Coffee Break

I don't know how it happened, but I caught a springtime cold: sore throat, body aches, chills, waves of nausea. I'm guessing Cory brought home some germs from the high school he works at...

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Boudoir with Bria

Guess what!? Bria is going to be a Portlander! Ah! I am so excited for her to make roots here that I couldn't help but share a few boudoir photographs she took of me when she and Andrew came to visit. Portland ladies, get your lingerie ready because you will want to set up a shoot with her! You can see more loveliness on her beautiful blog...

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More Than Just Black & White

I love vibrant, brilliant, magical color: always have, always will. However, last week I realized I had shot up all my color film and still had a pack of black and white that had been collecting dust on my desk for way too long. I loaded it into my land camera...

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Dark Chocolate, Chevre Brownies for Sarah and Eric

Sarah and Eric, our long time internet friends, were visiting Portland so we thought it would be nice to surprise them with a little treat and, lets face it, we are always looking for an excuse to bake something. Do you ever watch Throwdown? Well, the brownie battle with Vermont Brownie Company made us curious to try our hand at making our own chevre brownies (with a gluten...

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Hello on this chilly Friday. It's storming out today so we couldn't help but bundle up and enjoy some quiet time and a few cups of hot tea at the table. We are both battling a little bit of the winter blues and are looking forward to having some fun this weekend. We will be having coffee (and, lets face it, ice cream) with Sarah and...

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Meeting Bria and Andrew

One of Jade's 26 things to accomplish before she turns 27  is to 'Meet more internet friends in real life.' Bria and her fiance Andrew came to visit Portland a week or so ago. On Saturday we met up with them for a bit of breakfast at Woodsman Tavern. There is nothing  more strange and exciting than having an actual conversation with people you've known but have...

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A Birthday Weekend

I love when my birthday falls on the weekend because that usually means we get to celebrate all weekend long. On Friday night, Cory got home from work and asked if I wanted to start my birthday weekend with a present, or end it with one. Of couse I said I wanted my present right that very second. He surprised me with a gorgeous watch...

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26 Before 27

Today, I am 26 years old and I honestly believe it's going to be a wonderful year filled with growth, change and plenty of adventure. To me, 25 will always represent the year I married my best friend, the year I graduated with my Master’s of Arts in Education, the year my relationship with my family changed for the better and the year I immersed myself into...

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Golden Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Yesterday we shared our visit to Cacao Drink Chocolate and now we would like to share the recipe we made in November with the delicious chocolate we brought home. Every year when my birthday rolls around, I always have only one request: that my birthday cake be a cheesecake. Cheesecake is one of my all time guilty pleasure, and if given the opportunity and permittance...

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‘A portrait of one another, once a week for an entire year’ Thank goodness it's Friday. It's been a long week as we have been recovering from a nasty cold. We will be spending this weekend resting up. How about you? Any sickness plaguing your household?...

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