Trader Joe’s always impresses me with its floral section. I found fresh lavender recently and couldn’t resist bringing some home. I should’ve grabbed a bunch for every room in the apartment! They’re beautiful, fragrant, and make me long for a straw hat, a bottle of wine, and a well-worn bicycle path through the south of […]

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1 // As if I weren’t already anxious enough about our quickly-changing climate, I had a realization this week. I believe we owe it to Mother Nature to take care of the planet, not abuse or exploit her resources, and generally be good stewards of this spinning ball we call home. That alone is a […]

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When we were in Puerto Vallarta, we decided to brave the mosquitos and humidity for a visit to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. It was just a short bus ride from our hotel so we stocked up on our locally made (and surprisingly effective) bug cream and headed out. After exploring the grounds for a bit […]

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When I asked the little guy what he wanted for his birthday, he had only two requests: balloons and a cake with strawberries and blueberries (“strawbees and blubees” to be exact). I found this recipe after a little googling and decided to substitute gluten free all-purpose flour to make it safe for me to eat, […]

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With summer days fully upon us, I can’t help but think of the ocean. Lazy days lounging in the sand, listening to waves lap at the shore, preferably with a fruity-boozy drink in hand. Even on cloudy days, the beach can be mesmerizing. Freelensing seemed to be a great way to capture that dreamy magic. […]

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ONE \\ It’s way too easy to burn rice. Especially when you think you’re being smart by cooking it ahead of time, then walk away to do “just a few minutes” of work. Fast forward half an hour later and the house smells like burnt rice, which happens to smell vaguely similar to burnt tortillas. […]

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In every corner of the internet you’ll find some article along the lines of “Things Happy/Content/Peaceful/Whatever-Other-Adjective-You-Want-To-Be People Do” to remain happy, content, peaceful, etc. and on almost every one of those lists, you’ll find some form of reflection. Whether it’s meditating daily or keeping a gratitude journal, self-reflection seems to be one of those things […]

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So I have a little confession to make. Sometime around mid-April, I sorta stopped my 365 Project. Honestly, I’m impressed I was able to keep it going that long. Shooting on film is not cheap and I was starting to get overwhelmed when I realized how much it would cost to continue doing it everyday […]

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I thought 20 months would be too young for him to really enjoy Disneyland. Boy, was I wrong! Turns out, you’re never too young for the Happiest Place on Earth (especially when you get in for free!). This kid was fully enamored with all things Disney and still, two months later, asks about Mickey Mouse, […]

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The second installment of my 365 Project update. I’m working on being more methodical in my compositions and more selective with the moments I choose to capture. Ideally, each frame would tell a complete story, independent of the others, but sometimes the complete story is really more of a feeling. I like that this project […]

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