Our Pacific Northwest Trip in Photos… Seattle

It has been several months since our fantastic trip to the Pacific Northwest last August.  We had an unbelievable time exploring the region of our beautiful country together.  Just as the weather here starts to warm up again, I thought I'd refresh {mostly my own heart} and relive this vacation through some of our favorite photos. [...]


Winter Weekend Ideas!

Happy Valentine's Weekend!  Today I have a little list of winter weekend fun ideas for you. I hope you have spent the last day or so with your loved one(s), being cute and snuggly and happy and in love, doing all your favorite together-things.  Truly, the ones we hold dear to our hearts deserve to [...]

New Digs.

Hello there. It's been some time. How have you been? It is with a little bit of uncertainty that I start writing here today again!  I have mostly been focusing on my photography job/blog/growing-my-business/while-still-teaching/being-healthy, and consequently, unfortunately, neglecting this page. It's been a big, deep breath of a writing pause. Which is quite apparent if [...]


This past summer, I watched a Ted Talk by Dr. Brené Brown, a leading Social Work professor who has spent ten years researching vulnerability, shame, courage, and authenticity, with a more recent focus on living in a wholehearted way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o I opened her book, Daring Greatly, and flew through the pages. Drank up her words. [...]

Huckleberry is One!

Today, our day was all about Huckleberry. We napped, we couch-snuggled, we slept in until almost 8 am! Dogs have a way of scootching into our lives {And in between us on the couch.}  Believe it or not, Huckleberry isn't completely in charge of the McCann family household.  However, he does have more expensive shampoo [...]

Best Breakfast: The Buttered Tin

We discovered a bakery/cafe that feels like breakfast in bed. Sun shines through the windows and drenches the wooden tables and the butter yellow tufted booth seats with its warmth {even in these below zero days!}.  Plates are loaded with colorful, fresh fruits and veggies and hearty home-baked bread.  Their bacon is THICK, and their [...]

Places to go, Lattes to Drink… The Bean Factory

Sometimes, this is how I feel about living in a cold state: We've had an especially ridiculously cold start to winter. There are many things you can do to ameliorate the situation, including but not limited to buying fur lined Sorel boots, always wearing your fur lined hood, a scarf, a hat, mittens, and sometimes [...]