Pinned and 'Grammed

Holy mid-May, it's almost summer guys! Even Mondays are a little happier this time of year. This weekend roundup is dedicated to you, summer. Let's have a drink and get our tan on real soon, ok? And by "get our tan on" I mean wear 85 spf and hang out in the shade. I'm of Irish descent, 'nuff said.

1. This weekend started with a Negra Modelo and the boyfriend making chicken tacos. Feels like summer and tastes like summer. Aww yeeah.

2. So I don't have a garden and I can barely keep houseplants alive - srsly, I somehow killed my diy terrarium... I thought those things were basically self-sustaining? But it's spring-ish summer, I'd like to have some plants around. SO, I think maybe, just maybe, even I could keep this ball of moss in an apothecary jar alive... by Pink Serissa.

3. I'm determined to get my apartment fully decorated by the end of the summer. I know, that's a long time. Decorating gives me anxiety... so I'm taking baby steps. One piece of artwork each week until every room looks awesome. Here's my second purchase, Catloaf by Jen Ray (and here's my first).  Of course I Googled "catloaf" and discovered that it's actually a legit term used to describe a cat sitting with all four paws tucked under its body... you know, as legit as urban dictionary gets anyways. I encourage you to Google too, let's get weird.

4. Hoorah for summer movies. How rad is this retro-style movie poster for Inception? These others aren't too shabby either...

5. The weekend started a little early this week with the celebration of miss Kate Donaldson's birthday. With fruit/slurpee/tequila/champagne cocktails on the patio and a cake illustrating the timeless debate bear vs. shark, the night ranked high on the awesomeness scale.

6. In honor of future summer patio celebrations, I started looking for a new drink with the right amount of sweetness and booziness (and maybe a little less slurpee). Well call off the search. Meet the blackberry smash.

7. My all time favorite instagrammer is Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious. He does a 'gram series of the same hill - or to put it in instagram terms #samehilldifferentday. This Saturday it was all about kite flyin'... awesome. Follow this man: @pauloctavious. Oh and he has an adorable dog named Gizmo who makes frequent instagram appearances.

8. Here's to more picnicking this summer. Who's with me? Image found here.

9. With a name like Sweet Action and flavors like Colorado margarita, chocolate andes mint, chai (!!), and salted butterscotch, this little ice cream shop is a must for summer. If you're in Denver, go immediately.

Arts and Treats

Oh hello, Monday. Since Miss Monday has to crash the party, I thought I'd spend today's post reminiscing about the weekend. Some would say, hey don't live in the past man! but I say reflecting on happy moments and awesome internet finds is good for your gratitude muscles...

1. Lazily browsing Etsy shops in my pajamas, now that's my kind of shopping... Found this lovely little print via The Paris Print Shop.

2. I srsly have a crush on the site this print came from, Busy Building Things. Aaaand this print is also a free wallpaper download... sigh, heart these guys.

3. Ever wonder what summer tastes like? Two words: huckleberry lemonade. Denverites, get it at The Hornet.

4. Holy gorgeous food photography, French Cuisse.

5. So you know all those times you played beer pong in college?? Oh yeah, ha I never played either... anyhoo Friday Academy makes ceramic red solo cups! Ok, that's cool.

6. Graffiti encouraged in a gallery? Well allllright. Go write on the wall at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

7. I'm always discovering new artists while I'm working at this place. Robert Elfgen's work is definitely pin-worthy.

8. I live right next to a magical place called Aspen Grove (really it's not magical, it's an outdoor shopping center) and every month they host a Paris Street Market. They had these giant metal letters for sale. Pretty rad find for the suburbs.

9. No explanation needed. Just enjoy... and then order 12. Confetti cookie-wich via Tookies.

Happy Monday, friends!