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On my birthday last month I wore my Herbivore hoodie (koala design on the back), sequined top from JCrew, belt also from Herbivore Clothing, Levi’s jeans, vegan Dr.Marten’s and a star headband/crown made by Giant Dwarf, an Etsy seller but I found this at Wanderlust here in Portland. Score! And! A beautiful, delicious and perfectly sized chocolate mini-cake from Back to Eden.


Years ago, I can’t even remember exactly when, I was looking at art on etsy and found work by a girl calling herself The Black Apple. I loved her style, mood, use of color and penchant for portraits. I bought a few prints for hanging in our hallway at that time, which happened to be our first house in Portland. Fast forward to today and I call The Black Apple, Emily and she is a friend. (Life can be lovely like that.) So I wanted to share my love for her work here with a few photos! And to let the Portland peeps who read my blog know about Ms Emily Winfield Martin’s book signing this weekend at Green Bean Books on NE Alberta at 2pm this Sunday February 19th. Hope to see you there! XOXOXOXO


A Black Apple sketch/blank book and her new chapter book, Oddfellow’s Orphanage

Views of their backsides

Eliot’s favorite character at Oddfellow’s

Next month is my birthday and I already have my list ready to go and share with you! Here we go!

♥ Black Milk purple galaxy leggings, high waisted wet look leggings and liquid silver leggings or just a gift card

♥ Herbivore Clothing Gift Cards

♥ Spiritual Gangster ‘Grateful’ pullover in grey

♥ Giant Dwarf (on etsy) heart crown

♥ Mala beads

♥ Anthropologie and JCrew Gift Cards

♥ Dip station

♥ Ice Cream Maker

♥ Sip Gift Cards

♥ Vivienne Westwood for Melissa black sandal with black heart and Melissa Peace Sandal in pink


Happy December first!

A friend just asked me what natural shampoo and conditioner I’ve been loving lately and since I’ve been meaning to write a beauty product post here we go! Before you read more I have to give the girls who wrote No More Dirty Looks, Siobhan O’Conner and Alexandra Spunt so much credit because their book and website are packed with great natural product information!

*Acure Organics Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve tried the almond with argan oil and I love it. Especially the conditioner because I have no need to spray any of my leave in conditioner on (which is listed below)!

*W3ll People – Currently using and loving the Narcissist Foundation stick #2, the Nudist lip tint #4 and they sent a sample of the Universalist multi-use stick #7 because they were out of the full size. This makeup feels so smooth, smells so amazing and is so unlike anything I’ve used before. I want more!

*Annmarie Gianni Skincare – Currently using and loving the Neroli Toning Mist, the Herbal Facial Oil for Normal & Combination Skin and the Purifying Mud Mask. I have tried the Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser, Herbal Facial Oil for Oily & Acne Prone Skin and the Ant-Aging Facial Oil. The cleanser is light and lovely but I haven’t bought more only because I had already purchased the shea butter soap (listed below) and the hunk of soap is HUGE so I want to get through that before I buy anything more. The Acne oil and Anti-Aging oil were not working for me so I won’t be purchasing again. However, the Normal & Combo skin oil I’m positively addicted to!

*EcoTools bamboo makeup brushes – best!

*Soapwalla deodorant cream (only available on etsy) – Changed my life. LOVE.

*Dr.Ohhira’s Probiotics – Also changed my life. Best probiotic I’ve tried. Recommended by Kris Karr on CrazySexyLife.

*Crazy Rumors lip balm – vegan lip balm perfection. Tasty too!

*Jason’s Natural Products Sea Kelp & Plumeria Leave-In Conditioning Spray – Great product! I have long hair and this takes out the tangels pain free.

*Camelbak water bottle – I use this every day and have for years.

*Yoga – not enough lately but healthy body inside and out, peace and bendy body love are just some of yoga’s gifts.

*Jane Iredale Active Light Under Eye Concealer – I haven’t used this too much since I bought it this summer but would still recommend for a nice concealer. Bonus- it smells nice.

*Raw African Shea Butter Black Soap from Ghana – This soap is sent no frills and it is big! I keep it in a tupperware container and just brake off a piece at a time to put into the shower, which lasts for weeks! You can find it on amazon. It can be a little drying but I only use a small lather and never apply it directly to my face- ever! They say you can use it as a shampoo too but I haven’t tried yet!

*Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion – this magic vegan lotion makes your skin have a slight shimmer and a little color (depending on which color you buy) with an added bonus of skin tightening. It’s so weird but I love it!

*Argan Oil – any organic brand of this fabulous oil is great in my experience. I’m pretty certain it’s also magic. After shaving, on irritated skin it is heaven. A little goes a long way so don’t let the price tag deter you.

*Booda Butter Body Butter – I know, I just wrote about this but it’s worth a repeat. Gorgeous smelling and luxurious feeling. Love. And if you didn’t see it here before you can go buy it at the Herbivore Clothing Company!

Most of these would make amazing gifts for someone who’s interested in smelling and looking naturally delicious!





Wearing: little purple dress found at Red Light in Portland, black Foot Traffic tights from Sock Dreams, grey knee highs, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa pink shoes, my favorite charm necklace, red Prairie Underground coat and J.Crew kids headband. In my hand is my heart shaped Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet.

Vintage showgirl outfit from Flutter, Black Milk galaxy tights, same shoes as above!

I had my friend, Ann shorten this little cute dress from Flutter to make it a mini, I love it! Wearing it with Black Milk wet look pantyhose, same shoes- again! Cardigan from Target and the star in my hair is from Giant Dwarf on Etsy!

I love these layers and colors. This was a sunny but cold day in Portland a few weeks ago.

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Rodarte for Target lace printed dress
Prairie Underground red hoodie coat
Forever 21 gray cardigan
Rodarte for Target mustard lace cardigan
A pretty little locket from The Black Apple
Forever 21 boots
And layers!

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"Be kind, design" shirts, now available in my new Etsy shop!

Check it out!

Sister-in-law's cuteness is for sale.

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"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning." — Mahatma Gandhi

B: smoothie: 2 bananas, hemp protein powder, mesquite, msm, sun is shining, cherries, raspberries, and water.

Ami's New Tattoo

new tattoo! it's my little heart shaped sky! andy and i made it together.

L: zucchini "pasta" with red and yellow peppers, fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, rawmesan, oregano and rosemary

d: chocolate pudding with banana and cherries

this is from petekguven's etsy shop, found via decor8. could i be more in love with a necklace that has a laundry machine on it?? and patchy fabric?? and stringy little "christmas light" beads. this is adorable and unique!

D: will be tony bentos vegan sushi something or other.


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cute cute cute cute cute!

someone should buy this right now!

Nesting Dolls In Animal Costumes Original Hand Painted

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