HappySnaps 11

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Hello. Where have I been?? I’ve been, busy. I know, I hate that excuse too. But it’s true! And when you’re busy, sometimes fun things like blogs can start to seem like a chore. And once this feels like a chore, I won’t want to do it anymore, so I took some time off.  I promise I will try to keep updating as much as I can, but with holidays and birthdays looming, I can’t promise how much.

Here’s a quick HappySnaps for a peek into what we’ve been up to!

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As usual, we’ve been moving around furniture. And Robin has been enjoying all of the new spots to hang.

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And sleep. Lot’s of sleeping. Jolene joins in too.

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This ^^^^, is sort of big news! This is my beloved car. We have been working on it for almost two years (in December)! Sadly, it has been sitting at a mechanic’s shop for almost a year while he “worked” on it. This car has basically been a really big lesson for us, but it’s home now and so so so close to being done. I’ll post a whole blog on the story of this car, what exactly we are doing to it, and why it’s taking so long.

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Some more news, we have gone Paleo! Seeing this new craze all over the internet, I started to wonder what the whoop was about. So when we got home from our anniversary road trip, we took the plunge and went full Paleo for a month. Well, we have loved it so much we have decided to keep going with it. The effects this way of eating has had on our bodies is incredible! I no longer get hungry every two hours, or have major blood sugar crashes or digestive issues. We feel more energetic ad have been sleeping better. Over all, it has been a huge improvement in our daily lives. And the best part is, it really wasn’t even that hard to adjust. I am always up for a challenge in the kitchen, but most of the meals I have made have been super quick, easy, and low on dishes! With the holidays coming up, we know it is not realistic to be 100% strict with this lifestyle, especially while dining at friend’s houses (no one likes a picky guest right?). But doing this has also helped us to automatically make healthier choices, when the healthiest and most ideal choice isn’t available.

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In other news, we have been soaking up as much of the lasting warm summer weather that we can, knowing it is going to cool down very soon. We are both excited for fall and winter, but that still doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take advantage of the unseasonably hot days right?

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And finally, look at that. A tiny bell pepper. In our own garden. That we grew. I can’t wait for it to be full grown and ready to eat! We’ve already had our first Meyer lemon from our little tree! It was delicious!

What has been going on in your world?

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HappySnaps 8

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It’s Friday! Can I get a “TGIF”??! This week went by slow. And I’m tired. But thankful for everything that brightened another work week.

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Last weekend we went to Julian. It was forecast for rain and thunderstorms! We got what we went for. It was about 80 degrees, dumping rain, tons of lightening followed by thunderous booms that lasted from 10 seconds to over  a minute! Such a fun little day trip!

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On the way home, we stopped in downtown Ramona. If you’ve never been, I really suggest visiting. It is such a cute little area with tons of little shops.

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We of course brought home some delicious goodies. Granola, jam, and bread from Dudley’s. We have a full post about visiting Julian coming soon too!

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I discovered my new favorite drink this week too! Iced Green Tea Soy latte with sugar free vanilla. Yeah. It’s a mouthful to order, but so worth it. One of my friends Instagrammed a photo of this and I had to try it. I am obsessed with it now!

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Look what came up in a random search on Craig’s List! I can’t even remember what I was looking for, but it wasn’t Pyrex. I couldn’t pass these up though. Four bowls in perfect condition for the price of one. And just a town away!

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Impromptu nephew time! The best! I can’t believe how big this guy is getting!

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Robin hanging with me while I edit photos. This girl. She is too much sometimes! She is so loving! I can’t wait to share her adoption story. Soon!

What made your week happy??

HappySnaps 4

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Welcome back to HappySnaps! This week has been insanely busy! We are (still) getting settled in our house, prepping to be in our friend’s wedding, and next weekend is my sister’s birthday. Maybe after that we will get some sleep….. In the mean time, here are some HappySnaps for you : )

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Such a sweet housewarming gift from our friend (and Bride-to-Be) Gabi. Everything was so thoughtful and perfect! We are still blown away by how much love people have been showing us throughout the new move.

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Some snapshots from baking for the bachelorette party last weekend. Notice that kitty paw in the pie dough? Yeah, that was Robin “helping” me.

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Obsessed with this gorgeous tile in the bathroom at Buca di Beppo!

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Two of our cutie nephews. So in love with them both!

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Tuesday night we went to Ikea for some miscellaneous items. We had some fun while we were there ; ).

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We sold Tyler’s truck Saturday morning. It was a really hard decision for us to make. We both loved the truck so much, but it was such a small car that it just killed Tyler’s back and knees when he had to go long distances for work. So right now, we are carpooling! Last year we carpooled almost all year and it makes our mornings so much better! That extra time together is really nice. We are definitely enjoying it.

That’s it for this week’s HappySnaps. Tomorrow we are in our friend’s wedding (!!) so expect to see lots of happy from that! (And I promise to post a normal post next week, i.e. not one solely about our new house)

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Last week Tyler and I bought another car. We sold my Camry and I needed something right away. Tyler’s dream car has always been an old Land Cruiser FJ60. We found this 1988 FJ62 on Craig’sList and we both were instantly drawn to it. Red usually isn’t our car color choice, but we both really loved how this one looked. The main differences between an FJ60 and what we bought is the square headlights versus round, and ours has a newer engine with fuel injection.

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This thing is in pretty great condition. It has some rust that Tyler can easily fix himself. We also plan to paint it soon. The inside needs a little work too.

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Apparently the owner’s dog had an appetite for tweed seats. Besides that, it looks amazing inside. The dash looks brand new, and after I cleaned, scrubbed, and disinfected the rest of the inside, it looks pretty new also.

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We gave it a good bath too and vacuumed the inside and “trunk” area. It’s amazing what a little cleaning can do for a car.

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Right now this is my ride. It’s actually really fun to drive! You can expect to see a lot of adventuring in this thing. Once my Datsun wagon is out of the shop, this will be Tyler’s car and we will sell his truck. All of our friends and family know we have been in this weird sort of car-limbo while my wagon has been out of commission. There has been a lot of buying and selling of cars around here, just trying to figure out what we are going to do until my wagon is running. We counted, and during our five years together, Tyler and I have bought 6 cars. Not too bad, right?