Monday, December 7, 2015

Autumn 2015 photo summary

I'm currently stuck in a hurricane-strength storm in Iceland (???) and it seems like as good a time as any to go back through my October/November and share here. I already posted about our Portland trip the last week of October, but there's plenty more from those months that I haven't shared here.

Birthday: homemade dress + homemade cake.

I bought this fantastic real spider web necklace from a Portland friend via instagram!

The annual October corgi beach day happened. Tumbles had a blast and wore herself out, and we had fun watching her too.

I sewed some stuff - almost all stretch! Which I'm getting the hang of, but it's a nice change to go back to regular woven fabrics sometimes.

... including matching skirts for me and Tum. These were going to be our Halloween outfits, but it was a rainy Portland day and we stayed inside in our PJs and birthday suit, respectively.

I got dressed up to celebrate my pal Jessica's engagement at the most instagrammable flower shop.

I hosted an extremely late and very small Oktoberfest party, and Tumbles made sure to bring her photogenic side(s) for sure.


And then, later that same week, Thanksgiving. I planned extremely last minute and celebrated with only Tim (and Tumbles), but I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out.

On the menu: the Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes, a childhood recipe for sweet potato casserole (it's a photo of a recipe card in evernote), Smitten Kitchen's pretzel parker house rolls, and coffee crusted beef tenderloin from the Crepes of Wrath. Not bad for a "low key" Thanksgiving, eh?

Thanksgiving beef, because I've never been a fan of poultry as a holiday meat.

Oh and dessert. What the what? I took Joy the Baker's Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cake and made it even more obnoxious (wonderful) with some marshmallowy 7 minute frosting swirled through and spread on top between the ice cream and marshmallows. So into it.

And just before my early December trip to Iceland, I met up with a former coworker, Kate, and had a lovely quick drink before rushing home to pack. She and Tumbles are just adorable together.

And finally.. saying goodbye to this pup before a week away in Iceland. I miss her tons but I think she's having a great time at her boarding place (also her daycare, so she knows and loves them). See you soon, Tum!


[Edit: These posts feel a little silly - like a duplicate of things from social media (which are already duplicated across platforms sometimes... sigh). Not really sure where I want to go with this blog. I'm going to think about it and I guess do what I feel like in the meantime.]

I'm hoping to be back here before too long with Iceland photos and favorites from Reykjavik, and I have high hopes that I'll actually learn to edit photos a bit before that (ha), so we'll see how this goes!

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