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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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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 yesterday at Rush and Rest
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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 5 days ago at Rush and Rest
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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 7 days ago at Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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 Rush and Rest
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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)http://everything.typepad.com/blog/2014/05/spotlight-on-mom.html so lovely to meet you!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2014 on looking back, jumping forward at barn raising
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I must have flowers, always, and always. – Claude Monet Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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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