Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday!

Welcome to What I Wore Wednesday {Week 12: Picnicking with the Lee}

Well as you read this I will be flying across the country en route to the pacific Northwest with my sister and 2 baby nephews. We are taking a 2 week vacation home to WA to visit family, leaving our husbands home to work (boo hoo). I have so been looking forward to this trip. and don't you worry, I'll take lots of photos to show you upon my return. Don't forget to stop by the blog while I'm gone. I have a whole list of blog posts lined up for the next 2 weeks.

It worked out perfectly that Monday was a holiday. Our weekends are normally pretty busy, and this allowed for an 'us day' before the trip, which was much needed. This is the first time we'll be separated since we've been married. And I have to be honest, the closer it got to the trip, the longer 2 weeks sounded. I hope we make it! We are both a little nervous...

We stayed busy over the long weekend planting our little herb and flower garden. We are prepping two, old, 50's metal chairs to paint as well, but they didn't get finished. It's been pretty hot the past week, so we took a late 8pm picnic in the park around the corner from our house on Memorial Day evening...

This week I'm featuring my handsome husband as well. Hope you enjoy!

Bonte: Top: Vintage // Skirt: I made it out of vintage fabric // Belt: vintage // Sandals: TJ Maxx // 
Watch: Le Mer Collection // Purse: Vintage Coach // Sunnies: Karen Walker 'Perfect Day'

Tuck: Top: Chambray button up// White Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Frye // Watch: Timex w/ J Crew band // 
Sunnies: vintage Ray Bans // Belt: Diesel 

We ate a simple sandwich that was oh so tasty. French baguette, fresh mozzarella slices, tomato slices, fresh basil leaves, toped with olive oil, balsamic glaze, and salt + pepper to taste. Then we just laid on the blanket, talked, and enjoyed the fireflies on our walk home. 


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Monday, May 28, 2012

random photos of our life

Here are some random photos of our life these past few weeks.

An experimental recipe I tried. My sister gave me the idea to use left over roasted asparagus and make a soup. I never would of thought of it, but it was actually delicious. Proscuitto asparagus soup. No cream, but it was still creamy in texture and full of flavor. 

I can finally wear my hair up in a bun! PTL! I've been patiently waiting...

Saturday morning farmer's market fun.

Fresh flowers from the famers market. It was the first week it opened and we are going to be Saturday regulars from now on. Their produce looked so beautiful.

A new salmon recipe I tried...Sesame Ginger Salmon. It was delicious!

Reads lately...

This was a Friday night feast, and so delicious. My sister shared her homemade hummus recipe last time she visited and we are hooked. I've tried without success to make a good, authentic hummus. I found out the key is Tahini!

We did finally get our porch finished. It still needs to be painted, and I still need to get my flowers and herbs planted, but I have my new round bulb lights, and they are just lovely.

Our chocolate loot Lee's parents brought back from Germany for us, along with a box full of candy/sweet from our German friends. We are set for a while, I think:)

I hope you all enjoy your Memorial Day. We slept in, made a delicious pancake breakfast, finished up a little house cleaning, and are going to spray paint two porch chairs and plant the rest of our flowers/succulents today.

tata for now,

Friday, May 25, 2012


We got to hangout with some friends last night who we haven't seen in way too long. Both couples are amazing artists, so it's always an inspiration to be around them. Thom and Lindaleigh are both art teachers and incredibly gifted at what they do. Thom was Lee's first art teacher from a long time ago. They recently bought a letterpress, and we've been dying to get up to their studio to check it out. He gave us the quick run through of how it works and we were going crazy. A lot of the pieces he's working on now are letter-pressed. I'm really looking forward to his show coming up this fall. The cool thing is they said anytime we want to come hangout on a weekend, he'll let us play around and make some stuff. So, that is the plan...after I get back from my trip to WA.

The other couple, Damon and Amber, had an art show up, so they took us on a private tour of it after a late dinner. It was amazing. I wish I had a few thousand to spend on just art. It did get us thinking about starting an art fund. How cool would it be to save up and fill your home with your own friends work?! We are serious about it.

Anyways, here's a few photos I snapped at the show and thought I'd share.

Thom at his home, with some of his pieces behind him.
The beautiful letterpress.
Wooden type face.

All those drawers are full of different type faces and characters. It was so awesome. Plus, their studio is my inspiration. They built it behind their house, so they can work from home, but not in home. It's full of amazing thing to look at and I think I could just live in there. 

All their storage compartments are even cool.
That's actually a painting of my brother dancing in Germany. Lee gave him photos from a photo shoot their band did in Germany. They were all dancing and he thought it might inspire Thom. He's painted a few of them.
Amber Watts, next to some of her work.
Damon Hood beside one of our favorite pieces of his. 

 This whale was awesome. There is a Jonah like character on the bottom of it.

Well, it's 88 degrees on Friday, I finally just bought herbs to plant, our two brothers are coming over tonight, I'm getting my hair done tomorrow, Lee has off Monday, and then I'm off to WA for 2 weeks. I have to find time to pack somewhere in the next few days, but I am looking forward to the next few weeks. Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!