Finding Peace & Strength

Finding Peace & Strength

Monday at noon, this is my view. At least twice a week, I walk away from my computer, grab my mat and go to yoga. I fold myself into poses and marvel at the progress I've made. Sometimes it's a noon power class, where I swear I'm going to collapse if I have to do one more vinyasa. Sometimes it's...

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A Year in Spokane

A Year in Spokane

Last weekend marked one year since our great big move back to Spokane. Whoa. Part of me cannot believe that it's already been a year. A year since I went to WDS (something I wasn't able to fit in this year). A year since we said goodbye to our friends, family, and lovely little apartment in...

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WINW and Bloomsday

WINW and Bloomsday

I woke up before my alarm this morning, which never happens, ready to tackle the morning. I haven't been a morning person in years, and yet, today I feel like I could be. I wasn't planning on blogging today, but I have a few things to share. Wedding Related: Last weekend, I was lucky to...

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Driving to Portland

Driving to Portland

Lately, it's been hard for me to take personal photos. I find myself not wanting to take my camera along with me because then I go into "work" mode. So I snap dozens of photos on my phone and call it good. But as great as my phone is, it's not the same. So I'm trying to shoot more film. That...

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Authenticity — Behind the Business

Authenticity — Behind the Business

Ugh. I've debating even blogging this, but you know what? That's why I have to. The last few weeks have been a bit crazy. In the way that nothing seems to be finished. In the way where you spend hours working, only to feel like you've accomplished nothing at all. So instead of finishing the half...

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A New Year, A New Home

A New Year, A New Home

All photos taken with my HTC One, and edited with VSCOcam for Android. Because I don't always use my big fancy camera 🙂 ------- While I knew late in 2013 that 2014 was going to be an amazing year, I had no idea what changes it would bring. I am so super excited to share this next big change with...

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Visiting the Windy City

Visiting the Windy City

Oh Chicago. You toyed with my affections. First, it wasn't easy to travel to your fair city. Although, I suppose I can't blame you for that lightening storm in the Cascades, and the subsequent flights that were cancelled between Spokane & Seattle. All in all, we missed 6 flights (although I...

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2013 In Review — Running a Business

2013 In Review — Running a Business

2013 flew past me in the blink of an eye. Back in high school, someone told me that the years go by faster as you get older. I'm not sure if that's true overall, or if it was just true for 2013, but I felt like the year was gone in the blink of an eye. Starting the business was a big part of my...

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2013 In Review

2013 In Review

2013 was a crazy year. It started with our trip to Germany, where we spent three weeks exploring Munich, Dachau, the Reingau, Bonn, Berlin, & Hamburg. While I didn't take any photos of cake, trust me, I ate plenty. Once we were back, it was time for weddings! My wedding season started in March...

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Family History, The Ballard Locks — Seattle, WA

Family History, The Ballard Locks — Seattle, WA

I'm in a strange place right now. This retail job I picked up, it's driving me crazy. Besides the full load of work I do for the photography (which, at this time of year is less photo-taking and more business-maintaining), and the 20-30+ hours at the retail gig, we're also house hunting. That...

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Servus! I’m Emily and you’ve found my little corner of the internet, where I write about travel, intentionally living with less stuff, and living as a German-American family in Munich, Germany.  Want to know more?

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