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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

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: 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

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

Nice, The French Riviera

Nice, The French Riviera

After 2 nights in Antibes, we headed for a short 15-20 minute train ride to Nice.  We attempted to bus to our hotel – but with our luck, the bus we took had either broke down or stopped service after only a couple minutes.  We couldn’t understand the bus driver’s announcement, and many other people … Continue reading

Antibes, The French Riviera

Antibes, The French Riviera

Days 12-14: After an amazing 2 days in Avignon (our favorite stop on the entire trip), we had a lengthy train ride to Antibes. Passing through the hills of Provence and nearing the Mediterranean Sea, we finally glimpsed the ocean within the last 30 minutes of the train ride. Off the train, we were headed … Continue reading

Lyon, Rhône-Alpes

Lyon, Rhône-Alpes

Day 9 of FRANCE TRIP 2012: We had a long travel day from Chamonix to Lyon (5 hours on several trains).  Once we finally arrived in Lyon, we lugged our bags to our next hotel.  We had found Hotel Le Boulevardier in both Rick Steves and Lonely Planet’s “France” travel guides – a 2 star, … Continue reading