An Artistic Celebration of 50 Days in Quarantine

I’m sharing this post in honor of my 50th day of quarantine. Yes, we’ve all heard it a million times already–these are strange, historic, and difficult times. Although we’re all struggling on different levels, it’s always good to be thankful for who and what you have. I’m so grateful that my family is happy and…

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Kicking Off a Road Trip to Canada

This year to celebrate July 4th, I did a Canadian road trip. It turns out that traveling to another country over an American holiday is a great way to avoid crowds. We flew into Seattle, immediately hit the road in my rental and hopped on the Mukilteo/Whidbey Island Ferry. The ride was a beautiful way…

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Shoes Fit for a Trek Across Norway

I’m a big believer in ALWAYS packing in a carryon. Yes, that can be extremely tricky when you’re going somewhere for over a week–but it’s absolutely doable. For my Norwegian adventures, I decided I would bring two pairs of shoes. Both Nikes as you might have guessed–my sweet classic highs and these beauties: The matte…

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Carhartt x Nike (when your favorite brands collaborate and you’re in Amsterdam)

Just before the holidays, Carhartt WIP and Nike came out with a beeeaaaauuutiful line of sneakers. (Yes, I’m very behind in posting.) As you probably guessed, it was a men’s line, but that would never deter me. I got a pair of the Air Force 1 07s. These little babes are covered in Dearborn Canvas,…

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Every City Should Have a Riverwalk

In the early to mid 1900s, a series of fatal floods convinced the people of San Antonio that something had to be done to protect the city from the raging river waters. Funded by Works Progress Administration, the agency established by Franklin Roosevelt to boost the economy and carry out public works,¬†dams and gates were…

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That One Time I Drove to Arkansas For a Day

I’ve lived in Kansas City, MO for a year now and I’ve had the itch to discover the nature in this neck of the woods. Last weekend, I made the long trek (5.5 hours in a car) to the Ozark National Forest in the Ozark Mountains. Here it is!¬†Whitacker Point in Arkansas. The hike itself…

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Rocks that look so good, you could eat them.

Punakaiki, a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, is home to the Pancake Rocks. It was my first stop right off the ferry from the North Island. The photo directly below gives you a glimpse into what it’s like driving in NZ. Believe it or not, this is…

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Chi-town no more

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Chicago anymore. That’s right, folks. I made the move to Kansas City, MO. So far it’s been a blast with all the concerts, bike rides, breweries, farmers’ markets, and First Fridays. Get a feel for this mid-sized city as you scroll through the photos below. And if…

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Timelessness

It’s often said that black and white photography creates a sense of timelessness. I love to take a photo full of people and indicators, turn it black and white, and watch as it transforms into a completely different piece of art. Most of the time I even consider making this alteration to a picture, it’s…

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Happy 4th!

I got a new pair of sneakers in the mail yesterday–just in time to whip them out for the 3 day weekend. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Premium (a name that rolls right off the tongue). The metallic leather surface is covered in little slits that give…

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