day in the desert.

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I have a lot of things I want to write about today, but my head feels like a crumpled piece of paper and I’m not sure I’ll get very far articulately. There is a large part of me that wants to just hide in the back of my closet and watch Law and Order reruns until it’s dark outside again, while another part of me longs to lace up my tennis shoes and attempt my first run since this time last year. ...

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how much wallpaper is too much wallpaper?

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If you would have told me this time last year that this time next year, I’d be living in Arizona and renovating an old ranch style home with 18 chickens and a cow and a couple of bunnies and a whole lotta citrus trees,  I would have said, “Never. Not in a million years!” But one of the great lessons 2020 taught me was, never say never....

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a home renovation begins.

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Well, here we are! Probably eating take-out tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner since we don’t have a kitchen this week BUT does that even matter when we’re feeling the giddiness Christmas morning often brings as we’re starting our home renovation?!

We are a few months into our new home situation in Arizona and while a lot has happened on the home front in many regards (though never as quickly as I’d like!...

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life lately, according to my camera roll.

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so many photos. all from the phone camera and all holding special moments, i could blow them up gigantic and frame them everywhere, it doesn’t matter that the big camera never left the shelf the last several weeks. i’ve said it from the get go, but it doesn’t matter the camera. you don’t need the hottest lens or the most expensive camera body to document.  ...

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a trip to scottsdale, arizona with fairmont!

i’m so happy to be sharing some photos and also a video today from our trip to scottsdale, arizona a few weeks ago! we had such a fun time, and it’s definitely one of those experiences we will remember forever.  when Fairmont reached out and asked to partner a few months ago, we were incredibly excited at the opportunity, because we have always heard such wonderful things about their properties and accommodations.  ...

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