Posts Categorized: blogging


right this second…

me wolf

I’m raising a glass and toasting because:
tomorrow marks 5 years since I started writing Unruly Things.  FIVE YEARS!!!

when I look back, I think of how much I’ve grown with you:
I met the man of my dreams.
I moved across the country.
I made lots of really great friends.
I got creative.
I got engaged.
I got married.
I had a baby.
and all along, I shared it with you.

when I first decided to start this blog, I don’t think I ever would have imagined that I’d be blogging for as long as I have.  I never imagined that I’d be putting together daily posts for such a dedicated audience and I surely never imagined that I’d be sharing so much about my life to you – my friends, family and people I don’t even know.  blogging is pretty surreal if you think about it.  I’m so humbled at what Unruly Things has become – sometimes I pinch myself to make sure it’s real.

so thank you for reading.  thank you for continuing to help Unruly Things grow into what it’s become.  I’ve got lots of new things in store, some reworking of the format plus a brand new design.  cheers to 5 years!!!

{photo of me and Wolf from the pumpkin patch last weekend by dlb. my shirt is from Snoozer Loser – it’s so fantastic!}

and a special thanks to you my love.  you were the inspiration behind Unruly Things and without you, it wouldn’t be what it is today.  hearts.


twitter tuesday

I admit.  I’ve been a terrible tweeter.  it started off as just being lazy, then I took a 3 or 4 month hiatus.  I quickly found out that I simply don’t have the time to tweet, blog, work and do all that other stuff I do all day long.  in attempts to get myself back on twitter, I’ll be tweeting on Tuesdays only – let’s call it “Twitter Tuesday”.

hop on over to Twitter to see what I’m tweeting about.  there will be stuff showing up that’s not posted on the blog!

{photo from claire}


ask me anything

ever wanted to ask me a question about blogging?  or you’re dying to know some good places to eat in Portland?

since I get a so many emails with these type of little questions, I decided to start a account to have all these questions in one spot.  please keep your questions friendly and ask away!


we’ve got a whole new look

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dlb and I took a teensy tiny break from our regular work this weekend to give Unruly Things a whole new look.  it’s cleaner, it’s brighter, and even a little unruly I suppose.  and….. oh my, do I love it.

come check it out!!

p.s.  the winner of the vintage floral pin giveaway is Hannah of Honey & Jam!  {holy cow Hannah, amazing food blog, by the way}  congratulations!!  I’ll have Jessica contact you for your details.  thanks everyone for entering!


thank you!

Unruly Things is a featured blog this week on two of my favorite daily reads, decor8 and mint. head on over to these two gems if you’ve never been there before. Holly of the amazing decor8 writes about home inspired goodies and wonderful etsy finds. Ellie of mint focuses on design and art and other delightful eye candy. they are both fantastic. and thank you Holly and Ellie!