Crooked Lake

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Here are a few snapshots from a recent camping trip in Southern Michigan. Nothing makes me happier than morning hikes, afternoons spent at the lake, and campfires at night. 

Leo Jameson Rice

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As Jen mentioned in her beautiful apartment post, Matthew and I became parents on January 31st. I can't believe that Leo Jameson is already 5 months old. Cliche as it is, they really do grow up so fast! I've been back at work for the last month and though it's hard to leave him everyday, I will admit that I like being back in a world with adults. All of these photos are from my instagram account, which you're welcome to follow if you don't mind being bombarded with photos of my little dude. @annahummingbirdgirl  

As a mom, vintage isn't quite as practical for everyday wear. I'm working on selling off my huge collection, much of which has been photographed for this blog. If there was something you especially loved, let me know and I can give you a price. 

There are so many "mommy blogs" out there that are full of inspiration. Here are a few of my favorites: 
Baby Foode - Run by one of my friends, Michele creates amazing baby food recipes to inspire adventurous eating.  Leo has just started eating "solid food" and I can't wait to try out some of her recipes. 
Bleubird - I've been reading Miss James blog for years, long before I started working on my own family. I love the photos of her beautiful family and home life. 
This Little Street - I don't know if this counts as a "mommy blog" but I love it none the less and since Audrey just had another baby in May I decided to include it. 
I'm also excited for some of my favorite vintage bloggers that have just had babies, or are just about to meet their little ones! Congratulations! 
 Erin from Calivintage
 Megan from Sock Monkey and Gee
 Veronika from Tick Tock Vintage 

Summer Solstice

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Over the weekend, I welcomed summer with a 1970s vintage maxi and yellow mums. I can't wait for camping, swims in the river, and a return to California. I am getting married in a month!

Vintage Yard Sale in Ann Arbor

If you are in the Ann Arbor area, I will be selling some vintage dresses, accessories, and housewares on Saturday, June 14th. Stop by and say hi!

Ann Arbor Apartment Love

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It's been quiet around here, but all for good reasons. Annalise welcomed a beautiful baby boy into this world a few months ago. I have been busy with school and teaching at the university. In my free time, I have scoured estate sales and antique stores throughout Southeast Michigan to finish our apartment. Almost everything is thrifted, found, an estate sale purchase, or DIY. My midcentury-inspired apartment has been a labor of love, and I think that it is a wonderful reflection of my personal style.

Our apartment is an official entry into Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest. You can view and vote on the entry here.

Harvest

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Harvest is here. We went apple picking at Wasem Orchards just outside of Ann Arbor. I spent Sunday afternoon making apple pie, apple turnover, and apple crisp. We still have 25 pounds of apple left- any takers?

Mac and Cheese

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Even though I'm not going back to school or taking any classes this fall, I've decided that I will embrace September as my month of learning. My first "challenge" is to become a better chef. Now, I'll admit that I've never been a great cook, but have always wanted to be able to whip up a quick and easy meal at the end of the day. It doesn't sound so hard, but after getting up at 5am and working for 8 hours, the last thing I feel like doing is standing in the kitchen over a stove. So, I looked for a fast and simple recipe that even I could handle. I landed on Mac and Cheese from Homeroom, a fantastic restaurant in Oakland. It only took about 20 mins and turned out great! I've included the link to the recipe I used incase any of you are inspired to learn something new this month as well. If you do, be sure to let me know how it turns out.

Labor Day Weekend

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Hello! You may have noticed a lack of posts over here in the last six months. I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging, so I brought my camera along on a couple of outings this weekend. It was lovely to have three days off in a row, and to top it off Ashley was visiting from Philadelphia. On Friday night we met in Japantown, and after an awesome session at Pika Pika (photos to come soon) we enjoyed sushi and karaoke until the wee hours. Matthew and I spent Saturday sleeping in, stopping by a local cafe and spending a few hours at the flea market. We took a day trip to Pacifica on Sunday to get out of the city and do a little antique store shopping. While there we walked along the shore, got sandwiches at Gherkin's, and even saw a small school of dolphins splashing in the waves. Monday we had a mini reunion in the Mission with Ashley, Rachel and Isla for thrift shopping and brunch. We tried a new to us Mexican restaurant called The Little Chihuahua. The tostada salad with grilled veggies really hit the spot. Overall a lovely weekend filled with lovely people. What have you all been up to?