Just a quick note to say, I’ve moved!
After careful consideration, I’ve decided to switch from tumblr to blogspot…mostly because I can actually post high-res photos on the latter…which I’ve been wanting to do for quite sometime.
Anyway! It’s basically the same layout as before, just a completely different web address, so if you are looking for me, I’ll be HERE from now on.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Last time we left off, I was heading to the pumpkin patch….
Thanksgiving quickly came and went after that, and last weekend, my dear friend Anne and I went into the woods and cut down our very own Christmas trees!
So now we are here. Just a few more days before December, and I am already listening to Christmas music like crazy, decorating the house and sipping mulled wine in front of our beautifully-lit tree.
When I was a child, I loved this time of year so much. The festive food and music, decorating the tree, all the twinkling lights- the prospect of SNOW (the presents didn’t help, either). Pretty irresistible, if you ask me.
I guess I’ve always been a rather nostalgic person- because I still love Christmas that much. I’m hoping this mix of a few of my favorite winter tunes will help get you in the spirit, too.
You can listen to my mix here.
Christmas is Coming- Charlie Brown Christmas Album (Vince Guaraldi Trio)
Winter Lady- Leonard Cohen
Jingle Bells- John Fahey
White Christmas- Willie Nelson
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- She and Him
Silent Night- Johnny Cash
O’ Little Town of Bethlehem- John Fahey
Blue Christmas- Willie Nelson
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree- She and Him
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)- Darlene Love
O Come, O Come Emmanuel- Sufjan Stevens
I’ll Be Home For Christmas- Bing Crosby
Photo credit here.
Fall has surely found it’s way to Portland. And that’s okay by me.
Yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch and I was struck by the richness in color from all of the trees that lined that highway on our drive out to Sauvie Island. Reds, golds, and greens blending in to what could only be the first signs of the new season.
Ever since I was a child, I have looked forward to this time of year, when the air gets crisp and I anxiously begin to think up lofty ideas and projects for the coming months. I am never without Holiday cheer.
I AM Holiday cheer.
Although my plans always include lots of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have to admit, I forget all about the everyday goals. The one’s that I happily make each time Summer rolls around.
So this year, I’m doing something a little different.
I’m still going to enjoy the Holiday projects I’ve already begun to fill my head with- but I’m also writing up a list of Fall/Winter Goals. Simple plans, the kind that can easily be done on any day.
Read more. (I used to be so good at finishing a novel in two days. What happened?)
Discover new hiking spots. EXPLORE.
Weekend picnics. (easily enjoyed after the above activity).
Make daytime tea drinking a ritual. (invite a friend to join me).
Remember what it’s like to use my film camera. Everyday. No matter what.
Bake often. It makes the whole house smell nice.
Happy Fall, guys!!
The lovely Laura Dart, who photographed our wedding, recently put up some of the photos from our big day on her blog!
Choosing a photographer for our wedding was not an easy task. As you can imagine, I’m picky- and there was much fret over it. When a mutual friend recommended her to me, I was thrilled! I knew that Laura’s style would mesh perfectly with the aesthetics and vibe of our wedding- and of course, she did not disappoint. Not only did she do a spectacular job documenting our day, but I am happy to now call her a friend. A win-win situation if you ask me.
The photos I’d like to share with you today are just some of my favorites from her post. Please have a look at her blog to see them all.
A few words:
John and I were married in a apple orchard, under a driftwood chuppah that we made ourselves. Almost all of our wedding, actually- from the tables we ate on, to the salt & pepper holders, bread platters and signs- was handmade (with love!) by the two of us.
I’ll admit it, it was a little crazy at times- and in the midst of making everything, we joked that maybe we had “taken on too much”. In the end though, we wouldn’t have had it any other way. Eating dinner in the secret garden, looking around at the beautiful people and the beauty we had created- it all felt so personal, so us- just as it should be.
Since the wedding, we’ve given most of the bread platters and the salt & pepper holders away to friends and family. Some of the tables have been given away, others broken apart and repurposed for our new wooden bed frame (more on that later). So you see, we’ve put everything to good use.
Thank you for letting me blab about the wedding again! Hope you enjoy the photos as much we do.