I had an absolutely wonderful time being home in Colorado last week, and I can't wait to share all the fun pictures I took! My trip was filled with family, friends, baby bumps, babies, puppies, squirrels and even a donkey! Can you imagine:) It was so great to see my parents and my sister again, we've been lucky enough to see each other quite a bit this year, and I always take the opportunity to snap a few pictures of my GORGEOUS sister. Over the next few weeks I will...

Bainbridge Island, WA.  July 2010. I'm off to Colorado tomorrow for some much needed family and friends time:) I hope everyone has a great rest of their week, and I'll have lots to share when I get back! In the meantime here are two of my favorite images I snapped while visiting Bainbridge Island for the first time last month. Cheers!...

Every now and then (usually every other week) I start to reminisce of my families trip to the UK back in 2008. It really was the trip of a lifetime and I look back on it with some of the fondest memories of my life so far. I've shared a few images in past travel posts, but I think I'm going to start a new series of "favorites." Here are two of my favorite images from Scotland that I have hanging in my house. The image on the right is...

Woke up this morning and got the best doughnuts ever and then went on an awesome hike with Bru and Charlie through Discovery Park. Fantastic way to start the holiday weekend:) Hope everyone has an equally amazing time! ...

It's very rare that I go and buy pumps, or even just fancy shoes in general. I'm tall and my boyfriend is only a few inches taller than me, and let's face it, I don't have that swinging of a social life! As it turns out, however, I actually have a fun party to attend tonight, and I thought I would splurge. Now for me that still means under $100, but I found the most divine shoe designer whose shoes are stunning and affordable. Enzo Angiolini at Nordstroms.  Love. Love....

Willows Lodge Hotel June, 2010 It was such a lovely weekend. Even though it was cloudy the rain held off and I had such amazing light for the wedding on Saturday! The weather was perfectly cool, and there was an amazing mixture of aromas from the lavender, to the herbs, to the wood burning fireplaces...

“Where bare feet and sandy floors rule!”

Seaside is one of my families favorite places to vacation. We discovered this small beach community years and years ago while visiting family in Panama City Beach. Seaside is about 40 minutes west of PCB. We’ve had lots of family reunions, vacations, and birthdays at Seaside, and it’s been fascinating to see how it’s built up in the last 15 years.  The Seaside of years past was literally a one road town with cute little shops and markets, and a killer shave ice store:) Now it’s a humongous community with art galleries, restaurants, and high end shopping. Thankfully though most of our favorite spots are still around, and now there are six, yes I said six, air stream trailers with shave ice and other assorted goodies.  The white sand, blue umbrellas, and clear ocean water do us in every time, and the essence and beauty of Seaside is still very much in tact.

Seaside is one of the hardest places to leave, it’s literally painful every time we have to pack up and go home, but we always know we will be back again soon. Riding bikes, eating shave ice, and laying under our big blue umbrellas starring out at the gorgeous Gulf.  Seaside has been lucky so far not to have received any oil, and we continue to pray to the beach gods that our adored beach community will make it through this horrific tragedy.

Seaside I miss you already, until next year!

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