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Something (hopefully) exciting for you today: I'm giving away a $100 gift card to Mignon! You could use it on anything from mini spatulas to stocking up on greeting cards – whatever your heart desires. To enter, just leave a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at elephantine
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books from childhood always hold a special place in our hearts, don't they? (and I love rereading beloved books, too – it's funny how much you miss the first time around.)
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on recommended reading at elephantine
well... I have to admit that I don't have a ton of knowledge about growing them, because our plants were already there when we moved in. ours are quite big, but I'm assuming you could keep a smaller version in a pot... it's just that it wouldn't yield a ton of lavender. I bet if you asked someone at a nursery they could give you a lot more info ;) if you do get a lavender plant, let me know how it goes!
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
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Lovely lavender from the yard. I've always wanted to make lavender sachets... maybe this will be the year. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at elephantine
that is such a lovely photo of you and your mom! :)
thanks, Jackie, I'll check it out!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on recommended reading at elephantine
I've heard so many great things about that book. Thank you for the beautiful excerpt – it makes me even more excited to read it.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on recommended reading at elephantine
This was the first book of hers I've read... and I actually have Relish on hold at the library, so that will be next. Thanks for the recommendations, Chelsey!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on recommended reading at elephantine
thanks, Robin! I've read The Night Circus but not Everything I Never Told You – I'm looking forward to eventually getting around to it. My "to read" list is never-ending, as well :)
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on recommended reading at elephantine
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A few books I've enjoyed recently... 1. Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) – "It was early in the spring; there had been a little frost in the night, and a light mist still hung over the woods and meadows. I and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at elephantine
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these are all so cute. I've never slept in a teepee, and can't wait to hear/read about your experience :) xx
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2015 on Four Things 17: Wigwam Wuv at HAPPINESS IS...
thanks so much, Anne! I appreciate that. I'm making your rings today :) I hope you enjoy them!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on pink dogwood at elephantine
I would drive. (There's no direct ferry between those two destinations, anyway.) You can check the border traffic and try to plan accordingly: http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/border/ - hope that helps!
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A snapshot from a few months ago that I forgot about until now. (Those petals!) Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at elephantine
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Lately it's felt very summery here, and I've been on the hunt for a new pair of shoes to match. How I'd love to wear these by Missoni, Sperry, Carlo Pazolini, Frye, Adrienne Vittadini, J.Crew, Franco Sarto, and Toms. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at elephantine
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I named this necklace 'thinking of you'... it's made with the sweetest little initial and accented with a tiny faceted bead of your choice. Available in gold and silver. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at elephantine
oh, how funny! yes, I loved the weather, too :)
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2015 on a weekend away at elephantine
unfortunately we went too late in the day and they were sold out of nearly everything! but I had a blueberry donut and it was delicious. thanks for the recommendation :)
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2015 on a weekend away at elephantine
ah, no, I forgot to go! next time I'll be sure to visit :)
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2015 on a weekend away at elephantine
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We haven't done any weekend trips for a while, so I was really looking forward to this one. First we stopped by Astoria to visit the Goonies house (it's the film's 30th anniversary!), then headed to Cannon Beach to gape... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at elephantine
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thank you! yes, totally fine to share, thank you for asking :)
Toggle Commented May 27, 2015 on a spring sale at elephantine
Hi Bella – yes, I think they'd do fine in a pot!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2015 on return of the radishes at elephantine
thanks, Vickie :)
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on return of the radishes at elephantine
thank you, Cathleen!
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on return of the radishes at elephantine
I'm not sure about beets! I like them, too, though – I'll have to give them a shot :)
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on return of the radishes at elephantine