Life Lately: Pear and Chai Breakfast Cake

From a baking delicious, slow cooker cake to volunteering for a Children's Miracle Network telethon, here's a look at my life lately.

Baking: Pear and Chai Breakfast Cake. It’s so yummy, and the fact that it’s baked in a slow cooker blew my mind. Eat it warm and marvel at the goodness.

Reading: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. I’m about 100 pages into the book and am fighting the struggle bus. Glass Sword was a disappointing second book, and I keep waiting for this third book to go south. So far it hasn’t, but I don’t want to get my hopes up.

Watching: Mr. Selfridge on Amazon Prime. I’m still looking for a Downton Abbey replacement, and while this show wasn’t it, I still watched all four seasons. The show took major liberties with the life of Mr. Selfridge, but it was an easy series to watch.

Listening to: Hope in Uncertain Times, a 21-day meditation series with Oprah and Deepak. Free meditation experiences are offered a few times a year, and I find them very soothing.

Celebrating: Record Store Day. It’s become an annual tradition for me and my mom to visit her old college town’s record store on this day. For the first time ever, we had to wait 45 minutes just to get into the store. Even with the long, chilly wait, I still managed to score a couple of awesome records.

From a baking delicious, slow cooker cake to volunteering for a Children's Miracle Network telethon, here's a look at my life lately.

Volunteering: At A Day of Miracles telethon in support of the Children’s Miracle Network. It was definitely one of the highlights from last month.

Blogging about: The one part of your body you’re neglecting in your skincare routine (don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the post!), How to survive the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale (so many people, so many deals!), the Victoria Beckham for Target floral dress I’m obsessed with (see pageant pic above), and the easiest DIY cocoon cardigan to sew (it only requires two seams!).

Link loving: 10 Things I Learned About Leandra From Her Vogue Closet TourStop Making It So Hard, When Brave Means Staying Where You AreThe Subtle Genius of Elena Ferrante’s Bad Book Covers, and Do You Comment Jump?

P.S. Today I’m linking up with Kristen and  Gretchen.

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P.P.S. Have magazines inspired you to do anything lately? The Glossies Made Me Do It Linkup is tomorrow!

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  1. Now that’s a breakfast cake!!
    I’m glad Record Store Day is still a thing! I remember celebrating it in Princeton once.

  2. There aren’t any record stores in my town, but there’s one in a city nearby and I always enjoy browsing there 🙂

  3. I’m a huge fan of baked pears. I eat them raw also but baked is where these bad boys really shine, I think it’s their high sugar content to does something extra special. I’ve never baked anything in my slow cooker but I’m more than willing to change that. I miss Downton Abbey! I will have to check out Mr. Selfrige. I always love volunteering my time, looks like you have to volunteer bug also, what a wonderful event.

  4. mmmmm pears. yum.
    i have king’s cage waiting for me at the library. i don’t even remember the 2nd book now haha except for what happened at the very end.

  5. That breakfast cake looks amazing! And it’s so great you volunteered at the telethon, CMNH is my favorite charity!

  6. I instantly clicked over to the Pear and Chai breakfast cake. Yes, oh yes, I will try this. 🙂
    This post made me happy. 🙂 Life is good. And it’s best served with sweet friends.