January 2015 in Review!

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January was all about SNOW, apparently. But also adventures! Mukow and I spent so much time outside and it was really awesome for getting me out of my winter funk. Here’s some of my favorite blog posts…

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Cemetery Walk

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Calvary Cemetery in the Snow

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Wishlist Wednesday #8

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On Being a Verb Instead of a Noun

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Evergreen Cemetery in the Snow

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Western Cemetery

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My First GIF

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Wishlist Wednesday #11

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Juno!

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The Best Way Out is Always Through

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Mackworth Island

Awesome Things That Happened:

  1. I made an awesome list of resolutions and so far have stuck with them all — including taking photos 30 out of 31 days so far! WOOP!
  2. We had a Day-After-New-Year’s-Day party at my sister-in-law’s house and we had a super fun time playing with the dogs and eating good food.
  3. We had dinner with my brother and his girlfriend, which was long overdue!
  4. I had coffee with my brother (pictures coming soon!) and it was so nice to have some one-on-one time with him.
  5. I photographed my first wedding of the year — a beautiful wintery seaside wedding in Portland. It was gorgeous!
  6. I went exploring and had lunch with my good friend Kim, who I’ve missed so much the past few months!
  7. I did a collaborative shoot with my hair stylist and it was great to sort of stretch those creative muscles and help her get some awesome photos for her portfolio at the same time.
  8. I went exploring with my good friend Devon and realized how much I had missed talking with her!
  9. I did a mini boudoir session marathon day at my studio and it was REALLY awesome — much less hectic than I anticipated, I got some amazing photos, and I think everyone had a blast.
  10. We lived through Winter Storm Juno and even spent quite a bit of time outside in it — a first!
  11. I had my hair dyed yesterday — the first time I’ve ever had an “unnatural” hair color and I am HOOKED ALREADY OH MY GOD I’M A MERMAID.

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December 2014 In Review!

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December was not quite as relaxing as I’d hoped — is it ever? — but pretty awesome. Some favorite blog posts…

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You Can’t Choose What Stays and What Fades Away

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My Top 6 Selfies of 2014 Because Hell Yes, Self Love

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10 of My Favorite Books

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Look Up

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My Experience With Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Germophobia, and OCD

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Streaks of Light

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Etsy Loves #6

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Cortney and I

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My Coin Collection

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This Year I…

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My 2015 Resolutions

Awesome Things That Happened:

1. I traveled down to Boston with my good friend Cortney — I got to meet with some repeat clients that I adore (hi, Britni & Ben!), spend time with my love Cortney, have an awesome lunch, buy way too much makeup, AND finally meet her friend CJ.
2. We went to my husband’s work Christmas party and my group won at trivia one of the rounds — HELL YEAH. Nate unfortunately got a bout of food poisoning that night (unrelated to the party) buuuuut I’m going to pretend that never happened.
3. We went to a pottery sale with Nate’s parents and then walked around the area and popped into random little shops with them before heading to Rising Tide Brewing Company and Maine Craft Distilling to cap off the night. They tasted some beer and I tasted some blueberry moonshine and whiskey before enjoying my favorite, a gin & tonic.
4. We spent an evening at his parents’ house decorating their tree (well, watching his Mom decorate) and we had some amazing tacos and I finally got to officially meet her good friend Anissa who was a BLAST.
5. I had lunch with Cortney and our friend Andrew, another photographer — got to enjoy some food at Silly’s (one of my favorite local spots), ordered myself an entire cake as an early Christmas present, and then sat around at Coffee by Design.
6. I finished my entire workload of editing which was the biggest relief I’ve felt in a LONG time.
7. We spent Christmas Eve playing Cards Against Humanity with my Mom, Christmas Day with Nate’s family (waffles for breakfast, presents, baking cookies, and watching Die Hard), the Sunday after Christmas with my family (Cards Against Humanity, gingerbread cookies), and that Sunday night doing a birthday dinner for my brother at Local 188 (deeelicious).
8. We’re about to spend a super low-key New Year’s Eve sipping booze, eating spaghetti and garlic bread, playing UNO, and just generally being old-people-trapped-in-young-peoples’-bodies. WOO! Happy 2015 to you. 😀

November 2014 In Review!

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November was pretty awesome. As usual it’s slower than the summer/earlier fall but this year it was still pretty crazy. Some favorite blog posts…

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Tig Notaro is a Goddess Among Mere Mortals

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Eric Fortune

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All That’s Left To Do

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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

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Wear What Makes You Happy

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9 Years

Awesome Things That Happened:

1. I photographed my LAST wedding of 2014 on the 1st.
2. I voted for Mike Michaud — sadly he lost but I was still proud to do it.
3. I saw Ira Glass live at Merrill Auditorium.
4. We walked the “Snowflake Trail” with Nate’s family — a whole bunch of farms, antique stores, bakeries, breweries, etc, took part and we got to explore lots of new places (and eat SO MUCH awesome food along the way).
5. My brand new Jacuzzi tub was installed and I was able to take my FIRST BATH IN MONTHS.
6. I taught my first ever photography class at O2 Salon in Portland.
7. I hosted a clothing swap which was SO MUCH FUN and I got some awesome new things (and got rid of way more old things).
8. We had awesome Thanksgiving celebrations with both families — one more traditional with turkey & mashed potatoes, and one less traditional with Chinese takeout and Ghost Adventures.
9. I celebrated 9 years together with my awesome husband!
10. I got an AMAZING new hair color, seen below, thanks to Tasha at O2 Salon!

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I am SO PSYCHED for much more relaxing in December, and for an amazing Christmas. YASSSSSS!