mary ann

Mary Ann
loving Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream. It’s magic.
eating No sweets, a challenge for lent.
reading Psalms and Proverbs- for Lent as well
wearing snow boots, unfortunately
making I was gifted a subscription to The Sugar Block Club a monthly quilting square challenge. I am two squares in and loving it.
watching old episodes of Frazier, like a nerd


The New Year was welcomed in with the flu and a BIOS corruption in my laptop. So the search for the perfect replacement ensued. The purchase required three major decisions:

1. Mac or PC
Ahh, the ever present question in the computer world. I have always dreamed of owning a Mac. But when I was adding up the costs for not only the computer, but needing to buy Office for Macs, and reformatting many of the programs I had and use on a PC the decision made itself. I was sticking with a PC.

2. Brand
What I found next was the panicky feeling I get when walking down the shampoo isle. Volumizing, cleansing, moisturizing, curling, straightening, and the list goes on when all I really wanted is a shampoo that cleans my hair. The computer section is similar. Dell, HP, Samsung, Lenovo, Toshiba, and so on when all I really want was a laptop whose BIOS wasn’t corrupted and whose battery lasted longer than two minutes. To make a long story short, I’ve had bad experiences with Dell and HP. I researched a few other branded and I decided to try Lenovo.

3. What the heck kind of Lenovo?
I needed one that would run Adobe Creative Suite, decent screen size but still portable, lightweight, and nice to look at. This is what I ended up with:


A Lenovo IdeaPad U430, isn’t it cute.

Il Primo

MA and I both love coffee and breakfast in general. Last weekend we set out to try a local classic.

Il Primo

Bretton, took our egg sandwich orders (We both had ciabattas. I had ham and cheese and  MA had sausage and cheese).

Il Primo

This cash register has seen a few days…It has lots of character, like Il Primo.

Il Primo

MA had a coffee of the day, Kenya Velvet Roast by Panache out of Seattle. I had a cinnamon roll latte (caramel, cinnamon, and vanilla syrups).

Il Primo

Here is Peter, demonstrating his expert barista-ing skills.

Il Primo

Stephanie made excellent sandwiches.

Il Primo

Il Primo is extra special because they sell all of their coffee, syrups, and chais in bulk.

Cosmetology: The Art of Hair Design

My favorite quality in a hairstylist is one who can give a better haircut than you could imagine for yourself. 

Eric Fisher Salon

Mary Ann and I have both had our hair cut by Kylee at Eric Fisher Salon


My favorite thing about Kylee is that she comes up with fun hair styles that are low maintenance. 


I love this specific cut for Mary Ann. When Kylee finished cutting and styling, MA looked like she got subtle highlights. It was really just the long blended layers. 


Wow. I wish that I could cut hair! The pros make it look so easy!