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  1. Reflecting: Lipstick, Extensions, and Inner Beauty

    With the start of a new calendar year, and coming up on a year of blogging next week, I have been feeling very reflective. I went back to my earliest blog posts, and it’s crazy to see how much I’ve grown in writing in the last 12 months. However, I…

  2. why haven’t my neighbors taken down their christmas lights?

    i'm constantly reminded that i need to stop believing in coincidences. i was walking sooky this morning, and as i was walking through our neighborhood i noticed quite a few houses still had their christmas decorations up. i'm not sure if i just haven't noticed in years past, or if more…

  3. 5 Great Happy Hours in Portland, Oregon

    With the holidays now over, and the dark, cloudy gloom moving in, one thing that makes these winter months fun is exploring different Portland restaurants. My friends and I enjoy trying different happy hours in town to try out the menus without the dinner price commitment. I rounded up my…

  4. New Year, New Word

    This past Sunday at church, the pastor who was speaking interviewed an older member of the church, and asked her what her New Year traditions were. She shared that she spends time alone with God and asks for a word for her to focus on for the year, and keeps…

  5. Trillium Lake Photo Shoot

    A few weeks ago, we got the opportunity to meet a Portland photographer named Emily Petri and her husband, and shoot with them at one of my favorite places in the winter- Trillium Lake! My husband and I had our Christmas card pictures taken there last year by Andie Avery…

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