Thursday, January 27, 2011

Animal Magnetism

My very first career aspiration was to be a giraffe; Ethan's sister: a white dog. One of my favorite summertime memories was watching my 3 year old nephew attempt to be a dog while playing with the dog. It's great to find ways to highlight this attraction as we grow!


Animal... by slowloris512

You can also check out some cool style ideas over here at the Modcloth blog.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

City Living with Pets

From Left to Right: Bazooka (5yrs old), Quinn (2 yrs old), & Mew Radley (4 yrs old)
It's easy for me to feel down about Portland. It's my home town and I still live here, which for me - the girl who wanted to travel the world and have lovers in every port like a sailor sans the syphillis - is hard. Top that off with the fact that Portland is a destination City. No one is actually from Portland (except me) they're the ones who traveled and left their nests (unlike me). They love Portland, often blindly and presumptuously.

Traditionally, Oregonians have held disdain for "outsiders", though in the past that has mostly meant Californians. Now the "outsiders" are from everywhere! I believe new blood is good for a city, I just often wish I could be that new blood... for someone else's city. 

Yet, while I often disparage the fact that I live here, our terrible road conditions, and our "we're so green" attitude (it's a little bit warranted), every now and then I have to give props to the city that I was born and raised in. Especially in the year since Ethan and I adopted Quinn.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Foxy Lady

Fabulous Foxes
Fabulous Foxes by slowloris512

Ever since I watched this (hint: it's not what you might think), I've really been into foxes! It seems too, that foxes are the current "it" woodland creature. I see cute motifs and interesting jewelry pieces everywhere I look and if that means that more people will be wearing the same things as me, it also means I have much greater access to something that makes me smile. I've highlighted some of my favorite fox pieces above, you can click the board to get information on wear to find these items!

I also wanted to point out that Forever 21 has some very cute and affordable shoes right now! I feel like F21 cuteness often comes in waves, separated by drought seasons of fashion 'meh's', but lately their shoes have been steadily chic. They might not be the most comfortable/well-made footwear, but they're especially perfect for those trend items that you don't want to spend a fortune on.