Busy Bee

Hey there loves! These photos were taken in my Mamma’s backyard yesterday. She always has a yard bursting with flowers and fruit, which definitely keeps the bees happy. Today she and I are having a lunch/sewing date. I bought an off-the-shoulder Hawaiian print dress at the thrift store last month with the intent of turning it into a matching crop-top and skirt set. My mom grew up partially in Spain and had to take a sewing class daily. As a result, she and all her sisters are amazing seamstresses. It’s a skill I wish I’d studied more from her, so I try to find little projects that she can help me with. Later today I am going to my old high school’s football game to watch my youngest brother Eli play baritone saxophone in the marching band. He is so musically talented! And in terms of my general state of mind … Brasil feels so close! Today I checked the weather app on my phone to compare and it doesn’t quite cover the week I will be there, but almost! Looks like high 70s/low 80s and mixture of thunder storms and of course, SUN! It’s so nice that I will just be diving into another summer and skipping the colder months here. Perfect timing ;).

Oi amores! Essas fotos foram tiradas no quintal de minha mãe ontem. Ela sempre tem um quintal repleto de flores e frutas, o que definitivamente deixa as abelhas felizes. Hoje ela e eu estamos tendo um almoço / data de costura. Eu comprei um vestido estampado havaiano sem mangas no brechó no mês passado com a intenção de transformá-lo em um top de colheita e saia combinando. Minha mãe cresceu parcialmente na Espanha e teve que fazer uma aula de costura diariamente. Como resultado, ela e todas as suas irmãs são incríveis costureiras. É uma habilidade que eu gostaria de ter estudado mais dela, então tento encontrar pequenos projetos que ela possa me ajudar. Mais tarde, hoje, vou ao jogo de futebol do meu antigo colégio para ver meu irmão mais novo, Eli, tocar saxofone barítono na banda marcial. Ele é tão talentoso musicalmente! E em termos do meu estado geral de espírito… o Brasil se sente tão próximo! Hoje eu verifiquei o aplicativo de previsão do tempo no meu telefone para comparar e ele não cobre a semana em que estarei lá, mas quase! Parece alta 70s / baixa 80s e mistura de trovoadas e claro, SOL! É tão legal que eu esteja mergulhando em outro verão e pulando os meses mais frios aqui. Momento ideal ;).

xx

Mariamma

Spring Mood Board

The new Instagram feature where you can save photos has quickly turned into a mood board. Scrolling through, I started to realize how cohesive my photos and interests are and thought they would make a nice collage to share. I hope these images inspire you as they've inspired me! There is a lot about social media that doesn't sit right with me but the ability to share and have access to inspirational art is undeniable. 

Enjoy 

Mariamma

Chiquito

Summer is magical and I am gulping it down.

I feel really lucky to be in Chico, my hometown #2, at this pivotal moment when the creeks are warming and the college students have left. Us locals get to take over what is rightfully ours ;). The sun is warm on some days, perfect for walks in the park under the epic oaks. And other days it's hot, perfect for whole afternoons spent at swimming holes.

Summer is medicine and I am gulping it down. 

xo 

Mariamma

San Pedro

Yesterday we woke up early and went to breakfast along the Marina and then decided to use the beautiful day for some exploring. First stop was the Korean Bell of Friendship and then down the road we stopped to hike down to the Sunken City. There's still so much of LA I haven't seen, and little trips like yesterday's really remind me of that. We ended the day at a Dodger's game ... my first pro baseball game ever! We ate plenty of "Dodger Dogs" and garlic fries and drank $15 tall cans. It was a good time. :)

Happy Easter! 

Mariamma