Category Archives: Everyday Life

Snow Day

Last week we had an amazing night when it legitimately snowed (in Portland terms). Here we get really really excited for anything resembling snowflakes, so when it started to stick, and when it really started to thicken up, the whole city got giddy. The best part was that Pickles had never been in real snow before (read: again, we live in Portland). She couldn’t even handle herself, and with no traffic on Mississippi Ave she went crazy.

Pickles also decided that she wants to take up a part time job as snow plow. She kept stopping to eat the snow and was leaving a little trail behind her.

There was something so fun about all of these strangers showing up out in the street super late at night to play like kids in the snow… it was beautiful. In  the busy lives we all lead it felt so good to just stop and be silly (and to realize you weren’t the only ones doing it).


Happy Holidays!

I know I’m a little late as I have been spending a majority of my break either on the road (went back down to Southern Oregon for a few days!) or on my couch (it’s been so long!) and am not sorry at all about it.

So just to catch you up, here are a few photos since we’ve chatted last. Also, if you haven’t seen yet I caved and joined Instagram. Completely addicted and never going back. You can find me at @hot_on_a_dime !

I hope you’ve all been having a great Holiday season as well, and are ready for the new year… it’s comin’ in hot!


i live here.

Happy Friday!

A while back I had the chance to meet up with the adorable ladies of out in my neighborhood. They started a really great site around showcasing some of the great, interesting folks that call Portland home. I love what they’re doing, and it is a great way to see all of the amazing talents nestled into your own neighborhood!

Today my post showed up on their blog, so check it out (even Pickles has her own cameo!). I hope you all are having a great Friday and are ready for the weekend!


It’s that time of year.

I believe in sparkles year round, but this is truly the kickoff for the glittering season. I couldn’t be more excited about it.

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday, I can’t believe the season is already here!


[Image via Garance Dore]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m so very thankful today for all of my friends, family, and wonderful people in my life (not to mention the furry little monster at my feet while i write this!). I’m such a lucky girl, and this time of year always makes me think of loved ones here, as well as those we’ve lost.

I’m snuggled up with the pup watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade before heading over to the Hovercraft Thanksgiving festivities a little later today. With the boy on a business trip for this holiday, they have taken me in and I couldn’t be more excited (especially with some of the twitpics they’ve been posting of the preparations!).

I hope you all are  having a great holiday, and remember: Loose fitting clothes are your friends today!


Ps. The above image is stolen from Color Collective, another color lover here in Portland! Check her out. I just loved this image and had to borrow it (you all know my obsession with those amazing giant round balloons!)


I have one thing to say this week: TGIF. And no, not the amazing TV lineup that I used to be addicted to (Step by Step, anyone?). What a crazy week! After a bunch of traveling I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things and have some personal time to play.

Two things I’m looking forward to this weekend:

1. Working on some personal projects. These have been piling up around the house (I should probably add clean the house to this list) and I can’t wait to have a minute to tackle them!

2. Working on a fun little goofy project with my bestie. I’ll post it here when we finish. I don’t collaborate as much as I should, and sometimes you just need to do something fun and sparkly to keep yourself sane… did I give too much away?

Happy Friday lovelies!


[I found the image above awhile back, but somehow it seems so relevant after this past week]




After a long holiday weekend, I’m back at it and feeling inspired. What an amazing weekend it was too; Movies (at the theatre!), BBQs, Birthdays, and lots of hanging out with friends (which I haven’t done in way too long). I’m feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week.


I’m a little bummed I’m missing out on NYFW coming up. We had too many work deadlines and I have a wedding to go to, it just didn’t seem like the best decision. I’ll miss you New York, and all of your inspirations this week. Have fun everyone!



[Image found on my new favorite Tumblr Hedonistica, I am obsessed with the color combo]