the tale of two tings

2014 >> oh what a year.

it was my favorite year yet. it was a blend of adventure, reflection, feeling alive, new challenges and being more present. the first half of the…

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beachside brunching.

just like last year (video + post), we spent labor day weekend in los angeles. one of our friends from college was getting married…

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first 30 days back in arizona.

didn’t pick up the camera, but these 30 iPhone snaps tell the story of our first month back in az. thirty happenings in no…

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flying high our last night abroad.

remember the canadian friends we made in uluwatu, bali? steve & emily — our surf crew? well, they’re from vancouver and we just so happened…

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alicia’s white elephant party.

no snow for phoenix, but we’ve had a flurry of social activities. one of the best was alicia’s always-a-good-time white elephant. this year, i brought poopourri (if…

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farewell, friends.

on sunday, dec. 22 friends of ours rallied together for afternoon cocktails at the Vig followed by dinner at the Cafe (our regular staples…

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we be dancing machines.

late summer and fall have brought a concert frenzy to the desert. we’ve actually had to start picking and choosing, because they are just so…

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beach day with the babes.

not sure if you could convince me of a better way to spend a july saturday than at the beach with your dearest girlfriends,…

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the besties + the babes.

another perfect girl’s weekend for the books. this time with a dose of extra love & excitement since we brought the husbands & babies along….

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BFFS + BABES

the group emails have been flying, the “i’m so excited” text messages flooding in, the instagram hashtag has been decided (#bestiesplusbabes) and the mutual…

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boozy birthday cupcakes.

for my girlfriend alicia’s birthday party i wanted to bring a surprise treat. my theme for her birthday was “a magical year” so i…

white elephant party

alicia’s white elephant party.

no snow for phoenix, but we’ve had a flurry of social activities. one of the best was alicia’s always-a-good-time white elephant. this year, i brought poopourri (if…

cafe at phoenix public market

farewell, friends.

on sunday, dec. 22 friends of ours rallied together for afternoon cocktails at the Vig followed by dinner at the Cafe (our regular staples…

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one more squeeze.

when our timezones align we talk most mornings on the way to work. and then california will fall back or spring forward and our…

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geographer groupies.

less than a year after seeing them for the first time here, we were glad to be back in the presence of geographer. the…

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some are silver and the other gold.

the other day i was getting ready for work and i realized that every single one of my accessories – earrings, necklaces, rings and…