Friday, May 20, 2016

RDtipoftheday Favorites: May Edition

Welcome to RDtipoftheday's favorites May edition. This is my blog series that highlights some of the best things I've been watching, reading, listening to, cooking, and eating. These are a few of my favorite things this month.

Eating & Cooking
This salad, y'all! I can not stop eating it.

I'm loving the copper trend for all things kitchen.

I've been loving anything by Shauna Neiquiest. I started reading her book, Bread & Wine, and put all of her other books on my reading list. Here's what I read this month.

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One of my 2016 resolutions is to read more. This month, I've read Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist. I enjoy the author's writing style; she paints pictures with her words. She is able to describe food, smells, experiences, and even difficulties and makes the reader feel like she is right there with her. 

I love seeing people succeed. I think it is amazing to see people discover what they're good at and then do that well. For all the graduates or people trying to find what they are meant to do, check out these 7 lessons. I believe that we all have gifts and talents, and there isn't only one thing we're good at. You're good at a lot of things, right? I think these tips are great for pointing you towards the things you are good at.


Brene Brown's Ted Talk on Vulnerability - encouraging and inspiring

This month, I got sucked into a black hole on YouTube. I don't find myself spending hours on most forms of social media. But, YouTube, that's a whole other thing. Once I start watching YouTube videos, I'm occupied for at least half an hour. This month's YouTube things that make me happy are cooking & baking instructional videos. I'm taking a few hobby cooking and baking classes this month, so I think the excitement and anticipation for these upcoming classes prompted these videos.
For tips on icing a cake with buttercream, check out this video on basic layer cake decorating.
Cupcake decorating with 8 buttercream designs.
Swiss meringue buttercream recipe *Note: For those that aren't familiar with the terms, caster sugar is superfine granulated sugar. And, icing sugar is powdered sugar.
I've been searching for a good, homemade brownie recipe. I think this might be a winner.
Hydrangea cupcake decorating tutorial.
Succulent cake decorating tutorial. *Note: Plant tutorials start around 5:50.
After all these sweet, I'm craving something more savory.
What's better than a cupcake? I'm not quite convinced. Are ya'll team cupcake, team cake, team pie, or team cookie? Comment below and tell me your vote. I'll post the results.

That Sounds Fun Podcast with Annie F Downs and Angie Smith. Y'all these are funny girls. I laughed out loud listening to this episode on my commute to work.

I hope you enjoyed these tips, recipes, and all of my favorites from this month. Let me know if this is a feature that you would like me to continue by commenting below. And, let me know if you have something you want to be featured. Thanks! Have a great weekend!

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