2 Tue, 2011 § 15 Comments
I like looking back over the month. It’s interesting how our preferences, favorites & inspirations play out, ebb & flow.
Here is what’s been going on this time around.
~We’ve reinstated an old favorite: weekday date night/family nights. (I never know what to call them.) Each week, we alternate whose turn it is to plan; the day often differs. Whether Dave treats me to the climbing gym, I work on his trigger points, we go on a photo hunt together or play cards, these evenings make me smile & force us to do something different to break up the week’s monotony & potential laziness.
~Rain. More rain. It is officially monsoon season. It rains almost every day, but usually only for a couple hours in the afternoon. You just get used to it & accept being wet if you want to do something. Fortunately summer temperatures mean it dries up quickly, & we can still climb. Oh, my hair has finally accepted it is just going to be an afro for the time being. Strange to have humidity in AZ.
~Bright colors make me smile. I’m trying to fill our home (& my nails) with bright, cheerful colors.
~Fashion follows a 20-year cycle. I am beyond ecstatic our haunt of the 80s should be over any day. So what’s next? The 90s…which I’m not that thrilled with BUT it means inspiration will also come from the 70s & 50s. I’m swooning & also irritated at the whole disco-revolt-movement. Why did they feel the need to burn so many should-have-been awesome vintage pieces?
~Speaking of, if you have any vintage scarves you want to send my way…I’m bringing this back. I’ve been doing it lately. Dave totally digs it.
~I am still too obsessed with Pinterest (obviously) & can get a little out of hand pinning the hours away. I’m not just pinning though; I’m doing. I am keeping a short list of diy projects I am currently working on — & actually working on them! Of course, I made a board to keep track.
~My current favorite recovery smoothie add in: tahini, especially with fresh strawberries. I have been hit or miss about adding kale (it isn’t always blending smoothly), so I’ve taken to adding a touch of chlorella. The taste is intense, so I’m starting small (<tsp). The tahini & strawberries are flavorful enough to cover any hint of sludginess though. My recommended method of making the smoothie: have your husband do it. Dave’s smoothies always taste so much better. He must add love.
~I am infatuated with mini homes. Super neat.
~Also excited about this. One simple demand. I agree.
~Thanks, Dave, for introducing me to Doghouse Diaries; this is a favorite — for all you dog lovers — but there are a lot of laugh-out-loud strips. Other new reads I’m enjoying: Elise Blaha’s Enjoy It, Dee Construction, Marta Writes & In the Little Red House (which isn’t actually new so much as rediscovered).
~Not to rush fall along, but how perfect is this? (Thanks Aubrey)
What stood out about your July? Also, what is on your iPod? August needs some new tunes.