Life Lately

Life lately has been all about holding on to summer for as long as we can! 

We're squeezing in all of our favorites before the school year starts. Walks to the pool, dinner outside, chasing bubbles in the yard -we're doing it all!

We also had my sweet Mama in town to enjoy some summer adventures with. We headed to the Greene Street Farmer's Market when she was here. It's every Thursday afternoon during the summer and just a few blocks from our house. Since we belong to the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture program) we hadn't been all season (it's usually the same produce we get in our box, and we get our boxes on Thursday as well) but perusing a Farmer's Market was on our Summer Bucket List and I'm so happy we made it!

My favorite find - the "Make Your Own Bouquet" Zinnias :) 

Suzy's Pops were a close second. Parker loved the live music and the macarons. 

Lowe Mill was another destination to take Ayah. 

She's now a Piper & Leaf tea fan :)

And Parker surprised us with wanting to paint at one of the studios! He's been turning down any and all attempts I make at arts and crafts lately (insert my frowny face) so I was stoked he wanted to do this!

And he was so proud of his work!

 My mom made it to concerts in the park - our favorite way to Monday during the summer!

More Suzy's Pops because they're just so good.

I've been loving the new cardio class at the local Pilates studio - it's called "Fire" and, let me tell you, it feels like it, too ;)

Our garden is hanging in there and I learned a fun fact about jalapeƱos - if you leave them on the vine, they'll turn red! I knew this about regular peppers, but had no idea about the jalapeƱos until I found this guy one day! Apparently the striations come with age, too. There's conflicting information on the internet about whether the red ones are spicier or less spicy - I haven't been brave enough to find out yet!

We said goodbye to the animated dinosaurs at the botanical garden (the exhibit leaves later this month). All summer, Parker has liked the baby triceratops the best!

Also, Huntsville, your coffee house game is strong. My winning combinations - sweet coffee + avocado toast:

And cappuccino + acai bowls:

We've been on a mission to find the best ice cream around, too. Unfortunately, my favorite is an hour and a half away in Nashville (Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream). But Yolo Rollo was a fun try! (Spoiler alert - it earned a perfect 5 for "Presentation").

Handel's was Parker's favorite.

Their scoop size did not disappoint (this was a single).

Summer, please stay!


  1. Y'all are doing a fantastic job of soaking up summer (& eating all of the delicious ice cream!)

  2. Jeni's sells ice cream in our local grocery stores!

    1. We have one grocery store that sells it, but only in pints and only a couple flavors. Being at an actual scoop shop is a whole different world!!!

  3. What is Yolo Rollo?! Is that rolls of ice cream?? That is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I would love to try it. And girl, yes, I SO wish we had a Jeni's closer than 1.5 hours away!

  4. Beautiful pictures! Your summer looks so yummy and fun! Also, that Farmer's Market is on point!

  5. I've been having avocado toast and holy goodness. I've been missing out for years.

  6. So much summer fun in one post! And yay for having your Mama there! I need to get to my Farmer's Market!

  7. So much fun and yummy ice cream! Those flowers are so pretty too! Hope you're getting to enjoy as much as you can. We're already back to school! Eek!

  8. so many fun summer things! now i want ice cream! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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