Thursday, May 19, 2011


ive been doing more and more of this:

(note: and when i say "this" i dont mean taking pictures of my shoes/cat/whatever else walks into the picture...i mean the actual running part.)

because im (excitedly/nervously/wondering what i was thinking/hoping i dont die while i do it) training for one of these in october.
however....i can say that after a few weeks of it, im finally seeing progress!! finally!

do you run? you should. i have a sort of love/hate relationship with it, but im finding that the more i do it, the more i love it.

p.s. id like to apologize to anyone unfortunate enough to come across this picture for how white my legs are. id love to tell you that it will change come summer...and i'll get a tan...but that wont be happening.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

i made curtains!

note: dont judge my "ruffles." i kind of just made it up as i went along...?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


remember my favorite jam?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

favorite place in the world.

there's a small little house in a small little town in the evergreen state.

its my favorite place in the world.

my favorite memories...
my favorite smells...
favorite sounds...
favorite homemade jam from home grown and picked raspberries and blackberries...

i even welcome every mosquito bite. (and believe me...there's a lot)
 theyre all part of the memories.

they're all bundled up into my childhood summers and tucked away neatly in this little house waiting for me each time i come back.

(this "favorite place" is oma and grandpa's house, by the way. :)

my mom, brother and i cheated this year and snuck a trip up before summer came. just a quick trip.
it wasnt long, but its enough to hold me over for a few months.
be back this summer.