Monday, March 30, 2015

Always Adventure: Wahtum Lake - Mt. Hood National Forest

I have to admit...I'm the spontaneous and not fully planned out adventure type. Maybe I'm a little crazy, unorganized, or whatever you call it but to me it's more of an adventure if you go out of your comfort zone, go wherever your heart desires and where your feet will take you.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Easy Levi's Boyfriend Jean DIY

On one of my many weekend getaways to Bend, I found myself wandering the isles of Goodwill in search of a perfect pair of Levi's. It seems I am in constant search for the perfect pair of vintage Levi's; they are so often looked after and picked through that it is hard to find a good pair in the city. 

At last and to my surprise, there they were: high waisted, my size, perfect condition, & in a favorable color...I don't know how I got so lucky! As perfect as they were, I knew I had to tailor them to fit my style so I decided to give them a little DIY distress treatment. I love the look and to be honest my favorite type of distressed jeans are the ones that are actually destroyed and worn out but you can't always skid your knees for the look so here I am. Like I've done to many jeans, here is my step-by-step DIY on how to destroy your jeans just right.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Alberta Street Shopping

Known for hosting Last Thursday, I never thought about exploring Alberta street on a regular day but I'm glad I finally found the time. Small & quirky, Alberta offers Portlanders a pleasant variety of local shopping & eats. 

I started my morning off at Helser's on Alberta with a few cups of coffee and a plate of their Natural Zenner's Ham Benedict with a side of perfectly executed country potatoes. 

The second stop, Digs, is a home and garden furnishings store that instantly took my heart. Filled with succulents, unique planters, and delicious smelling candles just to name a few, I wanted to unpack my bags and move in that day. With an unlimited bank account, this shop could be dangerous. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Watercolor Wonders :: DIY Calendars

My only way of staying on top of my life is to stay organized, whether it be through planners, sticky notes, text reminders or calendars, I need something to guide and remind me throughout my day. I've been eager to make a few watercolored calendars of my own for the new year so here I am. 
Despite my lack of incredible artistic ability with watercolors, this DIY was quite easy. 

First, you'll need supplies - I went to the local craft store and found myself a colorful set of watercolors, a pack of paint brushes, and some watercolor paper. I already had an artist pen that I used for drawing out the dates but any felt tip pen will do. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

This Week's Outfit Pick: Knit Sweater & Skinny Jeans

There are those certain items, once on you feel like you can conquer the world, for me it's a pair of heels and skinny jeans. Thankfully, I don't ever have to worry about those items going out of style and for as many times as my style changes in a year I know I can rely on those pick-me-up items.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cappuccino For One

In Corvallis, we aren't provided with the abundance of coffee shops on every corner or the quality of Portland coffee so when a shop that reminds me of the city pop's up in town, I have to give it a peek. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

& So It Begins

I constantly find myself in love with everything the Northwest has to offer, from the endless mountains to the east and the vast ocean to the west or the bustling, exciting cities and the quaint towns plotted in what seems a thoughtless manner. With what seems like such little time on my hands, I want nothing more than to take in all that I can of the Northwest but it’s not something I can keep all to myself so this is where I am.
I decided to start this blog to share with all of you, not only my adventures but all the greatness the Northwest has to offer. From eats and shopping to hikes and surfs, I hope I can inspire and show you pieces of the Northwest you might have missed along the way.