— Feathers and Wax

We came back from our two-week trip to Japan on Sunday and have been slowly getting back into our normal routine so far this week. But I’m already experiencing Japan withdrawals, and have ended up spending my jetlagged early mornings searching for good Japanese restaurants in Houston.

As friends ask me what my favorite part of the trip was my thoughts keep going to our visit on a rainy day to the tiny village of Shirakawa-go, which felt like walking around in something from a mythical legend.

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We’re going to Japan for two full weeks next month! This will surely be my biggest travel adventure yet, and I’m so happy that it will be with Fred (yay!), my good friends Maki and Zach, and yet another great couple, Rick and Jessie.

I’m already heavily into preparation and packing list mode, but I’m so looking forward to this trip that I’m constantly looking up photos of the places we’re visiting to swoon over while I’m at work. Join me!

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I’ve had such a busy week and can’t believe it’s almost over! Work has been intense and Fred and I also front-loaded our week with lots of fun activities and time with friends. So after I help a friend move tomorrow I might take a bit of a breather for the rest of the weekend and unwind. It’s all about balance.

For now, here’s some photos from a picnic we had with friends a few days ago, starring Beaux the adorable black lab puppy. *swoon*

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This month I’ve been feeling really motivated and creative and I’ve been getting back into enjoying all different kinds of goodness in my life, like making music, exercising and spending time with good friends.

I’m really digging bold, happy graphic design in super bright colors right now. Read on for some of my faves, and maybe you’ll catch my good mood!

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I took a break from blogging in June, partly because life was getting pretty crazy with travel, family plans and work assignments. Things are finally slowing down, I’m getting back into my favorite routines and I’m finally able to enjoy these long summer days.

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately…

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Fred and I have gotten kind of addicted to taking small trips to celebrate our birthdays. This year we went to Marfa for his, and last year we went to New Orleans for mine.

So when Fred was able to get a few days off in June we went for it and booked flights to Nashville.

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Part one of my attempts to whip our sad bedroom into shape is finding inspiration on the internet. There are so many drool-worthy bedrooms out there. Let’s take a look!

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With Free Press Summerfest right around the corner and a lot of other great shows coming up on the calendar, it’s time for a live music update.

Read on to see who I’ve seen lately, plus all the great bands that are coming to town soon!

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My dudes, as usual, Free Press Summerfest is right around the corner and I have no idea what I’ll be wearing!

A few weeks ahead of FPSF I like to look at festival style shots from around the world to get inspired. I love Spell the Gypsy’s festival page, they seem to go to the most amazing festivals over in Australia. So jealous! And Elle and Cosmopolitan both had a good Coachella roundup for some truly hot-weather-friendly looks. Read on to see my favorites!

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I know these posts are generally accompanied by photos of actual books, and this one won’t be any different, but I have to admit that audio and e-books are kind of taking over my reading lists now. Anyone else out there an avid audio or e-reader?

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