This time of year is my absolute favorite because my peony bushes are in full bloom! I also got the chance to participate in a very special #My5Days workshop arranging flowers so my house is filled with bouquets. I can’t wait to share more about that workshop at a later date, but for now I will be enjoying all the blooms.
After a long drive through Big Sur we finally arrived in Santa Barbara. That evening we had dinner with family and then were off to bed. The next morning we stopped by the rose gardens near the Old Mission Santa Barbara before breakfast at Summerland Beach Cafe. Then we were on the road again!
Our last stop was LA! We spent two nights with friends in West Hollywood. Immediately after arriving we headed to grab ramen and then went on a quick hike up to the Griffith Observatory. That night we visited with friends and were up and going early Friday for a visit to the Getty Villa! The beautiful villa and grounds really did remind me of Italy and all the Greek and Roman artifacts inside are amazing. Our last evening was also spent visiting with friends during dinner in Santa Monica. I am so grateful we were able to fit in seeing so many people throughout the week and can’t wait for the next time we can head back!
Hello, friends! Currently Dale and I are enjoying a week in California but I couldn’t let that stop me from sharing a few of my favorite finds this month. This month began with a bachelorette party for my friend Steph in Lawrence and was followed by weekends with family, the KC Design Week homes tour, a couple of workouts at Fusion, Game of Thrones (!) and finally an anniversary party for our ten years of dating! I also really loved taking Adobe’s Creative Type Quiz. I’m a producer, “the quintessential “doer” of all the creative types.” The whole description made total sense and I loved being able to take a personality quiz that really focuses just on creatives.
I’m obsessed with these patterns by Charlotte Bolton!
A great article about leadership
Beautiful floral illustrations
Marisol’s home on Design Sponge! I loved having the chance to get to know her when she worked at Hallmark.
A great quote about Spring, all the flowers this month were my FAV
An interesting read about meritocracy
The perfect Summer drink!
My favorite recipe we tried this month! I will admit we did add hamburger buns, but it felt healthier all the same.
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, loved this inspiration if you are celebrating!
No Rain, No Flowers!
Loving all the spring blooms, especially our beautiful dogwood out front! I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend, the weather couldn't have been better here in KC. Last year we moved into our house over Easter so I’ve been feeling especially sentimental and grateful. One whole year of home-ownership!
I almost always restrain myself from buying flowers on my weekly trip to Trader Joe’s but these tulips caught my eye. It wouldn’t really be Spring without some new blooms, would it?