10 things I learned this weekend...



1. I am getting older.
2. Mini road trips are the BEST way for me to clear my mind.
3. The costume I have been wanting to be for 7 years was so much fun!
4. Some times you should just say NO.
5. Little T Bakery is such a cute and delicious place!
6. I wish I could make videos.
7. My new household and roommates are working out so wonderfully.
8. It is officially rainy season, and Im not mad about it yet.
9. I find it hard to listen to anything buy my Bon Iver pandora station.
10. Im in the middle of a beautifully confusing time. 

What did you learn this weekend?




"They'll wish they were you."
How striking. 
Think about it.



// a quick snap of yours truly //

// Mac fell asleep DURING the game //

// grady let me take a few shots of his cute face //

// I went to Justin Bieber! Ju-stin-Bie-ber!!! //

// Adam has been visiting so much:) //

// This is Daisy. She is Dexter's main squeeze //

// I found a little surprise note the other day //
// She always falls asleep in my bed //

// I rode the sky tram! //

// Me on the road to visit my brother //

// Miss Bones. That is all. //

// I finally got Rachelle to clean out her clothes! //

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10 things I learned this weekend...

1. Productivity feels wonderful.
2. I can still fall asleep in a movie theatre.
3. I am in love with kettle corn!
4. My bestfriend is still my favorite adventuring partner.
5. I love my brother more now than ever.
6. I've had homebody tendencies lately and I kinda like it.
7. Kaite can make a damn good soup.
8. Another plural for octopus is octopodes. 
9. My mom loves Bruno Mars.
10. I have the friends in the world. 

What did you learn this weekend?

Pumpkin Patch Adventure!


On saturday a bunch of us went to one of the pumpkin patches out on Sauvies Island. We ate corn cobs, elephant ears, and carmel corn. We pet the cutest little piggies. We went on a hay ride. We picked out some pumpkins. We had an awesome time! 

What adventures did you have this weekend?



This is my dog, in a nutshell.

Body Language and Faking It


Tonight I watched/listened to this podcast while making dinner. In it Amy Cuddy spoke about body language and its influences not only on others but on ourselves. It was funny, heartfelt and very interesting. It definitely got me thinking. At one point I even chopped the rest of my veggies while holding a pen between my teeth (you'll see why.) The end message is something I think everyone could use. It resonated pretty strongly with me. Id say its worth a listen! Ted Talks are the absolute best. Here is the link :




We weren't talking. Not really.
The covers were up tight around my chest.
The rain picked up, the sound suddenly amplified.
I almost whispered, "I love it when it rains while im inside reading."
After a second he said, "It makes me feel more content"
And I thought, exactly, like this is where I'm meant to be.
But i didnt say it.
Those were my thoughts, my feelings.

But I guess they were his too.



Lovin' that pup!

The fires in Oregon have been making some spectacular clouds and sunsets.

Dex didnt move for hours after we got home from our 15 mile hiking adventure.

I went to Eugene for the Pretty Lights show! Nicole and Hunter decided to match.

Sometimes I forget to water my plants for two weeks. I apologize with a long bath.

Poor Grady had to say good bye to his subey. 

Awesome sunset at this months Last Thursday.

Serene Lake and Mt Hood. 
Pretty wonderful backpacking trip for the second weekend in a row!

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Things I saw and liked...




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“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty