Stuff I Like or Love

Stuff I Like or Love: Emma Jeffs Window Film

October 2, 2015

We have a new neighbor.  That’s great, but change always brings unexpected effects.  His house’s dining room is approximately six feet from our kitchen, and the old neighbor permanently kept her curtains closed and windows covered in foil, so we didn’t worry about privacy.  When I looked up from my sink to see the new […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Dog Toes

August 7, 2015

Dog Toes Pros: Ridiculously big and cute Attached to a favorite animal Allow walks and hikes Cons: None, really, though the whole dog-on-the-couch situation necessitates a blanket on the couch at all times, which isn’t my favorite.  But, that’s a small price to pay.

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Stuff I Like or Love: Vans Comina

July 8, 2015

I got both colors.  I got one, then decided I wanted the other.  Clearly, Vans Comina will be my shoes of the summer.

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Stuff I Like or Love: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

April 29, 2015

It never fails.  When guests visit, you learn more about your own town and see things you never would have noticed otherwise.  When my aunt and uncle came to Portland last week, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden was high on their to-do list (and I hadn’t even registered its existence).  Since then, I’m telling everyone:  go […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Wall-Mounted La Maison du Savon de Marseille Soap

February 27, 2015

Michael and I are more than a little proud of our Wall-Mounted La Maison du Savon de Marseille Soap.  The reasons are many, but firstly because it reminds us of a trip to Holland for our dear friends’ wedding (yes, we bought a French soap contraption in Amsterdam).

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Stuff I Like or Love: Custom iPhone Case

February 6, 2015

MS Paint is my latest hobby/medium, and I recently drew a family portrait.  When I upgraded my phone a couple weeks ago, I found the case options disappointing, so I set about making my own out of the MS Paint portrait.

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Stuff I Like Or Love: Shopping Powell’s Books Online

July 11, 2014

Yes, I’m biased.  No, it isn’t because I’m a relation of the Powell’s Books family (I’m not).  Powell’s Books is my favorite bookstore partly because of nostalgia, but mostly because it is awesome.  Growing up 75 miles south of Portland, we only visited the little city once or twice a year.  Our everyday vehicle was a 1956 Cadillac […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Everything in the Jerusalem Cookbook, and a Spinach, Date, and Almond Salad

April 26, 2014

We’re in love.  With a cookbook.  Yes, we’re a little late to the Jerusalem:  A Cookbook party, but better late than never.  How in love are we?  Deep.  Within two weeks, I made six different recipes from the cookbook, and we joyously gobbled up every single one.  All hits; no misses.  Michael actually told his […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Artifact Uprising Photo Books

February 26, 2014

For our recent trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam, I wanted to create a photo book using an online service.  I made our guest book through one for our wedding, and while I was pleased I did it, the results weren’t stunning.  In the interim years, surely the quality must have improved, though. This time, […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Mini Sandwich Bread

February 7, 2014

When we were jonesing for pho after our Vietnam vacation, an acquaintance recommended Pho Oregon on 82nd in Portland.  Not only do they serve Portland’s best pho, she said, but there’s an awesome little bakery behind the building.  Not a week later, we pilgrimaged our way to Pho Oregon (thumbs up), then checked out Lanvin […]

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