All posts tagged: Travel

Memorial Day

I spent a month in DC for one of my pharmacy rotations during my last year of school. It’s such a beautiful city to visit, and home to so many wonderful memorials honoring those we’ve lost. In honor of the day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos from while I was there. My uncle’s name is in the top photo. I never got to meet him, but I hear he was a really amazing guy. Uncle Andy, I’m thinking of you today. Until next time,

Fort Bragg Whale Run 2015

I’m not exactly the most serious of runners, but give me a nice view and a cute t-shirt, and I’m on board with just about any race you can throw at me. The Whale Run one was right up that alley. It was in Fort Bragg last weekend – right along the coast… and even though the weather wasn’t great, it was still so beautiful. Here are a few pictures from along the way: As I was coming across the finish line, phone in hand, the announcer made a comment about texting while running. :/ If only he knew how bad I am at texting… Anyway, I’ve decided I’m about halfway on board with phone photos. You go anywhere these days and all you see are people with there phones taking pictures. I’m usually standing around thinking, ‘what happened to all the cameras in the world!?’ Is this just another sign I’m getting old? Hmm… perhaps. But I guess I have to give my phone a little credit; they are decent quality. And it’s definitely better …

Sunday Sew Love & Sunday Sevens!

Hello Hello! Here are a few of my favorite makes from this week! (left/top) Ada Spragg Alice Top | (left/bottom) Sewing & Cocktails Upcycled Striped Plantain (center) Dixie DIY Cut-Out Dress Version 3.0 | (right) Sew Bon Bridgetown Dress Also, since I had a slightly-more-interesting-than-normal week and actually took some pictures, I thought I’d join in for Sunday Sevens this week! SUN | Kayaking adventures! MON | This is what my bed looks like 90% of the time… TUE | I have proof! ;) Finally stole some pictures from Danny’s mom’s camera from our trip to Belize. WED | Bring on the bowling! THURS | I love short weeks at work! And Thursday adventures in San Fran :) FRI | Puppy sewing madness! SAT | Came across these friendly little goats on our hike :) Hope you have a great week! And yes, I tend to overuse exclamation points. Can’t help it! Can’t stop! ;) Until next time,

Salme Vegas Blazer

I downloaded the Salme Cropped Blazer pattern back in June when I made my Minna blouse but didn’t get around to making it till now. The Monthly Stitch outerwear challenge this month was the perfect motivation :) And it was good timing… it was something fun to wear in Vegas! We went for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon this past weekend and had sooo much fun (even though we were sore and hobbling around half the time we were there)!   I found this stretch herringbone suiting fabric when it was on sale at Mood. It reminded me of this one, although there was no way I was going to attempt a lining like she did. :) I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who had trouble with the mitered corners. I absolutely did mine incorrectly… lol I also did the shoulders incorrectly, but I was having one of those moments. I realized I was just not going to understand the directions no matter how many times I read them over so I just did …

A Weekend Away: Boulder, Colorado

Home to a multitude of microbreweries, the original purpose of this trip to Boulder was to take a biking brewery tour (which is part of my 30 before 30 list)! Turns out the biking portion was just not meant to be, but we still had an awesome time on our little escape from reality. On the way into Boulder, we stopped for the obligatory tour of the Celestial Seasonings tea factory. Right after you sign up for the tour, they give you a cup to start sampling while you wait. It was so busy… but I’m glad we waited! The mint room was my favorite… talk about sensory overload! :) Danny felt nauseous a couple of times throughout the tour; said the smells were too much, but I thought it was all pretty awesome. They were right in the middle of processing a big batch of Sleepytime, one of my favorites. I also found it interesting that their 3 top selling teas don’t actually contain any tea (Chamomile, Mint, and Sleepytime)! Our hotel wasn’t anything super …