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Leona Lane
Pacific Northwest
The story of best friends creating, discovering and documenting the little things that make life great!
Interests: Photography, Scrapbooking, Europe, Baking, Cooking, Project Life, Health/Fitness, DIY, Exploring
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So what is the PNW aesthetic? First off, as with everything artistic or visual, there are a multitude of ways to express it. There is hardly one correct answer to that question. But I see an unnamed trend emerging. Artists, designers, photographers, everyday folk like us - all taking inspiration... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at Leona Lane
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“To yell at your creativity, saying, “YOU MUST EARN MONEY FOR ME!” is sort of like yelling at a cat. It has no idea what you’re talking about, and all you’re doing is scaring it away, because you’re making really loud noises and your face looks weird when you do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Leona Lane
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These little cactus babies are rocking my world right now! I've decided every girl needs a little bit of hot pink in her life - even me. Years ago, (before Pinterest was a craze) I saw this photo of a kitchen windowsill lined with Harney & Sons tea tins growing... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Leona Lane
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I'm in the last month of my pregnancy and I've gotten the crazy nesting bug! I don't remember feeling quite this way when I was pregnant with Lucy. Maybe it was the all day nausea for nine months, I'm not sure. But this time around I have had the constant... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Leona Lane
Hi Lee! Thanks for your comment! The desk was a hand-me-down but I believe it was originally purchased from Ikea.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2015 on Ideas for Desk Organization at Leona Lane
Lists on lists of happy things. Lists of ideas. Doodles. Midnight inspiration. Perfect and imperfect quotes. ... I love notebooks way too much! This one is super cute! :)
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I found this fun app a couple months back called Steller. You can make little online books and stories with it. We went on a hike on Saturday afternoon to Annette Lake. You can see all my photos in the story below. Hope you like it! Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Leona Lane
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Back with another episode of the little things. For this week it's just like I said on Instagram yesterday ... all the plants, a cup of black tea, corners getting cleaned and an ultra colorful maxi skirt. I love plants! I'm still not sure that plants love me... but we're... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Leona Lane
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I just love how photography captures the passage of time. One of my favorite past time is looking through photos of Lucy on my computer. Every now and then I will come across a photo and it will remind me of another photo I took a long time ago. Each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Leona Lane
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I'm bringing it back, and it's number sixty to boot. When we first started this blog we wrote a post called 'The Little Things' every week. And right about now, it seems good to have a reason to focus on the good, not the bad. The beautiful, not the ugly.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Leona Lane
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I think this is my fourth year of doing Project Life. For a couple of weeks I considered not doing it again, but then I asked my husband if I should continue the project. His answer was YES! He said it in a way that let me know that he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Leona Lane
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-I am feeling more than a little guilty for neglecting this blog, especially to Renae who works so hard here. -I am thinking that a list type blog post about nothing would be the easiest to write. -I am loving feeling lots of baby kicks from my BABY BOY who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Leona Lane
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Well, I've tried and tried to write this post and just can't seem to get it right. So it's time to just spit it out and hope that I get the point across. Here's the gist... I have too much stuff. Joe and I keep talking about minimalism, and it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Leona Lane
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Penny Pincher Tip No.1 // Use What You Already Have One of the things on my "If 2015 Was Perfect" list, was to carve out a reading nook. And since I don't have any perfect attic windows to transform, I decided to transform a corner of our guest room/ piano... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Leona Lane
Hi Christa! A friend and I bought a set of two on Amazon and each kept one! Worked out perfectly!!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on LITTLE THINGS | GIVE PERF BLANKET at Leona Lane
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Guys I'm so not good at keeping secrets! So I'm excited to finally be able to tell you that we got featured in the most recent publication of Homespun!! It's a very crafty publication from Australia! (It's funny seeing Summer and January together on the same cover!) I never dreamed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Leona Lane
Thanks so much for this Elise!! Totally valuable resource. Saving it for projects coming up!
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As I mentioned awhile ago, I decided to embark on a 52 Project with painting. I'm still loving it! I've also realized I like black & white much better than working with color - at least for text. I'm curious to see how this will morph over the course of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Leona Lane
Lovely blanket! I love imperfectness of it and the color palette is perfect. I don't think I have a favorite post from 2014 - I love your mix of posts... photography, crafts, small business, all of it. It feels very balanced. But maybe my favorite from 2014 is your podcast!! I love hearing you chat about small business with so many other creative awesome people out there rocking their thing! Look forward to reading and listening in 2015!
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As fall moves into winter I always find myself reflecting on the current year and thinking forward to the year ahead. This year I've been thinking a lot about life in general, goals and priorities. All the heavy stuff that has a way of keeping you up at night. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Leona Lane
Hi Kathleen! Glad you found our little corner of the internet! The bag looked like an old leather briefcase to me, if I remember right it had two compartments inside and a little metal clasp at the top. I had a friend that had been looking for one for awhile so I picked it up for him. I just dusted it off, shined it up with a bit of oil. I think he is using it as a book bag.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2015 on 7 TIPS ON HOW TO THRIFT WELL at Leona Lane
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If 2015 was perfect... we'd go hiking a lot and spend time in the woods find a new homemeeting cook simple and delicious meals at home drink lots of hot cocoa with or without hazelnut schnapps have a million cuddle sessions with mr. malcolm i'd do lots of yoga listen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Leona Lane
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It's been over a year since I shared photos of Lucy's room. I photographed it in detail in August 2013 when I was still pregnant. Recently we have made some big changes, so I thought I would share a few photos today. We had it pretty well organized and kept... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Leona Lane
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Let's start with a disclaimer... this is not a about 50 ways to hack a Lack table, or any other kind of Ikea furniture for that matter. When we lived in Spokane, I hardly ever went to Ikea, partly because it was hundreds of miles away. But when moved back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Leona Lane
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I hate it when a loaf of bread goes stale - especially a particularly good loaf that I was really looking forward to eating. Seriously, what's better than a really good piece of bread with butter? Anyways, last Thursday, I was cooking up a storm - as in, the kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Leona Lane