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We visited my dear friend Joye’s childhood home (a beautiful ranch in Nebraska.) We slept in tents under the stars. We held each other’s babies while taking turns stirring the dinner pot, rode trucks through the Sandhills, explored the creeks, and laughed until we cried. This is what summer dreams are made of.

Nebraska

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“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn Paris has always been on my list of places to visit. It was just as magical as I imagined. There were flower shops on every corner. Hot wine, macarons, and crepes in almost every cafe. I traveled to Paris with my mother and Emma. We stopped […]

Paris

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I love the change of seasons. Just when it feels like winter has taken over your soul, the warm sun shines again and the flowers begin to bloom. Things are starting to get busy around here, so these free days at home are pretty rare. Today was a “whatever Emma wants to do day.” We […]

Spring baking | Berry hand pies

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Yay! It’s baking season! Nothing makes me happier than the aroma of cinnamon and rosemary filling my house on a chilly day. Emma is my baking sidekick, and we enjoy picking out the perfect ingredients, the mess in the process, and the smile on peoples’ faces when we share our yummy pies. One of my […]

Rosemary Pear Galette

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30a is a magical little place full of the most beautiful beaches and atmosphere. The restaurants and shops are to die for. 30a has become our home away from home, and we visit regularly. A piece of my heart is always in 30a. It’s where I retreat for comfort and inspiration. I always leave with […]

Lauren and Emma’s Guide to 30a

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“Summer was our best season. It was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape.” We come alive in the summer time. It is definitely my favorite season because of the long days […]

So long sweet summer

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Bucket list: See Jack Johnson play in a tropical place… check! I have been a lover of Jack Johnson’s music since I was a freshman in high school. He is practically the soundtrack to my life. When I saw that he was touring this summer, I immediately booked tickets to his Santa Barbara show! My […]

Santa Barbara

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I am SO excited to share my bathroom renovation with you! This was a fun process. I started with a general idea, and the room really took shape through the past months. I would have never dreamed that this is what the final design would look like. I started with 4 purple walls and a […]

Our bathroom renovation

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It all started in 2009 when I was just starting my photography journey. I was Johnny Chauvin’s second shooter, and we traveled to Grayton Beach to photograph a wedding. This was the start of something beautiful! (Photography career + my love for 30a) Fast forward 8 years and many MANY beach trips later… Grayton Beach […]

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