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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 […]


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, […]


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 […]