Last Call for Schoolhouse School

Portland friends! Have you heard about Schoolhouse School? Better yet, will you be there?! This is the last call to reserve your spot in the nearly full workshop. Experts will teach students the fine art of calligraphy, styling/hosting, and flower arranging. Other entertaining tips and tricks will be covered throughout the day as well – think gift wrapping, serving the perfect cup of coffee, and creating a few noteworthy cocktails too. And, did I mention there is a killer gift basket with SO many goodies? It’s pretty dang killer.

What’s specifically on the agenda?

- Calligraphy by special guest artist Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls (2 hour class)
- Flower arranging by Anna Mara Floral Design (1 hour class)
- Styling, party favors, and table-setting by Commonwealth (1 hour class)

For more information, and to sign up for the event, visit the workshop page here.

October Pinterest Favorites

Once again, it’s Pinterest favorites time. So many goodies to love, so little time. My personal favorite item this month? These Nike kicks. They look comfy AND they are cute. Score.

For product sources, follow me on Pinterest here.

Our Kitchen, One Year Ago

I can hardly believe it, but it’s been one year since we bought our current house. I can absolutely say this has been the fastest year of my life. Between the remodel and my new job, the days of 2013 have gone by in a flash.

It’s easy to focus on all the things that aren’t done around here and haven’t gone according to plan, but when I look back at some of the “before” photos, I am reminded how far this house has really come!

Here’s a few photos of our kitchen the day this house was sold to us and what it looks like now…please pay special attention to the lovely flower box, linoleum floors, wallpaper, and original lighting. Yikes. Whenever Kyle looks at these photos he can’t believe we bought a house that needed so much love and care. I guess that’s what happens when you marry a crazy girl like me:).


Again, these are just quick iPhone photos, but I think it’s safe to say we’ve kicked 1960 to the curb.

Cheers to a happy week!

A Must Read

Morning friends!

Earlier this week, the inspiring Madeleine Albright spoke at the United Nations as she received the Inspiration Award from the Dag Hammerskjold Fund for Journalists.

One of the quotes that caught my eye is below.


Think about this. Think really hard about this.

Madeleine’s words remind me how important it is to empower women to seek truth and rally for choice, because it makes this world a better place. Her full speech can be read here.