Summer Self Portrait

Spent the day with Lilly shooting in the sun…

Then into the studio for some polaroid fun



Summer has begun

Invest in the best – Jeans!

I have found my favorite jeans – David Kahn Nikki Stretch Jeans. They are a splurge but I wear them more than anything else in my wardrobe. I can dress em up or down, cuff them in summer with flip flops and pair with a great jacket in winter. They have just enough stretch to be comfortable on an airplane and just enough snug to hold everything together and make me feel secure in front. I am in L-L-love with these jeans and they have been worth every well-earned penny.

Everyone’s budget and priorities are different, and with that in mind, we will continue to offer great suggestions at For me, jeans are a wardrobe staple and over the years I have bargain shopped and spent hours searching for the best fit and current style. I have a truck load of misfits that ran me $24.99 and under. These, by far are the best ever. Full stop. If you can rationalize this purchase, I am behind you – you’ll look great comin’ or goin’! 

Journal with nostalgia and move towards better days

During my time in the hospital, or when I was ill, I often found myself writing about my pain or fears in my journal. Sometimes just getting the words down on paper feels better – for me, it always does. I have always been a journal keeper, and love the feel of a fresh journal in my hands. 

Recently I spent the day at the Seattle Folklife Festival, wandering around enjoying great music, food and checking out all the crafty crafts of the local artisans. I met a delightful journal maker named Jacob in his booth teeming with funky journals made from old books.  It was a bonanza of nostalgia and I dove in searching for books from my childhood and laughing at covers from the 60s and 70s.

About the journals
EACH JOURNAL IS UNIQUE, as in one of a kind. they are all made from recycled book covers and because of it each one is a different size.  Inside the front cover and throughout every book Jacob has retained any beautiful cover pages, illustrations, library cards, maps, inscriptions, or what-have-you found in the book (they find all kinds of beautiful stuff in these old books). and it’s all held together with a black plastic spiral.

There is something so pleasing, I cannot explain it. They are delightful and I couldn’t get enough. Take a look at the amazing selection and find a surprise inside. I chose “The I Hate to Housekeep Book” and to my delight chapter 11 was left in. Chapter 11: How to Look As Good As the Lord Intended. It’s classic! Take a look at the other gems Jacob has at and get journalling. Before you know it, you’ll be feeling better too.