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I'm a designer and paper shop owner from Seattle and I blog about things in my life that are simple, beautiful, practical or fun. I love books, flowers, organizing, and above all, good food.

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thoughts on life (4)

space is mutable

/ Sat, February 3, 2018


Hello. Mic check one two one two. Is anyone listening (reading) anymore? At this point this space feels like an empty room and I'm just talking to myself. But I guess that's better than writing half hearted entries without purpose or meaning. Thus, the long pauses and inconsistencies. I'm trying to find my footing with online journaling again and want to make sure I do it for the right reasons.

The above photo was taken a few weeks ago from my bedroom window. A new apartment complex is under construction (literally nailing and hammering as I write this post) and soon enough my view of Elliott Bay and Alki will be replaced by glass, metal and concrete. Such a bummer that I might not be able to capture #lindaandhersunset photos from my place anymore. Maybe it's also a sign that my days at this place are numbered. 

summer 2015

/ Fri, August 7, 2015

One Fine Dae: summer 2015

Okay, I'm not even sure where to begin with this entry since I've neglected my blog for so long due to huge life changes that's happened over the last two seasons, but I just wanted to poke my head in and say hello before I blink and Autumn arrives.

The short and sweet version is I've started from scratch, both personally and professionally, and have been so busy trying to balance the two that my creative endeavors for blogging and paper making have definitely taken a back seat. I hope to get back to them once things are a little less hectic. Nevertheless, I'm very grateful for how things turned out and hope to share more soon.

The above photo was taken yesterday on Yesler Way Bridge above 4th Avenue while I was on my way to grab dinner (see video version here). After viewing it on my phone while still standing there, for some reason I felt so happy and content with myself, both in that moment to watch the sky slowly fade to dark on a perfect summer evening and about where I am in life. There's so much I want to do and accomplish within the next year and this summer has given me a platform to start that. 

In the mean time, hope everyone's having a wonderful summer. Seattle's been killing it with the weather this year—seriously one of the best in a long while. We had such an early spring that the leaves are starting to fall and I'm trying to make use of these cooler August temperatures before the cold kicks in. 

Also, NYC in September. First time. Eeks!!!

february sun streaks

/ Mon, February 16, 2015

one fine dae: february sun streaks

Every morning this past week I've woken up to sun-drenched windows casting shadows and playful light streaks that could fool any person into believing it's summer. While much (I mean all) of the east coast is experiencing ridiculous amounts of snowfall and crazy blizzard temps, Pacific Northwest peeps are baskin' in balmy high-50s to low-60s weather, leaving me wondering if we're going to skip the rest of winter all together. Although I wish to have some pretty flakes around here, I can't help but admire all the pockets of light I've been seeing.

one fine dae: february sun streaks

one fine dae: february sun streaks

one fine dae: february sun streaks

end and beginning

/ Sun, December 28, 2014

I'm sitting here, the last Sunday evening of 2014, trying to find some clever or noteworthy quote to bid farewell to this year, but can't find anything to sum up what I want to say.

I have to confess, 2014 hasn't been the best year. It's not terrible, and there are a few highlights (like being brace-free after 3.5 years), but overall, I feel like I took a few steps back in life and still trying to make sense of everything. There's only so much I can do to control things before I have to let the universe do its job while I exert a bit of patience. Still working on that last part.

Either way, this year has taught me a lot about myself and the direction I want to take, both personally and professionally. Thanks to everyone who still follows this blog of mine. I know posts were few and far between but I hope to remedy that in the coming year.

Best wishes to you, and here's to the end and beginning of things.