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I already shared a couple iphone photos of our Wallace Falls hike last month but here's a handful more shot on film. Wallace Falls is actually a series of waterfalls—first the small falls, then the lower, middle, and upper falls.... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at elephantine
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This tray, these earrings, this mug, and this kitchen. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at elephantine
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A pretty palette of flowers spotted while on a walk... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at elephantine
Hi Anna – I love hearing that! You visited some of my very favorite places. I've enjoyed putting this guide together, but it makes it even more enjoyable when I find out that it's actually useful. Thank you. x
Hi Megan – the few I knew about in Seattle aren't there anymore. I did recently use one up in Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, though!
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I've been having fun this week guest pinning for Shopify (which is what I use for Mignon Kitchen Co.) and wanted to share some of my favorites. Here's the rest of my 'dream kitchen' board! charcuterie board / mug /... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at elephantine
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thank you, ashley! I get my filmed scanned and sent back to me digitally by Pro Photo Connection (in CA). I've also tried Richard Photo Lab (also in CA) and a lot of high-end wedding photographers get their film developed there – but they're more expensive. I have also tried a few local places in Seattle but I wasn't as happy with the results. Since I have a nice printer at home, I have a stack of glossy 4x6 photo paper and print out photos that way (which isn't that often). In my experience, since film can be unpredictable, it's better to look at your scans first before paying for the entire roll to be printed.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on san juan island on film at elephantine
I use Kodak Portra 400, and yes, I typically do edit, though it's pretty minor -- just some slight color correction and exposure adjustment for overall consistency.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on san juan island on film at elephantine
thank you, Elizabeth – these were shot with a Canon A-1.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on san juan island on film at elephantine
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I've been to the San Juans several times as a kid but not at all in recent years. Visiting again after all this time reminded me how special of a place it is. (Here's what we did, if you missed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at elephantine
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thanks for the recommendation, annette!
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ah, I haven't gotten around to Dandelion Wine yet! that quote makes me want to even more, though. Ray Bradbury's writing always feels so alive and sensory.
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I haven't heard of that but will look into it – thanks, Lan!
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is one of those books that I've read but for whatever reason can't remember very well... but I'd love to revisit it one of these days. If you're also a fan of Kafka (or even if you're not!) you might enjoy Murakami's short story 'Samsa in Love': http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/10/28/samsa-in-love And I'm glad to hear these posts are useful - thanks, Sera! :)
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I'm not familiar with The Miniaturist, but I'll check it out – thanks for mentioning it!
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I've been wanting to read that. I'll try to get to it soon!
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I've been reading a bit less in the last couple months, but am still working my way through my ever-expanding reading list. Here's four books I loved and would recommend... 1. The Moons of Jupiter (Alice Munro) — "It had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at elephantine
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I love this color palette – it feels so relaxed. x
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2014 on Etsy Faves 09: Summer Sea at HAPPINESS IS...
thank you, charlie :)
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2014 on a weekend on san juan island at elephantine
thanks, tash!
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thank you, emily! :)
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A rose from the backyard... now I just need to learn how to prune a rose bush properly! Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at elephantine
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you should! it's beautiful there. and thanks, angie :)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on a weekend on san juan island at elephantine
thank you, sera :)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on a weekend on san juan island at elephantine
thank you! and film is a lot of fun – there's always a surprise or two every time the scans come back from the lab :)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on a weekend on san juan island at elephantine