Friday, March 21, 2014

5 Fave Friday

5. If only these really existed.
Thank you Katherine for sending me the link!

4. I like this coat.

3. Have I posted about these before? Either way, I need them!

2. One thing that I have become really bad at with blogging is visiting other blogs. I used to read so many and now there are maybe three I visit on a semi-regular basis. I am missing out. My blog crush this week is definitely Midge. Twin Peaks lover, awesome hair, cute clothes. Oh, and a pretty kick ass name.

1. The A Beautiful Mess Actions are really pretty. I am usually too lazy to play around with actions and figure out what looks best so I don't use them much but if I did use them a lot I would totally get these.

Ah, Friday. One week from today Ivan will be going to Seattle for work and Milo and I will be joining him. I am really excited for a little trip to change things up a bit. Being a stay at home Mom is completely awesome and I absolutely love it but everyday can start to feel kind of like a repeat of the day before. That's not really a big problem because it is a pretty fun day to have on repeat but I look forward to little changes in routine a lot. I am excited to explore Seattle so please send me some recommendations if you have them!

For one more week I'm right here though, hoping that the weather warms up a bit more. Or at least hoping that we don't get another snow storm.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that today Milo is 9 months old. That is kind of blowing my mind.

Have a great Friday!

♥elycia

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26 comments:

  1. I just pinned that coat, I think I'm gonna attempt to sew it up sometime this summer. It's so darling!

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    1. Oh nice! My very favourite coat is one I sewed myself in high school. It needs a few repairs at the moment but it was a really fun project.

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  2. Aw thanks for the shoutout, dear! Hope your weekend with your family is lovley :) Also, those ABM actions are worth every penny, I love them.

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    1. Oh I believe they are worth it! They look really great.

      Thanks, you too!

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  3. If you like games, Mox Cafe (http://www.cafemox.com/) is a cool bar/restaurant where you can rent games from the game shop next door for free while you eat! They have pretty much any game imaginable and will give you suggestions if you get stumped. It can get packed at night, however, as a warning.

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    1. That sounds really cool! Thank you so much for the recommendation.

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  4. My fiance and I got engaged in Seattle! We would highly recommend The Chocolate Box - we did a hot chocolate tour of Seattle there and our tour guide Larry is one of the best, most interesting guys we had the pleasure of hanging out with! Of course we enjoyed Pike Place Market, and I liked doing a market tour, the aquarium was fun and is great for the littles, and the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and EMP is a must for the nerdy types! Love it!

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    1. I will mark those things down, thank you Kaitlyn!

      That's so special that you got engaged there!!

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  5. Love that coat as well! And happy 9 months Milo!!

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    1. Thank you! He is celebrating by being much grouchier than normal.

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  6. I have been reading your blog for awhile but never commented until now. I grew up in Seattle! My recommendations would be: a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island and back (catch it on the waterfront- best views of the city coming back), The sculpture garden and pike place market for site seeing. For eating: cafe flora and plum cafe (both vegetarian/vegan). For drinking: vivace coffee and remedy teas. They're all around capitol hill which is a super fun neighborhood to walk around. Have fun!

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    1. Well, thank you for commenting with such good info, I appreciate it! The ferry ride sounds really great. Actually all of your suggestions sound great. I am really excited to go!

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    2. Oh my gosh, I had to reply to your comment again because I just checked out your vintage shop and it is bonkers! Soooo beautiful!!!

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    3. I don't know why I didn't see your comments back until now but thank you for the compliment on my shop and so nice to see all your wonderful photos of Seattle. Looks like you had the best time! :)

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  7. I live in Seattle. Gasworks Park, Volunteer Park with it art museum and conservatory of flowers (both cheap), the Freemont Troll, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, the sculpture park at the base of the Needle, Discovery Park, Pikes Place Market and the gum Wall (eww, nut neat), Frye Museum and Burke Museum. Those are just a few. It's a great city!

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you for all the ideas! I am the worst planner so this is really so helpful.

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  8. Dang, I'm bummed the Twin Peaks action figures aren't real- they are perfect!
    My husband and I only are about to move out of Seattle but we've loved living here for the past 7 years. I second the higher up suggestion for Cafe Flora and Plum Bistro (also the Plum Cafe in the Seattle Center right by the Pacific Science Center)! If you make it up to Flora, it's right across the street from the arboretum which is beautiful to walk thru in the spring. Pike Place Market for: vegan baked goods at Cinnamon Works, the freshest produce at Frank's, and the gum wall! If you can get down to the Georgetown neighborhood, talk to Larry at the Fantagraphics comic shop which shares space with Georgetown Records- he's my favorite person in the city. Oh, and if you can drive a little out of town, you can visit North Bend where the real Double R Diner from Twin Peaks is! It's a wonderful time of year to visit- hope you have a great time. :)

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    1. We absolutely need to visit the Double R Diner!! I hadn't looked yet if any Twin Peaks landmarks were nearby so thank you!!!!!

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  9. Glad you enjoyed the Twin Peaks / Lynch link. None of my real life friends are fans, so I thought of you when I saw that.

    Even though you just had a comment from a Seattle resident, I wanted to throw in my two cents. We went there as a family two summers ago and had a ton of fun. Pike Street Press is loaded with beautiful art and letterpress goods. I went nuts buying postcards there. Also, at the aquarium, Milo can touch sea animals like sea stars. At the zoo, he could feed elephants and giraffes. My four year old STILL talks about how a giraffe licked her hand, so safe to say it was a hit. Have a great trip!

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    1. Awww! How sweet! Thank you for the idea!

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  10. Omg I love Seattle, I hope to live or live near it some day! If you love crepes, try Crepe De France, its in Pike Place. They make it with fresh ingredients:). Tap house Grill is delish and a cool place to eat too! Long Provincial is a yummy Vietnamese restaurant... The underground tour is fun and interesting to see also. (All in downtown). Yes, the ferry to Bainbridge is great and a cheap ride! Have fun!

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    1. Ohhh, underground tour! That sounds cool. Thank you!

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  11. An old friend of mine did that Mulholland Drive painting on the David Lynch post, so neat!

    I don't get down to Seattle much so I don't have much advice to offer on that front, and there is plenty to check out within city limits. BUT, if you guys end up feeling adventurous and/or want to get out of the city traffic and see some pretty countryside (as well as the best, easy birdwatching you could ask for--hawks, eagles, and owls galore) I do work in a very cool, very small town about an hour north of Seattle named Edison (listed as Bow on some maps). It would only be worth checking out on the weekend cause otherwise half the stores/eateries are closed, but it's a super sweet place. Its literally like one corner with several galleries (lucky dumpster is one I guarantee you you would love based on your friday favs history, and I work just across the street at Shop Curator which is a very unique and interesting place) some specialty foodstuff stores, and a majorly delicious little cafe called tweets--they usually have a vegan option or two on the menu but can also whip something up special if its a lacking that particular day.

    I actually live even further North up in Bellingham, but realistically there's nothing up here that's worth the drive if you still have all of Seattle to check out. But I couldn't recommend Edison enough, that town is rad and its a lovely way to spend an afternoon if you happen to have one to spare. (Again, weekend afternoon. Otherwise it would be boring as hell haha)

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    1. Coool!

      Thank you so much for that recommendation Stephanie! Edison sounds really cool! We will have two weekends there so we'll see if we see everything we want to in Seattle. Also, an hour is about the maximum amount of time Milo will happily tolerate in the car. Really he prefers 30 min or less...he is not a fan of car travel. Anyways, like I said, it sounds like something we should think about checking out!

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  12. I have lived in/around Seattle most of my life and definitely recommend the zoo. The duck tour (where you ride an amphibious vehicle around the city and then into the lake) is kind of cheesy but a good way to see everything. The views from Gassworks park or Kerry park at night are the best.I remember the children's museum (right under the Space Needle) being really great, The Chihuly garden and glass museum is also right under the Space Needle and amazing . Riding up the Space Needle is not worth the money. I give another vote for Vivace for coffee and highly recommend Toulouse Petit or Pesos (just next door, owned by the same people, and a ten minute walk from the Space Needle) for their brunch happy hour. Pike Place is great, but I used to work there and if you are going to buy produce buy from Socios-one of the very few that's actually 100% local. The original Starbucks is exactly the same as the six others that are within five minutes walking and has a line that is upwards of an hour..and the waterfront is great and walking distance from Pike Place, I recommend Ye Olde Curiosity Shop if you go. And Ballard is a great neighborhood to walk around and have a relaxing lunch. I could go on forever...

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  13. So to add to someone else's comment about taking the ferry, if you take the Bainbridge Island ferry you can head into Poulsbo, WA, which is a great little Scandanavian town. There is a nice green beautiful drive down to Bremerton, where you can see the naval base, take a tour of one of the old decomissioned ships, and take a different ferry back to Seattle. It makes for a nice afternoon of fun. I live in the Kitsap area (near Bremerton) and love it, we have some amazing parks around here. So if you're looking to get away from Seattle for a day head this way across the water!

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