Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Jason and I picked out this cactus from Ruth Bancroft Garden, mainly because it resembles Louise Belcher from Bob's Burgers.

Watching: my new favorite show is Bob's Burgers. It's hard to believe that I hadn't seen it until a couple weeks ago. I'm not going to lie: I could be best friends with any of the Belcher kids.

Reading: the last book I read was Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists. I just ordered the new issue of Kinfolk, so that will be next up on my reading list.

Loving: our new city. Last weekend we went to the Arts & Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park, and then we walked all around Walnut Creek peeking in at every bookstore and coffee shop along the way.

Playing with: I started sketching and coloring. It feels good to get the creative juices flowing again. 

Thinking about: finding the right space to paint. Our new apartment needs a designated spot for artistic expression.

Working on: selling goods on eBay and Etsy by day, and taking little adventures with Jason and Joker by night.

Tasting: this week I am going to make the shrimp pasta recipe that Chalk White Arrow posted a few weeks ago.

Listening to: Modest Mouse "Good News for People Who Love Bad News". That album has been on repeat for about two weeks now.

Excited to: add more plants to our home. My brother came to visit last Friday, and he brought us a strawberry plant. Also, some of my favorite places we've discovered are the San Francisco Flower Mart and Ruth Bancroft Gardens. 

Thank you to Danielle at Sometimes Sweet for the idea for this post. What are you currently into?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Los Angeles

The Bradbury Building

Dunder Mifflin Paper Company

Sunset Pacific Motel

Sunset Boulevard sidewalk art

Jason, Joker, and I went to Los Angeles to stay with my brother for Memorial Day Weekend. Our original plan was to surprise my parents in Phoenix, but the traffic was horrible so we stayed in the City of Angels. It was such a fun, relaxing trip. We saw amazing things, watched Mad Max at The Grove, and found two coffee shops that I absolutely love: Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake and Verve Coffee Roasters in Downtown LA.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The day after the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show in Camden, NJ, we spent the few hours we had before our flight exploring Philadelphia, PA. We saw the Liberty Bell, and the Rocky Steps.

A cool place to get coffee in the Philadelphia area is OCF Coffee House

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New York City


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Central Park

Upper West Side

Flat Iron Building

Jason won tickets to the 104.5 birthday show in Philadelphia to see Of Monsters and Men, Death Cab for Cutie, and Hozier. We couldn't be that close to New York without at least spending a day in our favorite city. We rented a car, and met up with Sara, who is easily one of my favorite people ever. Our day was spent in great company, delicious coffee from Joe Coffee, amazing sights, and many memories made. I can't wait to visit again.