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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.
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Posted 17 minutes ago 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
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Spot On
Photo: The Oregonian archives I woke up in the middle of the night to huge wind gusts and rain beating down so hard against the house and windows I thought for a moment it had actually made it in. I have to admit it was a little scary. It’s the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Spot On
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at Spot On
OLD DOGS DO NOT DIE We have a secret, you and I, That no one else shall know, For who, but I can see you lie, Each night, in fireglow? And who but I can reach my hand Before we go to bed, And feel the living warmth of you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Spot On
Rest In Peace, my sweet boy. You were my bestie, my shadow, and one of the most incredible Dalmatians ever. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Spot On
Apparently they let just about anyone become an adult these days. *poof!* How did that go by so fast? What happened? I only have these cupcakes {{made with the salt of my tears}} to share with you. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Spot On
The road past this stand wound up and down, back and forth, round and round. It's one of those back country roads that seems to go on forever. Did you pass that house before? A this-doesn't-look-familiar-no-wait-it-does kind of road. I was headed the back way over some small mountains to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Spot On
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Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Spot On