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Sunset Picnic

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We took advantage of the amazing weather today (77 degrees & sunny) with a sunset picnic in the park.

Boots Made for Walkin'

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It's that time of year again, the seasonal itch for new boots :)

1. SM Riovista/ 2. Aldo Thaede / 3. SM Stingrei / 4. Aldo Legieria / 5. DV Joust

Progress

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This weekend we made maaaaaajor progress on unpacking & settling in to the new place. There was construction of a gear closet, organization of the storage unit, deconstruction of the weird built-in entertainment center, a huge goodwill pile, and a second goodwill pile. It feels uh-mazing.

Carry a Notebook Everywhere

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Item 2 from my list of awesome, check! It's been so great to have a place to gather my thoughts and channel my creative energy. The Moleskin Classic with grid paper has been an excellent choice so far, big enough to capture logical sections of notes, but small enough to put in a purse.

Leavenworth, WA

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Cary and I enjoyed some much needed outdoor time this weekend (not that I don't love the city, but theres something about being in the mountains all weekend that makes it feel like a mini-cation). We headed out friday night, and did a bit of car camping (like literally sleeping in the car) before a short jaunt up the enchantments trail. Since it was quite "weather-y" (and I'm out of shape) we only did 3 miles on of the 18 mile loop, but I can imagine how awesome it would be in the summer.

Literal car camping my new favorite way to camp, and totally socially acceptable at climbing crags out here. Our new method of packing all the camping/climbing gear in rubbermaid tubs (for a single trip down the elevator) also doubles as head support for sleeping with the seats pushed forward.. so practical!

Double Bluff Beach, WA

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While Cary was out and about in Rainier National Park with the Boeing Mountaineers club this weekend (a 5 month long club/class for advanced mountaineering techniques) I had a lovely ladies weekend with Pammers. Today we took advantage of the sunshine and 70 degree temps with a trip to the beach. Double Bluff Beach on Whidbey Island is sandy, dog friendly, and has great views of the mountains.

Make lists

Now that I'm walking to work (and have basically gained 3 hours back each day) I have so much time to get inspired and do fun creative things! This list has great ideas on staying creative, and really looks like the potential for 33 weeks of being awesome. Item 1, check!
1. Make lists
2. Carry a notebook everywhere
3. Try free writing
4. Get away from the computer
5. Be otherworldly
6. Quit beating yourself up
7. Take breaks
8. Sing in the shower
9. Drink coffee / tea
10. Know your roots
11. Listen to new music
12. Be open
13. Surround yourself with creative people
14. Get feedback
15. Collaborate
16. Don't give up
17. Practice, practice, practice
18. Allow yourself to make mistakes
19. Go somewhere fun
20. Watch foreign films
21. Count your blessings
22. Get lots of rest
23. Take risks
24. Break the rules
25. Do more of what makes you happy
26. Don't force it
27. Read a page of the dictionary
28. Create a framework
29. Stop trying to be someone else's perfect
30. Got…

Life Is Good

It was so much fun to hang out around downtown all Saturday, I can't believe how many fun things and good eats are within walking distance of our new place. On Sunday, we ended up heading to Everett for a brutal day of scrubbing, painting, and gardening, whoooa baby. Cary even rented a pickup truck for yard waste and a power washer to really make the curb appeal more appealing. What a contrast from our shiny new (and completely yardless) condo... I've had so much energy left over from my shortened commute and resort-like surroundings that I've been doing laundry every day here. OMG.

Mosler Lofts

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YAHOOOOO DOWNTOWN LIVING!! I snapped a few pictures before our new place became completely overrun with boxes, they'll have to do as a sneak peak until everything is more orderly & photo-worthy :)

Hello Seattle

Today we scrubbed the floors, prepped the garden, and staged the remaining furniture. Goodbye Everett, hello Seattle.