I am a 33 year old parent of two amazing girls: Violet (4) & Clementine (15 mo.) I live in Portland, OR with the girls & my awesome husband Jesse, who runs a music industry non-profit. We have a little chihuahua named Bo, who is annoying & adorable . I love to make things, grow things, sew, cook, take pictures an walk everywhere. I am a jeweler by trade but I guess I’m seeing where things take me right now as I concentrate on raising the junior mints which is both exiting and scary.

I have two horribly neglected Etsy shops, Doris &Elva and Littlewhirl. I’m hoping that this blog will serve as a showcase for the things I use & love as as a parent as well as some ramblings about parenting in general. And of course all of those things that I covet or need to make fun of on the internet. Please feel free to contact me for any old reason, I heart mail! Taryn[at]littlewhirl[dot]com