Friday, June 29, 2012

insta + links + senses

it's another lazy friday for me
as i stay cool, watch the olympic trials
& wimbledon and read blogs.

i love Joanna's collection of Nora Ephron links.
Michigan gymnast third after first day of Olympic trials.
both Kaitlyn & Kaylah shared Dorothy Parker dresses. add one those to the list of things i want.
this amazing story, wedding rsvp site.
i really appreciate meg's outlook on food.
Rachel and her guy Eric are celebrating two years. woot.

tattly's last for-ever. it's fan-tastic.
these monsters from anke panke are still holding strong.
three weeks later.
anticipating:  this coming weeks fourth festivities. boating on the day of. 50,000 fireworks in 50 minutes on the 7th. three days + the weekend off.

hearing: we've moved on to swimming olympic trials now. swim, swim, swim.

dreaming: of our vacation. days on the lake, exploring the up with my guy, adventures.

eating: about to be eating some delicious, delicious sushi. it's been too long.

drinking: lots + lots of water. i'm kind of getting the hang of this.

two cats.
one chubby orange guy named sam.
one full of a dangerously delicious 
ginger liquour, lime, vodka drink.
i woke up with a sore throat and have fighting sinuses ever since.
but i just can't blame the drink.

confession: i slept til noon. and it's after 5 now. Matt will be home soon. and i have yet to shower. couch potato for the win!

Monday, June 25, 2012

cateye tumbleweeds

i've expressed my love for tumbleweeds in the past
i'm really considering a pair of these snazzy cateye glasses.
for everyday wear.

the shop is closed, while they catch up.
catch up on all the orders
for their fantastic fames.

this just gives me more chance to decide.
but i'm definitely leaning towards yes.

now. after the birthday because it's two weeks,
two weeks friends,
from wednesday. 27.

ps. they're going to be at Renegade Chicago!
we're not. Chicago is for august this year. 

Friday, June 22, 2012


really this could be any summer to do list. 
but i'm pretty excited that it's this one right here.

thanks for the prompt from lauren.
thanks for the photo inspiration from elise.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


the promise.  it's here!!!

 downtown bay city

elise & paul's manifesto

kyla's summer intentions
ali's summer manifesto and project
lisa's summer checklist 2011
elsie's summertime goals 2011
summer to do (snagged lots of ideas here) 2011
kyla's summer love goals 2011

my foot / my list

vacation with matt to the upper peninsula
buy a bicycle and ride it. 
pick blueberries
have a cookout for friends
picnic in the park
purge and organize the craft room and main floor closet and library
rock boat weekend
mini vacation with momma
do a picture a day
spend at least one day floating on a lake, at least once
celebrate birthdays with love and fun
fresh, local, simple foods and dinners
grow our own stuff
wrap a light string around the apple tree
chicago in the midst of it
get out of the house once a day
walk to get ice cream
visit as many great lakes as possible
make a list like this
make a book to record it all

birthday card, roses
more goodies

jo's essential summer blanket
when in doubt
cheap summer ideas
road trip tips with kids
beach tips with kids
(really i think these can almost always be modified for adults)

one day this will be on the list.

last year's List

Swim in a GREAT LAKE. DANCE in the rain. Have backyard BONFIRES. Stay up late and listen to a THUNDERSTORM. Take more PICTURES with my love. 
What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

hotel v. country club

bay city country club:

cassandra + shane / allie siarto

mike + kendra / patrick hadley

the doubletree - bay city

melissa + aj / paul retherford

becka + bob / collier studios

we're currently waiting to hear back from both venues with some answers to our questions before we commit to either. 

both are beautiful and have as many positives as the other.

that balcony in the ready room, the closeness to home, a downtown feel.
these things are making me lean towards the double tree.
but our preferred date is gone. 
but we're flexible.

the balcony for our ceremony location, three separate areas for celebrating, a chef who is excited to create a seasonal menu and work with his clients.
these things makes me lean towards the country club.
but it's far away (20 minutes) and a country club with funny looking bathroom wall paper.
 but there are fireplaces and a willow tree.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

+ links + cats (in the meantime)

since a full blanks + insta + links post seems a little far off (i have 80 things on my to do list tonight & friday.) here are some links from a few weeks ago.

a lovely idea, could be very sweet for an anniversary.
flower seeds in the mail.
ha, ha maddie. there are some great shots this weekalways.
matt loves sandwiches, i'll be following this project closely.

catstagrams from last night. 
windows open. 
looking for a little zen as our biggest decision creeps up on us.
three venues to choose from.
i think i know.
but we're going to break down the numbers
do a pro/con list
and hash it out TOGETHER.

the wheatfield. her prints shine.
it makes my eyes pop open.
new desktop. no question.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Getting Good

Remember when I started posted regularly again for, oh, like a week because I was geeked about something good?

Well the link up was weeks ago! and life has just been too busy. I've rarely spent time on the computer in the evenings. Well, well, here we are finally!

me & my GOODies. Sam. yay Joy's fun packaging.

My secret pal turned out to be Joy, a vintage lover from Florida.
 She sent my great goodies.

Sam did claim Minnie Mouse quite quickly.
It was love.

I sent off my package to Jackie from the House of Sarager.
some Oreo's, a few tattly's, a fun ring... Jackie will have to fill in the rest.

It was definitely fun to participate in another package exchange. I've made a couple of new buds and that's always GOOD!

// awkward smile photos over.

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