Happy weekend

Happy Friday once again. I swear weeks go by in the blink of an eye sometimes. Last week was the same. One, single, solitary blink and I've landed myself on a Friday again.

In honor of St. Valentine, Ty and I are heading to the ballet to see Sleeping Beauty! I've never seen a ballet before, so I am especially excited. We also have a trip to an ice castle and an irish dancing concert on the docket. It's gonna be a big weekend, guys.

I hope you all have some lovey plans! Even if they just include cuddling with your dog. Here are some links I enjoyed this week.

Eeeks! One gust of wind, and this guy is toast.
Such a beautiful line of textiles. Favorite.
Beautiful wedding invites.
Loving these running leggings.
Make your own candied grapefruit.
My friend Amy made some delicious-looking beet bagels.
Can't wait to make this for Sunday dinner.
Now that's relaxed.

Happy weekend

Happy weekend! As I look out my window, the snow-capped mountains are staring back at me. Loomingly. They are very very lovely, but also very very cold looking. Especially in light of some friends and I planning to go skiing tonight. I am a little scared my nose may fall off. So. If I don't have a nose come Monday, you'll know heading up the mountain wasn't my wisest decision Friday night.

Tomorrow Ty and I are going to be a part of a photo shoot for our friend Dave's project, Stately Type. (Have you seen his stuff, PS? Very amazingly cool. We honestly have the coolest friends who do the coolest things. So inspirational.) I got my bangs trimmed just for the occasion, since I figured bangs in front of eyes wasn't the best look while modeling a t-shirt.

I hope you all have great plans for the next couple days! Especially if they include cuddling up inside. 'Cause cuddling is what winter was made for. Here are some links to start it all off.

Thoughts on being a kind dad.
Downton Abbey Valentines by my cute friend, Jen.
Thoughts on being a do-er.
Sometimes this is all I want in life.
Great coat.
Love Ira Glass's advice on The Gap (not the clothing store).
My friend's dad published a book on his Mountain Man tales. Read this chapter - so cool.
Just picked up this robe in anticipation of summer.
Design work chart.
Well that looks cozy.

Big Water Yurt

Last weekend, Ty, Hank and I headed up to a local yurt for the night with our friend Lance. The yurt was a close drive (only about 45 minutes) and a 4.5 mile trek up a beautiful, narrow canyon on a groomed trail. We were lucky enough to have a fresh two days of snow coat before we got there, so the canyon was completely magical.

Ty and I snowshoed in, but next year we may follow Lance's lead and cross country ski --- he managed to make it up the canyon in half the time we did. Hah. So. I'll be adding learn to cross country ski to my to-do list this winter.

The yurt was cozy and well equipped with all the firewood we needed to keep toasty in our winter wonderland. Plus two oversized bunks, a picnic table, an iron stove and some seats. We cooked food on our camp stoves once we arrived and played cards late into the night. I had brought some sparklers to light in honor of Chinese New Year, but we were all a bit sleepy after huffing our way in so they were put on the back burner for another time (your time will come little sparklers, I promise). It was the perfect little weekend getaway.