weekend love it

I hope you are enjoying Spring as much as I am! This is a special time of year in Sun Valley because it’s very quiet — no tourists —and it’s the only time of year it’s truly “green.”

Here are some things that I am loving right now:

1. Spring Cleaning. It felt so good to trade in my sweaters and Uggs for sundresses and wedges! With the help of Chase’s dad, Steve, we also buffed out our backyard…You should have seen it before! Nothing’s better than the anticipation of summer BBQs! Colorful flowers and beirut games coming soon…

Parley helping in the yard....we filled five garbage bags with dead leaves and weeds!

Parley helping in the yard….we filled five garbage bags with dead leaves and weeds!

We're lucky that someone planted daffodils, lupine, and columbine in this flower bed

We’re lucky that a former renter planted daffodils, lupine, and columbine in this flower bed

fire pit, beer games, blooms and bbqs coming soon!

fire pit, beer games, blooms and bbqs coming soon!

our sunny, cozy bedroom. cork board art coming soon!

our sunny, cozy bedroom. cork board art coming soon!

summer dresses in every color and a new closet addition (see # 4)

summer dresses in every color and a new closet addition (see # 5)

2. The Absurdity of Idaho Politics. Sometimes I ask myself how I can live here with this kind of thing going on, but then I remember to laugh about it and look around me. No, this is not an SNL skit featuring the cast of Duck Dynasty. Here are some Republican rednecks at their Bible thumping, ranting, very best. Enjoy. This article provides a guide to some true highlights.

3. Young Adult Novel Guilty Pleasures. I delved into the Divergent series while on vacation recently, and they’re really fun, quick reads. Certainly not suitable for book club “higher thinking” (although I do recommend Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife), but fun all the same! Can’t wait to watch the movie when it comes out.

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4. The Anticipation of Game of Thrones and a Sunday Night “Family Dinner.” I started watching GOT in the first season when I was a senior at Oregon with a group of friends. We would cook a group dinner every Sunday and some of my favorite college memories are from those nights. I really could have done without the “Red Wedding” episode, but it’s a tradition still…

Tonight, our former roommate and friend Cody will come over (he’s claiming he’s going to dress up like John Snow….I claim Khaleesi…the dogs will be our dire wolves) to enjoy some beef stroganoff (recipe coming soon) and inevitably some raunchy sex scenes and bloody violence. If you are a GOT fan, definitely check out this Rolling Stone article on author George R.R. Martin. Also, how sexy is Kit Harington…?

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5. A Fun Wardrobe Addition. My favorite local boutique, Sway, has this adorable, comfortable dress from Pink Stitch in all colors of the rainbow. I want every single one…They also have a shorter style — I have my eye on the one with polka dots. Get it from Shop Bop for a cool $84 here. I decided on this pretty gray color (good for blondes) in a size 4. You can dress it up (like the model here) or down — I wore it out to dinner here with some gladiator sandals and a simple necklace.

it was so hard to choose just one!

it was so hard to choose just one!

Have a great week! Cork board crafts and beef stroganoff recipe coming soon…

cheers krista

 

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