Monday, July 25, 2011

weekend peeks

mexican food

a favorite park

getting wiggles out

bluegill and carp

long drives just to drool over pretty old houses

self-explanatory :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

just around town

this week, we got to do a little shopping at our favorite store ever..

and we got to go to daddy's favorite store ever [lowe's] to look at paint chips and carpet samples for our little renovation project we've got going on upstairs..

and we've spent looooots of time at various parks. 'cause this little girl has too much energy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

"vintage" children's books

one of my homeschooling-mom friends was getting rid of some old books and homeschool supplies, and invited me to come look at the goods and take my pick. among some other little treasures, i grabbed up these cute vintage-y children's books...

i'm smitten with the illustrations - especially the ones with the 1960's style color palettes.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

evenings at the park

since coming home from nc, i have had the worst time motivating myself to get on the treadmill. just seems too boring. so we've been going on long walks at a nearby park in the evenings. last night we did 2 miles at a brisk pace! (yay us!)

 it feels so good to be outside, looking at pretty scenery instead of being cooped up inside staring at my living room wall. i think the fresh air does us all good.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

zucchini and coffee

we got our first fully grown zucchini off the vine yesterday. i had been eyeing a recipe in my favorite gluten free cookbook for "zucchini cake" for weeks, so i knew exactly what i wanted to do with my first zucc. :) i frosted the cake with a light cream cheese frosting, and it is deeee-vine.

speaking of all things divine...

we have fallen hard for iced coffee. we love it so much that we're making our own at home. (at least a gallon a week. i can't believe i just admitted that.) i try to justify the indulgence by making our iced coffee decaf, and i've learned to drink it with cream or milk only, no sweeteners. but it's still pretty over the top. (i love the way it looks the minute you add milk. so pretty!)

Monday, July 11, 2011

the coffee mill

olive and i went out on a coffee date with grace to a cute little cafe in an old downtown near my family's house. we loved the brick walls, quirky decor, friendly staff (and the coffee was pretty good too.)

Sunday, July 10, 2011