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they look so beautiful, shannon! the white calligraphy is stunning.
we did stay overnight, but it was just in an inexpensive no-frills hotel. I always have the urge to go for fancy accommodations but usually my logical side talks me out of it ;)
Toggle Commented yesterday on two for today at elephantine
...from a quick trip to Long Beach last weekend. The annual kite festival was underway! I wish I had more to share, but the foggy weather wasn't so great for taking photos. Oh, well. It was fun to see, anyway. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at elephantine
This beautiful yard, this punched pouch, this sweet illustration, and this pastel coat. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at elephantine
Hooray! It looks fantastic. I wish lots of success to 3 Little Birds :) xx
Admittedly, I've neglected my garden some in recent weeks. I think I got a bit discouraged by some failures: the first broccoli head ended up flowering, my zucchini plant produced squash that only grew to about three inches and then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at elephantine
One day I'd love to have a collection of beautiful ceramics, including some of these from Katakana NY. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at elephantine
peach and mozzarella sounds really good! and I've never tried strawberries with chicken... but I like both, so it's worth a shot ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on mango salsa at elephantine
For some reason I've never paid much attention to irises... but yesterday these white ones caught my eye and I had to bring them home. They're quite pretty. They may have just converted me into an iris lover. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at elephantine
thanks, Dana! I create them manually using Photoshop. Sometimes I'm lucky in finding items that easily fit together, but usually it takes a lot of trial and error.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on garden wishlist at elephantine
yum! that's a great tip – I'll have to try it :)
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on mango salsa at elephantine
My latest culinary love is homemade mango salsa. It's so refreshing. I use this recipe as a guide, though I don't actually measure anything – for recipes like this, I've always found it to be more effective to taste and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at elephantine
Hi Maria – yes, you may republish the photo! Thank you for asking.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on super easy applesauce at elephantine
Driving through downtown on a rainy evening... and flowers and foliage in Pioneer Square. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at elephantine
A few things on my wishlist for gardening... canvas tote / plant mister / planter / bromelia / watering can / hand cream / pocket snips / flower box Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at elephantine
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 Aug 1, 2014 at elephantine
This tray, these earrings, this mug, and this kitchen. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at elephantine
A pretty palette of flowers spotted while on a walk... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 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!
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 Jul 25, 2014 at elephantine
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 Jul 25, 2014 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
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