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Flower Class: Week One

At some point I’ll gather all the scattered little shreds of paper I’ve written my goals for 2014 upon, but this is not that point. We’ve just returned from four utterly relaxing days on the Oregon coast and I’m not quite ready to give up my vacation mindset and jump […]


Happy New Year!

It’s that time again. Time to bid another year adieu. Everyone always says that the older you get, the faster time goes. And they are certainly not wrong. When I look back on 2013, I can’t believe all the changes and even more, how they all seemed to happen so […]


PDX Photographer’s Dinner

Back when Bird is the Word was just a twinkle in my eye, I had an idea. I know a lot of people who are photographers. People who spend all summer working their tails off, only to be met with anxious clients and little thanks. It’s a high-pressure, solitary job. […]

Comfort Food

Honey Vanilla Marshmallows

Hot cocoa is a big deal in my family. Being that we are a skiing family- both water and snow- coming in from the cold water or icy mountain was a condition that regularly needed to be remedied. I remember rushing into the cabin after a chilly morning ski on […]


Homemade Gifts

I am blessed to have a core group of really wonderful friends. Smart, beautiful, talented, amazing friends who all went and got themselves married to really great guys. And then a few of them decided I needed to be an Auntie and brought three beautiful nieces into my life. Now […]

Comfort Food

Peanut Butter Fudge

When I was growing up, it wasn’t truly the Christmas season until my mother started logging long evening hours in the kitchen crafting treats and sweets for friends and family. Until there were plates and platters, tins and boxes, filled to the absolute brim with rich fudge, sticky peanut brittle […]