Some Faves this Week:

This post is about a day late, but here are a few of my favorite things this week. It's starting to look a lot more like summer around these parts in the Pacific NW and that is definitely one of my favorites this week. We've been barbecuing quite a bit to take advantage of the nice weather.

One of my favorite things this week was getting to see these little guys. This nest was in the corner of our patio at work on the ledge of the awning. We had patio full of customers and the mama came up and fed her babies. It was so sweet. Once everyone left I snapped a few photos, trying to not get to close to the nest. I'm glad I did because the next day these little guys flew the nest.

Another favorite this week was heading to the farmer's market with my sweetheart. Going to the farmer's market is my Sunday tradition. Will usually has a ride or a race on Sundays so he is never able to go the market with me. Last Sunday his race was in the evening so we spent the morning together so I dragged him to the market with me.

 After the market we went to the library to put some holds on some French audiobooks for myself and also ended up picking up a few books and cds. We got there a tad early and sat outside together.

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A Beautiful Mess

I love this


on A Beautiful Mess about summertime goals. A lot of bloggers lately have been posting their summertime goals. I look forward to sharing some of mine with you later this week. This summer is going to be very busy for me so I think it is important to keep my goals simple in order to achieve them.

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Kris Atomic

You might have already seen this


. It's been floating along the blogosphere for some time now, but I had to post it this week. I have to have this print. It is so funny and definitely rings true with me. When we were in high school, and even now, my brother teased me about not smiling enough. He says I always look pissed off even though I'm not. It's nice to know I'm not alone and there too are others out there that suffer from Chronic Bitchface!

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My new obsession is


. Let's face it folks, I am hooked. I can't stop pinning photos and starting new inspiration boards. Pinterest is pretty much like Tumblr, but I love the aesthetics of Pinterest better. You can follow other boards as well and Pinterest automatically credits the photo for you. You can follow my pins by clicking on the link on the right side of the blog.

What is HomeFries?






Have you checked out


? They are a collection of podcasts on food, wine, entertaining and parenting brought to you by several hosts including creator, Joy from none other than

Joy the Baker

. They are funny, informative and casual, kind of like sitting around talking to your girlfriends. I highly recommend. I actually like to listen to them while cooking.

Have a good week!