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Thoughts {on bangs, man buns, + beards}

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back in august, nate & i both set out on our own hair goals & ventures. (lol).
he, growing out his beard to be giant & burly + a man bun atop his head.
me, growing out my bangs.
this past week, i gave in. i cut some new fringe that is now adorning my forehead.
however, nate is holding strong.
though his curly locks are at the most frustrating length he can imagine,
he has not lost heart, he is pressing on.

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January 28th, 2015 at 8:51 am

Confessions {on baths}

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i literally take a bath every day in the winter.
probably bad for my skin. but so good for my soul.
‎”with my freckles & messy hair,
bruised knees & chapped lips –
this morning i am splendidly imperfect and alive.
…another bath it will be!”
-sabrina ward harrison

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January 14th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

thoughts {on hobbies}

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:an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.
:a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation.
our hobby used to be photography…
& then we started a photography business.
it’s our very favorite & we absolutely love what we do.
telling stories & capturing beauty makes us come alive
& we are so thankful it’s what we get to do for our jobs.
somewhere along the journey it become our regular occupation & passed up it’s place as our hobby.
& this christmas break, when life was a bit slower,
we looked at each other & realized we didn’t have any real hobbies anymore.
what do we enjoy doing in our free time to help us relax & enjoy the space between work?
these are my endeavors this year.
what i hope to fill up my free time with.
my new hobbies.
// mixed media art & journaling
//// continuing our expanding indoor greenhouse
/// weaving tapestries [i got a loom for christmas, you guys!!!]

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January 6th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

thoughts {on creative blocks}

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since starting a creative business,
it’s been filled with a roller coaster of seasons.
ebbs & flows. a struggle/fight/dance of sorts.
inspiration, excitement, growth.
discouragement, burnout, apathy.
currently feeling stuck in creative block upon creative block.
but also filled with hope
because after a low season,
it seems a beautiful season always wins out.
the dance is always good, even when we can’t feel it.
even when it’s clumsy & messy.
even when we want to rush off that dance floor.
it seems we always come out feeling thankful for the change all this confusion & discontentment brings.
maybe because it makes us ask the hard questions to continually refine our craft.
how. what. why. who.
we want to come out of this rut fighting for beauty, life, & change.
we want to come out better. filled with excitement.
combating the apathy so we don’t suffocate in this stuckness.

excited for change, new dreams, & whatever is coming next.
here’s to life & to living. with all our might.

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December 10th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

confessions {on pizza}

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pizza. i could honestly eat it for every meal.
earlier this year, gluten started making me really sick.
& i was mostly sad about the loss of favorite pizzas.
the entire season of spring was spent on mission to find the best gluten free pizzas.
the pizza hunt was a success, & pizza is now a regular part of our diets again.
we are pizza. with pineapple on top.

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November 13th, 2013 at 3:52 pm