Goodbye Fall, It’s Been Nice.


This weekend we walked through downtown Petaluma and you could have sworn we were in Boston by the color of the trees. I had to stop and take pictures of these gorgeous maples turning from green to red.




Lastly, these gorgeous yellow leaves against the brilliant blue sky.


It was a beautiful day for primary colors! Now the trees will be leafless and the rain will come, I do love that too!

Travel Thursday.


Over the weekend, my friend Emily and I picked a place on the map and decided to meet up there for the day.  We grabbed our guys and some floaties to take off for our own lake for the day.  I’d share where this location is except then it wouldn’t be ours anymore now, would it?  My best suggestion is check out a map and pick a spot.  Start an adventure 🙂

We had to take some backroads so it’s a good thing Emily and Matt have a truck that can cruise over anything!

The clouds looked like they were coming in so we weren’t sure what sort of weather we’d end up with.

But we kept going and ended up with a lake stealing the only sunshine of the day.  We had awesome weather and it was fun to float while watching the storm pass by.

It was beautiful.  We even saw a beaver swimming playfully around.

Happy place.




Meadows, lakes, and gorges.  What a beautiful day!


Where is your next adventure taking you?

Fall Favorite Snaps


As you know, once the colors start turning they go so fast.  Right now the colors are in their prime so of course we ventured out to capture the gorgeous transition.  These snaps were so easy to shoot, just let mother nature show you her bright side.  When scouting for future shoots, we not only look for lighting but for beautiful settings to paint the backdrop.













My favorite part of having our blog is the creative freedom we have to do whatever we want.  My art is photography and I find no greater joy than to wander on a photo adventure!

Falling for Flannel.

I love nothing more than being surrounded by trees and exploring with some fresh air flowing.  I’m also somewhat of a tomboy so I love dressing comfortably.  Flannels have always been my go-to for comfort and I’m so excited they are making such a bold come back this year.  They never go out of style but now they are actually hitting a style radar which thrills me :).


(Charlotte Russe beanie & Flannel, Forever21 cami and electric blue pants)

IMG_4997(Charlotte Russe jewelry)

IMG_5002(Steve Madden Booties)

IMG_4995Get comfy and embrace Fall.  Now’s the perfect time to go see the colors changing and welcome a new season.

Mori Point Walk

This weekend was full of clear blue skies and my friend and I wanted to take advantage of that so we headed South about 10 minutes to a sleepy beach town called Pacifica. It is a popular spot for surfing and has the most amazing Taco Bell you will ever see, it literally sits on the beach and has a walk-up window for people with sandy feet! We didn’t eat there but we did take a nice walk up to the top of Mori Point to get a great view of the beach. I lived there for a few months and would often walk up on my own to sit and relax. Sometimes the sound of the waves can bring a lot of peace to your mind.

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Winter Walks

IMG_6774Since it hasn’t been too rainy, I’ve been trying to enjoy the outdoors on the weekends.  The trick to this is layering your clothing because naturally you will get warm from a hike but it’s not worth sucking up the cold at the beginning in just a long sleeve shirt.  Adding a warm beanie or ear covering fleece headband can help too.  I hit some East Bay trails this past weekend with my mom and we really enjoyed the colors and paths that the hiking trails had to offer.  The same trails can look different throughout all the seasons.

IMG_6799Blue skies




IMG_6775We had to go through a farm gate or two because some areas cows were roaming freely.




IMG_6796Mt. Diablo







It’s always nice to get exercise with fresh air.  I’d prefer working out outdoors over a gym any day.  I can’t wait for the nights when it’s light out longer and I can enjoy being outdoors after work.  There are a TON of trail heads throughout the bay area that are worthy of checking out.  You never know, there could be one right in your back yard!

Perils of a Penny Pincher. Part 3

Conservatory of FlowersLife is great in the Golden Gate (Park)! I live two blocks from the entry to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and I couldn’t think of a better backyard to have. It is only a five minute walk to the Conservatory of Flowers which is this amazing building created for botany lovers. The weather was an outstanding 80+ degrees last week so my friend and I took full advantage as we went on a stroll through the park.

Conservatory of Flowers(The entrance to the Conservatory of Flowers)

Clock(There is a huge clock built  into the ground at the entrance, it reminds me of Disneyland)

Gate(There is a tunnel that leads to the other side of the park; it’s dark & spooky inside)

Stairs(The tunnel often has jazz bands playing for tourists on the weekends, the sound is awesome)

Tree Climb(There are huge trees in the area that are easy to climb up, you could relax and read a book!)

(Taking a shaded break from the heat)

Sunlight(The sun was peeking through the trees, it was so beautiful)

marigolds(The grounds are kept up nicely, brilliant foliage is everywhere)

shadows(Goofy shadows in the grass)

columns(These concrete columns line across a small bridge)

(This black bird reminded me that it is almost time for Halloween)

If you are not from San Francisco but are looking to visit, Golden Gate Park truly is magnificent. If you haven’t been before, you should go! You could get lost looking at all kinds of animals including live Buffalo!