Last month we traveled to Capitola California to celebrate the marriage of one of my best friends and the love of her life (which was breathtakingly beautiful), celebrated our wedding anniversary, and also spent the day in San Fran for Tan's 29th birthday. T'was a celebration filled trip!

We rented the cutest little cabin on a horse ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains via Airbnb. It was filled with southwestern decor and the brick patio was garnished with two of the sweetest dogs – who might I add, were uber photogenic and almost got smuggled away in my suitcase. Bunch of love muffins! Needless to say the cabin was perfect in our book.

Here are a few of my favorite moments!

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Happy 7th Birthday, Coco Bean!

Today is Bean's favorite holiday, she's 7! I just wanted to give a quick birthday shout out to the best nugget around. I know I have been absent from the blog for a while, but I do have some fun fall posts coming up very soon. But for today, I shall party with my family of three as we celebrate our favorite shih tzu. 

I leave you with one of my favorite older photos of her, and a new one from last week. Gah, I love her! 


Blueberries & Summer Happenings

Hello readers, if there are any left out there! Bueller? Mom?

Apologies for the radio silence on the blog, I have been enjoying this beautiful weather and working up a storm. I hope everyone is having a festive summer! Can you believe it is August already?? So crazy.

Since my last post we have had a pretty eventful summer. So far we have visited a blueberry orchard and picked 2 full gallons of berries, bought our very first condo, painted every room (no more pea green!), unpacked and slowly super slowly started to decorate, enjoyed many afternoons on our new balcony (It's Coco's new favorite thing), enjoyed a new morning walk routine, explored our new neighborhood, hit up the farmer's markets, met THE CUTEST baby goat (and didn't have a camera, booo.), visited family, celebrated the marriage of our two awesome friends, explored antique shops, found a new smoothie cafe and a natural foods store, DIY'd this, this, and this, designed some super secret + super gorgeous stuff for Pretty Fluffy, and 'favorited' a million things on etsy.

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It's been fun, yet laid back, which is great mix for me! We still want to squeeze in a few more things before fall arrives. And we will be wrapping up the end of Summer with a trip to San Francisco + Capitola to celebrate my best friend Rachael's wedding. I cannot wait, it is going to be such a blast to reunite with my long lost DAAP girls! 

We booked a cute little cabin on a horse ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains for the wedding, and then we will be exploring SF with our friend Amanda later that weekend. I have never been to CA so I am super excited about all of the above. It overlaps Tanner's birthday and our wedding anniversary, so it will an all encompassing celebration. 

I have photographed my way through most of summer, and I love being able to look back to remember all the pretty moments. Here are some of my favorite snippets so far. Also, can I just throw it out there to the universe now... I totally want grow some fruit trees and adopt baby goat named Francis for Bean to play with. Just throwing it out there!

Sooo.... pure berry heaven! We (including Coco) ate so many of these, it's a miracle we aren't all blue. I highly recommend visiting your local 'pick your own' farm if you have one near by. It was so much fun and a very calming experience. Though I have to admit, filling 2 full gallons took way longer than I thought it would. You'll love it though, I promise!

Anddd... we finally got a new sofa! I love it so much, and it feels so clean on our 'super light' gray walls. Yes, I actually strayed from white walls this time. Well, barely. 

And we can end the post with Bean contemplating the beauty of life. 

What have you been up to this summer?? We'd love to hear from you!



Stepping into Spring

Happy Spring! I love this season and all of the new life it brings. The birds are chirping, flowers are in bloom, there is green on the trees again, and all the little neighborhood squirrels are climbing up our siding and peeking into our windows.
I. Love. It.

Come this time of year I am always itching to clean, reorganize and rearrange our decor. I can't resist switching it up a bit. A change in pace keeps things interesting! We have recently added this gorgeous Casey Floor Lamp, by Kenroy Home, to our living room. I'm sort of obsessed with it's minimalistic beauty. It matches with just about everything and I love being able to mix a couple of different design styles together to make our own style. This lamp is perfect for that! Highly recommended for any room. 

I also made a new mini gallery wall with some of my favorite prints. Clockwise:

1. Coco Bean's famous geek chic portrait. I'm thinking of making them into greeting cards – thoughts? Would you buy them? 

2. Only Happy Thoughts by SS Print Shop, this was a birthday gift from Serena. It's perfect!

3. You Don't Need a Reason to Help People, I saw this quote and made it into my own DIY print. The photo of this print hanging in our office was quite popular on pinterest and tumblr. The quote is so spot on, such a good message.

How do you step into spring? Do you have any annual traditions or quirks? Would love to hear them!

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