[286] Hallowed Weenies


Today is Halloween…hooray. I didn’t dress up…and not dressing up got me thinking about my Halloweens past. The only one that really sticks out in my mind was when my mom sewed me a Pocahontas costume. I remember that she used a suede-like fabric, there was fringe and beads and an awesome headdress. I also remember that it snowed that year, and I was FORCED to wear my neon snowsuit (something along the lines of this) under this perfect Pocahontas costume. Ever since then, Halloween has just not really been my thing. Of course I dressed up every year until I was, like, 12, but only to get my hands on the candy. Duh. In college I dressed up too a couple of times, but it was half-assed so I could get into a party. Duh. And now I can just buy a big ass bag of candy for myself without having to dress up. Being an adult isn’t the worst.

– Stephanie


[285] Middle of the Week…end


Besides the whole work part of Wednesday, it kind of feels like a weekend to me. Tuesdays are such a long day for me so Wednesdays I like to just go home after work, clean the kitchen and put the massive pile of clothes on my floor away, turn on the fireplace, write my blog post, eat dinner, whatever it may be, with a glass of wine, catch up on my shows, and put a beauty mask on my face while I pin shit I’ll probably never have or ever do. I love it, and wouldn’t have it any other way.


– Stephanie


[284] Falling


As I sit here writing this post, I’m watching The Voice. I WISH I COULD SING. Like, actually sing. Sure I belt out many a tune in the car and shower, but if the music wasn’t blasting over my voice I’m sure all surrounding ears would be plugged.

Side note: Guys who can sing automatically get sexy points.

Another side note: I started and finished making my letterpress Christmas cards tonight. Is it weird if I start sending them out now? Who wants one?!


– Stephanie


[282] Stephanie Rae Stewart-Crocker-Childs


After a couple days of being in this weird funk, I’m back to normal, I think. Except, it’s not exactly normal because I’ve been seriously flexing my domestic muscles today. I’m about to complete my 4th recipe of the day. Yeah. Basically I made 3 separate meals, individually portioned out proteins, and dessert. I’m not really sure what came over me, except maybe that I’ve been foraging around in my refrigerator and pantry for the last 4 days. I was inspired to cook to my heart’s content. I’m so happy about the coconut curry and coconut rice, risotto primavera, tomato soup, salmon, and apple crisp I’ll have to nom on this week. Words can’t express how content my belly will be, but right now I am beyond exhausted. Who knew it was this hard to be a domestic goddess.

That’s right…I said goddess.

Oh yeah…I won my fantasy football game too. Booyah bitches.


– Stephanie


[281] Sorry I’ve Been Acting Cray Cray


Ladies, how do we let guys turn us into crazy, weakened knees, helpless girls?

I hate it. I always feel like I’m in such control, especially when it comes to dating, because apparently it’s difficult for me to find someone that really gets me excited and nervous about dating. So, when I do come across someone that completely baffles and takes me by surprise, I get taken to this place where I’ll do practically anything to spend more time with them. I transform from a confident, funny, beautiful, smart woman into a sort of neurotic, overanalyzing, worried he doesn’t like me anymore because he hasn’t texted me back…girl.

It takes me back to high school when I didn’t know who I was or how amazing I could be. A time when I was ok with letting guys, and people in general, walk all over me and do whatever they wanted. I like to think that I’m fairly modest, but I know that I have a lot to offer to someone who can appreciate it. This feeling I get when I meet someone I deem interesting enough to get to know, makes me feel small and helpless. I want to put everything I have into learning about this person, but even now, after getting to know myself, there’s still this little voice in my head that makes me think they won’t ever be into me as much as I’m into them. It’s this awful, backward defense mechanism I use to protect myself, I think, but instead I just overcompensate and drive people away. So, to anyone who’s been experiencing this side of me, I’m sorry. It’s totally not me, and it’s something I’m continuously working on, but old habits die hard.

– Stephanie


[278] Some Things Are Worth Waiting For


So everyone knows that I’m dating, right? I love the girls I work with because they’re all currently in relationships, and they actually like to listen to my dating stories. Whether it’s about a ridiculously awful message I got from a 59 year old man telling me I’m the one he’s been waiting for, or a knee-weakening song someone sent me, they’re always genuinely interested. Maybe it has something to do with living vicariously through me and not actually having to deal with the whole dating scene, but I appreciate their excitement.

Besides missing my family, one of the hardest things about moving to Seattle was leaving behind everyone that I’m close to. I’ve been seriously lacking female friendships, but I’ve managed to find, or stumble into, an amazing group of girls that I not only work well with, but can easily hang out with outside of work. I love that we all have things that we’re passionate about outside of work, and I don’t think they know how much their love, support, and friendship means to me, but now they will!


Amber is a complete inspiration. Not only has she been a designer for 5+ years, but she also competes as a Figure athlete in body building competitions, and has the most infectious laugh that makes me smile always. She’s awesome, and you should check out her website for both her design AND fitness portfolios!

Sara is probably one of the coolest chicks I’ve met in the past few months. She started a non-profit with a friend and has an amazing wardrobe. We love talking about boys, and she gives some pretty great advice. If you take a look at her website, you’ll probably like her as much as I do.

Last but not least, Corina. She’s vivacious, thoughtful, and just an all around awesome woman. She loves to draw and take walks where we get to talk about life outside of the office, plus she’s a really good listener. Should you be interested in viewing some of Corina’s adorable drawings, I’ll provide you with this link!


I’d go lesbian for you guys.


– Stephanie


[277] I Did…It!


Remember last week when I spent almost 4 hours trying to lock up my type form during my letterpress class to no avail?! Well this week not only did I get the damn type to lock up, but I printed 30 copies, and hand printed a mini lino cut. Ooo gurl…I did it. But you can’t see it. Sorry. I’m trying to surprise some people for Christmas so I’m not about to broadcast my success to the world. Sheesh.


– Stephanie