Flora & Fauna

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In Remembrance

Author: Cory I've been putting off writing this post. Not because we haven't had anything good to share. Not because life is too much to write about. I think mostly because so much has been happening so fast that it's been hard to sit down and think of it all at one time. The first half of the year has not been what we expected it...

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Goodbye Summer

And just like that, we said goodbye to summer. We are only a few days into September and I've already had to wear a sweater and turn on the kitchen light during the day due to dark cloud coverage. I couldn't be happier. There are a few things I'll remember from this summer: the Rhubarb and Saffron in Champagne ice cream from Salt & Straw, reading way too...

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A Morning with the Roses

It has become a tradition of ours to set aside a bit of time to visit the roses every year. We like to wait till after the Rose Festival when the crowds have died out, that way, the expansive gardens feel as though they belong just to us. The unseasonably warm weather this year has caused many of the beautiful blooms to wither before their...

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Ready for the Weekend

There are lots of places to get gorgeous florals here in Portland, but I've been especially loving the displays outside of Christopher David recently. It has me anxious for the rose gardens to bloom. I feel like I've been eyeing this slim zip wallet for ages. You think it would hold a passport? While I'm not a mother (yet) I really love the new venture, Mother, from Katie...

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Life in an Instant

It has been some time since I've shared a collection of instant shots. I think the last time might have been our London and Paris ones! Instant film captures moments in such a special way, a way my words are lost on. ...

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Schoolhouse Electric

Its been strange not writing much on Endlessly Enraptured lately. For almost a whole year it was a part of my daily life; writing down notes at the places we go, coming home and using those notes to create a narrative of the entire experience. It was therapeutic. I've always been told if you want to be a writer, you need to write all the...

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Ready for the Weekend

'I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I've stopped work and said, 'Thank God it's Friday.' But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit.' - Helen Mirren Isn't Helen Mirren a goddess? And so smart! We always try to take a little time...

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March in Instagrams

               Photographs courtesy of Jade’s instagram, Cory’s instagram and our instagram. March was a roller coaster: lots of extreme highs and extreme lows. Spring arrived in Portland.  I started seeing a new doctor. We gave our 30 days notice and celebrated over a few cups of coffee. We couldn't resist indulging in a few sweet treats after seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel. I think April is going to be about recharging...

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Trifecta

Doctor: 'These types of conditions: migraines, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, bladder sensitivity, etc, they seem to come in trifectas. We don't know why, but they do.You seem to have a very sensitive system. You get really sick, really quickly and then it takes ages for things to get back to normal.' Me: 'Well...

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Ranunculus Study

Because sometimes your husband surprises you with flowers and sometimes the light comes in from the window just right making them exceptionally beautiful...

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