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thanks for asking, dawn! writing is going well -- I will hopefully have an update about that progress, too, in the coming weeks :)
Toggle Commented 17 hours ago on two for today at elephantine
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A peek at my latest hobby... sewing my own clothes! It's been pretty gloomy here and hard to photograph with natural light, but I'll try to share more soon. (Here's the shirt I made with the stripe knit jersey.) Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at elephantine
Hi Stacy – thanks for stopping by :) I love Bird by Bird, and agree that's it's one of the best books on writing. I keep meaning to read the other books she's written!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
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This exterior, these twin spice containers, this rug, and these crepes with whipped meyer lemon ricotta. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at elephantine
actually, they were collected all on one walk! I just made a point of seeking out as many different colors as possible :)
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2014 on the beauty of leaves, part two at elephantine
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at elephantine
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Six and a half months ago, when I planned out a vegetable garden, I secretly hoped that gardening would be my new thing. A new passion. As it turns out, it's not, and that's totally okay. It doesn't mean I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at elephantine
Wasn't it good? And now I'm curious to see how the movie compares...
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
Ah, the ever-growing tower of books :) It can be daunting sometimes, but I try to remind myself that having too many books to read is better than having trouble finding a good one.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
You're very welcome. Happy reading :)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
Glad to hear it! thanks, Chelsey.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
You should! :)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
I haven't read either, thanks for the recommendations! The same thing happens to me, too – I savor really good books, and I also tend to like the slower paced ones.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
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Have you read anything great lately? These are my favorites from the last few months, all very different from one another. I loved On Beauty because the prose sparkled, The Book Thief because it was dark, poetic, tragic, and beautiful,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at elephantine
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For a while I've been wanting to go to Rattlesnake Ridge, especially when I saw these engagement photos, and this morning ended up being the perfect time to make the trip. It's just an hour from Seattle and a 4-mile... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at elephantine
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It's easy to lose track of time while looking through The Purl Bee's sewing projects and knitting projects. I see so many I'd love to make, given time, patience, and practice. (And this woven plaid scarf... wow.) Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at elephantine
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Out in the yard, they appeared nearly identical — not so much, anymore. (I love the edges that look burnt.) Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at elephantine
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This scarf, this temporary tattoo, this dessert, and this gallery wall. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at elephantine
I'm not familiar with that book, but I'll check it out! thank you.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on books, books, books at elephantine
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There must be something about September 18th that makes me feel especially smitten with autumn – after snapping these photos, I realized this was my post from exactly a year ago. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at elephantine
Try checking a hardware store -- and no, the magnets are on the front, between the strip and the pliers.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2014 on my office, in progress at elephantine
yes! you can see silver versions of the pendants in the 5th photo: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203508105/floret-necklace-pre-order
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2014 on a belated anniversary + a giveaway at elephantine
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A few weeks ago I realized that it's been five years since launching my jewelry shop. Five years! In some ways a lot has changed since the beginning and in other ways it's still very much the same. I haven't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at elephantine
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To any of you who live in or near Seattle – you should check out the book sale this weekend at Magnuson Park! I went this morning (my haul, above) and was certainly not disappointed. The books are super affordable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at elephantine
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It's beginning to feel like fall, and I'm craving soup... tomato soup in particular. I have three 'tricks' for making a delicious tomato soup: (1) roasting the tomatoes first for more complex, rich flavor, (2) adding just enough half-and-half to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at elephantine
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