searching

posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2014


I opened up our search a little bit and found this beauty. It is just a little too far away to make it work. At least that's what we say now. I've been known to change my mind.

the redwoods

posted on: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

And this is why we want a cabin in the woods.

Jens Risom's Prefab

posted on: Friday, August 8, 2014

To say I have cabins on the brain is an understatement. Obviously, I LOVE Jens Risom's prefab. The wood, bright colors, windows, and outdoor space is stunning. 

I'm curious to see if a cabin without an entire wall of windows can feel happy and cozy while still exposing so much natural wood. Also, the green peninsula and bookshelf are amazing. I'm kind of dying to paint a big piece of furniture in my home to have a similar impact. I think I'll use Annie Sloan's chalk paint. We need a bit more storage in our bedroom. Maybe an armoire? 



cabin

posted on: Thursday, August 7, 2014

We've decided to house hunt. It might take a year or two or three to find the right one and that is ok. Pretty much everything in Santa Cruz is out of our price range, BUT just six miles tucked away in the redwoods is a special little mountain town. We are hoping to find a cabin that we can slowly make our home, where the boys can be a little wild, where we can maybe put a yurt (no surprise), and I can focus on creating. 

Below are photos taken by Amy Johnson of her family cabin. It is everything I want our home to be.

Oakland

posted on: Tuesday, August 5, 2014


We spent the weekend up in Oakland with our good friends. Saturday while the 3 year old's were taking a nap baby Lewis and I took the opportunity to finally check out Temescal Alley. I picked up a new houseplant at Crimson Horticultural Rarities, browsed Book Shop (I'm in LOVE with their Ribbon Bookends), and soaked in all the goodness at Esqueleto.

PHOTOS: They were taken just down the street from the Alley. I loved how the ground matched the house perfectly.

home

posted on: Friday, August 1, 2014

I'm trying my damndest to make this beige rental feel like home. Hanging art always seems to help. But seriously, what I wouldn't give for white walls.

art - top to bottom 
Katie Vernon Healing Wreath - Fertility : Leroy Jessop : copper tray : Leroy Jessop 
Turkish Farmer 1 : Wendell Berry poem & woodcut by Wesley Bates : photo of Mono Lake : Turkish Farmer 2 : Leroy Jessop 

yurt living

posted on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Four years ago my girlfriends and I road tripped thru California, Oregon, and Washington. One of the most memorable spots we camped was on Lopez Island. There were yurts, a bathhouse, a treehouse. It was almost too much to take in. Pure magic.
 

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