Hello and welcome to my blog! 
I'm really glad you're here. 

This is my space to share my life in Portland, Oregon (aka The City of Roses) as a wife and new mom.

I'm pretty obsessed with my son Henry and have been sharing monthly updates as he grows.

I also love blogging about motherhood and enjoy sharing my favorite baby gear.

 I love food and used to post lots of recipes...but now it's more restaurant reviews.

My husband and I used to follow the Paleo diet at home...but then we moved to Portland. Ha!

I enjoy staying active and enjoy everything from group fitness classes to getting outdoors.

I'm really passionate about travel and enjoy sharing photos and stories from places we visit.

I write about lots of little things that make me happy like a good book or a great mascara.

I started this blog as a personal personal creative outlet to compliment to my day job

Want to know more?
Here's some more info to get you started...

Name: Jane Marie
Originally From: Lake Orion, Michigan
I have: A Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies/Art History from the University of Michigan
I work: Corporate recruiter turned stay at home mom :)
I am: An extrovert, oldest child, right brain, ENFP
I love: Living out West, my awesome family (who I miss so much!), quotes, farmer's markets, fall, making lists, pink (duh), New York City, blogging, black and white photos, avocados, cute stationary, Edison lightbulbs, stripes and polka dots, Lake Michigan, traditions, holidays, J.Crew, staying up way too late all the time, pink peonies (my wedding/all-time favorite flower), Target, self serve fro-yo with lots of candy, pedicures, crisp white wines, shopping, Bikram yoga, dark chocolate, Friends reruns, baking, dresses, magazines, the idea of moving to Europe, being on/by the water

Name: Cameron Richard 
Originally From: Hillsboro, Oregon
He has: A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Energy Systems Engineering, both from the University of Michigan
He works: As an Engingeer in Wind Energy
He is: An introvert, youngest child, left brain, INTJ
He loves: Oregon, British sitcoms, reading, doing all the driving when we take road trips, motorcycles, off-roading, Jeeps, female indie singers (Feist, Missy Higgins, Imogen Heap, etc.), plaid shirts, philosophy, good craft beer, Kinder Buenos, entrepreneurship, NPR, renewable energy, building things, bacon, craftsman-style homes, Family Guy, and living sustainably

We met: At the University of Michigan during our junior year of college
(you can read more about our love story here)
We married: June 6, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
(you can read more about our wedding here and here)
We live: In Portland, Oregon
(But we have also lived in Michigan, South Carolina, Colorado, and Nevada since getting married!)
We love: Each other (duh), ice cream, traveling, Tahoe sunsets, the Food Network, cooking, Michigan Football, being outside, black coffee, movies, the Paleo diet, Ann Arbor, hiking, history, skiing, trying new restaurants, taking weekend trips, playing tennis, and being entertained by Lola

Name: Lola
Breed: Boxer/Lab Mix
Her story: She was the teeny tiny runt of a litter of puppies at the Humane Society in Greenville, SC back in Dec. 2010. We originally signed up to foster her for two weeks until she could be put up for adoption, as she was only about 8 weeks old, 3lbs, and needed some TLC. However, after about a day of fostering her we decided we wanted to keep her forever, and she's been with us ever since! Now she's about 50lbs and is the goofiest, most loving dog that is like our furry little child. It's funny because breed-wise, she's not necessarily the type of dog we would have chosen (Cam wanted a bigger dog, I wanted a smaller dog), but it's like she chose us and we're so thankful. She fits in so well with our lifestyle and goes everywhere with us, whether it's hiking a mountain or staying in a hotel in a big city. She has truly been the perfect addition to our family and we love her to pieces!
Nicknames: Lola Beans, Lolz, Beans, Lolz McNoles, Turd Ferguson
Loves: All the attention she gets for having GIANT ears, going on hikes, cuddling on the couch with us, going to the dog park, staying in hotels, sleeping 85% of the day

I started this blog in January of 2010 because I knew that Cameron and I had a big year ahead--he was finishing grad school, we were going on a 6 week backpacking trip around Europe, and we were moving to Greenville, South Carolina. I wanted a place to document all of our adventures as well as keep family and friends in the loop with what we were up to. However, it wasn't until about a year later that I really started to consistently read other blogs and really begin to understand that there was this huge community of other bloggers out there. Since that time, I have learned so much and have completely fallen in love with blogging! I have had the opportunity to connect with so many incredible people across the country, and I'm excited to continue to be a part of this vibrant community that has provided me with so much encouragement and inspiration.

As far as the name of the blog, I feel it symbolizes who I am and the balance that I'm constantly trying to seek in my life. Anyone who meets me for five minutes will probably figure out that my favorite color is pink, I just love it! From soft blush to vibrant fuchsia, the color pink radiates femininity and fun. To me, the "Pink" of ITP&G represents the shopaholic, makeup-obsessed, US Weekly reading, sparkly side of my personality. However, I'm also someone who cares about health and wellness, as well as the well-being of others and our planet. That's the "Green" side of me, the girl who loves to get outside and go for a hike and is constantly looking for ways to give back and live more sustainably. I also chose the name because I adore the colors pink and green together. It's such a classic, preppy, and fresh combo that definitely embodies my own personal style.

Thanks so much for taking the time to learn more about me and my little pink and green world! I'd love it if you became a follower of my blog, and I definitely appreciate your sweet comments! (I'm not always the best at replying to them, but I read them all and they mean the world to me!) Don't hesitate to contact me via email with any additional inquiries...have a fabulous day!


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