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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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As if it hasn’t been apparent over the last three months, I’ve taken a break from blogging. It wasn’t a conscious effort implemented on purpose; it was more an outcome of LIFE happening and my priorities shifting. I’m not sure what the future holds for this space so for now,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Rush and Rest
In partnership with Zappos I styled my new Paige denim and Freebird boots with a red wool coat, white knit infinity scarf, and red hat for our very first Seattle snow! Brr! Everything was FROZEN for over a week so the snow stuck around and we all stayed inside under... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Rush and Rest
1. I want to eat this entire plate of goat cheese with red wine figs – courtesy of vegetarian ventures. 2. What do you think of the Pantone color of the year for 2015? Not a fan…it reminds me of the 80’s! 3. Next time I go to NYC, I’ll... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Besides Agate, another trend I’m really loving this season is copper! I don’t decorate/wear a lot of traditional yellow gold, so copper seems like a good in-between and a nice change when you want something “warmer” than silver. Plus, it’s festive for the holidays! Just a few things to get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Over the next few weeks, I thought it would be fun to share some holiday gift ideas featuring themes or materials I’m really into at the moment. Perhaps it will spur your own gift giving creativity! Today, it’s all about agate. Agate is a type of rock texture known as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Rush and Rest
1. I’m loving these classics with fresh covers by Mr. Boddington’s Studio. 2. 11 Facts about the mansion in the new Taylor Swift video. 3. Sad Desk Lunch. 4. Faribault + Target. We dipped below freezing this week, more scarves and blankets please! 5. This is a really funny blog:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I love love love that I can get my Orla fix at Target. As {maybe} you know, a line of makeup bags has been around for a while in addition to a collaboration with Method soap {of which I bought like 100 bottles} and some tech accessory cases…and then there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Rush and Rest
In partnership with Zappos I styled my new Paige denim and Freebird boots with a cozy cropped sweater, long tank, and my favorite striped scarf! If you know me, you know that autumn is my favorite season. Sure, summer is wonderful and I could live in maxi-dresses for a very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I recently discovered Lauren Hom, a Brooklyn based illustrator and graphic designer behind Home Sweet Hom, through this website: Will Letter for Lunch. The premise is that she will hand letter a beautiful menu board for your restaurant in exchange for a bite to eat. Clever, huh?! In addition to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Rush and Rest
1. I discovered pretty abstract art by Linda Colletta this week. 2. I love this guide to heirloom pumpkins. 3. I need this scarf in red. 4. The Grey Gardens estate…then and now. This makes me want to re-watch the movie. 5. Graphic designer Dave Battjes has decided to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Remember a long time ago when everyone was stuck using ugly clip art or shelling out lots of money for the usage rights to a professional stock photo? Thankfully, we don’t live in that world anymore and there is a plethora of great options that are free or low cost... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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 Oct 17, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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 Oct 14, 2014 at Rush and Rest
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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