Life Update: Spring Fever

I’ve had a looooott of people ask me how I’m liking California so far. And to be honest, I’m really liking it! But I’ve had some bouts of grouchiness with all the rain we’ve been having here…I mean, I know it’s a good thing. But also, I’m a sun baby. I love my sunshine, and just getting outdoors, and when I can’t do that I start to get a little antsy. Anyway, overall I’d have to say that California has been treating me well so far! I’m dreaming of Spring, and am already more than ready to break out my shorts and start shopping for swimsuits for the Summer…yeah, I get a little excited about warm weather.

Here are some snapshots from life lately:

I just bought this cute little lens for your iPhone, it slips right over the camera slot. I’ve been playing with it a bit, here are a couple of the wide angle shots:

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Been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple weeks, so I’ve been upping my Vitamin C intake, which looks like this for me (I’m not big on taking medicine):

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Lately I’ve had the creative itch…I’ve been doing a lot of painting and sewing! I made some adorable pillowcases with the cutest prints. Popsicles!?! I mean!!?

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And this work-in-progress little painting:

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So that’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to! Hope you have a wonderful week. Holy cow, we’re welcoming March this week! :0

xo

 

Life Update: Fall Feelings

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through October, especially with the nice weather we’ve been having in Denver! I’ve been milking it to wear shorts as long as I possibly can, because I know the winter lasts so so long and I’ll be really missing my shorts soon enough. Anyway, I do love Fall in Colorado. The leaves are really beautiful right now, and I will go slightly out of my way to step on any crunchy-looking leaves (: Anybody else love that? I’m also always really excited about Halloween, because it’s my favorite holiday, but I’m also sort of sad that I don’t have any plans this year yet. Because I really love dressing up, but I’m not about to put a costume on to sit on my couch.

Here’s some photos of life lately:

My parents and I hiked at White Ranch on Sunday morning, and it was the least crowded I’ve ever seen that trail! I love hiking so much. Just look at that view:

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My pets are the sweetest two I’ve ever known, and they’re definitely best friends:

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Loving the contrast of the yellow leaves against the blue sky. Just a good reminder to look up more!

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I made this amazing salsa verde (tomatillo) this weekend for carnitas tacos (yes, I know I’m obsessed with carnitas and you’re sick of hearing about it). You guys, I think if I could just eat carnitas and then sleep, that would be just about the perfect day.

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My family has a Denver Zoo membership still, and we use it so much (we really, really like animals). This fall, they have this amazing exhibit called “Washed Ashore,” with these enormous animal sculptures all around the zoo. The kicker, though, is that they’re all created with trash that washed up on the beach. It’s such a powerful statement, and reminder to be more conscious of how much trash we’re producing and how much of that trash is ending up in the oceans. If you’re in the Denver area, get yourself to the zoo and check it out for a limited time:

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I got my hair chopped, too! New season, new hair. It’s a little shorter than I originally asked for, but the style is really perfect and I’m loving it. The style is a little shaggy a-line bob, so the front is a lot longer than the back. I love it because I just blot my hair with a towel, add a little sea salt spray and scrunch lightly, and then let my hair just be it’s natural self.
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xo.

Life Update: Starting Over

I’m officially 2 weeks in to my second OT fieldwork placement in NC, and things have been so busy the last couple of weeks. This weekend I feel like I finally have the chance to breathe, and I’m looking forward to relaxing and getting caught up on some studying. One of my best friends from undergrad is in town, and I’m excited to meet up with her in a city that’s new for both of us! I hope your weekend is wonderful (:

Here are some snapshots from the last two weeks:

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the prettiest pillows

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what a cool bridge heading out of Savannah, GA. no filter, by the way!

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sweet little vegetable soap

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my roommate’s dog is THE BEST

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the elephant in the room 😉

xo.

 

Life Update: Dog Days of Summer

I can’t believe it’s already July 30! The summers really do fly by, and I feel like this has been a particularly good one. I’ve been able to work part-time and make just a teeny bit of money to help keep me afloat at school, and I’ve also had some time to have fun, enjoy my family and pets, and work on some little projects of my own. It’s been a good mix.

Here are some photos from my life lately, hope your summers are going well!

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Radishes my brother brought home, fresh-picked, from his summer job.

cat and dog

My cat and dog are besties, and I love that about them

bruschetta spread

I made this bruschetta spread for my family for a fun appetizer-style dinner (sorry for the photo quality)

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Elouise decided she could give me a couple of snuggles early morning before anyone was up to let her out. Cats, am I right?

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My mom and I went hiking last weekend near Boulder, and the views were just gorgeous. Colorado, you will always have my heart!

xo.

Life Update: Back in Colorado

Last week I finished up the summer semester at school and hopped on a plane back to Colorado for the summer. I’ve been home with my family for a few days, and I’ve really settled in to being back. The weather has been really good here this week, and I’m enjoying spending lots of time in our backyard with my pets. I start work in a couple of days, and I’m planning some DIY projects to share on the blog with all of you. Until then, here are a few snapshots of the last few days at home.

Quinoa Salad

My mom and I made this incredible warm quinoa salad for dinner last weekend.

Puppy Love

Ben is still doing pretty dang good for a 12 year old (almost 13!) shepard. He’s such a handsome fellow!

Porch

My parents spent the better part of last year putting up this gorgeous beetle-kill wood on their back porch. The picture doesn’t do it justice, it’s really beautiful in person!

Garden

Elouise spends most of her day outside in the garden. Summer is definitely her favorite time of year.

Banana Bread

A fresh loaf of banana bread hot from the oven.

I hope you’re all having a great June — can you believe the 4th of July is next week? I can’t. Slow down, summer!

xo.

Life Update: Making Goals

It feels good to finally write a couple of blog posts again — it’s been a long couple of weeks, and I’m beyond ready for summer semester to end so I have a little bit of a break from school. I have some big goals for the blog this summer, and I’m hoping to really dig into those goals while I have some time off from classes and get back to the roots of what I envision Imperfect Chevron to be. More to come on that soon…for now, here are some photos from the last few weeks of my life.

Pittsburgh 2

Could Pittsburgh get any more beautiful? I snapped this shot before heading up the Duquesne Incline with some friends a couple of weeks back.

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Okay, maybe it’s not “real sushi” because it’s chicken, but man was it delicious. Ginger-dressing is always the way to go!

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I’ve been taking advantage of the warmer days and walking in Schenley Park quite a bit. It really helps me calm down and get a break from the stresses of school for a few minutes.

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I treated myself to fresh flowers this week (it was a doozy, I needed something to lift my spirits!). I don’t think anything is quite as special as having fresh flowers in your room.

xo.