Tuesday, March 19, 2013

playing catchup

Lots going on around these parts {although none of it has made the blogosphere! Bad blogger, I am}.

In the past few weeks, we've hiked and discovered some hidden gems of our town, crossed some things off my 25 by 25 list, hung curtains, went housesitting in a lovely home for a week, visited my parents, painted a wall, and worked my little tushie off. {not literally, although that would be nice too}. Here's a peek into what's been going on in our neck of the woods lately:

{above} I hung some fabulous no-sew curtains in the living room to go with our fabulous frosted windows {blogged about here}. We are in silly-giddy love with them. Post/tutorial coming soon!

{above} Tim and I cater-waitered a birthday party for the son of Dick Wolf, producer of Law & Order SVU. It was a big deal. When tips like that are involved, we jump at the chance work it! ;)

{above} we got to go housesitting in the lovely home of a couple from our homegroup {who are "slumming it" on a cruise ship for sixty days. Rough life, amirite?}. While we were there I of course enjoyed the jaccuzi tub and a bath bomb from Lush {this one thankfully kept me person-colored, unlike others I've tried!}

Side note. Lush: I would happily be your product tester. Hire me. Moving on.

{above} While housesitting, I also got to cross off something off my 25 before 25 list: Making french macarons! I flavored the shells with coconut extract and filled some with chocolate, some with peanut butter, and some with caramel. For my first shot, I was pretty dang proud!

{above} This one had his first EVER experience with Chick-fil-a. Shocker. This was during our housesitting week, when we were blocks away from the Mission; of course we had to take advantage and picnic there every chance we got. Tim got to work from home three of the five days we were there, so we picnicked on a weekday! {it was my spring break. Perks of working in Education}.

{above} We went on a spur-of-the-moment road trip to visit my parents. Those are the best. No agenda, just playing! We explored Alameda, spent time with my parents and grandparents, ate cake, and mentally prepared for my parents' upcoming kitchen remodel. Guess who's hosting Easter this year??? This girl!

{above} Played with paint chips for Ace's Free Paint Saturday, and settled on this moody and deliciously dark gray for our bedroom. I'm loving the patch we painted; the rest of the wall will be done tonight {hopefully...}!

Phew! Busy busy. How is it only Tuesday?? 
What have you been up to?


  1. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  2. Busy week! Sounds like a great spring break. :)

    I decided I needed to learn how to quilt. Soooo I'm cutting out a billion squares this week!

  3. 60 days on a cruise? holy heck!!

  4. This all sounds SO familiar! We recently got married and moved into the most precious house. There are literally a million things that need to be done. I bust my butt everyday to make some form of dint. With back to back weekends of hosting parties I gave myself the week off! (that's allowed, right??) I started a blog ages ago and really suck at keeping up with it but it is my new mission to make it a priority!

    And ummm...how did I not know about this Ace free paint event?! Our closest Lowes or Home Depot is over an hour away so I feel like I liiiive at Ace!

    Anyway, found you on bloglovin, thanks to the "similar blogs" button that is completely pulling every ounce of productivity from me. Oy!

    Have an amazing time on your trip, we're off to Costa Rica next Thursday and couldn't be more excited!!

  5. ahhhh - I feel compelled to write you again and tell you that I am such a loser bc I just noticed with my second comment that "my comment has been saved"

    Worry for the double whammy! So typical of me. This is why my husband is always telling me to "pay attention!"

  6. I'm ashamed to admit that I've NEVER tried Chik-fil-a OR a french macaroon. My life is so dull, ha ha!


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