starting the summer off right

I stopped by the farmers’ market today to pick up our growler of cold-brewed coffee. This is a weekly thing for us now – a jar full of perfectly brewed coffee so that we can make our own iced coffee drinks at home (which is much cheaper than stopping at the coffee shop every day). I also brought home more okra for frying, a bell pepper for chili beans, some tomatoes, and more shishito peppers (they’re hiding behind the tomatoes).

In other news, I updated my blog. A lot. I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately, and how I keep feeling disconnected from it, and how I want it to be something different… but I’ve been unable to put my finger on what that is. Today I was journaling about it and realized that I wanted to reclaim it. I have definitely been influenced by other “important” blogs out there, with their pristine layouts, gorgeous photos, minimal words, and kind of sterile feel. That’s not really me. I like color. I like girly fonts. I like for my blog to be my personal journal, a way for me to keep track of what I’m doing/listening to/reading/watching/feeling/photographing/being at any given moment. And so I brought back the sidebar, with a vengeance. It’s all about me, which feels a little decadent, but you know what? It’s my blog. And whether or not anyone else reads it, I do. I read through old posts and laugh at old photos; I keep track of what movies I’ve watched and update my book lists. And I will keep doing that right here in my little space, which happens to feel a lot cozier today.

I also created a new summer playlist, which  you can listen to directly on this page from the sidebar (or click through and listen to on the 8tracks site).

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

4 responses to “starting the summer off right”

  1. designinbloom

    I love the new layout…and I feel that this space of yours should reflect whatever you want or need it to about your life. Have fun! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s good to hear that. 🙂

  2. Agree about the cozy factor –
    and your choices on the sidebar
    gives it that individual feel.

    1. Gracias, Anya! 🙂

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