Spring Into Summer

It's hard to believe that it's been a whole week since my last day of school! Max and I celebrated the end of the school year last Thursday with a trip to our nearby (and very authentic) sushi bar, Toyama. It's the first Japanese restaurant where we've encountered chopped wasabi instead of the paste. It will definitely clear your sinuses ; ) Sushi dinners always remind me of our very first date which was at Michi sushi in California. *heart*

And although my teaching was done, the truly difficult task of packing still lay ahead. Ugh.

Luckily, my wonderful husband gave up time during his three-day Memorial weekend to help me! This is him Tetrising some of my boxes into Pepper (yes, only some boxes - it took several trips and our house now boasts teaching boxes everywhere). 

Max and I took advantage of the Memorial Day sales and picked up lots of new furniture! We promptly enjoyed the new lounge area by our outdoor fireplace: 

And we also had a silly dinner at the heads of our new ginormous table:

We would need tablecloths for the new tables, and Anthropologie offered these ones (that match my very favorite Anthropolgie tablecloth gifted from my sweet MIL) for half off! Score! 

We also picked up a sofa (that has yet to be delivered) and bar stools for the theatre room! We got a super deal on the bar stools. They are leather and swivel, which were musts for Max, and after all, it's his room ; )

(Side note- the contractors are set to come in July to stain our banister!! That means only one more month of our whitewashed wood, yes!)

Max also planned and installed some gallery lighting for our Cayman map. 

Usually I call myself his "happy helper" when I assist him in his projects, however we were cracking up when we saw this hat at Lowes. I'm deeming myself his "lil' helper" from now on. I almost bought the whole kit because it was so cute! 


  1. I'm so jealous that you're done with school! Looks like you got a lot done!

  2. SO excited to hear about the contractor coming to stain the banister! That is going to TOTALLy change the look ---in the most awesome sort of way :)

    and i LOVE the LIL HELper!!


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