Friday, September 30, 2011

Today's Inspiration is a "Feel Good" video.

"Das grenzenlose Haus" is the name of this "Feel Good" video, It means "The Infinite House" in German. It is a short sweet 10 minute film in which you fall in love with each individual character. It is inspirational, and alot like the whimsicalness of Amelie..

Thursday, September 29, 2011

McDowell Creek Falls Adventure.

We took advantage of the sunshine yesterday with a nice trip to visit my mom and do some hiking at McDowell Creek Falls. The falls are named after Jack McDowell, a settler to the area. There are 4 waterfalls total inside this mossy rainforest with a short loop of 1.7 miles, or total of 3 miles. It was beautiful. A really great place to go have a picnic, and do some swimming. The park is actually protected by the county, and open year round. We plan to go back as soon as the weather gets good again. I would love to do some bird watching, and hiking in the spring. The wild flowers in itself is a reason to go back. Click here for a map if interested in visiting the falls.
This is our adventure..

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Today's Inspiration is leahduncan's Etsy shop

Today's inspiration comes from leahduncan's Etsy shop. She is based out of Austin, Texas. Leah taught herself illustration, how to sew, and surface pattern design. Three years later her goods are sold in the handmade and boutique markets internationally and her licensed clients include Target, Urban Outfitters, and Teroforma.
Check out her website and blog.
"Inspired by her neighborhood in east Austin and her Native American roots, Leah creates a world where quirky meets beautiful, folk meets modern, and feminine meets delicate."

Buffalo Print 5 x 7- $16 

Village Print 8 x 10- $20

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sauvie Island Adventures

We went on an adventure yesterday not far from home. It felt far from home because the island is so alive! Sauvie Island is only 10 miles from Downtown Portland. It is the largest river island in the United States. The land area is 20,959 acres which is larger than Manhattan! We pet some animals, bought some organic veggies at Bella Organic, then went on a muddy 8 mile hike to Warrior Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse is only one of two lighthouses still operating that is not on the Pacific Ocean. I can't say I was happy about this hike beacause we did it barefoot, and I have an issue with mud and creatures being close to my bare feet. Call me weird.. The lighthouse, and beach were beautiful though. I'd love to canoe next time. We did see multiple red-tailed hawks, ospreys, turkey vultures, common sandpipers, a frog, snake, and bald eagle.

And Now for Waynes collection(You can tell we have different styles of photography):

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today's Inspiration is Elephantine's Apple Gelette Recipe

Once again here is another yummy recipe for you from Rachel at Elephantine. This is her Apple Gelette.  I couldn't love her videos more. She calls it a "freeform rustic tart." It is "perfectly imperfect".

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Coast Cabin's Manzanita Adventure Back In May

I mentioned a Manzanita, Oregon trip we had made back in May, but I didn't have a blog back then! I am finally posting our trip we made! It was a quick one nighter we did for my mom's Mother's Day/Birthday trip. I unfortunately did not get the days off I requested so I had to plan something last second, and this is what I came up with. My mom loves carrot cake, so naturally I bought the best one in town from Papa Haydn. If you live in the Portland area... You know. I then made the cake banner(Which she reuses! I love that). We (me, Wayne, mom & brother) went to Coast Cabins condo #7 The Laneda. It has two bedrooms, two baths, and two blocks from the beach. The condo is 1100 sq ft. The living room has 14 foot ceilings and fireplace is open to the kitchen. A sectional sofa and reclining chair, Chilean oak floors, with radiant in-floor heat throughout. Luxury amenities, Restoration towels and spa robes! This place was a dream. The perfect getaway, and I can say we will be back. My mom got to soak in the tub and relax, while me and Wayne watched the sunset.  It was probably one of the prettiest sunsets I have ever seen.
This is our Adventure!