I heart home

I am in love, possibly obsessed with summers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.... my home. I have to say, I am one lucky girl. I am surrounded by such beauty. The first two photos are of a huge moose in our backyard. We basically have a 'western' zoo stroll through our yard throughout the year. From bears to moose to herds of elk we are never at a lack of wildlife!

The last couple photos are of my bike ride this morning, very early and a bit chilly. I always think to myself on my bike rides or runs, 'I so wish I had a camera right now!' so, I brought it this morning on my early ride. These pictures don't do justice to the light and colors in the morning, but I gave it a 'shot', hehe literally! I took them all while moving, hence the slight blurriness, but they still came out pretty good... Anyway, just had to give a shout out to my love, Jackson Hole...

Ruffles, again!

I did it again. Remember when I posted about Ruffles before? Well, I am still not over them. Clearly, they are sort of my thing. So, I just bought this lovely pillow above and can't wait for it to arrive. It is from an Etsy shop called Hettle. The pillows are so reasonably priced, and just so darn unique! I have included some more products from the shop. I can't wait for my package to arrive!

Project Runway!

Project Runway is back on! I am in love with this show and have been a fan since the first season. I am so glad to see that nothing has changed about the show after its move to Lifetime. Heidi Klum is my all time favorite, followed closely by Tim Gunn, they are amazing.

Anyway I had been loving the song they were advertising the show with on lifetime. So...with a little help from Shazam on the phone I found out who it was, and better yet a free download for it! Is the song deep and meaningful? no. is the song moving and emotional? no. is the song catchy, great to run to and makes you sing along at the top of the lungs in the car? yes... definitely! So, if you want, you can download it here.

New rosette...

Check it out at my Etsy shop!

Stud earrings on etsy!

New stud earrings on my Etsy shop! Actually just the above pair (light sapphire) are currently listed for the great price of $14.00, but I'm working on listing the other two pairs (plus more that are not pictured here)! If you are dying to buy one of the two above that are not listed yet let me know and I will put them up ASAP!

{diy} light fixture

I found this idea a while back and have been hunting for the perfect bowls to complete the project. It's oh so simple... find some bowls that you adore, drill a hole in the bottom to feed the light kit through (easy to do, you can purchase at any home store), and then cover the wire with a favorite ribbon and hang! I am thinking of doing this for my little desk area in my room... found at my favorite BHG

flashdance love...

These photos came from a post over at Flashdance. They are a collaboration of Our Labor of Love photographers and a dj called The Human Jukebox. I fell in love with these photos, there is something about the colors and the framing.

I stumbled upon this website that offers free artist designed desktop backgrounds for your enjoyment! They are fun and well done in a variety of different styles. What a great way for an artist to showcase their work, and for people like us to get to enjoy some fresh new backdrops
on our computers! Thanks to the gals who created Kindred! Here is a peek at what you can find there...

Earrings on Etsy

(Above) Sold! Thanks Sarah!
Finally I am slowly putting my earrings up on etsy (click on the 'padgetthoke' on the etsy sidebar to your right)! Thanks to my wonderful cousin Sarah, she bought a pair and became my first customer, whoo hoo! I will keep adding new earrings every day or so, so please continue to check back and let me know what you think...

{diy} jcrew tee

Before...
after!
this past weekend sam and I headed down to salt lake to see a cirque du soleil show & my sissy Liz. It was a lot of fun! cirque du soleil's are the best, if you've never been, they are a must see. anyway, on the way home we stopped at target, and I bought this soft tee. I had some left over grey scraps from a dress I had hemmed and knew I could embelish it to look like one of the slightly overpriced jcrew shirts... well, I think it turned out pretty well...it was super easy, if you want directions, just ask!

Adventure with Bland!

Marion Lake
Taken a breather
Indian Lake
Bland diving in and diving right back out, brr!
Well hello there little one...
Breather #192
Bland- no breathers needed.

This past weekend, my brother and I went on a little adventure in Grand Teton National Park. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing adventures, and both of us were feeling quite sad that we hadn't gone on to many hikes this year. So, after Bland consulted with our guru hiker Hank, he pointed us towards Granite Canyon to head to Indian and Marion lakes.

We were on the trail at about 8:30am. I warned Bland that I could not really read a topo map, my sense of direction was/is terrible and I hoped he would be able to find the way because there is no trail to Indian Lake. He assured me that he could read and map and he had good directional sense so it wouldn't be a problem. About 6 miles up Granite Canyon we literally got off the trail and went straight up the mountain. Pheww it was tiring! After coming across a trail that neither of us thought existed, I began questioning Bland's sense of map reading/directional sense...not to mention he forgot his camera halfway up the mountain and had to go back and retrieve it. Good start to the bushwhacking!

After retrieving the camera, we continued up the 90 degree slope. Believing we were steps away from the lake only to realize we had merely stumbled upon a meadow really dampened our spirits. No worries! A quick hop across two different canyons landed us at Indian Lake, finally whoohoo!

After a quick lunch we started up this cliff ban to continue our journey. I started before Bland knowing I was a bit slower than him. A couple minutes up and I hear 'bahh, bahhh' over and over. I look back to see why Bland is 'bahh'ing' at me and realize a baby mountain sheep was heading in our direction.... he was so cute! I called to the little one and he continued to progress closer to me till he was about 20 feet away. He then bolted up the hill, clearly showing us how it should be done, and then was off. How amazing though to see that, it is very very rare to see such a site, or so we have been told.

From there we met up with the Crest Trail that took us to Marion Lake. A quick dip and we were off to get to the top of the tram before 6:00. If we didn't make the cutoff time it be an additional 7 mile hike down the ski hill not what we wanted. We arrived at the top of the tram at around 5:30. The hike total was about 17 miles, and we were tired! A jump in the pool plus a nap and we were good to go! I have included some pictures of the adventure!