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Beautiful Yellow Ranunculus

Now that spring is approaching it is the perfect time of year to catch beautiful things to see and photograph.  I'm giving myself a new project, to shoot one photo every day.  At the end of the week I think it will be fun to go through the photos and post my favorites.  To start things off, here is the photo I took on Saturday of my favorite flowers I found at the farmers market. 



What was your favorite food when you were a child?
My all time favorite food, I would have to say was and is my mom's tacos. I'm sure mostly for nostalgic reasons now but they are the best!  Handmade taco shells, cilantro, tomatoes I don't know what it is, simple ingredients amazing flavor.  
2. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Oh my gosh, what don't I want to be? I have so many interests; painting, knitting, photography, psychology, dog grooming, canine chiropractics, chef,  food critic, party planner...i could go on forever I'm sure.  I would have to say though that the first thing that came to mind was, World Traveler!!!  Doesn't that sound amazing!  That's a profession, right?

3. Do you have any pets?
Of course I had to put this one in here!  How could I be a proud parent and not talk about my "kids!"  I have two miniature schnauzers, Jasper and Koa!  

 4. What is a typical day for me like?
I am a Wildlife Biologist by day and Jewelry Designer by night!   The glamorous part of my day job is getting to be outdoors in a variety of habitats that allow me the opportunity to see amazing wildlife!  Pics say it best, see below.  By night I work on my jewelry line, Calypte Collection.  Visit my shop here on Etsy!!




Hi everyone!  So I need a little advice! I'm planning a trip to...well Portland, OR or Seattle, WA, and I'm trying to decide which one to visit and what to see and do.  What do you think?

I've heard of all the great food in both places.  I consider myself to be an avid foodie, food truck follower, just plain love good food, slow food, organic, get what I'm sayin' 

Maple braised pork belly waffle►Skillet Dinner, Seattle, WA

The Waffle Window►Portland, OR
What about places to visit within the cities????
I love the outdoors, parks with lots of trees, city scenes with great atmosphere, awesome local beers....

Pikes Market►Seattle, WA

Portland Japanese Garden
Obviously, I briefly touched on things to do in these two wonderful cities.  I'd love to hear your suggestions on your favorite things to do in these great places.  Please comment below with your suggestions!!



Hi Everyone!  Take a look at my first Youtube video, showcasing my jewelry line CalypteCollection on Etsy.  Enjoy!!



Spring is just around the corner, especially if you live in Southern California, and I am soo happy that black and white is in for spring.  I love pairing black, silver and white together which is the inspiration for a lot of my jewelry.  My black and white blouse and black pencil skirt is from Banana Republic, shoes are Tom's in black glitter, jewelry is new to my shop on Etsy! Take a look at Calypte Collection!