes and flowers all week, I have been truly enjoying the bounty of summer. We are still noshing on all sorts of fresh goodies we hauled from the farmer’s market over the weekend.
Five Little Things | Farmers Market |

Behind the Scenes at the Food & Wine Classic

I loved how Food & Wine gave exclusive access to some of my favorite photographers at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. They brought a beautiful eye to the event, capturing it with such style and perspective. You can find the images here.

Yodel Conversation

I think we should all just yodel throughout the weekend:

Happy Friday, everyone! Give me a yodel and let me know what you’re up to this weekend!


  1. Renee

    Oh my God, that Jimmy Fallon video is awesome! He always cracks me up. Love these five little things. Your pictures are gorgeous <3

    • Liren

      Hilarious, right? They both sound pretty good (though, of course, I’m not quite fluent in Yodel) :)

  2. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments

    Happy belated birthday! Now, last time you talked about Susie Cakes, I swore I was going to go. I forgot about it until last weekend when we drove past it and I reminded myself I need to get in there. Those cupcakes look so amazing, and all of my favorites are in there. I’d be hard pressed to decide between coconut, red velvet, chocolate, and lemon. I’d be going halvsies on a few!

    • Liren

      Thanks Marcie! Oh yes, definitely stop by the next time you drive past. I personally prefer slices of their cakes to the cupcakes, but when it comes to sweets, I’m not picky ;)

    • Liren

      Indeed, I think they really are a great form of therapy (both making and eating) :)

  3. Mary@SiftingFocus

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Susie Cakes. Yes, as a baker, I love everything in their shop. Fortunately, or unfortunately, their is a Susie Cakes just 20 minutes from my home. I try to forget it’s there. :) Hope you had a lovely Birthday!

    • Liren

      I know what you mean about trying to forget that Susie Cakes is close. Lucky for me, it’s just close enough, but safely far enough at the same time :) Thanks for the birthday wishes, Mary!

  4. Trinidad

    The main premise of the Wise Woman Tradition is that health is inherent in each being, with nourishment being the key that unlocks it. Since the kidneys must cleanse 150 percent of the normal blood supply for most of the pregnancy, nettles ability to nourish and strengthen them is of major importance.

  5. Nola

    I think the admin of this site is genuinely working
    hard for his web site, because here every stuff is quality based information.

Kitchen Confidante®