Weekend Pretties

photo 1Last week’s bicycle ride around DC was nothing short of idyllic.photo 2Obligatory selfies were taken.  PS – I’ve developed a freckle on my lip (not cancer, I had it checked).  PPS – did you know you can have freckles lasered off?photo 3And museums were visited.photo 4I rode around for hours in flare jeans and high heeled clogs like a pro.
photo 5And then near the end of my bike ride, I stopped here to eat popsicle and marvel at our beautiful country, and I thought about Forrest Gump and Martin Luther King Jr….and then felt horribly ashamed that Forrest came to mind first.

Hey you guys, happy Friday.  I thought I would share some of my photos from my trip to DC last week since it was way more interesting than this week has been.  I have to tell you – those two days spent visiting museums and riding around in the early fall sunshine of our nation’s capital was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.  And I was completely by myself the whole time!  Well, not the whole time, I got to meet back up with Parker after his conference activities were over for the day, but all of my exploring was done solo.  Have you ever taken a trip by yourself?  I found it so refreshing!  I just did and saw whatever I felt like.  And the weather – I’m telling you, it couldn’t have been prettier if it tried.  That short trip will go down as one of my favorite parts of 2013 I think.

Today I’m interviewing a few contractors to discuss renovating our house (which we close on this coming Monday and I’m so excited about I could scream!).  The biggest part is going to be the kitchen.  We’re gutting it and starting over from scratch.  So hopefully we find someone we really like and want to work with in our meetings.

I hope you have a great weekend!  I have a feeling this will be our last chilled out weekend for a while so I think we’ll take advantage of it and veg out (I just started watching Orange is the New Black and am hooked – have you seen it?).  Here are some fun links to browse through if you’re in the mood.

I loved reading this story of an artist’s collaboration with her daughter.

This story made the rounds on Facebook this week and I’m so glad I saw it.  I lol’d more than a few times reading it.

5 home decor apps (I’m downloading that level one asap).

A man stuck in an elevator for 41 HOURS.  Add that to my worst nightmare list.

I’m planning on heading out to get the new iPhone today and I know just where to get a rad new case for it.

This dining room makeover had me oohing and ahhing.

Agree or disagree? Sugar: the most addictive and dangerous drug of our time (according to a Dutch health official).

Tips for growing peonies that I am hopefully going to use this fall at our new house.

Add this to my list of things I don’t need right now, but really want.

I’ve never decorated for Halloween before, but definitely will this year to impress the new neighbors.  This easy DIY is at the top of my list.

Can’t wait to make this carrot soup for fall.

Such a great idea for a party.

And this is the scene I played in my head while sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the photo above.  It’s a good one, makes me tear up every time.

8 Responses to “Weekend Pretties”

  1. Dyan

    Orange is the New Black is the BEST!! We wrote a little post about it this week. Check it out. I hope you enjoy the rest and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. Have a good weekend

    • Katy

      Oh my gosh, consider me obsessed! To the point that when I saw your name I immediately thought of Daya. I’m planning on shamelessly slothing out in front of the TV today :)

  2. Niquelle

    Forrest Gump is my all time favorite movie – have no shame!! Also, that photo you took of the Monument is incredible. That cloud was posing perfectly!

    • Katy

      SUCH a great movie right?! In college when I didn’t have cable I would have DVD’s playing in the background all the time and Forrest Gump was on heavy rotation. Still a fav to this day :)

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