Friday, November 30, 2012

sunny day

{I know I know, it seems I can't stop posting about the weather lately....}



I have been trying really hard to embrace the foggy/rainy weather that has enveloped us lately (it's not really working).  BUT, one of the good things about the foggy weather I decided, is that it makes you super duper appreciate the sunny days.  Like today.  We had a little lunch picnic outside and I completely ignored my to-do list and spent the day soaking in the sun.  Because it is so so precious.

Have a happy (sunny?) weekend!

p.s. it is way to green outside to feel like almost-December.  weird!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

giving thanks



My brother Nick and his wife Camilla came up for Thanksgiving this year.  We are still feeling very grateful for such fun visitors and delicious food.  We decided to focus on the Native American side of thanksgiving this year--it just made sense because of the two vegetarian lady chefs who were not about to cook a turkey!  We made Navajo tacos (soo authentic! haha), autumn succotash, pueblo rice, pomegranate walnut salad, and creamy pumpkin pie bars for dessert.  We fit in lots of outside time (I'm actually still tired!), and I even made everyone do a craft project (spaghetti box feathers).

Oh my stars, there is so much to be thankful for this year.
Hope you had a nice thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I am thankful for the sun

On Saturday the sun came out for 7 minutes.   It was amazing!  It's been oh so foggy/rainy/overcast around here lately and I have been missing the sunshine like crazy.  When I casually mention the gloomy weather to long-time-locals they just laugh and say, oh just you wait until january, it's the worst!  And then I get super worried.
Oh dear.  It is what it is I suppose.  I am trying my hardest to embrace this inland northwest weather business.

We've been eating our weight in apples lately.  I'm thankful for those too.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


some snapshots from a foggy thursday
(and here's to hoping that this weekend includes a heavy dose of vitamin d!)

Monday, November 12, 2012

sweet home :: a front room

This was the hardest room in the house!  Evan and I couldn't agree on a 'purpose' for this little front room of ours.  I wanted a cozy library with overstuffed chairs and ottomans.  He thought it should be a bit more functional, with places for people to sit and chat.  So we sort of compromised and it ended up being a love seat in a library that's also a front room.  Haha!  We are still looking for another chair(s?) to go in this space, but I'm really in no rush.  Also, it's a pretty small room, so I am trying to be careful not to stuff it full of furniture.

I'd been saving up my wildflower money for bookcases and rugs (does that make me sound super boring??  Should I have been saving for a speedboat or a trip to Aruba?  ahh well.).

 I love love love sitting in front of that sunny window and since the rug is made of wool, you'd better believe it's Gesso's favorite spot too (smells like sheep! yum!).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

fall colors


my phone is full of fall and puppy photos right now (aaaaand food, naturally).  It's just how things are, ya know?

In other news, I got my annual haircut this week!  *spoiler alert*  It looks the same, just shorter.

Monday, November 5, 2012

painted lanterns

I've been working on some projects for the baby room this week (things are really happening in there, people!), and these were simple to make and made me pretty happy.

I had inherited a whole pile of craft-hand-me-downs (craft-me-downs?) from a friend, and there were three white lantern kits that needed some love.  So I broke out my watercolors and decided to give them a little color.  

I mean, I realize that you can buy colorful lanterns, but where's the fun in that?
(answer: there's not any)

I opted to not use the light-kits (so many cords!), and instead just tied some ribbon around the frame and stuck them to the ceiling with a couple of push-pins.

Boom!  Lanterns.

(since snapping this picture last week, the lanterns have migrated to the other corner of the room...it must be the weather?)

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