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Thursday, September 15th, 2016


Oh. my. goodness!  I had to share this hilarious podcast.  It is this week’s Modern Love podcast, “Revenge of the Friend”.   Kristen Chenoweth reads the essay and it is laugh out loud funny.  It is a story of revenge that a spin instructor seeks for her dear friend!  Spin bikes, a well crafted play list, an ex-husband, and the other woman.

Listen and tell me what you think!

Graphic by Brian Rea via the New York Times



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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

street style my style | Where is June?

While killing time last week, I stumbled upon an image and the most amazing pair of shoes.  Now I’d love to say that I could justify a lace up pair of suede heels, but reality sets in and I realize I would probably get to wear them twice a year-at most.  They are to-die-for, but don’t fit into my very casual existence.  However, I couldn’t stop thinking about them and wanted to find something similar that I could wear on a regular basis.  Thankfully Steve Madden had me in mind and also designed a more casual sandal with the same amazing leather wrap lacing.  {He is the affordable shoe whisperer!}

So “my style” with the my new gorgeous sandals include, a simple black tank, denim shorts, a woven fedora and my very favorite glasses.  I can’t wait to throw all of these in my bag next month! We are heading to Hawaii for break and I am counting the days!

Street Style inspiration from Walk in Wonderland.


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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

52 Lists Project | Where is June?

I am super excited about The 52 Lists Project. The buzz surrounding this book is BIG.  It has been featured on many websites and a several magazines.  Pretty sure once it was featured in O Magazine its best selling fate was sealed!  Written by Morrea Seal , it is a journal of lists to be completed throughout the year.  The photographs and illustrations are beautiful, plus lists are easy to write.  The list topics range from the wildest things you want to try to things that always cheer you up.  Fun, right? My perfect spot to write my lists would be a cozy cafe during a mid-week morning.  While that won’t always be possible, carving out time each week just for this purpose seems completely doable.

winter lists | Where is June?

During the holidays this book was literally impossible to get.  {Amazon was even on back order!}  My local book seller ordered me multiple copies but they didn’t arrive in time for gift giving.   SO, I have an extra copy and have decided to give it away to one of my readers!  If you are inspired to be part of The 52 Lists Project, please enter!  I would love to send you a copy.

How to enter:

The first list in the book asks you to list your goals and dreams for the year.  Leave a comment below that includes a goal you have for the year or something you would like more of in 2016.  Please leave your comment by NOON on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  One winner will be chosen by random drawing.

Good luck!

**{UPDATE}  Congratulations, Becky!

This giveaway is hosted by me because I love my readers!  xoxo


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Monday, December 14th, 2015

styled book shelf | Where is June?

I have been working over the last few months on the finishing touches in my newly remodeled family room.  It surely doesn’t happen over night.  One item we needed was shelving to house our cable modem.  While completely unsightly and not the least bit aesthetically pleasing, it is a necessity of modern-day life.  I chose a very simple unit from IKEA. The white frame and glass shelves makes it an unobtrusive piece of furniture in the room.

After finding a home for all of our hardware on the bottom shelf, I was left with the task of styling the rest of the shelves.  My hope is that as time goes by it will be home to items I love and collect.  I see a family of vintage globes living on the top shelf.  For now, I needed to start with a few things that I had on hand.  Taking tips from Emily Henderson, I focused on a few key elements.  Trays, larger scaled pieces, books, small collections, and cherished items.  Please remember, I am not a designer or a stylist.  I use a little inspiration from the experts and do my best.

styled bookshelf | Where is June?

With the center bar in the middle of the shelves, it creates eight small compartments.  I tried to blur these lines a bit with a row of books running all along the first glass shelf.  I needed to use book ends {or get creative with books} to hold books upright on the shelves.  The Shel Silverstein books from my childhood, with white book jackets, were perfect for this.  I continued by adding my favorite books, a lucite tray, candles, vases, a portrait, and pieces created by my boys.  The bottom shelf has a market basket to house miscellaneous toys.  It is still a room for the whole family and those LEGOS need a place at the end of the night.  Keeping with the room’s color palette I stuck with white, black, natural wood, and metallic.  Pops of color come from the book spines and artwork.

Tiny Prints acrylic block | Where is June?

My hope was to include unique items as well.  I adore this acrylic block I created to sit on the shelves.  The phrase “Awesome takes practice.” was on a card I received for my 4oth birthday and I thought it was an outstanding mantra.  Using Tiny Prints and my favorite font, I created the text and uploaded it as an image.  It is the perfect size and looks great with the books.  Plus, it is a great reminder to be awesome everyday!

styled books | Where is June?

I know these shelves will be ever changing.  As we travel and collect new treasures, the objects will change.  I can also add items from other rooms in my home to give the shelves new life!

Sources for a few of the items:

Seattle Map print/GurglePot/Acrylic Block/Hand Bookends/Globe

{Acrylic Block c/o Tiny Prints.}


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Friday, December 4th, 2015

In the Details-Holiday Edition | Where is June?

For the next few Fridays, this series will be holiday gift editions.  I will try to share gifts for all the gals, guys and kids in your lives.  I love browsing in shops and stores, but let’s be honest, the majority of my shopping happens with a click of a mouse.

Here is the first of my finds:

1.  Peppermint Cocoa for your neighbors.  Easy to make and all the ingredients can be found at the grocery store.

2.  These might be the cutest long johns ever!  They are like running tights with the most darling pattern.

3.  Road tape for the little car lover in your life.  My boys would have LOVED this!

4.  Bloody Mary kit from Mouth, the new and hip Hickory Farms.

5.  Trials Fusion, an  Xbox One game without violence.  They are hard to find!

6.  I am in love with this backpack by Will Leather Goods.  Perfect for me, but I think the guys would love it too.

7.  Gold helium balloon ornament.  The perfect addition to any tree!  {Or tie it on a package.}


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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

happy thanksgiving

Tomorrow we feast!  I don’t particularly love all foods associated with Thanksgiving, but give me an entire bowl of stuffing and I am a happy girl!  My little family is taking a day trip tomorrow, cheering on our U of W Huskies on Friday at Husky Stadium, and ramping up the holiday spirit!  Maybe a little ice skating or a tree lighting, or skiing?  Or perhaps I put my husband on the roof to put our lights up while it is predicted to be sunny and dry?

I will be staying away from Black Friday madness {although Little Man is totally enthralled with Black Friday and the sales} and instead cuddling up the with boys and drinking a cup of cheer!  Whatever your holiday weekend holds…. I hope it is safe, fun, and exactly what you want!

See you back here on Monday.



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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

just add color | Where is June?

I’m into it.  Coloring, that is!   Call it cheap therapy and a great way to pass the time in the dead of winter.  There is something about coloring that is very zen and relaxing.  Of course you can use any coloring book, but I wanted something that didn’t involve superheros or Transformers.  Instead, I found books made for adults that want to color again.  And since I am a grown up, I bought myself a pack of really nice pencils.  Want to come over and color?

grown up coloring books | Where is June?

Coloring Books// Mid-Century Modern Patterns & Geometric Patterns

Colored Pencils//  Woodless Colour Pencils


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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

holiday wrap palette | Where is June?

‘Tis the season and it’s time to wrap! Last year I shared my holiday palette of gift wrap and my admission of being OCD when it comes to wrapping presents.  I love choosing new papers each year and The Container Store has the best gift wrap shop!  Last year my theme was Snowy Cottage Glam and included golden glitter paper.  The palette was amazing but the glitter sucked.  I can’t stand the side-effects of glitter.  One gift and I was covered in glitter, as was my bedroom floor.

This year my theme is Festive Mountain Lodge.  Steering clear of the glitter, I am choosing a more understated, woodsy theme.  I fell in love with navy blue antler wrap and built the rest of the palette around it.  Antlers, birch bark, gray gabardine, and winter plaid papers are exactly what I imagine under the tree at a rustic mountain lodge.  Tie-ons and ribbon will finish the packages.  I kind of love it!

holiday palette 2015 | Where is June?


Winter Plaid/Birch Bark/Antlers/Gray Gabardine

Take a peek at all the wrapping choices at The Container Store.  Which are your favorites?

*Not sponsored, just inspired.



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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Pinhole Press Personalized Memory Game Details | Where is June?

I am just a little bit excited about our Christmas gift for our two year old nephew. Ok, a LOT excited!  You might remember Brecken and his little darling face!  I made him a book for his birthday with the faces and names of our family!  I thought it would be a great way for him to stay connected with his cousins and his aunts and uncles.  San Diego is far too far.

We want him to think of Seattle and the PNW as his second home.  For his Christmas gift, I created a Personalized Memory Game with a little help from Pinhole Press.  The game has 24 cards {12 matching pairs}.  I used pictures from my Instagram account, choosing quintessential Northwest images.  The Space Needle, the Seattle Great Wheel, apples, a ferry boat, Safeco Field, snowy mountains, an island beach, Husky Stadium, the Blue Angels, the Pike Street Market sign, the old Boeing barn, and the Seattle skyline.

Pinhole Press Memory Game | Where is June?

I love the robots on the back and it only took a few minutes to create this one-of-a-kind gift.  The game can grow with him.  Starting out with a smaller amount of matches to find and building up to all 24 cards.  My boys are looking forward to playing with him.

Memory game and game tray | Where is June?

The game comes packaged in a darling box.  Perfect for a game shelf or a tray so it is easy to grab and play.

Pinhole Press is pretty fantastic.  I also love: the Ice Cream Social Gift Box & the Magnetic Weekly Notepad

{Memory Game c/o Pinhole Press.  I sincerely love their brand and products!}


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Monday, November 16th, 2015

2015 early gift giving | Where is June?

Every year I vow to shop early and reduce the stress during the month of December.  In year’s past, Thanksgiving arrives and I have done nothing.  Somehow, this year, I am well on my way and already have a few gifts tucked away in hiding.  I am sharing the love today.  How about a few items that are probable to be total winners?!


On-the-go power & the cutest pom-pom hat around.


A puffy blanket & a carry-on cocktail.


A darling Bluetooth speaker, an interactive map, thumbprint art set, and a drone copter.


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