While at the drive-in this past weekend, we were lucky enough to get a tour of the original carbon art 35mm projectors from the owner of the drive-in himself, Bill. His love of the drive-in and passion for showing films the way they were meant to be seen, was obvious from the start. Bill’s been running the projectors since he was 9 years old, some 42 years now! We were lucky to see the originals in action as they’re slowly being replaced by digital projectors. Within the next two years, movie studios will stop distributing 35mm films, forcing theater owners everywhere to convert to digital projectors or shut down. Rest assured, Bill promised us he’d hold out as long as he could and that as long as he’s around, the drive-in will live on.
On Saturday night Leah and I loaded up the car with blankets, pillows and lawn chairs then headed down to our local drive-in! A trip to the Georgetown drive-in has always been a summer must for us. My favorite part is filling up on insanely cheap (and surprisingly tasty!) food from the snack bar, then bundling up in blankets when the sun goes down. We actually got too chilly by the time the movie started, so we ended up watching from inside the car. It’s always impossible, even as an adult, to stay awake for the second film. Leah barely made it past the intro to the first movie, but to be fair Bourne was kind of a snoozefest!
In our house, Saturday mornings are pretty sweet! This weekend I decided to kick off the weekend by baking a German pancake, which is hands down, my favorite food. I like to eat mine with fresh fruit and a hefty sprinkling of powdered sugar! Anthony dressed up his pancake with his favorite, nutella. If you’ve never had a German pancake (or dutch baby, as some like to call it) you really need to give it a whirl- you wont be sorry, promise!
I’m all for passing along goodness found on the internet, so when I stumbled upon Shelter Co. and read about the amazing services they’re offering, I knew I had to share with you guys. Shelter Co. provides the ultimate outdoor experience for group camping trips, weddings and like events with luxury tents, real beds and modern, rustic furnishings. As soon as I saw the animal hide, wood bench and pendleton blanket, I was sold. Anthony and I are planning a trip out west next month and after seeing these photos, all I can think about is how incredible it would be to sleep in one of Shelter’s decked out tents while being surrounded by red wood trees. Incredible, right?!
We still need a few key pieces for our new place, so we thought we’d check out Midland Market while we were in Indianapolis. Midland is a huge warehouse that’s filled to the brim with all kinds of vintage odds and ends. We didn’t find exactly what we were looking for, but at least it was fun searching!
This weekend Anthony and I traveled north to look for vintage home goods, but first we made a pit stop to visit Leah and Derek in Oldenburg. Anthony had never been before, so I was excited to show him around. We hit up all the local favorites, Pearl Street Pub for dinner, Wagner’s Chicken House for dessert and on Saturday morning we had breakfast at my all time favorite, Sherman House. Thanks again to Leah and Derek for letting us crash and as always, showing us a good time!
Say hello to my little terrarium friend! This little guy has been under my care for over a week now, and he’s still green! This is a very good (and surprising!) thing since I don’t have a green thumb. Luckily this little one is very low maintenance. He just needs a little water, once a week. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he makes it to December- I think he’d look pretty cute hanging in a tree, don’t you?
Anthony and I started a new thing we like to call Housewife Wednesdays. Instead of working at the office on Wednesdays, I run errands, clean, stock up on groceries and fix a home cooked meal for dinner. It’s my favorite day of the week! You’d think I’d sleep in, take naps and mosey about all day, but I don’t. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! I spend the day cleaning house, folding laundry and running around Whole Foods- it’s heaven! One of the best parts about having the day all to myself is that I can eat at all the places I love. After I dropped Anthony off at work today, I drove straight to Blue Dog Bakery to pick up one of my favorite sandwiches in town. My parents introduced me to this sandwich and for that I am forever grateful! Blue Dog’s roast beef sandwich, which is layered with cheddar, horseradish and granny smith apples, isn’t on the menu- you just have to know about it and if you want one you gotta get there early ‘cause they go fast! I found an empty park bench nearby and sat for almost an entire hour savoring every last bite of this bad boy!
I love having fresh flowers in our home. It’s such an easy, inexpensive way to add interest and bring some life into our space. I like to switch up the flower combinations and vases every other week. I’m no professional when it comes to flower arranging. I just pick the prettiest (and cheapest!) bouquet, choose a vase (I picked this one up at Meijer for $6.99), cut the stems and plop the flowers in where I see fit- simple as that!
Last week we celebrated Ashley’s birthday with dinner at Rye. I’d been wanting to try out Rye ever since it opened earlier this year, but nothing on their menu ever stuck out, so we never made it there to eat. Ashley’s birthday was the perfect excuse to try it out! I’m so happy Ashley chose Rye because it was so, so delicious! You know that any restaurant that brings out warm carbs for the table is a winner in my eyes! We started with a pickled plate and tempura avocado & baby carrots, which were both delightful. Ashley enjoyed some signature cocktails. I was tempted to have one myself, they looked so good! All of our entrees were tasty. Anthony and Ashley had chipotle corn gnocchi, Brent had a fish special and I had tomato & watermelon gazpacho with mint, feta, creme fraiche and pistachios. Like I said, very tasty. I can’t wait to go back again- hopefully soon!
I finally got my film developed so now I can share the rest of the photos from The Color Run with you! I kinda love how the disposable camera photos turned out… If it wasn’t such a pain to get them developed (most places have a 10-12 day wait, no thank you) I would start carrying a throwaway camera with me more often.
Yesterday morning we took part in The Color Run, or as some like to call it “The Happiest 5k on the Planet”. Everyone starts the race wearing white and as you run the course you pass through designated color zones where you’re pelted with color! At the finish line you gather for a color extravaganza where you dance around and toss your own packet of color with hundreds of people- it’s pretty darn fun! I didn’t want to lug my camera around, so I brought a couple disposable cameras (yes, those still exist!) to take photos with. As soon as I get the rolls developed I’ll share more, but for now, enjoy these before and after shots.
Have you guys seen these sky lanterns before? I know they’re common in Asian countries, but they’re steadily gaining popularity here. Matt’s mom ordered some for the Pig Roast this year. I’d never seen any in person before, only on wedding blogs (they make for a stunning send off!). It was amazing watching them float off into the sky! They were quite the show stopper! You did good Jeanne!!
I spent the weekend in Northern Indiana at my friend Matt’s annual Pig Roast. It was such a fun time! I got to spend time with friends I don’t get to see regularly, eat lots of good food (Dana’s bacon and cheese corn bread was my fave!), swim in the lake and of course take lots of photos in the Magbooth! Thanks again to Matt and his family for hosting the event of the summer- it’s always a blast!
Last night we headed down the street to grab a pizza and homemade custard from Garage Bar. I don’t recall ever sharing photographs of this former auto service garage turn bar/pizza joint, so I thought I would snap a few to share with you today. I hope you enjoy!