Thursday, August 26, 2010

To the Max!

I'm in Eugene, OR for 24 hours. So far I have not seen any hippies, but I have felt pressure to go running (It's track city USA!). My hotel's billboard cracked me up:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Loom Room

Check out all the pretty yarn in UW's loom room!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Left to my own devices

I end up doing things like eating one of these for dinner.** if this is a cry for help, the best remedy would probably be for you to come visit me. real soon.

Friday, August 20, 2010


The bouquets at the farmer's markets in Seattle seem really cheap to this new come. I picked this one up for $5 on Saturday. Planning on indulging now before the novelty wears off!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Um, yah. I'm on a roll of bad pun titles. So I moved to Seattle last week. So far so good. In order to get a view of the place we went on a SeaPlane tour. It was fantastic (and the most beautiful day ever). The ride was great-- so great I only thought to take pictures when we were landing. Come visit me here and we'll go again.
An added bonus of the flight was these motion sickness bags, complete with awesome packaging and very detailed instructions for use.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Making Space

I'm renting a furnished house, so it's been a little tricky making the space feel like my own. Luckily very talented Liz Galvin helped me with the living room. Loving how she styled my bookcase!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Making Whoopie!

Pies!* I've been slightly obsessed with Whoopie Pies for the last year. I finally made a batch. I used a Williams Sonoma recipe for the pie and this recipe for the filling. Overall they were good, but I want a better filling recipe. Any tips? I think that the powder sugar taste is too strong. Also, as you can see in the picture the filling was a little oozy.

*apologies for lamest title maybe ever.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Was in Montreal for a conference. But mainly I just explored the city and ate poutine. Which means I'll probably have a heart attack really really soon. In case you've never had the pleasure, poutine is french fries + gravy + cheese curds. Also sometimes people get creative and add things like bacon or steak or sausage. I liked Montreal a lot even though I only saw Celine on the T.V.

Poutine + Bacon

25 kinds of Poutine!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The End of an Era

Tonight is my last night in California-- after exactly a decade of living it here. I love it here-- the people, the culture, the weather, the vibe. Everything. I'm leaving for all the right reasons, but it's still bittersweet. Come visit me in Seattle!

Sign of the Apocalypse?

I think these are cute: