Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Faves

* Quote of the Week: "Know what I love?  When I look at my email and your name is there on my list." ~ Jeffrey Lawson

* Blogspiration: Honest to Nod

* Song of the Week: Blues Before Sunrise by John Lee Hooker

* Images of the Week: out the airplane window, compiled by Buzz Feed

* I Dare You Not to Squeal: Giving Medicine to Pandas

* To Make You Smile: Me Without You by Bethany Rubin

* Anticipating: Time with Jeffrey this weekend.  We've both been working crazy hours.  This week I've missed talking to him, holding his hand, laughing together, marveling at Sloane.  I just miss him. 

* PINspiration: Love is in the Air, curated by Isabella εїз

* Some Things I Love: the way Jeffrey always makes my breakfast, my perfectly clean computer desk top, the polka dotted decal on the front of my laptop, gold paint pens, larkspur and ranunculus, the drive through window at our local library, bright pink straws at Braums, new makeup, art fairs, chiming clock towers, watching a single leaf glide to earth

Happy weekend, friends.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

a little bit of awesome

We spent the day with my parents on Saturday.  My Dad said, "You really love photographing flowers, don't you?"  I hadn't thought much about it, but he is exactly right.  I do. And, I love that he noticed.  Doesn't it make you feel loved when people notice things about you?

My Dad's is right, I do love photographing flowers.  The problem is, I don't love gardening.  I hate being on the ground - achy knees.  I don't like the dirt under my nails or on my hands.   And, I hate the worms.  So.  What's a girl to do?  Affordable supermarket flowers aren't usually pretty enough for the pictures I want to take.  Local florists are wildly expensive and don't have much variety.

Enter my newest fave:

The Bouqs Company is absolutely amazing!  The flowers are grown on the side of a volcano - really.  They ship quickly and the customer service is amazing. As you can see, the flowers are stunning.  I am not a florist and have no fancy tricks or vases.  The flowers are just that gorgeous.  Look how beautiful the ranunculus and larkspur are.  I think the price is very reasonable for the quality you get.  Whether you are treating yourself or a friend, I think you would love the Bouqs. I know I do.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Faves

Relyn & Sloane at the theater for my birthday.  Note the scary lady in the accidental photo bomb. 

* Quote of the Week: "What's the point of eating spicy food if it doesn't make your nose run?" ~ Sloane Lawson after I complained that the salsa was making my nose run. 

* Several Songs: You Are Greater by Brad and Rebekah

* Image of the Week: Intanto un Mistico by Massimillano Morrone

* To Inspire You: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian

* Anticipating: spending more time on my blog posting more than Friday Faves

  * In Case You Missed It: Aren't We All Such a Wonder?

* Some Things I Love: rainy days with nowhere to go and a really good book, Pandora, polka dot office supply gifts out of the blue from friends who know me, postcards from far away, picking up loved ones at the airport, that feeling of relief when you parents are finally back home where they belong, my new Brighton lanyard, the Grand Canyon, trains, weekends

Happy weekend, friends.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Faves

* A Song: "Something New" by Tom Fletcher (must watch)

* Things I Love: candlesticks with tall white tapers, birthday flowers that are still blooming nearly two weeks later, faded old blue jeans, Hobby Lobby, magazines, thoughtful friends, clock faces, Roman numerals, black and white movies, the soundtrack to this film, the way Jeffrey and Sloane always buy me a perfect gift, theater tickets, art shows, October, Friday Fun Days at school

* To Make You Think: 10 Ways You're Making Your Life Harder 

* A Perfect Post: Small Gestures by Rhayne

* Quote of the Week: "Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness in you, even when you don't see it yourself."  ~ Edmund Lee

* Images of the Week: 60 Years Project by Ana Oliveira

* To Make You Cringe: crazy risk-takers

* In Case You Missed It: Classroom Unphotographable

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

a friend's tattoo

A Wednesday ritual. 
A single photo capturing a simple moment.  
A reminder to slow down our always busy lives and to savor this moment. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Faves

* Song of the Week: Love by Matt White

* To Make You Think: Put Down the Phone

* Image of the Week: Wanderlust by Kristine May

* Just For Fun: play Hangman

* To Make You Laugh: Letters From Camp

* BLOGspiration: Dreamy Whites

  * In Case You Missed It: 37 Years

* Some Things I Love:  Birthdays!!  Mine was wonderful.  Jeffrey and Sloane have made it last more than a week.  And, my friends have been so good to me.

Happy weekend, friends.  What adventures do you have planned?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


A Wednesday ritual. 
A single photo capturing a simple moment.  
A reminder to slow down our always busy lives and to savor this moment. 

Oldies, but Goodies