Sunday was a lazy beautiful day. Roomie and I hit the gym, then met up with my friend Annie in downtown Mountain View for delicious Italian food. We got gelato (twice in one weekend!) and browsed in some shops. Roomie and I saw this little gem in a bookstore.
An epic greeting card.
We went back to the house and relaxed with the pups as we watched Shooter. It was a great day!
What did you do on Sunday? Did you get a chance to relax?
Yesterday I made some yummy cornbread to eat with the chili we had made earlier in the week. It was tasty and not too sweet. We used this recipe.
The pups and I had some quality snuggle time yesterday. With both the roomie and I at work for most of the day, I think both pups have been missing their humans. Isn’t Reese’s adorable?
Snuggle time with the pup (she loves it, I promise!)
Over the last few weeks I have noticed that I run my Iphone battery down pretty quickly. Between Instagram, blog things and emails, I have found that I usually need a mid-day charge. I just ordered this little guy to help me out when I don’t always have easy access to an outlet. And it’s nautical, how fitting!
My new nautical PowerMate
What apps do you use (and love!) on your phone? Any favorites that you want to suggest I look at? Happy Friday!
Prepare yourselves: it’s a long photo-filled glorious post!
My roommate has two adorable labs. We brought them out to California in June/July and they are great company. Reeces is 9 years old and is a chocolate Lab. She is also the mother of Nala, who is a yellow lab. Nala is 4 years old. Both dogs are friendly and play well with my brothers dog Crash. Crash is just over a year old, and is a Belgian Malinois.
Reeces and Nala in Crash’s bed.
Crash! Isn’t he beautiful?
Nala loves to relax in my room, and in particular on my bed. She has become rather attached to one of my stuffed animals.
Nala loves my dinosaur teddy bear.
It was a very busy weekend. Thus the radio silence since my post on Friday morning. Friday evening a group of us dressed in our Sunday best gathered for a glass of wine at my parents house. I’m hoping this becomes a regular thing, but we shall see! After tasting a lovely chardenay, we went over to Sweet Tomatoes for a bite to eat. Robert documented our loveliness and produced these fine things:
Fancy Friday 1
Fancy Friday 2-The short one-AKA the roommate.
On Saturday the whole family, both roommates and I went down to the premiere Bacon Festival in San Jose. We waited in long lines and then chowed down on some seriously tasty bacon filled tidbits. My favorite was the garlic and bacon fries.
The family, roommates and I.
How was your weekend? What did you do? Are you enjoying this long weekend?
My roommate and I drove up to Tahoe to join my family in a relaxing three day weekend. The cabin is normally our retreat, where we eat, sleep, watch T.V. and recuperate. It was nice to breathe fresh mountain air, and enjoy a simple life for a few days.
On Sunday my father and I drove home. We stopped at one of our local haunts, a fantastic pizza joint in downtown Sacramento called Hot Italian. We enjoyed a tasty summer salad and a lovely pizza.
Peaches, Gorgonzola, almonds, balsamic dressing.
Today I did a dry run of making macaroons. Now, I have never made them before, but I have done a bit a baking. While my ambition was high, so was the temperature in my kitchen. While the taste of our finished product was delicious, I will work on perfecting the look of the macaroon, which I think was affected by the extreme heat on this late August day.
In other news, I recently found this talented photographer who takes stunning work with an Iphone. You’ll have to check it out to really believe it.
Lachlan Payne is one fantastic photographer.
I‘ve also become slightly obsessed with this accoustic song: Just try it