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Flower Class: Week Three

So…I broke the rules a bit this week. Instead of following the lesson, I branched off (ha!) a bit and played with an idea of my own. I’ve seen too many beautiful, dramatic floral headpieces out there and couldn’t resist trying my hand at one. It’s not often that I […]

Comfort Food

Refreshing Citrus Pavlova

I’ve been thinking a lot about this new year, making goals and everything I’d like to accomplish. I had planned to share my list of lofty ideas here sooner rather than later. And while list making and goal setting usually brings me great joy, for some reason it wasn’t doing […]

Garden

Flower Class: Week Two

Second week into my flower class, and I’m still learning a ton and loving it! This week’s lesson focused on English Garden Arrangements, which is right up my alley. Half of the items I have pinned on my Flora board are arrangements in this style. I love the loose, natural […]

Family

Oregon Coast Trip

The second day of the new year, Taylor and I took off for four days on the Oregon Coast. Our trip went like this: one little cottage on the beach. No phones. No computers. No TV (except the Blazers and Gonzaga games, obviously). No interruptions. No distractions. Just the ocean, […]

Garden

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 […]

Family

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 […]