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Summer

Whoa. This week got away from me. I’m trying to finish up some deadlines before our vacation next week. Here are some things I’m thinking about:

Gold Manicures that last for a month. (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Watercolor Dresses

and this swimsuit

The Poem Store

Zach Houston is a poet who runs the Poem Store. Basically he will write you a poem in exchange for money. We ran into Zach sitting in front of the Ferry Building on Saturday and I asked him to write a poem about Paul. I told him he was a landscape artist and this is what he wrote. We thought it was so nice. (Here is an article about Zach from the SF Chronicle.) I love it when people do fun and creative things. (I would love to hire him to have at a party.)



Farmer’s Market

I’ve been really inspired by food lately, especially good quality ingredients. I stopped by the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building this morning and picked up some groceries. Sometimes I forget how much better the food is there. The strawberries were the most flavorful I’ve ever had and the peppery arugula was so full of flavor it was completely different from the stuff I buy at the grocery store. I also picked up some freshly churned butter and pretty eggs (which I totally bought just because they were beautiful.) I spend more than I do at the grocery store but it feels like my quality of life goes up significantly. Have you been going to your local farmer’s market this Spring?

photo of eggs at Boulette’s Larder by heyK8

Liz It

My sister-in-law Liz is pretty much amazing. She made me this beach bag “during Henry’s nap time.” She is really inspiring to be around because she gets so much done and is a really hard worker. We have a saying around here when you are getting tons of stuff done then you are “Lizzing it.” I’m so glad she moved to San Francisco, she is one of my best friends.

p.s.: Here is her blog and here is her etsy shop of vintage kids clothes.


The picture is of us last week at the Ferry Building.

Peony Season

It’s my favorite time of the year. Have you picked up any yet?

picture via Apartment Therapy.