I have been visiting my family in Portland for the last little bit before we settle in to our new place in Dallas. It has been so nice to see family and go around to all of my favorite old spots. Photos from left to right - 1. Visiting Sauvie Island pumpkin patch - we are not used to this Portland rain! 2. I attended an Etsy Photo Styling workshop at the Ace Hotel in downtown Portland hosted by Chelsea over at Frolic Blog. It is always nice to meet new creative people and learn a few tricks of the trade. 3. I met up with some friends from Kinfolk and had ice cream at Salt and Straw (one of my absolute favorites!) We also ate dinner at the little indian restuarant right next door, Bollywood Theater, and it was pretty awesome! I recommend it. 4. My niece and nephew in their home made costumes. Fantastic Mr. (and Mrs.) Fox - my sister is wildly talented and creative. She made both costumes the night before (even hand stamping the little red apples on Mrs. Fox's dress from a stamp she carved herself!) She puts me to shame! It has been a really nice week!