Hello!!! Thanks for stopping by!! As you can see, it has been WAY too long since my last post. Life has become busy in our bustling community here in Colorado Springs! Not to mention, I have spent the past year investing in my relationship with new husband. It has been magical!! Marriage is a blessing. Not always easy breezy, but worth every moment. I am grateful. I have also been writing a bit for Colorado Collective (www.colorado-collective.com), which is made up of and focused on local makers and shakers in the Southern Colorado region! Lots of events and personal stories. Check us out! I’ve also started a book club with a friend, have become more committed to my personal health, and we’ve joined a weekly meal group! We get together and share a meal and chat about life…whether tough or lighthearted. We are in the process of packing up our life in the Friesen Mansion apartment and moving a few blocks to the East, into an awesome little two bedroom house!! I am perusing websites, catalogues, and keeping my eyes peeled while shopping for pieces that will fit our new space. Life is good!! Hustling and bustling as usual. Thanks for your patience and understanding with my unintentional hiatus! Life has a mind of its own :D
So, I thought I would showcase another round of my obsessions…since I seem to get an awesome response and since I am already talking about them with anyone who will listen anyway…HA!!
1. Brush Script/Hand Lettering
Caleb is amazing at brush script/handlettering!! I have wanted to learn for so long. He bought me some fancy brush tip pens and showed me some of his secrets and I have been practicing every chance I get!! Here’s the stack of my first practice sheets on the kitchen floor.
2. Blush, the colour
So, some of you may remember, but I used a lot of blush colour in my wedding. The flowers, the bridesmaid dresses…I cannot get enough of it. the Post-Its on my desk are even blush!! I saw this skirt from Urban Outfitters and wanted to DIE!!! I need this skirt…in a major way…okay, and the purse…
3. Clean Eating
In February, Caleb and I jumped on The Whole 30 wagon and have tried not to look back! Tried being the key word. We did our Whole 30 successfully and felt amazing after! It was not without its challenges though. It taught us a lot and we have changed our eating choices. It is amazing what clean eating can do for you! I would encourage everyone to dedicate 30 days to this and see the changes for yourself! No regrets! (And yes, that IS Whole 30 BBQ Pork stuffed sweet potatoes!!)
4. Danish Design
I have about 600 photos on my Pinterest I could post here. This is a perfect balance for Caleb and I. Very clean lines, minimal, but with character. We are trying to pair our stuff down to just what we LOVE, which for me, is hard. This is the gist of what we are going for. So, that being said, I am searching far and wide for the exact items I LOVE that embody the Danish design aspects.
(Photo Courtesy of www.Domainehome.com)
5. Book Club
Like I mentioned earlier, my friend Sarah and I started a book club!! It is the very best. 5 girls reading the same book, drinking wine, eating cake and yummy cheeses, and gathering to chat about the book and the rest of our going ons. I am loving every second of it and it is forcing me to not only read, but to FINISH the books!!! This is our current read and I do not want it to end…so beautifully written.
6. Almond Milk Lattes
I learned on Whole 30 that my body really does hate dairy…lame…BUT!!! Almond milk is my new friend. I use it in things I would need milk for. I also LOVE my lattes, as you know, and am still having them. I have just substituted for almond milk and it is a dream…
I have always loved cookbooks, but to be honest, they usually sit and collect dust. Not anymore!!! I am dedicated to working through them and challenging myself! The most recent one I got was my “paper” gift on our first anniversary from Caleb called “The Forest Feast”. It is all vegetarian, which I am not, but can appreciate and enjoy. My sister-in-law got it for Christmas and we all sat around looking at it, drooling over every page. I was ecstatic to receive my own copy!!! I will hopefully remember to post recipes I make on the blog.
8. Gilmore Girls
I am so enjoying going back an re-watching these episodes, years later from their release. When I was 16, so was Rory, the daughter. Now I am 30 and the same age as Lorelei, the mom. It is blowing me away!!! The writing is brilliant, it has been so long, I feel like this is my first time watching them. I watch them on lunch breaks, when I was dishes, when Caleb watches basketball…I am, needles to say, pathetic…
9. Kimono Cardigan
I just bought one of these second-hand, to see if I liked it or not. At first, I was convinced they looked like bathrobes…and then I wore mine and LOVED it!!! I am still getting use to so much flow, but if what you’re wearing underneath is structured, have no fear! The options are also endless…
(Photo Courtesy of www.glamradar.com)
10. White Lilacs
Our weather here in the Springs has been B A N A N A S! Hail and thunderstorms and sunshine and snow…and that’s all in one day. No joke!! Through the chaos, these beautiful buds have emerged and have brought my heart such happiness! The air is thick with their delicious aroma…I love Spring and I love white lilacs.
11. Pink Lip Colour
I wear pink lips most days and the Spring brings it out even more! Every shade, but mostly mid range, full colour, not too frosty. I loved this colour on Emma Stone, so that’s the photo of choice. Plus I just adore Emma and cannot WAIT to see Aloha!!!
(Photo Courtesy of www.byrdie.com)
Well, that is all for now. I’m excited to get back into the blogging groove. I have missed it!! Your feedback is welcome.