friday bits

happy friday, folks! I hope you have a lovely summer weekend!

Here are three photos from a trip I took to the coast in early June. { photos made with my Olympus OM-2n 35mm film camera }

Here are three fun things that I hope you enjoy!

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I just started running again using THE COUCH-TO-5K® RUNNING PLAN. I am really enjoying it. It’s a really reasonable plan, just 30 minutes/3 times a week. It’s tough at times but really wonderful too. I love pushing myself, working up a sweat, and the time alone. We have had really beautiful weather lately so that has helped too. I like to get up a little earlier than usual and enjoying that morning light and coolness. If you are looking for a way to get back into working out and don’t mind running, I recommend you give this plan a try.


I love reading. In my early twenties, I took MAX (Portland’s light rail) to work everyday and I loved having that time to read. Here is an awesome (and growing) collection of photos of people reading on the NYC subways. It’s always fun to see what other people are reading :: UNDERGROUND NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.


Have you seen THE HERRIOTT GRACE FILM? It’s a beautiful short film (~30 minutes) about the story of a father-daughter relationship behind the small business of Herriott Grace. It’s beautifully filmed and a touching story.

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See you again soon! If you got a minute, please say hi in the comments. I love hearing from my blog visitors! Do you like these kind of posts? Should I keep doing them or just stick to my photo stories? Thanks for visiting.

4 thoughts on “friday bits

  1. Love love love that second shot Vanessa, like whoooaaaa!!

    And more posts like this, please! I always enjoy making my list of awesome things to check out longer and awesomer. :)

  2. I like that you also add links to things you’ve liked and share a little bit about yourself in those posts. I think you should continue doing that as long as you find things to discuss here. When it seems like a chore, just don’t until you feel like it again.

    I love the first image. There’s so much beauty, light and calm in it.

  3. I love the first photo will all the texture in the sand. Gorgeous! Hurray for starting to run! I started to run (more power walk really) in June, but it’s been so hot here lately that I haven’t been able to continue. Hopefully I can start up again when it cools down.

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