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Lakeside Gardens is truly a hidden gem in Portland, pulling off a busy street, it’s tucked in with several lakes dotted with swimming swans connected by bridges and lots of beautiful gardens. It was such a peaceful venue, easily hosting the ceremony and reception.  From our first skype call together to their engagement session at […]

Emily and Paul Lakeside Garden Wedding Portland, Oregon

Emily and Paul Lakeside Garden Wedding Portland, Oregon

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I actually started writing my eulogy. Yo, I’ve been given only one life and I want to live it with reckless abandon…so I figured I’d work backward. In exploring changing up some of my dreams, I’ve been reading, journaling, praying… Googling, asking questions, observing and putting myself out there even when it’s uncomfortable as HECCCCK […]

How and Why I’m Changing Dreams

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I’ll work harder. I’ll strive to be the best at whatever I put my hands to. I’ll push myself to excel and avoid failure at all costs…. I’ll work to be perfect. (There was a heck of a lot of “I” in those sentences, weren’t there? ) That thinking is a recipe for discontentment, which […]

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Botching the Recipe of Discontentment

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It's an easy treat to make and it can be served on its own with something warm to drink, or topped with creamy vanilla ice cream...or if you're like me, both!

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Hey, you want to buy a tee shirt?” And that’s the line that led to Amber and Joe’s relationship.

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From exploring Victoria, to unintentionally off-roading, to hiking up to the most beautiful lake I had a crazy fun time exploring a bit of Canada! 

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