Friday, June 22, 2012

life this week + new days ahead

I can't even express to you guys how happy I am that it's Friday.  I felt like this week was just one of those weeks where so many little challenges seem to pop up that by the time it's over, you're in dire need of a break.  The positive thing about these kind of weeks is that you not only feel extra appreciative of the weekend, you can even sort of look forward to Monday rather than dreading it, because you know it's a brand new week and a chance to start fresh.  I know it sounds cliche, but it really is important to look at the bright side and recognize the cloud's silver lining and all that.  No, really.  You have to experience struggles and less-than-perfect days to really be grateful for the good things and the new days ahead, right?  This wasn't a bad week anyway - just a challenging one.  There were plenty of good moments too, and those are the moments I'm sharing here, via good ole' Instagram photos. 

Pics from top:  lost screw found = favorite sunnies fixed  // my friend marissa's dog city, who looks just like bubby, loving on bubby's old toy // behind-the-fence shot of my city // the best costa rican food outside of costa rica can be found at irazu  // what better way to show my out-of-town guests gokee + marissa a good time than by crashing a neighbor's party? // more party crashing shenanigans // gifts for new baby ruby + her big brother townes  // our garden is growing and i can't wait to eat it  // a necklace a fashion designer can truly appreciate // some of the prettiest clouds i've seen all year

Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend?  This is Robbie's last weekend off tour for a while (the band starts up again on Thursday), so we're going to drive down to Indianapolis tonight to visit my sister and her husband for a couple of days.  He's being a good sport, because in reality, I'm pretty sure he'd rather spend the last weekend before he goes back to work just chilling at home.  But other than our spontaneous adventure day trip back in February, it's been a really long time since we've gotten out of the house to do something fun together, and this sunny summer weather has been making me itch for a mini road trip.  Depending on how much work I get done today, we might leave this afternoon and take back roads in an attempt to make what is otherwise officially the most boring drive in America a little more interesting.  Either way, I'll be sure to post pictures to Instagram and updates to Twitter.  Because I love you guys (and maybe also because I can't seem to live life anymore without a constant connection to social media).

If you haven't yet, don't forget to enter our Camera Bag Giveaway for a chance to win the camera bag of your choice from Epiphanie!  June's group giveaway will be posted over the next few days as well.  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
Are you on Instagram?  If so, leave your user name in the comments so I can check out your photos!  You can see more of mine here or under the user name bubbyandbean.

Follow Bubby and Bean

Bubby and Bean on Bloglovin


  1. Happy Friday! Seems like it's been a challenging week but things are coming together. So glad for the weekend:)

  2. Leaving Bloomington tonight to head to Grand Rapids! Spending the weekend with my husband - just got married last weekend and can't wait to see him!!! (yay, long distance!) And I so feel you on the most boring drive. That stretch of I-69 is painful. Enjoy your weekend in Indy.

  3. Whoa, whatever that is with the avocado looks AMAZING! And I love love love that last photo of the sunburst. Great stuff!

    Erin from EBT :)

  4. hope you have a great weekend love bug <3

  5. your garden is looking great! any gardening tips? I just planted my own :) Also, I need to find a costa rican restaurant near my place - seriously missing that food! xoxo Nicole

  6. Have a great trip!!! Love looking at your Instagram pics!! :-)

  7. Aw, my sister-in-law bought me that sewing machine necklace, it's so perfect :)

  8. Awesomeness, heres to a great weekend, so good in fact that "looking forward to monday" is just a continuation of the positiveness of the 2 days ahead!

  9. Hooray for seeing your sister! Mine was in town last weekend, and funny, she lives in Indy too.

  10. have fun on your little trip! robbie is a good sport! :)

    i know what you mean about this week, and just lately in general. and yes, it takes them to see the good in the others, for sure! la la love you!!!

  11. i plan to go thrifting. other than that nothing.

  12. Wonderful post! I have no such instagram, so I always enjoy it when people post their pictures to their blog. : ]

    And yes, I fell behind in reading blogs again so I'm going to do another comment-on-everything-I-missed-in-one-comment comment. I hope you don't mind ; ]

    1. Your Bubby post had me in tears. I always tear up when you write about Bubby because then I start thinking about my 14 year old kitty and my 17 year old doggy, and what life will be like without them. I hope you keep writing about him. It helps me.
    2. I can't believe it's already been so long since you and Robbie took that impromptu trip! Where did the time go?
    3. Thanks so much for sharing the Photoshop tutorial! I asked for Photoshop for my birthday and here's hoping I get it! ; ]
    4. Another great sponsor post--actually make that 2 right? I really appreciate all the work you put into them : ]
    5. Loving your outfits! I'm glad you started posting more outfit pictures. I have about 20% style capabilities, and every little bit helps haha!

    Whew! I hope you remember the posts I'm commenting on : / I hope I don't fall 2 weeks behind again!

  13. We have a one-year-old birthday party for a sweet little friend. And it's the last weekend before my daughter leaves for Africa so I plan on hugging her a lot and pretty much smothering her with my presence. ;)
    Catherine Denton

  14. Visiting via the giveaway over on Sincerely Kinsey.

    My favourite thing I see is probably your custom made topics links on the sidebar. In fact, a lot of your graphics are so cute and I would love to add these to my own blog.


  15. Hi there! Just found your blog, and let's just say, I can already tell I'm going to be a long-term stalker haha. I just love the layout of your blog, and the way you write! Also, I'm addicted to instagram since I got it 4 days ago (wow, that was fast), so I'm following you there too!


  16. Visiting, not only because the giveaway at Sincerely, Kinsey. But, because I regularly read your blog.
    My favorite thing about you is that YOU'RE FROM CHICAGO AND SO AM I!!! No, really. Before you even started your blog, I e-mailed you and asked if I could be your "intern" since I was studying Fashion Design at Columbia College. I was drawn to your business because of the sheer simplicity and beauty of the designs, and because of the sustainably aspect. Kari e-mailed me back and let me know that Mountains of the Moon wasn't currently accepting interns :( Maybe next time!!! :)
    <3 Ruth <3

  17. Love it! instagram: dreynicole
    also was wondering if you do button swap for sponsor spot?

  18. That wrapping paper is so cute! And love the necklace from your sister. :)

  19. melissa, i'm longing for some of that avocado, in your instagram. your garden is looking fantastic! i finally got blog post up, where i wear the necklace i won in your vivi dot giveaway. it's in link below. :)


Thank you for commenting! We love reading your thoughts and we're grateful for your input. (All spam will be deleted.)