Hello all you lovers. I hope you have a fantastic day of love. I am celebrating Valentines Day by showing my affection for the people in my life who I love. It is a great chance to say thank you to my friends, for putting up with me!
Kate Spade made a list of things it’s okay to do after Thanksgiving, and I really liked #10. Any excuse for me to not go to the gym is a good one! So I made this little doodle, I liked how the ampersand looks like the designs a skater makes on the ice. Hopefully you are enjoying winter! It hasn’t stopped snowing here for 24 hrs, and I’m loving it!
source: Boston Common Frog Pond
source: Flathead Beacon
What sort of Thanksgiving traditions do you have? With my family we usually eats a lot of food, play games, and nap all afternoon. This year I am going to spend Thanksgiving in Washington with my grandparents and family there. My favorite dish is the sweet potato casseroles… Yum! The more brown sugar & butter the better! Do you plan to travel or stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday?
Sunrise on the Reservation, coming home from Washington
Sunrise in the mountains, St. Mary Koa
Many Glacier Valley
Fall Surfing in Lake Superior
Foggy, wet day on Lake Superior
was thinking about the bare wall in my bedroom, and what I could do to spruce it up, I have a difficult time finding art that means anything to me, that I can afford. There is always random pieces at thrifts, but they don’t really resonate with me. I was looking through my photos and decided there were lots that had similar color tones and they all mean a lot to me, each photo has memories and stories behind them, and remind me of the special times. So I figured, this is the perfect wall decor! I am getting some printed and finding some sort of matching frames for them to go in. Hopefully I can create a collage that is balanced and cohesive.
These images do a pretty good job of depicting how I have been feeling lately, the fireplace has been lit, the leaves are turning, and the mornings are crisp. I decided to try a paleo diet, to see how it affects by skin and digestive system, these pumpkin date bars look fabulous. This weekend some friends are coming to visit from out of town, we plan to hike and explore, I am super excited to be in the woods! Hopefully we catch sight of some wildlife!
I’ve been having so much fun posting pics on Instagram lately. I try to control myself, as to not blow up anyones feed! Here are some of the pics I’ve posted lately. You can view all of my photos here.
Lilies and lily pads we visited in the canoe on Seeley Lake
Life sized postcard on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, perfect photo op!
Sunset from the airplane on a recent flight home
Wandering around Red Lodge, Montana we found this adorable sign, and I had to convince the girls we needed a picture here.
Fall leaves on a soggy Sunday in Michigan
Surfing with my brother and his friends in Lake Superior
The St. Mary KOA has the most fantastic views of any KOA I’ve been to. It is fantastic waking up here!
This is a logo I made for a friend. She restores vintage furniture and other household items and sells at markets and bazaars around town. She is going to use the logo on her item tags and signage. We will have to see about getting some business cards made and maybe a website! The logo was definitely an on-going project for quite a while, you can view the beginnings of the work here. I am thrilled with the final outcome of the logo, it suits her brand very nicely and serves the tag purpose wonderfully!
loving the blues and greens I’ve been finding all over pinterest! These pins remind me of the blue skies and the green EVERYTHING outside. It’s been raining a lot so the grass, trees and plants are all very green! Last weekend we hiked to Cobalt Lake. It was beautiful, the waterfalls were gushing and the wildflowers and bear grass were blooming. We saw quite a bit of bear scat, there was a moose in the meadow, and the birds were singing their songs! I will post pictures soon.
There are so many adventures I would like to go on! Montana is brimming with adventuresome opportunities! One of the things I have been dying to try is rock climbing! Have you ever been? Montana Headwall is a great magazine to inspire your sense of adventure. Also Roxy has this #DAREYOURSELF contest going on right now, inspiring people to people to make their life an adventure. I was inspired by their campaign to make everyday an adventure by being the best I can be, even if it’s just regular life happening.
On an adventure note, I signed up for some Mountain Biking Classes that Flathead Fat Tires is offering! Super thrilled about them! Right now my mountain biking skills are all self taught and instinct, but feel like I could improve in a lot of areas so I’m pumped to be learning from some awesome ladies!
What kind of adventures do you have planned for this summer?
Blog post inspiration: Smitten Studio
Do you have any fun weekend plans? I am going to stay at a cabin in Seeley Lake with a few girlfriends. A year ago we stayed at the same cabin, click here for the post about our adventures last year! This weekend we are hoping to do a few different hikes and relax around the fire. If it’s sunny maybe we’ll have canoe and paddle board races on the lake!