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Yay! It’s almost the weekend! I realized it’s been a while since I shared some personal bits and it’s been busy spring. From beer fests, to kickball madness, to farmers markets and perfect mini macarons. There were BBQ’s in the rain that ended up quite successful, an epic ladies weekend, and fresh tattoos… but the biggest news is, I’m an aunt! My lovely sister-in-law and brother-in-law brought a sweet little boy into the world last week, and we couldn’t be happier for them.

friday bits

I hope you have a lovely weekend! xoxo.

It’s here! It’s Friday! Hope your weekend is fabulous.

It’s been gorgeous here in Seattle and I’m really looking forward to spending a little time outside…

striped popsicles

Whole fruit popsicles via the view from great island. click through for the recipe to these beauties!

Here’s a little more link love for the weekend.

The cutest DIY phone case.
Carrot Lemonade? Sounds amazing!
Stoked for these sweet sneakers I just ordered.
Always wanted to know how to
Personalized, perfect little gift. I’ve been needing one of these!
Guilty.
One piece swimsuits are making a serious comeback.
Cookie monster bags!
Flawless cat eye.
And more popsicle recipes. Because I want to try them all this summer.

Hello! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend. And happy mother’s day to all you moms out there!
We’ll be spending the day with my sweet mother-in-law..

lovely

Here’s a little link love.

Using this fab new app to learn French every day
Amazing green shoes
I love the sea! It’s cool even the littlest parts
This hamburger trick, just in time for BBQ season.
Fabulous photo posters
The perfect weekend casual outfit
Possibly my favorite show of all time
The coolest DIY non-wallpaper with a sharpie
This makes me giggle every time

image via gala darling

Stine Adele Christiansen
Hope your weekend has been restful! Here’s a little link love for a lazy Sunday:

The sweetest striped shoes.
A simple and savory soup for a cold night.
The ultimate Alice in Wonderland wedding.
On the declining use of the phone call. I’m guilty.
Trying to get organized in 2014 with The January Cure.
DIY sweet and scripted pillow cases.
Obsessing over these booties a bit.
I’ve a serious soft spot for cannoli and these look unbelievable.

Have a new calendar yet? Here’s a sweet illustrated one for 2014.

image via stine adele christiansen

2014

We rung in the new year with a few friends and a fantastic four course dinner party (recipes to be posted soon!). Every course was exquisite! I’ll be trying my hand at my friend Ryan’s seared scallops with bacon marmalade soon. They were to-die-for!

NYE dinner

I barely made it to midnight for the champagne toast after filling up on all that great food.

NYE  pics

Hope your night was as wonderful as ours!

images via instagram

diy wreaths

Happy Solstice all! Longer days are ahead for us Northerners, and I’m really looking forward to it. The husband and I celebrate the winter solstice, just the two of us. We celebrate Hannukah with his family and Christmas with mine; it’s been fun to have our own special day this time of the year. We spent the day inside snuggling and he surprised me with some really sweet gifts! The original plan was new tattoos for each of us, but he just couldn’t help himself and picked up a few things I’d been eyeing (and a few things he’d been eyeing for me). What a gem!

I didn’t decorate the house this year, but I’m really hoping to get it together next winter. I miss the smell of grenery and I want to try to put something up like the gorgeous simple wreaths shown above by Ashley Ann (click here for the blog post how-to). Maybe even a tree? Definitely something that makes the house smell wonderful and makes me all sappy for the season.

Hope you’re having lovely holidays!