Saturday Morning at Del Ray Cafe

Del Ray Cafe Menu

As I mentioned last Tuesday, my mom was in town all last week. She stayed an extra six days beyond my sister and helped get a lot of the house organized which was so very appreciated. We painted, we shopped for furniture and antiques (and were slightly successful), cleaned and ran a lot of errands together. It was nice to have so much time together even though I wouldn’t say we relaxed very much during the week! 

One thing that was on my to-do list before she left to go back home to Florida was take her out to brunch as it’s her favorite meal to eat. Her flight home was in the early afternoon on Saturday which gave Ben and I time to take her to a local restaurant in the morning. We decided to take her to Del Ray Café, located right off of Mt.… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Recap and Things I’m Loving This Tuesday

Prosecco to Celebrate Finding a Wedding Dress!

Hello, everyone and happy Tuesday! This past weekend (which included Monday for me) was a blur of activity – all good things – and I just wanted to bring you up to speed on some fun things that happened. My brain tends to think in lists, so that’s how today’s post is structured again: 

1. Ben said, “Okay,” to me when I asked if I could put this chair in our bedroom: 

Nina Chair in Fuschia_World Market

I’m pretty certain I hit the fiancé jackpot. I LOVE the fuchsia color and it was on sale (still is, too!), so how can it be wrong?!

2. My sister left to fly home last night (miss you already!), but we had a great time while she was here in Alexandria!… CONTINUE READING

Friday Fancies + Plans for the Weekend

Plums and Apritcots, Summer's Bounty

Happy Friday, friends. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Friday Fancies post and I’m excited to get back on the bandwagon. I’ve read a lot of interesting things lately about food, history, wellbeing, business, and just fun etc., so I have a few things for you to read if you’re interested below. 

First off – I am loving that it is stone fruit season! I think really that this is my favorite time of the year. You all know that I love berries like crazy, but man…I could eat nectarines, plums, peaches, pluots, and more all day, all night. They are starting to get really, really good up here and I just love it. 

So – exciting news – my mom and sister are coming to town this weekend!… CONTINUE READING

Two Things I’m Loving This Monday

Swell Bottle Blonde Wood Collection

Hello, and happy Monday afternoon to you! Isn’t it a swell day? 😉 I have a quick post for you today and just wanted to share two things that are getting my week off to a great start. 

The first, I received last week from Lauren at Just a Pinch! She sponsored a giveaway to celebrate her blog’s one-year anniversary and I won! [<– Total shock as I don’t win things usually!] As a result, I was told to pick out whatever design and color I liked of a S’well bottle in the 17 ounce size. I chose to go with the Blonde Wood design and LOVE IT. It is simply beautiful and I can’t wait to try it out! I’ve been eyeing S’well bottles for a while because they are known to keep drinks cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12 hours, which is mighty impressive.… CONTINUE READING

Hello, and welcome back!

Graffiti in Austin, TX

Hello, everyone!

I can’t believe that three weeks have passed since I last posted – it seems like longer than that to me (which I think is a good thing), and I have missed this little blog and the friends I’ve built around it. That being said, some time away was exactly what the doctor ordered. As I said in a post before we left for our trip to California, our house has a water leak and mold issue that we’re in the process of fixing. I’ve been surprised by how much this has stressed me out and taken over my schedule the past month, but it has been really time consuming to deal with multiple service vendors, coordinate all the schedules, explain what’s happening at the house over and over again (it seems like no one speaks with one another and Ben and I are the only consistent players who knows what needs to get done), and so forth.… CONTINUE READING

Friday Fancies | Foggy by the Bay

Flight to San Francisco

Hi everyone – thank you so much for the nice comments and emails about yesterday’s post. It wasn’t the easiest to leave the house knowing that there’s still a ton of work to be done, but we did what we could before we left and will just finish dealing with it when we get back. I’m really excited to have some time away on the west coast to unplug and recharge a bit! 

Let me tell you…summer in SF is kind of like their winter. It was really difficult to pack for this trip because I kept thinking I would need shorts and tank tops, when in reality I need sweaters. It’s a very foggy morning here, but I think the sun will show up around  noon.… CONTINUE READING