two simple, yet delicious at-home cocktails

disclosure: thank you, five farms for providing the irish cream liquor featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own! as the weather changes in the pacific northwest, my energy levels seemingly decline. after work, i lack the motivation to do much other than watch an episode of tv and prepare for bed. (daylight savings hasn’t helped…

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fall fashion favorites to add to your closet

“it’s an ‘add to cart’ kind of day.” anyone else? cool, rainy weather means ample of time for online shopping! disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. if you choose to shop items shared in this post, i may earn a small commission. as per usual, all opinions are my own! fall is in full swing in the pacific northwest, and…

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four ways to wear a graphic t-shirt to the office

  disclosure: thank you, thredup for providing shop credit used to purchase items featured in today’s post! as per usual, all opinions are my own. the graphic t-shirt—a casual basic? a piece reserved for sweatpants and/or loungewear? an elevated closet staple? or perhaps, all of the above? you’ve had them in your wardrobe for years! (in fact, the older, the…

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dachshund clothing roundup

**inspired by this post for my fellow dachshund owners, an excerpt from a poem: “there’s no other dog like a dachshund, walking so close to the ground. they’re stubborn and sly as a fox, and the happiest pet to be found.”–anonymous disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. if you choose to shop items shared in this post, i may earn…

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three outfits i’d love to wear to the pumpkin patch

“most psychiatrists agree that sitting in a pumpkin patch is excellent therapy for a troubled mind.”–linus ^^ how darling is ana luiza’s baby bump? ^^ **warning: photo-heavy post** it’s that time! mid-october means autumn is in full swing—the leaves have changed colors, bakeries are stocked with pumpkin bread, and bloggers have flocked to the nearest pumpkin patch. of course, the…

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the perfect DIY halloween costume (circa 1996)

halloween is exactly two weeks away—may the costume shopping (or costume making) commence! i have to admit, my costume plans are somewhat lacking this year. i typically spend a few days scavenging pinterest for inspiration before visiting my local thrift or consignment shop. once there, i browse both the costume and vintage sections before pulling together a look. (this year,…

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stationery for any occasion with basic invite!

disclosure: thank you, basic invite for sponsoring this blog post and providing shop credit in my account. as per usual, all opinions are my own! “if you don’t say ‘thank you,’ the gifts and kind gestures will no longer be shared.” i can almost hear my mom’s voice as i type this—from a young age, she taught my brother and me…

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post-work bites with caviar

disclosure: thank you, caviar for providing shop credit in my account. (credits were given in exchange for an instagram post, but i loved my food and these photos so much, i opted to create a full blog post.) as per usual, all opinions are my own! why is it that i always feel seemingly famished after work? i eat both…

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where to shop, eat, and explore in tacoma, washington

“traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”–ibn battuta disclosure: a special thank you to travel tacoma for sponsoring this post—they provided a complimentary boat ride, lunch, museum pass, and gift card to use during our visit. as per usual, all opinions are my own! a few months ago, greg and i had the pleasure of visiting and…

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little letters :: fall edition

**little letters inspired by this post. happy october, everyone! after returning home from our trip, i’m very behind on publishing blog posts. however, i have several draft posts in the works and photo shoots scheduled—i look forward to posting on a consistent schedule very soon. in the meantime, an ode to all things fall in the form of little letters….

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