Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Lovin'

The past few days have been nothing but rain. Summer thunderstorms are great. I've wanted to sleep with my windows open, but I was afraid I would wake up to puddles.

Taylor and my one year anniversary was June 12th but unfortunately we weren't able to really celebrate. My body decided to get very sick and we spent it in the ER. We mentioned our special day to my nurse and he said, "Hey, at least he's beside you." He is very right.
So although we have a great camera for playing (it's an Olympic digital that can go underwater, handy!) I mentioned also buying a bit nicer Nikon. Not that I am planning on being a serious photographer and buying an SLR, but I wanted a step up so I could really start documenting our life together. Taylor told me he agreed as long as I promised to give him private shoots of him and his many hobbies (surfing, skateboarding, longboarding, every other kind of boarding). So as our anniversary present we bought ourselves the new Nikon P500, which should arrive in the next few days. Stoked!

This blog Live and Enliven has to be my new favorite blog. However, this particular recipe she snagged from Sunday Suppers. A crisp berry limeade.
Or this guy looks pretty refreshing too. Again, courtesy of Live & Enliven. Find the recipe here. It's called the Plantation. Kind of makes you think it should have an aftertaste of dirt. But instead it's a mix of gin, lime juice, Cointreau, and grapefruit juice topped with fresh basil. I can feel my mother in law getting excited about this through the computer screen.
This room is full of lines. I am loving all of these angles. Plus the vase of fresh stems adds a good color touch.

Sweet Piper.


Sunday, June 19, 2011


After a long day of cleaning, laundry and homework and full from a healthy meal, it's nice to sit down and relax and watch Star Wars. I want to snuggle an Ewok.
Today I unpacked my Great Grandmother's china that my mother passed on to me. Pictures to come. There was a lot more than I was expecting! It makes me want to play house and invite my best friend over for tea.  I have never owned china before.  I am on the look for a china cabinet.

I love everything about this picture. I'm not one for making things grow, but this makes me want some big orchids.


Hey June.

My mom, dad, two sisters, brother in law, and niece were all here for a week long beach vacation. And well, of course that was my deadline for making my house spotless.

To be honest, this June in Florida has not been that bad. Yes. It's hot. But it's not as hot as it could be.  Let's hope for July to be just as nice.  Another exciting thing in June, Taylor had his first solo in a T-34. Cannot believe how fast pilot training is going. We will be out of here before we know it!

Inspiration that caught my eye:

I am in love with this kitchen. The butcher block countertops are awesome. I also love that you can see all of the dishes. My mom would go straight to noticing how much of a pain it would be to clean all of the windows, but... It might be worth it.