Thursday, November 20, 2014

like poof

November is just flying by. Am I the only one that feels this way?! Like poof, there it went.           
I'm going to a Friendsgiving this weekend. I'm bringing stuffing/dressing a la my mom's recipe and admitadbly nervous about messing it up. More importantly, I'm thankful for two really big things -- the people I get to have friendsgiving with, and a fantastic mom with a handwritten recipe book.

Sidenote: golden fall hues against the crisp blue sky (perfecto hand emoji)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

details of 300 square feet

Having your own space to make a home might be the best thing ever. Even if it is only 300 square feet. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

list of lately

+ I made these cookies Sunday night to take in my lunches this week. I ate most of them fresh out of the oven.

+ Working full-time has been an adjustment. Every evening I look for an outlet to help me wind down, but actually removing my battery and letting myself relax has been hard. I've never been that person! And while I marvel at my productivity, I want to be able to let myself be lazy!  If I don't, the week days just seem to blur together and by Friday I can't tell up from down.  

+ Speaking of winding down at night, I've been rewatching Entourage. I must say -- Ari and Llyod's relationship is the best part of the show. 

+ Getting me to commit to getting the oil in my car changed is like pulling teeth. Is it just me, or are mechanic's super condescending? I could really go withouth a five minute lecture explaining why I've failed as a car parent. 

+ I don't see my girlfriends as often as I'd like. We're all on different schedules or live in different places. I know they're there, though. I know they're not going anywhere, and that is enough.

+ I've completely settled into my little place. I'll be sharing snapshots of a few details soon. I really do love it here. 

+ I'm currently putting off washing my hair and the subsequent twenty minutes of blow-drying. Better go.

...I haven't made one of these lists in a while. It's been therapuetic. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

a princess party

Alyssa, sweet Alyssa, is one of my oldest friends. She's also one of the most princess-y people I know. Pink-loving, bows in hair, Cinderella as her alter-ego, soft spoken, total. princess. person. She turned 25 last week, so I really had no choice other than to throw a sparkly, pink princess party for two. 

Happy Birthday, Alyssa!!

Side note -  She might hold the title for best food pin boards ever.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

i moved

Living completely alone recently fell onto my bucket list. The idea of a space that was absolutely mine seemed... appealing, gratifying and fulfilling. I aimed for my new goal to kick off this year, but made myself no promises. I was willing to wait for the perfect place. 

I had no idea the perfect place would fall into my lap without me even having to look. It all happened so fast! I moved in on the first of October and have had a hard time leaving ever since. It instantly felt like home. Mukilteo is where I grew up, but now I'm only a few blocks from the beach. The smell of saltwater is stronger and I can use the ferry's horn as an alarm clock. This photo was taken less than a hop, skip and a jump down the road from where I now call home. 

Settling in to a new place while opening an Etsy shop has been a bit of a whirlwind, to say the least. But my heart is so full. I'm in such a happy place -- both figuratively and literally. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

it's open!

I am beyond thrilled to announce Fern and Fostered is now open and the first round of items are available for purchase!!! 

I've received so much support and encouragement from so many people - Thank you to those of you who have reached out to me one way or another! It means the world, seriously. Putting this all together has kept me busy! There are still a million things I want to do, but I have to keep reminding myself that it's only the beginning. There is so much time and space for this little love project of mine to develop and grow. My wheels are already turning about what to do and what to add... In the meantime, for the month of October, receive the hand-stamped Trademark Tote free with any purchase! 

Monday, September 22, 2014


I've been bad at blogging lately.

In my defense, I've been beyond busy. I pictured my first September not in college with lots of time spent laying on the couch, drinking coffee and blogging away. Ha! The coffee drinking is definitely happening (duh), but the couch laying and blogging - not so much. It's okay, though. I'm busy doing things I want to be doing -- My job is getting busier and going great, I've been incorporating more fitness into my schedule, I'm moving in the next week or so, I've been in Texas visiting the kids I used to nanny, and on top of it all...! I'm building a brand and preparing for my online shop to open October 1st! 

I have to say, I'm very excited about it! Fern and Fostered will sell vintage and repurposed decor. It's something that I've been dreaming up for almost a year now and let me tell you, it's a lot of work!! The shop will be held through Etsy, and for now, expect to see things like vintage coffee mugs, planters and repurposed items that have housing plants in mind. I would love for anyone who reads this to check it out when it opens. I'll of course share more when that time comes. In the meantime, I'll be running around like a chicken with my head cut off.