Most of yesterday was spent with K, house-hunting. What started out as lunch plans morphed into a very fun and busy day. She thanked me profusely for being flexible and spending the day but to me, it was easy to give my time to a friend who appreciated and respected my time. However, it got me thinking about how I am almost always happy to accommodate the people whom I care about. Was I born this way or did I practice personality yoga often in my life that I have become so ‘bendy’? I don’t know the answer to that but I think it is because I innately trust that the people whom I give this flexibility to, will never take advantage of it.

Today’s bits:

Although I don’t have a lot of greens to harvest yet, I love Willi’s 10 Simple Ways to Cook Greens post. I especially like the idea of a simple tart using the greens. Being Asian, I always turn to sautéing my greens. That’s delicious and easy but sometimes you just need new ideas.

I love my ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster and since I am such a sucker for type, these tea towels appeal to me.

Another homemade ice cream company here that sells their ice cream at Seattle farmers markets – Half Pint Ice Cream. The Sweet Treats mobile carries their ice cream. I have not had a chance to try them yet. I have yet to try Parfait as well which sells their ice cream in a mobile.

I cannot live without my Envirosax. I have used them for groceries, shopping and even the beach. But here’s a cute alternative – furoshiki.

I got to know West Seattle quite a bit recently, here are some businesses that caught my eye – Fleurt Studio, I have a weakness for floral displays in windows and The Swinery, everyone should have a sustainable butcher in their neighborhood.

You all know that I love my paper – here is a book I am looking forward to, Paper + Craft. Here’s a little sneak peek into some projects the book will offer.

I am in the market for some good outdoor lounge chairs – these handmade deck chairs by Gallant + Jones fit the bill, I think. (via Design*Sponge)

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