An announcement.

Announcement

Hi guys,

How are you? It’s been a while. I’ve been away from blogging, instagram, and a lot of things…. because my husband and I got a bit of a surprise a couple months ago: I’m pregnant. It’s a shock and exciting and scary. I’ve been so sick with “morning” sickness (it’s really been all day/all night sickness) that I haven’t been a real human for about 8 weeks, so I put the business on hold for a bit.

In the past I’ve mentioned that my husband and I were told I probably shouldn’t carry another baby (due to a rough birth with my daughter), but our doctor (who was there for the first birth) said a lot has changed in the medical world since we had our daughter in 2009 and he believes we will be fine. I’ll just be monitored like crazy and we’ll be having a c-section about 4 weeks before my due date (just to be safe). This really came at a crazy time. We were actually starting to fill out some papers to adopt in the future, and that is now put on hold.

I am nervous, but I trust my doctor and so far (besides all the puking) this pregnancy is going smoothly and uneventful. Yay! I’m just over 12 weeks right now and the birth will be scheduled for December! I’m still exhausted and a bit nauseous, but I hope to get back to making things (and sharing on the blog) real soon.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

– Chelsey

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Portland Eats: Lardo 

Portland Eats: Lardo 

Portland Eats: Lardo 

Today I’m sharing another favorite Portland Eats: Lardo. It’s the sandwich world of awesomeness. If you are looking for a sandwich that goes beyond a sandwich, then you need to go here. Oh man. These tasty photos are from a couple years ago and I just found them hiding in my computer. They don’t have this oh SO delicious fried chicken sandwich that you see above (it was a special), but so many other items are just as tasty. I’ve tried most of the sandwiches on the menu, but my go-to favorite is the Korean Pork Shoulder with a side of Dirty Fries (photo below). Yeah. They also have specials that are brought to you by other local chefs, and those are usually amazing.

Portland Eats: Lardo 

There are 3 locations. To check out Lardo’s site and menu and all the tasty photos, head on over to their site.

– Chelsey

If you’d like to check out more of my favorite places to wander to in Portland, head on over to my Portland page.

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Outdoor Lighting DIY Ideas

12 Outdoor Lighting DIY Ideas

Lovely lovely summer nights are almost here. I see warm evenings, with the BBQ cooking some grub, and me with a glass of wine in the near future. Talk about a nice night. What would make that night even better? Some pretty outdoor lighting. Last week I shared 12 Outdoor Lighting DIY Ideas on the Better Homes and Gardens blog. To check out the full list, head on over here. Just below, in this post, you’ll also find a couple of ideas I found later and wish I could have added to the Better Homes and Gardens blog post. Enjoy!

Easy DIY outdoor chandelier, on All Things Heart and Home.

Easy DIY outdoor chandelier, on All Things Heart and Home.

Hanging mason jar lantern lights, from 17 Apart.

Hanging mason jar lantern lights, from 17 Apart.

Lucky Tiki Torches, from Adventures in Making.

Lucky Tiki Torches, from Adventures in Making.

 

Happy Tuesday!

– Chelsey

P.S. The projects from the first images are from: A Beautiful MessManmade DIYA Subtle Revelry, and In My Own Style. I’m a paid contributor for the Better Homes and Gardens Blog. 

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Portland Eats: Screendoor

Screendoor Portland, OR

So often I’m asked advice for where to go in Portland, and in that moment I can’t think of anywhere to go! My brain draws a blank and that has to change. My husband and I love good food. When we are lucky enough to get a date night, we like to try a new restaurant around Portland. Sharing my favorite spots around Portland has been on my to-do list FORever, and now it’s finally happening.

Screendoor. Oh, how I love you. If you haven’t figured it out already… I love love love fried chicken. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, that would be it (I guess I probably won’t live very long on that diet… anywho). I’m picky about the fried chicken I eat. Not mushy, good seasoning, and a bit of a crunch. It all there at Screendoor. While the chicken is my favorite item there it’s not all they have, there’s also a lovely variety of other delicious southern food (omg, their biscuits). If you come to Portland and need a fried chicken/southern food fix, please go here.

Even though I don’t typically eat flour, we do enjoy this food about two times a year. It’s my special treat.

A word of warning: this place is delicious, and everyone knows it. If you head there on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday… you will probably have to wait. Doesn’t bother me, but you should know. The way around that: order take out. Yup. Take it to go and head to a Portland park, or home. 

To find out more info about Screendoor, head on over to their site.

– Chelsey

If you’d like to check out more of my favorite places to wander to in Portland, head on over to my Portland page. Also, check out my past Screendoor post. I love this place.

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