Saturday, October 18, 2014
last thursday i sort of had the day off.
so i wound up at one of my favorite little cafes, Basho.
it's not often that i go there cause they are closed on sundays, (my day off).
their almond milk matcha lattes and little baked goodies are D-LISH.
i even ran into my friend, Vanessa, there.
in the evening we had our wings + horns release party for our collaboration with Canada Goose on the parka.
was a great turn-out with real good people.
the morning after della and i woke up nice n' early to begin our roadtrip to Summerland.
in reality, it should have taken us around 4 hours, but because we stopped at
almost every thrift shop on the way, we arrived in the evening.
... (& it was so worth it).
seriously, thrifting in small towns is like hitting the jack pot.
so many good finds.
we stayed with her childhood best friend (kalia) and her husband (brett) and sweet little baby (ruby).
robert (della's brother) and maddie joined us the next day.
within our three day stay we were able to accomplish: a (huge) grocery trip, going to the local farmer's market, hitting up Value Village, apple and vegetable picking (from kalia's sister's orchard!), cooking 6 desserts + dinner sides, attending church on sunday morning, visiting a cute cafe, having Thanksgiving dinner, and visiting della's grandparents before our roadtrip back home.
and while i somehow managed to catch a cold on the trip, i still had a really wonderful time.
it was a huge blessing to be able to stay with kalia and her little family.
and i sure didn't mind taking a break from work and all the chaos of regular day-to-day... life.
next mini road trip perhaps seattle/portland?
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
my new home is cute & quaint.
the fact that i can now sleep in and walk to work is pretty rad.
& i think i'm just as equally excited about having my own fridge.
i've been off gluten/wheat & dairy for a couple months now- so it's nice to be able to
get creative in the kitchen
... my own kitchen ;)
last night i attended my first community group (bible study).
it was such an encouragement to hear stories of other people's faith and and day-to-day struggles and break throughs.
and to be able to just pray for one another- in a group of believers.
so much power in that.
for awhile i'd considered joining a community group but constantly excused myself due to the fact that i was "too busy" or lived "too far".
that, and i was just intimidated, lazy and, frankly, the desire was just not there.
but with this move (and changed heart), there are no excuses.
after community group della & i hit up the astoria for a quick minute b/c
they were putting on an evening that consisted of awesome throwback music AND dance lessons...
i learned the hussle.
what the heck?!