hollywood sign : a video

Sometimes you can live in a city for four years and still not see some of its most famous landmarks. I don’t think there’s anyone on this planet who isn’t familiar with the Hollywood sign, and whenever I see it in the distance (on the off chance the smog has cleared), it’s always a bit surreal. […]

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new filmmakers los angeles

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the New Filmmakers Los Angeles festival – a monthly event sponsored in part by SAG-AFTRA (the actors’ union) that screens independent films. This was my first time attending an actual film festival, so I didn’t know what to expect. At the invite of my friend Maddie McGuire, […]

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a book review : chasing slow

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As I sit down to pen this review, I cannot fathom describing Erin Loechner’s book, Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path, with even half so much grace and beauty as she so writes. But, here it is nonetheless. I hope it is adequate. I don’t remember when I first started following Erin’s journey […]

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san francisco : a video

We’ve had several short weekend trips this year, but our quickest was just 24 hours in San Francisco. Here’s a little video I put together of our trip, and you can read more about the specifics here. P.S. A weekend in Portland and Seattle. -wonderland sam imdb.me/samanthalee

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disney christmas : a video

With a lot of air travel the past couple weeks, I was finally able to put together a short video of our trip to Disney. Hope you enjoy (and are able to get the last of your Christmas fix). -wonderland sam imdb.me/samanthalee

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i watched the gilmore girls revival and this is how i feel about it

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So, I finally watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I agreed to wait until my friend got back from NYC to watch the revival together (why am I such a good friend?!), only to find out he’d be leaving the next day and we could only squeeze two of the four episodes in. […]

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happy weekend links

It’s FRIDAY, and I don’t know about you, but this week has felt exceptionally long. We have a busy weekend planned and a Thanksgiving potluck on Monday before we fly back to Texas for the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime, here’s what’s going on in my world and some […]

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work hard and be kind

After a rough week, I’m just popping in to share a simple reminder for the week ahead. I’ve been having fun experimenting with video content, including the use of stop motion. Obviously I have loads of progress to make, but nobody ever learned anything without practice, right? In other news, this rain spotted rose is living […]

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norway : a video

While I stayed behind and explored Copenhagen solo and galavanted off to Paris, my husband and our friends, Justin and Kameron, set off on an outdoor adventure to Norway. They kayaked the beautiful Fjords and hiked the strenuous Trolltunga Trail through snow. I’m not going to lie and say I’m not a little super jealous of the […]

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portland : a video

Wrapping up the last of our magical trip with a short film. This was our first time to shoot video on a DSLR, so there’s definitely room for us to learn and grow. If you want to read about where we shopped/ate/enjoyed the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, check out my posts here and here. Love […]

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