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A blog about life with two busy boys and the creative moments in between.
Interests: motherhood, parenting, finds, design, gardening, paper, flowers, babies, DIY, crafts, domestic
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A few months ago, when I discovered Behance {mind blown!}, I also discovered the work of Oamul Lu – and illustrator and animator from China. I was captivated by his simple and serene drawings, and particularly, his .gif images of the seasons shown above. I love finding art that puts... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rush and Rest
There comes a time in your life when you start to really cherish your close friends. It's not that I haven't cherished them all along, but it's different now. When we were younger, times were easy and the possibilities of the future were endless. Life was just getting started and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rush and Rest
This past weekend, me and the kids took a quick trip to Manzanita, Oregon with my parents. While most of the Pacific Northwest was enduring a sweltering heat wave, the ocean was……chilly. We had a few hours where the sky cleared on Saturday and it felt warm enough to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Before I head off to the ocean, I thought I’d share a few snippets of weekend reading and browsing. My list of “interesting links” that I continually save is so backed up! Self help, food, and pretty art – that seems to be the theme this week. Oy! 1. New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Oh, hi little long lost blog of mine. This year has been a record for lack of posting but I thought I’d pop in to say hello and wish the remaining three of you reading a happy summer. Time has been scarce and stressful lately, which accounts for my loss... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Meet my newest obsession: Jolly Edition, a stationery and illustration studio comprised of Laura Shema, Tom Hart, and a team of very talented illustrators. Together, they create custom designs for any occasion {but mostly weddings} and the results are stunning. You can check out more of what’s currently in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I love colorful food art and there is no shortage of great artists out there to help decorate your kitchen or eating space! It's funny; I don't actually have bare wall space in my current kitchen for art. But one day I might! And when I do, these lovely pictures... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Rush and Rest
1. Fantastical food maps!! 2. This looks like an interesting documentary. 3. Two recent collaborations: Havaianas + Mara Hoffman AND Paperless Post + J. Crew…love! 4. Need help coming up with cocktail ideas for different events? 5. Does anyone have/use this journal? I’m really curious! 6. Colorful patterned hardwood floor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Rush and Rest
happy to have found your blog (via the Typepad moms post) so lovely to meet you!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2014 on looking back, jumping forward at barn raising
I love three day weekends because you can play for two of them and use the extra day to clean up the mess. Most of our weekend was spent outside, enjoying a mix of clouds, rain, and sun here in the lovely Pacific Northwest. We headed east over the mountains... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Rush and Rest
1. I’ve always loved Bette Midler {don’t tell anyone but beaches is one of my favorite movies}, and now I love her even more because she founded the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) – a program aimed at revitalizing neglected green spaces all over NYC. Take a peek at eight... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Rush and Rest
1. I realized that this month was the three year anniversary of losing my Ruby girl, and when I saw this picture, it reminded me of her same sweet eyes. 2. Summer love – everything about this photo is perfect. 3. I felt like this person had my same bony... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Rush and Rest
We’ve risen out of the winter doldrums and spring is in full swing around here. Me and the boys have been adjusting to a “new normal” and it’s very busy and exhausting, but we are all good and happy, most of the time, except when anyone is sick...then it's miserable.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Rush and Rest
One day, when I have more time and energy, I’m going to learn to be a better cook. I’ll have entire afternoons to devote to cake making, soup stewing, and salad prepping all with fresh vegetables from my garden. Things will be seasonal, and homemade, and will consist of leftovers... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I must have flowers, always, and always. – Claude Monet Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I’ve gotten my act together for Ten on Ten. I’ve missed it! I shot all of these photos with my 35mm lens that I’m trying to love and use more but I never seem to get that “oooh” factor like I... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Rush and Rest
1. I love EVERYTHING in the new 2014 line for Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co. 2. Parents are humans, too. I liked this story because I often feel secretly guilty for not catering my entire life to my kids, like I feel so many other people to. A happy mom... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Well, it’s May! I can’t believe it. The biggest news of the month so far is that our lilac bush is amazing. I usually can’t reach many of the flowers but after a heavy rain, a main branch cracked at the base so we took advantage of the harvest. May... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I’ve had a hard time trying to blog lately {as you can obviously see}. It’s not that I don’t have things I’d like to write about, it’s that I have too much. There are fleeting thoughts all day long…quotes that make me think…stuff that’s pretty…inspiring stories…personal growth ramblings…things I’m passionate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Rush and Rest
This past week, Mr. Golden Sun has shown his face on a few occasions. It was enough for me to spend most of my free time daydreaming about summer, new sandals, and sun bathing with a frosty margarita. Even 10 minutes of warmth on my face {while I'm wearing a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I have a backlog of favorite links to share and it just so happens that this week, it’s all about slightly geeky topics that I think are fun. Ha! So, put on your nerd glasses and let’s go! 1. Constellation desktop wallpaper in four different styles. Out of this world.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Thanks Andrea! You are so sweet. :) Hope we can catch up soon!! Emily Peck Blog/ Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest To:
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2014 on A Fresh Start. at Rush and Rest
Three years ago, I wrote this blog post about a fancy new website called Pinterest. The site was still “invite only” and consisted mostly of designers or bloggers who pinned curated content. It was a quiet little “under the radar” world filled with beautiful images. Fast forward to present day,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Rush and Rest
My, how the world has changed in the three months I have been away from this space. There is much to catch up on. Is anyone still out there? I'll start with the big news, because I value honesty and realness above all else and I can't be authentic in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Rush and Rest
These are STUNNING! You look gorgeous!