We’re still in Austin and it has been quite the wild ride. We’ve been rushing around seeing movies all week and have barely had a moment to rest. It’s been great. When I arrived it was cold and pouring rain. Yesterday it was sunny and 80°. We haven’t had a ton of time to explore restaurants like we usually do, but have hit up some really awesome spots anyway. I love that nearly every place serves drinks in jars. It’s fun. I tried boba / bubble tea for the first time ever and it was so good, I think I’m obsessed.
Just wanted to check in and share a few snap shots from the past few days, and say I’ll be back soon!
Oh! Also, I did a little guest post over at Unstitched, check it out here.
For the next week I’ll be the fabulous Austin, Texas for SXSW.
I am SO EXCITED. It’s our first time going to SXSW and I’ve only heard great things. We’re going to see so many films, which is basically my dream week. Oh also, we’re staying in an airstream, which is pretty much the coolest.
We’ve only been to Austin once before, and we had so much fun. I hope we have time to do some exploring in the city. Sadly the weather forecast looks rainy the whole time, but that’s not getting me down.
Do you have any favorite places in Austin? I haven’t done any planning (oops!) so I’d gladly take suggestions for places to eat or shops I can’t miss.
March is here. Spring is creeping in. In this mixed-up, seasonless city, that doesn’t mean too much, except more sunlight in the evening, which surprisingly makes a huge difference. More importantly, it signals the progression of the year and the cycles of life. Things are surely changing around here. February, while peaked with some wonderful things, was a trying month, so I’m greeting March with open arms and high hopes.
We spent the weekend starting a massive spring cleaning. We moved in to our apartment nearly a year ago now but there are many cabinets, closets and boxes filled with things that have gone unsorted for much longer. It felt so good to reorganize and get rid of unwanted things. Not to mention the joy of finding so many strange treasures in the process. Sometimes, cleaning our home is like going to mystery estate sale for me, as Shawn has so many collections of trinkets, memorabilia and vintage medical equipment hidden away. I’m working on finding ways to display more of it, rather than having it packed in boxes.
This weekend was just the beginning of home projects that I’ve been thinking about for months. From simple things to putting up some new shelves to more complicated and time intensive projects like repainting our kitchen and all its cabinets. I’m going to have to do some serious research on stripping paint and restoring wood. Any tips are greatly welcomed. There are years of paint on everything in our place, but the last coat was done with a cheap white which has left all the previously glossy surfaces peeling. So much work, but I’m looking forward to it.
So here’s to March. Has spring rolled around your neck of the woods? Do you feel the impending changes and light it brings?
A few street shots from our quick visit to Philadelphia. One day I will get to explore this city completely. Currently my time there has been limited to brief moments in cafes and a stop at the Mutter Museum. Yet in the little time we’ve spent there I’ve met some really nice people and had lovely snacks. That’s enough to win me over.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that Cute and Delicious would be getting a makeover. This is something I’ve been wanting for what seems like forever. Unfortunately, my design and coding skills are basically non-existent, while at the same time I’m very particular. Because of this, the blog has been looking pretty grim for the past few months as I’d rather it look like nothing than something silly. Lucky for me (and for you) the redesign is nearly here.
That means tomorrow Cute and Delicious will have a totally new look. Yay!
p.s. if you’re browsing around today, please excuse any strangeness as I’ve got a bit of housekeeping to do before the launch.