July 28, 2014

awesomely delightful. that was our weekend.

we did some yard work over the weekend. it was loads fun. so many people warned us of the downsides of buying a home, especially a home with lots of grass. it was hard work but we enjoyed it and we look forward to more weekends where we can mow, trim and water. it's our first time so we're learning as we're going. i'm still getting used to the bugs that are outside though and yangkyu is getting bit mercilessly by mosquitos. he even thought about buying mosquito net clothing (!), but i said why not just stick to off? an acquaintance of ours bought some citronella candles and plants, which i think we'll try as well. 

piri wasn't too impressed with the doggy pool we got him and instead hung out on the deck overseeing the yard work like a boss. 

we had cold soba noodles and baked white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. we have less cabinet space in the kitchen than we did at our rental so i have to do a lot of maneuvering to get to my pots and pans and dishes and bowls, but that's ok. i've been enjoying my time in there. 

the weekday is now upon us. that means it's back to our routine of getting up at 5:30 in the morning to start our day. 

this week i'll be hopefully getting in some reading time {currently reading where'd you go, bernadette} and doing some more research on sewing machines. i want one but not sure if i'll be handy with it. i haven't used one since 7th grade home economics class. and that was a long time ago. 

have a good week ahead! 

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  1. Moving is always an adjustment, eh? Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, Jane:)

    PS I like those citronella candles.

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    1. it is! but thank goodness this adjustment has been a bit easier!

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  2. Am happy your weekend was bliss doll, the home looks wonderful :)) I hope your new week is gorgeous xx

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    1. thanks kizzy! hope your week is going well!

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  3. Your pup is too cute. And those cookies look amazing!

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    1. :) thanks so much. those cookies are scrumptious!

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  4. I"ll bet Piri loves that pool! Especially in the heat. Weekends at home, doing chores and making food is one of my favorite things! xx Kat


    Love and Ace

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    1. yes i think so! i remember we took him to the creek one time on a really hot weather and he just went inside the water and laid down to cool off :)

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  5. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend! I've been meaning to make my citronella candles for our backyard as well! In case you're interested, this is the instructions I was going to follow: http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/04/diy-citronella-candles-summer/

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    1. oh wow, I didn't know you can make your own! I must do this too, thanks for sharing.

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    2. i totally spent yesterday looking up how to get the stuff i need to make this stuff. i'm totally going to try it! thanks so so much for the link and panting the idea!

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  6. Getting settled into a new home is certainly a wonderful way to spend the weekend especially when there are some yummy cookies involved ;)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. yes! cookies do make it that much better :)

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  7. Aww be glad it's grass and not all weeds =/ What project are you working on with the letters?

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    1. just a simple canvass decoration to go up on our mantle!

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  8. Your new place looks lovely. The cookies must be delicious!

    Katrina Sophia

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  9. Your home looks so lovely and I bet the yard work is fun. When you have lived without a yard you really appreciate one when you have one. And that letter block set looks really cool. PS: Finally got a photo for you, will have to send it along soon!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com


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    1. thank you! and can't wait to receive the pic!

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  10. Yay, glad you had a good weekend! I always love seeing the snapshots you take. Also, cookies- yummm!

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  11. Congratulations on your new home! I have been enjoying my small patio and planting some potted things, already thinking about getting more ambitious next year. Those soba noodles look like just the thing on a hot day!

    I read 'Where'd You Go Bernadette' last year and enjoyed it very much.

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    1. thank you! i have seen pictures of what you've been doing to your patio and it looks lovely! we are thinking of getting more ambitious next year too. we're just really excited for the potential this space has!

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  12. Ha! If that's a downside, I think that life is pretty good right about now as a homeowner lol. Congrats again! I think you and your hubby are settling in well and the fact that you're making lawnwork a routine might take a lot of the chore feeling out of it. I was just about to comment that Piri looked so adorbs in the doggy pool but then read that he wasn't impressed so I'll take that back lol. You have an awesome week ahead too love!

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    1. :) i hope piri gets used to that pool! it was one of the first things we bought for the new home! haha.

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  13. Looks good, Piri is like a boss haha!
    Have a good week!

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  14. I love your yard ... and that deck! Congrats again!

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  15. It seems you guys are making yourself real home c:
    Nice job with the yard and the yummy looking macadamia
    white chocs cookies! You look real nice as well Jane c:
    Xx

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    1. thanks so much! white chocolate is one of my favorites. i feel like they are not as sweet!

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  16. so glad to hear your weekend was lovely! Those cookies look so yums and your polaroid collection is just lovely!

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  17. Citronella candles really do work! Try it! Glad to hear and see you had a lovely weekend x

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    1. i am definitely going to try them out!

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  18. i love all the lighting in your new home. how are you liking the book? i read it a few months ago. also, i feel the same way about a sewing machine, i'm kind of intimidated!

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    1. thank you! seeing all the natural light in the home was huuge for me. i love it. and the book is interesting! i'm excited to dig deeper into the book! and so good to hear that you feel the same way about sewing machines! they do come off a bit intimidating, but there are so many things i want to make with it! perhaps you and i shall invest in one soon :)

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  19. Awww, look at that cute little yard. And those cookies look scrumptious! Can't wait to see the rest of the place

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  20. Hey you!!! Such lovely shots of the new home!! I can tell that you are making it a beautiful spot! And those cookies look amazing!!! Sending you energy and good vibes this week pal! Keep these house pics coming! Nicole xoxo

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    1. thank you! i have to channel your gardening passion and have that rub off in this little space of mine! i am looking up and learning so many different things.. like why ants have made a little home inside our hibiscus flowers and such. so much do to take care of everything but we're certainly enjoying it!

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  21. such happy glimpses - your back yard looks super cute and I'm glad you can focus on such positive things :) :)

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  22. Ooh, zaru soba. That sounds good. And the yard is looking lovely. Too bad Piri doesn't like his pool more.

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    1. i think i can have soba in the winter and the summer.. any time of the year really. so good :)

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  23. I am so excited about watching you create your home together. I've never been much of a gardener myself though I do like languishing in them. I don't mind bugs. Hiro and I can spend hours catching, staring, releasing them - like kids! However, like Yangkyu - he is mosquito lunch, dinner and brekkie :(

    PS Is that a skirt? You know, the lovely cloth? It is dreamy xxx

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    1. i wish i had the same mentality toward bugs as you and hiro do! they scare me so much! and i wish that was a skirt. i would love to have it as a skirt. it's actually an apron that i was gifted with recently.

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  24. jane, i keep forgetting you guys bought a home when i look at your pictures! i'm like oh yeah they moved. it's lovely. yard work is never fun, but so appreciated once it's done. are you going to grow a garden? i can totally see that. piri is just too cute in that pool.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. :) next year we are surely going to start our own garden. i already have so much hopes for it! crossing my fingers!

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  25. Mmm I love cold soba noodles! And that shot of Piri "enjoying" the pool made me laugh - too cute!

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    1. haha! he looks like he's having "a blast", no? :)

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  26. Hot dog in a cool pool! :) Too bad it wasn't too Piri's liking. Those white chocolate chip macadamia cookies sound absolutely scrumptious, though! It looks like a lovely week!

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  27. Baked white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies!? YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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  28. Great looking weekend :) Zaru soba yumm!! I have a growing appreciation for cold noodles, I don't know why at first I thought it was not my thing but I have definitely change my first impression. Your chocolate macadamia cookies always look delicious! :) and Piri's face is too funny! hahahhahahahaha, he is not a pool guy ;)

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  29. Piri is TOO PERFECT! He has the most amazing facial expressions. And I love that apron you have, so so pretty. Your yard and deck look incredible, I'm so happy for you that it it's yours ♥

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