Drooling over: The cinder block planter bar and dining room transformation at Design*Sponge are swoon-worthy! I am gathering design ideas by the minute and these are total keepers!

Elsie’s delicious ways to mix up an Arnold Palmer over at A Beautiful Mess are brilliant! I love all kinds of tea, especially black tea.

Watching: Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Poker After Dark. We don’t watch shows live so we are catching up on our queue. This can be challenging with soooo many spoiler posts on the twits and fb.

Excited about: Our new rental house! We will be leaving the Greenlake/Ravenna area and moving 10 mins away to the Ballard/Phinney Ridge area of Seattle. While we will miss our favorite places like Atlantic Crossing, Pies & Pints, Cafe Racer and Latona Pub, we are stoked to try out some new bars and eateries within walking distance of the new house.

Also, my little sister is currently in Italy for a six week art program. I am super excited that she is able to have this experience with her friends. Traveling overseas does change a person a little bit, in a good way of course. I love that she’s the only one in the photo not sketching and just taking it all in.

Eating & Drinking: We have been eating our greens, as we normally do but they are from Michael’s garden! So far we have lettuce and spinach! It’s crazy how something that comes from your own backyard can taste way better than store bought produce.

I have been drinking lots of green tea lately. Even though it’s June, the weather in Seattle is a bit chilly (it was warmer in April!). Once the outside temp warms up, I will get on the iced tea bandwagon.


Music Monday: Sasquatch!

Our first Sasquatch experience was a smashing success! Four days of camping, listening to music, and sleeping under the bright shinies was a perfect way to spend Memorial Day weekend. I am still taking it all in (even a week later) and we plan to attend again next year!

Around our campsite…I will buy an avocado green camper, yes yes I will.

Our camping neighbors, Hillary & Lauren.

Keeping cool in the shade.


Those determined bananas hoisted me up during Of Monster and Men.

HoneyHoney (left), Yellow Ostrich (right)

Of Monsters and Men


Explosions in the Sky

I think this is STRFKR again b/c I Break Horses cancelled.

Said The Whale

Craft Spells

Portlandia: Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein (left), Com Truise (right)

Michael and I lounging in the grass.


Araabmuzik at the Banana Shack tent

Coeur De Pirate

Wolfgang Gartner

dirty feets (left), Beirut (right)

Head and the Heart signing

The regular Music Monday has been on a brief hiatus but will be back very soon!


Coachella: Weekend 1 Wrap up

SXSW Day 3