Between eating out a lot the last few weeks, and wanting to kind of just hunker down at home in this wet weather we’re having, it felt like a good week to meal plan.
Here’s a list of what’s on the menu around here this week:
M O N D A Y : Spicy Roasted Eggplant, Tofu, + Brown Rice
I love the roasting method from this recipe (just olive oil this time), and the sauce from this one. Eggplant is easy to mess up, but I’ve found that cooking in the oven until golden + melty is both the most delicious, and easiest way to go.
T U E S D A Y : Tomato, Jicama + Avocado Salad w/ Tempeh
I’ll loosely follow this recipe, but probably skip the tomatillos as they’re not very easy to find up here this late in the season. I’ll also probably add in some sweet peppers from the garden.
*The locally grown jicama I got at the farmers market is HUGE so I’ll likely have a ton left over. I’m thinking some Spicy Lime Jicama Chips might be in order. I’m comin’ for ya, food dehydrator.
W E D N E S D A Y : Fieldroast Burgers with Roasted Delicata Squash Fries (+ buffalo sauce!)
Just like everything Fieldroast makes, these burger patties are uh-mazing. I’ve never tried to make squash “fries” before but it sounds like a nice change to me! 
T H U R S D A Y : Night out!!! This girl + this kitchen need a break.
F R I D A Y : Cauliflower + Paneer Rice Paper Samosas
While I haven’t followed this exact recipe, I’ve made rice paper samosas before and they were delicious. It’s a little labor intensive but absolutely worth it.
I know time is a luxury not everyone can afford, but I’ve been trying to be very mindful of the whole food experience, from the time spent at the farmer’s market picking produce to the time spent in the kitchen bringing it to life. I think savoring these moments can be so enriching for our otherwise drained/stressed/rushed spirits. I’ve been trying to remind myself to take a deep breath, pour a glass of wine, put some music on and just be as present as possible when I both cook and eat. Food can merely sustain us physically, or it can be so much more.
"Real food doesn’t have ingredients. Real food IS ingredients." - Jamie Oliver

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Between eating out a lot the last few weeks, and wanting to kind of just hunker down at home in this wet weather we’re having, it felt like a good week to meal plan.
Here’s a list of what’s on the menu around here this week:
M O N D A Y : Spicy Roasted Eggplant, Tofu, + Brown Rice
I love the roasting method from this recipe (just olive oil this time), and the sauce from this one. Eggplant is easy to mess up, but I’ve found that cooking in the oven until golden + melty is both the most delicious, and easiest way to go.
T U E S D A Y : Tomato, Jicama + Avocado Salad w/ Tempeh
I’ll loosely follow this recipe, but probably skip the tomatillos as they’re not very easy to find up here this late in the season. I’ll also probably add in some sweet peppers from the garden.
*The locally grown jicama I got at the farmers market is HUGE so I’ll likely have a ton left over. I’m thinking some Spicy Lime Jicama Chips might be in order. I’m comin’ for ya, food dehydrator.
W E D N E S D A Y : Fieldroast Burgers with Roasted Delicata Squash Fries (+ buffalo sauce!)
Just like everything Fieldroast makes, these burger patties are uh-mazing. I’ve never tried to make squash “fries” before but it sounds like a nice change to me! 
T H U R S D A Y : Night out!!! This girl + this kitchen need a break.
F R I D A Y : Cauliflower + Paneer Rice Paper Samosas
While I haven’t followed this exact recipe, I’ve made rice paper samosas before and they were delicious. It’s a little labor intensive but absolutely worth it.
I know time is a luxury not everyone can afford, but I’ve been trying to be very mindful of the whole food experience, from the time spent at the farmer’s market picking produce to the time spent in the kitchen bringing it to life. I think savoring these moments can be so enriching for our otherwise drained/stressed/rushed spirits. I’ve been trying to remind myself to take a deep breath, pour a glass of wine, put some music on and just be as present as possible when I both cook and eat. Food can merely sustain us physically, or it can be so much more.
"Real food doesn’t have ingredients. Real food IS ingredients." - Jamie Oliver

XO
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Between eating out a lot the last few weeks, and wanting to kind of just hunker down at home in this wet weather we’re having, it felt like a good week to meal plan.

Here’s a list of what’s on the menu around here this week:

M O N D A Y : Spicy Roasted Eggplant, Tofu, + Brown Rice

I love the roasting method from this recipe (just olive oil this time), and the sauce from this one. Eggplant is easy to mess up, but I’ve found that cooking in the oven until golden + melty is both the most delicious, and easiest way to go.

T U E S D A Y : Tomato, Jicama + Avocado Salad w/ Tempeh

I’ll loosely follow this recipe, but probably skip the tomatillos as they’re not very easy to find up here this late in the season. I’ll also probably add in some sweet peppers from the garden.

*The locally grown jicama I got at the farmers market is HUGE so I’ll likely have a ton left over. I’m thinking some Spicy Lime Jicama Chips might be in order. I’m comin’ for ya, food dehydrator.

W E D N E S D A Y : Fieldroast Burgers with Roasted Delicata Squash Fries (+ buffalo sauce!)

Just like everything Fieldroast makes, these burger patties are uh-mazing. I’ve never tried to make squash “fries” before but it sounds like a nice change to me! 

T H U R S D A Y : Night out!!! This girl + this kitchen need a break.

F R I D A Y : Cauliflower + Paneer Rice Paper Samosas

While I haven’t followed this exact recipe, I’ve made rice paper samosas before and they were delicious. It’s a little labor intensive but absolutely worth it.

I know time is a luxury not everyone can afford, but I’ve been trying to be very mindful of the whole food experience, from the time spent at the farmer’s market picking produce to the time spent in the kitchen bringing it to life. I think savoring these moments can be so enriching for our otherwise drained/stressed/rushed spirits. I’ve been trying to remind myself to take a deep breath, pour a glass of wine, put some music on and just be as present as possible when I both cook and eat. Food can merely sustain us physically, or it can be so much more.

"Real food doesn’t have ingredients. Real food IS ingredients." - Jamie Oliver

XO

As summer comes to a close, it’s finally the season of hot peppers in these more mild climates. And what better way to celebrate the change of season than a delicious seasonally-inspired cocktail?
(hint: nothing)
Inspired by the “killer bee” cocktail at local restaurant Tasty n Sons, this lovely concoction calls for:
3/4 oz. jalapeño infused honey
3/4 oz. lemon juice
2 oz. tequila
6-8 drops of orange flower water
The jalapeño infused honey was made simply by heating honey on the stovetop with slices of jalapeño peppers until the desired heat. When it’s to your liking, remove from heat, remove pepper slices, let cool and put back into container.
Mix all ingredients in a shaker (or mason jar with lid), shake with ice and strain over glass. If you’re so inclined, dip rim of glass in diluted honey and coat with granulated sugar beforehand.
The spice from the jalapeño is definitely present, but nicely counter-balanced by the honey, lemon + sugar rim. And it’s golden hue looks classier than ever in a pretty coupe (but what doesn’t?).
Autumn, I’m (kinda, sorta, mostly) ready for you. But I’ll take a few more of these in the meantime.
XO
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As summer comes to a close, it’s finally the season of hot peppers in these more mild climates. And what better way to celebrate the change of season than a delicious seasonally-inspired cocktail?
(hint: nothing)
Inspired by the “killer bee” cocktail at local restaurant Tasty n Sons, this lovely concoction calls for:
3/4 oz. jalapeño infused honey
3/4 oz. lemon juice
2 oz. tequila
6-8 drops of orange flower water
The jalapeño infused honey was made simply by heating honey on the stovetop with slices of jalapeño peppers until the desired heat. When it’s to your liking, remove from heat, remove pepper slices, let cool and put back into container.
Mix all ingredients in a shaker (or mason jar with lid), shake with ice and strain over glass. If you’re so inclined, dip rim of glass in diluted honey and coat with granulated sugar beforehand.
The spice from the jalapeño is definitely present, but nicely counter-balanced by the honey, lemon + sugar rim. And it’s golden hue looks classier than ever in a pretty coupe (but what doesn’t?).
Autumn, I’m (kinda, sorta, mostly) ready for you. But I’ll take a few more of these in the meantime.
XO
ZoomInfo

As summer comes to a close, it’s finally the season of hot peppers in these more mild climates. And what better way to celebrate the change of season than a delicious seasonally-inspired cocktail?

(hint: nothing)

Inspired by the “killer bee” cocktail at local restaurant Tasty n Sons, this lovely concoction calls for:

  • 3/4 oz. jalapeño infused honey
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 6-8 drops of orange flower water

The jalapeño infused honey was made simply by heating honey on the stovetop with slices of jalapeño peppers until the desired heat. When it’s to your liking, remove from heat, remove pepper slices, let cool and put back into container.

Mix all ingredients in a shaker (or mason jar with lid), shake with ice and strain over glass. If you’re so inclined, dip rim of glass in diluted honey and coat with granulated sugar beforehand.

The spice from the jalapeño is definitely present, but nicely counter-balanced by the honey, lemon + sugar rim. And it’s golden hue looks classier than ever in a pretty coupe (but what doesn’t?).

Autumn, I’m (kinda, sorta, mostly) ready for you. But I’ll take a few more of these in the meantime.

XO

L I S T E N  //  Vance Joy . Dream Your Life Away

This album has been on constant repeat since I first listened a few weeks ago. It’s soulful, and relatable and gives a beautiful voice to all of the things every single one of us feel at some point (without being cliche or lacking originality). Plus, he’s kind of a babe.

W A T C H  //  GMO OMG

We were lucky enough to get a chance to attend a screening of this film a few nights ago at a local theatre, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. It’s a beautiful film, made with humility and humor about really important stuff. GMO labeling legislation is on the ballot this November in Oregon, so it’s a crucial time for people to get knowledgeable about the topic and figure out where they stand. And it’s worth seeing for his children’s cameos alone! 

R E A D  //  Daily Dishonesty

Designer/Letterer Lauren Hom has always been one of my absolute favorites, and her daily dishonesty blog is kind of the best. It’s beautiful, and hilarious, and so very accurate. She just released her first book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it, and maybe even frame of a few of her prints.

W E A R  //  Ankle Boots

I guess I’m really picky when it comes to boots because I just can’t ever seem to find one’s that I both like, and feel like they’re versatile enough to work with both dresses/skirts and pants. But these boots have my complete attention and just might be what I need to get me excited about fall (ie. rain).

V I S I T  //  Urban Cowboy

I haven’t been here, but I really, really want to. Last time I visited NYC was 7 years ago (by myself, to visit friends) and to say the trip was overwhelming would be an understatement. But I do remember that when I crossed from Manhattan into Brooklyn, I finally felt like I could breathe again. It felt like home. And these hip accommodations make it all the more appealing. I’ll be back soon NY!

E A T  //  Tasty n Sons’ Summer Muffin

If you’re a Portlander you no doubt are aware of the madness that surrounds weekend brunch, and specifically the wrap around lines that can be found at Tasty n Sons. Generally speaking, I tend to kind of shy away from that scene and never totally got the appeal of the meat heavy, gravy laden menu there but a few weeks ago I was there and had the Summer Muffin and my life was changed. It’s a homemade english muffin with heirloom tomato, beecher’s cheddar, summer greens, pickled beets + a fried egg and I’ve never in my life had such a perfect breakfast sandwich. But it’s clearly seasonal, and won’t be around for long, so hurry!!

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"This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is - in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth" - Victoria Erickson
When I was growing up there was no time of year more exciting than back to school shopping. My mom and brother and I would pile into the car and head to various shops around town filling carts with only the coolest binders, and pens and backpacks.
I guess I’ve always been pretty aesthetically minded, so functionality often fell pretty low on the list of priorities. Searching around the internet now for things I’d like to take to school with me (if school were a thing I did), I’ve found that my tastes have evolved more into a marriage of purpose and form.
I generally believe as a rule that the simpler, the better. That investing in things crafted with integrity is always a wise move, and that timeless trumps trendy. And as I’ve grown, my style has become much more minimalist. Maybe a pinch of scandinavian meets a dash of english countryside meets quite a bit of portland.
I’m drawn to things that feel classic, and built with intention (and love).
So here’s my 2014 back to school wish list:
{clockwise from top left: white pencils, wayfarer backpack, book darts, white brass pen, weekly desk notepad}
Truth be told, I actually already own that white brass pen. But it’s the best pen I’ve ever owned, so I thought I’d share the magic.
XO
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"This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is - in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth" - Victoria Erickson
When I was growing up there was no time of year more exciting than back to school shopping. My mom and brother and I would pile into the car and head to various shops around town filling carts with only the coolest binders, and pens and backpacks.
I guess I’ve always been pretty aesthetically minded, so functionality often fell pretty low on the list of priorities. Searching around the internet now for things I’d like to take to school with me (if school were a thing I did), I’ve found that my tastes have evolved more into a marriage of purpose and form.
I generally believe as a rule that the simpler, the better. That investing in things crafted with integrity is always a wise move, and that timeless trumps trendy. And as I’ve grown, my style has become much more minimalist. Maybe a pinch of scandinavian meets a dash of english countryside meets quite a bit of portland.
I’m drawn to things that feel classic, and built with intention (and love).
So here’s my 2014 back to school wish list:
{clockwise from top left: white pencils, wayfarer backpack, book darts, white brass pen, weekly desk notepad}
Truth be told, I actually already own that white brass pen. But it’s the best pen I’ve ever owned, so I thought I’d share the magic.
XO
ZoomInfo
"This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is - in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth" - Victoria Erickson
When I was growing up there was no time of year more exciting than back to school shopping. My mom and brother and I would pile into the car and head to various shops around town filling carts with only the coolest binders, and pens and backpacks.
I guess I’ve always been pretty aesthetically minded, so functionality often fell pretty low on the list of priorities. Searching around the internet now for things I’d like to take to school with me (if school were a thing I did), I’ve found that my tastes have evolved more into a marriage of purpose and form.
I generally believe as a rule that the simpler, the better. That investing in things crafted with integrity is always a wise move, and that timeless trumps trendy. And as I’ve grown, my style has become much more minimalist. Maybe a pinch of scandinavian meets a dash of english countryside meets quite a bit of portland.
I’m drawn to things that feel classic, and built with intention (and love).
So here’s my 2014 back to school wish list:
{clockwise from top left: white pencils, wayfarer backpack, book darts, white brass pen, weekly desk notepad}
Truth be told, I actually already own that white brass pen. But it’s the best pen I’ve ever owned, so I thought I’d share the magic.
XO
ZoomInfo
"This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is - in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth" - Victoria Erickson
When I was growing up there was no time of year more exciting than back to school shopping. My mom and brother and I would pile into the car and head to various shops around town filling carts with only the coolest binders, and pens and backpacks.
I guess I’ve always been pretty aesthetically minded, so functionality often fell pretty low on the list of priorities. Searching around the internet now for things I’d like to take to school with me (if school were a thing I did), I’ve found that my tastes have evolved more into a marriage of purpose and form.
I generally believe as a rule that the simpler, the better. That investing in things crafted with integrity is always a wise move, and that timeless trumps trendy. And as I’ve grown, my style has become much more minimalist. Maybe a pinch of scandinavian meets a dash of english countryside meets quite a bit of portland.
I’m drawn to things that feel classic, and built with intention (and love).
So here’s my 2014 back to school wish list:
{clockwise from top left: white pencils, wayfarer backpack, book darts, white brass pen, weekly desk notepad}
Truth be told, I actually already own that white brass pen. But it’s the best pen I’ve ever owned, so I thought I’d share the magic.
XO
ZoomInfo
"This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is - in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth" - Victoria Erickson
When I was growing up there was no time of year more exciting than back to school shopping. My mom and brother and I would pile into the car and head to various shops around town filling carts with only the coolest binders, and pens and backpacks.
I guess I’ve always been pretty aesthetically minded, so functionality often fell pretty low on the list of priorities. Searching around the internet now for things I’d like to take to school with me (if school were a thing I did), I’ve found that my tastes have evolved more into a marriage of purpose and form.
I generally believe as a rule that the simpler, the better. That investing in things crafted with integrity is always a wise move, and that timeless trumps trendy. And as I’ve grown, my style has become much more minimalist. Maybe a pinch of scandinavian meets a dash of english countryside meets quite a bit of portland.
I’m drawn to things that feel classic, and built with intention (and love).
So here’s my 2014 back to school wish list:
{clockwise from top left: white pencils, wayfarer backpack, book darts, white brass pen, weekly desk notepad}
Truth be told, I actually already own that white brass pen. But it’s the best pen I’ve ever owned, so I thought I’d share the magic.
XO
ZoomInfo

"This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is - in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth" - Victoria Erickson

When I was growing up there was no time of year more exciting than back to school shopping. My mom and brother and I would pile into the car and head to various shops around town filling carts with only the coolest binders, and pens and backpacks.

I guess I’ve always been pretty aesthetically minded, so functionality often fell pretty low on the list of priorities. Searching around the internet now for things I’d like to take to school with me (if school were a thing I did), I’ve found that my tastes have evolved more into a marriage of purpose and form.

I generally believe as a rule that the simpler, the better. That investing in things crafted with integrity is always a wise move, and that timeless trumps trendy. And as I’ve grown, my style has become much more minimalist. Maybe a pinch of scandinavian meets a dash of english countryside meets quite a bit of portland.

I’m drawn to things that feel classic, and built with intention (and love).

So here’s my 2014 back to school wish list:

{clockwise from top left: white pencils, wayfarer backpack, book dartswhite brass penweekly desk notepad}

Truth be told, I actually already own that white brass pen. But it’s the best pen I’ve ever owned, so I thought I’d share the magic.

XO

It must have been years ago when I first laid eyes on one of Tyler Knott Gregson’s typewriter poems.
They made me feel things I didn’t even really know I felt. They gave such understanding and hope to the complexities of my life that I felt myself exhale. He got it. He understood me, and I, in turn, felt like I understood him on some primal level. And I’m definitely not alone in that. In the years since he started the series, he’s gained an incredible following via social media. Saying he’s prolific would be an understatement, as he posts poems daily. Daily! This girl can’t even get her act together to post a little on here twice a week, so the act of producing anything creative with that regularity or predictability just kind of blows my mind.
And even crazier, he’s been going strong for 890 days. And I’ve read every single one.
Probably due to the throngs of fans throwing themselves at his feet, Tyler was finally kind enough to give us something tactile to hold onto; a beautiful little book.
It arrived in my mailbox a few days ago, and I can’t get enough. It doesn’t matter how many times I read them, they still carry the same weight. They still make my heart feel a little bit more understood.
And I’m kind of the luckiest because I’ve had the chance to chat with him a bit via email, and even have some of his poems hanging on my wall. He’s just as kind and authentic as one would hope. We aspire to someday collaborate on something really special, so stay tuned!
And in the meantime, do yourself a favor and pickup this little gem of a book. It’s pure magic.
XO
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It must have been years ago when I first laid eyes on one of Tyler Knott Gregson’s typewriter poems.
They made me feel things I didn’t even really know I felt. They gave such understanding and hope to the complexities of my life that I felt myself exhale. He got it. He understood me, and I, in turn, felt like I understood him on some primal level. And I’m definitely not alone in that. In the years since he started the series, he’s gained an incredible following via social media. Saying he’s prolific would be an understatement, as he posts poems daily. Daily! This girl can’t even get her act together to post a little on here twice a week, so the act of producing anything creative with that regularity or predictability just kind of blows my mind.
And even crazier, he’s been going strong for 890 days. And I’ve read every single one.
Probably due to the throngs of fans throwing themselves at his feet, Tyler was finally kind enough to give us something tactile to hold onto; a beautiful little book.
It arrived in my mailbox a few days ago, and I can’t get enough. It doesn’t matter how many times I read them, they still carry the same weight. They still make my heart feel a little bit more understood.
And I’m kind of the luckiest because I’ve had the chance to chat with him a bit via email, and even have some of his poems hanging on my wall. He’s just as kind and authentic as one would hope. We aspire to someday collaborate on something really special, so stay tuned!
And in the meantime, do yourself a favor and pickup this little gem of a book. It’s pure magic.
XO
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It must have been years ago when I first laid eyes on one of Tyler Knott Gregson’s typewriter poems.
They made me feel things I didn’t even really know I felt. They gave such understanding and hope to the complexities of my life that I felt myself exhale. He got it. He understood me, and I, in turn, felt like I understood him on some primal level. And I’m definitely not alone in that. In the years since he started the series, he’s gained an incredible following via social media. Saying he’s prolific would be an understatement, as he posts poems daily. Daily! This girl can’t even get her act together to post a little on here twice a week, so the act of producing anything creative with that regularity or predictability just kind of blows my mind.
And even crazier, he’s been going strong for 890 days. And I’ve read every single one.
Probably due to the throngs of fans throwing themselves at his feet, Tyler was finally kind enough to give us something tactile to hold onto; a beautiful little book.
It arrived in my mailbox a few days ago, and I can’t get enough. It doesn’t matter how many times I read them, they still carry the same weight. They still make my heart feel a little bit more understood.
And I’m kind of the luckiest because I’ve had the chance to chat with him a bit via email, and even have some of his poems hanging on my wall. He’s just as kind and authentic as one would hope. We aspire to someday collaborate on something really special, so stay tuned!
And in the meantime, do yourself a favor and pickup this little gem of a book. It’s pure magic.
XO
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It must have been years ago when I first laid eyes on one of Tyler Knott Gregson’s typewriter poems.
They made me feel things I didn’t even really know I felt. They gave such understanding and hope to the complexities of my life that I felt myself exhale. He got it. He understood me, and I, in turn, felt like I understood him on some primal level. And I’m definitely not alone in that. In the years since he started the series, he’s gained an incredible following via social media. Saying he’s prolific would be an understatement, as he posts poems daily. Daily! This girl can’t even get her act together to post a little on here twice a week, so the act of producing anything creative with that regularity or predictability just kind of blows my mind.
And even crazier, he’s been going strong for 890 days. And I’ve read every single one.
Probably due to the throngs of fans throwing themselves at his feet, Tyler was finally kind enough to give us something tactile to hold onto; a beautiful little book.
It arrived in my mailbox a few days ago, and I can’t get enough. It doesn’t matter how many times I read them, they still carry the same weight. They still make my heart feel a little bit more understood.
And I’m kind of the luckiest because I’ve had the chance to chat with him a bit via email, and even have some of his poems hanging on my wall. He’s just as kind and authentic as one would hope. We aspire to someday collaborate on something really special, so stay tuned!
And in the meantime, do yourself a favor and pickup this little gem of a book. It’s pure magic.
XO
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It must have been years ago when I first laid eyes on one of Tyler Knott Gregson’s typewriter poems.
They made me feel things I didn’t even really know I felt. They gave such understanding and hope to the complexities of my life that I felt myself exhale. He got it. He understood me, and I, in turn, felt like I understood him on some primal level. And I’m definitely not alone in that. In the years since he started the series, he’s gained an incredible following via social media. Saying he’s prolific would be an understatement, as he posts poems daily. Daily! This girl can’t even get her act together to post a little on here twice a week, so the act of producing anything creative with that regularity or predictability just kind of blows my mind.
And even crazier, he’s been going strong for 890 days. And I’ve read every single one.
Probably due to the throngs of fans throwing themselves at his feet, Tyler was finally kind enough to give us something tactile to hold onto; a beautiful little book.
It arrived in my mailbox a few days ago, and I can’t get enough. It doesn’t matter how many times I read them, they still carry the same weight. They still make my heart feel a little bit more understood.
And I’m kind of the luckiest because I’ve had the chance to chat with him a bit via email, and even have some of his poems hanging on my wall. He’s just as kind and authentic as one would hope. We aspire to someday collaborate on something really special, so stay tuned!
And in the meantime, do yourself a favor and pickup this little gem of a book. It’s pure magic.
XO
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It must have been years ago when I first laid eyes on one of Tyler Knott Gregson’s typewriter poems.

They made me feel things I didn’t even really know I felt. They gave such understanding and hope to the complexities of my life that I felt myself exhale. He got it. He understood me, and I, in turn, felt like I understood him on some primal level. And I’m definitely not alone in that. In the years since he started the series, he’s gained an incredible following via social media. Saying he’s prolific would be an understatement, as he posts poems daily. Daily! This girl can’t even get her act together to post a little on here twice a week, so the act of producing anything creative with that regularity or predictability just kind of blows my mind.

And even crazier, he’s been going strong for 890 days. And I’ve read every single one.

Probably due to the throngs of fans throwing themselves at his feet, Tyler was finally kind enough to give us something tactile to hold onto; a beautiful little book.

It arrived in my mailbox a few days ago, and I can’t get enough. It doesn’t matter how many times I read them, they still carry the same weight. They still make my heart feel a little bit more understood.

And I’m kind of the luckiest because I’ve had the chance to chat with him a bit via email, and even have some of his poems hanging on my wall. He’s just as kind and authentic as one would hope. We aspire to someday collaborate on something really special, so stay tuned!

And in the meantime, do yourself a favor and pickup this little gem of a book. It’s pure magic.

XO

Tuesday already? This weekend was made of some pretty magical stuff.
I finally touched up a long neglected tattoo on my back on Friday, spent Saturday afternoon wandering around Portland + the evening celebrating summer (tiki-style) with the best co-workers around, and finally rounded out the weekend on Sunday with boozy slushies. It seems like that’s become a thing around here (not complaining). Is that a thing everywhere?
It felt like the rarely achieved, but completely ideal mix of relaxation and productivity and delicious things.
What’s a girl to do with a refrigerator full of left over pineapple juice + coconut milk? 
Piña Colada Sorbet. That’s what!
Here’s the simple, dairy-free recipe:
2 (13-oz.) cans of lite coconut milk
1 small can of cream of coconut
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 cups sugar
1.5 tbsp vanilla extract
splash of rum (optional)
Puree all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth and refrigerate for at least an hour. Add the mixture to any ice cream machine and run until it thickens (the coconut milk made this step take a bit longer). Freeze until solid.
It’s both satisfying and refreshing and tastes just like a warm summer evening on the porch.
Enjoy! XO
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Tuesday already? This weekend was made of some pretty magical stuff.

I finally touched up a long neglected tattoo on my back on Friday, spent Saturday afternoon wandering around Portland + the evening celebrating summer (tiki-style) with the best co-workers around, and finally rounded out the weekend on Sunday with boozy slushies. It seems like that’s become a thing around here (not complaining). Is that a thing everywhere?

It felt like the rarely achieved, but completely ideal mix of relaxation and productivity and delicious things.

What’s a girl to do with a refrigerator full of left over pineapple juice + coconut milk? 

Piña Colada Sorbet. That’s what!

Here’s the simple, dairy-free recipe:

  • 2 (13-oz.) cans of lite coconut milk
  • 1 small can of cream of coconut
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp vanilla extract
  • splash of rum (optional)

Puree all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth and refrigerate for at least an hour. Add the mixture to any ice cream machine and run until it thickens (the coconut milk made this step take a bit longer). Freeze until solid.

It’s both satisfying and refreshing and tastes just like a warm summer evening on the porch.

Enjoy! XO

It feels like I wait all year long for this brief moment in which I can actually grow edible things in the garden. It’s only when the ideal combination of heat and sun and moisture is achieved that the magic happens.
But when it does, it’s sweet. Literally.
The Sungold tomato plant in the garden is bursting with the most delicious little fruit right now and though I’d be plenty happy eating them straight from the vine, or as a fresh + flavorful addition to just about anything I cook, I think I might love them the most roasted.
You’ll need:

cherry tomatoes, whole
plenty of olive oil
garlic (as much or as little as you’d like)
finishing salt
bread (+ cheese! i vote fromage blanc) to accompany
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, toss tomatoes with oil and garlic. Pour into baking dish and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until they have wrinkled and collapsed slightly.
I love grabbing a loaf of crusty bread, spreading on a bit of cheese and topping with a little heap of juicy tomatoes. I’ll warn you up front; it’s messy. But so, so worth it.

Enjoy!
XO
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It feels like I wait all year long for this brief moment in which I can actually grow edible things in the garden. It’s only when the ideal combination of heat and sun and moisture is achieved that the magic happens.
But when it does, it’s sweet. Literally.
The Sungold tomato plant in the garden is bursting with the most delicious little fruit right now and though I’d be plenty happy eating them straight from the vine, or as a fresh + flavorful addition to just about anything I cook, I think I might love them the most roasted.
You’ll need:

cherry tomatoes, whole
plenty of olive oil
garlic (as much or as little as you’d like)
finishing salt
bread (+ cheese! i vote fromage blanc) to accompany
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, toss tomatoes with oil and garlic. Pour into baking dish and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until they have wrinkled and collapsed slightly.
I love grabbing a loaf of crusty bread, spreading on a bit of cheese and topping with a little heap of juicy tomatoes. I’ll warn you up front; it’s messy. But so, so worth it.

Enjoy!
XO
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It feels like I wait all year long for this brief moment in which I can actually grow edible things in the garden. It’s only when the ideal combination of heat and sun and moisture is achieved that the magic happens.
But when it does, it’s sweet. Literally.
The Sungold tomato plant in the garden is bursting with the most delicious little fruit right now and though I’d be plenty happy eating them straight from the vine, or as a fresh + flavorful addition to just about anything I cook, I think I might love them the most roasted.
You’ll need:

cherry tomatoes, whole
plenty of olive oil
garlic (as much or as little as you’d like)
finishing salt
bread (+ cheese! i vote fromage blanc) to accompany
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, toss tomatoes with oil and garlic. Pour into baking dish and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until they have wrinkled and collapsed slightly.
I love grabbing a loaf of crusty bread, spreading on a bit of cheese and topping with a little heap of juicy tomatoes. I’ll warn you up front; it’s messy. But so, so worth it.

Enjoy!
XO
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It feels like I wait all year long for this brief moment in which I can actually grow edible things in the garden. It’s only when the ideal combination of heat and sun and moisture is achieved that the magic happens.
But when it does, it’s sweet. Literally.
The Sungold tomato plant in the garden is bursting with the most delicious little fruit right now and though I’d be plenty happy eating them straight from the vine, or as a fresh + flavorful addition to just about anything I cook, I think I might love them the most roasted.
You’ll need:

cherry tomatoes, whole
plenty of olive oil
garlic (as much or as little as you’d like)
finishing salt
bread (+ cheese! i vote fromage blanc) to accompany
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, toss tomatoes with oil and garlic. Pour into baking dish and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until they have wrinkled and collapsed slightly.
I love grabbing a loaf of crusty bread, spreading on a bit of cheese and topping with a little heap of juicy tomatoes. I’ll warn you up front; it’s messy. But so, so worth it.

Enjoy!
XO
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It feels like I wait all year long for this brief moment in which I can actually grow edible things in the garden. It’s only when the ideal combination of heat and sun and moisture is achieved that the magic happens.

But when it does, it’s sweet. Literally.

The Sungold tomato plant in the garden is bursting with the most delicious little fruit right now and though I’d be plenty happy eating them straight from the vine, or as a fresh + flavorful addition to just about anything I cook, I think I might love them the most roasted.

You’ll need:

  • cherry tomatoes, whole
  • plenty of olive oil
  • garlic (as much or as little as you’d like)
  • finishing salt
  • bread (+ cheese! i vote fromage blanc) to accompany

Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, toss tomatoes with oil and garlic. Pour into baking dish and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until they have wrinkled and collapsed slightly.

I love grabbing a loaf of crusty bread, spreading on a bit of cheese and topping with a little heap of juicy tomatoes. I’ll warn you up front; it’s messy. But so, so worth it.

Enjoy!

XO

It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.
And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:
the perfect margarita - preferably pre-made (never mix, always fresh) in an easy to serve container so that someone isn’t stuck manning the bar all night
a diy taco bar - with all of the fixings for at least 3 different kinds of tacos (I’m thinking lime cilantro portobello, roasted veg with avocado cream, and grilled sweet potato with lime crema)
¡piñatas! - these tiny cactus ones are pretty perfect, even better with mexican sweets inside!
papel picado coasters - these serve as the perfect pop of color, give people a place to put their frosty beverage and can be taken home as a little favor
succulents - in recycled cans. It’s both festive and eco-sensitive.
(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)
Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come
- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -
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It’s that time of year when the vast majority of my brain is busy thinking about sunshine, and play, and well, to be perfectly honest: tacos.

And what better excuse to eat an ungodly amount of them than to throw a party? A taco party! I’ve been dreaming this up for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally distilled it to the most critical components:

(Also, invitations in the shape of tacos. Obviously.)

Here’s to making this a reality in the next few months!! P.S. you should come

- beyond brilliant taco night print can be found here -

A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).
I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.
It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.
A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.
Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!
And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.
The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.
Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:
Lemon Meltaway Balls 
Honey Peanut Butter + Coconut Cookies
Fruit Salad of Berries, Nectarines + Mint
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Water infused with Blackberries + Pineapple Sage
Macaroons + Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).
So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.
Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.
XO
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A few weeks ago I had the loveliest opportunity to throw a baby shower for a sweet friend of mine and her second baby boy (who is almost here!!).

I collaborated with one of her closest friends, and we dreamt up something that felt a bit like an afternoon at the farmer’s market; kraft paper, vegetable centerpieces, and a simple assortment of wood  + white enamel.

It was planned for mid-July so I felt pretty confident throwing it in a local park. I thought being surrounded by picnic tables and perhaps having a bit of a breeze would be really lovely, but as Oregon likes to remind me time and time again, weather is uncertain and it definitely doesn’t care if you have plans.

A few days out from the shower they were predicting 97 degrees, which is beyond unpleasant if you’re anywhere other than an air-conditioned room. We don’t have AC at home, so moving the location wasn’t really an option so I bought a few misters, made some watermelon “popsicles”, bought bags and bags of ice and hoped for the best.

Remember when I mentioned stress a few posts back? Yeah, this is the point that things got pretty nuts. We woke up on the morning of the shower to rain. And thunder. And lightning. The weather forecast was insistent that it would be clear by noon. And then by 1. And then by 3. Things weren’t clearing up, and at about 1pm we decided that we needed a back up plan. Hosting a party for 15 girls in a soggy park (with mostly paper decorations) didn’t seem like the best idea, but between out of town guests and a nearly full term mama we knew that the party must go on!

And then the most magical of things happened. Through some pretty bizarre circumstances, we got our hands on a huge tent and it completely saved the day. We set it up over two picnic tables, and made it work.

The results, I think, were pretty charming. The perfectionist in me had a hard time letting go of what I had originally planned but our guest of honor and all of her friends seemed to enjoy themselves, and the celebration lasted for hours and hours.

Since our mama-to-be is vegan, and can’t have gluten or cane sugar, coming up with recipes that both she and all of the guests would enjoy was a bit tricky but everyone seemed to love everything! Here’s what we came up with:

During the shower the guests printed on blank bibs + onesies for baby boy with carved carrot stamps, and favors of farmhouse tea towels, seed packets and honey sticks were sent off with them when they left (they also served as a cute table decoration).

So, stress shmess. Ultimately, I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate someone I really value + love during such a special time in her life, as well as the chance to meet so many sweet, interesting women.

Congrats, Mama! We can’t wait to snuggle that baby boy of yours.

XO