1. Happy Easter everyone! I hope your day is filled with all that good stuff that Easter brings you.


  2. So, life has been pretty good. Corey’s mom visited last week and we got to do a bunch of cool stuff like a Portland food tour up on Mississippi Ave. Very awesome, highly recommend. Found some awesome places with delicious foods and found out a bit about the awesome history of that area. Very cool stuff. We ate so much food I am still recovering. 

    I really need to sit down and work out some decent blog posts. I haven’t had time to just sit down and organize everything, so much has happened and I just haven’t had time to really put it all together and post about it. Thanks fo sticking around despite my lack of updates. 

  3. edwardspoonhands:


    ANNOUNCEMENT DAY!  How to Adult" exists!  

    Emma “Elmify” Mills and T. Michael Martin have teamed up with Hank and John Green to create “How to Adult,” a new edutainment channel dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know how to do as an adult that they never taught you in school.

    We’ll be bringing you new episodes every Monday to help unravel the mysteries and vagaries of adulthood. How do you pay taxes? What do you do if you blow a tire? How the heck are you supposed to wash shirts with red-and-white stripes?! "How to Adult" is here to answer those questions and more, so that adulthood can be a little less overwhelming and a lot more awesome.

    We couldn’t be more excited about this news. DFTBA!


    John and I are teaming up with two of our favorite not-so-well-known YouTubers to help us all figure out HOW TO ADULT.

    Not so simple as it sounds…I’m still not great at adult even after quite a bit of experience. Really looking forward to learning with these two and so happy to see how fantastically this intro video turned out.


  4. 21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

    1. Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
    2. Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
    3. Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
    4. Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
    5. Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
    6. Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
    7. Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
    8. Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
    9. Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
    10. Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
    11. Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
    12. Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
    13. Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
    14. Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
    15. Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
    16. Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
    17. Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
    18. Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
    19. Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
    20. Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
    21. Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.

  6. So I turned 25 on Wednesday, it was a lovely day filled with a breakfast potluck at work and some nice gifts. And then today I spent the day hiking with my new puppy!! His name is Humphrey, he’s about 3.5 months old and we got him at the Hannah Pet Society. He’s a chihuahua terrier mix, he loves to cuddle, and he likes to go on walks and also sleep in jackets. We got him March 1st and he is already learning how to sit and stay and how to sleep through the night without whimpering. We love him very much and are very excited about welcoming him into out family. 

    Here’s a few pictures of him 


  7. (Source: severely-average)


  8. There’s about a foot and a half of snow outside right now. Looks like I am taking the day off… I really didn’t want to but I am way uncomfortable driving in the snow. I had to drive from Clackamas to Portland last night in the snow and I am still trying to pry my shoulders from my neck from the stress it caused. I tried to contact my work and couldn’t get ahold of anyone so I got completely ready to go, Makeup and all, and I finally go through to someone as I was about to put on my coat and leave. 

    I am really glad I got ahold of someone though because I’m too nervous a driver as it is. I think adding snow to the equation would just make me a wreck, and hopefully not of the car variety. 

    So now I am fully dressed, and sitting on the couch at 7:20am. Wish I could have either slept in or gone to work, Now I feel I have a wasted day. Guess I’ll just have to try to make a snowman or something :)


  9. severely-average:

    Love this website! I’ve gotten two different boxes and I loved them both. The second one was even better because they got my style down even better based on the feedback I provided on the first box. And my next fix is scheduled on my birthday! I am so excited! Take a look at the site and sign up! If you use my link I get credit which is awesome!

  10. What a great morning. Had brunch at Jam on Hawthorne then went ire to Mt. Tabor and stared out at the city.
    Then we came home and avoided the Super Bowl. If it weren’t for the horrible headache I’ve had for the last 24 hours it would have been an awesome day. But I still enjoyed my time with Corey.


  12. Been a long time since I posted. I’ve got some great recipes without pictures, and some great experiences without pictures, and also some great pictures without stories.. Basically everything is disjointed. 

    However, I would like to say, I have been extraordinarily proud of my friends lately. I am surrounded by some incredible women who are strong and incredibly hard working. And several of them are doing some amazing things right now. Not really anything that I am at liberty to talk about right now, but I would like to express my gratitude to these women for letting me be a part of their lives. I wouldn’t be the same without you. 


  13. Turns out having a full time job and living the adult life doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for tumblr nor does it leave a lot of time for fun time adventures. I’ll have to post some pictures from the Oregon Zoo on New Year’s Day.


  14. Happy new year everyone!

    May 2014 bring you happiness and new friendships.


  15. Recipe Time: Banana Muffins



    • 1 cup Flour
    • 1/2 cup coconut flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 large bananas, mashed
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/3 cup melted butter
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin pans or put in paper liners.
    2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
    3. Stir in melted butter, vanilla, egg, sugar, and salt. Mix until smooth.
    4. Combine flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl.
    5. Slowly fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture. 
    6. When combined thoroughly, add the mixture into greased or lines muffin tin.
    7. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

    Makes 12 regular sized muffins or 48 mini muffins. For mini muffins, cook 10-15 minutes.