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Beach, Cook, Life (Some Of My Favorite Days)



almost, right? almost. 
anyone know if I can grow artichokes in south florida? I know california is like the capital-- the mecca of all things artichoke.... but I want them here too. 
marlowe's favorite flower. 
We've been home a few days now and up pretty late most nights tackling a lot of home projects and improvements. (thank you time change!) Also, after a brief stint of cold, the heat doesn't seem to slow us down anymore. This weekend, we're hopefully working on the yard and bbq-ing with family. I'll be back soon with a great giveaway! Happy weekend, friends!


*my shorts: here

27 comments:

  1. I've gotta say...you look soooo happy in your most recent photos. i hope that's truly the case. love your photos. love your blog. love your story. thanks for sharing so much :) www.momistabeginnings.com

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  2. The pic of Marlowe on Alex' back is beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful family portrait!! And your hair <3
    I would love to know, if you rented a house in California? Or did you stay with family/friends? This place looks so pretty and we are still looking for a house for our California vacation!

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    1. Alex's family rented a house. It was in the town north though. The house we stayed in is Alex's uncles :)

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  4. That beach looks so idyllic, glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  6. LOVE! This trip looks pretty freaking awesome!! and you all look so happy and peaceful!

    What kind of camera is Alex using???

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    1. It's my brother's fujifilm that's on loan to me.... but I just looked it up and I'm startled by the price. I feel like I should give it back IMMEDIATELY before I break it.

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  7. I cannot choose a favorite photo from this set. They are all so beautiful. The lighting...i die. And those orchids. So gorgeous.

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    1. isn't the lightening gorgeous?!! I don't get natural light in my kitchen like I thought I would... this kitchen had dream lighting.

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  8. How wonderful! These images look so nice! Your happiness is shining through :D

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  9. I love seeing you guys in the kitchen. Have a great weekend too!

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  10. The greatest days are the ones filled with all of your favorite things and people. Also, I love your hair in these photos. I've tried emulating it since your wedding photos, but I can't quite get the hang of it. I'll need to try again! You look beautiful.

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    1. I'm going to do a tutorial! It's actually very easy! I don't even use a mirror most of the time! And this was like... slept in-next day hair.

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  11. http://bonnieplants.com/growing/growing-artichoke/

    This link explains it more, but technically yes, they'll grow and overwinter. But the heat where you live may fry them or make them not produce nice fat buds.

    Where I moved from (SF Bay area) people grew them in their front yards both for the veggies and for the crazy huge purple flowers, since they're really just a type of thistle. I recently moved to NC and we are now borderline for chokes.

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    1. I def. think it will be too hot here. That id day sun is killer. But who knows maybe we can do it seasonally in winter!

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  12. I need to send my husband to culinary school. Haha.

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  13. I put my head on one side and that photo looked perfect:) The last picture is beautiful, you look quite content I think. Glad you are safely home and that you all had a lovely time. Sounds like you have lots of energy now you've had a break!

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  14. san gregorio?!!! next time you're passing through y'all should come over and play with our goats and chickens!

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    1. maybe!? no idea! It was someone on highway one (obviously). a little bit south of half moon bay.

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  15. I love that last one :) such a simple and beautiful shot.

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  16. Wow the sea looks beautiful! Deep blue sea and gorgeous blue sky. Seems like a great family day. :)

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  17. I live in coastal central florida and have had a hard time with artichokes. But I do have some friends who have had great success. Looks like a nice trip!

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