Friday’s Favs

I’ve been slacking on the favs for the past few weeks. Not because I forgot about you guys, that would just be crazy – but because my brain wasn’t happy enough to think of things that were great from my week. It’s been a rough couple of weeks over here with struggling with work and the job search but hopefully things are starting to look up. I mean, they must be because I have some great favorites to share, along with a quote that stuck with me. Happy Friday friends, hope you all have a lovely weekend!

“This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it as play” — Alan Watts


{so ready for the weekend}


{this makes so much sense}


{early Halloween idea}


{love this pattern from Zara}


{I could literally eat these everyday}


{rainbow paper}

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This week has lasted forever, why is it that short weeks feel like they are six days long instead of four? Is it a trick of the brain or just that we’ve had one less day to get things done that makes the other days drag out? Long weekends are a double edged sword I’d say. But enough with the dramatics, happy Friday friends! There is nothing on the agenda this weekend and I could not be more excited to sit around and do nothing while catching up on some household chores (laundry, grocery shopping, planning for fall ← wait what?). What do you guys have planned for this lovely first weekend in September?

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{a picture paints a thousand words}

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{calligraphy class doodles}

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{I’m seriously addicted to macarons, I think I need help}

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{World Cup flag wall in Hayes Valley}

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{braided hair crown done successfully twice now!}

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While fashion is transitioning from spring and summer to fall, San Francisco (always a little behind the times weather-wise) is trying to transition from winter to summer. Our summer usually starts in September and it’s been a long time coming. I dont know about you other SF friends, but I am ready for dresses and less fog, a lot less fog. We are venturing north of the city this weekend to see the sun for Nate’s bacon birthday and hopefully going to an amusement park on Monday – you know, for some good old fashion fun! What are your plans for the long weekend?


{delicious rice bowl from Bun Mee for lunch}


{my first project, a boutonniere, from my floral design class, corsages are next}


{I really need a pair of these}


{have you ever seen a prettier cream puff}


{beneath the pines in Tahoe}

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This weekend is the last of my summer weekend getaways. Tahoe is gorgeous and I’m so glad we ended with one that was close to home and that wasn’t jammed packed with obligations. Relaxing by the lake in the warm sunshine is the perfect ending to another perfect summer. See you next year have-something-to-do-every-weekend summer, now it’s bring on the pumpkins, turkey and presents (is it Christmas yet?).

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{off to another lake this weekend, this one is much bigger}

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{sparkles make every outfit better}

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{rainbow flowers}

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{in LOVE this this iphone case}

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{happy weekend, and cheers to summer friends!}

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Collaborations are so fun and Monday’s Featured Friends was a perfect example of blogging bringing people together! I’m aiming to do one a month with various blogger friends to get some cross pollination going on and if you have ideas or want to collab definitely reach out! In other news – where did this week go? I kind of remember Monday but now all of a sudden it’s Friday?!? I’ve been a busy bee over here I guess, forgetting days, making honey and cross pollinating!

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{casual Friday attire}

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{I never turn down a hot pot dinner date with Nate}

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{we just booked a weekend in Portland, do you guys have any suggestions – neither of us have ever been?!}


{bright blossoms for a bright day}

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{words to live by – cheers to the weekend friends!}

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This was a restful week for me, and the SF weather played along with my sleepy, lazy mood. Foggy mornings and cloudy skies helped me recover from running 13 miles and made me feel better about staying inside. They say recovery is just as important as training, so I’m mixing laying down a lot and staying in with wine nights – that is the perfect remedy for any and every ailment right? Hope you guys have a restful weekend!

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{pink on pink}

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{Haight Street regular, sits outside a hair salon and lets people pet him – he’s got the life}

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{sangria celebrations after the half marathon}

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{watched some European boys run around the pitch last weekend, to my dismay Sergio Ramos did not make an appearance}

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{a thoughtful gift of roses}

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This week was dominated by social media for me, and my being intimidated by it. When I started LHC (new acronym, like it?), I shied away from having separate social media outlets for myself and my blog. Honestly, I didn’t want to have to keep up with all of them – it felt like a lot of work. But alas, social media is the future and after adding Twitter and creating a new Pinterest for my blog (and finding that it wasn’t really like work), I realized I would need more. Last week I started an Instagram (@lovehaightcupcakes) and I also published my Facebook page, both of which you can find on the side bar, and both of which scared the crap out of me. I was afraid of the usual things – people not liking my blog, them thinking its bad or dumb and encouraging other people to think that. But the purpose of this blog was to share my life and the things I love with anyone and everyone out there, so I had to take the chance. And it paid off, the responses have been nothing short of amazing (thank  you to everyone), so I must be doing something right, right? I hope so, and here is my last plug – follow me on all my social media things (see those pretty green buttons over there, click those) and have an amazing weekend!

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{I smell a brunch party happening soon and these need to be on the menu}

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{beautiful art deco ceiling inside a bank – I got the ‘please no photos’ after snapping this one, woops}

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{I really love these crystal lights, they make for such a petty accent for any room}

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{Tory Burch for Fitbit, finally they are making these pretty}

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{a crisp rosé just feels like summer}

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Feeling pretty accomplished on this lovely Friday morning. Remember way back when, when I made a resolution to run a half marathon? Well I think this one is actually going to happen! Ran 7 miles this morning with my friend and it was the first time I didn’t want to kill myself during a run, I think that’s improvement!! We have a little over a month until the race, so hopefully 13.1 miles won’t be a killer. What are you accomplishments for the day, or this weekend? My goals for the weekend involve a lot of soccer (see what I did there – USA plays on Sunday) – and thats about it.

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{I creepily took a picture of this gorgeous bouquet on the street}

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{I guess I was feeling stalker-sh this week, but LOOK at these shoes? So great right}

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{beautiful night for a baseball game}

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{these look too good not to try…}

Have a stellar weekend friends!

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Happy National Donut Day! I could really use a sugary, frosting covered pick me up right now. I used to love the donut holes (munchkins) in my elementary school days. They were the perfect morning snack to bring for the class (and the best surprise breakfast ever). In keeping with excited child mentality, I bought them for a group training while in Chicago – everyone was so happy about the tiny treats, it was like 3rd grade all over again! My friends were also very happy about these powdered donut treats that looked like diamond rings.

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{a little backstory, my friend got engaged last week (WAH so exciting and the first of my close friends) and in my cheesiness, I made everyone donut diamond rings to match her gorgeous real one}

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{my feelings right about now, sleepy Friday}

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{one friend gets engaged, and another’s is getting married in July – aren’t her invitations gorgeous?}

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{cool amoeba-like mural outside the Phoenix Hotel}

Hope you have a sugary sweet weekend and awesome donut today!

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Recap of tropical paradise week has come to a close. Sadly the vacation is over now, I thought I could prolong it with posting all of my pictures this week but it’s ‘back to life, back to reality’ now. Hopefully another tropical vacation is in my future, if not it’s starting to get real tropical (and by tropical I mean 70 degrees in San Francisco) here and we are ready for summer!

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{exotic flower that kind of looks like a pineapple}

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{delicious and nutritious drink at our Hawaiian brunch – ahi tuna benedict, not pictured}

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{awesome pools in the cliffs called Queen’s Bath}

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{I was obsessed with these wooden billed baseball caps, this pineapple pattern is amazing}

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{hope you all have a dreamy weekend!}