Monday, November 19, 2012

5 years

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Our 5 year anniversary was last Sunday but it was a really busy day for us so we decided to really celebrate it the following friday. The plan was to go to an apple orchard and pick some apples and have one last fall hurrah but once we got to sauvie island we realized we were a little too late.. I was kinda bummed but we ended up having a blast anyway... stopping off to explore this old house and the property. It was foggy and perfect... I could've stayed all day.

Then we warmed up at a coffee shop on the way home, chatted nonstop about how grateful we are for life right now, and topped it off with a romantic dinner that evening.

Being married to him is such a gift... one I hope I never take for granted. Here's to a million more anniversaries like this.. (or at least like.. 80)

Friday, November 16, 2012

shop for christmas!

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Fall/Winter Vanilla & Lace
Fall/Winter Vanilla & Lace
Fall/Winter Vanilla & Lace
Fall/Winter Vanilla & Lace


You may have noticed my shop was closed up for few weeks. I needed that time to fulfill previous orders and just have a little rest, to be honest. But the shop is reopened now for a limited amount of orders for Christmas... (or just yourself!) I'm taking fewer orders this time around so I can be sure to have them all done and out in plenty of time for Christmas... So basically what I'm saying is if you've been wanting to order and you'd like an item before January I'd recommend ordering today..

All orders will ship by December 7th!

Thank you (times a million!!) for your endless support!

Visit my shop here!


Monday, November 12, 2012

FLASHBACK

Exactly a year ago we we're finishing up almost 4 weeks of traveling through europe (i think we saw every square inch of germany). I remember lots of driving, and being perpetually cold and hungry but it was also some of the most fun i've ever had..sooo many memories.
A few:
In the Netherlands we got confused and ended up driving our big van down the BIKE(!) freeway thing... there were middle fingers and people punching our car but i was dying of laughter.
In Paris we practically ran to every famous sight so we could see all of them in the one night we were there.. I don't think my feet have ever hurt that much in my life but it was worth it.
In Berlin we stayed at this awesome hostel that used to be an old hospital, it was amazing!
In South Germany (can't remember the city right now..) we stayed with the nicest girl who made us spaetzle (which none of us liked..oops!) and we drank what she called burp water which was a mix of coke and orange juice.. it was weird and did in fact make you very burpy. 

(lets not forget though, i did experience what may be the worst day of my life on that trip--i'm looking at you Ukraine! i've never been so confused and tired in my life...worst 24 hours ever)



europe flashback
europe flashback
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europe flashback

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If i could have my way, I'd save up every last dollar I could and travel with Josh around the whole world. Maybe one of these days... 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

a sleepy end-of-summer evening

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sauvie island
sauvie island
sauvie island
sauvie island
sauvie island

Somehow in the middle of the chaos that was our summer, I managed to forget to post these photos from a corn field adventure. We had just finished a relaxing day on the beach and on the way home these fields were crying out to us to stop and take advantage of the amazing light and surroundings.

There were a million of these tiny frogs hopping around everywhere.. and right after josh snapped that photo we ran to the car just in time to dodge a stormy downpour.

I'm thankful for these seemingly uninteresting memories..
and that i have a [patient] someone to share them with.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Long time no see!

Hi friends!

I took a little blogging break for the month of October and it was fun to unplug and feel disconnected but I'm really excited to be back with a fresh perspective! I missed it, in a healthy way...

October was pretty great, in a crazy sort of way.. but i'm glad its over! I did an insane amount of sewing, josh got an awesome new job and we moved to a new house.. all of which i'll expound on soon!

Looking forward to lots of fun in November.. it's my favorite month after all!

P.s. Can we all promise to eat at least one box of these pumpkin macarons from trader joes.. they are too delicious to pass up. who's in?

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