January 31, 2011


A few more hours January and you will be leaving us for another year. You've been good to us up here in the Pacific NW. Your weather has held and while cold, you've remained fairly dry (except of course for that flooding that happened a couple weeks ago). You brought us new recipes, mini road trips laden with fog, time with family and friends and cold lazy winter days cuddled under blankets perusing cookbooks and foodie magazines with the slow cooker puttering in the background. Most importantly though January, you helped us find a new apartment, full of light and promise. A new start to our lives together. While your waning days leave us surrounded by moving boxes and bags destined for Goodwill, we thank you January, for being good to us and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Here are just a few things that caught our eyes in January:

Baggu bags - stylish and eco friendly grocery bags.
Mid-century modern furniture - yet another reason to road trip to San Francisco (with a pickup truck).
DIY headboard - I love the wood and the industrial look of this.
Bedding - who doesn't love stripes?
Quilts - comfy and feminine, in a masculine dark gray color (she says we'll accent it with some mustard yellow)
Table lamps - any one of these would look great in our new apartment.
Another take on lighting - I love this idea for a lamp/bookshelf. A 2 in 1 project!
Turning drawers into a credenza - brilliant.

Places we are looking forward to (close-in):
Olympic Provisions in the NW - I'm already salivating
(and far away:)
A getaway destination

We hope that your January was as good to you as it was to us.
What are some of your favorite things from January?

(beautiful polaroid calendar by our friend Azuree Wiitala)


  1. Thanks for the love you guys! It looks great in that Pola Holder thingy you've got there!

  2. I love those quilts, they're sweet. And that DIY headboard, too. This is just my humble opinion-you guys have great taste. Nice, simple, rustic, yet modern and cozy. You guys are creating a really nice space for yourselves! I want to see your kitchen stuff too!

  3. i've been dreaming of lake louise...