cookie cakes & cocktails

Garden bouquet

Last week we enjoyed a cookie cake for a friend’s birthday, a Man Men cocktail night with friends, and we found some nice things at an estate sale on Saturday (including a painting and this small, clear glass pitcher I’ve used as a vase for our garden herbs and hydrangeas in the photo above). And it’s been nice to get some rain too – which our garden and yard are always happy for. We even installed a new storm door and made a couple trips to IKEA for some extra workspace setup in our basement. Melody seems to approve of our new purchases – I think she’ll especially enjoy the storm door as now she’ll have a clear view of the backyard and she can keep a close eye on the chipmunks, squirrels, and birds that may drop by; although she is a bit skeptical of the painting which is currently sitting on the floor against the wall waiting to be hung…

Pretty sky

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Mad Men cocktail party

by Valerie | 08.18.14 | Around our home, For Funsies, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »

weekend haps

Dexter daze

We had one of those perfect weekends last weekend - the kind where your plan is to not have any plans – and after Ryan had been out of town for about a week and half it was nice to spend some downtime with just the two of us. We went where the day took us and it was such a beautiful day too. Neighborhood walks with Melody, I had fried French toast with blueberry spoon fruit and real maple syrup for brunch one day…yum…, a trip to Dexter and a stroll on the boardwalk there, etc. It felt like summer – warm, with a cool breeze at times, and did you see that super moon last night? Wow!

Saturday morning neighborhood walk

Saturday morning neighborhood walk

Patio umbrella

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by Valerie | 08.11.14 | Around town, For Funsies, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 11

peppers!(Purple Bell & Serrano)

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

by Valerie | 08.03.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 10

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

by Valerie | 08.02.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 9

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

by Valerie | 08.02.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 8

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

by Valerie | 08.01.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 7

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

by Valerie | 07.31.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 6

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

by Valerie | 07.30.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 5

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

Melody

by Valerie | 07.29.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

polychrome powwow – day 4

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

polychrome powwow

by Valerie | 07.27.14 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »