Staycation 2017

Staycation 2017

Sometimes good things happen at just the right time.

We decided to take a gentle, restful step into 2017. We have lots of hope for a bright future, even with all that happened globally in 2016. We both grew and grew last year, so we chose, for the first time ever, to use Justin's days off to not go galavanting about on a mountain (though we will do that later), but rather to just spend a week at home. Together.

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Photo Essay: Stone Door in the Fall

Photo Essay: Stone Door in the Fall

I love my friend Mary. I'm convinced that the true stuff of life is love, understanding, companionship; it's the sharing of life with others, serving and being served, accepting and being accepted. It's what makes life truly rich, and it can be pretty hard to find. But that is exactly what I've found in my friendship with this woman, and it's just so good.

So when we both had the idea of a hike through nature involving a glorious view (#same), we made it happen.

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#SlowFashionOctober: Known Origins

#SlowFashionOctober: Known Origins

Every item born has a creator.

This is a concept that I was completely oblivious to a couple years ago. I don't know what I thought happened - clothing fairies who magically turned cotton and wool into blue jeans and sweaters seems as likely a guess as any for how I imagined our clothes came into being. I never even considered that an actual person had to make each and every item I saw on the endless racks in my favorite stores.

I certainly didn't think that those people might not have it so great at their jobs.

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