Monday, March 5, 2012

what to wear ::

what to wear ::
and...just to take THIS picture a LITTLE too seriously, I have already picked out outfits for my imaginary trip.  
Won't you join me?                                       



$175 - couture.zappos.com 2.High waisted swimwear $138 - anthropologie.com Steve Madden sandals $120 - stevemadden.com

Wish I was here


I have an affinity for finding hearts in nature or in ordinary objects.  I always try to take a photo of the heart. I am always so touched when someone emails me and says when they saw a heart, it reminded them of me.  Thanks for sending this photo Kate.


This awful Portland weather has me wishing we had a sunny + sandy vacation planned.  This heart shaped island would be the perfect place to celebrate our two year anniversary.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

searching high and low

On a cold, wet, and gray day I set off to find some inspiration in the city I call home
This is what I found.

Why yes, yes it does.
Looking up at my local Target.


Beautifully messy paint jar display at the Anthropologie on Couch Street.
Just browsing.  This makes me want to get my paints and brushes out.

 Where do you go to get inspired?



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What to wear ::

What to wear ::


Man is it coming down today.  This is what you'll need if you are coming to visit me in Portland today. 


1. Burberry Prorsum double breasted trench coat $3,195 - net-a-porter.com2. Missoni wellington rubber boots €139 - luisaviaroma.com 3. Jane Norman polka dot umbrella £8 - janenorman.co.uk

Monday, February 20, 2012

this is real life

photo by the amazingly talented cori kindred

I started this blog out of necessity.  I started it because I missed having a creative space.  I love color, textures and being inspired and I needed somewhere to explore that.  and so here we are. I am still figuring all of this out, what it is exactly I want to put here, share here, make this place.  I just hope when people visit here they leave with a smile on their face. 

and please don't be shy. leave a comment so i know your out there. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentine's day

Valentine's day has always been a favorite of mine. I love spreading the love to friends and of course to my family. Here are a few of my photographs that I have taken over the years in the name of love. Enjoy xoxo!










Monday, February 13, 2012

rain or shine

i should have this
I'm pretty sure one of these should belong to me!


from left to right Rainbow Straight Umbrella [AO0061] - $40.99 : romwe.com Rainbow Walker Umbrella £9.99 - brolliesgalore.co.uk