Today is one of those days.

Today is not a good day. Today is one of those days when you’re feeling overwhlemed. Today is the day when you don’t get enough sleep. When you’re feeling lonely. When it’s actually kind of shitty that you’re the single friend. When you and your guy decide to “go on a break” the week of Valentine’s day. When you’re a florist so the rest of your week will be spent making beautiful flower arrangements for the couples that aren’t on breaks.

Today is one of those days where you can’t take your new rescue dog with you to the meeting so you have to leave her at home. And your dog really freaks out when you leave her at home. So while you’re gone she pees and poops on your white rug and you get a note taped to your door asking you to handle your dogs “CONSTANT scratching, barking, and crying”. Today is the day that reinforces how shitty your neighbors are.

Today is the day with all of the anxiety. With the elephant on your chest and the tears in your eyes. Today is the day when you feel like curling up under a heap of blankets and watching sad movies so you can feel justified in your shitty mood. Today it’s not good to be a 20-something-business-owner. Today you just want to fly under the radar. Today you maybe just need a hug.

But tomorrow? That’s going to be a good one.

365 Project – Week 4

The end of my first 4 weeks of this challenge! It’s been fun and exactly the encouragement I need to use my DSLR over my iphone camera.

January 18
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January 21
January 22
January 23
January 24

January 18 – My sweet friend Sherry and her new baby boy
January 19 – My favorite flower crown to date
January 20 – The new Hoot & Holler space
January 21 – Late work night
January 22 – Ramen with Sean & Kristina
January 23 – So. Much. Traffic.
January 24 – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?!

365 Project – Week 3

Still playing a bit of catch-up with my project! I should be back to regularly scheduled programming soon. Here are my daily photos from my trip to Chicago!

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January 11 – A Walk in the Gold Coast
January 12 – A Trip to Miopic Bookstore
January 13 – Private Hoot & Holler Workshop for my sweet friend, Lauren
January 14 – Heritage Bicycles for Hot Tea and Girl Talk
January 15 – A Lounge Day
January 16 – Forgot!
January 17 – Goodbye to My Favorite City

My Day in D.C.

I visited a friend in Virginia in early January and took a tiny bit of time during my trip to check out some monuments in D.C. It was a BRISK day but having the chance to visit a few of these landmarks was really special (and totally worth the chill).

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First, we visited the United States Botanical Garden. I have such a big lady crush on plants. I can’t grow them for shit so maybe that impacts my opinion of those who can. A lot of the gardens were closed (presumably because of the cold) but it was lovely nonetheless.

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After the gardens, we took an official tour of the Capitol building. It was fascinating and I just about died over all the incredible light fixtures throughout the space. I totally have a thing for architecture so it was really interesting learning about the building and all the history that was made within its walls.

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Our last two stops of the day were quick but gorgeous. We made the obligatory stop at the White House. Due to an increase in the amount of morons in this fair country, you can’t get even remotely close to the White House for fear of a security breach. It’s been almost 15 years since my last visit to D.C. and it was pretty exciting to see the White House again. Even if it was from reeeeaaaalllllllyyyy far away.

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Our final stop was the Lincoln Memorial. That shit is awe-inspiring. I remember thinking it was HUGE when I was little and was pleasantly surprised to find that it seemed just as big this time around. The sun was setting over the Washington Memorial which made for some stunning photo-ops. The sky gave us a delightful end to an educational day.
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After my brief trip, I feel like I need to get back to D.C. to really explore the city. I’m itching to try the cool restaurants, see the rest of the sights, and soak in a new city. Washington DC. I liked you.


How hot is that coat? #sexy #ootd #ontrend

365 Project – Week Two

I’m playing catch up. I spent the past 10 days traveling through Virginia and Chicago and unplugging from reality (kind of). It was a really special trip and I am back home feeling incredibly energized and creatively charged. I’m doing relatively well keeping up with my photo challenge but definitely am missing a few days here and there. Here are my daily images from January 3 – 9. I’ll be back later this week with the other images from my vacation to get fully caught up. I’m loving this challenge and already feel like my photos are slightly better simply because I’m more thoughtful about having my camera on me.

January 3
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January 6
January 8
January 9

January 3 – A Homemade Breakfast Sandwich
January 4 – Hot Air Balloon Photoshoot for Hoot & Holler
January 5 – Packing for Virginia & Chicago
January 6 – Last Minute Flower Crown Photoshoot
January 7 – Travel Day to Virginia, Forgot to Snap a Picture
January 8 – A Driving Tour of Virginia
January 9 – A mouth-watering lunch at Chez Francois