As I am currently indulging in a 12 day vacation is lovely Colorado, I thought it’d be appropriate to share the little indulgences I’ve taken part in over the past week or so that have brought me joy. As usual, linking up with Lindsay over at Hello Hue for the “It’s the Little Things” link up party!
1 | surprises. Dan is the best. While I was in Maryland, he texted me to say he got me a gift. Just like that, for no real reason, out of the blue! Needless to say I was super excited. The box came one day, but he wanted me to wait to open it until he got home…so I had to wait ALLLLLLL DAY….which felt like forever. When he got home & I opened the box, I could not believe what was inside…[caption id="attachment_557" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] <3[/caption]
It was the camera bag I’ve been lusting after for years–the Livy Coral bag by Cheeky Lime! I’ve been wanting a bag big enough to carry around my camera and other stuff as well, without damaging my camera. In my regular purses, the lens cap often falls off, and I’m always scared that I will scratch my lenses. This bag is awesome and has resizable compartments for everything both photography-related and not![caption id="attachment_558" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] love the cute bird interior–totally my style![/caption]
I was so amazed that he not only remembered the brand, but which exact bag I wanted. He asked me casually once while I was looking at their site, and then apparently he went & wrote it down right away so he wouldn’t forget–MONTHS ago. So sweet!
2 | baxter. I love my cat. I know you know this already. And yes, we are those weird people who take our cat out on a leash & harness. Whatever, man! Indoor kitties need fresh air & supervised adventure too! :) We took Baxter out to Wethersfield Cove, where he went into what we call “Adventure Cat Mode,” and explored all over. It was very hot out though, and he actually started panting–it was pretty hilarious because we’d never seen him do that before, and also it looked like he was smiling when he did! Don’t worry, though–we’re not THAT cruel. We gave him water, too. :)[caption id="attachment_561" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] …normal baxter…[/caption] [caption id="attachment_562" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] …and baxter panting!! haha. he looks like he is roaring like a lion. :)[/caption]
3 | pinkberry. Can you believe I’d never had pinkberry until this past week? I got the strawberry flavor with fresh strawberries and kiwi…sooooo good! It was a nice indulgence on a hot day. :)
4 | garden-fresh goodies. Dan’s aunt & uncle grow a lot of their own food, and we were fortunate enough to get some of their broccoli & red bell peppers from their garden! We used them to make a delicious, fresh stir fry.
Also, I went out into the garden the other day to find that some of my tomatoes were ready to be harvested! I was SO excited! :)
So I went ahead and picked them, along with fresh basil from my garden as well…
…and I made a nice fresh bruschetta from the ingredients! It was so tasty and refreshing. And of course it felt great to have a meal from things I grew myself! :)
So fresh…so tasty! :)
I hope everyone has found some time to enjoy the little things this week!