Monday, November 30, 2009

Mount Walker

Mount Walker Trail No. 894
Location: Quilcene, WA (Olympic National Park)
Distance - one way Trailhead to Lookout: 2 miles
Elevation gain: 2000 feet (2,805 feet at the top)
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hidden Lake Trail: Marblemount, WA

Hidden Lake Trail
Location: Marblemount, WA (North Cascades National Park)
Distance - one way Trailhead to Lookout: 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Elevation gain: 2900 feet (884 m
Difficulty: Moderately strenuous

Wonderful Hike! It starts in a thick forest through rivers and streams, and then crosses over to a meadow like trudge up alongside a mild groove where a waterfall might one day fall. After reaching the peak of forestation, the trail continues past miniature trees and snow patches, and then into layers of giant crumbling rocks before reaching the final destination, the hidden lake. The trail has it all- quite dense at times, airily freeing in the meadow, and almost invisible at others.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Rattlesnake Ridge

Rattlesnake Ridge Trail

Location: North Bend, WA
Hiking Time to Rattlesnake Ridge: 1 hour
Miles: 4 Round trip
Elevation gain: 1,175 feet

Short, intense hike to the first lookout, Rattle Snake Ledge. Here, you are rewarded with a beautiful view overlooking Rattle Snake Lake below. The path is kept well maintained and is quite popular among Seattle walkers. This trail branches off into a 10 mile hike that ends at a winery (yum!).


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Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm Yours


Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love
Listen to the music of the moment maybe sing with me
A la peaceful melodies
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love love


So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what I'm saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons

It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
No need to complicate
Our time is short
It can not wait, I'm yours

Well no no, well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
A la one big family
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love love love

I won't hesitate no more
Oh no more no more no more
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved, I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

No I won't hesitate no more, no more
This cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours, I'm yours

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Woolie Woolie

A friend recently introduced me to a new kind of faux finish painting technique that sounds amazing.



The Woolie is a tool that creates a marble-type effect when used to blend a number of colors together. The result? Take a look:







The company offers a number of techniques to create multitudes of faux finishes. One that sounds pretty neat to me is rag painting. It's easy to replicate without ordering the kit. Sounds pretty neat, eh?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bedroom Decor



Clean, simple candle displays

Green Hydrangeas in this vase:


Brown damask curtains for the closet


Wall Decor

Either this lamp or the one below


This rug will play off the brown walls and be a nice compliment to the near-white carpet

Monday, June 8, 2009

Let's Talk Bedrooms

Here are my idea's so far for my bedroom palette:

Wall Colors: Chocolate Brown

Accent Wall: Sage-y Green


Bedding:

Beautiful, hotel chic sheets. A crisp white to offset the dark walls and give a hint of glam

Sophisticated ecru. Perfect match to the color palette. Offers a bit more security than bright white while still possessing that calm aurora of a 5 star hotel. The light floral design gives oomph without the dizzy pattern

And a little extra pattern I love:

Found: Patio Furniture

On sale this week and Target, a table and two chairs


Here's a closer image of the table:


The table and chairs are both made out of iron and wicker material. They've got that dark look I was going for to mix with the colorful Moroccan decor- or whatever else we end up choosing. That's what I love about these pieces; they're super versatile. We could change from Moroccan to Tropical to Tuscan Countryside and back again.

And then when summer's all said and done, we can pop our cushions in this:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Behr's "Mirage Lake"

Tim and I decided on a paint color for our living room this weekend. We collected a bunch of chips from Home Depot, then compared them to our fabric at home at currently have hanging in our apartment. The result? A cross between "Teal Zeal" and "Mirage Lake"


(Mirage Lake, second from left and bottom)

This is what the fabric looks like in our current place:


We plan on lightly sponging silver paint over to create more of an eye-catching effect. On the accent walls, we're thinking silvery-gray such as:

Behr's Pensive Sky

Monday, June 1, 2009

Moroccan Cont.

My monthly obsession