I’ve had this blog going since 2009. It started as a “lifestyle” blog – and I’m sure always will be. Remember when the fashion blogs started getting really big though? I must admit I was tempted for a while. I liked reading other blogger’s perspectives and sometimes coming across interesting shops. I figured I could document my style easily too, after all, I’m a lady with a lot of clothing and my personal style is very important to me. But these days… eh. The fashion blog world evolved quickly into a lot of endorsement deals, and the girls I used to follow became so uninspired. Their clothing no longer had story to tell other than it was probably free - and you should shop at Modcloth too! (kidding.)

Currently, the blogs I like best are the real people. Ladies with great wardrobes for sure. But people who are honest and stick to their charming thrifty lifestyles. Those are who I best connect with anyway. So we go back to the lifestyle blogs, the Lifestylers. Yeah, clothing will still always be part of my blog… I wear it in every photo pretty much! But I’d rather talk about the places I see and the things I make than just show outfits. I like talking about sweet deals of course – and I’m no stranger to taking shameless self portraits sometimes - but this is the joy of a lifestyle blog – post whatever you want!

This is my creative space to write and document my world. It’s pretty, and paints an ideal picture… rarely do I share the ugly – but maybe sometimes I should. It’s not always the forest and creeks. This weekend my landlord finally agreed to rip open my living-room ceiling to solved the mystery of a 9 month old leak that damaged my antique furniture… It was the upstairs neighbor’s poorly maintained shower all along, not the roof. Why did that take 9 months to figure out? Ugh. Old house problems. Now earwigs are coming out of the ceiling hole and onto my curtains… this week’s can of worms! It’s summer… you can’t escape bugs anyway – it's spider season!

Below are some miscellaneous cellphone photos... the stuff that makes it to instagram but never over here... Any other Washington tomato growers seeing red yet?! :)

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