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A Weekend at Blogshop

Alyse Hufford

Something I've always wanted to learn since diving into the creative world of curating + blogging is how to use Photoshop.  The program has always scared me and I thought only graphic designers and photographers could tackle it.  With so many tools and command keys it can be overwhelming to teach yourself.

Being a hands on person, I knew I needed assistance from some professionals.  So when an opportunity to take an in-person boot camp course called Blogshop with the gorgeous Bri Emery of Design Love Fest (I'm a HUGE fan and follower of her blog) and her killer photography partner, Angela Kohler of AngelaandIthyle announced they were holding a class in Portland, I jumped at the chance to sign up.

The class was held at the Tillamook Station in PDX this past weekend and was attended by a number of talented bloggers of all styles and focuses - from lifestyle to non-profit - we were all there to soak up the knowledge and creative energy of Bri and Angela.

On Day 1, there was no messing around and we jumped into the basics right away.  Thank goodness I was riding on multiple cups of coffee as we furiously learned short cuts, cropping, scaling, and effects.  By the end of class, I felt like I had been hit by a truck and was completely wiped out.  Angela saw the look on my face and reassured me the next day would be better - she promised it would all sink in by Day 2.  And boy was she right!

Day 2 started with a review of the shortcuts we had learned the day before and then we dived right into creating an animation from our profile pics (taken by Angela).  It was so rewarding to see your creation come to life in the form of a short clip.

The rest of the day was ultimately easier and more care free as we tackled colors, masking, and filters.  It was refreshing to see how relatively simple it was to create a mood board and now that I've got the basics - I hope to put their tips and tricks to the test.

So my synopsis of the class is this - YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT - if you want to learn the basics of Photoshop in a cool, hip, and fun environment - get the skills you need from the best of the best! Your blog will thank you.

Restyling My Best Friend's Pad

Alyse Hufford

My best friend has gone through some major life changes over the past year and was ready for a home revamp.  Having recently gone through a divorce, landing a new job and traveling tons for work, she was tired of living in the past and was ready for a fresh start. My friend is one of the most stylish, independent ladies I know and has always taken so much pride in her home.  To see her living out of boxes over the past year has been hard to watch. The least I could do was help her get her feet back on the ground as she set out to find a new home and reclaim her old neighborhood.  It was time to get her place together - and decorate it the way SHE wanted.


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So in 48 hours we hit thrift shops, estate sales, and flea markets and scored some amazing pieces.  Working with only two pieces of furniture that she got from HIM, we had a completely blank canvas to work with.  And boy was it fun!


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Leah Duncan print //Mirror from Moorea Seal // All other pieces are vintage

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Be Brave Print from Noun // Vintage Spools of Thread

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Vintage Whippet Brass Cane// Vintage Chinoiserie Table Lamp //Vintage Ice Bucket

Every girl needs a bar cart.  We picked up this beauty and immediately got to stylin' and celebrating with some vodka watermelon + mint + ginger cocktails.  Yum!

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All pieces are vintage except for the Jackalope jewelry holder from Imm Living.

bar cart 1Cocktail Dice from Butter Home.

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Paper Straws from Target

We picked up these vintage cane chairs at the last minute and luckily they fit in the back of her car.  They could not be passed up.  I'm still looking for a side table to compliment these beauties but for now, they can sit here looking pretty.

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Vintage Pair of Cane Chairs


 Pillows are from various sources, mixed in vintage ceramics and milk glass

Once her grey couch arrives (it didn't get delivered in time), we plan to add some texture with Mongolian sheepskin and graphic print pillows to pull in the slate blue grey of the chinoiserie lamps.  We may swap out the rug with the West Elm Souk but for now, this pad is ready for it's first big party!

Spotlight on the Portland Flea

Alyse Hufford

We recently had the opportunity to shop our sister city, Portland, OR and stumbled upon the Portland Flea.  It's a street market with vendors featuring vintage housewares, clothing, and crafts.  Some other vendors also set up vintage furnishings, lighting, and other wares in an industrial event space on SE Pine.  We were amazed with some of the finds.  Here's a sneak peek at a couple of the items we picked up : Vintage Brass Ram Bookends  and a Vintage Cloisonné Cherry Blossom Vase. portland flea layout

The Portland Flea is a vintage collector's dream.  With so much eye candy and the added bonus of coffee from the Water Avenue Coffee truck, you could easily spend half a day here perusing all the vintage treasures.

With Summer upon us, the opportunity for shopping more garage sales and flea markets beckons.  Do you have a favorite flea market in your hood?  Where do you like to shop for vintage treasures?

Introducing Votre Grande Soeur

Alyse Hufford

We are inspired by many of our fellow bloggers pics, writings, and how they set themselves apart from everyone else. One of our favorite blogs right now is Votre Grande Soeur by Allison Burt-Tilden of Portland, who also happens to be a very close friend of ours. There's not many fashion conscious ladies out there who can rock vintage jewelry + hot threads like Allison.

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Her readers not only seek her out for her amazing fashion pics, but also for her love of all things French, South Korean soap operas, Boston bull terriers, and music. We think she does a stellar job keeping her readers up to date on fashion trends and what's hot in Asian pop culture and that's why we picked her as our Shout Out of the week.

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