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A Tomato

August 17, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

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Finally, the baby takes his afternoon nap and I lie down for the nap (later than normal) I had promised myself all day. The house is a gazillion degrees but that’s not why my eyes are wide open. The next thing I know, I hear Grant waking.

I am SO happy to be living in San Diego again and with that comes some unsureness (is that a word??) of how I will re-enter a world I have been away from for a little while. I. Have. Changed. Of course there have been changes here too…my favorite donut shop is WAY too popular and now there’s a line around the block. LOL. This donut line fascination made me lose my nap. 😉

I’m moving in, cooking, trying to see friends, working photography jobs and maintaining my acupuncture license with continuing education coursework. There are birthday parties, family events… Everyone is busy! I remind myself of that when I get the guilts about falling behind in keeping up with my family and friends. 

There are a few little vegetable plants barely holding on here and what kid doesn’t love to pick a pretty red thing? 

San Diegooooo

August 13, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

IMG_9203The past few weeks have been filled with packing, moving, a photo shoot, yada yada yada… I LOVE my blogging community and I’ve missed it here so much!!! We moved from Orange County to San Diegoooo!!! We had been talking about it for years and all of the sudden, within a matter of weeks, it happened. 

The new place is so awesome. It’s smaller than our last place yet laid out so well so it seems larger. There is a nice open plan in the family room and cute little bedrooms. The light is so beautiful! The backyard is super private and we’re excited to have friends and family over.

I made like a thousand enchiladas (rice, beans, cheese, ground turkey, green salsa) and we eat them each night on paper plates. 

I know, we have moved SO MANY TIMES in the past 3 years! HA! 

Have you ever done something impulsive and a bit scary that turned out to be so crazily awesome? Hopefully every day. lol


Something New

April 20, 2015

Photography / Uncategorized

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Hello!! I have been busy creating a photography business and it has been so rewarding! It is SO exhilarating to get home from a shoot, photos marinating on that SD card and then splayed out on my computer. 

At first, I am terrified. Then I find a few photos to cling to and THEN I find GOLD!!!! AHHHH! What do you think?

Design Love Fest Workshops

April 6, 2015


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The thing I’ve been really resisting is committing to a style in my photography and a lot of things we learned about in the workshop reminded me that it is critical to developing a brand. AHH! I can be very disciplined when I want to be so I can do this! 

What is your artistic/blog/motherhood/etc style in a few words? What is your “brand?” 

P.S. The photo of me was taken by my new friend, Jessica Alexander. Um, she is so delicately sweet and beautiful with a lovely English accent! 

When Do YOU Disappear?

March 30, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

Avarcas USABlueberry Date ShakeColorful ChairsAm I the only one who completely goes into another world sometimes? Ok, surely not but when I get into “picture taking mode” as my husband calls it, I disappear. It kinds makes him crazy. AH! Sorry!

I get this glazed over look and I go into “A Beautiful Mind” in my head. The world becomes head shot backgrounds and geometric blocks of color. 

It is totally my happy place!!!! I took these on a smoothie/window shopping/location scouting walk this weekend. OOOHHH that blueberry date shake was good.

Where are other people escaping to?????

Travel “Light”

March 9, 2015



IMG_9279Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetI’ve recently been the non-worryring parent while Chris has been the more cautious one. Well, when it comes to visiting other countries, I was secretly a bit apprehensive even though a cruise is like the Disneyland version of traveling. It was a perfect warm up. Of course it went very well! It is extra exhausting doing things with little ones and even more rewarding. I am really proud of us-Grant included. Sometimes I feel like I may hardly leave the house if it weren’t for people inviting me to things.

That saying, “The days are long and the years are short,” is going up in our house one of these days for certain. Do you have any sayings that keep you motivated to live life?

PS I am so much more obessed with Instagram now that I’ve gotten back into square photos. Funny, huh? These pics are from Cozumel and Jamaica from my iPhone.