Archives For May 2014

Phone Dump | 1

May 16, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve had a good phone dump. And M’s been particularly adorable lately so for your enjoyment today here are *mostly* all M pictures.

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The second picture is M and Diesel, who is basically her best dog friend. These two could run and play for hours and then spend the rest of the night snuggled up.

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Lily smiles are probably one of the best things on earth. This is after a few cidermill donuts, and it’s almost like she was saying “cheeeeese”.

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M goes to work with me every day, and I’ve brought in a chair for her that she basically snoozes in all day. It give her the perfect height to stare out the window, and it’s the perfect size for a little stretched out nap. I recently built a gate for my deck (DIY to follow) M’s loving her new outdoor deck freedom.

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After a particularly playful day at the park M called for a afternoon snoozefest.

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Another project underway, coming to the blog soon! Nerd and Diesel cuddle session.

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Lily is such a graceful sleeper. Honestly, I wish I looked that graceful while sleeping.

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Nerd and I hit up our first Eastern Market trip of the summer last weekend. We made sure to grab some delicious authentic perogies as a snack. That tongue. Kills me every time I look at this picture.

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M’s *NOT* a graceful sleeper. At all. But she is REALLY GOOD at looking out windows.

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Probably my favorite M picture to date. Love this little munchkin.

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May 9, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.
SPACE — a place that inspires me.
LAUGH — something that made me chuckle.
WEAR — something new to add to the closet.

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COOK/ I was searching around pinterest yesterday looking for the perfect light springtime dessert and stumbled upon this cake and strawberries idea. Looks tasty and plan out for the first time on Sunday!

MAKE/ The Nerd requested to make a giant Jenga set, so we hit up home depot and cut down some 2x4s. All that’s left is to sand and paint the ends. Tutorial coming up soon!

WANT/ They always say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And I’m not about to disagree with them. This diamond would make and EXTRA COOL terrarium.

NEED/ I made a vow to myself this summer to buy most of my produce from farmers markets. It’s way more affordable, fresh and good for the city. So I’m clearly going to need a new tote or three to carry all that fresh produce in… right?

WOOF/ I’m so into baking for friends, family and myself, but have YET to bake for M. Well that’s about to change. Two of her favorite “people foods” are in this recipe for homemade dog treats.

SPACE/ I’m really on a bedroom kick it feels like and I’m happy to announce that a lot of these bedrooms kinda look similar to my own. I need to get my butt in gear, finish my bathroom and FINALLY start to show you guys some pieces of my home.

LAUGH/ I definitely had a chuckle or two recreating the songs these totes are created for. Thumbs up. You can never have too many totes.

WEAR/ Love this very basic top, and I think it’s really versatile.

Well today’s the last day of dog sitting Lily and Diesel and while I’m going to miss their furry butts, I’m ready to have my life back and to have my furry snuggle buddy back at night. Tomorrow is a 5K and Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you haven’t gotten your mother a gift yet, GET ON THAT. If you need help coming up with some gift ideas check out this post from last year for some great ideas!!

Also being that it’s Friday…. it’s time to…..

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
I’ve been pretty much listening to the Macklemoore & Ryan Lewis Pandora Station non-stop for weeks.

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Well yesterday may have been The Nerd’s day… but TODAY…. ohhh boy. TODAY is JUSTYNN’S DAY. CINCO DE MAYO!

And for everything that knows me… even the slightest bit, know that I’m a tequila drinker. (I’ve heard that I “got it from my Mama”)

Put the Star Wars away today babe, we’re having a FIESTA! And with any good Fiesta, you’re going to need some supplies and inspiration.

 

And Tequila. Lots of Tequila.

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ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN
EIGHT // NINE // TEN // ELEVEN // TWELVE // THIRTEEN (broken link)
FOURTEEN (broken link) // FIFTEEN // SIXTEEN // SEVENTEEN

Off to drink some tequila… cya 🙂

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So, I’m going to confess something. There may have been a bit of more silence around these here parts recently due to… well…. someone.

And that someone might possibly be a boy. Who might possibly be stealing a large portion of my time… recently. I’m not going to complain. And hopefully you wont either. See he actually really likes my weirdness. And he likes my craftiness. And even send me project ideas and inspiration.

 

Bonus points.

Plus M is basically in love with him and I think it goes both ways….

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Why am I bringing this up now? Well he’s a big nerd. To the core. In fact… lets just call him “The Nerd” from this point forward. Nerd is a big Star Wars fan, and today… you *MAY* (punny) have noticed is May the 4th.

See, I know what this day is… I’ve known it for years from past friends. But I pretended that I didn’t in front of Nerd so he wouldn’t have any clue that I had actually planned a surprise for him. I made him this:

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Kinda silly huh? But hopefully delicious.

So Nerd, just for you I searched the web for some Star Wars inspiration for myself.

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Happy Star Wars Day,

XOXO – J

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May 2, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.
SPACE — a place that inspires me.
LAUGH — something that made me chuckle.
WEAR — something new to add to the closet.

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COOK/ If you don’t think these are the most delicious looking brownies in the world, you should probably stop reading this blogs. Our friendship is going nowhere. But seriously though, I’m making these for a party coming up…

MAKE/ These look TRES CHIC and I could total make these. Going on my “Items to Create” list for sure.

WANT/ This is the PERFECT sign for a perfect home studio. And I want it. Badly.

NEED/ I love this genius idea of how to organize my huge collection of tape. But I wonder if it’ll dry out if not used often? Maybe imply the fold over technique for the laser used varieties.

WOOF/ M chewed the crap out of her leash one day when i left her home for a few hours. In protest? Maybe. Not that this one would be any safer from her grasp. But, I do really like this, so maybe when she’s a bit more mature?

SPACE/ Oh My Gosh. Where to start? I love so many things about this room. The brick, the white bedding, the pops of color, the black windows….it looks so comfy to wake up to.

LAUGH/ I feel like this planter was made for me. Somehow even with the best of intentions I always kill houseplants. BUT NOT ANYMORE. I’m determined. I want more green in my life. And house. And this time I might actually research them first.

WEAR/ I’m in the very slow process of updating my wardrobe. Taking it from Early 20s Ts and jeans and party outfits to more day/ evening going out outfits. More professional work outfits…. Its a slow process…

TODAY is AWESOME…. why? Because I’m getting two of my favorite puppies to dog sit for the week while the old rookie heads out for vacation. Pretty pumped. 🙂

Also being that it’s Friday…. it’s time to…..

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
DOLLHOUSE — Melanie Martinez

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