Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II – first impressions

I’ve been thinking about getting a point and shoot camera for a while now. I love my DSLR but it’s bulky, I worry about breaking it and it’s not very inconspicuous. The image quality though! I hated spending money on a point and shoot just to sacrifice quality. It was hard to determine what would

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Friday Favorites #484

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. This necklace is beautiful! (via GeoMinimalist) Loving this dress! Such a perfect piece for transitioning from summer to fall. I’m picturing it paired with pink booties and maybe a pink faux leather jacket. (Yeah, I actually went ahead and just ordered that

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5 things I loved in September

▴Perfect pink purse. I own many camera bags and backpack style purses but I apparently no longer owned any regular crossbody bags. Before our trip to the PNW I wanted to find the *perfect* purse. Something small that would basically just hold my wallet, point and shoot camera, chapstick and other small odds and ends.

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach has been on my list of spots to visit since the second I knew it existed. A gorgeous beach along the Oregon coast, home to Haystack Rock, a 235-foot sea stack, and one of the most beautiful places my eyes have ever seen. Tons of tourists traveling Highway 101 stop here every year and

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Stroups gone honeymoonin’

See those people up there? That’s two folks on their honeymoon! We’ve been talking about it for years and just now finally made it a priority to get to the Pacific Northwest. Tickets from Cleveland to Seattle are never really all that cheap so it always ends up being one of the first places we

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Friday Favorites #483

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. Worthwhile Paper has some seriously cute planners. (via Worthwhile Paper) Absolutely 100% into this necklace! (via noemie pichon) This dress! So cute & so perfect for fall. (via Modcloth) This pin! (via Tiger Sheep Friends) Oh! Hello there, polka dot shoes! Also,

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Old Burial Hill Cemetery

Old Burial Hill Cemetery in Marblehead, Massachusetts came highly recommended by many folks whose travel suggestions I hold in high regard. Not that that matters because after visiting Salem I had completely forgotten about those recommendations. Luckily, as we were leaving the area, I thought to look at the FindAGrave app. I spotted the name

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Friday Favorites #482

This post contains affiliate links. Check out our disclosure policy for more details. This dress! It’s cute, simple, and has a fun flare without being too wild. Love it. (via Modcloth) How cute is this circle shaped bag?! It’s under $30, comes in a handful of colors, and has great reviews. (via The Lovely Tote

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