{ was your weekend filled with cute? }

No, not that time.
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Brilliant leaves, cool breezes, pumpkin pie. 
...these are a few of my favorite things...

Every year, I'm a little more positive that autumn is my favorite season.

{ is it yours? }

I have a lot of catching up to do.

But until I get that sorted,

sweet revenge

have a photo of the most delicious cupcake ever.

{ what's your poison today? }


Fall is here, and so am I.

I've missed you.

{ how have you been?}

During the insanity that is this week, 
I like to reflect back on what a lovely weekend it was...

i'm onna boat

...sailing lazily across the bay...

self portrait

...wandering around town....

ebel skiver

...eating my weight in various street noms.

free fremont

I'm going to pretend I'm still there, ok?

{ how's your week goin'?}

I think it's official.

plaid mad

I've gone completely plaid mad.

These are what I've been working on lately.

{ are you a little mad? }

I've got a crush.

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Well, several actually.

{ you? }

The one and only time it's cool to work at an office building in Bellevue.

blue angels

The Blue Angels are in town for Seafair weekend, and during
 the week they shut down I-90 and fly their practice formations over Lake Washington.

And we get to stand on the roof of our building and watch them go by.

{ have you seen the Blue Angels? }

Um, um, um.

Can I just say how much I love this right now?
The lemony scent, the pleasing texture, the aDORable packaging...

And they sell you at Rite Aid?

Oh my.

{ whacha think? }

The weather here is finally perking up.

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I have to say grilling and eating outside is one of my favorite parts of the summer.
( I think Ron would be proud.)

{ do you bbq? }

Guess who went to the fabric store this weekend?


I've been working on some new things for an insane ambitious attempt at a craft fair this weekend.

Could someone please add a few extra hours to the days this week, please?

{ what are you workin' on? }

Thank goodness overcast days look like this here.

elliot bay

Otherwise I think I'd have lost my mind by now.

{ are you a fan of moody skies? }

To answer your question...


... this was inside*.

{ I think she got tricky with the box size, don't you? }

* Thanks, Mom! <3

This really isn't a great photo
( I was patient enough to snap a quick pic but not so patient to stage it properly ),
but is my mom not the best present wrapper ever?

pretty little present

In. awe.

{ i love fancy packaging, don't you? }

It's no secret that the hubbers and I are currently obsessed with the BBC.

And now that we've run through all of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sherlock Holmes....

...Top Gear!

I don't care much about cars, but this is single handedly one of the funniest things I've ever seen on television.  So if you're in need of some serious lolz today, set aside 7.5 minutes and check this out.

( Sorry for the commercial, but that's the only way I could get this clip in one go. )

{ tell me, did you lol?   don't lie to me, i'll know. }

Braids in my hair,  seed bead jewelry,  an ikat scarf on order...

Click the photo for more, man.

... here's to trends I'd never thought I'd try.

{ what are you unexpectedly groovin' on? }

I can't believe how fast this summer is going by.

"Clan bear brave" by RoyalMint

If you can't tell, I've recently returned to full time work. 
I think it's been nearly a year since I've done the 9-5 thing, and I'm still trying to adapt.

"Table Top Forest Terrarium" by CaptainCat

So a big fat "I'm Sorry For Sucking At Blog" to my wonderful followers and to those blogs I normally stalk.  I need to get my crap together and figure out a posting system that doesn't have me waking up at 5am.
And now I need to go find out what Max is whining about so persistently.
 (See? My blog isn't the only thing I neglect, it seems.  Sigh. ) 
{ what's keeping you busy these days? }
Pssssssst! - the pics have nothing to do with anything.  just awesome Etsy things I love.

Food + (outdoors * sunshine) = my weekend.

It was awesome.

Click the photo for more picnicky goodness.

{ how was yours? }

Foxes are the new owl.
At least in Etsy-land.

"Arnold the retro red fox plush with mustard woolen glasses" by OneLittleRedFox

You can find foxes with  vintage flair....

"fox pouch black and lime faux" by squirrellicious

...foxes that will make them stare...

"Fox and Foxtail Cupcake Toppers" by deathbycupcake

....some are a little sweet...

"Brown Felt Soap with Orange Fox ( Cranberry Scent )" by Sofino

...some will help you scrub your feet.

Whatever kind of fox catches your eye,

"Bring You the North Star" by krisblues

...there's bound to be one nearby.

Happy early birthday, my friend.

{ are you diggin' foxes? }

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.

And it's almost here!
(where has all the time gone?)

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Like this?  Try these:

{ is it too soon to look forward to the weekend?? }

It's hard to believe, but I got a little sun burned this weekend.

We finally hit a lovely mid 70s summer day,
 and the hubbers and I spent the whole thing hanging out on the patio.

sun drunk

The girls were pretty jealous.

Speaking of silly kittehs....

...have you seen this??
It kills me!

{ how was your weekend? }

I may have a slight addiction to long, delicate necklaces.

Find some of these lovelies from Etsy here and here.

I had the hubbers hang this tree branch hook (please excuse the light switches!), and now everytime I see it,
I'm in love all over again.

I've even started to make my own.  Any guesses which ones?


Oops...I gave it away.

{ what's your jewelry staple? }

I know it's lame to live in the Pacific Northwest and b*tch about the weather.

But. Come. ON.

Click the photo for more moody weather gear.

Excuse me while I pout a little.

{ is the sun shining where you are? * }

* maybe i'll come and visit.  or at least live vicariously through you.


I told ya I was working on new things. photograph
(stop raining Seattle plz kthanxbai) .

{ how was your weekend? }

It's been a long time since I've updated my Etsy shop.

embroidery rainbow

But I'm working on it.  I swear.

{ what are you workin' on today? }

Whilst surfing Pinterest ( this is becoming a problem) I found this:

And immediately knew I had to try it.

I'm not allowed to wear blues or greens to work anymore ( crycrycrycry)
so I had to search high and low for a "normal" glitter color ( testing boundaries, anyone? ) .

all that glitters

$0.99 Wet N Wild in 435G.  Who knew?

{ what are your nails sportin' today? }

Good things come in tiny packages.
I should know.

"Super Tiny Owl, Brown Fat Micro crochet miniatures collectibles toys, OOAK" by suami

How do you even make something this small and adorable??

"Tiny gold dash necklace" by ritasoy

So tiny.  So delicate.  So should be mine.

"Brooch/cameo Banner" by Deerface

I marvel at the incredible detail in this delicate little painting.

"Miniature Cloud Factory" by PearsonMaron

Even though I don't think we need any (we have quite enough clouds out here thank you very much),
I still pretty much adore the quirkiness of this. 

"tiny forest gardens" by knitalatte

Mmmmmushrooms.   (Stop gagging, hubbers.) 
Do you think there's a tiny little gnome living somewhere in this photo?

{ what little things make you happy? }


Can I just wear all the colors today?

Click the photo for moar colorz!

Like this?  Try these:

Seriously.  I want them all.

I have the mint green ones, but can we all just drool over the gorgeousness here?

Working on compiling more here.

{ what's your summer palette look like? }

This is what they look like.



{ back soon with an actual post....hopefully. }

The hubbers and I went on a trip our 5th anniversary.
Can you guess where?

Warning: photo heavy!



epcot 2

haunted mansion


castle 2

{ are you a big kid at heart? }

Last night I went to see The Airborne Toxic Event at the Showbox SODO.

The Airborne Toxic Event @ TRIX

It was an entirely different show than last year (think more mosh pit, less sitting),
but still completely worth the minor hearing loss this morning.

The Airborne Toxic Event @ TRIX

And.  AND.  AND.  I met 3 members of the band!  Yes, I know.  I'm like the uber-nerd. 
But it was lovely, and they were very kind. 

So I wasn't really able to take any photos ( but look at these lovely ones someone else took! ), but I found this video recorded at last year's concert.

And funny story -- you can totally see me in the bottom left hand corner.  Ha!  How random is that?

{ who's your favorite band? }