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In travel on
December 9, 2016

apple picking adventure


after going to the pumpkin patch, brendan and i went on an adventure to find an apple orchard to pick some apples. since it was late in the season, most weren’t open or were out of apples but we finally found one that was an hour away that sounded promising. we drove and drove thru the countryside and finally found the picturesque apple farm. seriously, this place is adorable! but when we went to the apple picking counter to get our bags, we were informed they were out of apples as of an hour before. rats! but we decided to walk around anyways and take in how pretty the farm was. we finally found one apple at the very tip top of a tree and with brendan’s help, i finally got my apple! other highlights of our trip to the apple farm was an adorable dog that happily followed us around and the yummiest frozen apple cider! it was so good we went back for more when we were done with our first glass! i’m gonna try to make my own soon so stay turned! overall, even despite the lack of apples, it was a great day!

In travel on
December 7, 2016

pumpkin patch sunday

i know christmas season is in full swing but i found photos of some adventures brendan and i had this past fall and i just had to post them! i saw the cutest little pumpkin patch and fruit stand on the side of the road one day while taking Colette to the groomers and i knew i just had to take brendan! we finally went when brendan visited east aurora a few weeks later and it was even cuter than I imagined. the pumpkin patch was next to a beautiful, tree lined river that was perfect for photos and they had lots of chickens and goats and pigs roaming around the grounds. brendan and i walked around and bought some pumpkins and explored the river and had an all around great time! here are a few of my favorite pictures from that day.

In life on
October 10, 2015

fall in cincinnati + an update

it feels like a lifetime since I’ve written here and so much has happened in such a short time. I’ve finished my first year of industrial design, have a wonderful boyfriend, survived summer school at Art Center in Pasadena, prepared a portfolio and had my first professional job interview. I cannot believe it’s been a year since I started DAAP or joined a sorority but it’s been such a full, blessed year. I’m not gonna promise I’ll update here regularly but I’m gonna try to post more often!
in other news, isn’t that picture of Cincinnati with the bright colours and leaves changing just wonderful? it’s getting chillier and sweater weather is around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited for my favorite time of year to begin.
In holidays, travel on
November 28, 2013

thanksgiving thankfulness

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happy thanksgiving everyone! though i didn’t do anything to celebrate today (besides making pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast), saturday i’m having a french/american thanksgiving feast with some people from the church! i’m pretty excited! look forward to lots of pictures coming soon. in the meantime, here are some things i am especially thankful for:

  • my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles… family in general
  • the experience to live in different countries and places {france, new zealand, ohio}
  • my home in california, both literally and figuratively
  • my favorite treats here: lemon macarons at lac, socca, emilie’s cookies
  • and my favorites back home: veggie grill and native foods, sprinkles vegan red velvet, portola coffee
  • my cell phone, laptop, internet, etc…
  • wonderful friends: here, home and everywhere
  • travel and adventuring
  • Christmas being right around the corner
  • good books, inspiring movies and beautiful music
  • rituals like morning coffee and devos before bed
  • my health and the health of those closest to me
  • Jesus, the Gospel, the Bible, God’s love
    what are you thankful for? 
    //photos of fall around nice//
In travel on
May 4, 2013

fall(ing) in (love with) new zealand

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my favorite season yet here in new zealand is fall. autumn is a wonderful season to begin with but in new zealand, it seems amplified. the leaves turning shades of reds and oranges reminds me of my time in ohio and my first few months there when the leaves were turning and the air was crisp. my way to unwind here is to take walks, either with friends or alone, through the countryside right before the sun sets. in summer, it was a necessity to walk at dusk because of the heat but lately, it’s been more of a luxury to take a break from my busy schedule to get away and watch the sun illuminate the colored leaves and turn the bright green hills golden. here are a few snapshots I took on a recent sunset stroll

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