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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portland, oregon : part two

I’m back with part two of our anniversary trip to Portland. In case you missed it, I shared about our first day here. Like our last visit, we spent one day in the city and one day in nature – because even though Portland is full of so many fun stops and great food, you just […]

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portland, oregon : part one

Portland was even more magical and charming and perfect our second visit. I legit had to stop myself from crying multiple times due to the beauty of it all, and I’m sure I started to sound like a broken record each time I gasped and squealed at the changing leaves. It was the anniversary trip of my dreams, […]

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oh, autumn : bucket list

Try as I might, I can’t contain my excitement for autumn and the subsequent holiday season. Everything about this time of year just makes me so giddy inside. I will continue to mourn LA’s lack of fall weather and foliage (though I am feeling a “chill” in the air), but that will not stop me […]

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the apple orchard

Last year the only thing I wanted to do all autumn was go apple picking. Unfortunately, we missed the season, so nothing was getting in my way this year. While in Portland for our anniversary, we took a drive along the Columbia River, stopped at Multnomah Falls, and continued out to the Fruit Loop in […]

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25 for my 25th : progress

A little update on my 25 for my 25th list: 1. Visit Portland, Oregon √ I have been dreaming of visiting Portland for quite some time. And though we are traveling a lot in these next few months (for the holidays), our anniversary week was as good a time as any to make the trip. […]

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portland part two

Sunday was our “nature” day, and our first stop was Multnomah Falls. It is the second largest year round waterfall in the U.S. and the biggest Oregon attraction. We started the hike to the top, but as we didn’t have all day, and my knee started bothering me (ugh), we turned around. But the area […]

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portland part one

We have been wanting to take a trip to Portland, Oregon for a while now, as we kept hearing how great the city is. So we bit the bullet and bought plane tickets up there this past weekend to celebrate our two year anniversary. I am happy to report that we were not disappointed. We […]

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things that make me happy

Easy pork tacos for dinner. A happy, tired, and dirty puppy after a morning hike. My Trader Joe’s weakness…every time. Our upcoming anniversary trip to Portland…so excited! (P.S. Send suggestions my way please!) -wonderland sam

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