hi there, friends.

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it’s sunday, and we’re back in the mountains of north carolina after a week in not-so-sunny, but not-so bad-weather-either, florida. disney world was magical, amazing, and spectacular – all the things you expect and hope that it will be. and experiencing it with my love was sooooo fabulous. as you might guess, i have tons of photos to share with y’all, but not just yet…

we actually arrived home friday night, but had planned a fun weekend upon our arrival. the incredible paige, who blogs at for the love of wanderlust, planned a stop in asheville on her month long, solo south/southeast tour. so, we are hosting her this weekend. and it is so much fun! paige and i have been blogging friends and instagram buddies for a little over two years now, but this weekend we have become face-to-face friends. so freaking awesome.

so, we’re quite busy doing asheville, touristy things and just enjoying the moments. therefore, i’ll get back with you during next week with photos and such. it’ll be our first dive back into regular life again this coming week after a long, restful, and amazing holiday break. but, you know what? i am totally ready for that.

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not until we do a little exploring and fika-ing with paige first, though! yay!

happy weekend! love & peace. xx

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It’s January 1st! A brand new year! I rang in the new year in style and filled with lots of fun celebrations – so. much. freaking. fun. This year was definitely not a quiet New Year’s Eve. It was loud, crazy, fun, and filled with fabulous people, dancing, champagne, and lots of laughs. Like I said, celebratory! A little glimpse of what is to come in 2014… at least those are my intentions. More about my vision and intentions for 2014 in a few days, as I begin to get a feel for this year’s vibe and how it connects with my word of the year. Of course, tomorrow I’ll post lots of photos from our New Year’s Eve celebration shenanigans. How was your night? Hopefully, it was as you had hoped. Right now, I’m about to close the 1st day of 2014. I’m cozy in my bed, with my love & my cat beside me. I’m beat after not much sleep last night and a 3 hour drive home from Atlanta this afternoon. But first I wanted to stop by and leave a heartfelt Happy New Year greeting from my love and me to all of you! So, my friends, goodnight. Sleep tight. Sending you warm wishes for a blessed, peaceful, blissful, and adventurous 2014 filled with celebrations and loving life to the fullest!

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peace and love. xx

sensory (super)overload. part 4.

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there has been some serious sensory overload during the past week. from a 9 hour road trip in pouring rain to family to super amounts of yummy food to holiday fun to christmas tree hunting adventures, it’s more than i can write about in one blog post. so, i’m not going to write much at all. in fact, i can’t really put it into words. so, instead, i’m gonna share my sensory overload only through my photos – a lot of photos. you’ll get it when you see all the amazing-ness that i have been blessed to enjoy over the past few days. ready?!

thanksgiving at the beach

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hoping that your days have been filled with happiness and peace. and if they haven’t, then i send peace and love to you… and i challenge us all, no matter what, to seek to find something to be grateful for. because this world, even as dark and messed up and corrupt and harsh that it is, is also filled with tiny snippets of joy and beauty. it may only been seen in a little flower for one short moment, but it is there. and i wish a lifetime of beautiful moments for you…

peace and love.