House Tour: My Closet/Extra Bedroom

I have long dreamed of having an extra bedroom that I can turn into my closet. Now that we have our own home, I can make this dream into a semi reality. While we don’t have a lot of extra room here, I founds some creative ways to turn our extra bedroom into my closet/dressing room (while still being our extra room for guests).
Before, the walls were a red-cayenne color. Now they are a dark grey.
Bed Frame: IKEA
Bedding: Crate & Barrel
Eiffel Tower canvas: Urban Outfitters

Picture Frames: IKEA
Artwork: My photos from NYC a few years back
I ended up getting Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million in the full size,
the scent reminds me of Miami.
An assortment of shoes and purses
Mini chandelier: Z Gallerie
My favorite corner of the room

Spirit of 77 (in PDX)

This past Saturday we met up with some friends for the Chocolate Festival and then some day drinking at one of our favorite sports in Portland, Spirit of 77. We love this place because it pays homage to our favorite team and the food and drinks aren’t bad either. If you live in Portland and haven’t been here, I suggest you should. Such a fun place to grab a beer and watch the game.

and Luke beat us all at hoops.

A Sunday trip to Hood River

This past Sunday, Luke and I took a day trip out to Hood River, about an hour east of Portland on I-84 through the Columbia Gorge. We endured the windy car ride mixed with snow and rain and ended up in a cute little snow filled town. We walked around the shops downtown with some warm drinks in hand until our tour at the Full Sail Brewery started. After our brewery tour we had lunch at the pub and then headed home in horrible driving conditions with lots more wind and rain and crazy drivers than the trip out there. We made it safely back to Portland and decided that we love day trips, so we’ll def. be doing more in the future.

Multnomah Falls
Back home we go!

Brunch @ Broder

Yesterday, Linnea and I went to brunch at Broder in SE Portland. I had heard great things about the food, but had never experienced it myself, until yesterday. I took pictures of our food below (obviously) & I’ll most def. be back soon, especially since I saw baked eggs on the menu (a new obsession of mine)!
Linnea’s Swedish Meatballs, walnut toast and potato pancake.
My Aebleskivers with lemon curd and lingonberry jam.
Thanks for recommending this place, Linnea! And for being such great company of course.

Gracie’s first trip to the doggie park

This past weekend we took Gracie to her first doggie park. We searched a few places online and found a place that “said” it was fenced in. We’d never let her off the leash before, so we thought it would be fun for her to run around with other dogs. And boy did she take off as soon as we unhooked that leash.
super tiny pup
And she soon took off, chasing other dogs
Super happy pup
Someone was running a little too far in the wrong direction, so it was back on the leash.
Do you live in the Portland area? Do you know of any good dog parks?

2012 will be filled with…

This year on New Years Eve, Luke and I made a wish jar. We wrote our wishes for 2012 on little pieces of paper, folded them up and placed them in our jar. The next day, on New Years Day, we each took turns reading our wishes one by one. Each and every one is very important to us and more importantly not out of our reach.

Here are a few wishes that I contributed…
What are your wishes, hopes & dreams for 2012?