Sunday, March 23, 2014

0069 -- spring is coming

And there I go again getting wrapped up in life and forgetting about this little blog of mine...things have been busy this month. We had some friends in town from North Carolina (see below), I've been working a bunch, I got tattooed, I gave up meat, and spring is surely springing.

Despite all the busy, we've been able to keep positive about all the change and how little down time we've been getting. I've been working on some wedding invites and some ice cream branding outside of regular work that has been really fun and has reminded me why I do what I do. I've been missing the fashion world here and there, but I'm sure this break is doing me good.

The weather here has finally changed (thank goodness)! There are little flower buds everywhere and the trees look like their starting to grow back their leaves. We still have many more weeks of rain, the forecast says rain until Friday at the moment...ugh! 

Anyhow, here's some photos of the past few weeks:








Saturday, March 8, 2014

0068 -- music holes

For a long time while I worked I wouldn't listen to anything. I'm not exactly sure why, or if I was even really aware that I was doing it. Lately I've found myself falling down rabbit holes of songs and playlists while I work. Constantly tapping my feet as I pixel push logos or retouch product photos. I've been so intrigued by my own sudden re-spark in songs I thought it was worth sharing a few.

My current go-to's have been:
Tycho- awake (the whole album tho)
Crystal Castles-
Lymbyc Systym- truth skull
Q Lazarus- good bye horse
Her Space Holiday- the young machines
The xx- you've got the love remix
Blonde Redhead- equus
Broken Social Scene- anthems for 17 year old girls
Grimes- oblivion
Knesset- bitter hearts
American Analog Set- punk as fuck

All this music thought makes me think about sharing songs and how it's something as I grow older I do less of, or I should say, I do less of with a large group of people. I can remember in high school constantly trading tapes and CDR's of amazing mixes with everyone in my circle of friends. These days it's rare to bring up an album or even listen to a song all the way through when I'm with company. Anyhow, hopefully maybe you'll enjoy these...

Update again soon.


Monday, February 17, 2014

0067 - the list

This whole not shopping this is getting to me. I'll admit it. It's been hard not to get myself a little something here or there and of course, I'm seeing everything I want. Spring is approaching and I am longing for shorter sleeves, less layers, and sunglasses!
I really blame the shopping craving on:

these AMAZING mules
this retro inspired swim suit
this pair of boyfriend denim
these awesome (!!!) spotted shorts
mmm sweaters
this funky sweater
forever in black (glitter)

PHEW! I'm a wanty lady! I have been trying to go through and clean out my closet and I now have to decide how to get rid of these goodies...I used to have an Etsy shop and I've seen some pretty good "shop my closet" Instagrams, but I'll have to do some more research. Got any good spots?

With the help of my dad's air miles I've booked myself a little trip back south to the desert leaving the husband at home so I can meet up with my gal pal Dawn! I am thrilled we are going back to the Ace for a few days!!

We've agreed that we have to do more than just drink (we have a tendency to just drink all our meals starting the moment we get there). I'm thinking I'll take her to Moortens Garden (you know the one from our wedding).

Anyhow it's sushi happy hour time for us. Update again soon!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

0066 -- Liebster Award Q&A

My lovely blogger friend turned real life friend, Laura, has nominated me for a Liebster Award, now I'm not too familiar with that many blogs anymore and sadly I just haven't had a ton of time to get back into my online reading so I'm going to skip nominations, but these questions were just too fun and I can spare some time away from work!

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
this is tough! i really like a lot of places and i really don't know if i'm the settling down about the 3 places i know i would like to have a little apartment:

2. What is your favourite thing about yourself? 
i think i like that i know what i stand for. i like that i'm comfortable enough to stand up for what i believe in and not back down. 
now if this question is about my looks i think i like my spidery old lady hands, filled with character!
3. Do you have any pets?
sure do! we have larry and cat (also known as white cat, whi whi, moo cat, ect)
4. What is your favourite makeup product you just can't live without?
i always wear a high spf tinted moisturizer and bright pink blush.

5. Favourite genre of music? Least favourite genre of music?
i really like a lot of things, but i would say i'm stuck in the 90's. i'm really not a fan of country. here's a few things i've listened to this week:

6. All time favourite movie?
reality bites and royal tenenbaums.

7. If you could only keep one vintage item that you own what would it be?
probably my fox fur trimmed full coat, she's a beaut!

8. Most memorable day/night out?
most memorable day would have to be our wedding! it was easily the most magical day ever! 
the most memorable night out would have to be night we got into Paris and we wandered around the empty and freezing streets of Monmarte.

9. When was the last time you had a day that felt like 'The Best Day Ever'?
Saturday after going sledding and catching up with one of my dear friends from Esco who now lives up here in Portland.

10. Are you an early riser, or a night owl?
I'm a bit of both. I often wake up early thanks to the chirping of the cats, but I like naps so I can stay up late. I find I am most creatively productive at night.

11. If you won a competition that gave you the chance to spend a whole day with you idol, who would you pick? (It can be a style icon/musician/author/reality star etc)
Kathleen Hannah or Kim Gordon, they're both really amazing women.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

0065 -- an update

Gosh things have been a bit all over the place. I've been working a lot and trying to figure out my place among a growing company and balancing out my personal life-- being newly married, making new friends, and continuing to keep the friends I have. Not to mention still trying to find adventures everywhere!

We've had a lot of fun getting to figure out Portland, our new routines, the best routes to get to the grocery store, and how much ice we cannot walk on. But it goes without needing to say that it's been hard being without our constants and consistent details. We miss our friends, we don't talk to our families as much, and this weather is definitely something new.
Here's some photos of our recent adventures and excursions although, most of them may be in the kitchen...

This past weekend and the end of last week we got our first snow storm and no one warned us that Portland really does shut down. There are no salt trucks here so the snow just stays. People don't drive, and suddenly parks are filled with children and parents shooting down hills on sleds. We found it so fun and magical for a few days, but I'm on day 3 of being out of the office and I'm ready to get back to work.

I'm trying a new "no-spend February" so I'm not doing any shopping of goods other than groceries and house hold supplies. It's been hard I can't deny, but it's been fun putting together little shopping lists for the future. Here's a few of my biggest crushes:

I'll try and get better about updating and posting again...can't promise anything though! ;)