Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Bucket List

The sun and calendar are both telling me summer has arrived, and boy am I excited!! The days seem to be going by quicker and quicker and it feels beyond necessary to write down my goals for the season so it does not slip away.

What do you have planned for the summer? Anything you think I should add to the bucket list?

Peach, Cookies and Cream, Blueberry and Cookie Dough are on the list!

I did this in DC and had the best time.

Evening Strolls
Long walks after dinner is one of life's great pleasures.

I've been salivating over every picture and hear nothing but great things!

Because, Oregon!

A day of urban exploring without technology
I would love to wander around a neighborhood I'm not completely familiar with and explore without the help of Instagram, Yelp or Google.

Read a book a week
Any suggestions for my list??

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Round the World Wide Web

Happy HAPPY almost weekend!! I can't believe 4th of July is next weekend. Seriously? Along with Omega weather patterns is time also warping in a weird hieroglyphic way?? 

I have a lot of  household projects on the books for this weekend, a trip to Ikea and a lady date with Olivia. That means Nordstrom and dinner. 

What do you have planned for the weekend? Any fun projects or restaurants? 

Cheers to the weekend!!

Munchery has come to Portland! If you're following on Snapchat (merecdavison) you know that I am trying it out. Use code YYT27EXH to get $20 off your first order.

Annie wrote the loveliest blog post in honor of her dad and shared a strawberry-rhubarb pie recipe that is speaking my language.

Have you been to Bible Club? It is SO high on my list.

I hope you stop and smell the flowers!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SnapStory {Bei Bei, Buttercream Bakery and Rose's Luxury}

Last month I had the pleasure of heading to DC to visit my sister Stephanie. In typical fashion our trip involved plenty of eating, walking after meals and quirky sister dynamics. I was also able to catch up with a lot of friends, including Mary Ellen. In one day we went to the National Zoo to hang with Bei Bei, enjoy some wine outside, check out Buttercream Bakery, and experience Rose's Luxury!! My step count for the day was about 27,000 - I imagine the calorie count was the same.

Delicious cheesecake from Buttercream Bakery

The famous strawberry sauce at Rose's Luxury

For Rose's Luxury we lined up more than an hour before opening in order to get a spot. Honestly, it wasn't that bad, but I also had great company and ideal weather. My friend Quinn happened to be in town and it allowed for some quality catch-up. We hadn't seen each other in about three years, but it was as if nothing had changed. Thanks, GChat!

As for Rose's Luxury?? Well it exceeded the hype! I was beyond impressed with the creative use of ingredients and how the menu brought in flavors from around the world. I was certainly expecting something much more Italian. The interior design is truly thoughtful and sweet. From the handmade tables (crafted by Rose's grandson) to the ombre bathroom that overlooks the bathroom, everything is perfection.