Friday, September 28, 2012

vanilla & lace

I found this awesome shop this morning called Vanilla & Lace. It's all hand made in Portland and actually quite affordable. The blog is great too, filled with lovely photography, food and DIY. Now I just need to decide what to order...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

the death of the red wall

After living in our new house for 4 month or so now it's about time I share some photos. For those of you who know me well it'll come by no surprise that the entire place was decorated within a week of living there, the living room painted within two. What's lame about this before and after is it's sort of old, and I may have been drinking when I took these pictures because they are quite sloppy. I do plan on taking some quality pictures of our lovely new home one of these days, but after 4 months of not doing that, I've decided to share the few I have taken. The living room has changed slightly, with the addition of an awesome vintage bar cart Will got me for my birthday and a great hair pin coffee table we scored at a garage sale, but the wall color hasn't changed, which is really the point of the post.

Alright, where was I? Ah yes, accent walls. For those who read this blog often, you know I've been mildy obsessed with dark grey/black walls for quite some time. I initially wanted to paint our blue bedroom black and white, but as we spend 90% of our time in the living room, I decided it took priority. That, and the fact Will looked like he wanted to kill me every time I brought up pulling apart our bedroom to paint. So, I sold him on painting the living room, or part of the living room I should say, partly because I passed it off as "just a few walls" and partly because he hates red accent walls just about as much as I do. See? I knew we were perfect for each other. It was actually his idea to paint the red wall white, which I'm really glad we did, it's nice to have a bright wall offsetting the dark grey. It was also his idea to hang the mountain print (previously over our bed in the apartment) on the wall, next to his Grandpa's ice pick. He's got an eye that one, let me tell you, I was very happy with the result. Also, I got my grey walls, so I'm a happy camper. I especially like that it breaks up the living room and gives us a little "diningroom".

So for now, here are the before and after pictures, and I swear I'll take better ones, but you get the general idea.



ps - How awesome are our "diningroom" table and chairs? Scored those bad boys at Value Village for $30. It was a great day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

a drink & a story

I stumbled upon The Boys Club this morning, a new blog with great cocktail recipes, and a lovely story to accompany each one. Moving quickly throughout the day and rarely slowing to read has become all to familiar, and it's nice to stop and digest a little story now and then. Especially if a cocktail is involved.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ipad wallpaper

They sort of make me dizzy, but I dig 'em.

download here

► C A M P ◀

Will and I snuck out of town this weekend for a little camping in Leavenworth, on Icicle Creek. On the way home we stopped at Steven's Pass, which opened it's lifts this summer for the first time. They even let us bring Moe up, which was slightly frightening, but he handled it like a champ.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Will someone please tell me where to find this poster? I see it everywhere and I love it.

like here and here

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Post

I had a shoot a few weeks ago for one of our projects downtown, The Post, and have been meaning to share them. Here are a few faves, and you can see all of them here.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


The big day finally came yesterday, Tyler and Tarah's wedding was absolutely gorgeous.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

f o r r a g e

I'm excited to share an awesome up and coming online marketplace that I'm personally pumped about. Forrage is an online trade-marketplace designed to help redistribute items and reduce consumption. What the hell does that mean you ask? It means getting back to the basics, bartering for items using what we already have. It's a great idea, and I encourage you to get on board. The site itself has yet to launch, but you can sign up to be in the know here. They also have a great blog, packed with DIY ideas on how to reuse and repurpose what you already have. Not to mention one of my projects was featured, which made my day :)

So go check it out, and sign up today!

Monday, September 3, 2012

island weekend

Will and I finally got up to Friday Harbor this weekend, and it felt great to get out there, I miss it so much. My Aunt and Uncle were visiting from California, and we filled the weekend with great food and much needed catching up. A perfect end to the summer.