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Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Eats

So glad summer is FINALLY here!
We're in California for a whole month of vacationing with family and friends and I plan on making the most of that by eating delicious home cooked meals.  This weekend our families are getting together for a joint birthday bash BBQ and I rounded up some recipes that are tried and true and some brand new.

1 This Watermelon Ginger Agua Fresca sounds like the perfect summer refreshment 
2 And these Black Beans and Apple Salsa have become a staple in our house
Mexican Grilled Corn looks simple to make and incredibly flavorful
4 This Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is seriously mouth-watering
5 I can't wait to try this Creamy Lemon Basil Potato Salad
6 And everything about this Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie looks heavenly 

I'm going to attempt a few of these tomorrow so I'll let you know how it goes!

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I snapped this picture of all my happy boys while eating Impossible's Pizza on the beach with friends. A beautiful evening with great food and great people. There's nothing better. And I love my family.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Inspiration: Print and Paper

I've spent the last few hours following a delightful paper trail on the Internet.  A little known fact about me is that I am and always have been obsessed with paper - notebooks, cards, even writing utensils - I find it all fascinating. I used to collect notebooks as a little girl and there is nothing quite like putting fresh ink to an empty page. I dream of one day owning a used book store and my husband just mentioned to me how wonderful it would be to put a letterpress in the back and run classes out of said future bookstore (yes, it would be wonderful - even more so once we mastered the use of it). So I spent today trying to discover others whose passion for paper and print has been ignited well beyond my own.

Clockwise from top:
- These delightful little note cards from Paper and Type are fill-in-the-blank for quick notes which, in my mind, are perfect for hiding in random places for people to discover as they sift through their purse, wallet, moving box, medicine cabinet, underwear drawer etc.
-  I love these die-cut bears from Blackbird Letterpress, perfect for holding pictures and love notes, but especially for the little flowers my boys bring me!
- Also can't get enough of their perpetual calendar -super fun.
- I stumbled across Seed House along the way and everything about this couple seems dreamy.  I cannot wait for their shop to open; check out their behind the scenes here.   I should also mention they run Forage Haberdashery and Something's Hiding in Here so check them out, they are the ultimate creative couple. Seriously.
- And how wonderful are these Coupons from Letter & Lark? Makes me wish it was February...
- Lastly these notebooks, once again from Blackbird Letterpress, are a fantastic size and come in some pretty spiffy prints.

All in all, it was an inspirational few hours wherein I became amazed (and small and insignificant) by the creative powers out there in the world.  It makes me thankful to be alive during this time period.  Thanks and come back again!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I can't believe it's already June.  This being the month of my birth (I turn 26 on the 16, I'm getting old) I decided to create my first ever mood board.  Just a simple little wish list of the things I'm craving right now. And I wanted to give a special shout to my friend Erin Jane for inspiring me with her talent. Check out her mood boards - they are always amazing!