Well, it has been a while. Over a year actually. But my girls’ trip to Chicago in February has inspired me to resurrect the foto friday series. We had such a good time. There’s just something about best friends. You can’t go wrong no matter what you’re doing. You know? So, some of these might be a little grainy, and repeats if you’re a fan on Instagram (@thespacebetweenblog if you’re there too), but I just had to share a few snippets from our trip. From the snow. To the sky. Or maybe you’d prefer this view from the top of the Willis Tower, 103 stories up. And yes, sneakers are as close as I get to ”winter shoes”. I did somehow find a barn coat, gloves and an awesome wool scarf that doubled as a hat. But, since my bff is awesome, she also brought me ear warmers because she knows I have this ear thing. They always get cold. It’s weird. And random, when I’m running in Key West and my ears are cold … and it’s 70 degrees outside. Don’t ask. I don’t get it either. :-) But our second day was beautiful and sunny and we saw the bean. And went underneath. And I tried out a new lens I have. It’s this one, an 85 mm lens that can focus on a very specific area and create that awesome blurry effect all around it. I practiced on a row of shrubs by the road. And then I took a picture of my beautiful friend on a bridge. And then we had a little too much fun with some metal statues in a park. I loved this wall … ignorant American question here … was this a real building? It’s outside of The School of Art Institute of … continue reading
Well hello there again! I’m not exactly doing my part to stay away until the end of the year. I can’t quit you. A bajillion points to you if you can name that movie. How was your holiday? Awesome as can be I hope!! I’m taking a little book project break to reminisce a bit about the year and take a look back at what posts seemed to resonate with you all. In this day and age of Pinterest I find it really interesting to watch what information people are drawn to. So, in case you missed any of them the first time around, here are the 10 posts that reached the largest number of people in 2013. Just click on the post titles to read the full posts.
Hey there!! I just had to drop in and spread some holiday cheer and let you know how much I sure do love you all. True statement. This year has been incredible and that you continue to choose to drop in to see what shenanigans we’re up to means the world to me. I dropped off our friends at the airport a little bit ago and enjoyed a few days of down-time, games and sunsets, with one late night picture in front of the tree as photo evidence.
Well, we did it! We made through the 31 day series! It has been so fun for me to share some simple yet sometimes overlooked tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way. And a few things that didn’t really work out, like that garbage can trick, and I’m still not sure about the bottle cutting thing. I am oddly rejuvenated to get back on the home renovation wagon and forge full steam ahead toward some serious progress. We’re on the cusp of some BIG changes around here. Joel and I keep saying “we’ll be living like normal people before we know it”. And yes, that involves moving our furniture out of our side yard and into our house! #Can’tWaitForThatDay But, let’s get this series wrapped up pretty with a bow before we shift gears.
To say that we grabbed Curacao with both hands and let it take us for the ride of our lives (in too many ways to measure) would be an egregious understatement. We soaked up every ounce of Caribbean goodness we could endure. And we watched, sometimes in awe, unsuspecting Americans make their move down to the island and almost instantly crash and burn.
Do you remember the exact moment you first laid eyes on your spouse? I don’t. But wouldn’t that be romantic if I could share that sure-to-induce-ooohs-and-aahhhs story right here. The beginning of our story goes something like … Girl graduates from college and accepts a position in San Francisco. Girl at some point meets boy at work.
Hey there! Happy Monday. We had another productive weekend. We’ve got a roofer lined up to hopefully move us past the “tarp” phase of things soon. And our new windows were installed!! The most exciting part about that is that we’re using our central air now. That’s right, we’ve gone all summer without it. :)
To say we are living in the a state of crazy would be an understatement. For the most part I like to focus on the pretty things we are getting done. Did you see I made a sign?
Ashton Kutcher reveals his real name and gives his thoughts on opportunity (did you know he used to work at a Cheerios plant?), being sexy and building a life. The funny thing about this is that I think I’m incredibly sexy. KIDDING!
I tend to pride myself on being an even-keeled, take-it-as-it-comes, what-will-be-will-be sort of gal. But I have to tell you, I had a brief moment of panic the other day. This whole living in transition thing might just be wearing us all down. Just look at Marley all sad-faced laying in front of the door to ensure we don’t leave this hotel room without her. Poor puppy. :( On the other hand, Mico seems to think the big bed and cool temps are just about perfect. Ignorance truly is bliss. ;)
Well at least I think we are anyway. We’re under contract. We had the house inspected. She needs all new electric. Which we kind of knew but it’s still a punch in the gut when it’s confirmed and you think for a second “but that costs money” like it’s the first time the realization is, well, real. ‘Cause before the inspection the figurative ideas and projects and upgrades don’t cost any money. They’re just grand plans that are going to magically happen with minimal effort and monopoly money. Before the inspection I saw the house and thought …
Now, I’m not suggesting that we all go being cheap and easy this Valentines Day, or any other day for that matter. But if you’re going to, who am I to judge … as a matter of fact, I’ll be an enabler here and show you some fun, cheap and easy Valentines Day ideas I’ve seen around the interwebz and brainstormed in my own little noggin lately.
You know it. ;) If you’ve been here before then you know that we have justthissecond moved to Key West. We are still entirely in transition and I’m not really in the market for shopping for anything, let alone these.
This is not our house (or car). But, it’s true. The great house hunt of 2013 has commenced. What? You haven’t heard of it? You can follow more details of the journey over at our Facebook page. I’ve been snapping all kinds of pics of our new location and some of the ups and downs of the house hunt journey. #thisisgoingtobeinteresting
Turns out that from the time I heard we would be moving until the day I boarded the flight with the girls was a total of 23 days.
Ok, so the song actually goes … … “Now I’m falling in love as she’s walking away” … But it was really all I could think of when I took this picture. This is the last view I had of our humble Curacao abode as we were walking out of the yard at the house in Curacao and packing up the taxi to head to the airport.
Happy, Happy New Year!! How has the first week of the year been going for you? We’ve been busy cleaning, organizing and doing all of those pre-move things. Is it crazy that I actually enjoy it? For someone who is by no means a clean freak, the whole pre-move deep clean is a bit of a ritual for me. A sign of things to come, I guess. Anyway, I thought what better way to start out the new year than with a little rundown of how it all went down with our random acts of kindness adventure. Remember our advent tree? The one where we counted down the days to Christmas doing somewhat random acts of kindness.