Five from Two

Someday I’m going to start writing original posts again. Someday! Or maybe I’ll just post my newspaper column here all semester and pretend that counts. Speaking of, eventually I may get around to posting my first column from May. Eventually.

Until that day, I’m going to keep pulling blog ideas out of the general, lovely, blogosphere. In this case, the same one as last time. here’s five of my faorite things from the past two weeks.

1. What summer’s all about – food from Publix, a nice long walk down the beach [three miles!], and a picnic on the jetty.

2. Short road trip to Stuart [only one hour away] with friends from here to visit my friend Chris doing his internship a a church up there. My second time seeing the fantastic movie Brave!

3. Baking! In my self-challenge this summer to learn how to cook, I’ve sadly kind of petered out on the cooking dinner for my family end of things. But I DID manage to tackle both cookies [oatmeal raisin] and biscuit [faux red lobster cheddar biscuits] this week! I don’t have a picture of my own biscuits, but my second batch [don’t even ask about the first] turned out just like the recipe image.

4. My mom and I have been out treasure hunting lately to redo her living room, and amidst the fun things we’ve picked up [and some that we’ve returned, I found the following little treasures of my own: the best animal statue I’ve ever seen [which I didn’t buy, pictured above] and a little orange dress [which I did]. I named the statue Giralephant.

5. Another Mommy and Me: We met up with a family friend and her daughter to plan a couple’s shower for her son and his fiance, and ate lunch at a little seafood restaurant with fantastic clam chowder – and I tried swordfish!

High Five Friday

High Five Friday: top five things from the past week. It’s a stolen idea from another blog – well, a few dozen blogs actually. Apparently it’s a trend. With all the blogging I do, you’d think I hardly needed an excuse to update, right? Eh, yeah, maybe I do. Here goes.







1. Since we delayed coming back from vacation till later this week, my first work day of the week was also my last! And to make it just right, it was a productive day as well.

2. I finally dove into the pile of clothes I had set aside to refashion or alter. I spent a good portion of the evening on the first button down I wanted to make smaller, and while I’m still not done, I’m happy with it so far. Hopefully the next piece will go faster when I either stop being so OCD about it, or actually get better at it. I’ve got plenty more waiting, and a sewing Pinterest board for ideas.

3. I spent all last week, weekend, and most of this week with the majority of my family, dad’s side. This means there were 12 people staying in my grandparets house on the fullest night, and 36 or so of us total! I was ready to come home when it was over, but it was fantastic while we were there. [So. Many. Children.]

3.5. More family time: Lunch at Culvers with my aunt Luann and sweet baby Jackson. Mmmmm.

4. Colored jeans. I bought them, I love them, I haven’t the foggiest of ideas of how to wear them. I’ve worn them anyways.

5. Fro yo and a three mile trek to the jetty north of Deerfield beach Thursday night – on very little sleep and a very tired body from traveling. If I hadn’t missed my friends so much, I might have killed them for that little walk. Mostly worth it though.