Tuesday, June 11, 2013
But really, none of that matters as much as these bookshelves. This is what started it all, and this is what makes me the happiest. I've wanted floor-to-ceiling, built-in type bookshelves ever since we bought this house. It's been sad to have my entire book collection double stacked onto my old college bookshelves all this time.
My neighbor Chris wins the award for neighbor-of-the-year for all the help and support he offered us during this project.
We were inspired by this website, and followed the Billy Bookshelves Hack pretty closely. Amazing how well that worked and how much money we saved!
Festival season is underway! I am absolutely never happier than when I'm at a music festival, surrounded by family and friends, tents, nature, music around every corner, and like-minded festivarians. I never get tired of it. But this is sure to be our best festival season yet. Because we have the SCAMP with us!!!!
The Scamp has changed our festival lives. Setup and takedown are a piece of cake. We sleep well in a dry, quiet, warm place. It's cute and fun, and attracts lots of visitors in the campground. I'll continue to wax poetic about my love for our little scamp throughout the summer season. But for now...I'll just say that it's making me beyond happy.
We had visitors join us throughout the weekend. My parents were able to spend the day with us on Friday, and our closest friends came to the festival on Saturday and Sunday with baby Grayson!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
We definitely ended this spring's house concert series on a high note. It was our first repeat performance, and it was by far the biggest crowd we've had yet, at nearly 80 people.
Finnders & Youngberg was one of my favorites, and was the favorite of many of our attendees. I always knew that if we had any repeat performers, it would be this band. They are SO talented, so charming and engaging, and the songwriting in this band is some of the best in the business.
Monday, June 3, 2013
But soon Haley found us, and we jumped on the T to work our way to the house she shares with her husband-to-be, Greg.
Sofra. The most deliciously perfect little breakfast/lunch.
Then we picked up our cousin Emily, and a couple other friends, and we were on our way to New Hampshire. The rest of the weekend consisted of lots of visiting with a group of really cool women (about 20 in total), lots of good food, fresh air, drinks, games, laughing, fireplaces, and lots of restful time around the beautiful cabin we were staying in. Just lovely.