Thursday, March 31, 2011


the sun wants to come out so bad,
it's rays were felt for 5 minutes yesterday....
i will take it!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

.up close.

a few details...

knock, knock...

dublin, ireland
february 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


rothgar, dublin
february 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011


gallarus oratory
dingle peninsula
february 2011

Gallarus Oratory was built between the seventh and eight century 
and is the best preserved early christian church in ireland. 
It represents the apogee of dry-stone corbelling, 
using techniques first developed by neolithic tomb-makers. 
The stones were layed at a slight angle, 
lower on the outside then the inside to allow water to run off.

according to local legend, if a person climbs out of the oratory via the window, 
their soul will be cleansed. this is, however, physically impossible, 
because the window is approximately 18cm in length and 12cm in width.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


ballycarberry castle
skellig ring
ring of kerry
iveragh peninsula 
february 2011


Saturday, March 26, 2011

.bicycle dublin.

bikes from ireland
februrary 2011







Friday, March 25, 2011


february 2011
fishing dock at sunset

Thursday, March 24, 2011

.acro yoga.

i want to be this when i grow up
beautiful... flow.+

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

.earth hour.

this saturday from 8:30-9:30pm

turn off everything in your home and light a candle
do this one small thing for our precious planet

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

.vintage jewelry box necklace.

.gifted chain.
.swarovski crystals. 
.onyx & black agates.
.reclaimed vintage costume earrings.
new old beauty at $56


Monday, March 21, 2011


i spy 'love me' at redux...
do you?


Friday, March 18, 2011

.yarn holes.

"Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera has filled a number 
of Paris's potholes and cracks with colorful yarn. 
While it certainly isn't a permanent solution, 
we think it's a bright and cheery way 
to improve on otherwise dreary conditions. 
See more on Juliana Santacruz Herrera's Flickr stream."

+.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.+ in.+

Thursday, March 17, 2011

.croagh patrick.

is located right outside Westport in County Mayo, Ireland. 

It is the site where they say St. Patrick spent a 40 day fast, 
and at the end of that fast it is said that he banished
all demons and snakes from Ireland.

During the summer solstice, people come from far and wide
as a pilgrimage to this sacred and holy place. 
Back in the day, I learned that the pilgrims would hike this
difficult mountain starting at midnight (dark) and barefoot.

Having this beautiful day while in Ireland, 
our group decided to hike this mountain.
There really was no defined path, but we made it up nonetheless!

Having the snow at the top made the steep last part 
of the hike the most difficult. 
It was much scarier on the way down I would have to say!
I couldn't believe that some people have hiked this 
without shoes. I found it quite difficult with the sharp
rocks in my light hikers. The steepness made it even more of a challenge.

So beautiful... of the Irish.+

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

.crown jewels dux.

.gifted crown charms.
.light amethyst quartz tear drops.
$22 sisters.+

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

.crown jewels.

.gifted crown charms.
.aqua marine quartz tear drops.
$22 jewels.+

Monday, March 14, 2011


no trip to ireland is complete without a little guinness...

view of the guinness family estate atop a cliff
in wicklow mountains national park

guinness kegs outback the local pub

our first night in dublin
my first guiness in ireland
it was lovely!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

.sea glass.

.sea glass.
.reclaimed chain.
.recycled leather straps.
.pineapple quartz tear drop.

*close up* with sincerity.

Friday, March 11, 2011

.the mighty atlantic.

achill island

Thursday, March 10, 2011


clifden, ireland
february 2011 chips.+

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

.bike sharing.

over the past year i have been three places (probably more) and seen bike sharing...
portland needs to get on it!
minneapolis, minnesota
chicago, illinois
dublin, ireland
however, as a traveler to these cities, 
they are not intended for tourism. 
they work much better as a means 
for short trips around the city.
faster than walking, 
not as much hassle and cheaper
(not to mention environmentally light)
than an automobile.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

.drape it.

.found shell (WA coast).
.reclaimed chain.

Monday, March 7, 2011

.40 shades of green.

dingle penninsula
february 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011


over three years ago i bought my first orchid.
it bloomed and bloomed from it's orginial shoot,
but once that shoot had it's lifespan, it went dormant.

it took 2 months for another shoot to grow 
and while i was in ireland it started to bud!
yesterday morning, in the middle of a month of no sunlight, 
the first blossom in three years opened it's face 
to the little sunlight peeking through the clouds.


Friday, March 4, 2011

.ring of kerry.

ring of kerry
iveragh peninsula
february 2011


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Ireland is known for quite a few things, 
but if there was something I saw a lot of it was sheep.

The knitwear was fantastic, but with the dollar to euro conversion, 
not so fantastic on my pocket book. 
Fortunately, i found some beautiful Donegal Aran Tweed yarn!

100% Pure New Handspun Wool
Direct from Kilcar, Donegal 

Two hard decisions, one was the color choice 
as all the colors were so full and earthy.
 Lately I have been making a point to buy more blues,
since I typically go with browns and greens.

Second decision was the pattern.
Luckily I found this very versatile pattern at ravelry

I wore it biking yesterday in all the rain 
and it had an added benefit of keeping the rain out of my face 
and directing it from dripping in front because of the ridges!

yeah! Perfect!