well friends, it’s been a while. *checks calendar*
yep, almost a year! I’m sitting in a new apartment, and hey, if you’re keeping track, this is our fifteenth move since 2009! this one, though, is finally starting to feel like home. we overlook the lake and a bunch of green–the effect of which cannot be underestimated.
as an added bonus, every night we get a sunset show
b r e a t h t a k i n g
we’ve done a lot of downsizing, purging of things along the way (remember we lived in our car for a year) so over the past two years, we’ve been slowly adding things, with the thought that eventually we may be living a back on the road in a van or an RV. (a girl can dream) so, with that in mind our choices have been focused on function and design; less impulse buys.
living with less is generally a great way to exist anyway (Marie Kondo I was on to this way before your cute little netflix gig) the absense of clutter helps me focus; there’s less to clean, it’s brighter!
I’ll be doing a full post on the design / things I made or bought for the apartment within the next few weeks.
oh i almost forgot! we have a new family member:
introducing grace ff hopper, her name in honor of the first female pioneer of computer programming and a legend. our hopper enjoys naps, chasing her favorite crumpled up target receipt around the living room and chirping at the birds that land on our balcony railing. she has her own instagram account that she’s not very good at updating, and has recently been trained to walk on a leash and sleep in a crate overnight (!!) I’m obsessed and my entire camera roll is now cat photos. be prepared.
if it’s sunshine-y where you are, get out and enjoy it; and here’s a smoothie recipe I just whipped up this morning:
maple banana walnut smoothie:
8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (I use SoDelicious)
1/8 cup unsweetened greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen organic pineapple
1/4 cup organic walnuts
1 tsp. real maple syrup (my syrup of choice is Crown Maple)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
starting with coconut milk, add all ingredients, in order, to blender or nutribullet and blend until smooth.
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