Summer Beauty

by Tammy Strobel on August 20, 2012

{Note: I’m participating in The August Break. Are you?}


Over the weekend, Logan and I ate amazing food, saw Pink Martini play at the Portland Zoo, and stained the tiny house on Sunday afternoon. In-between these activities, I took a lot of photos, read, and watched my kittens snooze in the loft. In short, I’m enjoying my last few weeks in Portland.

What did you do this weekend?


1 Rose Byrd August 20, 2012

Tammy, so neat to be able to stain the whole house in a few hours! Great looking concert you attended! And the cat, zoo, and lucious summer foods surely helped round out a great weekend for your guys! I took the whole day off from computers on Saturday, spent a lot of extra time with my four-legged family members, did a tad of yardwork, spent quality time sharing with friends over coffee, etc., and played in our new local jam band. Great conversations with the hubbie, as well.

2 Tammy Strobel August 20, 2012

@Rose – Good for you! I wasn’t on the computer much this weekend and it felt so GOOD! xo.

3 Frank | Modern Monkey Mind August 20, 2012

In contrast I was on the computer WAY TOO MUCH. This wouldn’t have been that bad except it was all consuming, no creating, no writing. I did get out for a while yesterday and sat on a hillside in a local park reading a Game of Thrones for a couple hours though, which was lovely. (the pic I posted to instagram and my tumblog is the view down the hill from where I sat.)

4 Caroline McGraw / A Wish Come Clear August 20, 2012

This weekend was an exciting one for me, as I became the proud caretaker of an 8-week-old kitten, Bootsie (Boots for short). It’s been a life-long dream of mine to have a cat, and so I’m happy to share that this weekend involved welcoming our own ‘rowdy kitten’! :)

5 Tammy Strobel August 20, 2012

Ohhhh how sweet! Please share photos of the little kitten. Xo.

6 Aime August 20, 2012


Pray tell me, you are taking the cats with you to the ranch??? :( hope you do!!!!! I can’t wait to see how they will like the ranch!!!
This weekend I spend more time in my kitchen, made lasagna, baked potatoes and flan for dessert :) my family was very pleased.. Specially my brother hehe… :). Now I am trying to cook more and avoid restaurants.. This week worked very well :)

7 Tammy Strobel August 21, 2012

@Aime – Of course we’re taking the cats. I wouldn’t leave them behind! :) xo.

8 Eveline August 21, 2012

Hi Tammy,

I love your website and your life style, I live in the netherlands. I just order your book. Cannot wait to read it.
thank you for so inspiration. lovely pictures hmmm jamie the fruits : )
have a great day!

9 Tammy Strobel August 21, 2012

Thanks for ordering a copy @Eveline! I appreciate it.

10 Caroline McGraw / A Wish Come Clear August 21, 2012

Thanks, Tammy! And yes, absolutely – our little one is featured and pictured on this week’s post at A Wish Come Clear. Here’s the link:

11 Tammy Strobel August 21, 2012

@Caroline – Ohhh she is so cute. :) So happy for you.

12 Caroline McGraw / A Wish Come Clear August 21, 2012

Thank you! Thrilled to be able to share her sweet face with you. xo right back. :)

13 John D'Alessandro August 22, 2012

Beautiful richness on the coffee beans photo. I just discovered your blog and am starting to dig in. My favorite part so far is how the posts, as a whole, flow together and give me a feeling of lightness. Like I need to whisper around here or something. I’m especially fond of your pictures, especially the ones of your tiny house here

Looking forward to more. Thank you Tammy.

14 Tammy Strobel August 23, 2012

Thanks for the stopping by John and for the kind words. You just made my day. :)

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