Tuesday, July 21, 2009

back next week

we're packing our bags today and traveling to see family for the rest of the week. be back next week. hope you all are having a lovely summer filled with lots of lemonade, skinny dips, sand in your toes, late night talks on porches, exploring places you have never been, strawberry shortcake, dancing, reading a good book and spending time with the ones you love.

love this photo above. feels like summer to me!
via oh joy. photo by sara morishige williams of an exhibit at the asian art museum of sf.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

tea to go

via katy elliot. mallard tearooms in the UK have these adorable to go tea cups. designed by designer sarah walsh. this logo is such a breath of fresh air! so sweet! the English have such a great design sense.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

felt numbers

found these felt numbers on line and liv blog. you can buy the felt numbers and letters here. michima on etsy as an adorable shop. it makes learning about numbers and letters fun for your kiddies with these cute tactile sets.

cool architecture

spotted 2 houses in rockport, ma that inspired me. way too big for what we would ever want or could afford, but lalaloved the 2 over 2 square windows and cedar shingle siding.

Monday, July 13, 2009

martha's vineyard

josh surprised me for my b-day last month with a day trip to martha's vineyard with the entire family + my bro. i have never been and was so excited to take in all the sites. we took the ferry from wood's hole in cape cod over to the island. josh had researched it and found that it would be easier to take our car over so that's what we did. he packed a huge cooler with all of our favorite things: izze, dancing deer sugar cane lime cookies, macaroni salad, strawberries, starbucks doubleshot in cans, baguette of french bread, shaved ham, and swiss cheese. the ferry let us off at oak bluffs. my brother had been there before so he helped us navigate. we drove around the island to get a feel of what it was like. we took lots of pictures when we got out and walked around in edgartown, menemsha, and gay head. the gingerbread cottages in oak bluffs, the clay cliffs in gay head, and the buzz from the starbucks doubleshot stick out in my memory.

sunday in the city

free parking in boston on sundays so we are all over that!! we found that if you head down before 10:30 am and pray to the parking gods you will find a spot. we headed downtown last month and really enjoyed the day walking around with the girls, taking pictures of cool landscape architecture, and packing a picnic to enjoy at the North End park. the girls got their toes wet in the water feature and josh and i were able to relax in the shade under a tree.