Great Grandma’s Dress

My great-grandmother on my mom’s side, Anna Brue Tjernagel, wore this gorgeous dress for her wedding back in 1904. It became something of a tradition for brides in the family to wear the dress. That’s what we call it: The Dress. If you say “The Dress” to any woman in the family and they’ll know…


I ❤️ Vintage Tupperware

I have a soft spot in my heart for old Tupperware. The colors were amazing, Harvest Gold anyone? Avocado green? And the zigzag tops surely had some purpose back in the day, but they were super annoying to wash. Hand wash, of course, because we didn’t have a dish washer when I was growing up. …


Reading: Villette

There is nothing so satisfying as a little Charlotte Brönte on a quiet morning. Mug of coffee in one hand, book in the other.  I’ve been carrying this book in my backpack next to my laptop for a couple of months now. I keep meaning to pull it out and read it –  re-read it,…


Moving Office 

My office for the day is on wheels somewhere in Eastern Washington. Mobile hotspot is holding out for the most part. ​​Good times.  #officefortheday #a8cday #remoteworking A video posted by Karen Arnold (@iamkarenalma) on Sep 26, 2016 at 1:26pm PDT