Teen Bedroom Makeover

Teen Bedroom Makeover

HELLO and Happy New Year!  Sorry for the complete lack of posts in the last 8 months, but I finally have some time to sit and be productive at home, not to mention a New Years resolution to start this thing back up!  We are hoping to get back on the blog-wagon because we’re working … Continue reading

Concert: The Postal Service!

Concert: The Postal Service!

This week Shaun and I were able to see one of our all-time-favorite-bands-ever play for the first time in nearly 10 years… The Postal Service! Ben Gibbard (frontman of Deathcab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) created an pop-indie-electronic baby and one epic album together back in 2003.  This is one of the only albums … Continue reading

Building a Coffee Table

Building a Coffee Table

Since Jen and I have lived together, we’ve accumulated hand-me-down furniture at amazing speed. Recently, we actually started purchasing some of our own and are figuring out certain styles we like and dislike. We’re trying to transition from a little bit of everything to a somewhat cohesive theme. The thought of making our own furniture … Continue reading

The YHL-Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge

The YHL-Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge

I am just barely squeezing this post out in time to participate in Young House Love‘s (unofficial) Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge!  (photo credit to Young House Love) Let me explain: there’s a song out that is currently getting some airtime by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis called Thrift Shop.  You can watch the edited version of the video … Continue reading

France on Film: Beaune, Annecy, Chamonix, and Lyon

France on Film: Beaune, Annecy, Chamonix, and Lyon

After leaving Paris, we headed south through Burgundy and then east into the French Alps. Our Pentax MX 35mm SLR once again captured some special moments along the way. Beaune, Marche aux Vins (wine cave tour) Beaune, Hotel Dieu Train ride from Beaune Annecy, Café des Ducs Annecy Annecy Annecy Chamonix, Plan de l’Aiguille (7,602 … Continue reading

France on Film: Paris

France on Film: Paris

Film photography is one of our favorite hobbies – we both prefer the look and feel of film over digital.  There’s something special, more real, and in-the-moment about film that digital just doesn’t capture.  We lugged around a Pentax MX 35mm SLR film camera during our 3 week adventure through France and snapped away 5 rolls, in … Continue reading

Paris Revisited & the End of an Adventure

Paris Revisited & the End of an Adventure

To complete our full loop of France, we returned to Paris for 2 final nights. We caught the evening train from St. Malo to Rennes, then boarded the TGV and raced towards the big city through the dark countryside. We arrived at the Montparnasse station and took a few minutes to get our bearings before … Continue reading

Mont St. Michel, Normandy

Mont St. Michel, Normandy

Lets jump right back into recapping our June 2012 France travelogue – we last left off in St. Malo in Brittany.  Shaun was busy with his work conference, so I took a solo day trip to Mont St. Michel, a famous island abbey within the Normandy region. I caught the morning bus from St. Malo … Continue reading

Inspired to awaken the dead (blog)

Inspired to awaken the dead (blog)

Well it’s been 116 days since we last posted here on the ol’ blog.  And it had been pretty spotty for a few months before that.  We promise we haven’t forgotten about you little bloggie!!  We just got busy, or lazy, or an 80-20 ratio of lazy and busy. Inspiration hit me yesterday after we drove … Continue reading

St. Malo, Brittany

St. Malo, Brittany

It was about 3 hours from Nantes to St. Malo on the rail.  Since we had flown from Nice to Nantes one day prior, we had missed out on the views from the train moving from the south of France up to the northwest.  This three hour train ride passed through agricultural lands, fields, and some forests. … Continue reading