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{ more photos } missing seattle

I am still rather obsessing about my little trip to Seattle.  When I am not badgering my husband about how wonderful it would be to up and move there, I am quietly reviewing the odd photos that crept in that weren't of the crafty persuasion.


Like our little meetup at The Hopvine Pub for a taste of local brews before we settled in.  Ridiculously good hummus.  And an artichoke dip?  Both yum yum good.  I might have licked the bowl.   Or maybe that was Jade.  I can't remember.

The moss.  I need more moss on my life.   And cobblestones. 

Jade, Beki and I stayed an extra day so that we could soak up a little of the area before heading back to Texas, Louisiana and Missouri.  We booked a hotel downtown and had another dearie -- Eva -- introduce us to the Fremont District before she drove home to Vancouver. (Eva owns a store called the Barefoot Contessa, and I am very very very sorry that I cannot shop there.  That is all.)


I got to ride shotgun.

It was a bit like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride meets European Vacation (Big Ben! Parliament!)

I'm serious.  See the Space Needle?

We started in the Fremont District and ate a crazy amount of delicious Thai food.

Then we traipsed about, popping into shops here and there. 

in front of a little shop in Fremont.
We shopped at charming boutiques.  One after another. (What is the name of this place???  I cannot remember and I loved every inch of it.  From the gorgeous front door to the shoes.  Oh, the shoes.)

peace + deluxe junk = <3

And this one held a few small packable treasures for us.  Plus, you must stand next to the giant french fry and pose with a stop sign. You must.

We did. 

But some things are better left to your imagaination.

After getting a bit turned around and walking back the right way (...and passing a Chocolate Factory.  For Real.  For a whole block we smelled nothing but chocolate.  That might have been when the Seattle love went over the top for me, I'm not sure) we happened upon a crazy labyrinth of vintage goodies.

And that is where I found my new to me, Frye Campus Boots, size 6. On the cheap.  There will be another post.  All about this particular event.  It is deserving.  I need to hire a choir of angels for sound effects.


We met Sarah (who lives in AZ, but was also visiting) on a bus and hopped over to Wallingford, which is adorable. And we saw firsthand the eye candy that is Fabric Crush, located in the old Kindergarten classroom of an old school building. Yes, very cool.



Pretty.  And this silly camera photo doesn't do it justice. 

We also stopped for nourishment at at Trophy Cupcakes.  Fidget was thrilled that I kept my little ballerina and brought her home with me.

cupcake treat

Eventually we did make it back to downtown.  We saw no fish thrown.  However, we did venture out later that night and for some local fare.


And on Tuesday, when we said our teary goodbyes at the airport, we finally each had Starbucks.


We almost forgot to do that.  So busy having fun.



I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that took pictures of our beer this year while on vacation, in Wisconsin, though, at the Harley Davidson museum restaurant/bar. One was light and one was dark, too. LOL

Glad you enjoyed your trip.


Are you suffering awesome week withdrawal? It really was something special, wasn't it?

chris carleton

I am.  Plus Im still working on The Coat.  That last 5%, you know?  Soon!  It will be done soon!



It sounds like SO much fun. But I do believe I have a soft spot for Seattle since my grandbaby lives there. I'll be going back in April and I am going to check out some of the places ya'll went to. Thanks for the lovely post and if you want to share more photo's... well, I would certainly take a look see. ;-)


now you are making me miss seattle! this sounds like such a fun trip for you all!


In my parallel life, the one where I don't have to first sell a house to move and where my husband could easily find a new job, I live in Seattle. I love those mild gray days, and yes! the moss!! I'm dragging my husband back to there as soon as possible. I wish I had stayed an extra day (or twelve) with all of you.

Sarah :: greenclogs

I had so much fun with you. I'm sorry Kit pooped out and we missed dinner. Next time! xoxo.


you're so good - I'll have to forward this post to matt so that he can learn about what we did. I'm sure I mentioned some of these things, but not nearly as eloquently.


girlie/creative trips like this do wonders for the soul of a mama. so glad you had fun. so sad you were close but not close enough. ps i LOVE the boots!

Sandie {A Bloggable Life}

This looks like so much fun! I'm glad you had a wonderful time. I just sent you an email regarding a blog mentoring program you might be interested in participating in, and wanted to let you know who it was from!


Ahh. How I loved this post. I'm a Seattle girl currently living in Iowa. Boy do I miss it so it's fun to watch others enjoy the magic of it. Glad you had a great time!

Alicia A.

I can't remember if I commented anywhere- but I wanted to for sure.

It all looks so wonderful and fun and inspiring. I'm so glad you got to go. :)

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