Monday, October 1, 2012

Wedding Grounds...



The wedding I helped at a couple weekends ago was in a beautiful place outside Portland. It was at a house that belonged to a friend of the groom, high on a hill, with a great view of the Columbia River Valley.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Self-Portrait


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Good Luck Little Princess!


Harlee has her first day of kindergarten today. I'm so excited for her because she's a social little butterfly and a smart cookie and she'll do great. I can't wait to hear about it from her.

Good Luck Harlee Boo, Knick Knack loves you!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vacay


I had a great time in Great Falls catching up with my friends, hanging out with my parents, and spoiling the niecey and nephew. I also had a couple of other potentially exciting things happen there which I will explain in due time. Then my mama drove back to Tacoma with me and we spent a couple of days together. I've dropped her at the airport and now I'm all alonely. But sometimes a girl just needs a few days with her mummy to make everything seem so much better. c:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One of the Glaciers


A photo of some of the icy glaciers that stretch out around the top of Mt. Rainier like a star. I've also attached a map so that you can take a look. It's pretty neat. c:


Monday, August 20, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Magenta




These little fellas, I've been told, are quite unique to Rainier. The Magenta paintbrush doesn't really grow anywhere else. Interesting, to say the least!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Relaxation


I spent a few hours on the deck of Paradise lodge, writing post cards, doing crosswords, and looking at this. c:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

More Mountains!




Here are a couple more mountain shots. 
Oh, and Dad, Tatoosh is that mountain range in the previous photo. c:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tatoosh


Monday, August 6, 2012

Rainier


And yes, between the flowers and the river, that big white patch is snow.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th froommm...

My wardrobe! (and me of course!) The sun is shining, barbecue smells are wafting in my window, and the bangs and pops are just beginning. Naturally, I'm headed to bed. Enjoy the evening festivities everyone!


Monday, June 11, 2012

sunnin'

Monday, April 30, 2012

More Outtakes

Here are a few more outtakes of me:



And here are a couple of Madie:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Here are a couple more outtakes. Sarah Gulian, my lovely photographer, has accompanied me on these ones. It looks like I'm going to be taking Froommate's grad photos so she can make her own announcements too. Speaking of which, mummie, I need a list of addresses. c:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Outtakes (Part 1)



A few outtakes from the grad annoucement photo seshhhh.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

These boots were made for walking

I know I have been absent from my dear blog for quite a while, but I've been busy! I am a working stiff now, you see, so I have less time. I've also been doing some music blogging over at Puget Playlist. In any case, I thought I might post a picture of the boots I bought yesterday. I thrifted them, thus they were only 15 dollars. I may go get the shafts stretched wee bit, as they could be MORE comfortable, but alas, you can't have everything when you get such a good deal. You can see me sporting them, as well as a close up below:


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Purple


These skates are painted on the wall of the rink. They remind me of Harlee since she loves purple so much.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Derby Day





Here are some photos of the skate supply at the rink. The first ones are some I added some fun vintage effects too, followed by the original.

It has been one whole week since I joined the local derby team. The management/rink are a teensie bit disorganized, but the girls are really nice and the coach knows what's up. I'm volunteering at the rink to help with dues although I cannot seem to get a set schedule out of anyone. I've been applying for about a job a day, but thusfar not too much response. I have to take a logic/math test for that job in Wisconsin. I've also been working sporadic on-call hours at PJ Hummel and Co. I did 4 hours on Saturday, and hopefully I'll be able to get in somewhere between 8 and 16 on on the first Sunday/Monday in March. So I'm going to continue to keep on truckin': watching movies, creating, knitting, drawing, reading, skating, volunteering, etc until something pans out.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shrove Tuesday

Before


After


Shrove Tuesday means pancake dinner. And so I went all out tonight. I had pancakes with greek yogurt and honey instead of syrup and blueberries on that. Extra crispy bacon and fried eggs finished off the meal. So delicious!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Red Robin, YUM!



Madie and I made a traditional pilgrimage to Red Robin yesterday. I haven't gone out to eat in quite a while so we went for a late lunch/early dinner. She had the traditional bacon-cheeseburger with coke that she always gets and I had a California chicken burger with strawberry lemonade. And of course, LOTS of fries and poppyseed honey mustard!

I had derby practice last night too. It was brutal. We had endurance practice and my legs were jelly by the time we were leaving for our cars. I need a new set of skates and a fixed set of legs!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The rest of the spread...


Here is the rest of the Valentine's Day spread. There were white and dark chocolate covered strawberries, Pierogi, and crepes with Nutella and redi-whip. Yummy! Another girl attempted to make fudge but failed, instead resulting in a hard, rock-like chocolate substance on a plate.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pierogi!


I made these Lemon Blueberry Pierogi with Spiced Sour Cream for the Valentine's day dessert times I had with Madie and her roommates. You make them, boil them, and when you're about to eat them, give them a warm up through a light sauteƩ. They were pretty easy to make. I found the hardest part to be actually getting them to stay closed before boiling. They turned out super delicious and the spiced sour cream was a perfect addition! Pierogi are probably going to become an important food in my life. I just need to figure out what kind of savory ones I can make that I'd actually enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday!

This is what a Friday night should look like!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bunting continued...


Now I have all the triangles cut out, I just have to figure out how I want to attach them. Do I want to sew them onto yarn across the front? Use binding tape? Ric-rac? I'm going to hang them in my room and they're going to be so pretty. Teal and bright orange are some of my favorites so I'm sure they'll look great. But howwww to attach them? Any ideas?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bunting



I'm making bunting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Interruption...


I am interrupting the catch-up game I'm playing on my blog to bring you this valentine.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Colours


This is the fabric selection for my newest project!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tights!


Mummy is the best and sent me the loveliest tights for Valentines day! There was this grey dotted pair, a brown pair, and a black pair with little gold dots! They're so great and I've been wearing them often.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

It's a DRESS!


I made a dress! That's what the secret project was! Here is a picture of Madie in the dress I made for her.