Posts Categorized: winter

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Wolf : 0352

unruly things : snowshoeing adventure | photo by Alyson Brown

yesterday morning, we decided to escape the city and head to the mountains for a fun day of snowshoeing.  we woke up to a cloudy morning in Bend with light snow falling.  and it was cold!  but Levi noticed that the forecast called for warmer weather and sun in the mountains so after a light breakfast, off we went.

Levi’s folks got us both a pair of snowshoes for Christmas and so far we’ve been out twice.  in the past we’ve always rented a pair so it’s been really great to have our own.  since Wolf doesn’t have his own pair of snowshoes just yet so he gets the best view from the backpack.

we found a nice sunny spot and let Wolf run around for a bit.  next time we might even pack a blanket and lunch and have a little picnic.  we had a blast and will likely be taking advantage of the snow and going up more often.

unruly things : snowshoeing adventure | photo by Alyson Brown
unruly things : snowshoeing adventure | photo by Alyson Brown
unruly things : snowshoeing adventure | photo by Alyson Brown
unruly things : snowshoeing adventure | photo by Alyson Brown
unruly things : snowshoeing adventure | photo by Alyson Brown
unruly things : snowshoeing adventure | photo by Alyson Brown

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my winter essentials

unruly things : my winter essentials

even though most retail sites have moved onto spring, it’s still ridiculously cold around the country.  January is a month of hibernation for me.  the hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind me and I tend to spend the month relaxing while keeping warm.  I thought I’d share my winter essentials.

what are your winter essentials?

one : a cozy puff jacket / two : warm wool sweaters / three : a scarf that doubles as a blanket / four : tiny stud earrings / five : bronzer for keeping that summer glow/ six : a large mug / seven : for drinking my favorite chai / eight : something to feel special with on date nights / nine : a kindle for afternoons reading on the couch / ten : the warmest boots with good traction for icy days / eleven : boot friendly jeans that make you feel sexy

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right this second… merry merry + family photos

family photos by Wreckless for Alyson Brown, Unruly Things

last weekend, we bundled up and headed to mountains for a little family photo session with my friend Kristy from Wreckless.  I just adore her so much and her photography is the best!  having family photos like these is always super important to me, since I’m usually the one behind the camera and rarely in pictures.  and Kristy nailed it.  the perfect combo of candid and posed shots.

I’ll be taking a little blog break between now and the new year to relax, play in the snow and spend time with family.  merry christmas, happy holidays and cheers to 2014, friends!!!

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{photos by Wreckless.  thank you, so so much Kristy!  if you’re in Bend or the surrounding areas – HIRE HER!  you won’t be disappointed.}

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bite + sip : mulled winter wine

unruly things : mulled winter wine / photography by Alyson Brown

one of my absolute favorite winter drinks is mulled wine.  a few weeks ago, while the snow was falling in buckets and the temps were barely reaching over 10 degrees, I made a little batch.  I may have even enjoyed some at 4 in the afternoon.  hey, it was Friday plus I’d been smelling it mulling on the stove for over an hour.  :)

Country Living asked me to submit one of my favorite winter drinks for their blog, so hop on over for the recipe.

unruly things : mulled winter wine / photography by Alyson Brown

mugs from Mazama and photography by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things.

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little bear pots

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you know the feeling when you stumble upon something new and fantastic and you can hardly contain your excitement?  that’s the feeling I got when I discovered this brand new etsy shop, Little Bear Pots.  I must have raved to Levi about them too because Christmas came early in the shape of a new mug.  looking forward to adding a few more of Lindsey’s pieces to my collection.

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on the hunt.

hooded wool coat

Portland winter days are a filled with a dreary misty rain more often than not.  sometimes that rain is combined with wind that usually turns an umbrella inside out.  I quickly learned that a wool coat with a hood is an absolute must.  I’ve got a charcoal grey coat that I’ve had for two winters but I’d like another so I can have more of a rotation.  these two duffle coats are topping my list.

{from asos}