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Shout Out November 19, 2009

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Virtual High Five goes out to my Sailor Man who passed his final exam for Naval Nuclear Power school today. He is now qualified to operate parts of nuclear reactors. IMpressive.

Photo via Jasfitz photostream

Photo via jasfitz photostream

Great job, Erik 🙂


Ahoy! June 3, 2009

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So, I have been hesitate to embrace on the nautical themes that have been so popular this year – not sure why. Maybe somewhere in my subconscious I find it chintzy, but I’m a west coast girl and I usually imagine my summers in the mountains camping or hiking or river rafting. I don’t usually imagine yachts or the Hamptons.

But alas, I’ve found myself dating a sailor. Not just a dude with a boat, either, a real life, sailor in the US Navy. I can feel myself slowly drifting towards starred collars, anchors, and the like. The other night D and I were perusing the ‘Alchemy’ section over on etsy, and we saw a request for this:



So cute! What a subtle way to pay homage to my sailor that with this uber comfy looking tee? Its not over-the-top sailor moon styled, either, but its cute and would make him smile. I might have to make one.

And while we’re at it, a couple other nautical inspired items that I’m loving this warm-weather-season (click the picture for the direct link):


Hoodie for snuggling up with the chill of a summer evening



Patriotic Ruffle Necklace from Orangepoppy, our fellow Seattleite



Anchor Pillow from Jayson Home



I also couldn’t resist posting this photo of my Grandfather in his time as a sailor. I have Sailors on both sides of the family, so it seems fitting that I’ve found myself where I am today 😉