life as of late

Man, it’s been a while. Still trying to figure out that work-life balance thing. March was a busy month for me – what with spending the entirety of my days editing, shooting footage, and recording voiceover for a big video project at work, as well as attending a slew of casting workshops in the evenings and on […]

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our thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving holiday was just the break I needed. Come Monday morning it felt like we hadn’t been to work in forever, and it was glorious. Even with helping my brother and Hannah prep the Thanksgiving meal and having all the family over, the stress was kept to a minimum (minus one intense spat during […]

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san diego

This past weekend we drove down to San Diego to stay at my brother’s new house (jealous) for Memorial Day weekend. He and his girlfriend both have a crazy weekend work schedule, so we didn’t get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked, but we did get a lot of good […]

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pacific beach

I’m fortunate to live so close to my brother, and last weekend we went to visit while my niece was in town. After brunch we headed to the beach for smash ball, ladder ball, and cards; that evening we grilled, played Pictionary, and baked cookies with my niece…a perfect weekend to kick off the summer. […]

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family in san diego

We made an impromptu trip down to San Diego this past Saturday to spend some time with family. We got in late afternoon after Whitney’s softball game, so after a short time at the beach, we made a grocery run to gather supplies for grilling and s’mores. Nothing like sitting by the fire on a […]

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film photography

I’ve mentioned that I’m now in possession of my mother’s old Canon film SLR, and this past month, I used it! I’ve never shot film before (*embarrassed*), so I bought a roll of black and white film, hoping it would be more forgiving (and also because I never shoot/edit black and white photos digitally). I […]

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our first anniversary : san diego part two

We had planned to go to Extraordinary Desserts the night before but were way too full after dinner to eat anymore. Since our friend told us we had to try it, we stopped at Extraordinary Desserts for breakfast on Sunday. It.was.delicious. Every pastry and cake was absolutely beautiful, and the coffee was amazing. We are […]

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our first anniversary : san diego part one

We just had the most wonderful trip to San Diego for our anniversary weekend. We hadn’t been since our move to Southern California, and it did not disappoint. We drove up Saturday morning (Pumpkin Spice Lattes in hand…our first time trying them…delicious), and after a quick visit with my brother, we went to check out […]

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my fall manifesto : progress (in photos)

I will make a trip to San Diego. √ This past weekend we celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a little weekend getaway to San Diego. I’ll be posting about it this week, but it was wonderful. I will plant more flowers. √ We planted some standing and hanging cacti and succulents. I will make […]

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family in southern california

My oldest brother now lives in San Diego, which I am so excited about. His daughter also lives in California, so that means I’ll get to see my niece way more frequently than once or twice a year! This past weekend we were finally able to meet up with them, and we got to visit […]

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