We started out the day thinking we would grab breakfast around the corner at Voodoo Doughnuts. Unfortunately, so did everyone else! The line was crazy long. We ended up finding a little bakery nearby instead and vowed to try again super early the next day before our flight back home.
After, we walked down to Old Town Chinatown…
and made our way to the Lan Su Chinese Garden which was a lovely oasis that seemed out of place in the middle of modern day Portland.
There, we stopped in The Teahouse and enjoyed dumplings and Gongfu style tea.
After, headed to the the river to get a glimpse of Portland’s famous White Stag Sign. It was larger that I expected it to be!
We made our way through Portland Saturday Market and stopped by our hotel for a little down time.
That night, we enjoyed dinner at Little Bird. With the bill, they gave us mini macaroons that were about the size of a quarter! Such a sweet + unexpected treat.
Previously – our itinerary / day one / day two
Finally, one of our most requested items is available in our little shop! Similar to the certificates we created for our daughter’s first birthday, these fill-in-the-blank First Year Certificates are perfect for documenting your baby’s first year milestones. There’s room to record the first time they giggled, the first time they rolled over and the first time they crawled. You can document their first word, first tooth and more. There’s even room for you to leave their tiny first handprint + footprint. These certificates are perfectly sized for framing, mailing or placing in your little one’s memory box. Enjoy!
Thanks to the folks at Boxcar Press for the wonderful spotlight yesterday! They interviewed us for a series on their blog. Check it out and get a glimpse into our printing life.
Yesterday was Em’s first day of dance lessons. She was so excited. After class she told me, “Mommy, I was dancing!” Her happiness melted my heart.
Today, my grandmother turns ninety years old. It’s really, really hard to believe that’s she’s ninety. She’s a such a go-getter. Still very much active and happy. She lives six hours away but wanted to spend her birthday with us. So in a few hours, we’ll be celebrating all that she’s experienced and achieved in the nine decades of her life. To many more happy + healthy years, Maw Maw! We love you.
Every week until Em was two years old, I took her weekly picture. It’s been four months since those weekly pictures but Em is so accustomed to the routine that she often takes out her mat [where I'd take her picture] and we take turns taking pretend pictures. I was thinking a little toy camera would be something she might really enjoy. I rounded up these fun wooden options. Then, I read about my friend Kim giving her daughter [who is just a few months older than Em] her old camera. A real camera that her daughter uses to take real pictures. That might be fun, too!
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Every morning I check Zulily to see what adorable things they have for sale. Today, I was blown away with these rugs. They are made by a company called Momeni, and these are from their children’s line. Really, really beautiful!
I’m still loving the watercolor trend. In fact, I just picked up this dress for our family portraits this year. It’s a much bolder print that I usually wear [I usually end up sticking with solids] but I thought I’d give it a whirl!
dress / pillow / iphone case / shoes