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Friday Phone Dump

JOMO (The Joy of Missing Out)

“Oh the joy of missing out / When the world begins to shout / And rush towards that shining thing / The latest bit of mental bling / Trying to have it, see it, do it / You simply know you won’t go through it / The anxious clamouring and need / This restless hungry thing to feed.

Instead, you feel the loveliness / The pleasure of your emptiness / You spurn the treasure on the shelf / In favour of your peaceful self / Without regret, without a doubt / Oh the joy of missing out”

From an Instagram post by Andrea Shaw

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1-22) So we went to San Francisco last weekend!  It was amazing–what a gorgeous city.  I was so inspired by the architecture, the layout, the colors, the fog, everything.  We were fortunate enough to get to meet up with our old friend, Sloane, and her husband, Matt (how adorable are they?), while we were there!  They moved to SF back in 2015, and we spent the morning (and early afternoon) with them enjoying coffee and New Mexican food :)

I’m already in love with the coffee ( + bread) shop Sloane and Matt took us to, it’s called The Mill, and it’s beautiful!  Someday I’ll go back and take more photos there, but it was cozy and hip and pretty and delicious.  We also went to a restaurant called The Green Chile Kitchen (which, weirdly, has a location in Yukon, OK) for lunch, and it was yummy too.  Thanks again, Sloane and Matt, for showing us around and being our friends!

After lunch, Colin and I walked through the park surrounding the Golden Gate Bridge…and wow.  I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a landmark like the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben or the Statue of Liberty (or the Golden Gate Bridge), but if you have, you know the feeling of the breath sort of being taken away from you when you see something in real life you’ve only ever seen in photos.  Maybe you’ve seen a million photos of the thing, but when you see it in person, you suddenly realize why all those photos were taken.  It’s so striking, it seems like it commands attention from you.

Anyway, that’s how I’ve felt around all those other landmarks, and I was a little taken aback by how the GGB made me feel the same.  I guess I wasn’t expecting it?  So after walking along the Bay a little, we stopped by the Palace of Fine Arts, which is crazy.  Does anyone know of a good book about the history behind World’s Fairs?  I’m looking for one, because this building was built as part of one, and so was one of my favorite parks in St. Louis, and so was the Eiffel Tower!  So let me know, please, if you’ve read any you’d recommend.

We also swung by the Lucasfilm headquarters (they were closed as we were there on a Saturday) where we were totally calm and not freaking out about Star Wars at all.  Just kidding, we were super excited!  I’m hoping they give tours of some sort, because if they do, we will be going!  Also, how amazing is their Yoda statue!?

After that, we at a GF pizza (by that point we weren’t trying to go anywhere special, we just looked up the closest place to us.  It was good, but I don’t think it was a must-stop spot or anything) before heading back to The Mill to get a hot tea for the train ride home.  My tea was ginger/rosemary/turmeric, and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since.  We walked through Alamo Square Park after the sun went down, and it was the most amazing city view I’ve ever seen.  It reminded me of Primrose Hill in London, except there was a 360 view of the city, and everything was much closer to us.  So beautiful.

Do you have any must-see places in San Francisco?  Tell me, tell me!

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23) Well, obviously this week hasn’t been too eventful since these are the only non-SF photos I have!  Haha, I had a work-from-bed day (#perksofbeingaphotographer) earlier this week, and Bozeman was very happy about it.  He loves to snuggle, it’s his favorite.

24) This shade of green is my current color obsession.  I love it!

This weekend we have a cookout for Colin’s office, and we are thinking of starting to shop for some furniture for our apartment.  Excited stuff! :)  I hope your weekend is exciting and happy!



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Friday Phone Dump

“Just because it won’t come easily
Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try, try, try”

Easily // Bruno Major

1-2) I’ve slowly been trying local coffee shops in San Jose, and my first stop on that “tour” (if you want to call it that, why not?) was Crema Coffee.  It was tasty, and there was plenty of room to find a place to tuck in for a few hours with my laptop to work.  Also, the chairs on the patio look like ones you’d find at a Parisian Cafe…soo that was pretty great!

3) Cuties :)

4) Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is this stairwell?!  I want to sit and read there or sip on lemonade or something, geeze

5-6) My heart is so full of gratitude for our new home.  I mean, I usually make a smoothie as an afternoon snack a few times week no matter where I am…but it’s lovely getting to enjoy it by the pool when I want.

7-8) Pretty details of Downtown San Jose!

9) I got to meet Colin for lunch at the market this week, and it was the coolest.  He’s the best, and the Star Wars themed taco shop where I got my lunch was pretty amazing too haha

10) Spanish architecture + palm trees = always lovely

11-12) Like I said, I love the pool.

13) We enjoyed the Mole Enchiladas from Luna when we came to San Jose for Colin’s interview, and since then we’ve been itching to make it back there.  It did not disappoint!  The fresh corn tortillas were made right in front of us, and my mouth is watering just thinking about them.

14-18) Ok….we recently went to the San Jose Rose Garden, and it was heavenly.  Not only did the whole place smell incredible (just, seriously incredible), but I’ve never seen a garden/park like that outside of Europe!  It brought me back to exploring London and Paris, and those are memories I never mind recalling :)  Needless to say, we’ll be going back there soon

19-21) The plant life here is magical in general, I feel so lucky to see it every day.

This weekend we are trying to decide between going to San Francisco and continuing to explore San Jose–so many options, it’s hard to decide!  Follow along on Instagram Stories to see what we decide :)

Anyway, I hope your weekend is restful and exactly what you need!



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Friday Phone Dump

“Flowers of the field
Here today, vanish in the wind
Go to sleep, you may not wake up with a morning sunrise
Move so fast, baby, right before you close your eyes

So you better run
Move fast like a bullet from the gun
Over the hills, salvation rests in the sun
You’re turnin’ it, baby, rest in the sun
So won’t you come
So won’t you come, baby”

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1-4) Hahaha, this is a series I like to call “sleepy pups” in which I photograph Bozeman sleeping in different places around our apartment.  So far he seems to be adjusting well to his new home, he just doesn’t understand the concept of other people (and pets) being allowed to live in the same building as him.  He barks at everyone…sooo we’re working on that.

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5) My favorite spot on our walls so far!  We’ve not hung too many things up yet since we still need to buy some furniture items (and it’s hard to know how tall or short they will be), but of what we do have already, this is my favorite.

6) Geeze.  I’m sure there will be a day when palm trees cease to impress me, but right now they just feel so exotic and vacation-y to me.  That probably just comes with the territory of an Okie living in California though, huh?

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7-8) Yeah, our pool is ok I guess :)  Y’all come see us when you’re in Cali!

This weekend we’ll be exploring more of our new city!  It’s been a busy week getting things done (and with Colin starting work at his new job), so we’re looking forward to relaxing and exploring.  I hope your weekend brings new ideas and maybe a chance for a nap?  :)



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Friday Phone Dump (Monday Edition)

“Theres a place I know
Where the redwoods blow
Where the Colorado River feeds the sea

If you care to share it with me
There are wide blue skies
In your cloudless eyes
And I think that California is what they see
Will you come to California with me”

I said yes // California

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1-4) My sweet friend (and Blake’s younger sister), Whitney, got married last weekend!  I got to do her hair for the wedding, and it was so special because I’ve done her hair for pretty much every big event in her life since high school.  When Whit was a freshman and I was a senior in high school, we were in band together.  I drove her home from school every single day for the whole school year, and I taught her how to have a dance party in the car!  She was shy at first, but by the end of the year she was breakin’ it down at every stoplight right along with me :)  I like to think I taught her all the dance moves she knows haha  So happy for you, Whitney!

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5) Coffee date with these lovelies–I’m so thankful that I got to see them before we left!  If I didn’t get to say goodbye to you, I’m so sorry!  The amount of time between Colin accepting his new job and us leaving was very small, and I’m sad that I couldn’t see everyone before we moved.  Hopefully I will see you all soon!  This is me send you a virtual hug :)  If you’re confused about what I mean by “moved,” maybe you missed last week’s phone dump?

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6) Blake and Brian have the best house–random thought haha

7) We drove this moving truck halfway across America!  Bozeman loved and hated it at the same time, what a trooper.

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8) My heart is still full after getting to have lunch with Tabitha in Amarillo!  We love and miss you, Tabiwan!

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9-14) New Mexico (my very favorite state) is so beautiful I could cry.  Every single time I go there, I wonder if it will enchant me as much as it did before.  Every single time, it does.

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15-20) We stopped at my favorite restaurant in the whole world, Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen, for dinner on our first night.  I’m still on a high from the red and green chiles–and also the Mexican hot chocolate I grabbed from the Teahouse on our way out of town :)  We were so sad that we got into town after Iconik Coffee Roasters and Santa Maria Provisions had closed, but I guess that means we’ll have to head back to Santa Fe soon!

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21-23) See what I mean?  How beautiful is New Mexico?  And these are just views from gas stations and drive-by phone photos…I can’t handle it.

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24-25)  Speaking of gas stations–here we are in Arizona, a state I also love :)

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27-29) A quick stop in Flagstaff as a storm was rolling in from the mountains, what a lovely place!

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30-32) California!

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33-39)  Some details from the end of our drive, our walks around San Jose, and our awesome apartment.  It’s so so beautiful, and I haven’t even begun to process the fact that we are actually here.  In California.  To stay.  Give me a year or so, and maybe I’ll have it figured out haha  For now though, I just feel so blessed to have so many places and people in our lives that help us grow and love and experience beauty.  I feel blessed to have a space of our own and new opportunities and each other.  I’m grateful– so so grateful.

We’re still getting settled in here in our new apartment (and new city), so this week will be about getting work done, unpacking, and crossing the many items off our to-do list.  I hope your Monday feels fresh and inspiring!  And thanks for letting me post this Friday Phone Dump on a Monday :)



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Friday Phone Dump

“Califooorniaaa, Califooooooorniaaaaaaaa, HERE WE COOOOOOOOOOOOME!!”

Phantom Planet // California

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1) So, big news this week…WE’RE MOVING TO CALIFORNIA!  Colin accepted a job in San Jose, CA last week, and we will spend this weekend packing up a moving truck so we can head out on Tuesday.  So. Crazy.  We haven’t had a place of our own since January (which has been the loveliest), so we couldn’t be more excited to have a home again!  If you happen to know anyone in San Jose that I should meet or who needs photos taken–hit me up at hello[at]maryophoto[dot]com.  I can’t wait to bring you photos of palm trees and mountains and the ocean–what a dream come true!

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2-5) Bozeman + Riley = BFFL  They’re the cutest pair of best friends I’ve ever seen :)

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6-8) Colin and I spent some time wandering around OKC last weekend.  It was lovely–this city is so sweet!

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9-11) We’ve been in Tulsa all week celebrating birthdays, the 4th of July, and my Uncle’s wedding!  I took zero photos on the actual 4th, and it was really nice.  Those crepe myrtle flowers are actually from Beth’s front yard, but I thought they looked pretty next to the pool sooo that’s where I put them…

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12) We got to see the Chelsea, Sean, and baby Townes last night, so naturally Beth and I took a selfie with our best’s baby :)  What a cutie!

13) Emergency ice cream stop!

 This weekend we’re loading up our boxes so we can drive out on Tuesday!  I hope your weekend is inspiring :)



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