Spring To-Do List

Fresh hydrangea flowers in white kitchen at spring. Spring to do list, spring time activities in the Pacific Northwest for rainy or sunny days with toddler.
Fresh blooms for Springtime

Spring is the welcome breath of fresh air that we all need after the dreary winter months. Spring can be fickle in the Pacific Northwest, as it can often feel a lot like winter. I like to look for the subtle cues that the seasons are changing. For me, it’s hearing the chorus of frogs return to our ponds, and seeing our tulips beginning to bud. The never-ending rain during the springtime months can be hard to handle, so it’s fun to have a seasonal to-do list to keep the time feeling rich. It’s also important to have a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities. But sometimes you need to just throw on your rain boots and enjoy the puddles!

I have always loved making these lists, but it has been particularly fun to share them with you all and hear what’s on your lists! You can check out my autumn list and my winter list on the blog. Tell me, what’s on your spring to-do list? I’d love to know! Maybe I’ll see you at the cherry blossoms!

  1. Visit my alma mater, The University of Washington, to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom. There’s nothing like it!
  2. Finally learn how to make a flower crown from my favorite florist, Leah Erickson Floral. You may remember her from all the gorgeous blooms at Julian’s first birthday party.
  3. Book “The Perfect Facial” with Blush by Brenna to get my Springtime glow on. Bye bye dull winter skin!
  4. Work on our home’s curb appeal. I tend to focus all of my energy on our home’s interiors, so our exterior is lacking some charm right now. Would love to put in more pavers and have a proper entryway into our home.
  5. Take a sunny day trip to our family’s beach cabin. The cabin is in Home, WA, a former nudist colony, and one of the most beautiful spots in Washington. We simply don’t visit enough.
  6. Add some spring color to our home with simple pieces like fresh flowers, colorful pillows and vibrant dish towels. Love these blues, and these pinks.
  7. Perfect my lemon ricotta pancake recipe for Easter Sunday breakfast.
  8. Deep clean the house from top to bottom. I have a few helpful lists saved to my Pinterest that I’ve always wanted to stick to, but could never make it past three weeks. Maybe this is my season.
  9. Bake with seasonal produce. Strawberries, lemons, and rhubarb come to mind. Yum!
  10. Take Julian to his first Mariner’s baseball game at Safeco Field. Garlic fries please.

xx,

Heidi

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Waiting on that Pregnant Glow

Overcoming hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy number 2

I have been working on this post for quite some time now. It’s a sensitive topic for me, and also one that I want to word delicately, as pregnancy can be a sensitive topic for lots of women. Despite my challenges in pregnancy (many of which I am about to discuss) please know that I do feel blessed to be pregnant again. I know what a miracle pregnancy is. But man is it hard to focus on that when you have vomit in your hair and you’re frequenting the Emergency Room for IV fluids.

When I first discovered I was pregnant I was filled with simultaneous joy and dread. We had always talked about having another baby, but as I mentioned briefly in our pregnancy announcement, I have very challenging pregnancies. I know what you’re going to say, “every pregnancy is different!” Well, that in fact is just not true for women who have suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum in past pregnancies. Let me back up. When I was pregnant with Julian as well as in this pregnancy, I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum.  Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is an extreme form of “morning sickness” that can results in weight loss, dehydration, and inability to perform activities of daily living. From the research I’ve done and the physicians I have worked with, it is very rare for a mother who has previously experienced HG to have a subsequent HG free pregnancy.

I wanted to share with you all a little insight into what the past few months have looked like for me. And hopefully, this will provide some solace for any mother who is battling HG herself. My sickness began just before I was 5 week pregnant with all day with debilitating nausea and fatigue. Luckily, I had a few leftover Zofran medications from my previous pregnancy. Zofran is an anti-nausea medication that is widely used from chemo patients to pregnant women. However, it just wouldn’t cut it for me, and thus the vomiting began. I quickly slipped into zombie mode, all while I was supposed to be taking care of my busy 1 year old son. When Julian slept, I slept too. Sometimes 16 hours out of the day, more if I had the luxury of someone else watching him. Thanks hubs. We took baths together, sometimes twice a day, as it was one of the few places I found some relief, and I could keep my toddler contained! On more than one occasion did I throw up on Julian and myself while in the bathtub, so it wasn’t foolproof, but it helped some.

Around 6 weeks pregnant, unable to keep water or food down on most days, I was prescribed a different medication to combat the vomiting. I started Reglan, a medication I had taken before with success while pregnant with Julian. Only, this time I would have complications that I never could have seen coming. I began to feel defeated, like I was drowning. I would cry over my inability to care for myself and more importantly for Julian. I had no reserve energy. I couldn’t even wash my own hair anymore, my husband would get in the shower with me and wash and brush through my hair. I couldn’t brush my teeth because it would make me vomit. If this is all grossing you out, well, it grosses me out too. I could not perform basic daily tasks. I was miserable. The only time I felt relief was while I was sleeping. If I was awake, I was either vomiting or crippled with nausea and my inability to function. I was in the bathtub by myself one day when I began to have thoughts of drowning. I felt paralyzed by these thoughts, I was shaken to my core. Jeff came into the bathroom and I made my tearful confession that I just could not handle this anymore. We talked at length and called my doctor that night. She advised me to immediately stop taking my Reglan medication, as it has notorious side effects of depression and suicidality. I have tears in my eyes as I type this, because I had never been so frightened in my life. I would look at Julian and cry thinking that it would be the last time I would ever see him. I have never battled depression or thoughts of suicide. And I was absolutely terrified by my own thoughts.

I am happy to report that the best case scenario occurred, and all of my morbid thoughts were gone within a day of stopping my medication. Granted, I was back to vomiting, but at this point, I welcomed it. I was still in shock that a medication I had taken before could have such a profound effect on me. I was crippled by it. From there I have tried several different medications to combat my HG, and finally found one that works for me: Diclegis. And please know that I have tried every herbal and natural remedy out there from acupressure bands to preggo pops, to ginger in every form. All to no avail.

Now that I am further along in pregnancy, and have been on a solid medication regimen, I have found some relief from my symptoms. I am finally eating normally, and gaining weight. I am able to care for myself and my son. I am brushing my teeth! (I know, I know, you guys.) I feel like I have a piece of my life back. Here’s to hoping I don’t get a second bout of HG, as that is very common later in pregnancy in HG moms.

I am usually a more private person, but it has been on my heart to overshare share with you all what my life has looked like lately. It has been a mind altering experience. It has not been picture perfect, and I certainly have not been glowing my way through pregnancy. In fact, I’m still waiting on that glow.

xx,

Heidi

Photo by Whitney Coudray Photography 

For more information on hyperemesis gravidarum I found this site to be particularly helpful. If you are battling HG I urge you to consult with your doctor to establish a care plan. If you are having thoughts of depression or suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Point No Point

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

Point No Point, WA

If you noticed that Julian and Jet look smaller in these photos, it’s because they were! I just discovered this post that has been sitting in my draft folder since November! Yes, November. Needless to say, being sick for the past few months has put me into a bit of a brain fog. But I still wanted to share this post with you all, because Point No Point really does hold a special place in my heart. Alright, now on to the post…

One of the best parts about living in the Pacific Northwest is the scenery. We are surrounded by beaches, lakes, trees, mountains. Geographically, we’ve got it all. One of the beaches that I grew up going to is Point No Point.  I couldn’t wait to take Julian to see this Hansville highlight. Hansville is the northernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula. It’s a bit of a drive from Bainbridge, about 35 minutes, but it is worth the views once you arrive! There is a gorgeous lighthouse on the beach that you can even rent out! I had no idea it was a rental! That may need to go on our bucket list.

It was a chilly winter day, but we bundled up and brought the whole gang! Jet played fetch, Jules got incredibly sandy and we even spotted a couple of seals! Wish I could have snapped a good photo of the seals but they were being pretty stealthy. It was a fun adventure to enjoy the beach, even in the winter months! And this beach never disappoints.

Have you been to Point No Point?  Let me know if you get a chance to visit!

(Hat: Rag and Bone Sunglasses: Victoria Beckham Jeans: J-Brand Sweater: Anthro, sold out, similar here Boots: Frye JEFF: Shirt: Pendleton, similar here Jeans: Carhartts, JULIAN: Sweater: Mayoral Baby, similar Jeans: Osk-Kosh)

xx,

Heidi

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Dark Matter

Virtual book club, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, 2017 book recommendation, science fiction

This book review is long overdue! When I started the blog I had every intention of reviewing one book per month. Well, I didn’t take into consideration that I’d need to take a little sick leave here and there. I feel as though a weight has been lifted off my shoulders since I announced our pregnancy, and explained how sick I have been since Christmas. Not only did I need to take some time off from blogging, but reading became difficult for me as well. Every time I tried to read a book I became even more nauseous, and ultimately, I had to take a short break. I’m excited to be feeling slightly better, and able to get back to reading, and back to sharing some good reads with you all!

I picked this book up at one of the coolest bookstores I’ve been to in Seattle! Jeff knows how much I adore checking out new bookstores, so he brought the whole family (Jet included!) to Third Place Books in Seward Park. The book store is adjoined by the cutest little restaurant, Raconteur, where we ate before perusing the bookstore. If you’re in the Seward Park area, you must check it out! Okay, now on to the book…

This was not the typical book I like to read. You can usually find me curled up with a heartwarming piece of fiction, but this book hails from (dare I say) my least favorite category; science fiction. And I was absolutely enthralled from start to finish!  Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a fast paced ride with a deep look into life and it’s infinite possibilities. It had me hooked on the first page with “standing happy and slightly drunk in my kitchen, I’m unaware that tonight is the end of all of this. The end of everything I know, everything I love.” Dark Matter is unpredictable and deeply thought provoking. I don’t want to say much more than that, because it is my hope that you will read it for yourself. I hope you enjoy this mysterious and heartfelt journey as much as I did.

Favorite quote: “It’s terrifying when you consider that every thought we have, every choice we could possibly make, creates a new world.” Blake Crouch, Dark Matter.

xx,

Heidi

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Tying the Room Together With Textiles

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

Traditional rug, interior home decor with Plush Rugs, master bedroom

If any of you have been through a remodel, you know what a slow process it can be! Jeff and I still laugh about how we thought our house would be finished before our September 2014 wedding. Talk about wishful thinking. While the construction may be complete, it has taken us some time to incorporate our home’s finishing touches. That’s why I was so thrilled to add some textiles to our bedroom. Plush Rugs has an incredible variety of rugs to complete your space, include rugs for kids and outdoor spaces. I loved that I was able to shop by dimension, style and color to really hone in on the look we wanted to create. I already have my eye on a few for Julian’s future “big boy” room.

We decided on a beautiful traditional, hand woven rug for our bedroom space. Feeling this soft rug under our feet first thing in the morning has been such a pleasant change from our usual concrete floors! I’m loving how our space feels more complete with such a simple addition. I even recall the Queen B of decor, Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper, sharing how textiles are the finishing touches that really make a room feel finished. Couldn’t agree more. There is just something about a rug that really ties a room together 😉

Also, I wanted to give you all a huge virtual hug for the love you showed us on our recent pregnancy announcement. I cannot wait to share more of this journey with you. I read each and every comment, and I can’t thank you all enough for the taking the time to wish us well.

Thank you to Plush Rugs for sponsoring this post!

xx,

Heidi

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Sharing Our Special News

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

Pregnancy announcement photos, maternity photography. Baby number 2 on the way, 2 under 2!

I am so excited to finally share with you some big news! As you can see from my growing belly, we have a bundle of joy on the way! Baby Stephens is due this summer and we couldn’t feel more blessed. So many of you already guessed our news! You guys are good 🙂

This pregnancy was a bit of a surprise for us, since we had wanted to wait a little longer after having Julian to get pregnant. But sure enough, as soon as Julian decided he was done breastfeeding (just days before his first birthday) we got pregnant again! I have really really tough pregnancies, so truthfully, I was not looking forward to another pregnancy just yet; and this pregnancy has been no exception. I have been vomiting every day, mostly all day, with frequent visits to the Emergency Room for fluid hydration, and multiple anti nausea regimens. This goes way past the suggested treatments of ginger tea and Preggo Pops; trust me, I’ve tried it all. Early on in pregnancy, I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, just like I was with Julian. I want to clarify, hyperemesis is not “morning sickness.” This has been a debilitating illness that has left me basically bed bound for months. I could go on endlessly about this diagnosis, but I think I’ll save that for another post. But, just so you know, this why I have been MIA since Christmas!

We feel so fortunate to be expecting baby number 2, as our Julian Koki is our whole world. But, truthfully, this illness makes it challenging to acknowledge that it will all be worth it, especially on the worst days. Also, the idea of having 2 under 2 has me a little nervous! But I know in my heart this baby will be the perfect addition to our family. My baby, you are so loved by so many, and you hit the jackpot with the best big brother (and fur brother!) around!

Thank you all for bearing with me through this difficult and exciting time! I cannot wait to share this next chapter of our lives with you. We couldn’t be more thrilled!

Dress: Paper Crown, older, similar here and here // Boots: Hunter // Lipliner: Soar, lipstick: Kinda Sexy both by MAC// JULIAN: Sweater: Tucker + Tate from Nordstrom, similar // Pants: Tucker + Tate //Boots: Hunter

Also, huge THANK YOU to my friend and photographer Ashley Loyer for editing these photos for me! My husband took them, but I am still learning my way around Lightroom. Thanks for helping out a friend Ashley!

xx,

Heidi

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Valentine’s Date Night

A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night! A Valentine's Day inspired red dress for date night!I hope I’m not the only one getting heart eyes over the fact that Valentine’s Day is next week! Growing up, Valentine’s Day was always one of my favorite holidays. When we woke up in the morning we would all have a gift from my mom, the sweetest Valentine! It usually involved some fun makeup for us girls, a Valentine’s shirt and of course, lots of chocolate! It was like a mini Christmas in our house.

I’ll never forget the first Valentine’s Day that Jeff became my Valentine. We had just met when he went back to sea for a month. We were still talking on the phone, emailing and getting to know each other when February 14th rolled around. But like the gentleman that he is, he sent me the most gorgeous assortments of orchids and roses, from “Your Secret Admirer.” I felt so giddy to have met such a wonderful man, and excited for all of the possibilities. I always think of that gift when Valentine’s Day comes around.

This fun and flirty red dress is the perfect date night ensemble. The off the shoulder look has always been one of my favorites, but the bell sleeves really did it for me! I don’t typically wear red because I am so fair skinned, but who can resist in February?

Hope you all are feeling the love this month! Share with me one of your favorite Valentine’s memories in the comments!

Dress: Rent the Runway, similar here // Earrings: Kate Spade older, similar here

xx,

Heidi

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Our Mornings and 10 Fun Facts About Me

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When I set out to do this post, I wanted to share with you all our morning routine. It is so simple, but is one of my favorite times of day. I find that starting the morning out right makes a positive impact on my whole day. If I’m being really good, I wake up before Julian and write in my gratitude journal, even if just for 5 minutes. Then once the babe is up, things really get moving! I have worn this robe in a lot of my insta-stories and posts lately, and had quite a few questions about it! It is a Love Ophelia Serendipity robe in their lavender hue and I just love how feminine and detailed it is. It has become my morning wardrobe staple! 

In regards to sharing our morning routine, like I’ve mentioned before here, I have been feeling really under the weather lately. So, I’m not about to pretend that mornings are a beloved time for me right now! Instead, I thought it would be fun to share 10 facts about me that you may not know. I love reading these little snippets on other people, so I hope you’ll enjoy mine!

  1. My dad accidentally introduced my (now) husband and I at a bar while watching a football game. Thanks Dude Pa!
  2. I was a vegetarian for 5 years after eating cow tongue in Argentina. I was a terrible vegetarian though, I gained about 15 pounds because all I ate was bread and cheese.
  3. My childhood best friends were twin boys from next door. Their mom taught me everything I know about baking.
  4. A few years ago I was a finalist to become a professional cheerleader. GO HAWKS! Insert hair flip emoji here.
  5. I have never hired a housekeeper, a nanny or a babysitter. Not that I’m against it. I’d just rather save that money for something more exciting, like shoes!
  6. I am a third generation nurse, and my mom used to always tell me I was born to be a nurse. I loved her textbooks so much as a little girl.
  7. Before becoming a stay at home mother to Julian, I was an Emergency Room Nurse at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Seattle. I have the utmost of respect for the men and women who have served our country
  8. I don’t talk about politics online, ever. I also don’t have a problem with those that do, I just prefer to save certain topics for face to face conversations.
  9. My husband and I got married in our backyard.
  10. My car was stolen twice when I lived in Seattle, and broken into more times than I can remember. It ultimately lead me out of the city and back to country life!
  11. I had mastitis 4 times throughout my breastfeeding year with Julian. But then he weaned himself with no fuss just 2 days before his 1st birthday. You just can’t win them all, but sometimes there’s a silver lining.

Okay, that was 11 things, I couldn’t resist. Share with me some of your fun facts!

xx,

Heidi

Photography by Whitney Coudray Photography. THANK YOU Whitney!

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Raising Young Readers

Reading to babies, why it's so important and how to make it funToday on the blog, my sister Megan is taking over to share the importance of raising young readers. Much of what I practice at home with Julian is what I have learned from Megan. I hope you’ll learn a little, and your babes will learn a lot! Enjoy!

There has never been a time in my life where I haven’t been surrounded by books. I was one of those kids who got in trouble for reading past her bedtime. I currently have eight separate apps on my phone that are devoted to reading or books. Some of my best friends have been fictional characters I met in between the pages. If my husband and I had a daughter I wanted to name her Hermione. (Luckily we had two sons so we avoided that argument.) My younger son’s name is Bennett, for goodness sake.

So it should be no surprise that as a mother and as an Early Head Start teacher fostering literacy is one of my passions. I was a teacher for almost ten years before I became a mother. Despite all my education and experience my years of teaching did not prepare me for the rigors of motherhood the way I thought it would. But one thing that carried over is my love of reading to children.

  1. Let them explore. From birth children should have access to books. The indestructible book series is perfect for infants as while not completely indestructible, they are at least baby proof. Letting the child look, taste, try to rip, throw, and carry these books is the first step in a child’s love of reading.
  2. On that note, invest in a lot of board books. Allow them to be destroyed. In our house we have gone through three copies of Goodnight Moon. I couldn’t be more proud. Books are meant to be experienced. Allow them free rein to figure out how books work. What the pages feel like under their fingers, what they taste like and yes, even what happened when they are ripped. Books can be replaced, nurturing a love of reading cannot.
  3. Be a reader. To raise a reader be a reader. Children will emulate what their parents do, if they see you reading, they will too.
  4. Literacy isn’t just books. Songs, finger plays, poems, nursery rhymes. These are all great ways to foster a love of literacy.
  5. When reading a familiar book to your child stop at the end of a sentence and see if they can finish it. You’d be surprised how quickly children can begin to recite a book from memory.
  6. Talk to your child, when they are babies narrate your actions. When they get older ask them questions, use real words not baby talk, expect that they will understand you and they will.
  7. Read every day. Make it part of your bedtime routines, make it part of your quiet time routine, have books in every room in the house and an empty lap for your child to sit in.
  8. Some people might not agree with this, but I think that electronic reading is fine. As long as it’s balanced with actual one on one time with a parent, there is nothing wrong with read along books on kindles, or our family’s favorite a Me-reader. (Are they really all that different than the Teddy Ruxpin of our childhoods?)

For the older children who are struggling with interest in reading I say this. In my opinion there is always something out there that would interest everyone and if you hate reading, you simply haven’t found the right thing to read. While my interest in books varies from Tess of the D’Urbervilles to the latest Jill Shalvis romance novel, I will be the first to tell you that I don’t like a lot of the genres of writing out there. You won’t find me reading nonfiction about the Korean War, or The Secret. And that is okay.

It is okay for your child not to love the book they are forced to read. While Lord of the Flies is not their style, Japanese Manga might be. They might hate Bridge to Terabithia but love reading Goosebumps. It doesn’t matter what your child is reading as long as they are reading.

My favorite books to read to my boys.

  1. On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
  2. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  3. Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman
  4. Mommy & Daddy Hugs and Kisses series by Anne Gutman
  5. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling (I’ll admit this is my own fangirl interests leaking through here. So far my 5 year old and I have only read the first one, it’s a little more mature, so I’m pacing myself.)
  6. Horton Hatches a Who by Dr. Seuss (Our dog is named after the bird from this book)
  7. Night Night Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
  8. No, David by David Shannon
  9. The How Do Dinosaurs series by Jane Yolen and Mark Tegue
  10. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

As one of my favorite children’s authors says “Read to your bunny often and someday your bunny will read to you.”

When she’s not working as an Early Head Start teacher, Megan Grable can be found on her couch writing too late into the night while wearing oversized headphones, listening to angry girl music and wrapped in a large blanket. She has two boys ages five and two that keep her very busy. Her current obsessions are rereading Mortal Instruments Series, Case/Lang/Viers’ new album, over the knee boots, and Michelle Dockery on Good Behavior.

You can find her actual writing on Wattpad or her erratic comments on twitter. She has accepted the status of Pluto and is ready to move on with her life.

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Bundled in the City

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

Bundled up in the Emerald city of Seattle! Pacific Northwest Style

I don’t know if anyone has noticed or not, but I’ve been a lot quieter on the blog and social media lately. I’m working through some health issues (nothing for anyone to worry about!) and have had a hard time blogging lately. But I wanted to share with you all some fun photos my friend Jesse and I took recently downtown Seattle. We love having our girls days, as I mentioned in my Pike Place post. And this one was no exception. You can’t really tell from the photos, but it even started to snow a bit for us while we were walking around! Thus the twinkle in my eye and the outstretched hand in a few of these!

Just wanted to pop into the blog, to let you all know I’m still here. I’m just taking things at a slower pace these days. I’ll update soon. Happy Monday everyone!

Hat: Carhartt // Jacket: Old, similar here // Jeans: Nordstrom // Boots: Frye

Photography by Jesse Crockett 

xx,

Heidi

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