Oh hello S I M P L I C I T Y!

SIMPLICITY

My life has been overwhelmed with such complications and choices.  Sometimes a girl just want simplicity.  Lets just simplify everything.  Some of the simple things in my life I adore: Brandy Pham jewelry and succulents.  The simple and dainty beauty. One day I shall have about 90% of her collection.  Flowers are pretty, I do not mind having them and now and days I’d rather have succulents.  They do last a bit longer and I get to greet em every morning with some love. Have you simplify your life as of late? Please share.

 

P.S. Photo above taken with my new bday gift the 24-70mm.  I am in love! <3

EMBRACE CHANGE.

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I finally DID it!  Yesterday I realized my hair appointment was today.  I kind of panic as I planned a photo session to take shots of my long hair before kissing it goodbye.  Thank you for my lovely SO for supporting me with this although we both love my long, straight, sleek natural hair.  It was time for a change and for the good deed to finally begin.  Above is a shot of my before and after.  After 3 years of giving my hair some TLC of barely trimming and no dye it all paid off.  I was able to give more than 10″.  Give more expect less.  I have to say after all these years I became attached to my hair and luckily my hair stylist was unavaialble two weeks ago!  This 2 weeks gave me some time to mentally and emotionally prepare to chop it all off.  Yes, why chop just some when it was such a commitment and process to get here?  I cut off approximately twenty something inches.  My heart and head feels light.  I am floating on cloud nine.  The good deed is done and all I have to say is this:

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The next year to come I will embrace all changes.

I miss blogging. So much to share and the sun just keeps calling me to play outside.  We will catch up soon!  Follow my IG @ Crafteaheart for daily snippets. Toodles until then.

Wednesday burst.

The weather in Oregon has been amazing. Today it is in the 90s. Whew, Scorching heat over here!
Here is some sunburst for you through the leaves.

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How is your summer going? :)

{NATURE}

 

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Say Hello to Ponytail Falls;one of the waterfalls during the Horse Tail hike my SO and I went to with some friends.  I have been getting together with friends and finally overcoming a nasty cold.  My “catch up” time is everywhere…from photography to nature to friends to family near and far.   One I have neglected…blogging.  Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far.  For daily updates check out my IG @CrafteaHeart.  Soon you will hear about the #PATHUY adventure.  I am soo excited Patty! < Cheesing>

So much to update you all on with my adventures.  Happy Fiesta Friday Ladies and Gents.  Stay tune and have a great weekend.

First day of { S U M M E R }.

Happy first day if summer. It is official! Will soon be done w the relay. How exciting. First summer in and a soon accomplishment in my first relay in life! I am gonna feel amazing. :)

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Start your grills and bask in the sun! Xoxo, until next post.

A { D R O P – I N }.

Hello WP fam! Just wanted to say thanks for you all cheering me on. Leg 1 done and will be doing leg 2 soon…like 3 hours soon. Here are some lovely photos to enjoy from South Oregon! I am currently resting in Merlin, Oregon. Soo lovely and gorgeous down here I am amazed and happy.

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I AM { P U M P E D }!

The long, hard, and dedicated training has come to an end. It is time to put forth all and give it my best! My team and I are heading to South Oregon (where it is mid-80s) to prepare for the relay tomorrow. Yes, we are crazy and we are mad! We will be starting our run at 7:45 AM on and be done by 5PM-ish on Saturday. I am pumped, the adrenaline is unstoppable…..

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I will try to snap away some photos to share with you all when I am back!

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@CrafteaHeart for daily updates!

 

The inner { S O U L }

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Your soul is hidden until you decide to share it.  When you do, it allows others to get a glimpse of what your soul looks like.  It is different and it is you, so share.  As of late, I have been getting back in touch with my typography.  This was created using illustrator CS5.  Typography does not even go dull because with each practice it makes it perfect.  So share and let others really dig what your soul has hidden!  Happy Wednesday.

{ D O G M OU N T A I N } HIKE

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Yes, my friends came alone on this Dog Mountain Hike with me. They called me crazy…and in the end we all agreed it was a good choice.  Oh how gorgeous was this scenery?  I loved it even though ever step up I was literally sighing and gasping for air.  About 2800 elevation, I mean who wouldn’t huff and puff?  I didn’t prepare myself to well for this, but I made it through to share the experience with you all!  Although it was cloudy, it was nice to have the breeze swing through the trees every now and then to keep us cool.  After I ran 6 miles on Saturday, this was a great way to just train my Quads, Hamstring, and calfs before my relay in South Oregon on Friday!  Time to rest up before the relay.  Maybe I’ll sneak in a 3-4 mile run later today!

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Perhaps you can visit Dog Mountain when you come to Washington!  Toodles until next time.

{ I T A L I A N } night just because.

A few nights ago we were invited to our friend’s home to just have dinner. A just because we want you over. A few others were invited as well. Homemade italian food…my first time and I was impressed. All made from scratch. Yum…it takes work and we much appreciated this time getting spoiled. Over the top hospitality. Thank you lovelies G and B!

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Caprese! Yes, this was a must!

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Homemade Pesto pasta. Peep at the table cloth! Soooo Italian! :)

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Yes, dinner wrapped up with Tiramisu! Yummmy. I was in heaven.

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Guilty, I had a glass of this lovely red wine…from the lovely France! Did I feel spoiled? They have been aging this wine.

Toodles until next post! Enjoy your Sunday!