A very fashionable Friday to you!

I’ve posted about Alicia before, but I just have to say- I love this girl. She just gets me. Like when I shamelessly send her pictures and texts about my outfit because I think I look cute that day.

That’s why I’m so excited about the picture, below! We were meeting up with a dear brave friend about to go on what I call a “life adventure” (Hey Lisa!) and basically decided we looked too good to not snap a picture.

It was a few days ago, and while the giggling has stopped, I still think we looked pretty dern good. 🙂

3 reasons I love Pinterest

People go crazy for Pinterest. It’s just a fact. And there are  many spectacular articles discussing why Pinterest is great.

So these are the reasons I love it. They may be a little unorthodox, but I think half the fun in an obsession is being able to look outside of it and make fun of yourself a bit.


For those of you who aren’t in the know (like I was about 6 months ago), Reddit is a social platform where users submit content, and the users “upvote” the links they like, so the best and most entertaining content rises to the top. It’s incredibly popular among a certain demographic- mostly men, and mostly nerds. The beauty of Pinterest is that it works in a very similar way, but with more images, more community and is curated by mostly women of great taste. Plus, every time I find something funny to show Kyle, he’s seen it on Reddit- and vice versa.


Scrolling through my Pinterest feed is a lot like living in my own mind. Next to an image of an incredibly toned woman is a competing image of gooey, delicious cookies. This is the beauty of Pinterest. It allows for people with multiple interests that are often competing. Yes, I want to be fit and healthy. Yes, I want to eat a whole crock pot of cheesy mac n cheese. What can I say? I want it all.


I see you pinning wedding dresses and flower arrangements. I see your pictures of babies and nursery inspiration. Thanks to Pinterest, your engagement/baby announcement/upcoming travel plans are no surprise to me. Following your friend’s Pinterest is like seeing slightly into the future for them.

So that’s it! Pinterest is awesome. You’re now convinced. If you would like, check out my boards. Repin my “for foodies” stuffed zucchini boats. And have a great day!


A little handy work…

Lately, I’ve felt the urge to get AWAY from my computer and create things with my HANDS.

Because I don’t do this very often, I feel incredibly rusty. Pens feel awkward and a little ungainly in my clenching fist. Cutting and pasting pictures into a collage is incredibly messy and tends to take over my apartment. I find myself collecting leaves and striking awkward poses on walks, trying to get the right angle for a picture I’m snapping with my phone.

…but I kind of love it lately!

Manic Monday

This weekend was the first weekend for a few months that had absolutely no plans- no trips, no hang outs, nothing. It was glorious. I forgot how wonderful it is to just be in my city and my home without rushing around somewhere or preparing for something.

On Sunday, the Sunday Parkways project rode right by my front porch. Portland shut down many of its bike-friendliest streets and opened up the biking floodgates. It was fun to see and hear all the young bicyclists on their first ride through Portland!

I also went on a bike ride down the Springwater Trail with a dear old friend for her first ride in years- turns out it really is just like riding a bicycle!

erin and alicia bike ride portland

(I’m just pretending to also ride her bike. We had separate bikes for the trip.)

Here are some other things that cause me to smile, scratch my head, or want to share:

Hope you have a great week!

A Realtor Obsession

When you go on a run through your neighborhood and get so distracted by the gorgeous, dreamy-looking real estate surrounding you that you forget to actually run and just take a whimsical stroll while listening to your work out jams…

… are you still justified in eating 3 jumbo marshmallows for dinner?

Probably not.