Saturday, July 23, 2011
(top from Nadinoo, shorts from american apparel // top photo taken with spectra pro, others with nikon d5000)
Today felt like the first true day of summer, it's hard to believe summer is already half way over. Kyle and I both had the day off, and we were able to spend it doing all kinds of summery things. Walking around lake calhoun, watching sailboats, having the most delicious breakfast and dinner, finding baby rabbits, eating gelato, and stumbling upon the perfect summer festival, Tour de Fat (which was the coolest thing ever). Then we came home to find fireworks outside our window.
Nadinoo's lula's untie me top is by far my new favorite garment. It's the perfect cut for summer, with the most adorable bow and buttons, but I'll definitely be wearing it year-round. The dress version is equally as perfect.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Kyle had this dress for me as a surprise a few nights ago! It perfectly matches the dessert I had made.
To make that delicious treat, it's very simple...
mix half a tub of ricotta with half a cup powdered sugar,
one tablespoon vanilla, one tablespoonish cinnamon,
and the juice from two large strawberries.
Mix it all together until smooth, add extra of whatever you find necessary to make it tastier.
Spoon into sponge cups, and add sliced strawberries and blackberries!
Let me know if you try it.
Things have been pretty busy since getting home from Portland. Lots of collaborations and commissions are underway, including something sweet with the always wonderful nadinoo (I'm still waiting for the perfect day to wear my lula's untie me top!), Audrey Grace Boutique, and my amazing friend emily of Tender Cuts.
I also had the pleasure of meeting the adorable Vanessa of The Velvet Bird! She's so sweet and perfectly southern sounding, and it turns out we know some of the same people! Check out her blog if you haven't.
It's very humid, the weather man said it's worse humidity than the amazon. Hard to believe for a place that's frozen 9 months of the year.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Visiting Portland was a really love trip, as expected. We flew to Seattle then took the train from there to portland, which was a really beautiful ride. Unfortunately it started to storm and became dark, so we couldn't take many photos. We've decided that we'll take a train over a plane any day. We met my new niece, had voo doo donuts, saw the farmers market, visited lots and lots of nice shops, and spent time with my brother and nephew.
Luckily my job can be done practically anywhere, so when kyle's done with his filmmaking BFA, we have lots of nice options for places to move. I'd say portland is in the tops of our list.