Friday, February 27

Etsy Love

It's time for another round of Etsy love!  This coin purse by AIYshop is darling and a great reminder for a spender like me.

I'm pretty much head-over-heels in love with this Plant Feeling Zine by Sarah McNeil.

This knitted mountain pillow by Sootie Limetree is just too good!

Twinkie Chan does is again with this "tart" lemon patch.

Sarah McNeil also has a ton of cute mittens in her shop.  These are my personal favorite.

I'd love for you to leave any links to your favorite Etsy shops or your own personal Etsy shop in the comments below.  Support handmade!


Wednesday, February 25

Currently

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I haven't done a "Currently" post in quite some time, so here's a little of what we've been up to lately:

*Listening:  I've been listening to music like crazy this winter-- partially because I work too slowly when I'm trying to watch tv or movies.  Things on the docket include: the newest Violents EP, Girls, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, and Hospitality.  Oh, and you can find me on Spotify if you feel like judging how much I (still) listen to Rilo Kiley.

*Watching:  Like I said, I haven't been watching a ton of television lately, but we just saw "Inherent Vice" by Paul Thomas Anderson (who I love, love, love) and I adored it.  I've talked to a lot of people who weren't that into it, but I thought it was great and I can't wait to see it again.

*Doing:  Besides playing shows in our band every weekend, I've been keeping busy with work (duh) and friend time.  I've had an abundance of really great coffee and drink dates recently.  Friends are a really great way for me to keep those winter (or non winter) blues away.  I've had a lot of laughs and a lot of tears over lattes or beers in the past several weeks, and I'm so thankful to have friends who care the way they do.

*Planning:  I mentioned in my resolutions post how ready I am for a vacation, and we've started looking into some potential destinations.  I can't wait to take a little time off with the family and just soak up what's around us.  More short-term plans include traveling for Dr. Dog and Jenny Lewis concerts (and yes, I did just see Jenny in Nashville a few months ago).  I just can't help myself.

*Growing:  When it's too cold to be doing any outdoor planting, I find myself going a little overboard with the amount of plants I bring home.  Actually, I just brought in three more plant friends yesterday.  We only have good light on one side of our living room, so one half is just completely overrun with green things, and the sad other side just gets a few baby succulents.  Oh, I also learned that if you over-water a big, standing cactus it will break right in half.  Learning as I go.  ;)

As always, thanks for reading this little blog, friends.  In the months where I feel less inspired and feel like I'm not on my A-game, I feel extra thankful that people come back to my corner of the interwebs.  Loyalty is something I cherish above all.  You guys are cool.  xo.

**This post was originally inspired by the ever wonderful Dani Hampton

Monday, February 23

Good Memories

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I've been spending quite a bit of time digging through folders of photos since my hard drive crashed.  I lost quite a lot of photos and work stuff, but it's been making me extra thankful for what was able to be recovered.  These are just some random photos from the last couple of years that make my heart really happy.

**Some of my favorite records all laid out for a photoshoot for Mollie Makes.
**This photo is from a random rainy day that ended up being really, really good.
**Planting things with the girls is one of my absolute favorite things in the world.
**Pretty little Poesy picking pretty little flowers for me.
**Teaching Hope to embroider.
**A fun photoshoot I had with Allison.
**Destressing at the park with the family.
**A very good Mother's Day.

Happy Monday, friends.  I hope your week kicks off to a good start.


Thursday, February 19

Snow Days // Sledding

Snow Days // Sledding
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we finally got snow!  The first day was beautiful and magical... it always is, isn't it?  Giant flakes falling from the sky, powdery snow covering the ground... it's one of my favorite things.  Poesy and I ended up missing the first day of playing in the powder, though, thanks to a super long nap (her) and lack of motivation to bundle, bundle, bundle (me).  We did, however, make it to day two of sledding, and I'm really glad I went.  It's so easy to stay buried under a blanket indoors, but once I get out there, I'm always glad I did.  Here are some photos from our day:

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Johnny and I grew up in an area that was all hills and mounds, so it was weird trying to seek out hills for sledding this year.  At our old house, you could sled from the top of our yard, all the way down into the next door neighbor's yard.  It was great for sledding, but terrible for parking.  Anyway, Springfield has a very different landscape, though the cities are only about 1 1/2 hours away.

Some of our friends met us out at the hills, which made the day even better.  Poesy was shockingly brave and was totally great going down by herself.  It was awesome.  Hope rocked the penguin slide, and I fell UP a hill trying to pull Poe in the sled.  Pure grace.  Oh, and since we missed the first day where the snow was deeper, I racked up my share of grass stains.  Whoops.  Anyway, we ended the day with hot cocoa because everyone knows it's the rule after a long day out in the snow.  All-in-all, two thumbs up for a snow day.  Now it can get warm again.  ;)