Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Heading to Alabama for Thanksgiving.

See you Sunday.


Monday, November 23, 2009


I'm having trouble documenting lately, having trouble taking photos and coming up with things to write about which is strange because I'm enjoying life so much right now. Really enjoying being present and engaged with what's going on around me. Enjoying connecting with people and working really hard.

I'm feeling content.

This weekend I made
these earl grey butter cookies
and this focaccia bread with parmesean and onions

probably because I'm having lana withdraw.

Cooking has been a nice outlet. It's a great creative process with relatively little time commitment and instant satisfaction.

I'm loving weekends at home.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ruffles and Frills

My new outlet for all things painfully feminine. Here.

Savon de Marseille

I think my favorite purchase from Portland was a big block of rose and olive oil soap from the french import store nationale. It's one of those soaps that you can use on practically anything from your skin, to dishes, and even your floors. It's kind of like the french dr. bronners, but it smells nicer. It smells like flowers and sunshine. I'm mildly obsessed.

From their website:
Big blocks of olive oil based soap have been crafted for one thousand years in the South of France. Since 1688 French law has declared that only soaps that are crafted using ancient methods, and containing only the purest ingredients, shall bear the famous mark “Savon de Marseille.”

It takes the Maitre de Savon (soapmaster) two weeks to make Marseille Soap. The delicate mixture of olive and vegetable oils, alkaline ash from sea plants and Mediterranean Sea salted water are heated for ten days in antique cauldrons.

Monday, November 16, 2009


No photos.
The week away was super inspiring.

Potland was awesome. Friendly people, great vintage and handmade things, and the best food I've ever had at Mother's Bistro.

Seattle was pretty, but hard to navigate and very little vintage. It felt like a city of young professionals in REI jackets. It wasn't really my favorite. But we made some nice friends at the Field House pop up shop. And they also had some of the best chocolate I've had in a while.

Vancouver was nice. It was beautiful driving over the Canadian border. The city is super walkable, and the highlight there was most certainly Macleod's books. Stacks and stacks of books organized by genre. I wanted to get a big wingback chair and spend all my days reading through all of the antique texts.

The trip was rainy and gloomy, but still magical. Especially driving from city to city on a treasure hunt.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Leaving Today

Portland : Seattle : Vancouver

Going for work, going for inspiration.
It should be an adventure. It's going to be rainy.
I'm going to drink lots of coffee.
Take lots of pictures. Soak it all in.
See you in a week.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


For some reason I'm always suprised when people buy things from my etsy store. I list things and then forget about them until I get an e-mail saying that someone has discovered my little shop and purchased one of my treasures.

All that to say I have one Peruvian blanket left in my shop. Just one.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Pac Man

Our costumes.

Halloween : Lewes DE

Jason and I went to visit the fam this weekend in Lewes. It's the cutest little town and we had about 200 trick or treaters while we sat on the front porch and ate chili. I think this was by far my favorite costume: