giveaway winner, a few other things and a pretty photo.

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it is the weekend. hooray!
it is so hot and humid here in dc right now i could die.
and there is a big fly in the house that won’t leave me alone.
husband and i were planning to go to the zoo tomorrow to see the pandas
{mostly i just want to see the elephants
but husband won’t stop talking about panda bears}
i really hope we make it there…
i made a to-do list of things we have going on this weekend
plus our weekend chores/ responsibilities and the list is loooong…
so…the zoo might have to wait.
also, this is our giveaway winner:
andrea, please email me your shipping address… and congrats!
oh yeah, and the lovely list blog just went live
 and featured one of our old posts. {thanks brandy!}
can you believe it’s august 1st tomorrow?!
summer is going by so quickly!
have a wonderful weekend in the sun!
{and eat some otter pops too, ok?}

here’s to happiness, round 2 {by heather}

a new beautiful happy list…

heather’s little list of 10 things that make her terribly happy:
  1. browsing the travel guidebook section of the local bookstore
  2. receiving hand-written mail from an old friend
  3. the sound of sprinklers in the summer
  4. thunderstorms
  5. buying old postcards at the flea market
  6. candid photos
  7. organizing my closet
  8. salmon/ avocado rolls
  9. the start of a new season
  10. a romantic dinner at a sidewalk cafe
thanks for sharing, heather!
{photo via papertissue}

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my husband is rubbing off on me.
before i married this man i NEVER
watched a firefly episode
salted my food 
wore a black hoody over my head while sleeping to block all light
ate ice cream straight out of the carton {let alone a 1/2 carton in one sitting}
wore men’s old spice deodorant
{ok, i don’t think he likes that i wear his deodorant either,
but it works so much better and smells so darn good}
drank sprite
ate so many burgers 
popped my knuckles
and i’d like to kick some of these new found habits rather quickly.
especially the ice cream and salting everything i eat part.
husband, you’re cute doing these things but it’s not so cute with me.
*i know i should note all the wonderful quality traits my husband has 
that i’m hoping eventually rub off on me
 {like never raising his voice and folding his clothes so nicely}
but i’m still working on those and they haven’t shown up yet.

the president’s own…

on our way home from dinner last week we caught a little concert
on the capitol steps. the president’s own, marine band.
they were awesome- even if my pictures aren’t.

here’s to happiness, round 2 {by estee}

a beautiful happy list, by estee.

estee’s little list of 10 things that make her terribly happy:
  1. fresh flowers in the kitchen
  2. a forever family
  3. reading what has been highlighted in a used textbook
  4. the smell of rain on hot pavement
  5. phone calls from far away 
  6. window seats
  7. giggles that turn into hiccups
  8. closing my eyes in a loud restaurant
  9. listening to the symphony warm up 
  10. shaky legs from a long run
thanks, estee! this list is beautiful!
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