Thursday, January 31, 2013

tomorrow, tomorrow...

[personal favs i've snapped with my iphone]
...i'll spread the love, tomorrow - it's only a day away! woohoo! we're excited over here for the amazing melanie linder to re-open the spread the love shop. i know she's been working super duper hard to get everything going for you peeps and is ready to roll out the red carpet for her grand re-opening! so stop by tomorrow and spread the love (just in time for our favorite love-fest valentine's day!) to yourself and to all of your special someones and show mama mel how much we missed her!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

weekend wonders

spent a wonderfully wintry weekend at the bay.  snow, wool socks, blazing fires, fresh coffee, delicious dinners with friends...ah, yes. i wish every day was a bay day.

-down at the dock checking out the frozen water and snowy sand.

-saturday city escape to philadelphia for cheesesteaks (pat's this time) and the car show.

-back to the bay in time for sunset, the best part of red point living.

Friday, January 25, 2013

friday fuel

[image via pinterest]

farewell fields and french hens

..until we meet again! it's a bittersweet weekend at the market - melanie is closing her stand, but not closing up shop (don't worry!). she's going to take some well deserved time off and i'll keep you posted as to when she is up and running again, baking amazing goodies that make our tummies and hearts happy. her stand was an amazing catalyst for me, throwing me into the direction of good people, good ideas and good community. it is my hope that the spirit of her stand lives on in all of us touched by her talent, and we carry if forward in all that we do as active, kindred-spirits in berks county.

so last week the girls (plus a new one!) made their usual thursday trip to the market to sample what succulent goodies melanie baked up. of course they were all to die for - we ooohhed and ahhhed over luella how light the cheesecake was, how deliciously dense the walnut and fig cake was, and for moments like these i can never thank melanie enough for doing her thang. she is truly a blessing. rock on sister, we're excited for what's next for you!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

weekend wonders

omg. do you miss me yet? i got stuck with the flu and holy crap! it has taken it all out of me. i rallied all my energy to give you a glimpse of the totally excellent weekend that flew by before the flu came to hang out.

we had a really excellent and extremely cold saturday run at hamburg - my first ice run ever!

bob invited us over to kiss christmas goodbye and also to judge a blueberry cupcake competition - yummo!

saturday afternoon spent on penn ave with the bestie (and i need to make myself a doormat like this immediately)

wine and cheese party at rod's meant getting a fresh box of dead tapes to zone out to!

sunday was slopeday :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

what i want wednesday

i just really love this mug. it's $10 and it's at A Running Start and i should probably go buy it. what a great way to start the day with a comfy cup of jo in a mug that reminds you of what you love. yes, i think i have convinced myself to go buy it. thanks for walking me through that everyone. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

tune in tuesday

okay, this song is amazing and i love every. single. word. so listen up. then it turns out, the entire album, the heist, is really amazing too. i'm sure i'm late to the party on this one, but at least i made it. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

weekend wonders

these are a few of my favorite things...which was the theme of my weekend. 

enjoyed that 22oz of lagunitas goodness for $5 at canal street

my favorite chorizo tacos from el puente after a morning of hitting the slopes

similar looking (but not the same, i swear!) breakfast at honey's with good people

a little shakedown time at milkboy with great big house

hope yours was full of lots of favorites too!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

lu is two!

[image via mama mel]
..months old that is. is it weird i am posting pics of someone else's baby?! wait, nope, don't care. 
how radical is luella reed linder? she has stolen my heart and she is wearing her jerry garcia onesie from aunt christin; not that it has anything to do with this post...i might just be really flattered and excited, that's all.
here's to you lu! you are the eyes of the world.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

tune in tuesday

oh boy, it's your lucky (tues)day! for ten years, six high school girlfriends and i have been making cd's and sharing dinner between christmas and the new year. it started out as a way to keep in touch and to get new tunes - see what people were digging from the year in review. it turned into a tradition and a way to recap our life events over the year through songs. so here's my big TEN YEAR edition - i know, holy crap!
maybe i'll go back in time and post some of the other playlists (i still love every single one of them) but for now, enjoy my 2012.

Monday, January 7, 2013

weekend wonders

okay, so no, i did not actually see mila kunis eating pizza. (although that would pretty much make my life.) this simply represents my entire weekend of me eating pizza. pizza i made, pizza that was ordered, pizza that was made by all started thursday night and i wish it would never end!

so that was my weekend, pizza (and blue skies).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

to resolve or not to resolve?

that is the question.  

since i believe that each day you should get up and try and do better than the day before, i'm not much for once a year resolutions. but there's something to be said for checking in with yourself and making sure you're on the right track. so let's do this.

2012 was big year for me in many ways. i found strength in myself i didn't know existed and courage and clarity that produced the biggest growth spurt i've ever experienced mentally, spiritually and physically but most of all, i'd say 2012 is the year that i fell in love with myself. not in i'm a "hot shit" kind of way, but rather in a gentle, graceful and grateful kind of way.
i dig me. 

and you've got to if you want a fighting chance in hell at an amazing life.

so, in a ode to phoebe's 2012 recap (which i just love and think is so poignant) here's the scoop:

i lost myself, i found myself. i ran more miles than i ever have, or thought i could, in my life. i got hurt. i experienced the darkest of darkness and the brightest of brightness. i truly realized the unconditional love my parents have for me. i kicked ass and jumped in; started personal side projects that were always just constructed of talk and met amazing people who want to do amazing things. i healed. saw the love of true friendships shine through and pick me up. i moved, i accepted i'm a size 6 not a 12, i got rid of my old clothes. i decided my heart isn't a doormat & my kindness is not someone else’s blank check. 
i forgave. i grew. i found a deeper sense of gratitude than ever before. 
i found time for me, decided i'm worth it. i am crazy blessed with a good life and believe things will only get better.

and to quote my new year's eve at frogholler, "2013 muthafuckers".

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

comfort and joy

the cutest kids at christmas, maybe, ever

punchbowl cookie perfection

magical christmas eve snow shower

custom cufflinks for a big christmas surprise

fire engine red cruiser bike for an even bigger christmas surprise

burning of the bayberry candles for goodluck

middle road magic

christmas mouse and family enjoying their first snow shower

hoping your holidays were happy and bright!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013