Views from the Haus - 03 February 07 2013, 3 Comments

 Hi everyone! Just got back from a walk/run using my C25K app, it was a tough one, (and I feel like a total wuss) but I did it! I think I came down with a little bug yesterday. I was feeling like death last night when I went to bed, but I felt much better this morning. 

On to pictures...

Winter blooms. I don't know what sort of flowering bush this is. It's one of the things I adore about the Pacific Northwest... it may be winter, but it's still green and there are some flowers to be found.

This was last summer at the Portland Rose Gardens. You should definitely go if you're in the area. I think seeing those beautiful little purple flowers had me lusting for warmth. As much as I enjoy wearing lots of layers in fall and winter, I am a spring/summer girl at heart. This particular rose was just stunning though, and had a rich lemony scent to it. 

My little Toki boy. He gets so grumpy and needy during the winter. He loves to spend time out on our wooden deck, but will refuse to go out if it's even the slightest bit damp, or windy. It's hard explaining to him that I don't control the weather and I can't make it stop raining.

 My new Pony Brown planner! I have a bit of an obsession with Korean stationary. At any rate, it's ridiculously adorable and I love using it. 

Unfortunately, I can not recommend this. It was quite brassy and metallic in flavor. I haven't yet found a good peach cider, but I'm always willing to try 'em.


This I can recommend! It's really lovely. The flavors are subtle, but oh-so delicious. It's the kind of tea you constantly inhale as you sip. And who can say no to an adorable tin like that? I certainly couldn't.


I adore this ring. I've had it for well over 3 years now and the blue flash of moonstone never fails to mesmerize me. I picked it up from Lyndsay, over at Idle Hands Designs. Go check her out!

This was tasty! It was a spicy tasting lavender and quite good.

A very rare moment on Tri-Met, a totally empty MAX. It was very nice while it lasted.

Shortly after we signed the lease for the new Haus Headquarters! I've waited for this moment since our little business began, and I can't tell you how exciting it is to have finally reached this moment.


Seafoam green nails with a coat of Essie As Gold As it Gets, on top. I really love doing a pastel color with the gold flecked coat on top, it looks all magical like.


That's it for this week! I imagine next week will be rife with pictures of us moving into the space. I can't wait! It's really weird, but I am actually looking forward to having a little commute to work (2.5 mile walk. Mmm, exercise!), and packing lunches. Anyhow, I'm off to make lots of soap. 

 Have a fantastic Thursday everyone!