ten things tuesday

#1. Saturday was a nap-taking sort of day.

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I would have included a photo of myself napping but the dogs are much cuter.

#2. Saturday was also a market day.  A favorite Saturday event!

There is a florist at the market who I absolutely adore!  Her arrangements are vintage, colorful, and just plain fun.

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Crisp wavy cucumbers + delicious heirloom tomatoes.

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Colorado peaches are in season!!!  I only ever buy the “seconds.”  Basically, they’re half off and supposed to come bearing bruises.  These did not. 

3lbs of organic local peaches for $5



#3. New food photography table which cost a whopping $19.99 at Ikea.  My current table was a heavy glass end table that was way too small and annoying to maneuver.  This table is much larger, lightweight, and even has a shelf to store props.

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#4. Whoa baby.  Definitely bought this with a 50% off 1 bakeware item coupon at Michaels.  A loaf of doughnut??  My head may just explode.

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#5. New spatula to add to my still-in-the-making vintage cookware wall.

Dakota approved.




#6. Leave me alone for 5 days and I’ll definitely make a few messes.  Chris was out of town on a backpacking trip.

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Leave me alone for 5 days and I’ll also definitely freak out every single night.  Having all of the windows open doesn’t help but with no A/C they must stay open.  The dogs could sense my worry and were more on edge which meant they were grumbling + barking at every noise they heard.  This only made me freak out more.  Oy.

#7. I may make messes but I also clean them up.  I switched the locations of our bookshelves and weeded out a bunch of old books.  This opened up a lot more space for where I take photos.

Dakota was of no help.

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New photo table on the left!

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#8. Saturday also included a lovely solo bike ride.  20 miles in the 90* heat at 9am.  The heat isn’t half as bad on a bike!

Beautiful view but the brown you see on the mountains was all caused from the crazy fires in June. 

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#9.  Super quick + easy office DIY project.

I’ve been looking for file/document holders like you see below.  However, I didn’t want to spend $10 a pop on them.  So instead I bought 5 for $1.99 at Ikea and then added a few little touches.

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They definitely look very boring + cheap.

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Time to chalkboard paint!  I got the idea from CB2.  They sell the same thing!  I’m sure they’re a bit heavier duty, but I think these will hold up just fine.

[and yes, there is GRAY [and mint green!] chalkboard paint…this is new to me!]

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A few coats + an hour later they were done.  Custom file/document holders that you can change whenever you want.  I know I’ll need to add quite a few more to the collection as these fill up, which is why I went with this super cheap option.

The ??? holder will soon be revealed!!

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#10.  When Chris got home he was checking out the blog to see what I cooked up while he was away.

The first thing he said was…”where are myyy tacossss??”

You don’t have to twist my arm to make these again.  Prepped + cooked in 35 minutes with only a cutting board, a knife, and a few plates to clean.  Favorite summer meal of 2012.  It’s been decided.

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I tried to make extra for leftovers but there’s not a scarp in sight.

Sleep time!