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Posts tagged ‘photography’

Merhaba! {Traveling Istanbul}

If you’ve read my last post, Turkish de Light, then you already know that I was in Istanbul last month. It was such a vibrant city; fantastic sights, ridiculously good food (though I’ll admit, a little tough when you’re gluten-free), and incredibly friendly people. Here are a few photographs highlighting the aforementioned attributes of this ancient city.

Metropolis Hostel Terrace 2014 So Pretty is as Pretty Does

(overlooking the Bosphorus in the morning}

 

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A Simple Dry Erase Countdown

Recently, I surprised my husband for this birthday with a trip to Europe this September. I cannot express how happy I am that we each have extra savings accounts – I’ve been putting $10 a week aside for three years and I am so excited to use it for this adventure. Maybe you’re doing the math in your head right now and maybe you’re not, but I’ll make it easy on you and just say that this extra savings account covers our tickets, but not everything else. That’s where this little countdown project comes in. Having a visual representation of our upcoming trip will certainly help my lazy side that thinks as she saunters into kitchen, Cook? Nah, let’s order take-out or I’ll pick up coffee on the way instead decide to brew a pot and take a longer look in the pantry.

Dry Erase Countdown

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Happy Halloween!

For this Halloween, I present to you a most terrifying tale told in photographs (and captions).

Pumpkins

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The Apache Trail {in photographs}

During my trip to Arizona earlier this month, one of my favorite days was spent driving the Apache Trail. It’s one of America’s historic byways and absolutely breathtaking.

Apache Lake

{the completely spectacular blue-green color of Apache Lake}

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Meet the mountains.

Around two months ago, my parents bought a house along the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania and New York state border. Much like my current home, it’s a fixer-upper, only much more so. It has loads of potential and is situated on breathtaking land. My parents got this house so our whole family could spend more time together, whether we’re hiking, kayaking or just relaxing by the fire. We’ve been there as many weekends as possible to work on the house. Expect lots of design and renovation projects from this place, but for now, here’s an introduction.

Pond, railroad tracks and trees

{view from the second floor family room}

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Souvenirs from Costa Rica

Our first wedding anniversary is this weekend. We aren’t traveling anywhere tropical this year, so I thought I’d revisit our honeymoon in Costa Rica with a few photographs. Some silly, some breathtaking – not only do these bring back fantastic memories, they offer great design inspiration.

Colorful beach chairs by the ocean

{loved this restaurant in Tamarindo. I doubt I’ll live in a tropical area, but I can imagine having something similar at a lake house}

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Style Goes on Forever.

Like gorgeous spring days, it feels like you can never appreciate good neighbors enough. We had wonderful neighbors during the first two years in our first home. A friendly older couple and with around 170 years of living between them, it’s no surprise that both Mr. and Mrs. M led extraordinary lives. Mr. M was a WWII Prisoner of War and was one of thousands in the Bataan Death March. Mrs. M was a photographer and artist who added color to black and white pictures before cameras had that ability.

In the past 12 months, both Mr. and Mrs. M passed away. We’ve missed having them next door – I learned something new every time we talked. Their daughter came by yesterday to tend to estate matters and asked if I’d like anything to remember them by.  Even with Mrs. M gone, I’m still learning more about her – she had great style.

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