Monday, March 31, 2014

new apartment!

it's about time i posted about
our new place! it's been a work
in progress since we moved, went
off to europe, and came home to a
crazy month of work, visitors, a
photo shoot, more visitors, a napa 
weekend, a stop through dallas, and 
even more visitors! whew! life hasn't
calmed down. we've slowly but surely
put our tiny studio together, so that it's
starting to feel like home. i posted a
little bit about our building here when 
we moved in, but now here are some
pictures of the inside. we may pay the
equivalent of a salt lake city home 
mortgage for a little box studio in san
francisco, but the location and experience
are what we want right now. (and, we did
get a really good deal for san francisco :)
here's to making this little city studio feel
more and more like is a little
small and crazy, but we're livin' up this
 fun time in our life when we can fit 
everything we own into one room!
before the studio tour, i have to say that this
has made me nostalgic for our first apartment.
chase and i just looked at all these pictures from
when we had just moved in and signed our 
first lease together as a little married couple!
we still feel like newlyweds, but thinking of
that time makes me see how much we've
done and experienced together already.
the places you live become part of you & i
have loved the places we've lived so far.
here's to adding this place to the ranks.
we've now lived in 4 different 
apartments in less than 2 years 
of marriage...never a dull moment! 
^^^ this guy is definitely the best part of our place.
so is that little courtyard behind him...i love the
window showing the brick with the vines! 
^^ in love with these classic glass doorknobs
^^ everything in one room! we have since
put up curtains around our bed, so our visitors
have a little bit of their own space...and the white
couch rolls out into a full bed, so friends-- don't
let this little space keep you from coming to visit! :)
^^ see the difference? the curtains transformed
the place. thanks, husband + shelley!
^^ chase's cute mom helped me hang these over
the kitchen when they were in town last
was quite the project but she is a pro and i love them!
lucky to have an interior designer for a mother-in-law.
^^ getting creative with space and 
hanging pots thanks to kendall!
^^ new place = reorganizing pantry items into cute jars
^^ the white damask wallpaper in the 
hallway kills me. my favorite!
^^ for valentines day, chase surprised me and painted our
bathroom tiffany blue color. so much cuter. love him!
^^ just our street. we are living our DREAM!
i need to remember that when i miss our
old neighborhood in the south bay or feel
cramped in our little place...we have the whole
world outside our doorstep and it's right
where we want to be right now. the big house
with the yard and dog and space can come later :)
^^ we only have one little closet, so we got 
creative with space and chase built this wall
unit from ikea...brilliant! it's now covered by
the curtain we put up, so it works! city livin'.
^^ friends, hope you are knocking
on door #27 soon! more visitors please!
^^ chase made this for me when we were dating. 
so true and love that we live right here.
it is definitely an adventure!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

life lately

^^ i feel good about doughnuts being the first 
picture in our "life lately" post. this means
that life has been pretty good lately.


i love "lately" posts on other blogs and
on our own, because sometimes i just want to
remember the little things. so as i go through
my phone pictures from the last month
and find these little moments i've
captured, i post! enjoy the randomness.

^^ we now live 2 blocks from this famous 
SF ice cream shop. convenient // dangerous!

^^ i can't resist either of these things. stock is
perfect and better than any fancy flowers.
also -- even though we are downsizing, 
somehow i walked out of crate & barrel 
with these new bowls. that color is a dream, 
+ they were made in portugal and we just 
fell in love with that country 
so...i had to. love them!

^^ oops. more treats! i'm sensing a pattern.

^^ sneak peek of our little studio, we've made some
more progress and pictures coming this week!

^^ love march in california. ♥ it's been so warm
and lovely, but with some refreshing 
rainy days too. couldn't live without those!

^^ my life currently = commute. not cut out for it.
luckily it's only temporary! and luckily this
view is a good one to come home to.

^^ just a new view we discovered on our sunday
walk by going into a random hotel and riding
the elevator up to the tippy top...ummm wow.
i think we'll hang out here more often!

^^ don't worry, we are getting some healthy food in
our bodies with our friends' new food truck he opened.
mahalo bowl makes all different acai bowls, and they
are killer! right now he is all through the south bay, so 
find them on twitter or instagram at @mahalobowl.

^^ got the best package + i can't wait to stand
by my stunning friend on her wedding day in july!

^^ a mid-week slumber party with my 
favorite girl kendall called for these. 

^^ chase's best friend came down from seattle
for a visit. thai food, running, catching up,
and long walks around the city included.
we love sam!
^^we've discovered a favorite 
breakfast place. can you see why?

^^ juice bar regulars.

^^ one of my favorite places to be at dusk.

^^ i love the location of our new
apartment. we can walk anywhere
in SF! usually we use this benefit
to go on fun walks with a stop for
dinner or treats. love this cute guy.

^^ runs through the city are so much easier because
you don't feel like you're running...just enjoying
the busy city! ALSO- we discovered the most
amazing tennis courts with a view of the
golden gate bridge...can you stand it?

^^ trying (key word--trying) to get back 
into healthy eating. too busy to eat healthy lately!
good thing we also live close to these stairs...
and lots of hills to make up for all those treats!

^^ chase is my personal trainer and says i 
need more arm strength (i think it's because 
he realized how weak i was during our 
move last month! :) so he makes me 
lift kettle bells with him and took this 
picture to show me my "lifting form." haha 

^^ new monogrammed gem from marley lilly arrived,
and one of my favorite parts of SF...people leave darling
furniture on the street for free! i was walking home from
the gym and called chase to meet me to take this...
it is now in our studio! (after lots of cleaning off...)

^^ we celebrated kendall's birthday
with the cutest outdoor party.

^^ and treat wins again at making the perfect card.

^^ i'm now obsessed with their personalized
cards and can never go back to any
other greeting card! happy birthday to
kendall, she is our family out here.

^^ and so is dusty.

^^ rainy weekend view from our bed all saturday morning,
and a rainy walk home from the gym in chase's jacket.

^^ bread pudding date.

^^ our street..................

^^ it's unfair that we have to walk by the best doughnut 
shop in the city on our way to church every sunday...

^^ we finally paid a visit to the new exploratorium
in the new location on the embarcadero. it is pretty 
fun, but probably more fun for people with kiddos :)

^^ this was my favorite wall...all the 
words made in their literal material!
also, yay for pi day for getting us in free!

^^ outing with these two cuties
after a photo shoot with the
talented to come!

^^ k. whyyy are there so many good treats in this
city? i need to start walking around with a blindfold.

and, there's that view again.
i told you we'd be coming back often..
it's our little secret favorite spot.

cheers to a fun march, i am 
counting down until april!