With a massive work event taking up much of my time this past week, it was one of basic pleasures and time with family and friends. Here’s a look!
1. Life’s a party, rock your body: Marcel the Shell…”with shoes on” is back, and I couldn’t be happier. This adorable, charming, and oh-so-weird little shell friend is sure to bring a smile to your face with her jokes, asymmetrical body and positive attitude.
2. “B” party: We had a lot to celebrate this weekend — a Husky Beatdown (finally, my Ducks looked like my badass Ducks), the “Brennans to Be” (Chase’s sister and her fiancé), and…the 100th post of the brass blossom! More to come on the party deets soon — here’s a sneak peak!
3. Anorak kissing stags: I found this shower curtain online at Target.com and fell in love. I was thrilled when I found a whole line from Anorak of these kissing stags, and a bunch of other kinds of animals for that matter, especially when my precious parley pup decided to rip two holes in our current (well, former) cotton duvet. Only drawback? Turns out our guest bedroom is super yellow. Whoops. Might be time for a painting project.
4. (Hopefully not always…) a bridesmaid: Chase’s sister, Jenna, asked me to be a bridesmaid in her July wedding this weekend, and it was so sweet and exciting. The “proposal” was all in the packaging with a sugar paper card with a very sweet note and a customized label for one of my favorite bottles of budget wine. Chase will also be a groomsman for his future (only kind of “Japanese”) brother-in-law. Can’t wait for the big brennan wedding, and I’m so excited to be a part of it!
5. “No More Silence”: The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence, a local nonprofit, recently adopted a local campaign that was inspired by the celebrity-supported “No More” campaign. I loved seeing this particular ad featuring my favorite graphic designer that I work with frequently and his adorable daughter, Idabelle.
6. This view: I stopped by my mom’s recently and soaked in this spectacular view. Golden autumn is still upon us!
7. let’s hear it for new york! I am traveling for the week for work. I haven’t been east of Idaho in probably four years…except to go to another country. I love going to cities because it makes me realize (not that I’m not blatantly aware) just how extreme the lack of diversity is in Idaho. Even the flight from SLC to JFK was compelling. Landing at midnight last night in the big city was stunning, with twinkling lights as far as the eye could see. I love my hotel (especially their tagline, “exclusively for everyone”), and catching up with old friends from high school and college is always such a blast. What a wild, noisy, compelling, confusing, humbling and beautiful place!