Friday, June 21, 2013

sytycd season 10 | top 20.

I caught this week's episode and it was just amazing. The dancing and choreography are all brilliant to this naked eye. The fillers and commercials SUCK, so I picked a few of my favorites - and it was HARD to pick just 4 - but the whole episode is available online and on demand. Enjoy!

Contemporary - this routine with that song is perfect.

Top 10 Men's Group Performance - I'm in awe.

Top 20 Group Performance.

Tappers!  This makes me smile every time I watch it.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

hair | bobs.

More out of habit than necessity, I've been inspired by this hairstyle lately:  messy bobs with short bangs.


I have to remind myself:  it's summer in Seattle, quit messing around.  I am going to plan little outtings like these as often as possible.  I have a little list taped to the wall by my desk of all the things we can do.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

sunday, bloody sunday.

On the last day of school, Simon packed up his straight A's and baseball gear and we headed to Wenatchee for a baseball tournament and a whole lot of 12-year-old debauchery.  On Father's Day, Simon gave his papa a Grand Slam.  The team celebrated with a post-game dip in the Colombia, which is basically melted snow.  "My toes feel tingly" and "I can't feel my balls" were just 2 of the many quotes coming from the river.

Other than camping last summer, this was Freckles's first trip.  He has spent this week catching up.  

Friday, June 7, 2013

around the interwebs this week.

Just some pretties to end a long week ...
from top to bottom -
one kings lane

Monday, June 3, 2013

freckles and his gotcha day celebration.

all photos by maggie

June 9th marks the anniversary of the day we adopted Mr. Freckles.  We had an early celebration last week with a collection of the angels that helped nurse baby Freckles to health after his rescue.  Maggie wrote a lovely blog post about the reunion here.

We spent the evening sharing stories.  They OOOHED and AAAHED over things like his white eyelashes, how much of a big giant blockhead he's become, how silky his coat is and how very MELLOW he is (!!)  They were curled up on the floor with him much of the evening and he was so, so happy.  It was the first party in a year where I didn't stress about the guests and their reaction to Freckles.

I stood in the background just watching, listening and smiling;  a proud mama.

The next day, he had his yearly checkup at the vet.  While listening to his heart, the vet said, "mmmm, a nice, strong athletic heart."  Music to my ears.

In case you missed it:
See the Seattle Animal Shelter video about Freckles here

Friday, May 31, 2013

spring jacket.

I stole this H&M letterman's jacket from Simon's closet, and it got me through a couple of cold soggy days.  It could be my new spring jacket.   

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

follow me | bloglovin.

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With the demise of googlereader just on the horizon, don't forget to add cats dreaming in keylime to your list on bloglovin.

Just click on the pretty face in this post or to the right.

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a nice idea.

I love the color blocking done on this picnic table.  What a nice way to break up the space.
I've been searching for a cool tablecloth for my table, but will definitely be doing this instead.  And maybe some kind of accent on my adirondak chairs ... ? 
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

etsy shop | mimi hammer.

Handmade swimsuits by Mimi Hammer

Folks, I've hit the mother-load.  To tell you I have huge bathing suit anxiety would be an understatement, and these speak to everything on my must-have list.  How much sweeter these are than my LandsEnd mom suit.  Everything is sold as separates, which is really nice.