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All that plaid

Tis the time of year for plaid and pumpkin and all that yummy coziness. I was going through my lightroom archives and found this sewing project I did with my mamma around this time last year.

I remember being inspired to make this when I was at my favorite cafe in Mcminnville and I saw a girl wearing a gorgeous loose, plaid peplum tunic (I’m pretty sure it was from Anthropologie). I immediately thought, I can make something like this. And by me, I mean my mom. Because, basically, my mom makes all of my sewing dreams become realities. I couldn’t have done it without her…which is why this post is not a tutorial…because, I can’t even tell you exactly how we did this. I can tell you a few things to point you in the right direction if you’re up for attempting a project like this one.

-Thrift an oversized dress (probably cheaper than buying fabric mine was only $7.99!) The more 90’s teacher vibes the better!
-Size up! It should have plenty of extra fabric so you can make the peplum part out of the skirt.
-Follow a Pinterest tutorial on the rest! HA!

If you’re not into projects like this, then keep scrolling for adorable pics of an eight month old E. SO. Fresh.plaid-dress-repurpose-1406plaid-dress-repurpose-1410plaid-dress-repurpose-1411plaid-dress-repurpose-1413plaid-dress-repurpose-1417plaid-dress-repurpose-1425plaid-dress-repurpose-1428plaid-dress-repurpose-1432plaid-dress-repurpose-1435plaid-dress-repurpose-1445plaid-dress-repurpose-1447plaid-dress-repurpose-1449plaid-dress-repurpose-1450plaid-dress-repurpose-1454plaid-dress-repurpose-1458plaid-dress-repurpose-1459plaid-dress-repurpose-1460plaid-dress-repurpose-1462plaid-dress-repurpose-1465plaid-dress-repurpose-1468plaid-dress-repurpose-1469

I love the final result and when I get compliments on this shirt…I love telling people it’s a thrift store find with a makeover. Happy fall!

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Ethan + Amanda’s Water Oasis Wedding

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Matt and I loved spending last Saturday with Ethan and Amanda. After a sweltering week in the sun, the spring rain that came on their wedding day was refreshing. Here’s the thing about weddings, they truly reflect the heart of the bride and groom. Down to the last detail. Amanda and Ethan’s day reflected their unadulterated joy and trust in God and in each other.Their family and friends served them by ensuring that each detail and request was brought to fruition and it was a beautiful thing to behold. We were honored to be a part of their celebration. We hope you’ve been having an amazing time at Disney!

Here are some of the amazing people who made their day so awesome:

Day of Coordinator: Missi Gregg from Miryam’s
Venue: The Water Oasis
Band: We Three
Cake: Cydney Simpson (the wonderful Maid of Honor!)
Cupcakes: Missi Gregg
Dress: Bridal Gallery
Caterer: Coyote Joe’s
Hair + Makeup: Shasta Earhart (find her on instagram @synforevera7x)

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This one time at an apple orchard

I know, everything is on the brink of winter and everyone is posting their Christmasy goodness. But I took a million photos this fall that I love and am finally getting around to editing. And I just want to post my favorites okay? Okay. These are from about a month ago. We picked apples for .38 cents a pound and had ourselves a ripping time. I dare you not to love an Oregon apple orchard in the fall.
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Crescent City cabin for the win

It took us about three hours to get from Grant’s Pass to Crescent City. We checked into our cabin and baby E and I promptly took a nap. While Matt took the opportunity to work on his residency application.

We LOVED our stay at the KOA in Crescent City. It was incredibly close to lots of Redwood National Forest trailheads, so it was a great home base of sorts while we explored the redwoods. Our cabin was actually right next to a huge redwood stump that was almost as big as the cabin itself! This KOA kinda reminded me of summer camp. In a good way.The cabin was perfect. It was very cozy and just the right size for our family of three. The front porch swing was our favorite feature. Baby E loved it! We didn’t take advantage of the awesome fire pit in front of the cabin but we totally will next time we stop here. Because, let’s be honest, we’ll have to come back. It was just too lovely.

The other super charming thing about this location was the proximity to the beach. Crescent City has some stunning ocean views. Our first night there we ate at The Chart Room and Marina and had the most incredible fish and chips as well as an awesome walk along the marina. It was hilarious watching baby E watch seagulls. Then we went to a nearby lighthouse and saw the sunset. It was truly breathtaking.
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So there’s some photos of our trip through the Redwoods and more cabin photos on deck for this week. SO many photos…Matt and I love looking back through the photos we’ve shared here. So there you go. They must be posted.

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Happy Yurting

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After such a cold and cozy time at Crater Lake we were drove a few hours south west to Grants Pass where we had reserved a yurt for the night. The campground was really close to the town and since we didn’t bring food with us besides sunflower seeds and coffee, we drove to town for dinner and some wifi.

It was kind of rainy and cold and the yurt was toasty warm. We slept in and had coffee and oatmeal before hitting the road again. There’s just something wonderful about waking up in a drizzly quiet campground and sipping coffee with your bedhead husband and baby and just being.

Next stop, Crescent City!

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