Friday, May 2, 2014


It's that time again for an InstaFriday where I post a few pictures from my Instagram and add a sentence or two of explanation-because one social media outlet is not nearly enough:

Every since I was a young girl who loved to babysit, I've been a big fan of airplane. For all of Winter, I've been working on The Double Airplane. I've stayed inside by the couches for all of our crash landings, but during a little yard time, I tried it outside. Nailed it! And look at those precious smiles. 

Stop the world: dogwood branches do GREAT inside. I pulled some down recently to use for our egg hunt, and someone let me in on the secret: they do great in water. I put on them on my mantel and took a picture of the cutest, cleanest square area of my house. Notice the floor is not in the picture. Don't have a dogwood tree? No problem, pull a Meg and steal from your nice neighbors. 

Best night ever. My brother Daniel works at a new restaurant called Beast and Barrel, where they specialize in meat. We got four invitations to the soft opening, where our food was free. Since Joseph went vegetarian and John was willing to stay home with the kids, Lauren, my parents and I went. We were there for three hours, laughed incredibly loud, made new friends, and ate five different animals (cow, duck, quail, buffalo, pig). Lauren fits in perfectly with our family-especially since Lauren, Windy (her mom), my mom, and I were together so much we were our own family unit. Oh, and the food was out of this world!  

After Easter lunch, I asked Daniel to take a family picture of us in our fancy clothes. He took about 24 pictures and the outtakes were just as good as the good ones. Brothers make the best out of anything. 

Camping picture. I've made this my phone background. We've found the perfect campsite that is close to the bathrooms but tucked into the woods. It gives me full body shivers when I look at it, because this is the perfect example of my happy place, my very happy place.

This was taken on the streets of downtown after 11:00 pm after we just finished a Nickel Creek concert. Chris Thile, the number one mandolin player in the world, is back with his original band. They put on an incredible show and it almost made me wish that I was a musician. We ran into so many friends and had a great crowd of friendly faces as we were blown away by their talent. 

My Ferndays when Burl is at school are always an adventure. She's up for anything as long as I'm with her. She loves the attention and I love giving it to her. I'm also teaching her the fine art of Treat.Yo.Self (click that link). White Mocha extra hot, half the mocha, no foam, no whip for me, because I'm easy-breezy, and apple juice and goldfish for her. 

I've already posted this, but, come one now, it's worth repeating.

I made a decision on some new curtains. I had to text Lauren, my mom, my decorator aunt and post to Instagram for advice that these curtains looked good. Full story to come later...

I love cilantro. And fish tacos. And mexican street corn. And eating outside. And cute iPhone pictures.

Happy Friday, people! I've got some high and low adventures planned for the next couple of days. I hope the same goes for you!

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