Monday, September 6, 2010

fall is (almost) here!

It's been an incredible summer, one of the busiest for sure! I moved 3 times, went to the Oregon coast, made new friends, got tattooed, packed, and unpacked, cooked delicious food, spent a day at the river and explored.

Due to being incredibly busy, and not having had a chance to blog for weeks, I now have a boat load of pictures to blog about. We are still getting settled, and organized, so I will share more once everything is out of boxes, bikes are out of the way, and our home looks just the way we want it to look.

Our cute neighbors brought us cupcakes, Kirsten and I scored that one-armed rocking chair for free on the side of the road, and I painted it teal to surprise her when she came back from a hot week in Texas. Cute!

I now live with my wonderful co-worker, and best friend, Kirsten and her adorable cousin, Kari. They are such incredible roomates, and I am looking forward to many, many family dinners and craft nights <3

We've found some real treasures on craigslist, on the side of the road and at yard sales the last couple of weeks, including orange couches, pictured above,  to go with our retro 70's inspired basement movie room, retro wooden box TV, incredible 9 drawer dresser and gold mirror for my bedroom. A desk for the craft room and a cute vintage coffee table. And the cutest handmade vintage dress, made to fit perfectly, for only $1.50, what a steal. Portland is amazing for thrifting and recycling. 

Portland is also beautiful, and full of eye candy.

In between unpacking and organizing I found some time to scrapbook, so fun! Our dearest friend Emily, who was Kirstens roomate during summer, moved back to Chicago. She will be greatly missed. Fingers crossed she will move back and be our 4th roomate sometime in the future, hopefully soon. <3

In fear of picture overload, I will be back on Tuesday with photos from the river, our shop anniversary party and other cute summer happenings.
I made another batch of cute gocco prints, and soaps, and much more to share also.

Hope your summer treated you well <3


Lois said...

oh these pictures are so lovely! i wish i can one day live in portland! dreaming big!

Bee. said...

sweet lord, your place looks amazing!
& i love your teal armchair!!
portland looks so nice.

danielle said...

my in-laws lived in Portland for a few years-I LOVE it there, I'd move there in a second!!!
Looks like a great summer!!!

Unknown said...

I've been following your blog for a short while. I adore it. Also, this post really makes me want to come/move to Portland. My husband and I are talking about taking a trip over there and to Seattle for our 5 year wedding anniversary this January. I love love that rocking chair in your much eye candy to look at. :)

Lisa said...

oh, i am so going to portland in october!!! please tell me what i need to see, you know scandinavian to scandinavian ;)

Lisa from Sweden

Kellee the Caffeinated said...

Love the house!!! So cute!


Jacqueline said...

I can't wait to see what you have been up to, Ms Busy Bee! I've missed your posts :)

Love and Turtledoves,

Gun Street Girl said...

wow, I am SO jealous of your house.

Ann Cicilie said...

Jeg er glad for at du blogger igjen :) Og scrapper, fortsett med det, jeg elsker stilen din :D

Lekkert hjem dere har fått dere!

MissAlyssaDawn said...

your place is adorable! i love your kitchen... too cute!

sandy said...

your house looks sooo lovely!! I love all the photos, they helped bump Portland up on my places I must visit list!! I can't wait to see more pictures!!

rabbit said...

LOVE. el camino, stand mixer, couch, bright painted walls, bubble tea, ocean, aprons, and exterior of the house.

Erin Alaska said...

so glad you're happy and busy and loving life! and that couch. love! you totally scored.

Unknown said...

Your house looks adorable, and so does Portland! Definitely on my 'places to visit' list, if I ever get to America!

nika. said...

so glad you're back in blogging, i really missed your posts! =)
your new home looks lovely, thank you for sharing!
all the best, nika.

Becky Farley said...

:) I love the photo of you and cupcake! Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back! x

Amber said...

You are so cute!
Your place looks freakin' perfect. And that vintage dress is so adorable. :]