Saturday, May 29, 2010

memorial day weekend

Before I kick off my very loooong weekend of overdue relaxing, I have to share a few photos from the past week.

I've lived in Washington for my entire life, and yet I still find new and exciting things to do - right in my backyard. I finally went to the Glass Museum in Tacoma -probably one of my new favorite places. If you haven't been, go. Truly one of a kind.

glass on the bridge.


Live music! This past wednesday I went to the cobra starship/3OH!3 show. Good ol' dance music. Too bad I'm swearing way too much after the 3OH!3 set. oops.

Showbox SODO 5.26.10

cobra starship


bridal shower! 5.22.10

My sister/bestie is getting married this summer, so I threw her a shower. I've never thrown a large scale party before, and I have to admit - the task was quite daunting. So thanks to, design sponge, and the heart of light and oh my deer blogs... I pulled it off. Thank you for the inspiration! Take a peak at some of the pictures below.

A BIG thank you to everyone who helped set up, prep food, and take pictures!
(photos below are by my friend reyna. i'm loving the hipstamatic app.)

clothes pins for pictures.

table decor

penny game

vintage postcard

another one...
my mom has an amazing collection. i grabbed all of her wedding ones

cake plates and yellow flowers

Friday, May 14, 2010

hello sunshine!

It's finally getting warm here in Seattle. It was 70 degrees today - I spent my lunch hour sun tanning.

I kicked off the weekend with dinner and drinks with friends on the Tacoma waterfront. I love this place (Katie Downs). It's literally on the water and has the best pizza in Western Washington.

view from the deck. puget sound.

I want to put it in a song, and make it last forever.

I love live music. Nothing compares to going to a venue and experiencing the music as it happens. 99% of the time, it's better than the album.

This past wednesday I went to see fun., relient k, and paramore at the WaMu Theater in Seattle. No one disappointed. I was also able to see a ton of friends - old and new - making the show that much better.

Fun. kicked the show off with a high energy set. I've seen these guys three times in the last year, and each show has just gotten better and better. This is one album I highly recommend - especially for summer. Aim and Ignite will be blasting from my prius for at least the next few months.

fun - "all the pretty girls"

more fun.
(hayley from paramore and matt from relient k ended up joining them during "i wanna be the one".)

Next up, Relient K. These guys bring back so many high school memories, it was great to see them live again.

relient k.

Finally, Paramore. This set was so good, I can't even fathom trying to put it into words. It was simply fantastic.

paramore - "decode"

one last photo... i think this is "brick by boring brick"

Sunday, May 9, 2010

PDX, I love you.

Portland holds a special place in my heart. If the right job came along, I'd move there in a heartbeat.

That being said, my friend Alison recently moved south and I try to visit her at least once a month. (She works for Nordstrom, and I need my fix.) This trip my friend Reyna road tripped down with me, and the three of us hit up the Veritable Quandary, a.k.a. the VQ... I'm in Love.

After a delicious dinner, we split a chocolate souffle. Needless to say, it was divine.

alison and me with the souffle. photo by reyna.

post wreckage. photo by reyna.