Sunday, February 17, 2013

You can now add Odd Daughter to your reader!

Hi friends-- I'm just peeking back here to let you know that you can now add my new blog to your reader. It wasn't working for a little bit, and if you don't follow me via social media, I wanted to make sure you still have a way to keep up with the latest happenings. There's lots of good stuff to come!! Promise!

Alright, that is all. Thanks for following me over to my new adventure, Odd Daughter. :) xx!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A NEW ADVENTURE // Odd Daughter Paper Co.

As you know, I've been working on a new creative venture... and I'm so glad I finally get to tell all of you about it!! Odd Daughter Paper Co is a lil' something I dreamed up a while back. My style has evolved since opening my Etsy shop a few years ago and I felt like it made sense to start fresh. I've been working on new designs and there are lots of exciting things in the works.  I'll be sharing more with you about Odd Daughter (and where that name came from!!) very soon. But for now, I'd encourage you to hop on over to my new website. (I'll no longer be blogging from this url, but all of my old posts will come with me.) And on that note, thank you so much for reading/commenting/interacting with this blog over the past two years. I'm looking forward to having you guys along for this new adventure!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


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On my second (and final) day in Portland I got to spend time with two of my dearest friends-- Lacey + Brennan (Both of whom I was good friends w/ in college. And then they fell in love and got married!!). We definitely made the most of the day and ate/shopped our way through the city.

Sunday highlights included:
///Bumping into another wonderful friend (who lives in Seattle and just happened to be in Portland!) during our bakery run before church, hitting up the BEST FLEA MARKET (srsly guys. I was dying. gorgeous vintage + handmade, but in a fairly confined space, so as not to overwhelm. **ahem, lookin' at you, Rosebowl flea.), lunch at Porque No?, wandering around Mississippi and Alberta, delish ice cream at Salt + Straw, coffee at Barista, and the best dinner ever at Screen Door (mac n' cheese. do it)! 

Needless to say, it was a really quick trip... but it made me just want to go back sooner rather than later. Portland is such a rad city with some incredible people.. and I miss it already!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


portland_2013_zps11d53ff8 photo portland_2013_zps11d53ff8-1_zps09c2236d.jpg A couple weeks ago when my friend Rose mentioned that there were really good deals on flights to Portland, I wasted no time in planning a quick trip! I only had two days in PDX this past weekend, but the trip was amazing, and the days were perfectly full.

Saturday highlights included:
/// Coffee + doodling at Stumptown, hanging out in the lobby of the ACE hotel, Voodoo donuts, a long long long walk across Portland, freezing temps, lunch at Pok Pok (a don't-miss! so delicious), wandering through vintage shops, meeting up w/ an old roomie at Base Camp, and an evening with friends, games + good food. ///

++ PS: thanks to those of you who have taken advantage of the clearance sale in my shop! you can still receive 40% off your entire purchase (with the coupon code: KATE40).. so if you're interested, get on it!

Monday, January 21, 2013


As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been working on some exciting new designs. And, I suppose I'll just say it: I'll be opening up a brand new shop very soon!! So.... to that end, I'm having a huge clearance sale in my current shop!! If you've ever eyed any of these cards, now is the time to buy them. If you don't, they'll be gone forever! ;) This is a great opportunity to stock up on some versatile stationery (see patterned set above) or birthday cards-- among many other items.

Use the coupon code KATE40 to receive 40% off your purchase! Thank you in advance for your support-- you guys are amazing!!

Monday, January 14, 2013


Puesto -- which serves up gourmet street tacos -- is a true delight. I enjoyed a potato soy chorizo + a salmon taco, with a side of chips & guacamole. The flavors and quality were incredible. I realize this is kind of cheating, in that these aren't real street tacos, but they're kind of my new favorite. And by that, I mean blogging about this right now is borderline torture. So, if you find yourself in La Jolla (or even San Diego-- it's worth the drive), make the time to visit Puesto.  (also, in case you're wondering which I'm sure you are, those tortillas are hugging crispy melted cheese. and it's yummerz.) // 1026 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037 //puesto_zpsf1af0372

Thursday, January 3, 2013

scenes from pasadena

photo3_zps53a5d917b photo2_zps423e4a76bphoto_zpsd837022bphoto4_zps60a77a95b One of my favorite things about my hometown of Pasadena is the abundance of TREES! A couple days after Christmas my mom, sister & I took a walk and I snapped these photos. Trees (and nature in general) are just so cool. **It's the little things, you know?