It was a perfect low key day off and my favorite spring weather, I love when there's a little chill in the air. It almost feels like that moment when fall hits. When you can't quite feel anything but a subtle breeze and you're not sure if it's warm or cool, the perfect in between. I realize I'm interested in the weather a lot, it feels like it affects my mood.. maybe it's because I'm an air sign haha Most likely it's because our historic house is climate controlled naturally half of the year..no central heat or air! I desperately wanted to get Clemmie out for a picnic at the park a few miles away but with the threat of rain we didn't want to get caught in a downpour on our bikes!
Clementine last summer, I'm so excited for bike riding weather!
We settled for a picnic in the "meadow" in our backyard. There is a little area behind our carriage house that has the softest, cushy grass and is shaded by a giant walnut tree. Perfect for laying down a blanket and catching up on my reading.
I've never had a kitty love being outside more..she's cries to be let out on the deck every morning!
I made homemade fancy carrot soup from my french cookbook and tomato/basil/mozzarella paninis. We each made our own plates(mines's below..and better! haha)
Luke is seriously the cookie king..we finally found a great old jar and he loves to fill it up! He can't really cook but he's pretty great at breads/cookies..mmm peanut butter..
Perfect picnic inspiration
One of my all time favorite record covers..my kitchen colors!
We scrambled to our covered deck to escape the rain and I worked on painting the vintage record cabinet I scored for 5 dollars a few years ago. It had some mismatched wood and I planned on painting the whole thing but settled for just the doors, it's amazing what a few coats of paint can do!
Z managed to catch a bit of toe tufts in the minty paint...those things sure are fluffy
I convinced Luke to set up the record player..you know, since the stand was already there and I wanted to "visualize" the living room design haha He's a sweetie..and can be bribed with his favorite lemony candy.