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Friday Phone Dump

“Oh come on
It was right here all along
What you’re looking for is never gone
How did we do this, we’re here
Hold me close and hold me near”

Nick Mulvey // Unconditional

1) Fall fall fall fall fall fall :)

2-32) Whew!  That was a lot of photos.  My aunt and uncle were in Monterey for work 2 weekends ago, so we drove down to visit them and explore.  We had the best time driving the coast (including the 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach) and eating great food with them!  They’ve been coming here every year for a long time, so they actually showed us around all the cool places.  My favorite was Point Lobos State Reserve where we walked along rocky bits of coast and watched one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.  We found so many places to take friends and family when they visit us!  Thanks, Jack and Angela!

33) Some days Most days Bozeman wants to snuggle like this all day long–sweet little guy!

34) Haha, we went to World Market to pick out some dining room chairs last week, and Colin asked me to take a photo of him in this one so we could look at the scale of it when we were back in the apartment.  We came back and bought it in the end :)

35) Crate & Barrel has the dreamiest, sparkliest Christmas kitchen displays!  I was in there the other day and it was magical to just wander through everything.

36) One of my new favorite shops is called Hive & Hum (it’s in Santa Cruz), and I think I need this mug I found there!!!!

37) Our lovely friend, Vanessa, came to stay with us for a few days last weekend, and one of the first nights she was here was the last night for my aunt and uncle to be in town.  They came up to San Jose and went to dinner and breakfast with us–it was so great!  Also, this cafe sells Verve Coffee (our current favorite local coffee here in the Bay) soooooo we’ll be going back there.

38) I had my DSLR camera with me most of the time Vanessa was here, so I was pretty bad about taking phone photos.  Here’s a selfie of us all by the Bixby Creek Bridge (which completely blew my mind) though!  We had a blast taking her around places we’ve found and exploring new places all along the coast.  She even took a few photos of Colin, Bozeman, and me that I will treasure forever (and I will probably share them on Instagram if you’d like to see)!

39) Carmel Beach….so dreamy

40) One of the last things I did with Vanessa before she left was explore the San Jose Rose Garden!  If you come visit us, we will take you here–it’s beyond beautiful and it smells like magic.

41-42) What most of my days have looked like this week.  It feels like there are so many things to get done before the holidays that I don’t know where to start!  Also, maybe it’s just me but I’M FREAKING OUT THAT THE LAST JEDI COMES OUT IN UNDER A MONTH!  I’m a little nervous about this movie (given the history of what happens in the second Star Wars movies within the trilogies), but I still cannot wait to see it.  We bought our tickets as soon as they went on sale, and it feels like all I can think about is Star Wars these days :)

Wow, thank you all for your patience with me as I struggle to post every week!  I’m in the process of adjusting my schedule (and my business in general), so it’s been tough to be consistent.  I really appreciate you sticking around though!

This weekend we’ll be going to the Nick Mulvey concert in San Francisco and meal planning for Thanksgiving!  I hope your weekend is happy!



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Friday Phone Dump

“Hallelujah, Light will chase and find us.  Love is facing us again.”

Oh Light // The Liturgists

(I’ve started listening to Christmas music as usual starting November 1st…it’s nice)

1) I really can’t overstate how lovely it’s been to see colorful leaves everywhere here.  I was a little afraid that San Jose would never feel like Fall since it’s sunny about 300 days out of the year, but the colorful leaves are abundant and each one feels like a gift–I love it!

2) Bozeman and I stopped by Colin’s office a couple of Fridays ago to hang out.  Bozeman was shy around everyone, but they all loved him!  I guess next time I need to bring some treats or something with me since we have a very introverted dog haha

3) Japantown in San Jose is a lovely little district, and we’ve particularly enjoyed the Korean food there.  I snapped this photo outside the restaurant when we went there to eat :)

4) We spent some time sorting through keepsake items the other day, and we found a few things we kept from England that had been packed away.  It was so sweet to see everything again–especially these very old maps that Colin got.  We’ll definitely be framing those!

5-6) Despite the leaves changing and the current chill in the air, we had a few days last week when the temperature was in the 90s!  I decided to just embrace them and go to the pool…and I am absolutely not complaining about that.

7-13) My lovely friend, Steph, texted me last Thursday letting me know she would be in San Francisco for a short time the next day.  So Friday morning I got on the train to SF and met her there!  It was so so great to see her and her friends, and as usual San Francisco proved to be one of the most beautiful and dreamy cities I’ve ever experienced!

14-16) We rented a car last weekend which allowed us to explore a little more than usual.  We drove to Santa Cruz (about 40 minutes or so) and fell entirely in love.  I had no idea it would be such a magical place, but it was everything my granola/hippie/beachy/mountain dreams are made of.  These first photos are from the River Cafe (omg, so good) where we enjoyed our lunch on a huge porch surrounded by giant trees dropping leaves as big as our faces!

17-18) While we walked around downtown, we sipped on some locally roasted coffee from Verve (we also bought a pound of beans to enjoy at home, which I drank this morning, and it was delicious) and the most heavenly gluten-free ginger snaps from Buttercup Cakes.  The whole experience was the. loveliest.

19-22) I mean, come on, California.  This is just too much for me.  How is it so beautiful here?  How?!

23)  Haha, here’s a creepy photo of Bozeman tucked into our bed.  Thank you, Colin, for this!

24) Citrus season is coming and it’s gonna smell  d r e a m y.

25) Hi!

26) More Autumn leaves, I can’t stop.

27) B2 is still making my favorite americanos around here, just in case you were wondering :)

This weekend we’re going to see my Aunt and Uncle who are in town from St. Louis!  I’m so excited.  Also, hopefully we’ll catch some of the Bedlam game–Go Cowboys!  I hope your weekend is a great one.



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“Light will guide you home & ignite your bones”

Fix You // Coldplay

1) Scenes from a walk we took this week–I’ve been so happy to see colorful leaves around here!  I carried this little red one with me the whole time we walked, and it’s currently sitting on our dining room table :)

2) Bozeman is always a snuggler, but these days he’s been extra eager to cuddle up with us (I think it’s the chilly weather)

3-4) We cheered on the Cubbies until the end this week!  Though we won some games earlier in the week, last night we lost the National League Championship to the LA Dodgers.  That means they’ll be going on to the World Series this year and not us :(  I’m happy for our new State though, soooo I guess Go Dodgers?!

5-8) I’m tellin’ ya, California is insanely beautiful.

9) It’s been cloudy (and rainy!!) these past couple days, which means the mountains look a little more like New Mexico mountains than California ones.  I definitely don’t hate it, my heart is in New Mexico most when it’s Fall and Winter!

This weekend we’ll be relaxing (a common theme these days, we’re all about a relaxing weekend) and exploring a little bit.  I hope your weekend is just what you need!



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1) It’s that time of year again when we spend most of our evenings cheering on the Cubbies!  Colin loves his W flag, and it’s currently flying off our balcony since we won last night!  Go Cubs Go!!

2) This is Bozeman’s “mom, can we please go on that walk now?!” face

3) We’ve been enjoying our Topeca coffee since I brought some back from OKC :)  Pro tip, if you buy a bag at Cuppies & Joe with your Keep It Local card, you get a free cup of coffee right then and there.  It’s so great!  The Espresso roast is our second favorite–it’s only beaten by their Sweater Weather roast.  So. so. good.

4) I don’t wake up early very often, but when I do I’m always happy to be rewarded with the prettiest light!

5) Guys!  I’ve been reading through the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes stories after our dear friend, Josh, gifted us this copy.  A Study in Scarlett totally blew my mind, and I loved reading all the short stories, but now I’m finally reading The Hound of the Baskervilles!!!  I’ve never read any Holmes before now, but I can see why these books were/are so incredibly popular.

6) This week I have also been full of Star Wars mania (we bought our tickets already!!) since the new trailer dropped.  I’ve worn star wars socks (these have BB8 on them) every day, and I think I’ve watched the trailer 100 times already…what?  I don’t have a problem…

7) Man, the wildfires up here have been so so sad to see.  Earlier this week, the winds brought thick smoke to San Jose that made it hard to see and breathe.  I don’t have a comparison photo for you, but normally you can see a couple more miles worth of rooftops and mountains from this view.

8) Pumpkin cookies because October :)

9) I wasn’t sure if California would have many Autumn leaves, but so far it hasn’t disappointed!

10) See?!

This weekend we’ll be relaxing and shopping for a few new items of clothing for Colin.  I hope your weekend is cozy and wonderful!



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“I turn the music up, I got my records on
From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song
Don’t want to see another generation drop
I’d rather be a comma than a full stop

Maybe I’m in the black, maybe I’m on my knees
Maybe I’m in the gap between the two trapezes
But my heart is beating and my pulses start
Cathedrals in my heart
As we saw oh this light I swear you, emerge blinking into
To tell me it’s alright
As we soar walls, every siren is a symphony
And every tear’s a waterfall
Is a waterfall”

1-19) Two weekends ago we got to go back to San Francisco, and it was the loveliest.  I’m so glad we have a big city that’s kind of “ours.”  We’ve also loved getting to meet up with our friends, Sloane and Matt, who live in San Francisco–they are kind and gracious and always up for showing us their favorite places.  Thanks guys!

20) What’s a phone dump without a few snuggly photos of Bozeman?

20-32)  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I was just in Oklahoma for a week to shoot my lovely friend’s wedding.  It’s been a few days, but I am still completely wiped out from all the running around I did there!  Since Colin didn’t come with me (and he’s not up for rushing around as much as I am), I did my best to see as many people as I possibly could in the amount of time I was there.  I got to surprise Blake and Brian, have meals with all my bests, hug almost all of my people, and have 3 photo shoots plus the wedding!  Thank you all for your love and time spent on me :)  I’m sorry I didn’t get to see everyone–hopefully next time!!

Also, it was dark when my plane took off from Vegas to San Jose, but when we got into the air, that last photo was my view… it was amazing.

33) Colin and I FINALLY got to see Coldplay (our favorite band) perform live!  It was every single bit as magical as we thought it would be–we danced like crazy, scream/sang, and definitely cried real tears more than once.  We are not really “concert people,”  but we’ve wanted to experience Coldplay for a long time now, so it felt awesome to check that off our bucket list!

34) Pups has been happy to have me back in California, and I must say the feeling is mutual.  A part of me is always in Oklahoma, but it’s just so good to be home!

This weekend we’ll be organizing our apartment and taking it easy.  I hope your weekend is cozy and full of whatever makes you think of Fall :)



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