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✠✠♢ Small Town Lovin’ ♢✠✠

This farm girl ventured back to her roots this weekend to celebrate the 71st Annual Hector Flight Breakfast, and was it ever a blast from the past. There’s something so very comforting about leaving the city and experiencing life at a bit slower pace. Dear Hector, you still have my heart.

Welcome to small town goodness.

Some friends you can meet again after years and still feel like no time has passed.

Where the magic happens.

And we have planes.

We’re from here.

Cruising main.

Home of the Mustangs.

Learn how to fly.

Still to this day, I associate the elevator with the jelly beans in the office. Best jelly beans IN THE WORLD. At least when I was five.

We shall come back soon, dear Hector.

■■ This is the world I want to live in… ■■

Rice + Salad = Pure Goodness.

✧✧ Progressive Dinner Day ✧✧

Last week was Mama’s birthday! A progressive dinner day was in order to celebrate. Namaste, Victor’s, and Wise Acre all in one day? Yes, please.

A finished Tofu Masala Curry, Coconut Chai, and Mango Lassi at Namaste Cafe.

Plato Vegetariano at Victor’s.

Pineapple Soda

Vanilla Custard with Salted Caramel Sauce at Wise Acre Eatery.

Brunette Brownie Sundae at Wise Acre Eatery.

✙✙ Velvet and Floppy Hats ✙✙

I recently rediscovered this superb vintage vest that belonged to my papa during his college years. The fact that he owned a velvet vest makes me all sorts of happy.

Hat, Tanktop – Target. Shorts, Vest, Belt – Vintage. Boots – Steve Madden.

<<< Through rose-colored glasses... >>>

Looking at the world is always greater through rose-colored glasses. Sister and I must create time for a weekly “experience enhancer” session.

Our meal was full of veggies, beans, curried tofu, rice and grains, a pear, and my ultimate fav, the garlic-stuffed olive. Can life get any better?

These boots were made for walkin’…..

and that’s just what they’ll do…

Vest – thrifted. Hat – my papa’s. Tights – Target. Boots – Steve Madden.

•••∇∇ I’ve got more dreams than you have posters of your favorite team… ∇∇•••

Afternoon lunch, coffee, and daydreaming makes for some seriously positive energy fields.

Green Beans and Polenta

Asian Style Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Cashew Sour Cream Polenta with Sun-Dried Tomates.

Pour Over Coffee

Homemade Pour-Over Coffee

⇐✝✝ With the fringe on top…✝✝⇒

Today is a definitely a fringe day. Then again, most days are. Everything, in general, is epically better with fringe.

Jacket – thrifted

««▲▲ Skål! A very Swedish evening… ▲▲»»

All things beautiful – good food, good music, good company. Life is happening.

Eggplant Lentil "Burgers"

Eggplant Lentil “Burgers” with beets dipped in cayenne honey.

Skål!

✠✠ Summer energy is flowing… ✠✠

Summer. Full of lounging, exploring, supporting, and best of all, loving.