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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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Wolf : 0252

unruly things : wolf 0252, photo by Alyson Brown

I know I’m already a week behind, but I thought I’d try for this lovely project again.  I got halfway through last year and quit for whatever reason.  but this year I’ve got high hopes.

Wolf’s absolute favorite thing right now is to play the piano.  it certainly makes this classically trained mama happy.  so far he’s learned how to play Hot Cross Buns and almost has Mary Had a Little Lamb.  which means we hear them – all the time – on repeat.  this video was right before Christmas when he hadn’t quite gotten the “one a penny” part down but he’s nailed it now.

proud mama.

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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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the weekly rings : garnet & gold

unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold

quite appropriate considering garnet is the January birthstone AND the Seminoles came out champions last night in the most nail-biting game I’ve ever watched. I’m one happy alum!

the stack series will start back up next week.  if you or someone you know has an amazing stack that you’d like to share, submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold unruly things | the weekly ring : garnet & gold

{rings : Arik Kastan, arosha, Katie Diamond, Emily Amey}

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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.}