Amazon has asked me to share a few of my favorite items from their Amazon Fashion site and I’ve fallen back on some tried and true favorites. This spring I’ve been gravitating towards embroidered items and I think the above blouse by Tracy Reese is so pretty. I’m pairing it with a new skinny jean (that I just ordered in an effort to hunt down a really comfy dark denim wash) and clogs. We’ve had some May Grey here in San Diego which has resulted in more sweater-weather than anticipated – but no complaints! I found a patina’d pair of earrings at the farmer’s market recently that I bought as a birthday gift and now I have an eye out for patina everything :). How pretty is that turquoise? They are by Etsy shop TheresaRose. Here’s to closing out a busy May, and welcome June!
It’s all about the little things in life :), am I right?
The other day the girls and I packed a picnic brunch for meeting up with Kevin at one of his food trucks (they’re always at some pretty fun events so we try and tag along when we can). We made scones and then went on a little garden snipping spree and added lavender into room temperature butter to bring with. The herbs chopped up most finely were the tastiest (plus a few larger chunks for show). Mixed with cranberry scones, the whole little snack was delicious.
Really kinda fun, unusual and pretty. I’m on a roll now… for more infused/mixed butter ideas, I’m thinking pecans + maple syrup + butter for waffles, rosemary + blue cheese + butter for steak, lemon + lavender + butter for dutch pancakes, goat cheese + chives + butter on bread. Can be made in advance, not completely revolutionary, but easy and delicious… mmmmmm that’s what I’m talking about.
Towards the beginning of this year I shared that I was starting to use the 1 Second Everyday app (in freestyle mode) on my phone to dwindle down minutes of saved videos (and future videos) into one large year-long documentary. And by large I’m guessing that the total 2016 video will end up being about 12 minutes in total (so good for so many reason). Here are the first four months:
This whole app experience has probably been one of the most light-filled memory capturing adventures I’ve had of late. I have this terrible fear that I will grow up and old and my children will be left with what is the equivalent of shoe boxes of photos (a shoe box of hard drives) without being able to make this or that of the contents. I know that’s not true… but the reality is that long gone are the days (for me) of paper scrapbooks or cute little edited kid videos from a big event – even a digital scrapbook is painful to put together when one stores photos in the cloud, on their phone, on their desktop, on several external hard drives and elsewhere (even when those photos are neatly labeled with correct month, year and event). If I could convince Photos (the Apple solution) to allow for .psd files I’m sure my sorting solution would be fixed but that’s another story… Also, fast digital albums are not practical if editing photos is something you like to do, the perfectionist in you will need to alter and adjust every last little one. Whew! That, friends, is my memory capturing hamster wheel.
Photo books, you’re next. But for today, I’m so, so happy with the idea of watching 4 months of my sweet girls’ lives in 3 minutes that I could cry. And I usually do when I play this movie roll back, especially on a sappy day.
More on how I use the app and why I chose the ‘freestyle’ option over here.