• My Favorite Things,  My Style,  Obsessed,  Random

    Decisions, Decisions…

    Oh, ok. Fine. I’ll take all three. Word on the street Facebook is that Nordstrom is matching Costco’s price on all Hunter Boots. That drops them down to like $75 bucks each; I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to think of a colorful lineup of rainboots for me to debate between, each and every day, from now until June. So, yeah. I’ll take all three.

  • Hotel,  My Weekend,  Seattle,  Sick

    Sick Day Getaway

    Last week was a rough week. Paul, Porter and I were all sick; probably from the craziness of traveling and all the early, early morning flights. Paul was sickest in the beginning of the week, me in the middle and toward the end, and Porter was right along with me. His room is feet away from ours, so my coughing and sneezing and blowing wasn’t helping Porter’s sleep. There’s nothing worse than a sick, sleep-deprived baby. On Friday, our church had an overnight retreat up in Seattle. Paul was running sound for the event, so I got to join him. We left Porter at home, mainly so we could use a night away…

  • My Weekend,  Travel,  Vacation

    Adventures in San Francisco

    This past weekend, we enjoyed beautiful San Francisco as a family. It was beyond amazing; I love, love, love that city. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn’t to move SF up to my top three favorites cities ever! But, alas — that’s where you can now find it. Top 3 Favorite Cities. Ever. We flew down for my work retreat (my company is based out of SF). So, along with exploring a new city, I got to meet all the people I’ve only known virtually for nearly 2 years. It was crazy… putting faces to voices, sharing inside jokes that we’ve only ever laughed about…

  • Goody,  Hair,  Hair Tutorial,  Laura Mercier,  Makeup,  My Favorite Things,  Obsessed,  Stickgloss,  Wave Creator

    A Rave Wave Review | The Goody Wave Creator

    THIS. This curling iron is life changing; I am obsessed. Sometimes I stop using it because I go through a sockbun or straight-as-an-arrow phase, and then I forget how perfect it is. Then, on other days, I hurry and curl my whole head with this thing, because I’m short on time and I need some good curls… …and then I don’t have to wash my hair for three days because these curls just look better the longer they exist. And then I sing and skip through my days, gleefully tossing around my perfectly messy second-and-third day curls. I kid you not. You guys, I don’t ever go more than a day without washing…

  • Lasagna,  Raw,  Recipes,  Vegan,  Whole Foods

    Wait. Cheese from cashews?

    I’m attempting to eat clean, clean, clean. That includes no dairy. No meat. No sugar. Whole foods only, for at least 21 days… and maybe longer, especially if I can find recipes that I love. Because, I just have to be honest… this girl loves her cheese. I can’t live in a world that doesn’t include sharp cheddar or the stinkiest blue. And pasta, while we’re talking about things I can’t live without. And bread. And chocolate cake. Basically, if I’m going to eat healthy, I need to find ways to satisfy my cravings and not feel like I’m eating healthy. If you can trick me into eating pudding made entirely…

  • Fall,  Family,  My Weekend,  Paul,  Porter

    Fall Things: Friday at Fox Follow Farm

    We spent a fun Friday afternoon at Fox Hollow Farm, a beautiful (albeit, kinda spooky) farm nestled into the hillside of Issaquah. It was magical: fog swirling above the treetops, reds and orange and gold leaves all around, piles of pumpkins and white-fenced arenas, wild bunnies hopping around randomly, a box of brand new kittens for your petting pleasure, a barn full of friendly horses, pony, tractor and train rides for the kiddos, parrots (!?) in the trees above out head greeting us, a beautiful river behind a charming little farmhouse, and plenty of mud puddles so that my Hunter boots could earn their keep. It smelled like sawdust, campfire,…

  • Beauty,  Currently Loving

    Currently Loving: Drugstore Deals

    BIG SEXY HAIR Spray & Play Hairspray / It’s A 10 Miracle Leave In / Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes / Nars Blush {Orgasm} / H&M Hairstyling Ring / Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss {Bordeaux} / Rimmel’s Hide The Blemish Concealer These products lately have made my getting ready routine so effortless. And, best of all — with the exception of the blush, these can ALL be found at your local drugstore. I’m a sucker for a great deal, and so I’m excited to put my “stamp of approval” on all of these products. Just a note on the cucumber towelettes… I’m a diehard Neutrogena Night Calming towelette fan, and haven’t used anything…

  • Church,  Mom Life,  My Day,  Quotes,  Random

    Our Beautiful Mess: For All The Moms

    Yesterday, we had our first MOPS meeting of the year! I can’t believe, for one, that I have a child and can now attend meetings like this. It’s so surreal. We were so lucky to hear from Nicole Moore… she was our first speaker of the year! Nichole is an amazing wife, mother and teacher. She is on staff at my church, and every time she speaks, I always find myself completely wrapped up in every word she’s saying. She’s so poised and well-spoken; one of those women that truly feels like they have it all together. Well, it was such a breath of fresh air to hear her speak…

  • Married Life,  Paul

    Three Years.

    October 8th, 2010, I married my best friend. I know, so original. But true. Paul and I were friends long before we were a couple; most people saw something with us that we either: a) ignoredor b) were too blind to see When we finally started dating, we were met with a chorus of “FINALLY!”‘s, and “I KNEW IT!”s. It was exhausting, the amount of time we were spending swearing up and down that there was truly nothing to see… nothing to know… until one day, we looked at each other, and knew what we’d been missing all along. So, October 8th — just three short months after our summer…

  • My Weekend,  Saturday,  Target

    I Don’t Run, But I Like To Look Like I Do

    Saturday almost always means Target runs with Paul and Porter. It’s one of my favorite parts of the week. We usually always pick up a few necessities, like diapers and dog food, or we spend way too much time pouring over the home decor, debating on if we need a new rug for our living room. But, I also always get to peruse through my favorite areas: clothing. Cosmetics. Shoes. Holiday. I mean, when don’t I need another bag of Holiday Reese’s, or a new wine-stained lip (made possible by this, in Bordeaux)? The answer you’re looking for is never. So, I bought a hot pink pullover last winter before I…