Friday, June 26, 2015

Boulted Bread

Aaron and I (and Levi) went to a fantastic bakery in Raleigh this morning, Boulted Bread. It was recommended to us by a baker friend, and when we saw it opened at 7:00 am on weekdays, we were there. When you have a toddler that wakes at 6:00 every morning, you're always looking for something that's open early. This place was good. So simple - a handful of incredible pastries, hot or iced coffee and tea, and their four signature breads. That's it. Outside there are picnic tables lined with veggie and herb raised planters. It's set in an old historic, walkable neighborhood, Boylan Heights, just on the edge of gentrification.
The pastries were the most flaky and flavorful I've had. The bread we got, their signature, Levian, tasted like a sour rye but with a chewy crust and soft moist crumb. It was really special. It was a little pricey- otherwise we'd be there a few times a week, I'm sure. Aaron had his bread book out as soon as we had the bread, so maybe we'll solve that problem with a home version.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Aelfie Rugs

How great are these rugs? I read about about Aelfie Oudghiri on and instantly loved the colors and patterns. Both warm and modern. We've been rocking a pretty cheap cross-patterned cotton rug in our living room for a bit now. I'd love to update with Saskia or Lounah.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mr. Boddington's Studio

I'm loving this stationery designer. I'm getting a little burnt out on the letter press thing, and love the energy and whimsy Mr. Boddington's Studio brings.  I'd love to do this Record of Birth.

time and changes

I know it's been a while. I miss the blog and want to give this one more go! I left facebook because I was feeling like my attention span was getting shorter and shorter, and just overall mentally distracted. But I miss the space to share. Of course, much has happened since my last post. A partially finished kitchen renovation (post to come), my baby grew into a talking, sleeping toddler, and another NC winter. The biggest update is that our new baby girl is due at the very beginning of August.

Due just one day before Levi's second birthday, we can't wait to meet her and have her join our family. Other than some nausea and tiredness in the first trimester, this pregnancy has been really easy, and I'm feeling very at peace about this next phase. I suppose given that we moved and Aaron started school when Levi was two weeks old, us having the ability to nest a little and just 'be' after the baby is born makes this time around much less stressful.

I'm happy to be back!

-xox Laura