Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Instagram Life – June 2016 (& taking a break....)

** Rosie Lu turned 6 months!
** Lots of yoga done this month… some of which outdoors J
** Summertime is for thrifting
** Happy hour at the Downtown Market
** Attended the Lee & Birch 2 Year Anniversary party
** SUP yoga on Reed’s Lake
** Gymnasts took Grand Rapids!
** New landscaping project finally complete
** The 4th spend with Court J

This July I'm taking a break. A break to regroup. A break to grow. A break to figure some stuff out... I have no doubt I'll come back stronger. However that may be...  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Five!

{pretty cupcake design for 4th of July pool party}

I had the fifth of July blues alllllll week. Last week was so much fun with Courtney and Hector in town, and with a long weekend to booth it was that much harder to get back to the grind on Tuesday. Alas, here we are… another Friday with another weekend on the horizon. YAY!

Tonight the women’s gymnastics Olympic trials are on! GO TEAM USA!! The rest of the weekend will be spent beating the summer heat. Whether that means, beach, staying in or embracing the patio is yet to be seen…


Friday Forte: 
(this is for you. Court :))

{more landscaping... mulberry trees bite the dust}

{been OBSESSED with these Bandier pants for months now and they finally went on sale!}

{another follow-up appointment with the vet this afternoon... crossing my fingers that the staples come out and my fur baby is once again free to run with the wind}

{inspired from last weekend, an impromptu add to my cat paraphernalia collection}

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Gymnasts take Grand Rapids!

Two weeks ago my gym girls came to town! We paddle board yoga’d, enjoyed mimosas on the patio, enjoyed a charcuterie board made out of meats and cheese from Zingerman's, played with baby J, and spent a night on the town J I didn’t take as many pics as I normally do, but you get the gist from the few below!

Already counting down our next adventure in Ann Arbor next month J

{SUP yoga on Reed's Lake}

{dinner at Monelli's}

{rooftop drinks at Rockwell}

{playing with Snapchat}

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Five!

{new office chair that matches the room décor to a T}

I’ve been totally MIA this week… I know... but I have good reason for it, PROMISE! 1) Rosie’s lil baby fur body was rejecting the sutures from her big girl surgery a couple of weeks ago, so we had to take her back to the vet so they could remove them, give her antibiotics for the infection and staple the wound. My poor girl is in solitary confinement until they are removed next week, 2) many of my main summer projects hit in full swing this week and I was gloriously swamped with fulfilling work, and 3) MY SISTER IS IN TOWNI! That’s right, my sis, hubs and the pups stayed with Max and I all week! So when I wasn’t working my time was dedicated to that J

See, told ya I had good reason!

This weekend it’s the 4th of July! Fireworks, putt putt (Max and I are playing for Sonic slushies!), Game of Thrones, and pool parties are all in my future and I can’t wait! I haven’t been to a pool party since I wore floaties so I'm pumped. I hope they have the fancy food floats that are all the rage this season!

Friday Forte:  

{these faces… I just can’t get enough of them!}

{blackened fish street tacos at a Bar Louie Sister date} 

{baby girl clutching her favorite toy from Aunt Coco to keep her company}

{I physically could NOT leave World Market without this cat mug}

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Five!

{new landscaping sneak peek}

Michigan has been blessed with the good weather bug! We’re in the midst of that time of year when we see the most sunshine we’ll see for the next 365 days. I am trying hard to take advantage of it and soak up each second, including magazines on the porch until 10 one evening and more and more al fresco eating.

This weekend I’m hosting a gymnast reunion in Grand Rapids! Snuggling a newborn, SUP yoga, champagne, a festival in Eastown and a night downtown are all on the agenda. Can’t wait to unwind with my girls!

Friday Forte: 

{Celebrity Wine Club}

{got the urge to make popcicles! Loving these molds and have already eaten 5 of my strawberry/flax milk concoction}

{Cakaberry after yoga for an indulgently delicious French Toast cupcake (at least it was vegan…)}

{kitty legs peering out from under the bed}

Friday, June 17, 2016

Around Bellewood – Landscaping 1 Year Later

Last Spring we completely gutted our front yard landscaping and replaced with all new babies. We planted over 80 different trees, bushes, flowers, etc. I am happy to report that this summer they are flourishing! Maybe we have good soil, I’m not sure but the landscaping has come to LIFE over the past month. They have more than doubled and in some cases tripled in size and are the perfect color scheme to complement our corner lot. I am so happy with how the front of our house turned out and can’t wait to continue watching these babies grow.

See here for last year, right when they were all planted and below for how they look today J

Friday Five!

{Lee & Birch 2 year anniversary event... complete with food trucks, lemonade, live music and 20% off!}

My baby girl Rosie Lu has her surgery today. I dropped her off this morning and don’t think it’s going to be a very productive day… I know it’s a typical procedure and I have nothing to worry about, but I’m dreading the thought of her being in pain L

Luckily, it’s been another very productive WEEK! It’s been somewhat stressful, but knowing that I had a fun event to look forward to each night motivated me to make the best of my days. Yoga on Tuesday was incredible, and a couple events in Eastown reminded me how much I love Grand Rapids in the summer.

This weekend will be dedicated to nursing our fur baby back to health!


Friday Forte: 

{quite possibly the most indulgent face wash/oil I've ever had the pleasure of putting on my skin!}

{continuing the gold trend of décor at my desk}

{my view for abs on Work-From-Home Wednesday}