Signs of spring are blooming to life all around us here in PDX! What I love most about this season is the constant duality. While on one hand you have a ton of naked trees still awaiting new leaves, you have others full of pink or white flowers. Some days are warm and sunny and bring with them a foreshadowing of summer, and others feel more like the cold winter not too far behind us.
This season reminds me the most of being feminine. We are strong, yet gentle. Bold, yet shy. Warm, yet occasionally brisk. It reminds me that it’s okay to have shadows within us, the cycle of life almost requires it. And it’s also okay to let the goodness in and bring incredible creativity, joy, and energy to life when we’re feeling nourished.
If I had to work on only one thing this spring, it would be this: slowing down (as you hear me say quite often) in order to deeply appreciate the transitions all around us. To see, smell, touch, and savor these fresh new blooms, and thank them for the reminder to be gentle. To really feel the sun on my skin and thank it for its nourishment. This gratitude is always available to us, yet it can get lost in the constant hustle.
Whatever you’re working on this spring, I hope that you know nature is working right alongside you, and that it’s okay for change to occur in batches, not everything happens overnight.
#purposefulplate #nourish #followyourbliss #feminine #delight #seekthemoments #chasinglight #blooms #spring #makesmewhole #mindbodysoul #mindbodygram #mindbody #mindbodygreen #goop #pnw #pdx #seeksimplicity
We took a much needed break from social media yesterday & it was glorious.
I have been SOOOO tired lately & it finally caught up with me yesterday. I had my food prep done by 11:30 & legit slept on & off the rest of the day 😳 THEN went to bed at 9:15 & slept until 8:15 😳😳😳. I go reallyyyy hard a lot of the time but I also KNOW rest is important...I’m just not always the best at it 🙄. I’ll be taking it easy today before going back to work tmrw & I hope I’ll be back to normal by then ☺️👏🏼. #rest #sleep #recovery
The work never stops. Finalizing RFQs before we head to Taipei for the day job.
Looking at the week ahead like...
@ailrickholy #PDX prepping for #bostonmarathon2019 with @Inesscents Hot Freeze (pre-wet💦-true to nature #Portland run!)!
“Hot Freeze is a steady part of my recovery game. I love how the warmth of the salve stays around. It lasts longer than anything I’ve ever used before. Tingling calf four hours later!” - Ailrick Holy
You can follow Ailrick on Strava for day to day updates and milestones!
I remember being a kid and painfully debating whether I should use my hard earned money to buy a G.I. Joe or a Comic Book. Two types of fun with neither being morally superior. •
These days I find that many homebuyers have a similar conundrum (though the stakes are obviously much higher): •
Do they buy their dream home, but live 30+min from Downtown Portland or live 5-10 min from downtown, but buy a smaller home with much less land •
If you’re in a similar situation or you love this house as much as I do, give me a shout and we’ll get together and find the best path for you and yours. •
Listing courtesy of my friend Dineve Ramirez (she rules!) and all the hometown heroes at Hasson Company Realtors.
Current mood... WOW, life has been a crazy ride lately... in a really good way... nothing like I imagined but I’m trusting that the universe has my back... like REALLY HAS MY BACK... bringing me unforeseen gifts.. letting me know I’m on the right path... so, I’m just surrendering to the unknown and trusting that whatever awaits down the road will be sublime... more to be revealed my darlings... stay tuned and stay true... 💜✨💫⚡️ #divinetime #trustandfaith #theuniversehasyourback •
❣️Hippie Sip Zips!❣️
We are still brewing up @centralcitycoffee through this week at all of our Portland cafés! We will also have the CCC Punk Princess blend on the cupping table for you to try at our free weekly coffee cuppings (or tastings). Seven Corners Café, Tuesdays at 10:30am & Pearl District Espresso Bar, Saturdays at 1pm. No silly questions here, come on by to learn and slurp with us!
Often times the worst insults that come our way are said to ourselves. Im not pretty enough to be loved. I talk too much. My laugh is annoying. I’m not talented enough to be successful.
When in reality other people are much more kind and forgiving of our defects. Learning how to show ourselves love needs to come before trying to love others. I’m choosing to fill my mind with positive affirmations that will create the world i want to live it. 🥰
Monday vibes. Bleeding, covered in plants, tea close at hand.
Find someone who looks at you like this chimpanzee looks at a broom brush. An amazing, curious, and bright creature.
BOOKING FOR SPRING! 🌸
HELLO MY FRIENDS! I am currently booking for spring 2019 and the beginning of summer and wanted you all to be the first to know! The cherry blossoms 🌸 are in full bloom, the suns had been out more, let’s book something!
Currently, I am offering shoots over the next 2 weeks at a $50 off discount! DM me to inquire for the discount! ✨🌸
Comment below your favorite thing about spring!
Hey Wolfpack! The runs are posted. Let’s get after it this week!!
Tuesday: Meet at the @dossier_hotel at 6pm for 5-8 miles around glorious PDX. .
Thursday: Meet at the @skylinetavern for 5-8 miles of beautiful daylight/dusk trail running. .
Food and refreshments are always enjoyed after. All paces welcome!
if ur waiting for a sign u made it through winter, this is it
Made this cutie for @divinedesigns.pdx ...check her out for all your microblading needs in Portland!
On the menu this week: Mexican Chipotle Tortilla Lime Soup
This aromatic brothy soup is chock full of avocado (whole one provided for fresh slicing), crunchy oven baked corn tortilla strips (or plantain tortilla chips for those who prefer grain free) and chicken or black beans, tart and refreshing lime juice and cilantro, making this a meal both hearty and light at the same time, absolutely delicious!
All options are dairy free, gluten free. Paleo, vegan options also available.
Mini Photo Sessions at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival March 30th and 31st, April 21st and 28th. $75.00 Half Hours! (Private Sessions Available during the week by Appointment for $100.00)
Come to the World Famous Tulip Fields of The Wooden Shoe Farm and get a 1/2 hour Mini Photo Session for $ 75.00 amidst the amazing colors of the tulips while they are in full bloom! The location is spectacular and located an easy half hour away from Portland in Woodburn, OR. Book your Mini-Session and receive a half hour of shooting time! Bring yourself, your family, your extended family, whatever you would like and we will shoot with the tulips and Mt. Hood as the backdrop. These sessions can also be used as a Model Portfolio Session, a Maternity Session and or an Engagement Session!
Images are delivered on DVD and or a private online gallery. Each session comes with a Full Release of Copyright so that you may print and share the images as you wish. Sessions are non-refundable and must be paid for at time of booking. In the event of inclement weather (Rain), we will reschedule your appointment to another time and date.
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is located at 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071. Each car must pay an entry fee of $ 5.00 to enter the Festival grounds that is collected by the farm, and not part of your photo fee. Make a day of it with your family exporing the fields, the rides and the food vendors that are on site.
Bookings are available 9AM till 4PM on the 1/2 hour. To book your appointment call me at (509) 230-9785. #portland #portlandphotographer #familyportraits #minisessions #famolyphotos #oregon #pdx #tulipfestival
MFA First Year Exhibition + the grand opening of the new Glass Building! Home of our sculpture department and future home of MFA studios. Exhibition reception April 4th. Free and open to the public.