My love of Instagram is not letting up, and the new A Beautiful Mess app is only increasing my fun. Have you tried it yet? It lets you add text, drawings and borders to your pics – so many possibilities. Here are a few other favorites from my week:
Happy Holiday Weekend!
It’s that time of year in Texas when dining outdoors moves to the top of my list of things to do. It only lasts for a couple of weeks in the spring and again in the fall, so I have to take advantage while I can. This year, I have the added excitement of attending an amazing outdoor dining event with Outstanding in the Field, an organization that travels the country hosting farm-side dinners featuring foods grown on-site. I’m heading out to Santa Cruz next month for their dinner at Everett Family Farm, but in the meantime, I’m trying to create a nice dining space in our own backyard. Here are a few things on my wish list right now:
Sources: 01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07
Outdoor Dining Inspiration Images: 01 / 02 / 03
Happy Food Revolution Day! In celebration of real food, I thought I would share a few summer recipes that I’m hoping to try soon:
Recipes 01 / 02 / 03 / 04
This week’s photo challenge is Pattern. I love patterns, especially those created by the light of the sun as it casts its shadow. Here are a few of my favorite patterns of light:
We celebrated Jenna’s 5th birthday this weekend. She requested a Hello Kitty Rainbow Flower party, a theme I found a bit difficult to tie together in a cohesive way. The chosen location – a local children’s art studio - added an ‘art’ theme to an already heavily themed party. But in the end, it all came together just fine. Lesson learned: don’t settle for one theme when you can have four. Happy Birthday, Jenna!
Here are a few scenes from the festivities:
A few weeks ago, Buzzfeed invited me to submit a craft idea for recycling light bulbs. As part of the project, I bought a vintage wooden sugar mold. I loved the mold and knew that eventually I would repurpose it as a planter. I finally got around to planting a few succulents into the mold this weekend, and I’m pretty happy with the results.