1. severely-average:

    Today we went to Collin’s Beach on Sauvie Island in Portland, OR and we explored this “UFO” if you want to find out more about what it actually is and ruin the fun of a UFO read about it here. Otherwise enjoy the fact that this thing looks like an alien space ship and it is awesome!

     
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  3. kalany:

    Dear followers,

    • have you eaten today?

    • did you take any meds you need?

    • how about hydration?

    • maybe a nap if you need one

    • you are awesome

    • keep it up

    Key things to remember every day <3

    (via lizzbitch)

     

  4. 7 Things I Wish Parents Would Stop Teaching Their Children:

    goddess-river:

    1. That nudity is inherently sexual
    2. That people should be judged for their personal decisions
    3. That yelling solves problems
    4. That they are too young to be talking about the things they’re already starting to ask questions about
    5. That age correlates to importance
    6. That interacting with someone of the opposite sex is inherently romantic
    7. That the default for someone is straight and cisgender

    (Source: moon-sylph, via diplomatsdaughter)

     

  5. "Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
    Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
    You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
    If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
    It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
    Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
    Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
    Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
    You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
    It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
    Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
    Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
    Good doctors listen more than they talk.
    You can’t fix a burned roux.
    Floss.
    Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
    Measure twice, cut once.
    Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
    If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
    You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
    There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
    Kindness is not weakness.
    Baking soda is not baking powder.
    Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
    Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
    Appropriate footwear is always key.
    You can absolutely be too forgiving.
    Real humor punches up, not down.
    Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
    There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
    Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
    You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
    You can always come home again.
    But it won’t be the same.
    Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
    Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows."
     
  6. Today Corey and I went into the city to drop something off at his school and we stopped to get food nearby. We were searching for parking and found a spot in a U-park lot as I was waiting for people to cross the street so I could turn a lady pulled into the lot and as I was turning into the lot to park she parked in the spot. Upset I glared at her and then drove by to see if there was more parking, there was not. So i backed out and as I was passing her car she motioned for us to roll the window down. So I did. She told us there was an unmarked spot that we could park in because they never ticket if you pay for parking and she apologised for parking in the spot, she said she didn’t realise we were going to park there. We said thank you, and we parked in the unmarked spot. As we approached the pay station where she was standing she handed us a parking pass and said it was on her for the day. So we thanked her, wished her a great day and went on our way. This was extremely kind of her and completely unnecessary, as it happens when in a city and it expected, so I was extremely touched and was put in a great mood after that. 

    So, Corey and I couldn’t find the restaurant we wanted to go to (eventually found it later) and decided to stop in at a cute looking patisserie and coffee shop called Nuvrei. Lo and behold the amazing lady (she was young so I feel weird calling her lady but her name was Jessica so i will call her that now.) came in behind us while we were getting in line. She said, “Well now you’re in my spot!” And Corey asked, “Oh do you work here?” To which she replied, “Yeah!” and explained a little about the shop as she passed us and walked in. She went behind the counter briefly then went to go downstairs and told us the line would go quickly and was, again, extremely kind. So we made it through the line, got to the front and had a nice conversation with the cashier who was also extremely kind, and at the end she said, “Jessica wanted to make sure you guys got a chocolate walnut cookie on the house” and slipped one in the bag for us. So again, Jessica was amazingly nice, we asked if she was the manager, turns out her boyfriend is the owner. So we went downstairs to the Macaroon counter (Yeah they have that!) where they serve fresh warm croissants by the hour (are you dying yet?) to say our thanks, but she had just left.

    So this amazingly kind woman happens to be the girlfriend of the owner of an incredibly delicious patisserie in Portland and I think that it would be great if anyone in the area went into the shop and showed them their support. It is a local business, they have only one location, it’s a small shop, they make delicious pastries (and everything on the menu sounded fantastic) the employees are super friendly and just everything about that place makes me happy and I want to make sure they are supported and that business is strong. So if you are in the Portland area, go to Nuvrei (404 NW 10th Avenue„ Portland, OR 97209) Their Chocolate Almond croissants are phenomenal, their chocolate walnut cookies are fluffy and delicious, and everything there is probably made from heaven.  

     
  7. agrabahprincess:

    "Comedy is acting out optimism."
    - Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)

    RIP Robin Williams, thanks for the laughs and comfort when I really needed it. Your amazing legacy in film and comedy will live on forever as long as people can laugh. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the Williams family and anyone else who needs a little support.

    (via marykatewiles)

     

  8. Recipe Time: Triple Chocolate Muffins

    I’m back! And by back I mean I am finally posting another recipe after… a year… more than that. Wow I’ve been pretty terrible at updating. Since moving to Portland I started working full time and doing stuff on the weekends so I have been neglecting my updating. But here’s a yummy Triple Chocolate Muffin for you all! 

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate + 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate
    • 7 tbsp butter
    • 1 3/4 cup Bread flour (or all purpose)
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tst salt
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 cup milk (recommend whole but any will do)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Directions:

    1. In small saucepan, melt butter with 1/2 cup milk chocolate +1/4 cup bittersweet.
    2. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
    3. In separate bowl, whisk milk, egg and vanilla, then stir into the flour mixture.
    4. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture.
    5. Mix in chocolate chips.
    6. Divide among 12 prepared muffin cups and bake 20 to 25 minutes.

    I over filled my muffin cups to almost full. I recommend filling only 2/3 to 3/4 full and having extra batter for a few extra muffins. But I got excited and wanted the make them overflow like you see in the store.. I like how they look :)

     
  9. severely-average:

    severely-average:

    Forget Me Not

    This is now available as a print, tote, clock, and phone case here

     

  10. (Source: nerdwallet, via mydrunkkitchen)

     
  11. severely-average:

    Casually eating brunch when a group of naked bicyclists pass by

     
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  13. Yesterday I got to see one of my favourite shows live for the first time ever, have coffee with my man, FaceTime with my momma for a bit, and briefly say hello to a good friend. Then watched Rent, and started the dough for my bread. 

    Today I hung out with my man and my pup, baked the roasted garlic/rosemary bread, and am now making chocolate chip banana muffins. Later I get to watch the 2 hour season finale of OUaT, and the newest episode of GoT. It’s been a great weekend!

     

  14. "Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
    — 

    Ernest Hemingway  (via euphoricnonsensee)

    Another argument for being present, and mindful. I’m working on this, every day…

    (via authorsarahdessen)

    (via fishingboatproceeds)

     
  15. liamdryden:

    "I’m A Self-Starter!": Reasons Job Hunting Sucks

    New video!

    I’ve been looking for a job recently and it’s garbage. Come share my pain.

    Reblog if you consider yourself a real self-starter with a keen eye for optimal business practices! (or even if you don’t because really no-one is that thing)

    I hate that you have to have a minimum of 5 years experience in any field to get a job in said field. How do people get 5 years experience when they can’t get experience without already having experience?

    (via edwardspoonhands)