Weekends are the perfect time to sit back, relax and enjoy! And what better way to do that than discovering great recipes, exciting travel destinations, new restaurants and interesting articles? Once per month I’m sharing with you my favorite weekend reads from the blogsphere and beyond to keep you inspired. I’d love to hear yours, so do share!

Since Christmas means many family gatherings around food, these infographics may help you set the table in the right way for the right occasion!

Christmas also means offering gifts to your loved ones. This year I wanted to give my family a more special combo: something sweet (i.e. chocolate I have already pre-ordered from Pierre Marcolini), something new and something I made. These DIY glittered wooden spoons will be perfect for my sister. And if thing’s don’t go according to plan, Dille & Kamille will save the day!

Another great option for a homemade gift are these almost too-pretty-to-eat funfetti cupcakes that I discovered through Pinterest. They would work perfectly for a party too (getting already some ideas for my next bday celebration!) 

♥ As yet another year comes to an end, I keep thinking of all the things I would like to do eventually. This “ultimate bucket list” would seem like a very good plan if I had 255 days off work and $80,000 to spare. A girl can dream!

Speaking of bucket lists, Peru is definitely on top of mine. Take a look at Haleigh’s photos from her recent trip there and you’ll see why! 

Hope you all have a great weekend! x


Sandy (@smarksthespots)