Monthly Archives: June 2012

¡ a midwestern fiesta !

This past weekend we flew home to Minnesota for a total of 53 hours.  In that time we went to a casino, had two lunch dates, attended a wedding and went to an engagement party all in four different towns.  We saw four parents, two nieces, and over 20 of our very best friends.  And the amount of booze drinks consumed was too many too count (or remember…).  Exhausting doesn’t begin to explain it.

In a nutshell, this was me on the flight home, finally getting home, and attempting to work yesterday.  On the plus side, it’s Tuesday and it’s almost lunch time.  Boom.  But let’s be honest…..

 [ It was totally worth it though, right fiesta dog? ]


something smells good.

One thing I’ve learned since being in Portland is that you cannot rely on the weather.  (I’ve also learned that I need to start enjoying IPA’s, but that’s a whole other story…) Anyway, it’s hard to plan outdoorsy activities when the weather has a mind of its own.  So this weekend we threw caution (and my hairstyle) to the wind and decided to go a little crazy and go to the Portland Rose Garden. The weather remained crappy but the flowers definitely brightened up an otherwise dreary day.

Plus, it saved us the hassle of feeding Gus dinner since he indulged on so many broken petals.

a little love.

One of the loves of my life is my dog Gus. He’s such a pain in the A sometimes. He requires so much attention. He always manages to sneeze directly on me. He won’t leave me alone when I’m eating spaghetti on the couch. But I love him unconditionally. And because of that, I/we (my husband may be the worse than I am) like to spoil him rotten.

[ Pic 1 – Deep in thought.  Pic 2 – one for me, one for pup ]

Not to worry though, he won’t actually ever BE rotten, because he has his own personal tube of chicken flavored toothpaste. See what I mean… ?

Photos from Instagram

hey, that’s me!

Hi everybody!  Welcome to my blog.  (And by everybody, I mean my husband… and maybe my mom)

[ blog inspiration ]

This is my first post in a very exciting blog adventure!  It can be tough to sometimes fall into the monotony of daily life and just go through the motions. This blog is my attempt to channel my creative juices (eww) and remember to stop and smell the roses (yum).

Let’s have some fun, shall we?

 [ Images via Revelment ]