Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hello, Summer

around here.
Remember these?

300 year old
grandfather tree.
The sun was peeking
through the
clouds this morning.
Best breakfast
in town.
That's a glimpse of
around here.
Have a fun weekend.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wacky Tea Cup

I know,
I know,
I have a thing for
tea cups.
But when I saw
this one,
I couldn't help

Me, Jess, and Nel
have delighted in the
Dr. Seuss quotes
our whole life.

His whimsical and
quirky phrases
have humored us
many a day.

Here's a picture of
Nel and Jess
playing along when
they were kids.

"So the writer who breeds
more words than he needs,
is making a chore
for the reader who reads."

Do you have a
favorite Dr. Seuss


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Road Trip to NOLA

My boyfriend has a fear of flying, so sometimes we have to get creative with our travels. 

This year, we decided to plan a road trip to one of my favorite cities in the world, New Orleans, Louisiana! 

We met up with Nel and her husband, but before we got there, we drove through California,


New Mexico, 


(and of course we stopped for some famous Texas BBQ)

and finally Louisiana. 

Louisiana was my favorite state to pass through. It was very green, lush, swampy, and beautiful. 

It was really interesting to drive through each state and view the changing landscapes. 

On the way there, we drove through the northern parts of states, 

and on the way back, we drove through the southern parts, so we were able to see the differences between the north and the south of each state. 

Stay tuned for our adventures in our destination city, New Orleans!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rose Garden

There's a rose garden
in my town that
I sometimes go to,
close to the
railroad tracks.
Me and husband
sit on the benches
there, and just
talk and talk.
They have an
assortment of roses
in all colors.


It's one of our
favorite places to
go in town.
"A single rose can
 be my garden...
a single friend,
my world."
~Leo Buseaglia

Monday, June 16, 2014

Showered with Love

One of my best friends from high school is getting married this summer, and though we live half a state apart she was so sweet to ask me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. 

Her wedding shower was this last weekend, and it was so great to see her! She's one amazing girl--beautiful, smart, hilarious, and so very hard-working. So I thought she deserved a little bridal pampering.

As a gift, I created this breakfast-in-bed basket. I found a cute breakfast tray and gathered some delightful morning delicacies--pecan cinnamon roll pancake mix, salted caramel hot cocoa, and English breakfast tea.

Add a couple of classic white coffee cups and saucers nestled in a plush velvet blanket...

and a few finishing touches...

and we're ready to go!

I'm always on the look out for cute and creative gift ideas for the special women in our lives...are there any you would like to share?


Saturday, June 14, 2014

June Days

It's going to be a
hot one
this weekend.
Are you enjoying
the lazy days
of June?
What's it like
around your neck
of the woods?