niece that i love dearly. grilled cheese stuffed mouf.
as i sit here listening to the thunder + rain + church bells ring i am trying to muster up a list of things i am thankful for, there are many but the weather is being such a drag that its making it hard for me to think of anything when all i want is to sit in the sun and swim in the lake; although i am thankful that i am not in a sweltering heat wave. dave + i were able to get a little date nite, we nerded out and watched harry potter in 3-D while drinking beers and eating like frat boys, it was fantastic. on saturday i helped a friend out who was shooting a wedding in leavenworth, i was in charge of the photobooth + let’s just say a few unmentionables came off and went down, it was all very amusing + hilarious…especially when you have the photos to prove it. i came home to sunshine, a nap break, a bbq. here a few more stand outs from the week:
-eating strawberry cupcakes
-entertained the thought about eating MORE
-having the niece for 5 days
-listening to lucy sing herself to sleep
while pretending to be the little mermaid
seattle kids, what are you doing in this weather? please share, i am all tapped out on rainy day games
on monday we had a day of craft, heck the whole week has been a crafty one. lucy had finally finished her second potholder so we were able to sew a treasure bag for her + some summer clothes. the white dress was made using a vintage hankie (she picked out) + soft some linen i had lying around. her tied dyed skirt is also a bit of a test dye on linen that needed a good home. she was super thrilled to help sew + i have a feeling the white dress is going to be a staple in her summer wardrobe!
one of my favorite + easiest raw breakfasts is chia pudding. its ready in about 30 mins (sometimes i only wait 10) and super good for you. i add whatever fruit i have on hand or whatever spices i desire. i sometimes let it soak overnite with a chai tea bag to give it an added kick. here’s the basic recipe:
1 c almond milk or coconut water/milk
1-2 tbs chia seed
vanilla + pinch of salt
drizzle of agave (optional)
-mix + let soak for 30 or overnite (in the fridge), enjoy as you would oatmeal or any other porridge.
and here are a few other recipes to play around with
i have been wanting to share these little gifts that lucy made for her teachers as an end of the year gift. we bought some porcelain paint pens at our local art store + picked up a few white mugs. lucy was able to decorate them at her whim, check out the fabulous unicorn she drew. dad also got a travel mug for father’s day. i think we have found a new favorite diy gift!
lovely things list has been a bit random as of late, due to the fact that we are packing, playing, camping, beaching and just being. we went camping this weekend with our dear friends + got rained out. luckily we had a back-up plan that lead us towards sunshine, mid-day naps + a bbq, so thing turned out well nonetheless. the photo above is from a few days ago when lucy wanted to create a pillow bed along with our winter fur comforter, it turned out to be a nice place to get in some cuddles.
here are a few more treasures from the past week:
-a coffee date with aunt suji
-a playdate with the wonderful children of mama k
-big + little bff family camping
-reese’s pb cup s’mores
-lazy sunday + filipino treats
-less t.v. + more reading
have any good book recommends? i just read bossypants + literally laughed out loud, several times!
i remember doing this as a kid but no one seemed to know how to finish it so i always had a loom with a woven potholder with no where to go. lucy has been weaving potholders on these dark summer days, thankfully the brightness and the quickness of this craft is helping with the lack of sun (sort of). i am searching to find more loops + i hear they make wool ones(!) so i may be jumping on the weaving banwagon too! happy crafting!