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Seattle-based designer inspired by all things sweet, simple, and vintage.
Interests: design, green tea, paper, photography, classic movies
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The other day, over lunch, my girlfriends and I were discussing New Year's resolutions and one of my besties said she wanted to focus on taking better care of her skin. Nodding in approval, her declaration reminded me of my own battle with skin care and the time and commitment it took to finally resolve it. So today I want to share that with y'all. Please keep in mind that skin care, and beauty in general, is a personal topic and is different for everyone. You are the only person that lives in your skin and should know it best... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at one fine dae
yay!!! so happy to hear that. =D i'm sure it must be a great feeling to finish it right before the new year, too.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2014 on on finishing the first draft at elephantine
I'm sitting here, the last Sunday evening of 2014, trying to find some clever or noteworthy quote to bid farewell to this year, but can't find anything to sum up what I want to say. I have to confess, 2014 hasn't been the best year. It's not terrible, and there are a few highlights (like being brace-free after 3.5 years), but overall, I feel like I took a few steps back in life and still trying to make sense of everything. There's only so much I can do to control things before I have to let the universe do its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at one fine dae
According to the winter solstice, days should be brighter and longer from now on out, but it certainly doesn't look or feel that way from where I'm standing. I'm really dreading winter. Mornings are especially hard this time of year and all I want to do is linger in bed ever so slightly longer as the weekdays progress. Life is a bit up in the air for me these days. As much as I want to embrace this uncertainty, who am I kidding? I always need something to keep me grounded and lately I don't have an anchor holding me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at one fine dae
I'm so happy to hear that, Amy! Whatever your business means to you, stick to it...regardless if it's a "hobby" or a true business, as long as you give it the attention and love that it needs. Thanks for visiting!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on let's talk business, ch.1 at one fine dae
yayyy!! congrats to you rachel! well deserved. =)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on my story won! at elephantine
yum!!! happy 4th july rachel.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2014 on strawberry cheesecake popsicles at elephantine
I love the excerpt! sounds like a great beginning to a beautiful yet probably heartbreaking love story. =) and congrats on the feature, dear!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on a feature + a novel excerpt at elephantine
I haven't been to Victoria either and would like to go sometime in the future.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2014 on summer day in canada at one fine dae
Aw! Thanks for the notebook feature, Rachel! That ice cream also looks so yummy. =)
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2014 on four faves at elephantine
looks so yummy! i bought some strawberry balsamic and mango coconut lassi popsicles yesterday, but will try making my own soon!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2014 on it's summer... at elephantine
Frederick and I spent the first day of summer in beautiful Vancouver, BC. My umpteenth time, and F's first. This part of the drive is always my favorite on I-5. The road curves softy between rocks and trees, and it almost forces you to take a minute to appreciate your surroundings. We had planned on getting some all-you-can-eat sushi and Korean bbq, and exploring Gastown, but diverted all plans after running into the International Jazz Festival, and decided to grab street food and enjoy great music under the sun. A change of plans made for an interesting afternoon of taking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at one fine dae
Shannon, don't worry girl. I'm sure you'll find ways to make this work for ya! I always have hope whenever this happens. =)
My succulents and Charlie soaking up some sun. Made lunch for mom and me. Ham and fried egg sandwiches with melted provolone and mozzarella, mayo, lettuce, and sliced kosher pickles. Yum! A new self-portrait to replace the old and barely identifiable one my friend took of me almost half a decade ago. (And sporting my new favorite tee from Everlane!) Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at one fine dae
wow! such a happy accident. yeah, i wouldn't think this blue is your typical color palette, either, but against the gold wires it really stands out! happy friday, dear.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2014 on lucky in blue at elephantine
It's cool you're finding new ways to inspire yourself, writing wise. Whatever works right? =)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2014 on writing less, writing more at elephantine
Spent some time with friends strolling around West Seattle this past weekend for their annual garage sale. Didn't pick up anything good, but managed to snap a few shots here and there of the charming little neighborhood. Also found a cute nursery that I hope to visit again soon. Photos from Instagram: Lights at Cafe Ladro, pretty things inside Fleurt, sidewalk scene, and fuchsia golden gypsies at West Seattle Nursery. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at one fine dae
Looks like such a fun trip! These photos are so charming.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on a long weekend in vancouver at elephantine
These are looking so cute! Nice progress. =) My mom bought seed starters from Swansons and they're currently filled with her plants. I wonder if different brands are better than others. Hmm..
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2014 on garden notes / early april at elephantine
Regina from Oh, Albatross makes the sweetest little animal toys. The bear and the bunny are my two favorites. She has some great vintage finds, too. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at one fine dae
oh, i've been meaning to visit those cherry blossoms on campus, too! they're always a delight to see when i was in school. i need to go on a day when there are less visitors though...haha. someone always inadvertently photo bombs my pictures. have a good weekend!
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2014 on Life In Five 04 at HAPPINESS IS...
It's funny. Not too long after I wrote my first "let's talk business" post, several conversations that I took part in (online and off) coincidentally were centered around the topic of being true to yourself, your work, and your values. It's weird how the universe has a way of grouping certain situations like this together. It doesn't happen very often, but I find it quite serendipitous whenever it does. When I started One Fine Dae almost four years ago, I knew that one of the things I always want to do is be true to myself and my craft while... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at one fine dae
oooooh. looks fun. can't wait to see your progress!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2014 on the garden of sixteen possibilities at elephantine
I took my mom to Swansons Nursery this past weekend. A first time for both of us! This place is huge. With a great selection and so much more. There's even a gift shop, cafe, and koi fish pond, all nested inside a bright greenhouse. Much of my time was spend browsing houseplants and getting tips from a friendly sales rep on how to keep succulents alive for more than a month. (Yeah, quite sad, really.) After a couple of hours, both my mom and I walked away with happy purchases. Here's my stash. The miniature ones are the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at one fine dae
it is a pretty art work as I keep looking at it during the panel discussion. =) it was also nice to meet you yesterday!