Views from the Haus - 02 January 31 2013, 4 Comments

It's morning here. Overcast, but no rain! It had been raining straight for about three days, I'm very grateful for the break.

On to pictures...

A lovely custom blend. Sandalwood and Orange Blossom has to be one of my most favorite fragrance pairs.

I got this adorable bento box for Christmas. Now that we're going to be moving into a new workspace that requires a small commute, I have every excuse to pack myself lunches with this little guy! Super excited. I've been pouring over this site for bento ideas.

Oh Butterbombs! They sold out almost instantly. I had to make double batches for you fiends ;) Top is Sea Salt Brownie and bottom is A Simple Rose.

Snack time.

I feel very blessed to live close to a long trail network. It had once been a railroad track. The forests around it are protected and you'll find adorable houses nestled in along the trail. There's also quite a few ancient volcanic cinder cones that are now forested buttes that hug the area we live in.

Moar Butterbombs! I can't make enough of 'em.

A tiny robins egg blue espresso cup :3 I wanted to buy it, but I have no use for it. Ikea is about two MAX transfers away from my house (about a 40 minute ride) and it's pretty nice if you want to wander around aimlessly looking at furniture and lights... And spoting the inevitable couples having arguments over what to buy, hah.

Marshland out by the airport. When you ride the MAX out that way (it's near Ikea), occasionally you'll get a hawk, or a small falcon fly next to the speeding train. It's always a special and fascinating sight.

World Market! It's always a fun place to find interesting snacks and do-dads. We ran in there after we had finished up at City Hall getting our commercial business license, which we were totally approved for that day! Also, I love my Spiewak jacket. I've been living in the damp Willamette valley for almost 5 years and I didn't get an actual winter rain coat until late last year!

Bento Plus, my new favorite place to get some noms. They're a bit tucked away and I didn't even know they existed until just recently. It's run by an adorable older Japanese couple, and I love how cozy they've made the place.

Alright, that's all I got for this week. Tomorrow we sign the lease for our new space! I'm so, so excited. This means we'll be able to keep better stock, make MORE stock of products and just run more efficiently.More on that soon! I hope to snap lots of pictures of the space when we get our keys tomorrow. Now, I'm off to make butters and scrubs. Have a wonderful Thursday everyone :)