31 December 2011

Since it's been almost two months since I last updated, I thought I'd pop in to say hi before 2012 comes around. And look! A new header! It was actually supposed to ben an animated gif, and for some reason I can't upload it here, either Yay! Here it is!

Happy new year!! Hopefully print garden will be posting more in 2012. Thank you for reading, and your comments. 

04 November 2011

dream house

I think I might use this blog for a bit of a pin board. (Yes, I know about Pinterest.) But I just want a small resource and I think this might be the best place for it.


Things I like about them:
Airy yet cozy, Natural colors and fibers, high ceilings, nothing too fancy, everything looks loved. Lots of unpainted wood. 

16 October 2011

Back from Iceland

This space has been empty for a while; as I was doing a bit of traveling this past week! We went to Iceland for a bit of relaxation and fun. It was a great trip and I plan on showing you some photos of the places we went while we were there. I should have some photos up here in a little while. Check back soon!

Above, a photo of our first meal there: A belgian waffle with cream and jam with a latte at Mokka. So good.

30 September 2011

see you, september

September flew by. October, for a lot of reasons, is my favorite month of the year, and I'm looking forward to enjoying the crisp autumn days. That reminds me, I have a granny square blanket I have to finish so I can wrap myself in it during this cooler weather!

What is your favorite month?

PS - first photo: my new wrist worms from Sandra Juto. A gift from my husband. I love them so much!

26 September 2011

20 September 2011

Kanelbullar and brick paths

I've been listening to a bit of autumn-themed music lately. Blue skies are gently turning to overcast; wind gusts take fleeting breaks in exchange for calm.
What is your favorite autumn music? Magnolia Electric Company has always been a favorite, but lately I have been enamored with the Swell Season.  So good :)

Below, a photo taken with my phone while taking a coffee break (fika!) from work. The coffee shop is on a corner of a street in a small town where we live, and for some reason we chose a busy time to sit outdoors, as so many cars were moving about and people were driving like chickens with their heads cut off. It was a bit stressful to watch!

This week has been incredibly busy (worked through the entire weekend, putting in 12 and 14 hour days in a row) and it's finally starting to calm down a bit.

 The photo below is of kanelbullar, a Swedish coffee roll. Sadly, they were made from a box, not from scratch. But we bought the mix at Ikea, and when we made them it smelled just like Ikea. So perfect for a fall day. They were very good, especially with a cup of strong coffee, sitting by an open window with a sleeping dog warming your feet.

I think there is a theme starting on this blog: coffee and food. And autumnal things. Oh, if it could be autumn all year round, I would die happy.

09 September 2011

Fall: Recap part 4

Photos are from my honeymoon in Portland, Oregon back in 2009. In the order they appear:
Butternut squash ravioli at Cafe Reese
Latte art at Coffeehouse NW
Portland International Rose Test Garden
Next three - all taken at the Japanese Garden
Menu at Broder

I hope you enjoyed the last few days of posts. I will be back soon with something else! Or, maybe, more of the same... :)

07 September 2011

First week in September

Mosley The Dog.
Almond milk/yoghurt Smoothie with strawberries and blueberries.
Mosley, unhappy from his surgery in his cone.
Friday evening coffee
Making granola bars
Lingonberry preserves with cream cheese on toast makes a rainy day much more bearable.

The weather shot up to the eighties, so disappointing! But I think it will be cooler around next week, sometime. Can't wait!

06 September 2011

Fall: Recap part 3

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

02 September 2011

Fall: Recap part 2

Hope you had a good week.  Have a lovely weekend. See you Tuesday, with part 3.

01 September 2011

quick note

You'll notice I changed the title and header image of the blog. I may eventually redirect the blog over to another URL ( I originally started out with printgarden.blogspot.com but made that private about two years ago. I may change it over to this at some point). Just wanted to let you know that you are still at the same place, just a little change going on over here! And of course I will let you know when and if the redirect is happening. :)

31 August 2011

Fall: Recap part 1

I'm not going to lie: Fall is my favorite season of the year. Perhaps it's the crisp breeze that's reminiscent of burning leaves and stale flannel blankets; the cloudless azure sky with the distant sound of Canadian geese departing for warmer winds; I find myself groping for the outlines and textures of warmer clothes in my dark closet, pulling on knee-high leather boots that have seen their share of falling leaves and pumpkin patches. It might just be the shortening of days, when darkness falls and I'm inclined to bake fruit pies and the like. 

I thought it might be nice to reminisce with autumn photos I've taken from the past few years. I'll be posting a few photos from my collection in the next few posts. Look for the next post Friday. I hope you enjoy and possibly post a few of your own fall memories on your blog, too!

10 August 2011

Mornings, 2011

Cool breezes are settling in; fall is nearing. Apple picking comes to mind along with tartan fabics and old leather.  Soon we will be greeted by the goodbyes of the geese, flying to warmth and a new life.
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