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Jessica
Corvallis, OR
Interests: Beads, Photography, 60s inspired colors, coffee, natural space
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There is something so sweetly divine about the complex, sometimes overwhelming, scent of a rose. It is a sensation that takes over my whole senses! American author Alice Morse Earle (d. 1911) once wrote, "The fragrance of the sweetest rose is beyond any other flower scent, it is irresistible, enthralling;... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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I have been getting bags of delicious fresh green beans in my weekly CSA from Evergreen Creek Farm and finally decided to try my hand at pickling. The beans have been deliciously yummy, but there are only so many ways I know how to serve green beans.... I LOVE pickled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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By Dave Williams Last night I dreamt I was walking through an open green and gold field, highlighted with rich amber strokes of a setting summer sun. There was a long line of people in brightly colored garb parading around the perimeter. The shadows of distant mountains stood watching from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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Everything about the weekend was splendid. Square dancing, ferry rides, live music, fresh, delicious tacos, Sam and Galen getting married... it was a perfect adventure with beautiful people. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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Love notes and postcards make for a glorious day. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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Engagement Walk at Donovan's Place - Corvallis, OR Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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I had a lovely photo day with Brian and Hannah, the cutest of all cute. We took a walk in the woods, serenaded a handful of joggers, and tried our best to dodge the muddy puddles (Hannah had the cutest shoes on and it was a bit muddier than we... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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Bees buzzing so loud, you can hear them from the sidewalk. Under the canopy the sun shines brightly. Little cherry blossoms present themselves nicely. Pink, yellow, blue, and white, all so perfect together. Springtime in this city is ever so darling. Still a bit of rain for days unknown, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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The most precious package arrived on my doorstep. I felt chills crawl up and down my spine as I slowly opened the box. In it, another small box -- something so familiar, yet so removed. A gift from the past transferred and repackaged in the present! A special present most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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Amazing WIld Willow eARTh by Patrick Dougherty Came across this amazing willow installment in People’s Park and later found this article from the Gazette. and this amazing doc of the installment: Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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A super fun photo shoot with two super talented musicians! Lindy and Erika wanted to capture the essence of their upcoming show and decided a touch of vintage class with a sprinkle of musical inspirations was the perfect mix! It was an exciting shoot indeed! "Straight from the oven to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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I had the opportunity to shoot up close and personal at Lollapalooza 2011 in Chicago and had a most fabulous time with my bestie, Susanne. It was hot, humid, and a long four days, but definitley well worth it. I was most excited to see Beats Antique and Beirut on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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I have never been as excited about brewing coffee as I was this morning! My newest thrift store purchase tops all other treasure finds -- a beautiful mid-century percolator: I also found this amazing vintage couch that couldn't be more comfortable!...New furniture will never compare to the amazing craftsmanship of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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A few snapshots from our "Break-up" gathering! It was an amazing evening, with beautiful friends. I want to send out a big thanks to those who came out and spent the evening with us. It is so wonderful to have so many supportive friends! As for the To Do List... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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Recently, a friend noticed a nice shimmer 'n shine coming from my head of hair. I didn't think twice about it and said it was probably from my conditioner. Now, three compliments later, I am beginning to think I should give my new-found glow some consideration. It is extremely exciting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
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It's been an amazing six+ year journey together... and we shall continue this journey as friends. Bestest friends!!! We want to celebrate our reestablishment of independence, so in the style of our fabulous friend, Colin Wright, we are hosting a "Break Up Party." We hope you can join, whether in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at The Brightness of Being
Baahhhahhhaaa! That is amazing. We must hang out. ASAP. Double date.
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2011 on Guest Post: About Schmidt at The Brightness of Being
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Xmas Let's Celebrate with a song! (click the Xmas box above) And if you want to relive a special moment in time, check out our very special holiday video HERE. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at The Brightness of Being
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There are so many reasons to love the new(ish) sitcom New Girl. It's well written, hilarious, quirky, and relative to our age group. What do we take away from the show when the credits roll? The same thing Jessica dreams about every night. Schmidt. Yes, Schmidt. Don't get me wrong,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at The Brightness of Being
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1. I love the deliciously amazing homemade holiday treats from my friends and family at the Co-op. I've never been surrounded by so many talented foodies! 2. The place that I find myself in holds so much beauty. I am wisked away in awe each and every day! I am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at The Brightness of Being