well to begin, I moved into a quaint victorian apartment.

effie's favorite place to sleep. poor thing had a hard time adjusting at first, but I think she's doing just     fine now, and she has a new kitty housemate too! 

I take walks as often as possible now, being so close to my favorite coffee shops, and I always make sure to make a little bouquet on the way. Phil warns me that I might look like a crazy to the neighbors if I keep collecting foliage on my walk, but I can't help it!
    rain - my favorite weather!
   a few Christmas presents
I hope everyone of you had a joyful, relaxing holiday! 
* all photos taken on iphone, edited using afterglow


At the end of the month, I will have hopefully done most of these things and will document them as I go along. Seems like the months just slip so fast by lately and I want to capture the small moments in them, so hopefully this is a way to do so. Do you have any plans for this holiday season? 


There are so many great gift guides circling the internet lately, all filled with lovely things, but the prices can be a bit unrealistic sometimes. I'll be posting a few gift guides that feature items from small businesses that are under 40 dollars. I'm really trying hard this year to only buy handmade, vintage, meaningful gifts... so I hope these ideas inspire you as well! 

1. driftwood shelf, 38 
4. twig necklace, 35 
5. mushroom print, 9 
7. twig hair clips, 20 


Coat: Buffalo Exchange Gloves: Thrifted Boots + Pants: UO Bag: vintage, After Life

Took a mini trip to San Francisco this past week. We ate a lot of good food and did a lot of shopping. My two favorite things! Some food favorites of mine. . .
Tartine bakery (of course!), Bi Rite ice cream (best on the planet), Delfinas (best pizza on the planet), and Outerlands (Portland vibe/amazing food)

Oh, and it's 2012 now. Crazy! Happy new year! You could say my resolutions are to eat healthier, travel as much as possible, find happiness in simple things, and taking more photos.