Wednesday, July 26, 2017

photo diary: july 21-25

july 21: pretty yellow rose; mystery plant; road trip work; a very flush grape vine...
july 22: chicken mug morning; farm fresh berries; backyard peaches; unfinished mask...
july 23: another early morning; rediscovering pretty; birthday gift for a friend; hello piggy (bank)...
july 24: summer camp fun; bubble party; time for ice cream; lunch for the week...
july 25: the best watermelon; summer camp fun; dinner at family's; the special ribbon jar...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

slumber party in the driveway

We slept in the van in the driveway to see if she would be comfortable enough or if we needed to add anything. Mister made screens for the passenger windows so we could get some circulating air without mosquitoes. The bed is comfortable enough. More so than sleeping on the ground in the tent. The only catch is my tiny bladder. I'm gonna have to cut off the beveraging around 5pm...methinks...also...epic bedhead! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

photo diary: july 16-20

july 16: backyard harvest; getting crafty; kiddo repair; testing the balaclava...
july 17: oof, biopsy; paper garland; backyard pretty; tiny salad...
july 18: another coffee date; puppy date; backyard sunflower; still life on the kitchen table...
july 19: lunch; re-pinking the hair; old to new; backyard berries...
july 20: morning light; veggie lunch; peaches on the tree; pink room vintage...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

summer capsule: day 12

This is the last one folks, I actually have a few more I could do but I'm getting a bit antsy to wear other things. I think I could easily be happy doing this one again but I would switch out this top. Hope you enjoyed my summer capsule! I'm already looking forward to Fall!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

summer capsule: day 11

See? This skirt is everything! Looks good with fitted tops, slouchy tops, colorful tops, and neutral tops. The shoes here are Alegria and I have had them for a few years now and am STILL trying to break them in. I really like them but they are stiff.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

summer capsule: day 10

Oof...this is reading as the frump to me. I do love each piece on its own, but maybe not together? Next time, I should pop on the plum cardigan instead.

Monday, July 17, 2017

summer capsule: day 9

Another winner...I really like this but sometimes worried I look like the 40 something-year-old I am. not really concerned with looking like I'm 40-something, I'm more worried I will look like a frumpy 40-something...at least this is a comfortable ensemble that isn't too frumpy...or is it?

meet vera

Did I tell you we bought a van? Meet Vera. Vera CamperVan Beethoven. A Transit Connect, to be exact. Yep, the same type of vehicle we were trying to get back in 2010. It only took us seven years.
We weren't originally looking for a passenger van but this one had the right price, was in the grouping for the year we wanted, had pretty good mileage, and was local! The only downside, is that it is black. I swear I feel like THE EYE when I am driving it...which doesn't happen often, as I'm a weirdo with car anxiety and have to take baby steps when driving a new vehicle. If it was me on the bus with Keanu, we'd all have crashed and there would have been no movie.
The first thing and the main thing that the mister did was build the platform. The whole point of the van is so we have something to sleep in without having to pitch a tent for a day. The platform is to create a level place for the camp pad to go so we can catch some ZZzzzzzzs....under the platfor there are three compartments. The center compartment is for the camp chairs, with the other two to house boxes and bags. We left one passenger seat in place as it folds flat enabling us to put the platform on top. This way, if for some reason we need to transport someone we can.
I found a foam pad on Amazon for $10 that fits perfectly on top of the camp pad. It all stays in place with the road trip sheet holding it in. See the chairs there?  Things are happening.
And because, the mister is the mister, we hit up JoAnn's for some sun fabric to create an awning to sit under for rain or shine. Luckily there was a sale and I have a teacher discount card so it cost us just under $50 for the fabric...outdoor fabric is expensive! Yikes! The poles are bamboo pieces we found in Los Osos. We are nothing if not frugal.

So, there you have it...here's to new adventures!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

summer capsule: day 8

Super simple outfit with the coral top from LOFT and the plaid skirt (I LOVE this skirt...from the front...) from Old Navy, and Alegria booties. Not sure what's going on in the bust area...my girls look like they are working part time as a shelf. Yikes!

photo diary: july 11-15

july 11: sunrise on agapanthas; road trip dough; right on, Target; scrambled eggs in a teacup...
july 12: another early morning; the apple pie finally baked; fish for dinner; antique mall wandering...
july 13: coffee date; hair super chopped; pretty sky; making peach ice cream...
july 14: testing out the head net; organizing the classroom books; birthday crafting; wee tiny play date
july 15: backyard berriesl renewing my cpr; homemade pluot chutney; pretty evening sky...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

summer capsule: day 7

I tried, I really did, to wear this top without a cardigan but it was NOT flattering. Ugh. Repeat on the top, the sweater, and the trousers. The shoes are oxfords from Alegria (of course).

Friday, July 14, 2017

summer capsule: day 6

Hello swishy skirt! Skirt is paired with a chambray top from LOFT (ok...I seem to buy a LOT of my tops from LOFT) and my Alegria booties. I like it!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

summer capsule: day 5

This top is white with black specks and sleeveless. I got it from JC Penney and paired it with the Old Navy Skirt and a thrifted cardigan by J. Jill.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

summer capsule: day 4

Another day with the blue linen tee. This time I paired it with my chambray trousers from The Gap and oxfords from Born.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

photo diary: july 6-10

july 6: houseplant still life; nifty vintage outside; nifty vintage inside; shared backyard apricots
july 7: happy thrifted find; year old mums still producing; fire sky; neighbor shared pluots...
july 8: hello kitty; farmer's market berries; fizzy lemonade; library haul...
july 9: backyard slumber party; the first peach; gnomes r us; making apple pie...
july 10: sleepy me; smoothie time; freshly laundered linens; pretty sunset...

summer capsule: day 3

Ok, I like this one too...probably because my hair is pink and I am smiling. Top from LOFT, denim capris by Buchman from Kohl's. The sweater is a Marshall's find and the flats are good old Dr. Scholl's. The doorstop kitty however, may not be fan. Why you looking away kitty?

Monday, July 10, 2017

summer capsule: day 2

This is probably my favorite out of all the outfits...a navy blue linen tee from LOFt with an Old Navy skirt and Alegria booties. If only the LOFT was sturdier. Siiiigh....

Sunday, July 09, 2017

the summer capsule: day 1

 
I posted the capsule stack back in June but did not get around to wearing it until now...here ya go! I LOVE these colors together. LOVE THEM. Not loving the chaos of my hair or the frump of my middle but the swishiness of the skirt was smile inducing enough that I didn't harp on the ick too much. The top is from LOFT and the skirt is from Target...I think...the flats are Dr. Scholl's. Seriously though...my waist is getting higher and higher everyday. Oof!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

photo diary: july 1-5

july 1: lunch date; walkin' to the thrift; thrift score; more snacky dinner
july 2: boysenberries; mister making; basket haul; finished awning...
july 3: happy bowls; garland up; making ice cream; july 4th festive...
july 4: breakfast with family; firepit s'mores; festive dress; all the straws...
july 5: backyard daisy; mister making something; childhood dresses; new snail lurve...

Saturday, July 01, 2017

photo diary: june 26-30

june 26: the neighborhood kite; smoothie bowl; blooming succulent; hello schmoon...
june 27: front yard lilies; last day of old hair; capsule wardrobing; quiet casa scene
june 28: new hair; fish block; snacky dinner; old cat...
june 29: curbside sofa; breakfast treat; working in the garden; mamos memory...
june 30: july 4th garland; new vase; front yard lavender; putting in the platform...