Friday, August 24, 2012

the avett brothers

Ryno introduced me to The Avett Brothers' music while we were still living in Alabama, and I became completely obsessed with their album I and Love and You, listening to it nonstop and on repeat during road trips. They are releasing their 6th album, The Carpenter in September, and you can listen to a song from it here. Until that makes an appearance I wanted to share my favorite song of theirs called "Murder In The City" from their EP The Second Gleam. I adore the video, and think it's so fun how they react to each other very subtly and laugh a bit throughout. Again I will be around next week, but mainly focusing on time with family. Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

a week away


I can't believe it's been an entire week since I've been here. Ryno's little bro returned home last week, so we are back to two (plus Elton). Ryno spent all of last week studying for an exam he takes every few years, so by the time the weekend arrived we wanted to explore and play. We saw the new Bourne Legacy movie, checked out the Fun Fun Fun Olympics, shopped a bit and went swimming. The swimming proved to be super fun, and we have gone back almost every day since. It's so hot here, which makes it perfect for a short bike ride to the pool and a nice swim. My parents arrive this weekend to visit, so things may stay light here for the next week or so. I will be back tomorrow for a Friday music post. I hope you are taking advantage of the last month of summer too!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

pinterest love

I'm probably a little too ecstatic that Pinterest has finally come to Android. Now I can pin from anywhere! Follow me here, it's pretty much my only link to social networking.

What I've pinned lately...

Monday, August 13, 2012

at the lake

We spent Saturday at Lake Travis with Ryno's little brother and our friends B + T. It was an extremely hot day, so we thought it would be nice to take the boat out for a little exploring. By the time we reached the first place to swim we were all very hot and ready to jump in. We played around and swam for awhile before we climbed back into the boat to check out the other section of the lake. It was a nice way to spend the hot afternoon, and we finished it off with dinner at Uncle Billy's overlooking the sunset.

Last night we watched the London Olympics closing ceremony, which didn't disappoint. I was so excited to see the Spice Girls. Apparently, I was living under a rock and missed the rumor that they were going to reunite for the evening.

four top photos from T's instagram::three bottom photos from my streamzoo

Friday, August 10, 2012

jackie greene

I recently started to listen to Jackie Greene, and I really like some of the songs I've heard. My favorite so far is "Honey I Been Thinking About You." Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find an official video recording of it, so instead I'm going to share his "Silver Lining" video today. I definitely recommend listening to "Honey I Been Thinking About You" on his site; you can listen to the albums there. Also, I really like his blog; he immediately won me over with his Facebook sort of describes why I closed my Facebook account. The icing on the cake though are his Favorite Albums galleries where he posts photos of the covers of his favorite albums. Awesome! Ryno and I bought tickets to his Austin show in September, and I can't wait!

We are going to take the boat out on the lake and hopefully spend some time relaxing with friends this weekend. I hope you all have a great weekend ahead. See you next week!

"Silver Lining" Acoustic Performance by Jackie Greene from jackie greene on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joie de vivre


Last month I finished the book "Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting," by Pamela Druckerman. I heard a lot about it before I decided to read it, and I thought it definitely offered an interesting comparison of American culture versus French in regards to parenting methods. I also really enjoyed learning more about the French approach to meals. When I studied abroad I very much enjoyed the European long, relaxed mealtimes, and in an attempt to introduce some more of that into our lives I'm going to read a book about French meal planning next.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I've been pinning numbers.



Friday, August 3, 2012

sarah harmer

It's Friday! I really debated using a song from the Olympics today(from the gymnastics lead in), but I have been wanting to share a Sarah Hamer video for such a long time that I decided today was the day. I had a hard time choosing, because my favorite song of hers is "Basement Apartment." However, the video seemed a bit outdated and the quality wasn't the best. Instead I am going to share "I Am Aglow" from her album I'm A Mountain. The best bits are the shots of the band playing together. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

I am Aglow from anita doron on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Today was a day filled with babies. It started during lunch, I met my friend and her little baby boy for our weekly lunch. It's a total win for me, because she is so fun and he is adorable which makes for a great lunch break. Ryan's co-worker and a co-worker of mine both had babies this afternoon, and a dear friend called tonight to let me know she is expecting. Plus there are several other friends that have become parents this summer. Therefore, I started seeking out baby inspiration. I typically follow the rule I set during our past few years of attending weddings, which is order off the registry. I know next to nothing about babies, so it seems safe to give expecting parents things they know they need. Still I've found so many sweet ideas for baby gifts, and I think I may try my hand at some baby gift crafting. Here are a few of the things I am loving.

felt baby shoes via the purl bee
animal lamp via apartment therapy

crochet baby hats via wanelo

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I've been working on a few upcoming seasonal projects, which means I am spending a lot of time seeking out inspiration. Today I came across one of my favorite installations by Brit Bass on upon a fold. From there I spent a lot of time looking around Britt Bass' site. I definitely recommend checking out her work. Her paper installations are inspiring, and you can read a bit about her and her work here.