Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hanging in Columbus

Earlier this month, I visited one of my best friends Abby in Columbus, Ohio. It was my first time experiencing the city and I was impressed! There's a lot going on, tons of delicious food, and the Ohio State campus is beautiful. It was a much-needed goofy girl-time weekend! We listened to some live music, treated ourselves to mimosas, brunched at Northstar Cafe (to-die-for veggie burger), and pigged out on the famous Jeni's Ice Cream (strawberry and buttermilk, dark chocolate, and Shanghai peanut). I can't wait to go back!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 34/52

Oh no, Murphy is morphing into a cow! Just kidding. But he is LOVING his new toy. It has a plastic bottle inside and he can't get enough of the crinkling and crackling sounds. I caught him carrying the toy around like this and immediately ran for the camera! Classic Murphy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nature Lately

Mushrooms are springing up and nuts and leaves are falling from trees; gentle reminders that fall is just around the corner. I'm attempting to propagate a succulent after being inspired by Elise Blaha's series. Apparently patience is key.



Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Murphy Chronicles: 32/52

Last weekend Murphy and I took a road trip to Ohio. When we got stuck in traffic, I grabbed the camera and captured some shots of his favorite activity...car surfing!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sweet San Fran

While I was in Sacramento last month for business, a couple coworkers and I did a one-day whirlwind trip to San Francisco! It was my first time in the city (and on a train!) and I definitely felt emotional seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in real life. An unexpected find was Sausalito. It's a small town across the bay; the ferry ride over was the highlight of the trip. San Francisco spread behind us, getting smaller as we neared Sausalito. It was noon, and the sun was just burning the last bit of fog away, leaving a pristine blue sky dotted with clouds. Sail boats were carried by a chilly wind; ever artistic with the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop. I sipped a delicious local Speakeasy Ale and marveled at the size of Alcatraz as our ferry tugged by. When we pulled up to Sausalito, the town was buzzing with activity. Bicyclists galore, a breast cancer marathon, and visitors from all walks of life. Somehow we were lucky enough to find a lunch spot outside looking out at the beautiful bay. Someday, I hope to return to San Fran and Sausalito for a more lengthy and relaxing stay.