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My good friends and creators of Bossnotboss have asked me to be a new writer for them, so it looks like i have two blogs to tend to now! :)

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sweet little things

Hello holidays, here are some cute little things I've had my eye on :)

1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
2. ALL BLACK Crinkle Flats
3. Frye Billy Pull On Boots
4. A Mermaid Clutch
5. Fringe Porcupine Quill Necklace
6. A Vintage Dala
7. Red Bakers Twine!
8. BĂ©quet Celtic Sea Salt Camamels(THE best!)

Bare December Trees

I can’t believe it’s December already! This year has gone by so fast, it’s kind of nerve-racking. I look back and think I’ve accomplished a lot and have been busy the whole time, but then again what if I haven’t done enough? Well, guess I have one more month for 2011!

This weekend Dane and I went for a walk in The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. The trees were bare, the sun was too bright to see strait, and the air was cold, but it was beautiful. There were tones of bird watchers with really nice cameras and I can see why. We saw eagles, hawks, blue herons, and a white crane (never seen one of those in Washington before…)! Nature walks away from the city clear my head and put me at ease. Every peaceful outing is precious to me.

draw dane

i gave this portrait to dane for his birthday back in october, thought i'd share. copic markers for life.

a selena visit

selena came to stay with us for a few days a couple weeks ago. these are her iphone snap shots of our wonderful time. :)

it's fall!

a wednesday walk in the park with dane. a bit colder than what we've seen for the past few months, but i'm excited to be able to wear my new coat that i got in july.... :)
i noticed my favorite cashmere sweater got a hole in the elbow on the walk, i've had it forever so i suppose it was coming. elbow patches? and dane figured out a neat camera trick for cold weather. breathing on the lens to fog it up and shoot that way. it looks like a dream!

gonna go eat some worms

Reporting from a cute local coffee shop today, Bluebeard, a name that takes me back to my carefree high school film making days. This year has been hard.

Mama wins a big award

Last night my mom received a 2011 Woman of Influence award from The Business Examiner! Her story is quite similar to how my own life is turning out to be. She grew up extremely dyslexic (it runs in the family...) and found her passion in art and design. She built PJ Hummel & Company from the ground up, and now mentors other young entrepreneurs. (like our friend Jaimie of Art of Floral, I designed her website too!)

Family + basically family

My mom and dad :)

The ice sculpture was melting strange jelly goo... Larissa and I were amused...

weekend picnic and animals...

This weekend I house sat for my parents and took care of the kitties. Moe is the last of my childhood pets, he's 15 now - but just as beautiful as ever. And then there's little Charlie... he just turned 1! :)

Also, on Sunday we had a little picnic with Ellie, home-made Vietnamese sandwiches!

blackberry picking!

Today we went blackberry picking and made cobbler and peach blackberry puree cocktails!