Friday Musings

Friday’s don’t quite have the same feeling now in parenthood- the weekend is still a labor of love to keep a tiny human happy and functioning.  But this Friday, I’m excited.  Excited for the weekend because we have a little overlanding day trip planned tomorrow in the Cement Runner and we’re meeting friends for dinner tonight at a food truck rally (my favorite!).  And also because I’m starting the day with cuddles from my baby, quiet time, and coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee! 

So with that excitement, I have some other news that made my heart happy- our little blog was featured on BuzzBuzzHome’s website in an article about Nursery Decor!  I can’t believe I didn’t notice it sooner, as the article was written in January- eep!

Some other fun things on the horizon:

Time with extended family

Shakespeare Festival

Fall Capsule Wardrobe planning (yes, that’s exciting to me!) – I’m getting Lucy’s wardrobe on board this next season as well, so be ready for a post on a toddler’s fall capsule!  I’m just sick of her stuffed dresser drawers and closet- her wardrobe definitely needs streamlining.  

Birthdays!  

…and to top it off, I think I’m going to make an Anthropologie run today to order my birthday present!  Then reward Lucy with pool time.  Fri-Yay! 

I hope everyone else’s Friday and weekend is as amazing (or even more amazing?  Your call!) 

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1st Edition: Explore Boise


This morning, Chase had a meeting downtown and since it was my day off from work, Lucy and I tagged along for the ride. Or maybe I should say we tagged along for the walk because that is just what we did! We parked on one end of the city and just walked and walked and walked. It was crisp out but sunny and the blooms downtown this time of year are just phenomenal!
First, we made our way to West Elm. I love getting inspiration from their store, as the aesthetic there is very in line with my interior design style. Then we took a long detour to get to Piece Unique, one of my favorite downtown boutiques. After making a wishlist a mile long (not really but I did spy some amazing shoes there!) we headed to Trader Joe’s.  T-Joe’s has some pretty awesome flowers, and Lou and I felt in the mood to check out some pretty blooms.  And once again, we took the long way to get there. The long way, meaning we would walk a few blocks then turn and go a few blocks in a different direction and we kept doing that until we made it to our destination. Taking the long way, I have found, is really helpful in learning the city. I passed so many little hole in the wall places that I would have never known about! Not to mention, I got a good amount of steps in which is pretty necessary since my job went from running around a store all day to sitting at a desk. Now my days off have to include serious activity!
After Chase got out of his meeting, we went to Bleubird for lunch. It is one of our favorite lunch spots downtown, as they have unique sandwiches and salads that will knock your socks off. And their homemade sodas are legit!
Downtown Boise is just such a magical place to explore. It has the perfect mix of history and new growth, all while keeping a certain charm. I am so happy I get to claim this city as my home! I’m excited to share more of all the fun little treasures we find in the city, so this will be the first edition of an Explore Boise post. Stay tuned for more!

Eat:
Bleubird 
224 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-1055

Shop:
Piece Unique & Shoez 
205 N 10th St, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 387-0250

Trader Joe’s
300 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 336-7282

West Elm Boise
824 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702
(208) 342-0163

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Picnic in the Park

Springtime weather is the weirdest.  It can be 60s and sunny one day and snowing the next.  So when it is nice, you must take advantage!  Last Saturday was one of those good days that just had to be spent outside.  It was sunny and gorgeous!  A group of our friends with kiddos all met in the park for a BBQ- the adults had fun and the littles got lots of energy out so it was a win-win! 

We went to Settler’s Park in Meridian, and it is a beautiful new park with playsets, a splash pad, multiple picnic shelters, the list goes on.  It’s pretty great! Our area has some amazing parks, which I’m very thankful for.  Lou has become obsessed with being outside, so I expect we will be frequenting the parks a lot this summer! 

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