648IrvingWay-16 Friends, I feel like I owe you an apology. When I started the 52 Weeks Project at the beginning of the year, I wasn’t anticipating that we would shortly be selling our house, buying a new one, packing up & MOVING. But, for various reasons, we decided to take that plunge! We aren’t going far and nothing is changing in our business, but the stress of it all (not to mention the roller coaster ride that is house hunting) took a real toll on me in February. Thankfully, the end is in sight, we are moving soon, and we are excited.


With that being said, I just wanted to take a moment to say I’m sorry that moving interrupted the 52 Weeks Project. Even though it’s just a personal little writing project, I’ve had a few of you ask me about it, so I just wanted to give you an update & explanation. In the midst of house-hunting last month, I had expressed to Nate my desire to give myself a break from the project. The combination of running a business, selling our home & hunting for a new one was taking up all of my energy. And Nate had said to me, “I think you need to cut yourself some slack.” And he was right. So I did just that. I took a break from the project + a much-needed break from social media, which I had never done before. And now? I’m feeling so much better as our plans are coming together, and I’m ready to move forward again.

We still have to move here shortly and get our new home set up, but I’m going to try my best to jump back into this project and keep posting to the best of my abilities during this time. I hope you’ll all give me the same grace I’ve had to give to myself. As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that the idea is not nearly so much about the final number as it is about the progress. The whole shoot-for-the-moon, land-in-the-stars concept..I really believe it to be true. :) This personal writing project has already been inspiring to me in so many ways.  648IrvingWay-34

And because I’m nostalgic, I thought I’d share a few photos of our current house. We put a lot of work into it, and while we didn’t finish everything we imagined we would, we have loved the heck out of this house and loved the heck out of each other while living here. Oh, memories. 
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Happy Friday, folks! Today I wanted to share some personal photos from our vacation to Barcelona & Sitges, Spain. It’s become a bit of a tradition for us to take a vacation in the fall when our busy wedding season wraps, and this trip was so amazing & refreshing! We only got home a few weeks ago and we’re already missing the outdoor cafes (& espresso!), the relaxed Spanish lifestyle, and wandering the amazing streets of Barcelona. We shot a combination of film & digital on this trip, and below is some of the 35mm film we took.

Have a great weekend. :)
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LonePineSierraNevadasWeddingPhotographer-143 A few links to posts + things that I have found particularly rad as of late…

Why Autumn leaves change color.

Our crockpot seems to come back into action every fall…this Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is simple & delicious.

What to do when you fail.

Found via Pinterest, the best pre and post workout snacks.

It is so hard to find a camera bag that is both stylish & functional, and I finally found one that I adore.

Looking forward to trying out these all-natural facial cleansing wipes while on vacation.

Loved this post from one of our former bride’s: How to Eat Healthy & Organic Meals on a Budget.

Our favorite strange 90’s TV show, Twin Peaks, is coming back in 2016! Fun Fact: We got engaged at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, (which is shown in the show’s opening), and to celebrate we had breakfast at Twede’s Cafe (again, where many scenes were filmed.) I know, we’re nerds. ;)

And from me, how I feel when my husband buys last-minute tickets for me to see Lorde at the Greek Theatre.

Happy Friday, friends!