Archive for the ‘Portland’ Category

black + white party

February 27, 2012

There was a pretty amazing birthday party thrown in Portland.
We danced, we ate, we laughed, we took photos, we celebrated the beautiful Bianca & we wore a lot of black and white.

{birthday girl, bianca}

{fairlight fitzgerald…she’s stunning}


{shawna…how i adore her}


{tyler gould…for once not behind the camera}



{so strong}

{photo face}



More Photos! (part 2)

February 21, 2012

From Texas to Portland to Seattle…
Photos galore.

{the falls with Cubby}

{Molly Moon’s glorious ice cream}

{Seattle, WA from the ferry}

{coffee + cocoa}

{two of my favorite ladies in Seattle}

{IG friends hanging out in real life}

{super cuteness}

{Cubby took this one! So pretty!}

{Bainbridge Island}


{black + white party}

{VooDoo Doughnuts}

{Snoqualmie Falls}

{more of the pretty pretty falls}

{pretty coffee/ before I gave it up}

This was such a fun trip! And yes, all photos were taken with my iPhone. I sure love that thing.

It’s About To Get Photo Heavy! (part 1)

February 20, 2012

So…on this day off I’ve been running around like crazy & then remembered there are a few billion photos from my January journeys that I haven’t posted yet. Somebody named Laura Elizabeth is dropping the blog ball…hard. Await no more! The time has come!

Here are some pretty photos from Seattle & Portland. Man, I have some great friends. I love you people. Like I’d take a bullet for you kind of love. Like I’d jump head-first into a swimming pool of molten lava type of love. That’s some deep schtuff.

Enjoy…the madness begins now.

{the ACE hotel}

{Bianca & Shawna being hawt}

{window with a view at the ACE}

{mad street style}

{Portland be crazy…crazy awesome}

{Powell’s books + new friends}  {family portrait}

{coffee + pie for breakfast}

{Parker Fitzgerald + one of his many loves}

{kitty Fitzgerald}

{waffle window}

{muh cheetah oxfords}

{dream house}

{coffee + Bible time}

{why yes…the sun does shine in PDX}

{the love of my life…Portland, OR}

{i cried when i took this. i love this city}

{i love you too}

{on a walk with Fairlight}

{endorphin rush}


{the (freezing) Washington falls}

{some people I like a great deal}

That’s enough for now. I’ll post part two tomorrow. Farewell!

More Ace Hotel Mischief

January 27, 2012

More photos from my couch surfing adventures…

I’ll be surprised if the Ace Hotel ever lets me stay there another night.
Totally worth it.
This is probably a good time to mention once again how fun my friends are.

Photos below taken by the extremely talented (& beautiful) Andria Lindquist. 

So good.
So fun.
The best part? This was the first time I had ever met most of the people in these photos! Make new friends.  It’s worth it.

Ace Hotel Photo Booth

January 26, 2012

With a month off from work, it would have been silly not to visit my favorite city in the world – Portland, Oregon. How I love it so! I usually stay with my thoughtful friends when I’m in town because it’s mega cheap and super fun.  However, this trip I spent two nights at the Ace Hotel because I’ve always wanted to. It’s beautiful, convenient, great for people watching, connected to a Stumptown and worth every penny.  Not to mention the home of the best photo booth ever.  Which, I must say, we took full liberty of.

Fall Is Pretty

November 25, 2011

Glimpses of fall so far.

{Medford, OR/ sent to me from a dear friend}

{taken in Portland, OR}

{taken outside my office in Plano, TX}

{love note from the tree outside my window}

{new fall kicks}

{pretty park in my hometown}

{rainbow trees}

{my childhood backyard}
*photos taken on my iPhone 3GS

Lately via Instagram

November 23, 2011

I’m still loving my Instagram app!  Although I’m rockin’ an iPhone 3GS, I can still get fun photos along the way!  Here are a few of my latest pics:

{up in the air}

{fall in the city}

{good coffee/better convo}

{my dear friend, Carli}

{pretty fall colors}


{fun wigs}

Feel free to find me on Instagram (laura_elizabeth) and join the madness.  Crazily, I just hit 52,000 followers on IG.  Yea, that many people can get a tiny bit overwhelming but I’m just thankful for the support and great community found through that sweet little photo app.  Happiness can be found anywhere…even in an old iPhone.

PDX Pics

October 21, 2011

Here are a few photos from my recent trip to Portland, OR.  I’ll let the pretty speak for itself.  I was on happy endorphin overload the entire time.  The best part?  I’m going back this week.  HOORAY!!

{Fresh Pot Coffee on Hawthorne}

{a little Hawthorne creeper}

{Multnomah Falls}

{it’s raining spooks}


{Camp Wilderness – my home away from home in Portland}


{my favorite place in the world}

{silly faces}


October 6, 2011

Oh, hey guys! In the past few weeks I’ve been in Milwaukee, Orlando, Dallas and now in Portland, Oregon!  It’s been a whirlwind of crazy busyness and a few unexpected surprises. Life is just really swell right now.  Really swell and super busy and I’m on a happy endorphin rush.  I’ll be updating A LOT soon because boy, do I have a lot to blog about.

Until then…I’ll sit here in Cup and Saucer with my yummy scones and coffee. Mmmm!

Friendship Is Worth It

August 28, 2011

Headed home…

I have a layover in the Denver airport right this very second.  Isn’t the internet amazing?  It helps pass the time quite nicely.

Portland, like always, was wonderful.  I’m beyond exhausted and running on caffeine fumes and happy memories.  The price of my plane ticket was quickly forgotten as I got lost in heart stirring conversations and laughter with people who make you thankful to be alive.  There are some things worth sacrificing time and money for…friendship is one of these things.

Thanks again, Portland.  You and your kind/inspiring people make me entirely happy.

{myself and Shawna}