Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lazy Sunday

Today has been spent outside reading, working in the yard a little and generally just enjoying the spring. I forgot how much I like this kind of weather. Not to hot or too cold. I sound a bit like Goldilocks there.

I also discovered spring brings spiders. I do not like this. Spiders freak me out to no end. I have to scream and run and let the boy deal with them. Oh, well. At least he's willing to do it. I also discovered a centipede in the yard today. It was such a neat looking little creature. I should have snapped a pic!
Shorts: New York and Company, Shirt: LOFT, Shoes: Target

I love mixing darker colors with bright colors. I always feel like I can't be bright all over, so I like to tone down the bright with dark. Plus I love how the black top makes the green of these shorts really pop! That's my favorite way to really show off the color of a particular item of clothing. Pair it with something darker to make it stand out. I actually have a few pairs of shorts that are bright like this and I almost always wear them with black. It is interesting to find such patterns in the way that you dress.
These days no post is complete without Luna!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Date Night

The warm weather continues! Ahhh, it is so nice here. I finally get to use all the warm weather clothes I bought in the fall when they were all on sale. This dress is one of those items. I bought it from Modcloth on sale in the fall since I knew it would be a great dress once spring and summer finally arrived. I try not to do that too much, buy out of season. There are just some items that are hard to turn into winter items and when I buy something, I really want to wear it right away!
Dress: Modcloth, Shoes: Seychelles via, Necklace: Gift, Dog toy: PetsMart
Even though it's my date night with the boy, Luna always needs to be in the picture! It's okay since she's so cute. 
The details on the back of this dress are really wonderful!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Warmer Weather

Hey dear readers! I'm sure many of you are wondering how it is even possible that I am wearing a dress right now! Well it seems spring has arrived around here and almost even skipped to summer. The winter here on the West Coast has been short and dry. The short part I don't mind, but we really need some moisture. Send us your snow! We'd really be okay with that. Alas, it seems another year of drought is headed our way.

Today it was warm enough to wear a dress and sandles! Admittedly I did wear a sweater most of the day with this outfit though. We have daffodils and toads croaking and buds blooming. It is nice to be able to finally break out the spring clothes all the way. Hopefully this weather will stay so I don't have to keep switching back to tights and sweaters.
Dress:, Shoes: DSW, Necklace: Gift

Luna the dog is enjoying the warm weather as well. She lays in the sun most of the day and tried to figure out where our little toad seems to be. I'm glad she hasn't found him.
Luna is giving me a strange look!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Reno, NV has the lovely Truckee River running straight through the downtown area. IT makes it one of the most interesting places in all the city since you can hear the lovely sounds of running water, see the icy waters in winter and see kids and adults splashing in the water in summer. It is a gathering place and a lovely place to sit on a sunny afternoon no matter the season. Although Reno's downtown area may not be the nicest area in the city, it has starting to become a rather new and nifty place. There are new restuarants, plays, concerts and hotels along with activities throughout the year. (i.e. Santa Crawl. Too many people for me, but still a fun event.  Santa Crawl! ).

When I was in college I found myself downtown often. It was a neat place to be with cute coffee shops and a few funky little stores. It is nice to see that it is being revitalized! Plus the city is getting a Tesla Gigafactory which is bringing major jobs to the area. Woohoo!!!!
 The downtown ducks at the river!
 Jeans and top: Loft, Cardigan: Old Navy, Shoes: Target ( a few years ago), Headband: ?

 The Boy took these pictures of me by the river. It was a pretty nice day and we were on the hunt for records. There is a cute little record store right on the river. 
The only sad thing I notice when looking at these pictures is the severe lack of water. I know it may look normal, but with the last few years being so dry the water level is significantly lower than normal. Here is to hoping for snow and rain. We need it!
The Boy hanging out with me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A weekend hike

I love to be out in nature. I have had a few health problems in the recent past that have made it more difficult for me to do too much activity, but I am finally starting to feel better. Thanks Yoga! My flexibility is almost back. Anyways, our close proximity to the mountains and fair weather recently have lead to some pretty great hiking opportunities. This is one I had been meaning to do for a while. The trail is called Silver Saddle ranch Dead Truck Trail. It leads up to the top of a hill and provides and excellent view of the entire little city I live in. It truly is worth it to hike!
 The view of the ranch while hiking the trail. This was the easy part!
 Twisted winter bush. Though, to be honest, living in a dry climate, they pretty much look like this all year long. Ha.
I had to take a break to get water and empty my shoes.
We found the dead truck the trail was named after. It had clearly been there for a bit. Side note: I really enjoy pieces of history like this. Abandoned pieces of human life. Trucks, buildings, even whole towns. It is so interesting to me to see how people forgot or left these items, so nature took over and has tried to take it back. So neat! 
The boy at the abandoned truck, 
Inside the truck. The dirt and rocks have taken over. 

Finally, the view worth hiking for. This is a view of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Carson Valley area. 
I love snow covered mountains!
Here is the view of our little city from the top of the hill. We did it and got an amazing reward!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year

May your 2015 be filled with adventures! (Picture of Lake Tahoe in Summer)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wine Tasting in Winter

This weekend the family and a few family friends decided to go wine tasting to celebrate us all being together and such for the holidays! It was such a fun adventure. Northern California is chalk full of amazing places and Amador County is where we had our adventure this time. Their wineries are amazing and just starting to break out onto the wine scene to make it big (okay, I may have read that somewhere). Enjoy the view and the nice weather!
View from one of the wineries. Those are the Sierra Nevada mountains in the back...and yes! there is snow!
How to make wine corks from the cork tree.

Shirt: Macy's, (unseen pieces) Skirt: Macys, Tights: Gifts, Shoes: DSW, Necklace: Gift

It is always nice to gt away and out of town even in winter when all you want to do is curl up! I hope you all take adventures in the winter.