Monday, April 30, 2012

weekend wonders.

(packing sess with ADZ)

(breakfast at Chatty's: run by ladies only = awesome!)
(be still my heart: antlers at renningers extravaganza)

(saving face at Paisley and Co..: OBSESSED with my new skin/soap regimen)
(tattoo test drive: bird in hand)
It was an excellent weekend.

Packing and pizza Friday night with the bestie. Capers around Kutztown on Saturday with the lovely Melanie Linder (I have my own scentologist now!). And a tour de coffee consumption at Max Crema's and Global Libations - so yummy! Sunday was simply too divine to photograph. The day started with a birthday trail romp at Blue Marsh with 30 of my nearest and dearest Pacer friends - to take a run through the most beautiful and fragrant eight miles (some, more) that I have seen in a while. Running nirvana. Then too much time spent tailgating in the sunshine - always perfect for a couple hours of your Sunday. Dinner at Robin and Kyle's (delish!) and wonderful fresh greens from their garden for my lunch this week (you guys rock!).

It was an excellent weekend.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rain, Rain..

It's rainy, this song is sexy. That is all. 

That's what she said.

Banana Pancakes; they're not just for breakfast anymore. Over the weekend new friend blondie Beth introduced me to the fabulous phrase "banana pancakes". Because sometimes, bananas just isn't enough.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I Want Wednesday | Birthday Edition

Absolutely head over heels dying for this! Obvs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flat Stanley and Four Balloons.

Because being four is totally rad. Happy Birthday to my favorite guy in the world.
All my love, always,
Aunt Christin 

Monday, April 23, 2012

weekend wonders.

So, it was Lisa's last fling before the ring all weekend but all I have are fun Instagram pictures of me! Enjoy these for now while we sort out the hundreds of photos we took on the Berks County Wine Tour!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I Want Wednesday | Birthday Edition

[oh, wait, how did that get on my hand? ooops!]
So I fell head over heels for this guy last night at Van Scoy (more on that later)! And I totally can't stop thinking about him today. It reminds me of a sticker I saw which I think describes me (or what I think of as me) perfectly: "I may look harmless on the outside, but I'm a badass on the inside." (que my endless love of bad boys, motorcycles and tattoos - just to name a few!) This ring is just the right amount of edge for my ever-evolving rock star style (and boasts a teeny tiny diamond - perfect!).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tune In Tuesday

So, I've got nothing for you today, just the sound of silence. Silence, like a cancer, grows.

weekend wonders | beers and babies

[organic Belgium's in the back yard]
[maple porter at miKro]
[baby blossoms at the shower]
[me and the pretty mama]
Let me clarify - not together! But it seems the only photographs from my Connecticut weekend are those of beers and the baby shower (which by no means is a bad thing). All in all, a great (fast!) weekend with the family - looking forward to our next big celebration in T minus 1 month! Let the good times roll.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Fuel

For all my BRR runner's this weekend: kick ass!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What I Want Wednesday | Birthday Edition

[image via the glamourai]

[first up - a white + warren cashmere travel wrap - in gray heather or flax heather]
In anticipation of my upcoming birthday (now less than one month away, ahem) we will be dedicating WIWW to moi! (I know, you're shocked.) Yes of course WIWW is comprised of things I want but the Birthday Edition are things I really, really want! Like, made the cut to actually be asked for want. Let the games begin!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tune in Tuesday

Feelin' Alright is one of my favorite songs, ever, hands down. I play it when I'm happy, when I want to happy, when I want to get down or get up. Bottom line: a dance party always ensues. Bonus when I rock it out at my parents house on their Joe Cocker vinyl album - my Dad ALWAYS dances with me. LOVE IT. So needless to say, we had a serious dance session to this in the kitchen on Easter Sunday, while Mom just kept on cooking. If you need a dance partner for this just let me know, I'll be happy to oblige. As for my father-daughter dance, forget that sappy stuff, Dad and I are cutting a rug to this track.

Monday, April 9, 2012

weekend wonders.

[pretty pink tree outside my window]

[newest addition to the apartment - bessie! (an early birthday gift from mom!)]

[my attempt at making blue ombre easter eggs]

[lipstick application in the church bathroom post easter trail run]

[pretty white tulips in my easter basket]

[delicious angel food cake for dessert - still craving it!]

[a sweet easter treat from my bestie ADZ]

Wow! What a wonderful holiday weekend. No one gets really "hopped" up (hehehe) on the Easter holiday, but I have to say the past few days were truly a nice break from the action to enjoy spring and family and food. Spent lots of time with mom, running on the trails and making yummy food (and even scrubbing my floor - for the new addition of course!). Here's to slowing down a little this spring and enjoying the season.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012


[photo by Melanie Linder]
We've done a little spring cleaning over at the Double Dutch Facebook page and organized our Must-Haves for the season! What do you spy that are my favorites?

Plus we've added what we consider a spring wardrobe essential to the shop - perfect for the chilly mornings and evenings of spring!

Hip, hip, hooray!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tune In Tuesday

Yes! This is perfect for everything about this time of year - so feel good, tap your toes and listen as many times as you want with the windows down, or while getting on down cooking up something yummy it in the kitchen. This song begs for a dance party. I swear you'll love it (the lyrics too)! Happy April!

weekend wonders.

[French Fry & Slider Bar at SSM's 80th]
[Dirk Quinn Band performing at Jazz on the Avenue]
[Bourbon Banana Bread from my Sunday morning bake session]
[Double Dutch Infinity Scarf - finally finished! Stay tuned.]

And I'm coming up for air! Hello, April! Whew! What a whirlwind March has been. I spent the entire month preparing for events planned for the last week. It's been race>company's 80th Anniversary party>Jazz Fest event on Penn Avenue - and now it's over!
(what shall I do with all this free T I M E ;)

I must say, although totally wiped out, everything went off without a hitch! And I was lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing friends and family the entire time, making the success of my events that much sweeter.

So today's lesson: You really can do anything you put your mind to. If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.