Showing posts from October, 2013

Snowgrass Flat, WA

This past weekend we took a backpacking trip to Snowgrass Flats. The weather for the hike in was absolutely gorgeous, with great views of Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams, and a beautiful sunset over the nearby ridge. We woke up to freezing winds, sleet, and an epic hike back to the car.

This Year's Boots

Just finished stocking up on my new boot additions for the year. I'm quite excited by how diverse my  collection is getting! Side note: you know it's time to make the switch back to cold weather gear when random techy-men in the Amazon elevator comment on your footwear looking summery but cold...

1. Clarks Desert Boot  /  2. Lowa Renegade Hiking Boot  /  3. Sorel Yaquina Leather Boot

Marmot Pass, WA

This weekend we took a backpacking trip to Marmot Pass with some friends. Situated on the eastern edge of the Olympics, the pass has views of a few of the largest peaks in the Olympics, Glacier Peak & the Cascades across the sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north. We camped in a meadow just below the pass, so we were able to watch the sunset over the Olympics as we ate a picnic dinner, and the sunrise over the Cascades when we woke up. We knew it was going to be a good hike (the WTA description is pretty epic) but this may be the absolutely most idyllic hike I've ever been on.

Useful or Beautiful

Feeling in the mood for a bit of fall cleaning (my minimalist side likes to purge every season, not just spring)

(Image source: The Year of Lettering)

Halloween Invites

Invites for a "Seven Deadly Sins" themed Halloween party (featuring skull dudeillustration)

Fall Foliage

I know Washington is famous for its evergreens, but there are some really awesome fall colors starting to happen in our yard right now

The 1975

This fairly new band's fairly new self-titled album (out September 2nd) has been playing on repeat on all my musical devices for about 2 weeks now. It's super upbeat, very poppy, but with a bit of early 2000's Fall Out Boy whine? Hard to explain, but its catchy! Here are a few of my favorite tracks:

Chocolate// The 1975
Talk!// The 1975
Heart Out// The 1975
Settle Down// The 1975
Robbers// The 1975
Girls// The 1975

Halloween Illustration

This week I've been working on some invitations for a friend's Halloween party, check out this awesome little skull dude I put together. Trying to go for spooky but not too cheesy?

Leavenworth, WA

Gutz and Terry came for a visit this past weekend. Since they're such big fans of Germany and Austria, we took them to Washington's own mini version :) We had a fantastic relaxing weekend hiking, climbing, and chilling out in our bavarian style hotel.

Girl + Girl

Lex was here visiting 2 weekend ago, it was glorious! This is the only picture we took together, and it's also glorious. Look at those rockin frames. Love you Girl!