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Portland - Pt. 2

Christmas Shopping is one of our favourites things to do together, we talk about it all year long. Going downtown getting a peppermint hot chocolate and wandering in the cold, it feels so festive! Since we knew we were going to be in Portland before Christmas we left some shopping to do here and I'm so glad we did because there was every shop we could need downtown, and no sales tax.. holla! 

We did some shopping down Burnside, where we went to West Elm, Anthropologie, Madewell, John Fleuvog - where David drooled over every pair of shoes, and Buffalo Exchange. After that we headed over to Washington St. Where we wandered Nordstrom, Nike, H&M, Forever 21, and some little boutiques. 

Up next... food! I had a list of restaurants that I wanted to hit while we were in town. First stop we went to Sizzle Pie - a pizza place - which had a variety of great pizza's and beer. We went for dinner, and to be honest the atmosphere wasn't exactly the "night out" vibe we were hoping for. You bus your table, seat yourself, line up for your food. Which is all great, but if I knew when to expect ahead of time I would have made it our lunch stop. For Breakfast we went to Stumptown in our Hotel and had coffees and bagels, the salt bagel was amazing!! Lunch was Lardo - this one we loved!! David had the best sandwich of his life; pork meatballs, pickled vegetables, and siracha mayo, and I had a huge and yummy kale salad + parm fries. We would definitely go back here next time. Right around the corner from Lardo is Blue Star Donuts  one of the many amazing doughnut shops of Portland. They had lots of creative flavours - we got blueberry + basli, Pear + Pinenut, and Maple + Bacon. They were all to die for! Of course we also did a few rounds of Voodoo Doughtnuts aswell, I have dreams about that froot loops doughnut.. mmmmm! 

Outfit Details:

Coat - H&M (from 2012) Similar style here

Hat - The Oxford Trunk

Boots - mtng (bought from anthropologie in the spring - but I can no longer find them online)

Cardigan - Free People

Turtle Neck - Thrifted


Portland - Pt. 1


This past weekend we went to Portland for my best friend from Middle schools wedding. We had never spent much time in Portland, just quick days passing through on tour. But we really fell in love with it this weekend. So many cool restaurants, shops, and a great assortment of doughnuts, which is enough for any city to win me over. Since it's only about a 5 hour drive from home I think we will come back to visit more often, maybe take the train down next time. 

We stayed at the oh-so-cool Ace Hotel Downtown. There is so much thought put in to every trendy little detail. The lobby is open to the public to enjoy with a huge rustic coffee table convered in amazing succlent arrangements, comfy green couches, bikes to rent, an old school photobooth and Stumptown Coffee connected next door. Our room was wallpapered with pages form an old novel, a sliding barn door instead of curtains, and even the fire escape plan on the back of our door was stitched onto canvas. If your looking for somewhere to stay, or just spending the day downtown, you must pay it a visit. 

We had a fun time all snuggling in together with Poppy sleeping in between us as night. At home she sleeps in her own room so it was fun to get to cuddle her all night, I definitely couldn't sleep as deeply because of constantly worrying one of us was smothing her with pillows. But for the weekend it was a treat! David said that hearing her drink milk in the night is the cutest thing she's ever done. 

I'll share more about all the places we went around town in pt. 2. 


happiest of weekends to you

Today started with sleeping through our alarm, waking up to rain, the starbucks drive through, and sweats. Sounds like a Friday to me. Now I'm going to go whip together some of Oh Joy!'s delcious sounding mango chia seed pudding for tomorrow morning. 


Snow days

This weekend we got an insane amount of snow! Just when it had started to get a little warmer and sunny, we woke up the next morning to a completely white yard and it didn't stop for 3 days. I can't even remember the last time we got so much snow here, it's over a foot deep in our yard. Our backyard is full of big trees and they look so beautiful and magical all covered in white. But the snow has been so heavy that every couple hour we hear another tree snap, it's looking like a bit of a graveyard back there right now.. David had to drag a tree across out driveway just to get the car out this morning. 


Poppy Darlings First Bath

Surprise, We had our babe! Today she is one week old, and it is the first time i have been at the computer... I will do more of an "announcement" post later but for now wanted to share these photos. 

Last night we brought Poppy into the bath tub for the first time, It was so precious. She loved being back in the warm water and It was pretty fascinating to watch her scrunch up her body in the way she would have while she was still in my tummy.