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wipe you clean with dirty hands

what a lovely, sunny, hot holiday weekend! it's getting to the point where every nice day in portland is like a favor. the first summer i lived here it was rainy by now and i was more than a little heartbroken ;)

i just listed two new styles of *12 things i love about you* mini-books in my shop! a pretty floral / polka dot and a lovely blue stripe (both are vintage wallpaper). i also re-listed the map-covered mini-books. these are still my absolute favorite gift to give. nothing makes you appreciate someone as much as sitting down and spending time thinking up a dozen or so reasons you love them. seriously, i'm always surprised how lucky i feel afterwards just to have this amazing person in my life. it's a good feeling!

that top photo is a polaroid i took last weekend, hanging out at gas works park in seattle at sunset. great memories with some good friends... have a wonderful week!

{ spanish sahara ~ foals }

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i will play awhile here

well hello there! it's been a lovely, crazy few weeks but i'm hoping the beginning of september (!) means things will start to calm down a bit. my boyfriend jeremy and i did a 5-day backpacking trip through the gorgeous olympics, then my awesome, beautiful niece was here for a nice, long visit, then i took a weekend trip to seattle and vancouver, bc with chelsea and jenny. whew! i'll write more when i have time, but for now you can read about one of my favorite new spots in vancouver (thanks to chelsea).

hope you're having a great week!

{ butterfly nets ~ bishop allen }

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every night we'll watch the stars

last weekend my boyfriend j & i took a little road trip to gorgeous hood river, oregon (an hour east of portland through the columbia river gorge - that first photo is of multnomah falls which is on the way) to do the fruit loop - a 35-mile circle through the valley at the foot of mt. hood of orchards, farms, wineries, etc. it was amazing! my favorite was the lavender farm. bees humming, flowers everywhere (not just lavender) and the smell! definitely the best smelling place i've ever been to.

from the farms we ended up buying cherries, apricots, blueberries, grape tomatoes, tomatillos, green and purple beans and homemade strawberry jam. which was perfect because next we did a pretty ridiculously hard hike up part of mt. hood, and we had delicious snacks to bring with us. it was worth the work though, because the view at the top (of the trail, not the mountain) was of mt. saint helens, mt. rainier and mt. adams. gorgeous!

and now it's back to work until this weekend which i get to spend with my awesome niece (who i haven't seen since christmas). i can't wait. hope you're having a lovely week!

{ paris ~ friendly fires }

ps - my rock collections were featured on all the mountains yesterday!!!

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