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Portland, Oregon area
A graphic designer + art director living in the Pacific Northwest looking for creativity and inspiration wherever she can find it.
Interests: Equestrian, skiing, sewing, archery, photography, children's literature.
Recent Activity
It's been very Halloween-y here this week. Baby Spot and I went for a walk late last Monday while the sun was settling and it was all twilight, leaving flying, and owls hooting. {{Seriously. The Great Horned Owls are busy out here.}} It was like an episode of The No... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Spot On
Hello! My Name Is: Baby Spot Age: 5 months and counting Likes: Long walkies on the beach (or anywhere really). Digging (to China specifically). Dislikes: Things that run on diesel. They freak me out. Special Talent: Spinning like a salmon on the end of my leash. Mom insists that won’t... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Spot On
Of autumn’s wine, now drink your fill; the frost’s on the pumpkin, and snow’s on the hill. —The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1993 Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Spot On
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Spot On
I love late summer. Right now in the early evening you can smell the last of the spicy blackberries drying up on their vines. The hills and fields are a golden patchwork because of the intense heat. The vineyards are picking the pinot grapes early-ish this year. (My guess is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Spot On
I don't think I really need to add anything here. I believe this photo pretty much sums it up nicely. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Spot On
Isn't he dramatic? And yes, he really does go by the name of Pony Boy. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Spot On
Or let's just look for fallen bird nests and feathers. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Spot On
Long time, no House of Spot. I know, I know… It’s been a bit of a wrecking ball over here with no time to type. If I could sum up the last few months in a few pithy words it would be, “Just get this kid graduated.” This, of course,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Spot On
Sorry for the radio silence over here at The House of Spot. I assure you though, it is a crazy whirlwind. If you think "end of the school year" activities are crazy, then just throw in a graduate. More to come in the following week! Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Spot On
I drive past Pacific Wool and Fiber every day while dropping my kids off to school. And every day I tell myself I should go in there. And then... I don't. What a dummy, right? Love the loom project! Thank you for the inspirational nudge!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2016 on Spring Swing at Posie Gets Cozy
It is a beautiful day. Bridget has decided to go out into the garden. There are many, many weeds. The garden needs to be tidied up. Watch Bridget pull weeds. Pull, Bridget, pull. Weeds, weeds, weeds. Oh, look! More weeds! Pine needles are everywhere. Sweep, Bridget, sweep. Sweep, sweep…uh, oh…... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Spot On
Ah, Easter. In the Pacific Northwest sometimes it’s lovely, most of the time it’s not. This year is was pretty darn nice for it being so early on the calendar. Sadly our original plans with friends were canceled due to a death in their family, so I pulled this rabbit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Spot On
Here we are at Trillium Lake on Mt. Hood, but just for the day. This lake is just past Government Camp and Timberline Lodge and we’ve skied it many times before. Years ago. Before kids and with only Dalmatians in tow. I would keep them leashed in the parking lot... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Spot On
Don't these look absolutely beautiful? The Daughters did such a great job on them this year. What a lucky mom I am, right? The bummer was that apparently I didn't boil them long enough (for the first time ever in a million-gazillion years) and it turned out that they were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Spot On
Thank you for your kind words, Robert! I will jump over and read your lovely blog as well. Thank you again for the note and the link. Best wishes!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on How Does This Even Happen? at Spot On
Ah, yes. More college visits. This particular college, Willamette University, was absolutely lovely. This Daughter thought the same as well. Situated directly behind the Oregon's Capital building (which you can see in the photo directly above) just added to its stateliness. The grounds, the buildings, the curriculum. Wow. We have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Spot On
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Spot On
Well, it gets easier and then, really, it doesn’t. Remember when you watched them walk into the elementary school on the first day of kindergarten? It’s like that but worse. Like to the tenth power. And yet… it’s exciting. We visited two other campuses this past summer with This Daughter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Spot On
Every needle, every branch, every twig is covered in icy, treacherous beauty. It comes crashing down under it's own weight breaking the quiet silence that lays like a blanket over the valley. It's a beauty the trees can only bear for so long. It's a day you're grateful to experience... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Spot On
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne. —Robert Burns Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Spot On