Death Canyon Beauty.


Spending time in the mountains this past weekend with some great people was extremely inspiring.  We biked, we hiked, and we did so much more.  I will do a full break out of good eats, trails, and viewing spots.  This was one of my favorite days when we hiked Death Canyon.  The views were stunning and the weather was perfect!


Phelps Lake.




Stunning trails.





Does it get any better?!

Daydream Believer.

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My mom just went to Idaho to visit a dear friend who has an amazingly beautiful horse farm.  While sharing photos and stories, she said “maybe you’ll have a place like this someday” and it really resonated with me.  It got me thinking, what would my dream farm look like and where would it be.  I started pinterest dreaming up some aspects of a ranch to call home.  Here are some of my favorite pins that inspire me and maybe my future ranch some day 🙂

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Of course, I will have horses.  Who knows how many but definitely a few that can live and graze freely.

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I love outdoor showers especially in fresh air spaces.  It would be my touch of modern added to rustic.

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I’ll need some area to be able to rest and admire the land 🙂

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Maybe if I’m lucky enough, it will even snow once in a while.

I guess you could say I’ve always been a dreamer but you can’t make something happen that you’ve never imagined before.  I’m definitely a day dream believer and I now have a fun new Pinterest board to play with.

What’s your day dream?

Winter Wander – Turquoise.

When it comes to inspiration, I find that I’m most inspired by colors and images.  One of the most inpiring colors is turquiose.  It repesents calm, beautiful, and has a natural feel about it.  Here are some turquoise images that I found to be inspiring this winter.

Love this seashell looking architecture.

Always day dreaming of travel.

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What’s your color inspiration?

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Walking on a Dream.


Some days there is no rhyme or reason for the beautiful weather but when it’s upon you, there’s no reason not to indulge.  One day while Chelsea and I were in North Lake Tahoe, we came across a pond with reflections like no other.  The key to photographing these was to find a pool of water protected from the larger body of water.  This way the water was still enough to capture the reflections beautifully.






We took turns snapping photos of each other because every angle seemed to have a new appeal.  It’s very easy to create these reflection photos in the right settings.


One song that played on repeat during my time in Italy was Bastille’s “Pompeii”. I have listened to it many times since being back in the States and I must say that if ever I am feeling down, this song lifts me up. When I was in college my Art History class covered the destruction of Pompeii, engulfed by Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. As sad as the story is, I am fixated by it because of the intensity of the excavation; the preserved bodies are truly powerful. People are praying, protecting their children, and even in some cases running- but all of those actions are hopeful, hopeful that they will be saved. And I think about that when I hear the lyrics to Bastille’s “Pompeii”.

29183914-pompeii-italy(“Great clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above.” -Sometimes life throws you unexpected obstacles)


(“But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all?” -In those tough times, you just have to take a moment to breathe and look back. Not everything in your life has changed)

italy-pompeii(“How am I going to be an optimist about this?” -Always search to find the positive in a negative)

Recently I have started to watch the show “Mad Men” and most of the time I find myself despising the characters but there was this one moment when Betty was sad and Carla said to her “Go outside, you’ll find everything is just as you left it”. How simple and true is that? Just because one aspect of your life is out of your control, doesn’t mean that everything is, it’s important to remember that. And while the people of Pompeii didn’t survive Mount Vesuvius, they still showed signs of love and optimism. In the end, that’s all we really have.