Thursday Things


Thursday Things

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday.  Because we just went to San Francisco, we didn’t really do much to celebrate.  He did request Guacamole for a snack, and Pokey Sticks for dinner.  (both very early posts, don’t mind the pictures)
Before I get to what caught my eye this week, I thought I would share a few pictures from our weekend.

Here we are on the boat to tour Alcatraz.  If you go there, this is a must do.  They do a great job with the tour, and there is nothing else like it.

Alcatraz Tour

We borrowed a friends car for the day and drove to Muir Woods, and up the coast.  The Red Wood trees are just huge, and amazing.

Muir Woods

The infamous Lombard St

Lombard St

And the last day we were there we walked along the bay and across the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

It was a great long weekend, and it is getting us more excited for our trip to Japan in 3 weeks!

Ok, here are a few things that caught my eye around the web this week:
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies from Love from the Oven – Yum!  I am a sucker for caramel and chocolate together.
Creamy Garlic Pasta from Buns in My Oven – pretty sure this pasta would disappear in a heart beat at my house.
Sundried Tomato Fettuccine from Table For Two – I have never had the Cheesecake Factory version, but this lightened up version looks amazing.  On the menu for next week!
Copycat Kit Kat Bites from Shugary Sweets – Kit Kats are one of my favorites, and Aimee never steers me wrong!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes from Sally’s Baking Addiction – I wouldn’t be surprised if these became breakfast soon.

Thanks for stopping by, back with a new recipe tomorrow!



  1. Happy belated birthday to Mr. DDD!

    And it looks like you had fun in SF. I’ve never been there but it sounds amazing. :) And I can’t wait to see pictures from Japan in a few weeks!

  2. Erin, you are going to Japan in 3 weeks?? OMG!!! Have a wonderful trip! I love love love Japan – especially Tokyo and Nara! As a child growing up in the Philippines, we usually vacationed in Tokyo, which was 4 hours away by flight from Manila! I love Japanese culture and their food…yum! I’m sure Nami of Just One Cookbook will have tons of tips for you!

    • Not sure why I never thought to ask you for advise. Nami has helped a ton! We also have a friend from high school who lived there for 6 years, so she is helping, and giving us basic language lessons. We are so excited!!

  3. So envious of your travel plans Erin! San Fran looks awesome and Japan is on my short list of must-see destinations. Can’t wait to see/hear about the trip!

  4. I love San Francisco! I’ve only been once for a 1 year anniversary trip with my husband but it was so much fun. And Japan wow! I can’t wait to see pictures from there.

    xo Jackie

  5. We had so much fun in San Fran. What a great city! We also took a side trip to Muir Woods and really enjoyed that too.

  6. Lovely photos!! Looks like such fun. :)

  7. San Francisco was one of our favorite trips my husband and I have taken! Looks like you all had a great time!

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