things i love tuesday

baking bread. these challahs may be braided a bit wonky but they smell AMAZING.

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so much, too much actually

now that the house sold and the tentative moving date is set, there is a lot to do. we need to find places for shawn to see so he can sign a lease while he's in portland next week. we need to pack.  we have a lot of loose ends to tie up and a million phone calls to make. and we need to see our friends and family and spend as much time with them as we can. all in a month and a half. so, i'm freaking out. and going back to bed. that's a good plan right?

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foofaraw

i've been making lots and lots of fancy one of a kind necklaces lately, with beads and brooches and extra bits. the ones i've made this week may be my favorites, ever. and i think they're just perfect for a holiday party, perhaps with a dress like this...

all dresses from eshakti. velvet ribbons and sequins from pugly pixel!

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flashback friday

my mom gave me this picture of my gram this week. it was her wedding day and i just can't get over how lovely she is. i also couldn't get over how much my mom looks like her while i was holding the picture in front of my mom.

oh lucy, i miss you so. i think you'd approve of the adventure shawn and i are about to embark on.

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new plush crush

we went on a little shopping trip to renegade on saturday. we were expecting the usual cool suspects. we wanted to pick up a few things and say hi to our friends. we weren't expecting to all be completely bowled over. but we were.

tucked in the hot upstairs room above the kitchen was a wonderland of plush which stopped us dead in our tracks. we gushed over everything, while jordan, the creators of these amazing creatures, horrible adorables, was as lovely as could be.  i may have actually squealed. i know i couldn't string together a sentence at one point.

while containing familiar elements of other plush i love, these creatures are still entirely original and completely surprising. and they all have names. good gravy, they are awesome.

if we weren't moving in 6 weeks and trying to keep the stuff traveling 2000 miles to a minimum, one of these would have come home with me. i predict i will have ordered one for myself within a month of moving into our new place.

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music mondays

i heard both hey ya! and christmas time is here in the last couple of days. it reminded me of this 4 minutes of brilliance.

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against all odds

chanukah candles were lit every night this year. its incredible but i think this is only the second time in the many, many years shawn & i have lived together that we've accomplished what seems like a totally attainable goal. but no, our lives interfere. we get busy. we forget. and this year especially,it seemed nearly impossible. the house is in a state of chaos due to the upcoming move and shawn's actually been in portland trying to find us a place to live for part of chanukah. but i was determined. it seemed really important this year. and so i did it. happy chanukah y'all. 

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nothing to see here

but a really long to do list, a sleeping dog and her stressed out human.

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necklace invasion

because i like you. and because i can't seem to stop making pretty necklaces and i'm in anger of being overrun. and because its the weekend before my holiday shipping deadline, i'm having a little sale on necklaces. all necklaces have been marked down between $5 and $10 each. all prices reflect the discount and they can be found HERE. enjoy!

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just like home

while combing through craigslists ads for a place in portland, one stood out. the description sounded wonderful - a well landscaped yard, a cute house, in a really walkable neighborhood. but the pictures almost did me in. it looked like our place now - a craftsman bungalow with arched entryways and lots of character.

it was clear when shawn went to see it that this could really be the one. he saw so so many places but he kept coming back to this one when we talked. and after talking with the owners, our new landlords, it all seems meant to be. 

so, in a little over a month, we're moving. and this darling little house is where we will be.

that being said though, i have a ton of work to do. blogging may be spotty at best. i'll do my best to keep you posted but please forgive me if i disappear for a bit.

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music monday

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