Friday, January 29, 2010

Yes, I'm still alive and kickin'

After not blogging for over a MONTH, I'm finally back with a new kitchen and a Seattle trip under my belt as well as tons of Spring ideas floating through my head.  I've taken a mental break from obsessing over furniture, display ideas, project plans, etc or the past couple months and I think that I really needed it.  My brain tends to latch on something and hang on to it like a terrier.  I do way more thinking, dreaming, and planning rather than doing, which I'm still trying to figure out how to get past...  Another reason for the long break is that we've been in flux at the Dobson house as to what and where our lives takes us and we've been in a mad rush to complete the zillions of unfinished projects in our house in case we need to sell.  The last big project (kitchen) is 90% finished and HOPEFULLY I can actually post some pictures up soon. 

But the terrier is back and ever since I got back from a trip to Seattle with Jon, Mom, and Gabby this last weekend, I've been making lists, going through tons of inspirational pictures, and generally back to my old obsessive self.  As a result, my house is dirtier and the dinners a bit pathetic due to me being completely absorbed in planning for Spring!  The last time that I've been to the Seattle area was SIX years ago (insert gasp here)!  Obviously I don't get out much, but I'm thinking we need a whole lot of what I saw in Seattle here in Spokane.  I know that I'm not the only one who thinks this way, but for some reason, boutiques are few and far between here and it makes me very sad.  For me, there is nothing better than to go out with a steaming latte and browse through adorable shops for hours.  I think I need to get over to Seattle more often and for those of you who live over there, be thankful for the bountiful cafes, shops, restaurants, and diverse city that you live in!  For those of you here in Spokane, let's be as supportive as we can to those great business that do exist here and give them our patronage. 

Storefront in Fremont area
Mom in Watson Kennedy's Pike Place shop
Lucca located in the Ballard Ave area
Inside Lucca
Ballard Ave. shops
Cupcake Royale in Ballard area (love this place!)
The iconic Pike Place Market and the first time that I've been there (insert more gasps!)


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