These rad cards from Toronto have raw, hand drawn patterns and type, but look techy and modern with geometric patterns and and simply put statements. There's no such thing as too much stationary.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The call of this day: the call to love. There is always someone, something, some place in our lives who need our love and our support, our time and our company, our own life and blood- although sometimes it feels we can somehow live and exist in our isolated hideaways that we trick ourselves into believing as own our lives. But by acknowledging and practicing a very real, very present love, I am reminded just how deep and strong these bonds extend between us; the unending, boundless amount of love that exists all around us, freely and openly, that holds us and sustains us, if we will just reach for it and give ourselves to this love, reach for it and extend this love to others.
Anytime I see a good breakfast photo I think of BKFST. I knew the moment Ryan wiped the butter off the lens our camera this shot would be a winner and needed to be submitted. See it here. And check out some of the links to where it's been reblogged. The way images spread on the web is a wonder.
Also, check out the restaurant this meal was from. (Descendants of the Herbfarm, hello! - how could we not have gone?)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Lunch with mom at Sitka & Spruce
Fresh flowers at the Melrose Market
Vivace Coffee and Salted Caramel (where else than) Molly Moon
Pike Place dinner for dad's birthday at Seatown
Beachside picnic in Fidalgo Bay (read: waiting 3 hours for afternoon ferry)
Funny people and a crisp ferry ride
A surefire sign you're in the PNW
Views from Orcas Island
Lots of laughter
I love Orcas people (a 5 minute solstice parade!)
Take a look at this composition :)
Breakfast at Allium on Orcas
Views from the wedding ceremony
There's an app for this
We had such a great weekend in Seattle and Orcas Island, I only wish it could have lasted about 18 more days...
The weather was typical: cool, partly cloudy with sunny patches, misty, breezy, fresh and clean. Although it's summer and I know Seattleites are desperate for sun and warmer temperatures, the break from the heat in B-more was soothing, refreshing and just what I needed.
I felt so lucky to have been able to see my parents and some great friends, to not waste a moment/potential meal by enjoying some of my very favorite Seattle restaurants, and to be part of C & V's special day on Orcas Island (what an awesome wedding it was!). We had so much fun laughing with friends and being reminded of the incredible beauty and life that exists in the Northwest. I can't help but miss living there, but am also so thankful for the adventure and change that living across the country has brought. As it's said, part of me never really knew what I was missing until I left.
For now, it's back to work and back to life at home in Baltimore. Guess I'll just have to bring everyone from Seattle to me! Who's game?
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Walks around our new neighborhood
Happy hour, spent swinging
Salads with farmers market veggies
Poolside meals and margaritas
Celebrating 3 day weekends
Adventures in West Virginia
Campfire meals and cold beer
Beautiful roadside stops
So far, so good, I'd say. How's this summer for you?
I just spent the weekend with my lovely friend Meg who is 6 months pregnant. She braved a cross-country flight and the 90+ degree heat of B-more to come visit, so needless to say I am thankful and honored for her visit- the last time I'll see her before she's a mom, whoa. We celebrated the first day of her 3rd trimester by eating copious amounts of ice cream right out of the container.
Isn't this robot alphabet chart that she found great? Love you MNG!