In Search of that Something Special

Jade and I both have been looking for new opportunities in our careers. In the past six months I have applied for about two hundred jobs. Seriously, I really have. In this time period I have received numerous rejection emails, several rejection phone calls, and countless no replies at all. It's a bit disheartening putting yourself out there so much just to have metaphorical door...

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Heart Roasters on Southwest 12th Avenue

We try to go out to a few new places around town each week. That is not to say we do that every week. It's easy to get stuck in the familiar and comfortable places that we usually go, especially when they are just so convenient. Since moving into our neighborhood in Northwest Portland we have been sticking to places predominantly around the Northwest quadrant....

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Pip’s Original

Jade and I got our first taste of mini-doughnut bliss a little over six years ago on our first trip as a couple to Seattle. We were still in college, still working terrible part time jobs, still not living the way we wanted to, but man were we in love. We planned that trip for months, saving up our part time wages so we could...

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Things have been quiet around here lately, not because of lack of things to share (quite the opposite really) but because I have been stuck in bed since November 8th. I'm not sure how exactly, but I really messed up my neck and shoulders. As an artist, I'm used to having neck and shoulder pain from crouching over drawing boards or sitting and editing for...

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This was one of those weeks where we started out with some plans and then had to put some of those plans on hold for other things that came up. You know the kind of week. Like, we should go here or we should do this home project, but then you find out you need to go to an interview, or one day you feel...

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October in Instagrams

                    Photos courtesy of Jade’s instagram, Cory’s instagram and our instagram. October, you were tough. There were a few days were I didn't know if I'd make it through. But there were also days like being a bridesmaid in one of my dearest friends' weddings, seeing pumpkins on doorsteps and red leaves on trees, feeling an outpouring of love and spending another Halloween dressing up with my love that made all...

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So, we have made it through the first of this wonderful seasons' holidays. Even though I didn't get to go out trick-or-treating (believe me I would have if Jade would let me) and I had to work last night and miss out on the festivities, we still had A LOT of fun last weekend dressing up and doing our annual Halloween festivities. This is one...

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Craving for Beauty

"Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty." - James Norwood Pratt   ...

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Something Sweet

Here's hoping you get to share a little something sweet with someone you love today. Cory and I are pretty spoiled living right down the street from one of the best bakeries in town (you remember those morning buns). We still can't help but daydream about the lovely treats we are going to discovery on our trip. Happy Sunday everyone...

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Afternoon Tea with Steven Smith

I've never really been a tea drinker. That said, I've been drinking tea all my life. When I was young and lived in a small logging town in the hills of the northwest, my father would get those big boxes of Ice Nestea, fill up a gallon jar with water and plunge about ten sachets in and let it sit in the sun for hours...

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