Friday, April 22, 2011

friday finds : nekter!

didn't get a chance to hit up any estate sales this morn, but we did however find our new favorite acai bowl place:: nekter juice bar!! we had been wanting to try it out for awhile {since it's only a bike ride away} and finally had the chance today..... and let me tell you - it was amazing!! worth every dollar!!

the husband and i both ordered their "'grenie bowl" which has acai, kale, spinach, banana, blueberries, topped w/yummy granola and berries. mmm! p.s. the portions are huge, so i will be enjoying the second half of my bowl tomorrow morn. :)

oh, and they have a slew of GF treats in their pastry case - chocolate macaroons, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter pie, key lime pie, donut holes... yep, all GF! most of the stuff is vegan too, if you're into that. :)

if you're in the neighborhood, check it out... you won't regret it!!


good friday

"for God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
{john 3:17}

i absolutely love that verse... condemnation never ever comes from Jesus - He loves all and desires to save all. what a gracious God! He came, He lived and led by example, He died a torturous death for our disgusting sins, He rose from the dead, and has been preparing/designing/building a place for us to call home ever since. seriously, what a gracious God.

i'm pumped on that truth. hope you are too....

it is a good friday, isn't it? :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

monday pick-me-up: bryan adams

i decided to kill two posts with one stone and combine my friday finds {which was actually a saturday find} and monday pick-me-up because my find has seriously made my week!!
when i showed up on the last day of an anaheim estate sale, i had zero expectations because this place had been practically cleared out. i took a gander through the house and found 3 boxes of records... so i started flipping through the old LPs and to my utter astonishment and excitement, there lay a bryan adams record. for those of you that don't know {which is probably most if not all} - i have always looooved bryan adams. and i am not ashamed. he's awesome. everything i do, i do it for you? heaven? summer of '69? please! he's awesome. aaaand since it was the final day, everything was half off! so, i purchased the record for $.50! woohoo!

happy monday :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

friday finds!

ok, i didn't actually find anything today... i didn't get to treasure hunt this morning because i had to be at work at 7am. it has been a loooong day.
so excited for sleep tonight and estate sale-ing tomorrow.
stay tuned. :)
happy friday <3

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

stop motion amazingness!!

this lego stop motion video is awwwwesome!!! watch'll love it... and you'll thank me later. :)

p.s. this was created by a couple of kids - seriously, how creative/talented are they?! super jealous.

good night!

Monday, April 11, 2011

monday pick-me-up: feeling french!

for some reason, the french culture has always inspired me and usually helps me get out of my creative lulls... so for today's pick-me-up, i thought i would share a few of my favorite frenchy fixes to fuel some inspiration for the week - 

1} nothing transports me quicker than the lovely sounds of carla bruni
2} this is my favorite candle and just so happens to have a french name :) - caprice de la mode
3} soft, breezy scarves always make me think of the french & this one is insanely inexpensive but feels super luxurious {$4.50 @ forever 21}
4} observing art is always a good pick-me-up and i especially love the work of french artist, edgar degas
5} a good cup of espresso {love this stovetop espresso maker!} paired with a chocolate croissant always reminds me of those quaint french cafes... 
6} i absolutely adore the work of french photog, robert doisneau... doesn't he just capture the essence of romantic paris? 
7} and how could i not include julia child's amazing french cookbook?! she has been a culinary inspiration to me since i was in high school- when my sister and i would watch her tv show on the weekdays and try to get as many cooking/baking tips as we could!
8} but if you'd rather just watch someone else cook up those amazing french recipes, then i suggest watching julie & julia - so many great elements set in the heart of today's destination :)

happy monday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

friday finds : vintage goodies!

had an impromptu day off today {woo hoo!!} so the husband and i ventured over to garden grove for an estate sale and i'm so glad we did - it was a treasure trove! i wanted to buy the whole place up but the husband reigned in my vintage-hungry-eyes and i ended up walking away with a couple of boxes of vintage christmas ornaments and these travel inspiring envelopes... they reminded me of a letter i once got from some friends in france {except it said "par avion"} so these immediately conjured up lovely thoughts of france and international travel - i had to get them! best dollar i've spent all month. :)

happy friday to all! :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

monday pick-me-up: movie recs

the husband and i were both home sick yesterday - so we both camped out on the couch in our sweats and decided to watch a couple of our faves:

....great characters, doubly great music, iconic elements - a restaurant in the heart of paris and, let's be honest, we've all wanted to travel through time in that awesome delorean - and seriously fun stories. love it!

if you're needing a pick-me-up, i highly recommend watching either (or both!) of these movies tonight. i'm sure you've already seen these but they are so good even the tenth time around. :)