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Do you ever feel like weekends are more work than the work-week? I remember as a fresh new adult, when my favorite older co-worker commented that weekends were so much more stressful than working all week, and I couldn’t understand at the time what she meant. BUT. Now I’m a full-fledged, totally in it adult. […]

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Aaaaand another one from our recent camping trip! This one taken with the Canon and edited for exposure in PSE. I was taking some close-ups on the forest floor, and then turned to the sky without thinking about adjusting my settings. Smart, huh? A quick select in PSE to capture the trees, then a brightening, […]

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Oh, hey! You don’t even know. It’s been something else around here lately, and as I explained here, not in all the good ways. In trying to keep positive, Joe and I went on a date night a few weeks ago to lighten the mood. I decided to treat him to a restaurant I’d heard […]

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   So I’m posting from my phone this week, hope it works out! If you follow my Instagram, you know we went camping over the weekend. It had a very soothing effect – aside from the freezing cold! I snapped a few pictures with my camera, but due to the extreme temps, I used my […]

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**Fair warning: this gets a little deep!** Someone recently told me that nothing happens without a reason. I believe it. I do. I know it’s weak to say so, but I’ve been sad. So sad. It’s depressing. I am mourning the loss of two very special people to me. Just when I thought I was […]

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Hi! How’s your spring starting out? We’ve had some unpredictable weather so far this season, but I think a lot of the US has, so I won’t complain. ¬†At least there’s no snow. ¬†And it’s sort of fitting, because this year has been a little unpredictable for us personally. ¬†I’ll get into that in a […]

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Oh, man. ¬†Seriously, you guys. ¬†Where has my motivation gone?? I’m starting to get it together, so thanks for bearing with me! This is an oldie taken at Tempe Town Lake at Oktoberfest 2014. ¬†I didn’t do much to it, aside from leveling it out and cropping it¬†eversoslightly.¬†I played around with brightening it up, but […]

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We escaped to Prescott last weekend to celebrate our ninth wedding anniversary. ¬†It was definitely much needed and super sweet. ¬†This was at the Granite Mountain park range, an area northwest of downtown Prescott. Lots of birds, plenty of pinecones and needles with¬†the freshest, most rejuvenating air ever. ¬†Ugh. ¬†Totally necessary. I straightened this shot […]

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