23 January 2012

impromptu photo shoot/ the trip

The last few days have been rainy, snowy and overcast. Perfect January weather. It's also perfect weather for curling up in a ball on the couch and reading and/or falling asleep.
Lately it seems all I want to do is take naps! But when I try, I can't, for whatever reason.

Have you seen the movie The Trip? Besides it being very funny (with spot-on Michael Caine impressions), it takes place in northern England, namely the Lake District. Seeing where they filmed made me want to travel there, and I would, in a second.

A grey day like today makes me think of England, and when I saw that little mini cooper on the street near my apartment it allowed me to pretend that for a second, I was in England :)

Simultaneously, my dog Mosley sat on the couch next to me and allowed for an impromptu photo shoot:

Hope your Monday is going well.

02 January 2012

oh sweet coffee.

So today I took advantage of my free birthday drink. Had I known that this was a regular perk for starbucks registered gift card holders in previous years, this wouldn't have been my first year of having a free drink on my birthday.

Nevertheless, husband and I took a brisk stroll down to our local *buck and presented my free drink voucher. I decided on a venti (yes, venti) Salted Caramel Mocha. I was a bit unsure about how I would like it, as while I do love a good salted caramel, I wasn't sure about if I'd like drinking one. But I was pleasantly surprised with the taste. And can I say that this is probably the last heavy drink I'll have for a while, as I briefly checked the drink's nutritional info before leaving the house and I won't share with you the shocking numbers.

Anyway, I hope you had a great new years eve and day. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of this blog, and I hope posting will increase in 2012.

And here is a shot of our dog, enjoying the new years festivities.

31 December 2011

Since it's been almost two months since I last updated, I thought I'd pop in to say hi before 2012 comes around. And look! A new header! It was actually supposed to ben an animated gif, and for some reason I can't upload it here, either Yay! Here it is!

Happy new year!! Hopefully print garden will be posting more in 2012. Thank you for reading, and your comments. 

04 November 2011

dream house

I think I might use this blog for a bit of a pin board. (Yes, I know about Pinterest.) But I just want a small resource and I think this might be the best place for it.


Things I like about them:
Airy yet cozy, Natural colors and fibers, high ceilings, nothing too fancy, everything looks loved. Lots of unpainted wood. 

16 October 2011

Back from Iceland

This space has been empty for a while; as I was doing a bit of traveling this past week! We went to Iceland for a bit of relaxation and fun. It was a great trip and I plan on showing you some photos of the places we went while we were there. I should have some photos up here in a little while. Check back soon!

Above, a photo of our first meal there: A belgian waffle with cream and jam with a latte at Mokka. So good.

30 September 2011

see you, september

September flew by. October, for a lot of reasons, is my favorite month of the year, and I'm looking forward to enjoying the crisp autumn days. That reminds me, I have a granny square blanket I have to finish so I can wrap myself in it during this cooler weather!

What is your favorite month?

PS - first photo: my new wrist worms from Sandra Juto. A gift from my husband. I love them so much!

26 September 2011

20 September 2011

Kanelbullar and brick paths

I've been listening to a bit of autumn-themed music lately. Blue skies are gently turning to overcast; wind gusts take fleeting breaks in exchange for calm.
What is your favorite autumn music? Magnolia Electric Company has always been a favorite, but lately I have been enamored with the Swell Season.  So good :)

Below, a photo taken with my phone while taking a coffee break (fika!) from work. The coffee shop is on a corner of a street in a small town where we live, and for some reason we chose a busy time to sit outdoors, as so many cars were moving about and people were driving like chickens with their heads cut off. It was a bit stressful to watch!

This week has been incredibly busy (worked through the entire weekend, putting in 12 and 14 hour days in a row) and it's finally starting to calm down a bit.

 The photo below is of kanelbullar, a Swedish coffee roll. Sadly, they were made from a box, not from scratch. But we bought the mix at Ikea, and when we made them it smelled just like Ikea. So perfect for a fall day. They were very good, especially with a cup of strong coffee, sitting by an open window with a sleeping dog warming your feet.

I think there is a theme starting on this blog: coffee and food. And autumnal things. Oh, if it could be autumn all year round, I would die happy.

09 September 2011

Fall: Recap part 4

Photos are from my honeymoon in Portland, Oregon back in 2009. In the order they appear:
Butternut squash ravioli at Cafe Reese
Latte art at Coffeehouse NW
Portland International Rose Test Garden
Next three - all taken at the Japanese Garden
Menu at Broder

I hope you enjoyed the last few days of posts. I will be back soon with something else! Or, maybe, more of the same... :)
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