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Red Dolly Swim & Flamingos

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Red Dolly Swim polka dot bikini
Red Dolly Swim polka dot bikini
Red Dolly Swim polka dot bikini

bikini: c/o Red Dolly
sunglasses: gift
scarf: thrifted
pool float: Amazon

This would’ve been a perfect post for yesterday, but I found out a little too late in the day that it was Pink Flamingo Day. And National Pink Day. Thanks to the beauty of the internet, we can find out stuff like that :) Also, if you didn’t here, Monday Donald Featherstone passed away- the creator of the iconic flamingo lawn ornament. He seems like a fun person to have known- can you believe he and his wife wore matching outfits for 35 years?? Whoa.

We are in full blown summer mode- floating around in the pool with a polka dot bikini and flamingo inflatable are essential. Oh, and watermelon. Lots and lots of watermelon.

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The End of Summer Cocktail

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Raspberry Mint Gin Cocktail

I know from the outside it seems that Phoenix is the home of never-ending summers, but while we do have roughly 300 days a year of sun, we have the desert’s version of winter too.

I moved to Arizona in a November long ago, and I spent my first winter the way a lot of non-natives do- by the pool. My roommate and I would get crazy looks at our apartment as we were sunbathing, but to us the weather felt a whole lot like Oregon summers. It only took me one summer of triple digit days to acclimate and 14 years later I won’t go near a pool once September ends.

Most people around here don’t think twice about telling summer to piss off, but I’m trying to soak in the last of the pool days, watermelons, and fresh cocktails before moving on to apples and pumpkin everything. There’s things I love about each season. This cocktail came from me wandering around the store, grabbing everything that sounded delicious and summery, and mashing it in a glass.

For each drink:

  • 4-5 raspberries
  • a few mint leaves
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1-1.5 oz gin
  • Dry Cucumber Soda

Muddle the mint and raspberries in a shaker. Add the gin, lime juice, and ice, and shake it up. Pour in a glass with more ice, top with cucumber soda, and lightly mix. Garnish with a raspberry & mint leave.

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Bird feeders…

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Oh boy, a blog break spurred by not having a computer is not the best of blog breaks! Some idiot (ahem, me…) spilled iced coffee on my laptop last week, and while being computer-less helped me make progress on some projects, it also caused me to fall waaaay behind on others.

The good news is there was no damage- Apple being the amazing place that they are, sent it out for a full exam just to be safe. It came back with a good bill of health and a bonus tune-up to boot. Only sippy cups from now on (shout out Contigo).

Today I just have some pics from a trip down to Tucson last weekend- we went down for the night to see the amazing Maria Bamford, and stopped to feed the animals at the Ostrich Farm on the way.

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And when everyone ends up wearing practically the same outfit, you gotta get a photo, amiright? Wow, how may shades of grey can fit in one pic? A lot.

Well I’m off to catch up on your blogs because I’m waaaaay behind!

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Snaps

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1// Diving Lady- an iconic vintage sign in Mesa, AZ
2// Cute cat, duh
3// Cucumber soda- my go to mixer this summer with gin and a squeeze of lime or lemon
4// VW Bug. Enough said.

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1// Yellow wall fun with my friend Brittany
2// Pool floating (koozie from Hicksville)
3// The cam that filmed me as a baby :)
4// Newest addition to the fam- more on that later!

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1// Cereal Milk Ice Cream from Momofuko Milk Bar
2// Van
3// View from The Frying Pan in NYC
4// Shop cat guarding beers and candy

Keeping this short because things have been crazy this week. But I never got around to do a post on our New York trip, although I shared our day at the beach and happy hour with Chantilly. So here are some Instagram photos from that trip and other snaps from the summer.

Hope you’re having a good week!

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On the Rails

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I really was born to travel. As far back as I can remember, I had dreams of driving through every state, flying to far away countries, and learning different languages- although that last goal changed after a few Spanish classes and realizing how hard it is ;) I feel so lucky to have found my match in someone that feels the same way, and is up for every possible vacation opportunity.

We travel to Oregon at least once a year to visit my family, and even though there’s the restfulness of a trip “home”, there’s still the excitement of finding new things to do, places to eat, and sites to see.

We drive by these tracks in Eugene on the way from my mom’s house to downtown. Obviously these aren’t passenger trains, but there is still one that goes through Eugene, and it got me thinking about train travel. We don’t even have an Amtrak stop in Phoenix, but I love the ease of traveling by train in Europe and the east coast and wish we had that option for quick trips.

Eugene train tracks

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scarf & necklace: thrifted
dress: Buffalo Exchange
shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
sunnies: F21

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Do you travel by train much where you live?

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