Category Archives: Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites // #5

The Hofman Family // Marston House, San Diego, CA

In the spirit of all things Portland, this video of No-Handed Bike Moves is brilliant.  While I’m still working on the Beginner, I aspire to the MGM Lion.

I’ve been a bit stir-crazy lately and have indulged in several nighttime walk-abouts in and around Portland.  With the holidays fast approaching, one of my favorite ways to decorate is with a simple, yet always magical, string of white fairy lights.

As always, some of the color palettes that have caught my eye this week: 1, 2, 3

I have 4 Eames chairs that are in some need of serious TLC.  This chair makes me so excited about a restoration project!!

Everyone needs a go-to chocolate chip recipe.  I haven’t made this one yet, but it looks divine.

With the launch of the new iPhone, the biggest buzz seems to be about Siri.  Here are just a couple people that have taken her retorts to the next level.  1, 2

Happy weekend, everyone!  xoxo

Friday Favorites #4

The Shah Wedding // San Diego, CA

Want to channel a little more “autumn” in your home?  Check out these awesome rooms with just the right pop of orange!

My new favorite outfit for fall.  The fact that it’s based around beer-tasting means that it’s meant to be, right?

Feeling crafty?  I want to refine my poor knitting skills just so I can make these this and this cozy project.

I have a ton of prints to put up on my walls – both personal and purchased – but I’m always worried I’m going to run out of prime wall real estate.  Here are some creative ways to make the most out of your photo displays.

I love color combos of blue and yellow in any capacity.  The blues here are so rich, I want to eat them up!

Speaking of eating, this and this recipe make my mouth water…

Quilting runs in my blood… my grandmother taught me to quilt when I was 16 and I’ve loved gifting these projects to friends and family over the years.  However, I’ve always wanted to make one for myself…  this project has almost convinced me to go in a different direction altogether…

Like Halloween decorations but hate the mess of carving the pumpkins?  Try this alternative.  I’m envisioning a bunch of white, mod pumpkins on my front porch this year…

Friday Favorites // #3

The Importance of Paper Airplanes // San Diego, CA

A lovely & warm wedding celebration shot by the amazing Kim Hayes (& second shot by yours truly!)

For those of you who have ever raised a toddler, I think you’ll be able to relate.  For those of you who haven’t, read it and see what you’re missing.

Although it doesn’t really feel like fall here in Portland (I’m still waiting for cooler temps so I can break out the flannel!), I feel like it’s time to gravitate toward a richer, warmer color palette.

The next time I’m looking to buy myself a present, I’m going to pick up one of these beauties.

This line of prints by Aled Lewis made me laugh out loud.

I love this colorful DIY.  What a great way to make a set of silverware out of a bunch of mismatched utensils.

On road trips, I have 3 must-haves: Coffee, jerky, and gummy bears.  This makes my mouth water.

How to get fun glitter nails!

Ferns are my favorite kind of houseplants.  This spidery Umbrella Fern just moved to the top of my list.

And lastly, I really, REALLY must buy this print.  With that in mind, HAPPY WEEKEND!



Friday Favorites // #2

So, I know I missed last Friday, but I am really determined to make this theme stick.  I have too many cool finds on the internet to keep to myself!

If you’ve missed what’s going on with me lately, here is a clue:

Who The Hell Are You? // Gresham, OR

A link to my chicken project (we just wrapped up photoshoot #4 this week!)

Need a new twist on the standard cupcake?  Try the cookie cupcake!

This is going to be my new standard uniform for fall.

I know Shark Week is over, but this photo tops everything I watched on Discovery!

I just built a chicken coop and am feeling pretty handy… a variation on these might be a perfect next project.

I love everything about the textiles in this cool teepee-styled shoot.

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I am jonesing for these babies.

In a previous blog post, I mentioned that I was restless and searching for something…  This is going on my wall to help motivate me to create the change I need.

Not ready to let go of summer?  Me either… I’m heading down to San Diego one last time in the next week.  If you can’t take a roadtrip, at least watch this video.  You might even need sunscreen.

Happy Friday!  I’m off to 2nd shoot and hang out with this awesome lady (and amazing photographer!) for a couple days.  Enjoy your weekend!  xoxo

Friday Favorites

I’m going to start a new segment for Fridays that lists some of the gems I’ve found on the interwebs during the week that either really inspired me or made me laugh or stuck with me for some reason.  Instead of sticking them in an online folder to sit unused, I’d rather share them with all of you and see if you enjoy them as much as I do. :)

Redman Wedding, Hillsboro OR… second shooting for Stephen K. Shefrin

One of my favorite things in the ENTIRE WORLD is a perfect Iced Vietnamese.  Can’t wait to try this one out!

Are you a short-hair or long-hair aficionado?  I’m currently rocking the long, wavy locks, but this girl’s haircut is so tempting!

With summer’s heat upon us, I am loving this light & bright color palette.

I’d really like to try my hand at making my own soda.  This one or this one sound right up my alley!

Although I am a huge fan of color, my decorating tastes are always drawn to an all-white scheme.  What about you?

Happy Friday!  Enjoy your weekend!  xoxo