Monday, November 25, 2013

I Love Seattle

Wearing my Hawthorn blouse in beautiful Seattle!

One of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. It just got more and more vibrant.

Day 1

At the beginning of October I visited Seattle for the first time with my fiance Josh. We went there to see our friends Emily and Frank. Wow, what a great city - I loved it!

Fun at the farmer's market!

One of my favorite parts of Seattle was the public market. We went there everyday and found new things each day. They had beautiful bouquets, tons of local fish, and many talented local artisans.

Day 2

One thing I really loved about Seattle was the great parks. You can be in town, but still feel like you are out in nature. We went to a park in Capitol Hill with a water tower you can climb up and a whole garden patch of dahlias. 

Back at the farmer's market!

Climbing up the watertower.

The conservatory was closed for the day - but I took a peek inside!

That's a lot of Seattle pics for one day - I will share more soon! I really recommend visiting Seattle, I know I'll be back  :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gingham Garden

The sweet gingham top I found at Revival in Iowa City - before taking in the sides.

I've been meaning to post this for awhile now, as you can probably tell from the fresh produce and short sleeves! It's snowed twice in Iowa since these photos were taken. I found this super cute gingham top at a 2nd hand store in Iowa City, although it was way too big, I saw potential. All I had to do was take in the sides, and it was good to go! I'm still deciding if I want to hem it shorter. It is cute either way  :)

It fits!

In this photo I am standing in my friend's garden. They had so many fruits and veggies that when they gave me two bags - it barely made a dent!

Yummy beats, fresh tomatoes, delicious peppers, and scrumptious raspberries!