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    Fall Reading

    With the coming change of seasons, I find myself wanting more and more to curl up in a chair by the fireplace and read every gothic old novel I own. Dracula, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, all of Edgar Allen Poe. Fall is the time for moodiness and dark stories. It’s the time when I feel most inspired to write. I listen to grand, sweeping, and sad music, huddle up on my bed, and let imagination run wild. I draw a lot of my inspiration from reading. The way my favorite authors use their words; the beauty of old vocabulary; the attention to details. I can only aspire to write in…

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    Desert Memory || A Short Film at Potholes State Park

    As I mentioned earlier this week, last weekend my family went camping at Potholes State Park. While we were there, my husband and I decided to film an outfit video, and I had a very vague inkling of what I wanted it to be. I really love making outfit short films, if you will, showcasing an outfit but in a storytelling manner, and while I wish we had gotten a more narrative collection of shots I’m so happy with how this one turned out! It’s given me loads of ideas for future short films that may actually become actual short films! In this, I simply wanted to shoot as if…

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    The Hall of Trees || Potholes State Park

    Hello dear friends! This weekend my family went camping at Potholes State Park, a green oasis set in the middle of desert country in Eastern Washington. While we were there, I took advantage of the beautiful scenery to exercise my creativity. One of the most eye-catching parts of the park was this amazing hall of trees, which I assume was planted in order to break the wind; there were several blocking the camping grounds from the open desert. And, while it was likely created to be practical, I loved how magical and fairytale-like it looked so of course I had to snap some photos! The sound of the massively tall…

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    The Littlest Family’s Big Day

    Hello, my dear friends! I debated a lot about whether I should come back to the blog with a more meaningful post, or whether I should continue blogging as usual without referencing why I’ve been gone. By now if you follow me on social media you may have read that a month ago (almost to the day, as it happened August 4th!) we were on our way to visit my brother in Oregon when the car we had borrowed began to smoke as we drove up Mount Hood. We pulled over, debating who we should call as at the time we thought the engine had overheated, and then as the…

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    Summer Plaid || Emily and Fin

      It’s probably the biggest cliche in the book that a blogger loves fall, but for once I won’t fight the cliche. I love fall, and I’m so very ready to have cool weather and crisp leaves, pumpkin patches, costume parties, fall colors, and fun layers! But while we are still in the middle of summer more or less, I will settle for wearing this BEAUTIFUL Emily and Fin skirt whose colors are the perfect bridge between summer brights and fall jewel tones. Skirt, Modcloth (gift from a friend) | top, Goodwill Bins (similar) | shoes, Amazon (here) | brooch, c/o Erstwilder | headscarf, thrifted | purse, estate sale