Category Archives: travel

These crazy kids…

I met Marisa when she was 14.  I met Michael a few years after that, but it feels like I’ve known him just as long.  These two were meant to be together, like two puzzle pieces or PB & J (or PB & chocolate!).  They walk into a room and you instantly feel that their two halves make a whole.  They are partners in every sense of the word, equals in love and in friendship.  I am so happy they found each other.  And, I am so, so happy they cleared their busy schedules and spent a lion’s portion of a day hanging out in San Diego with me.  We snapped a few frames right before they left.

Love you, miss you, see you in a couple months!


A Trip to the Oregon Coast…

Knowing June was going to be a crazy busy month, we went to the Coast in May… a last hurrah of sorts before schedules of working nights and weekends kept us apart.

The first time we took a trip together was only a couple months after we started dating.  We went to Seaside, Oregon after being given a generous two night stay on a borrowed timeshare.  It was the weekend of the New Year and although I didn’t quite know what to expect, I knew it was the start of something thrilling and incredible.

A year and a half later, we took the exact same trip, having been gifted the same two-night stay as before.  And while this time I did know what to expect, I was surprised to find that it was so different from before.  The first trip was fun and novel in so many ways… We were just getting to know each other. He made my heart skip a beat every time he looked at me, but there were also moments of awkwardness, of asking myself what I was doing with this handsome stranger, moments where I was sure my vulnerability was transparent.  Plus I had to wear makeup ALL WEEKEND.

This trip, the only similarity was that he still has that power to make my heart skip around inside my chest.  Otherwise, everything was different.  This trip made me realize that I was getting to hang out with my best friend for TWO WHOLE DAYS, a feat that is practically unheard of  in our house.  We laughed, we were goofy, I played video games without feeling that I was going to embarrass myself or him.  (Seriously… that was MAJOR.)  We talked, ate, walked, souvenir-shopped, instagrammed and drove our way through two days of bliss.

I don’t know if this trip to the beach is going to become an annual tradition, or if picking a new destination each time will be the goal… all I know is that I can’t wait for the next one as long as he is by my side.  xoxo

Cannon Beach, OR // Contax 645, Fuji 400H

Friday Favorites // #6

I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last Friday Favorites installation.  Sorry ’bout that, yo…

I’m moving!  I’ll miss living in the country and being on a first-name-basis with the chicken-folk at the feed store, but I am excited about living closer to the city and having a guestroom so y’all can come crash at my place!  I’m also excited about having a new space to decorate.  Right now, I am in love with blue and indigo.  This palette is providing me with inspiration and I consider this wall near perfection.  Now, which wall to paint first?

If someone asked me my favorite color, I would show this photo.  Or this palette.  Man-oh-man, these colors make me happy.  I guess even moving 1100 miles away, you can’t take the San Diego out of the girl.  What’s your favorite color?

This collection of photos makes me want to start planning for summer, pronto.

I have a special place in my heart for Wes Anderson movies… I love the quirky charm.  Which means I was super excited to see this trailer!  Who’s with me?

If you know me, then you know I love words.  I spent some time this week going through a notebook where I’ve been saving all kinds of quotes and poems.  I’d love to make something like this as a way to display some of them in my home.

Though print magazines will always be my first love, this online zine is definitely worth taking a look through.  Especially since the featured house tour is so swoon-worthy.

And finally, one of my very favorite things in the whole wide world is when I get film back from the lab.  Here are a few images from a sweet session with two dear friends and their little girls…  xoxoxxo

Seaside, Oregon + a Very Happy 2012!

I was so happy to kick 2011 to the curb and usher in the new year at the Oregon coast….  Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy 2012!

November 8-18 // Roadtrippin’

I’ll be on the road again for the next week or two, heading down to San Diego.  I’ve been a bit restless lately and am ready to get back on the open road!

Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man
Trying to make a living and doing the best I can
When it’s time for leaving, I hope you’ll understand
That I was born a rambling man

“Ramblin Man” – Allman Brothers