“Are you ready for Ryan?”

Weather patterns

An approaching thunderstorm just looks more impressive when it’s sitting over the UM Law School, don’t you think? We enjoyed attending Nashbash 2014 in Kerrytown last week (BBQ, beer, and live music), a game of Ticket To Ride Europe – complete with Alvin and Dexter added to the game board, and our friends’ most adorable two-year old was the star of brunch on Saturday; he was very interested in counting everything together and then counting it again, he had an amazing laugh, and when he said, “Are you ready for Ryan?” we all came to understand that meant he wanted Ryan to pick him up and put him on top of his shoulders – adorable! I suppose the world must look very different for a two-year old when you’re on top of the shoulders of someone who is 6’4″ tall. And if you ever wondered what Melody might look like as a monkey…

Melody monkey

by Valerie | 08.25.14 | Around town, For Funsies, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »

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 »