The First Snow

There’s something so magical about the first snow of Winter. The cleansing white blanket covering any imperfection. The stillness and peacefulness of the quiet flakes falling. Even lack of sleep and a nasty lingering cold can be forgotten.

We had a rough night (to put it mildly) with a sick kid so were sleeping in this morning and thought we’d get the baby a little extra rest with a slow morning. But there’s something about the first snow for a little one- there’s no keeping them from it. The pure joy just from simply eating snow is contagious and makes us all, adults included, stop and enjoy the simple moments.

Needless to say, our slow morning was filled with fresh air. We did get a little extra sleep than we normally would on a Sunday morning but we also made some memories in the snow. We built an Olaf, complete with a carrot nose, then Lucy jumped on him as if he was a pile of Fall leaves. I’d like to think all the snow eating and activity will be like medicine for little Lulu’s cold!

Lucy’s jacket can be found here.

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Curious Finds & Life Lately

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Life lately:

+ I’ve been wearing this sweater from Everlane (above) on repeat these days- it’s the perfect cropped fit for layering over dresses and blouses. The brand sources ethically and I love the clean shapes of their garments!

+ This Balsam & Fir candle (above, from 36th Street Garden Center) is burning daily, and it’s plaid container is so cute.

+ I’m attempting to get Christmas cards (shown in photo) out in the next week, which feels pretty good since usually by Valentine’s Day I bag the whole idea to send my cards!

Curious Finds:

+ Instagram has been losing its appeal to me these days- one of the creators of the app speaks her mind here of the dark side to the fun time waster. | Washington Post

+ I’ve been ordering my groceries regularly for months now using ClickList through our local Fred Meyers. I’ve always hated grocery shopping so it’s worth every penny of the $5 fee in my mind to have someone else do it. I loved reading this article about outsourcing things and why sometimes it is worth it. | The Lifestyle Files

+ Tiny living with a family? Yes please! Whitney’s 400 sq ft house in SoCal is so inspiring to me- I love that style isn’t compromised by scale. | Joie

+ This article took so much weight off my chest of the expectation to get Lucy into her own bed. (Yes, she still sleeps in between Chase and I and her snuggles are the best thing EVER.) | Huffpost

+ Jessie, a designer, traveled to give a Ted Talk and just packed her undies for the week long trip! Once she landed, she outfitted herself in local thrift shops with a small budget. I want to thrift with her! Watch her Talk to see her week of outfits. | Ted

+ I’ve become very protecting of not letting Lucy watch kid’s videos on YouTube anymore! Here’s why.  | Ted

+ Sherry of Young House Love has a minimal wardrobe! Read about it here. | Young House Love

Have a great weekend!

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A Guide to the Best Lunch Spots in Boise, Idaho

boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

1. Lemon Tree Co.  224 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702 Get the big cheese! I’m always a fan of adult grilled cheese sandwiches and this one wins with its cherry preserves to add the right amount of sweet and tart.

boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

2. Tasso  401 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702 When asked what the favorite on the menu was, I was promptly told, “Country Devil!” almost before I could even finish asking. And I now understand the enthusiam behind the answer- just go try it.
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3. Zeppole Baking Co  215 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702 I’m not one to go out of my way to eat a vegetarian sandwich, but Zeppole’s Roasted Red Peppers, Provolone Cheese, Feta Cheese, Black Olives & Spinach sandwich is so tasty that it doesn’t need any meat. The roasted red peppers add the perfect amount of savory. (I’ve also eaten their non-vegetarian options and haven’t been disappointed, just fyi.)

4. Alia’s Coffeehouse 908 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702 If a bagel sandwich sounds good, this is where to go.

5. Calle 75 Street Tacos  110 N 11th St, Boise, ID 83702 When soup, sandwiches, or salads don’t sound appetizing, stop by Calle 75 for the best burrito of your life. The Green Pig is the way to go- and try some chips and guac while you’re there!

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boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

6. Zee’s Rooftop  250 S 5th St #900, Boise, ID 83702 The view of the city is the BEST from this spot! And the food won’t disappoint.

7. The Funky Taco 801 W Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702  Another great option for tacos downtown, especially if you’re looking for off the wall pairings.  Their tacos don’t only taste amazing but look beautiful!  Oh, and the beer cheese queso?  LEGIT.

boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

boise idaho, lunch, dining, travel

8. Txikiteo 1401 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702 If you’re in the mood to branch out and try some Basque cuisine for lunch, Txikiteo has some great small plate options.  Or just try a cheese board- so good!

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