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happy weekend!

happy weekend! boy oh boy am i ready for this one -- hoping for simple escapes like this lovely tent & lots of time with the husband. seven more days til vaca and i think i can make it. baby y & i need some rest! so, soaking up lots of it & a quiet summer weekend. hope yours is lovely -- see you back here monday! xo

lovely image here!


happy 4th of july!

happy 4th of july!! hope you have a wonderful, relaxing long weekend with people you love. ryan & i are so excited my parents & bro will be in town, we have a lot to celebrate with them! we're also excited for our first 4th of july in virginia & to find some good fireworks!

so grateful to my husband & all those who serve to protect this amazing country.

p.s. how stinking cute is this cake?


happy mother's day!!

Hi!!! so, so sorry for the lack of posting this week -- there has been a lot of life happening & i really appreciate your patience! i couldn't resist wishing you all a wonderful mother's day & sharing my new favorite mother's day poem, thanks to tina fey's amazing new book:

A Mother's Prayer 

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.
May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.
When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.
Guide her, protect her:
When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels.
What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.

May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.

Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.
O Lord, break the Internet forever, That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.
“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.

Love. It. Most of all, I want to wish my own mom the happiest of Mother's Days - I love you!

p.s. snag this adorable rifle card here!



happy weekend!

this adorable couple is visiting us this weekend & i'm so excited i can hardly stand it! they came all the way from denver (remember when i went to visit them?). we don't get to hang out with their wonderfulness enough -- so, there will be lots of good food, long walks, late night taboo, lattes & giddiness!

in the meantime, some lovely links:

man, wish i was going to the bahamas!

i love greek yogurt in any form, so i'm digging these biscuits.

coolest grandparent tradition ever!

is it possible to have too many tea towels? i think not!

have a wonderful weekend!


happy easter weekend!

i'm so excited for this weekend! first, it's easter. feeling so blessed to be at our new church & with new friends. secondly, ryan has been gone at some crazy training for two weeks & i haven't been able to talk to him, so this weekend i'm beyond excited to hang out with him! finally, tonight we're hosting a book party for the author of this book -- i love opening our doors & am so excited for more people to learn about this amazing book. will be back monday with photos!

in the meantime, blogland has been particularly lovely:

if you're looking for last minute easter table decorations, look no longer!

absolutely precious newborn photography.

perpetual produce calendars! eat locally!

it's been way too long since i made peanut butter cookies!

last year's t&f easter posts here and here!

click on images above for links!

happy easter to you! xo


happy weekend!


how much would you love to hang out all weekend in this room with this motto? i would! i'm especially excited for this weekend, because my dad is coming in for a little father/daughter time & i can't wait!

here are some a-mazing links for you!

love, love, love this something helpful.

gorgonzola risotto sounds divine!

dear j.crew, ditto to wit + delight.

i'm excited for the royal wedding too!

made me want to go to europe!

new favorite wedding video. ever.

now, go conquer this weekend! xo


happy weekend!

so thrilled it's the weekend, especially because these sweet friends are coming to visit! we're excited to show them around our new town, have long meals & enjoy finally having some sunshine. you can see more of their amazing wedding here (we had the same amazing photographer for our wedding!). we love doing newlywed life with them! before i go, here are some links:

new item on the bucket list, totally going to this precious cafe!

cannot wait to put cup of jo's guide to a cheese plate to good use!

oh & next time i make biscuits, i can't wait to use this recipe.

love these ideas for a spring closet.

see you monday! xo


happy weekend!

i LOVE this quote!

my travel has been so crazy i feel like i haven't seen or talked to ryan all week. i'm excited to get some solid time together, some fun things done around this wonderful house of ours, and see dear friends. we're also gearing up for a crazy april, so i'm planning on soaking up some calm. if you're looking for a great conversation starter for tonight, read this. we will definitely be discussing! see you monday! xo