Fresh Spring Garland

March 29, 2015

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I made this little garland to celebrate the commencement of spring, and to brighten our front door. Read on for a quick how-to.

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Fresh Spring Garland

Simply gather fresh blooms and greenery, carefully thread onto thin twine using a needle, then hang up the garland.  I used mini damage-free, removable hooks for this project. Washi tape or tiny nails would do the trick too.

Head Over Heels | Animated Short Film

March 25, 2015

HEAD OVER HEELS from Timothy Reckart on Vimeo.

I love this sweet stop motion animated short. The story of a marriage hanging in the balance is poignant and rich. I highly recommend the 10 minute watch. I bet I'm not the first who is moved to tears by these little claymation characters.

SXSW 2015

March 23, 2015

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This year was SXSW Light, as we caught just a glimpse of the musical madness around town. Friday was an unexpectedly intimate Ryan Bingham concert in the rain with friends, and Sunday we stumbled upon local favorite Warren Hood (above, on fiddle) at Hotel San Jose. It was a nice weekend.
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Home | India Hicks Bahama Inspiration

March 18, 2015

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India Hicks' Bahamian Home

Gratitude Lately

March 16, 2015

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Weekend coffee walks by this wall
 + Live art


Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
What have you been thankful for lately?

Happy {SXSW Kick-Off} Weekend

March 13, 2015

This is the first weekend of SXSW 2015, and though I scoff at the crowds and traffic like most locals, I admit an excitement for the buzz around town. This is our 4th (!!) SXSW living in Austin. As with previous years, I enter the week-long industry fest with few formal plans, and I will likely conclude the event with a new favorite band, and a good story or two.

To kick off the weekend, I am sharing my favorite musical discovery from last year, Emily King.

And below is Austin native Max Frost, who I hope to catch this year. Cheers!

Rocky Mountain National Park

March 12, 2015

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A scenic 1-hour drive from Boulder is the eastern entrance to the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. Because our Boulder trip was so short, we only explored the park an hour or so. We will definitely return another time for some proper hiking.

Gratitude Lately

March 10, 2015

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Colorful produce {and the friends for which it was prepared}
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
What have you been thankful for lately?

Art | Katherine Wolkoff's Deer Beds

March 9, 2015

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I love this color photograph series by Katherine Wolkoff. These are imprints in grass made by sleeping deer. This nature photography appeals to my interest in nesting and how (human) animals create and define home.

Wolkoff found these deer beds by following the paths of the deer to the nests where they spent the night. Each time she came upon a bed she felt as if the deer had just departed, leaving its warm impression on the earth. She was always aware of their proximity. The photographs are at once a physical reminder of a living breathing animal and an abstract rendering of a field of grass. -Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York

Boulder, Colorado

March 6, 2015

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This weekend trip to Boulder was a birthday surprise for M. It's hard to think of a better gift for my love than a trip to the mountains (his favorite) to soak in the crisp air and beautiful views.
Our visit was brief, but we managed to fit in a lot, and we were able to get a good feel for the town of Boulder. Oh, beautiful Boulder, we'll be back!

Stay: This clean, cozy, convenient airbnb
Eat/Drink: Ozo Coffee, Boxcar Coffee
Moe's Bagels, Pizzeria Locale, Zoe Ma Ma
Oskar Blues Brewery, The Bitter Bar, West End Tavern
Explore: shop Pearl Street Mall, hike Chatauqua Trail, visit Rocky Mountain National Park (more in a separate post), tour Celestial Seasonings factory

March 2015

March 3, 2015

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The longest shortest month has come to a close, and I am surprised to say that I really enjoyed this one! Perhaps having a Pisces husband makes my formerly least favorite month now feel celebratory. The mild weather and blue skies don't hurt, either.

Read on for a recap of February's goals, and for my March minimalism challenge.


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