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Emily
Washington
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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1. Renee Zellweger is selling her 18th century Connecticut farmhouse that sits upon 37 rolling acres. Now, only if I had 1.6 million dollars! That actually seems like a reasonable price compared to what I see in the Seattle area. 2. Lots of really pretty maps. 3. I think this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rush and Rest
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Spoken as a true northwesterner, one of the wonderful things about fall is the ability to layer. Scarves, boots, bags…there are so many options! Here are a few of my favorites right this moment: Camel: Fossil Preston Colorblock Tote / C Wonder Love Intarsia Pom Hat / Frye Melissa Tall... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rush and Rest
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Today, I want to introduce you to Mae James Coffee. First things first, remember this post? Well, I ended up connecting with Kelly, the amazing artist behind the Seattle wrapping paper and she introduced me to Mae James! She even sent me a sample to try, awwww! Seattle based Mae... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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This winter, I’m on the hunt for a new wool coat and I’m a sucker for a beautiful duffle or pea coat. I’ve been wearing the same one the last three (!!) seasons and it was inexpensive to begin with, so it’s starting to show some wear. But first, let’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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1. Sweet, animated snapshots of lovebirds in various states of coupledom, by Jeffrey Lewis Bennett. 2. In case you have Thanksgiving or Christmas on the brain already, the 2014 Holiday Collection from Rifle Paper was introduced this week. 3. This website is titled “Bookshelf Porn” – rightfully so. Oh, to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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Last weekend, we spent most the the day at Oxbow Farm, celebrating the arrival of autumn at their hoedown harvest festival. There were so many activities for the kids, live music, bobbing for apples, and lots of wonderful wandering on this 25 acre gem in the heart of the Snoqualmie... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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Where did the last month go? I have wanted to blog but as a result of letting my old domain expire, all of my image links were broken – even though I thought I fixed that a long time ago. The quick fix would have been to re-purchase the old... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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I can’t help it. Fall has, and always will be, my favorite season. To me, it’s the deepest season full of grounding and earth. It resets me. Although it still feels like summer here in Seattle, there have been a few mornings in the last week where I’ve felt that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at retired blog
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Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a good week – only 4 workdays, a Seahawks win, and some time to get stuff done around the house – I’m feeling productive! Here are a few of my favorite things from this week: 1. Colorful and vibrant artwork from Scottish painter and illustrator,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at retired blog
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I can’t believe how fast Summer came and went. Here in Seattle, we had one of the most sunny and HOT summers we’ve had in a very long time. We set records! I remember feeling very optimistic and excited for this summer and although it didn’t quite turn out to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at retired blog
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Back in March 2012, Tyler Knott Gregson, a poet and photographer from Montana, began a daily habit of typing out short poems and thoughts on small bits of scrap paper strung through an antique Remington typewriter he picked up on a whim at a local antique store. He called it:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at retired blog
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I recently got the chance to sample a CSA box of produce from Oxbow Farm and Education Center, a local organic farm in Carnation – ironically my same hometown. I love this place and we visit a few times a year, so I was equally excited to finally get my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at retired blog
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1. Blossom Type, so dreamy! 2. This person hand wrote all of their text messages in calligraphy and sent them via image for one week. I love this so much. 3. Windows of New York. 4. Beautiful customizable and printable invitations by Julianna Swaney. 5. 33 lessons learned in life... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at retired blog
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The “Back to School” season has always signaled new beginnings for me. It’s a chance to gather new supplies, re-evaluate your direction, and go fourth into the world with a freshly focused perspective, new shoes, and a blank notebook waiting to be filled with learning, goals, and life. It’s interesting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at retired blog
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This week I discovered Coral & Tusk, a beautiful home goods shop started in 2007 by textile designer Stephanie Housley and her husband. Every item, whether pillows, linens, art, or even stationery, contains hand stitched embroidery to add that extra special touch and texture. It brings out my inner grandma... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at retired blog
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I’ve been noticing a trend of flowers on the face lately and I love it. It’s cheeky and sweet at the same time. Sigh. I can’t get enough of giant summer bouquets. What do you think? Too quirky or so lovely? {Sources: Paper & Stitch, 100 Layer Cake, Studio sjoesjoe,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at retired blog
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1. I must get my hands on this Seattle wrapping paper by KTOM. 2. A new to me blog that I like. 3. 20 interesting facts about love. 4. The Ikea 2015 catalog is here!! 5. A fun place for creative inspiration. 6. A new font I’m in love with.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at retired blog
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During a recent closet purge, I came across an old college notebook from my time at the University of Washington. It was a journal I had taken on a field trip, complete with sketches of plants and forest structure. I always chuckle a little when I find this stuff, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at retired blog
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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 Jul 31, 2014 at retired blog
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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 Jul 29, 2014 at retired blog
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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 retired blog
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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 retired blog
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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 retired blog
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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 retired blog
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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 retired blog