June 17, 2012
One happy pup! (Taken with Instagram)

One happy pup! (Taken with Instagram)

January 15, 2012
More evidence! (Taken with instagram)

More evidence! (Taken with instagram)

October 30, 2011
Someone’s ready for Halloween.  (Taken with instagram)

Someone’s ready for Halloween. (Taken with instagram)

October 25, 2011
Mia always finds the weirdest places to sit.  (Taken with instagram)

Mia always finds the weirdest places to sit. (Taken with instagram)

October 24, 2011
We made homemade sushi tonight and it was delicious. Best ever. (Taken with instagram)

We made homemade sushi tonight and it was delicious. Best ever. (Taken with instagram)

October 10, 2011
Rachael and I got all halloween and carved us some pumpkins. It’s ok to be jealous. (Taken with instagram)

Rachael and I got all halloween and carved us some pumpkins. It’s ok to be jealous. (Taken with instagram)

September 29, 2011
Bored at work… (Taken with instagram)

Bored at work… (Taken with instagram)

September 26, 2011
So…I moved to Portland!

Hi all, I’m not sure if any of you even read this, but I am going to write a post about my life since…well…graduating! Sorry for all of you who know everything, just don’t read this, the rest, get ready for a wild ride!

So, I graduated in May (BFA in Graphic Design) and spent the summer in Ames working out and applying for jobs. I lost 20 pounds this summer! Woohoo! I decided it was time to focus on my and my health so I did Farell’s Extreme Body shaping for 10 weeks and after that was over, got a personal trainer. It was hard, but I stuck with it and I think now I have more tools to be successful and get where I want to be weight wise. 

After much “should I? shouldn’t I?” I decided to move to Portland, OR. So, I packed all my stuff, put Mia and Maggie in the car and off we went…until we got to Okalooloo, or whatever it’s called Nebraska, and locked the keys in the car. Three hours later, we were off again! Maggie and I took turns driving and three days later we were in Portland! We stayed with Sally and Bob (my good friend Lauren’s parents who moved out here about 7 years ago) and goofed around until Magnadoodle had to go back home to go to school. Lauren came out for awhile too and helped me get moved into my new apartment. It was great to have them both out here, but it was really sad to see them leave.

So, what the crap have I been doing in Portland? Getting lost a lot. Working. Going to the dog park. Working out. Hanging out. Sally (Lauren’s mom) got me a job with OHSU helping around the Pediatric Surgery office and I am also barista-ing at a little cafe. Both jobs are going well and are keeping me busy and out of trouble. :D  I am doing some commission work for the office at OHSU which I am really excited about and can hopefully share with you soon. I have also been asked to do a logo for the band my coffee shop boss plays in as well as a few things for shop. I’m just working on getting my foot in the door out here!

So how do you like Portland? I get asked this a lot. I like it. I love it. There’s a lot to do out here and things to see, people to watch. I’m trying to discover new things every week so when people come to visit I can have a whole list of things to do (hint hint hint hint hint).

Why Portland? I also get this one a lot. A lot A lot. Well, let me tell you. I didn’t want to move to the east coast. Wanted to get out of the Midwest for awhile, didn’t want to go south where it’s hotter, and didn’t want to live in California. So, it was either Portland or Seattle and since I came to Portland five years ago and really enjoyed it I decided this was the place. Plus there’s also a really great art community out here. Also, it’s pretty. You can see the mountains. And there’s tons of trees. And there’s me. :D

That’s about it, give me a call, I love to hear from everyone. Or skype me. Or email me. 

Also, Mia says hi!

So does Henry! (refer to previous post for this one)

Love you all bunches!

September 25, 2011
I call him Henry. He came into my life yesterday at the farmers market (Taken with instagram)

I call him Henry. He came into my life yesterday at the farmers market (Taken with instagram)

August 10, 2011
Twin Falls, Idaho. Can you see the little waterfalls? (Taken with instagram)

Twin Falls, Idaho. Can you see the little waterfalls? (Taken with instagram)

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