quinn patricia poer

quinn patricia poer

Sunday, August 30, 2015

summer birthdays & weddings [and beyond]


here are various photos from summer birthday celebrations, weddings, and other thangs!  
mostly photos from my iphone.

 baby finn!

baby maverick!

 seattle-to-portland finishers

stp #3 for pete and whitney! good job, folks! 
i hopped off the stp train after year #2.  but proud of these two for keeping at it!
204 miles.

the craziest/best/coolest sunset i've ever seen! right on a hill by our house.  also shown in the first photo above.

piper's portland pizza party!

i made my pizza loving friend this banner for her birthday getaway in portlandia.  we stayed in a cute airbnb and i happened to know the folks who owned the joint.  small world!

an unfortunate thing happened having to do with my iphone and erasing all my iphone 6 photos and re-downloading all my old photos from my iphone 4 onto this new phone......suuper irritating.  thank goodness for shared cloud albums and the fact that photos you send to your friends stay around for a while in case you need them to send them back to you.

anyhoo, i lost a lot of photos from the last month that i was bummed about.  some were resurfaced from various sources.  

back up those photos people! upgrade your icloud storage!  don't lose all of your friends' wedding photos like i did!

da corndog at interurban in pdx.  yuuurrrrM.
 and that concludes piper's birthday weekend photos.  wahhhh :( damn you, iphone update that stole my precious memories.

pete's hops have been growing so well this year!  he just started harvesting them today.  

lauren & levi's wedding day!!!!!!

[these are photos i lost in my whole iphone ordeal, but seriously SO thankful for the shared cloud album i did with my friends.  i was able to re-save a lot of the photos i had shared with them.]

lauren and her pops, virgil.  love that guy.


some of my beautiful friends.

the gorgeous bride gettin' down on the dance floor.

so much fun!  i love weddings where you know everybody.

photos from pete and my photo booth set up that we made.

shout out to my 52krew.

spice up your life.
ooooh and my friend lexie that i haven't seen in years! so much fun.

lovely birthday dinner for peter's mom in their amazing backyard.  her garden is insane!

ashleigh's birthday bash at birch bay!  again, lost a lot of photos.  recovered some of us with this cute dog, though. haha.

aww yeeeeeaaa.

gimme that dog.

carly & cameron's wedding day!!!

i spend a whooooole lot of time with this genuine human.  my coworker, ian.

so gorgeous in there! it absolutely POURED down rain during the reception.  thankfully we were able to be inside.  the traffic in seattle on this day was absolutely nuts because of the weather and wind and power outages.  it took us 2.5 hours to get there when it should have taken an hour :(  pete and i missed the ceremony because of it and i was super bummed.  but at least we got to have dinner and party with these fun people!

carly's cute hand-sewn napkins double as beer coozies and/or pocket squares.

 heeeere come two of the raddest people ever! 

such a nice wedding celebration.  i'm so happy pete and i could be a part of it!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

daisy's sprinkle sugar cookies.


these are copycat cookies inspired by a gal named daisy.  she always makes these adorable sprinkley sugar cookies, and i just love 'em.  so i wanted to make some meself!

actually, i've been wanting to start a series of recipe posts that are inspired by people from all corners of my life.  there are so many foods that remind me of a specific person; i'd like to highlight certain ones here that have made an impression on me throughout the years in one way or another :)

it's no surprise that these cookies stood out to me!  thank you to daisy for the fun cookie inspiration!

i only see daisy a handful of times a year, but i feel like each time i do, these cookies are somewhere!  i think the first time was at my friend lauren's birthday on the beach.  i was just in shock at how many sprinkles were on the cookies, haha.  i had never thought to just rollllllllllll cookie dough in sprinkles.  like, whoa.  so smart.  epiphanies come in big and small ways, i suppose.

all ya do here is...make sugar cookie dough.  then roll the dough in sprinkles before baking.

they're just so cute and happy!

by the way, this is not the exact recipe that miss daisy uses.  it's just similar to what i imagine the recipe would be.  hers are chewier......how do you do dat?!?

the only thing i change about a standard sugar cookie recipe is to use almond extract instead of vanilla extract.  i think i got that nugget o inspiration from my neighbor growing up.  we'd always make sugar cookies and eat pretty much all the dough before baking the actual cookies.


another little trick i've got up my sleeve here is that i froze the dough for 15 minutes before rolling it into balls and in the sprinkles.  you could chill the dough in the fridge for an hour or so, but just freezing it for a short bit worked just fine if you're antsy for some cookies and wanna get the ball rolling here...haa. cookie humor... i guess. [what?]

somehow i always manage to reference 90's television and movies...it's just so easy. so much wonderful material going on there.

i baked these for like 1 minute too long. waaaaahhhhhhhh.  take them out when the dough still looks a tad soft in the middle!

they were still delicious though.

Daisy's Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
Makes 12-18 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup colored sprinkles

Cream butter and sugar together.  Add almond extract and egg and mix until smooth.  Slowly add flour and baking soda, mixing well until a dough forms.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for an hour, or freeze for only 15-20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  After dough has been chilled and is firm, roll spoonfuls of dough into balls and roll each ball entirely in sprinkles.  Place them on a non-stick cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown and the center is still slightly soft.

Immediately remove cookies from the baking sheet, and let cool on a wire rack.