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It’s been so long…

Wow! It has been almost a year (well not until November but still) since I have written on this blog.


We are in the process of building a new house and just trying to get through summer…haha, I said get through it! While I love the warmer weather,  I miss the routine that school brings.

I hope everyone is doing well…I am hoping to revamp this blog and get my photography back in gear as well!

Until next time, have a great weekend 😀

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Treasuries Tuesday: Winter Previews

Treasury Tuesdays: Hello and Welcome to the new Etsy team, The Artisans Collaborative

Here are a few treasuries made by the new Etsy Team, The Artisans Collaborative:

‘I’ve fallen in fall’ by FebystanDesigns

peach pearl and sterling silver dangle earrings, oxidized metalwork dangle earrings - theBeadAerie Crochet bag- Handmade bag- Crochet purse- Brown bag- Caramel- Midi crochet bag- Handmade purse- Brown crochet bag-striped bag- Flowering bag - aynikki SALE 50%  Pleated High waist brown pencil skirt - SharonBoazFashion Original Painting.  Acrylic on Canvas. Bird painting. Woodland. Mini Canvas Art. - almondtreeart
Chic Houndstooth Beige with Brown and Red Bow Tie - morion Fall Wedding Decoration. Fall Foliage. Felt Garland in Autumn Colors. Thanksgiving decoration - CoutureByAyca Acorn Caps 25 Large Rustic Woodland Oak Caps for Crafts Crafting - midnightcoiler topaz transparent handblown glass pendant necklace - amabito
Autumn Home Decor, Maple Leaf Nature Print, Wall Decor, Burnt Orange, 12x12 Circle Photo, White Background, rust - TheShutterbugEye Tobacco pouch, Pouch tobacco, Leatherette, Vegan leather - maykobags Pumpkin Orange Earrings, Vintage Lucite Jewelry, Autumn Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Halloween Jewelry, Sterling Silver - Jack O Lantern - WildWomanJewelry Chunky Crochet Cowl - SPRING CLEANING SALE - Lemon Infinity Scarf Yellow High Collar Unisex Neckwarmer Fall Scarves Men Women Back To School - LittleShopofCrochets
Orange Juice, Whimsical Fine Art, Conceptual  Photography Print, Minimalist Kitchen Decor, Humorous - j2studiosphotography Rustic Minimalist Woodland Owl Stoneware Sculpture, Made to Order - StudioByTheForest Vintage Carved Shell Ring Natural Simple Minimalist Size 8 Ring Antique Vintage Jewelry - BlueSparrowVintage Fall Necklace, Yellow, Jasper, Stone, Pendant, Gourd, Boho, Minimalist, Unique, Bronze, Chain, Simple, Warm,Fall Colors, Autumn, Fall Finds - rinnKdesigns

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Sapphire’ by TheShutterbugEye

September Birthstone Earrings, Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Blue Sapphire, Tiny Dainty Little Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Modern Earrings - KapKaDesign Womens Tshirt - Hummingbird / Alternative Apparel long sleeved V-neck / fall fashion / trending / sexy tee - RCTees Sapphire Crowned Humming Bird, vintage illustration printed on parchment paper - DejaVuPrintStore Earth Hanging in the Atmosphere Necklace - WoodenNickelsJewelry
8"x10" or 11"x14" Printable Art  / Digital Poster ' Live Every Week Like It's Shark Week '  - JPG z072 - Febystan Felt Flower Brooch Pin - Navy Blue Flower - Midnight Star - Sapphire - myhideaway Vintage Kitchen Tin / Blue Metal Canister - 86home sapphire blue 1950 dress and cardigan . mid century two piece wool set .small - DOTTO
Blue Spice Cellars- nesting ceramic vessels by RossLab (made to order) - RossLab Art Nouveau Tan Blue Heart French Ticking Lavender Sachet - KellinaDesigns Blue Sapphire Earrings. Gold Earrings. London Blue Earrings. Blue Topaz. Elegant costume jewelry. Dangly Earrings. Something Blue - GoddessOfJewelry Blue Wooden Bracelet Antiqued Jewelry with Silver Applique - FineThreadz
Dried wild cherries, photography - emmarts ocean blue earrings, vintage lucite on sterling silver - simplify - WildWomanJewelry Party decor for birthday - Blue ombre - Nursery decor - Boy birthday party decor - Felt garland - CoutureByAyca Hand Dyed Yarn - Baby Alpaca Merino and Silk, Cloud DK Yarn in Sapphire - Preorder. - SunriseFiberCo

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘crisp’ by 86ForTheHome

silver heart necklace floating heart pendant necklace rustic heart necklace fine silver sterling silver - theBeadAerie Metallic Silver Garland - Holiday Decoration - Shimmer Garland - CoutureByAyca Book Pages Wreath, Chrysanthemum, Giant Paper Flower - NodakMama Party Dress Womens Clothing Bow Scarf Top / Dress Knit Bridesmaid Dress - FineThreadz
White Ceramic Haeger PotteryPedestal Planter - GallivantingGirls Set of THREE - Large Wall Monogram 8" Alphabet Typography Plaster Sign Letters - nicoleporterdesign Gemstone Bracelet, Moonstone Bracelet, Bangle Bracelet, Stacking Bracelet, Moonstone Bangle, White Wedding, Wedding Jewelry - WildWomanJewelry Abstract Photograph, Monochrome, Silver, Metal, Modern Home Decor, Fine Art Print, Grey, Gray, Modern Home Decor - TheShutterbugEye
Coco Chanel Pencils- The 'Girls with Gumption' Collection, White, Black, & Gold, Set of 6 - AmandaCatherineDes Belgium Linen Blend Squares - TextileTrove Striped T-Shirt, Raglan-Sleeved T-Shirt,  Wide Neckline T-Shirt - GUSTASTORE Clutch purse, Fold over, Blush Pink, Peach, White, Color block, Tassel , Fringe - byMART
8"x10" Printable Art / Digital Poster ' E mc2 Albert Einstein ' - JPG z024 - Febystan White pottery cup and pitcher tea set, minimalist creamer and two pottery tumblers gift set - juliapaulpottery modern wedding invitation. script, elegant, simple. church invite sample. invite, rsvp, reception card. completely customizable - MirandaOlive Popcorn Cable PomPom Slouch Snow / Ski Hat in Soft Cream Merino. Off White Ivory. Back to School / Fall / Winter Fashion - tortillagirl

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Monday Mosaic: Beacon Rock

Hello there! Miss me much? I have been busy and sadly neglected my blog again…well I hope to be back here more often and get some posts written on Sundays and out during the week!

The kiddos are finally back in school and this year, I get two full days with no kiddos (my son won’t be in kindergarten until next fall). So I am hoping to get a lot done, lol!

On to my Monday Mosaic…I got motivated (by checking out Little Canoe‘s instagram feed of all the awesome hikes she has done) to start hiking with my son every Friday.  {psst she has a cute Etsy shop as well}

Our first Friday hike was Friday the 13th no less! I decided to go up Beacon Rock which I have never done considering I have lived in the Gorge now 12 years!  I don’t care much for heights so this was a bit nerve wrecking for me. It was only 1.8 miles round trip…not bad for my four year olds first “official” hike (we have hiked or walked along trails before). What got me were the wood bridges that crisscrossed up the side…you could see down below! It was pretty freaky being that high up and my son’s head was in the middle of the two rails…totally worth it though for the views! I took them mostly with my Samsung Galaxy S4 which I am very happy about by the way 😀

Happy Monday ya’ll…have a great week 😀


Sweetest boy

Today I am using my phone to write a post. Pretty cool!

My little guy woke up in such a good mood.  He put on a shirt that I love and has been giving me the best complements!

Have a great weekend ya’ll and happy Friday 🙂


Collaborating with a 4-year Old

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One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered.  It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights to.  I had only drawn a little in it, and was anxious to try it again, but knowing our daughter’s love of art supplies, it meant that if I wasn’t sly enough, I might have to share.  (Note:  I’m all about kid’s crafts, but when it comes to my own art projects, I don’t like to share.)  Since she was engrossed in her own project, I thought I might be able to pull it off.

Ahhh, I should’ve known better.  No longer had I drawn my first face (I love drawing from old black & white movie stills) had she swooped over to me with an intense look.  “OOOH!  Is that a NEW…

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Redwoods here I come!

The family and I are headed out on an adventure to the Redwoods in California!

We are so excited to meet up with good friends and enjoy some nice weather and big trees 😉 The hubs and I haven’t been to CA since his cousin’s wedding (before we were married), so this is really exciting!

I had been really good at posting all last week but going to slack again for this week…but for a good reason this time. Before I go, I wanted to share a photo from yesterday that I took at a local water spot on the Little White Salmon River here in Washington. I hadn’t been to this spot since my daughter was little (she is 7 and 1/2 now!). Well it has its own big trees hence the spot is called Big Cedars Campground. Enjoy!

remember to look up!

remember to look up!

my girl giving a big roar!

my girl giving a big roar!




























Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July ya’ll 😀

BleuOiseau art + goodies in a brick and mortar store!

I am so excited to share that my products can now be found at the new artist boutique/collective, Kids in the Hood where you can find whimsical stuff for the kid in you!

I have a bunch of stuff in there from notebooks, to artwork, to my necklaces and now rings. A ton of stuff to choose from for sure. I would like to have my portfolio there so that you can see the other images I have and custom order something!

Here is a glimpse of my area (the store should be open tomorrow!):

my area banner with goods I offer and my logo.

my area banner with goods I offer and my logo.

front side of the whole area

front side of the whole area

my hummingbird canvas set and some matted prints as well as art cards

my hummingbird canvas set and some matted prints as well as art cards

close up of the table

close up of the table

close up of my metal necklaces

close up of my metal necklaces

close up of my greeting card selection--browse through there are different ones in the back!

close up of my greeting card selection–browse through there are different ones in the back!

close up of framed, thinwraped, wood blocked, metal printed artwork

close up of framed, thinwraped, wood blocked, metal printed artwork

Favorites Fridays: CHAIRS

What do you rest your bum on? Here are some really cool chairs!



1. BigBirdsBoutique // 2. msmichiganroux // 3. thewhitepepper // 4. 86ome

1WORD Wednesday: Y O D A

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