Have you heard of the food blog, Honest Fare? It's a really great, well designed, recipe blog run by fellow Winter Park-ian Gabrielle. She's also is a professional cook + part owner of the La Empanada food truck (one of my favorites). Definitely check it out when you get some time!
I can't stop gushing over these images from Old Faithful Shop's summer market last year. I have sort of an obsession with well styled/designed necessities (think general stores, mini grocers, dish soap labels, etc), they just make life that much better.
These pics have also got me aching to volunteer re-design our local co-op's storefront (& interior), agh how fun would that be?!
Here are some other really cool corner stores/markets I've seen lately:
- Boxcar Grocer (Atlanta)
- Kara Rosenlund's traveling caravan shop (exterior shot, here, via CN Traveler)
- The New General Store (of course!)
- The Woodsman Market (via Frolic!)
- Astro Coffee's Santa Rosa Pop-Up Market
So, kind of a lot has gone on in the past year and half. Some exciting, some exhausting and a great deal routine. I feel like I left a little something behind when I put blogging on pause-ish (in order to maintain my sanity), but now that I've finally gotten settled and have some extra time, I'd like to loop Olivet in.
Here's the extremely abbreviated version of what I've we've been up to -
- Moved into a super tiny, old apartment to try and save money.
- Tim started his final year of grad school.
- Decided to fix up and decorate the super tiny, old apartment.
- Went on a trip to Portland for the first time (loved Broder).
- Worked on a few freelance projects, while I wasn't at work.
- Discovered instagram.
- Searched for houses to buy + renovate.
- Watched Forks Over Knives.
- Tim graduated from grad school.
- Decided to try going vegan.
- Bought a house.
- Moved out of the tiny, old apartment.
- Started working on plans for a renovation.
Of course much more went on in between, but that's the sum of it all. And now that I don't have to go to the laundry mat, or hand-wash all of my dishes, or stay up late waiting for someone to come home safely from class, I can actually, for the first time in... wait for it, years (ick!) get back to Olivet... Starting with a sneak peek of our super tiny, pre-house, old apartment. Hope you enjoy... More to come. :)
*Image by Mary Stonecypher
As a Florida girl, who grew up on the coast, I can't think of any better way to get your self (and surf board!) to the beach than one of these. The "Summer Bicycle", a joint creation by Almond Surf Boards and Linus Bikes, looks like the perfect mode of summer transport... And at around $700 it's hard to see why anyone wouldn't want to trade in their car keys and commute with one of these all summer long! Available, here.
If you've ever read the archives of this blog or followed it a couple years back, you might recall that I was once planning a wedding. Well I'm happy to say, that after a few moves, job changes and graduate programs the wedding is back on. We're finally getting married this coming October and I couldnt be more happy. I've been getting back into the swing of planning and gathering inspiration (you can see my pin board here). I still have a lot of work ahead of me but one thing I know for sure is that I'd like small nosegay bouquets for myself and my maids. I really like these wildflower ones from an old J. Crew catalog. Aren't they sweet?