Wednesday, June 30, 2010


So those scones were not as tasty as they promised. Far too moist. Yuck.

But these muffins. Well they were in a completely different category. The prom queen category. Fucking incredible. Especially after a 28 mile bike ride.

Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Muffins:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Its been about a year since I've been trying to visit Seattle, and wouldn'tyouknowit, a Seattle Guide just popped up on the Design*Sponge blog. I think its time to start planning this trip fo real.

Monday, June 28, 2010


What a long weekend.

Finally a day off. How about I stop by the farmers market in Pioneer Square while on my 4 hour walk.

Then bake some blueberry scones.

Yep. Sounds like a good day.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


More fruits of my labor!

I got a package today from the Ashland Outdoor Store. It was a t-shirt with graphics that I helped create. I love it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Cami's business cards finally came! And what a beautiful mistake...
You can see on the prior post that the color on the front of the card was actually supposed to be far more of a scarlet red, but instead they turned out brown. But it actually looks pretty good.

We had them printed on a recycled cardstock so that it would have a more natural texture.

Monday, June 21, 2010


HANSON is going to be playing in Portland on September 22nd at the Wonder Ballroom. Count me in! Mmmmmmm. Bop.

High tech green screen shots. Rollerblades. Awesome.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I'm in Sacramento for the weekend. Sunny, Vitamin D inducing Sacramento! I needed it, and I'm loving it!

Yesterday Loren, Ronnie and I took the dogs to Pet-A-Palooza, an event in the park for people to bring their dogs to. The Barenaked Ladies were playing there. 

I also saw them play at Horde Fest. I was 11 years old, it was about 100 degrees out, and I remember sweltering on the lawn of the Portland racetrack. I also saw Fastball, Ani DiFranco, and Ben Harper that evening, and it was the first time I remember smelling ganja. Not bad for my first concert.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I desperately need a website. I think I've put this off long enough. And now that a friend has offered to help me build it, I really don't have any more excuses not to. 

So this afternoon, over a couple cups of strong chai, I've been thinking about what I want in a website. 

So, what I want:
  • Simple. Really, really simple and easy to navigate. I feel like I meet far too many computer illiterate folks (as well as generally unaware, but thats an entirely different issue) to do anything else. I need anybody and everybody to be able to look at and understand this site.
  • Pretty. And cute. And following the branding I have done for myself in general.
Yeah, so I think those are my only real requirements. I don't have all that much that needs to be put up anyways. I really just want to put a little information about myself and my portfolio. 

Here's a couple sites I really like:

Monday, June 14, 2010


Oh my. How does this happen to me. One second everything is so calm, the next I'm on this life rollercoaster. Not a scary one; just a big, happy, unpredictable whirlwind rollercoaster.

But now I'm back to the blog. I've been working on lots of little projects like menus and invitations. Its exciting stuff. However today I'm going to post the recipe for my granola. I made it for my dad last night when I had him over for dinner. We sprinkled it over frozen yogurt and it was very very yummy. He made me promise to give him the recipe.

Granola is very expensive at the store. It just happens to be one of the cheapest and easiest things to make, and tastes best when its fresh anyways. So here it is:

Tasty Granola
4 tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup Honey
3 cups Rolled Oats
1 cup Nuts, chopped (pecans, walnuts, almonds, whatever you have on hand)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Raisins or other dried fruit (optional)

  • Melt butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Mix oats, nuts, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  • Pour butter and honey over oat mixture and stir to coat.
  • Spread out thinly on a baking sheet and bake at 350, stirring every 5 minutes for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir in dried fruit.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


On days like today, when the restaurant work is taking a high toll on my mental, emotional and physical health, I have the highest respect for people like Dishwasher Pete. Dishwasher Pete washed dishes in all 50 states, then wrote a book about it. Bravo, Pete!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010


What's a girl to do when she's ready to start playing outside, to start basking in the Oregon sunshine, riding her bike around lakes, dancing at outdoor concerts and taking long strolls down cute shop-lined streets outside her apartment, but the damn rain just won't let up? How much more of this weather can she take? Baking, sewing, watching back episodes of The Office and sipping tea is wonderful. But it's June for christsake.

Complaining : done.

I did get a teensy little taste of summer yesterday afternoon at the farmer's market. It was the first one of the year at NW 23rd and Savier. I bought fruit, veggies, eggs, and hard cider. These strawberries were, honest to god, some of the best I have ever tasted:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


My favorite part about planning my sister's birthday party: making the invitation!