Happy Big 3-0!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Taking the time today to wish a big happy birthday to my husband who said good-bye to his twenties today and turned 30.  In honor of the big day, he’s been growing a crazy-looking woodsman beard for about 7-8 months (no trimming… you have NO IDEA) and finally shaved it off this morning.  Funny how men get really into growing facial hair; he’d get lots of compliments from them but pretty much the opposite from the ladies.  His beard has been the topic of conversation at every family event and gathering of friends for at least the last 4 months.  It’s amazing to realize my husband has a face again!

Happy birthday sweetie.  xoxo

Picnic

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

This photo from Jordan was a gentle reminder that I have yet to have a picnic this summer.  Makes me realize we’re already halfway through my favorite season and I should definitely come up with my “must-do” list before it’s September.

{image shown belongs to Oh Happy Day}

Summer Swimming

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

We’ve been sneaking away whenever possible and going for a swim at our local pond and it’s been like heaven on earth.  Last night I was going to finish up some printing, but instead made a last minute decision to rush home, jump into my bathing suit, and fly to the pond for an early evening swim.

Probably one of the best decisions of the week.

What have you been doing to enjoy the summertime?

New Home

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Loving the sneak peeks of Whitney’s new home… what beautiful light!  Via Darling Dexter.

{images shown belong to Darling Dexter}

Terrariums: Let’s Try This Again

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I put together two terrariums two summers ago and shortly thereafter they died due to overwatering.  After a lovely walk through the woods this past weekend with a great friend (who just launched her own blog with hilarious personal stories… check it out!) and seeing ferns, mushrooms, and lichen galore, I’ve decided I’m going to make a few terrariums again this summer.  I’m taking a trip to Ikea this week and I’ll pick up some of the great glass containers they have.  Hopefully this terrariums will stick around longer this time around!

{for more of my gardening images, check out my Flickr}

Colleen’s Bridal Shower Invitations

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

I had been eagerly awaiting to show you my good friend Colleen’s second bridal shower invitations, and I realized this past weekend that I had yet to do so!  It was a pleasure to work with Colleen’s future mom-in-law and the overall design is simple and modern, perfect for the venue where the shower was held.  Can’t wait to get working on Colleen & Paul’s wedding invitations later on this summer!

{for more of my letterpress work, check out my Flickr}

The Most Gorgeous of Cakes

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I think I’ve found my perfect cake (which belongs to seven spoons).  Oh dear… is it possible to fall in love with a dessert?

{image shown belongs to seven spoons; found via bird & banner}

Local Parade

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Our 4th of July was very laid back and relaxing, and one of the nice things we did was all walk down to the parade (luckily, it goes by the end of my street).  It was a bit cheesy and silly but sometimes those things are the most fun.  I went a little crazy taking photos and some of the strange things that stood out from the floats and marching bands were: a random man in “swamp gear” (but no one and no float with him… would’ve made more sense if there were more people dressed like him), several people dressed up like Uncle Sam on motorized scooters (going really fast!), a patriotic robot (I actually think it was the same type used by a bomb squad), a whole family on various bicycles (and a unicycle) playing flutes, a pirate marching band, and Shriners in mini 16 wheeler trucks (which everyone really wished they could take around for a spin).

Sometimes I really love suburbia.

Happy 4th!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

To all who are celebrating, have a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend!  See you back here on Tuesday!

{July 4th dessert images shown belong to Martha Stewart}