Tuesday, September 12, 2017

fall capsule 2017: day 1

Kicking off the capsule with one of the skirts (there are three that I am going to be wearing). Grey cardigan is from LOFT (of course), top is Apt 9 from Kohls, skirt is a Lularoe Madison (my first LLR purchase), and the shoes are croqs as I am working our my foot ailments and croqs were recommended. Happy (almost) fall!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

photo diary: aug 11-15

august 11: happy pinecones; sock shop; breakfast in bellingham; crossing into canada...
august 12: waking up in merritt; lunch date in kalowna; happy anniversary; overnight in revelstoke...
august 13: nature in glacier; canadian icon; web at the waters; home for the night...
august 14: looking for a new campsite; finding a waterfall instead; roadside lake; new home for the night...
aug 15: early morning in banff; lunch in canmore; wander in clagary; all the mini eggs...

Friday, August 11, 2017

photo diary: august 6-10

august 6: leg stretch in Dunsmuir; breakfast in Ashland, Or; cobbler in Winchester Bay, Or; campsite hike...
august 7: waking up in the van; camp kitchen; another hike; railroad track pretty...
august 8: another morning in the van; another Oregon bridge; lunch in Portland; our home away from home in Washington...
august 9: japanese market pretty; shop pretty; coffee fix; Seattle street art...
august 10: getting our biscuit on; flower shop pretty; coffee time; pride time...

Sunday, August 06, 2017

photo diary: august 1-5

august 1: not a coffee date; time to re-pink; all the fancy hangers; breakfast for dinner...
august 2: crayons in the classroom; our tiny tomatoes; working on Vera; summer salad...
august 3: muggy morning in the garden; packing for the trip; egg sandwich date; pretty midnight sky...
august 4: last minute list; the book box; garden pretty; happy hair...
august 5: long overdue coffee date; dinner in Redding; retro room key; first day of road trip sunset...

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

photo diary: july 26-31

july 26: beading up some crafty fun; swagger cat; nightlight bear; summer camp pompoms...
july 27: bubble prints; naked ladies; dead phone; homemade ice cream...
july 28: ice spheres; potion party; donut date; summer garlands...
july 29: bubble party; mr. bubble; a big one; the set-up...
july 30: new pens; gifted mint; tiny pie; a work in progress...
july 31: all the cupcake liners; another coffee date; afternoon sun on daisy; making birthday muddy buddies...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

photo diary: july 21-25

july 21: pretty yellow rose; mystery plant; road trip work; a very flush grape vine...
july 22: chicken mug morning; farm fresh berries; backyard peaches; unfinished mask...
july 23: another early morning; rediscovering pretty; birthday gift for a friend; hello piggy (bank)...
july 24: summer camp fun; bubble party; time for ice cream; lunch for the week...
july 25: the best watermelon; summer camp fun; dinner at family's; the special ribbon jar...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

slumber party in the driveway

We slept in the van in the driveway to see if she would be comfortable enough or if we needed to add anything. Mister made screens for the passenger windows so we could get some circulating air without mosquitoes. The bed is comfortable enough. More so than sleeping on the ground in the tent. The only catch is my tiny bladder. I'm gonna have to cut off the beveraging around 5pm...methinks...also...epic bedhead! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

photo diary: july 16-20

july 16: backyard harvest; getting crafty; kiddo repair; testing the balaclava...
july 17: oof, biopsy; paper garland; backyard pretty; tiny salad...
july 18: another coffee date; puppy date; backyard sunflower; still life on the kitchen table...
july 19: lunch; re-pinking the hair; old to new; backyard berries...
july 20: morning light; veggie lunch; peaches on the tree; pink room vintage...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

summer capsule: day 12

This is the last one folks, I actually have a few more I could do but I'm getting a bit antsy to wear other things. I think I could easily be happy doing this one again but I would switch out this top. Hope you enjoyed my summer capsule! I'm already looking forward to Fall!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

summer capsule: day 11

See? This skirt is everything! Looks good with fitted tops, slouchy tops, colorful tops, and neutral tops. The shoes here are Alegria and I have had them for a few years now and am STILL trying to break them in. I really like them but they are stiff.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

summer capsule: day 10

Oof...this is reading as the frump to me. I do love each piece on its own, but maybe not together? Next time, I should pop on the plum cardigan instead.

Monday, July 17, 2017

summer capsule: day 9

Another winner...I really like this but sometimes worried I look like the 40 something-year-old I am. not really concerned with looking like I'm 40-something, I'm more worried I will look like a frumpy 40-something...at least this is a comfortable ensemble that isn't too frumpy...or is it?

meet vera

Did I tell you we bought a van? Meet Vera. Vera CamperVan Beethoven. A Transit Connect, to be exact. Yep, the same type of vehicle we were trying to get back in 2010. It only took us seven years.
We weren't originally looking for a passenger van but this one had the right price, was in the grouping for the year we wanted, had pretty good mileage, and was local! The only downside, is that it is black. I swear I feel like THE EYE when I am driving it...which doesn't happen often, as I'm a weirdo with car anxiety and have to take baby steps when driving a new vehicle. If it was me on the bus with Keanu, we'd all have crashed and there would have been no movie.
The first thing and the main thing that the mister did was build the platform. The whole point of the van is so we have something to sleep in without having to pitch a tent for a day. The platform is to create a level place for the camp pad to go so we can catch some ZZzzzzzzs....under the platfor there are three compartments. The center compartment is for the camp chairs, with the other two to house boxes and bags. We left one passenger seat in place as it folds flat enabling us to put the platform on top. This way, if for some reason we need to transport someone we can.
I found a foam pad on Amazon for $10 that fits perfectly on top of the camp pad. It all stays in place with the road trip sheet holding it in. See the chairs there?  Things are happening.
And because, the mister is the mister, we hit up JoAnn's for some sun fabric to create an awning to sit under for rain or shine. Luckily there was a sale and I have a teacher discount card so it cost us just under $50 for the fabric...outdoor fabric is expensive! Yikes! The poles are bamboo pieces we found in Los Osos. We are nothing if not frugal.

So, there you have it...here's to new adventures!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

summer capsule: day 8

Super simple outfit with the coral top from LOFT and the plaid skirt (I LOVE this skirt...from the front...) from Old Navy, and Alegria booties. Not sure what's going on in the bust area...my girls look like they are working part time as a shelf. Yikes!

photo diary: july 11-15

july 11: sunrise on agapanthas; road trip dough; right on, Target; scrambled eggs in a teacup...
july 12: another early morning; the apple pie finally baked; fish for dinner; antique mall wandering...
july 13: coffee date; hair super chopped; pretty sky; making peach ice cream...
july 14: testing out the head net; organizing the classroom books; birthday crafting; wee tiny play date
july 15: backyard berriesl renewing my cpr; homemade pluot chutney; pretty evening sky...