21 May 2013
Our camping trip was an absolute success. Beautiful weather & cozy nights by the campfire. My mister and I are both a touch sunburned (my nose burns no matter how many SPFs I slather on), but even so, our weekend was fantastic -- a much needed, mellow vacation. And we can't wait to go again. We've already planned a trip for July... and are thinking about one for June as well. But this time, with Gretchen, of course! She can't wait to camp out in a tent. Last year she did a few backyard camp-outs with her gramma and she's excited to try it again!
After getting home from our weekend away, Rich and I felt especially productive -- we actually unpacked and did all of our laundry by mid-afternoon, picked up Gretchen & had dinner! Not too shabby for waking up in a tent that morning, 2 hours from home. I'm already anxious for our next trip. (I'm also trying to plan a little getaway for my mister and myself for his birthday that's coming up soon... I suspect he already knows I'm up to something, so I'm not too worried if he reads this. Hush, hush.)
PS. Those lilacs? Gretchen picked them for me at my mom's place this weekend, and brought them home. They are making our condo smell AMAZING. Yum!
17 May 2013
This weekend, my mister and I are taking off on a camping trip together. Not too far away, just about an hour or so's drive, and I'm so looking forward to mellow nights by the fire, relaxing days, and sleeping in, while the little miss is with family.
After my less than fun illness last month, I'm finally feeling much more like myself. I'm definitely looking forward to taking a few days of pure rejuvenation. Afternoon naps, lots of reading, and some quality time with my wonderful partner.
Wishing you all a beautiful long weekend!
Image spotted here.
01. I think these gals did a great job on their new app. Have you tried it yet?
02. Funky lights.
03. Some serious Mason jar/French press love.
04. Hummus! (Yummus!)
05. I think about this too sometimes. How incredible to have such a record of a child's life.
06. I'll take 1000.
07. Digging this quote.
16 May 2013
The lilacs are just starting to blossom in our neck of the woods. I can't wait til they're all out in full bloom, so I can bring them inside & fill our home with their intoxicating, romantic scent. Even Gretchen knows how much her mama loves them.
I hope your day is getting off to a beautiful start, friends. This morning I'm off to meet a friend for coffee before we both head downtown to work. The weekend is nearly here... and with it? Our camping trip. More about that soon. I'm practically twitchy with excitement!
Image spotted here.
15 May 2013
A little snuggle at my shop. Gretchen really loves to come to work with me, but it's a LONG day for a 4-year-old so if she's coming along, I make sure it's just a few hours. She likes to help me decorate the boutique.
Sandals, Hat, Jean Shirt: Joe Fresh // Dress: H&M
Snapshots by the water at The Silver Bean, our favourite summer hangout. And now they have ice cream from a fabulous local dairy... doesn't get much better!
Hope you're having a sunny day, mes amis.
10 May 2013
01. Think of all the fun things you could make your cake say!
02. Amazing sequin art.
03. Social media brilliance.
04. I LOVE this concept.
05. Fun books for 4-year-olds (and other littles!)
07. An important read.
08. Musical chairs.
09. Monica's biggest pet peeve.
10. This snapshot made me smile.
09 May 2013
A little downtown love: Our latest Tango sandwich board.
Have a fabulous Thursday, friends!
Tonight my partner is out of town on business, so the little miss and I are planning a girls night -- her choice for movie & dinner, nail painting, general silliness. Can't wait!