Wednesday, May 30, 2012

what the?

Just when I think there isn't possibly anything else she can do that hasn't been posted on here before....
she has to go and chew on her this position...for at least 20 minutes. 
How is that even comfortable?!?!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

memorial day weekend

Ever since Anders and I have known each other, we have gone camping out of town for the Memorial Day holiday. However, between some stressful work things for both of us coupled with a lack of time and energy to get ready for camping, we decided to do ourselves a favor and stay in town this year and just relax. And relax we did! Here are some pictures from the weekend.

 Our friends were out of town, so we rode our bikes over to their house to take care of their chickens for them. Love! The decision has been made. I must get some chickens.

 I collected five eggs, and our friends said we could keep them. 

 We rode our bikes everywhere this whole weekend! I think we logged 20+ miles total. As new bike riders, our legs feel like jello.

We had Loco Mocos for breakfast with our eggs! Brown rice topped with a hamburger patty, two poached eggs, brown gravy and sauteed mushrooms. Recommended for lazy holiday weekends or vacations in Hawaii but not for daily consumption...or even monthly consumption.

 We rode our bikes on Monday to Woodinville and went tasting at the Woodinville Whiskey Co. We tried both their whiskey and vodka and came home with a bottle of the vodka. Highly recommended.

Only one way to rest our bike riding sore legs. Lots and lots of hot tubbing!

Hope you all had a happy holiday weekend!
Back to work!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

flower power

Our yard is blooming like crazy right now! I couldn't help but take some pictures. 
Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

Friday, May 25, 2012

infused vodka

Anders and I decided to get crazy and make some infused vodka for some fun cocktails. The process was very easy!

Step 1: Wash and cut up your favorite fruit. We used golden honeydew,  cherries and kiwi, but any fruit would work. The more fruit you use, the more flavor it will have.

Step 2: Place cut up fruit in a jar and cover with vodka until fruit is submerged. Shake a few times and put on lid tightly.

Step 3: Place jar in a dark, cool spot and let it sit for 2 weeks. Shake jar daily if you remember.

Step 4: After a few weeks, strain vodka into a clean jar.

Step 5: Eat fruit (maybe not all at once).

Step 6: Drink vodka (we prefer ours with club soda).

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

sweet ride

Anders got me a bike for my birthday! I was super surprised and beyond thrilled.
Get ready for bike adventures on the blog soon.

And, yes, that would be a waving piece of bacon. I love Seattle.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

about a coat

I went to the U-District Street Fair today, and I bought the coolest coat ever in the history of the coat world. The coat is SO cool that I'm dedicating an entire blog post to it. It was handmade out of thrifted wool sweaters by my friend, and it makes me smile every time I put it on!

So, here's to you, new coat. I think we'll be very happy together.

The coat was made by Cosmic Garden Designs, and you can find them on Facebook here.

Friday, May 18, 2012

moves like jagger

When one finds themselves in LA
in a rather large loft
with expansive hard wood floors
there really is only one thing to do...

My husband is hilarious.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

la weekend

We had a great weekend in LA! I think it’s important to mention that I have been to LA four times and have managed to see a celebrity every single time. Past celebrity sightings have included: Matthew Mcconaughey, Penelope Cruz, Bridget Neilson, David Arquette and Nick Lachey. Not to be let down, Anders managed to spot Dave Grohl (lead singer of the Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana) eating sushi at Katsu-ya. He was wearing flannel, and I was stoked. Here are some other highlights from our trip!

We visited Grand Central Market in downtown, which is Los Angeles' answer to the Pike Place Market.

We made a stop at Magnolia Bakery in Beverly Hills to try their famous banana cream pudding. It was definitely good enough to be famous.

We rode the ferris wheel in Santa Monica...

...and visited the Rose Bowl (both the flee market and the stadium!)

This hat was a purchase from the flee market!

We stayed at a friend's apartment and our buddy, Ryan, was coming to stay the day we left. It also happened to be his birthday, so we decorated the place for him!

We also rode bikes!

But the best part of the weekend was driving around in this convertible. We cruised all around the city and even stumbled across the Hollywood sign! This was even better than the Dave Grohl sighting.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

to my mom

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there, but an especially happy one to my Mom! I give her an A++ as far as being a Mom goes. She's kinda the best.

Thanks for letting me take Irish step dancing lessons when I decided I wanted to be in Riverdance. Sorry I never made it. And thanks for visiting me in Seattle even though you hate to fly. And thanks for giving me sewing lessons over the phone even though I'm kinda a slow learner. Thanks for paying for me to take bowling in college. I promise I learned a lot. Oh, and thanks also for paying for braces. I probably complained at the time, but I promise I'm thankful now. And thanks for forgiving me for that one time I painted my sisters and cousin instead of the wall. And thanks for killing that cockroach for me in the hotel room that one time (okay maybe just a few months ago, but I was scared!). Thanks for being the best Mom ever! 

I love you!

Friday, May 11, 2012

catching flies

Anders and I are headed to L.A. this weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday (my birthday isn't until the following week, but I like to get a lot of mileage out of my day especially since it's a biiiiig one.) However, I didn't want to leave town without sharing some very valuable tips for getting rid of pesky house flies. Here are two solutions that work for us.

1. Get yourself a venus flytrap. I swear they work!

2. And/or get yourself a lean, mean, fly eating machine named Maggie.

She is awesome. And weird.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

in a pickle

Just another Monday night...making pickles...and pickled carrots...and pickled onions.

Which led us to wonder...why are pickled cucumbers called "pickles" but all other vegetables are simply just a pickled vegetable?

It's one of life's greatest mysteries.

Monday, May 7, 2012

the rodeo

It was so nice and so sunny this past Sunday in Seattle, so Anders and I decided to spend the day at the rodeo....the food truck rodeo that is! We headed to Freemont where a whole fleet of food trucks from Seattle and Portland got together to serve up delicious grub. After scouting the whole scene, we decided on coconut shrimp pizza from Veraci Pizza, a beef slider from Happy Grillmore and a torta from Barriga Llena. We followed up the whole experience with vegan and gluten free treats and coffee at Flying Apron because, you know, we're kinda health nuts :) A very delicious Sunday it turned out to be.

Friday, May 4, 2012

bath time

I would assume most days Maggie thinks she has won the dog lottery. 

Except on bath days.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

volunteer park

Anders and I went on an adventure to Volunteer Park last Sunday. It was the first time either of us had been there, and I have to say it's definitely one of my favorite parks. We caught views of downtown from the lookout tower, took pictures next to the "donut" (that maybe inspired Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun? Possibly?) and took in all the pretty flowers and plants in the conservatory.