Monday, May 2, 2011

Annapolis Croquet 2011

It happened, we were there, see the photos here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DC Weekends

These photos are two weeks old now but it was such a fun weekend that I can't let them just sit in a folder somewhere. We visit Capitol Hill quite a bit now, and it makes for a pretty convenient home base for fun activities such as the beautiful Eastern Market and rallies!

We've actually been to the Eastern Market a few weekends in a row - and since we have our CSA we're usually all stocked up on produce so it's kind of torture to pass this stuff up. We do take advantage of the wonderful cheese booth (we got limburger to try for the first time and it smells like death but if you plug your nose it's delicious) and a great artisan meat booth (we picked up sage and white wine flavored rabbit sausages that were amazing).

We headed in to DC super early to beat the rally crowds and we were so glad that we did. The city was just a zoo. Yay fall.

We keep getting ornamental squash like these in our CSA, they now cover half of our dining room table because we don't really have room for extra ornaments in our apt. I'm considering the time consuming task of cutting them up, tiny as they are, and cooking them because it's getting absurd but I don't want to just throw them away.
After crepes and coffee at the market we joined the stream of people headed down to Colbert/Stewart Rally to Restore Fear and/or Sanity.

I don't really like to talk politics since it seems to bring out the uncivilized side of people and this was a rally for people like me. It was humorous, and just the right kind of serious - acknowledging that we can all have our own strong opinions and still truly be nice to each other and have a discussion - no need for the biting sarcasm and extreme partisanship and complete ineffectualness that characterizes the two political parties. It was an inspiring afternoon for me and a wonderful event to be a part of. My brother phrased it well when he saw the photos, "It’s fascinating to examine my gut reaction to any photo where someone is waving a sign – instantly defensive – and then to read the signs and have that feeling unknot." And I'm already feeling more politically vulnerable than I like with just those few sentences so I'll leave the rest of the rally description to the photos (If you don't like politics either, even ones advocating moderation, then scroll all the way to the bottom for a glimpse of the Tooth Fairy).

The day after the rally was Halloween and we got completely cuted out with all the kids and their sweet costumes at a party on the Eastern Shore. This was the only photo I snagged before dark, the prettiest little Tooth Fairy I've ever seen.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Fashion - Day 6

Today we're headed to DC for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear - it should be quite interesting, no one knows what to expect other than a lot of people. We'll probably stay the night there at my sister's house on Capitol Hill so I think this is my last day of fashion week. It's been so fun meeting all the other fashionistas and remembering what I have in my closet. Until next time!
Shirt: James Perse thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Pants: Hand-me-down from friend
Boots: Ruche
And Kelly's last day of vintage fashion at my other blog.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Fashion - Day 5

I'm telling you it's been really hot this week. I picked up spiced apple cider and cinnamon cheese and a pear tart to have a cozy fall evening the other night and I had to sit in front of the air conditioner just to drink the hot cider.
Shirt: Forever21
Belt: Forever21
Skirt: Thrifted
Cowboy boots: Thrifted
Check out the hub of fashion week here and more fashion at my other blog here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Fashion - Day 4

Everyone else in this fun carnival is getting to wear all sorts of snuggly layers and tights and we've been hit by a heat wave out here. Like muggy if I walk ten feet I'm sweating heat. Even this outfit was almost too much for this weather.
Shirt: A dress from H&M
Belt: Forever21
Skirt: Thrifted
Oxfords: Forever21
Earrings: H&M clearance

More fashion at Emery Jo's blog, and my other blog.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Fashion - Day 3

Today is rainy and dreary (but rather hot) and I'll spend it at work and then cozy at home reading Ulysses for class tomorrow. For all of you who have left sweet comments about my chandelier - it was very easy to make. I bought an old gold chandelier on Craigslist for $10, spray painted it black and had some nice guys at a light store tell us how to convert it into a plug-in light with about $10 worth of parts. Cheaper than buying a lamp!

T-Shirt: James Perse, thrifted
Cardigan: Charlotte Russe, thrifted
Belt: On loan from Axon who couldn't use it for a while
Skirt: J.Crew, thrifted
Boots: Ruche

Check out all the fashion week participants at Emery Jo's blog, and if you want more Annapolis fashion Kelly's rocking it at my other blog.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Fashion - Day 2 - Date Night!

I'm not too sure how my husband will feel about this shirt. I'm not too sure how I feel about it - it's a risk for sure. But I've been trying to take more of those lately and when I saw this little number at Goodwill I figured I'd give it a try. At Urban Outfitters this type of thing sells for $70, at Goodwill it was $5. The great thing about it is that I can keep my ID, chapstick and an extra sweater in the sleeves, that's handy since I don't have a matching 80's vintage sequin purse.
Tonight we get to secret shop a local restaurant - we sneakily keep track of how long we wait for appetizers and how nice our server is, and get our meal paid for! I've never done that before, I'm a little worried that we'll be paying so much attention to remembering the temperature of the food we won't enjoy a free date, but we'll see!

Shirt: Passports Pier1 from Goodwill
Skirt: GAP from Goodwill
Shoes: ?? from Buffalo Exchange in college

Check out all of the lovely participants at Emery Jo's blog and Kelly's daily fashion at my other blog!