Lately Around here

This weekend felt like a week.  You know those kind?  They feel so loooonnnngggg and relaxing?  I don’t know if it was because of the rainy weather on Friday that set the stage to just chill out or if it was because I had 3 days off in a row with some of my favorite people, but it was an awesome time of rest and relaxation.

See those big smiles?  That’s me and my sister Liv, and we’re smiling because we know what’s ahead of us for the holiday weekend–lots of hanging out, laughing and eating delicious food.

Me + Liv

To start us off, Chris cooked an amazing Paiea feast.  This prep area was pretty impressive in my book–I wouldn’t even know where to begin to know how to do this.

The Paiea Feast

The next day for round two, we had lobsters at Chris’s parent’s house.  I want to be a lobster person, really I do.  I want to be someone that squeals with happiness when it’s on the menu, but…. I’m not.  Even still, it was pretty great to watch everyone go to town on them and enjoy every buttery-dripped moment.

Lobster Fest

Chris + I among the eating frenzy.

Me + Chris

My dad looking dapper…

Me + Dad

Sunday, I took a break from the eating marathon and sat down to paint for the first time in the new house.  I missed it so much and it felt so good to get back in the groove–I love, love, love my new studio (aka the back bedroom).  It’s a dream come true to have the space to explore and get lost in colors again.

studio shot

Link Love

Some of my favorite links around the web this week:

Here are some great tips on how to be the boss of your inbox.  I’m totally guilty of number 1.

Busy vs. productive.  Which one are you?

Here’s an interesting concept for Spotify users: The Long Tail creates play lists of the least played songs of your favorite artists.  It’s a great way to mix up your play list.

I am so fascinated by tiny houses and now I can see them all over the country!

An ode to you, the artist who dances on the edge.

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