Monthly Archives: August 2010


Half of this outfit is thrifted, so I’m sad to say that it might not help much for you to know where each piece came from. I guess the point, though, of Ensembl’e is to inspire, not to provide an … Continue reading

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My favorite summer salad

As we (over here on the westside, at least) start to kiss summer goodbye (yes, already, I can feel it in the crisp morning air), I’m doing everything I can to savor the last rays of sun. So, let me … Continue reading

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back-to-school: Washington State University

It’s that time again! The little ones are crowding the stores, choosing from 15 cent college-ruled notebooks and packs of pre-sharpened pencils and crayons. Older ones are packing up as much of their room that can fit in their parents’ … Continue reading

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DIY: Headboard Edition

Eric and I recently moved into our first place, our first apartment. I got the idea to use an old door as a unique and affordable headboard. We happened upon a cream (standard-sized) country-chic door at a yard sale for … Continue reading

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Marta writes. I do too.

An amazing thing has happened, my friends. After months – perhaps years – of entering blog giveaways (oh so tempting, rarely rewarding) I have won my first GIVEAWAY! And I couldn’t be more thrilled. A delightful blogger, Marta, has been reminding me … Continue reading

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What to Do with Over-ripe Fruit

Peaches looking not so peachy anymore? Here’s a way to be resourceful with your ever-ripening summer fruit: make peachy lemonade popsicles! Here’s how: 1. Peel, pit, and cut peaches into small chunks. 2. Put peach chunks into popsicle receptacles until … Continue reading

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A Bocce Ball Summer

This summer has been quite a busy one.  In the midst of getting ready for a wedding (mine!) & preparing for a new job (with Campus Crusade for Christ!) there has been little down time. So, this summer I cherish … Continue reading

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What I’m wearing: Dress: GAP, circa 1999 (How did I know to hold onto this one?) Belt: thrifted, just a plain ivory one that fits me only at my natural waist Shoes: Naturalizer Earrings (not pictured): metal ivory flowers, Nordstrom … Continue reading

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