Monday, July 25, 2011

breakfast smoothie

breakfast smoothie

Lately I've been making smoothies for breakfast. They are so simple! And they are good for you! I like to use strawberries, grapefruit, an orange and a banana most of the time. This smoothie pictured was made with strawberries (frozen, slightly thawed), blueberries, plain yogurt, honey and I think I added the juice of one orange. I use this hand blender (which is awesome). It was the perfect wedding gift J and I received from a dear friend. I highly recommend it! ;)

In other unrelated news, Jed and I are moving to Chicago in September and we are looking for a place to live. He's attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Il. Anyone familiar with the area and could recommend a safe place to live relatively close to the university? I'm excited to move, but also kind of sad to leave the place I've lived my whole life. I know it will be an adventure and I'm sure I will like it, but it will definitely be a change to move to a big city! We're planning to scout around sometime later this week. I'm hoping we can find a place to live without too much hassle!

Friday, July 22, 2011

hiking at pikes peak

hiking pikes peak, iowa

hiking pikes peak, iowa

hiking pikes peak, iowa

hiking pikes peak, iowa

hiking pikes peak, iowa


A few weekends ago Jed and I decided to go on a little camping trip/hike. We originally wanted to go canoeing, but that fell through so we headed about three hours north to Pikes Peak instead! At one point on the hike I was joking about how freaky it would be to suddenly come across a snake dangling from one of the branches. Right after that Jed said calming, "speaking of the devil..." and there we saw this rather scary looking snake on a tree next to the trail. I'm no good with snakes! I have no idea if it was poisonous, but it sure looked like it was! When it really comes down to it, I'm just your average wimp. I could live without snakes, thanks! Anyway, we had a lovely time, despite the heat that day (we have no a/c in the car)! Maybe our next camping trip will include a bit of canoeing!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

making: strawberry rhubarb pies

making hand pies

making hand pies

making hand pies

making hand pies

It's been a little stressful for both Jed and I lately as we decide what our future plans will entail. So I thought it might be a nice stress reliever for both of us to do something fun together. I made up some pie dough and took out the strawberries and rhubarb that I froze a month ago and we got to work! It was fun, easy and I think now Jed will become my new pastry chef! It is really fun to just make a little time out of your busy schedule to do things like this. Plus it made for a really nice late night snack!

{Recipe from Angry Chicken's "cheat sheet." By the way, I use her cheat sheet all the time!}

j+a wedding on {frolic!}


Chelsea over at {frolic!} featured Jed and my wedding today! Go on over and take a look for more details. Thank you Chelsea!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

shop is back open!

spring::summer 2011

Just a quick note to let you know I'm back from my honeymoon (!!!) and the shop has finally reopened!

Also, check out this lovely photo shoot by Anja of Clever Nettle. She included one of the dresses from my current collection, the Flower Print Frock!


Monday, July 4, 2011

honeymoon in pei

honeymoon in pei
honeymoon in pei
honeymoon in pei
honeymoon in pei
honeymoon in pei
honeymoon in pei
honeymoon in pei
honeymoon in pei

A few photos from our wonderful two week vacation! We both want to go back. We're a little blue because we both have to get back to work in a few days. But we're already planning a camping trip for the weekend!

Btw, happy 4th of July to all of you in the US!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

married!!

married!!!

Jed and I are now officially married!! And I love it! I am still technically "away" because of the 4th of July holiday and all, but wanted to share my excitement with you! More on all that later. I've been up all day and got only 2 hours of sleep last night, so I'm going to catch up on some much needed rest! I'm slowly sifting through my massive inbox and I'll try to get back to anyone who wrote me as soon as I can! Have a wonderful holiday! xo

{photographed by john allen.}