I hope the Fourth of July weekend treated you well. I hope that you drank a lot of Moscow Mules and spent equally as much time outside as you did napping. Or better yet, napping outside. Poolside, please! That's how I define a good weekend at least.
We did a very adventurous thing on Friday and threw caution to the wind (along with the to-do lists that desperately sought our attention) and headed to the beach! Well, kind of. It wasn't really the beach, but there was sand (lots of sand!) and some water. Okay, we headed to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Which I had previously seen on a list titled "20 Places in Colorado You Wouldn't Believe Exist, but do!" so it seemed worth a shot. Given that plan A was to go to LA for the weekend we were both initially a bit disappointed in this seemingly scraped together plan B, but amidst our many ups and downs (potentially sketch hotel, lack of preparation/water/bug spray) we truly had a great time! Neither of us had ever been to these Sand Dunes (which apparently are the largest in North America. Or maybe just America....) so we had no idea what to expect, but I am so glad that we went. We made a pact to stay unplugged from social media for the day and although I might not have stuck to that 100%, the break was much needed and kind of made me realize how obsessed with social media I am! More on that later though. The highlight was renting a Sandboard which you essentially utilize as a sand Snowboard. I may or may not have had more success standing on the board than Josiah. I did.
Sunday we tried out a new church and we loved it! We're going to go next week and hopefully get even more confirmation that it's a good fit for us. Immediately after service we headed to the Farmer's Market (conveniently located a few blocks from the church) and filled up on our regular veggies + watermelon. Then we chilled out for the rest of the day until we met up with a few NEW friends a had gyros at one of our favorite dive restaurants, grabbed ice cream on 16th Street Mall and then headed to watch the Denver City fireworks. Yay for new friends and food and fireworks!
I told Josiah that I wanted to not set an alarm and not make any plans for Monday until we woke up that morning and that is exactly what we did. We woke up and then slowly started the day and worked on random work (blogging, editing, etc.) and then did our BBG workout and went on a 17 mile bike ride! It was such a refreshing weekend. I am ready to hit the ground running this morning. Or maybe walking, because otherwise I might spill my coffee. Nonetheless. Here are a few things that inspired me this past week and I hope they inspire you too. Never stop creating.
1. This ice cream has us smitten. It's simple, unique, and super satisfying. It requires a few special ingredients, but it's worth it.
2. Normally I would describe my interior design taste as mostly modern with some vintage touches, but these houses have me longing for some major eclectic style. Also, I am so going to become a regular reader of that blog.
3. Breakfast by the pool. Perfection!
4. This white on white look is flawless. The chances of me going out in that and actually returning with it white are slim, but I think I would give it a shot.
5. I love this so much.
In other news, I'm getting a bit better at photoshop. Hollllla.