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.

beach walk

When Cal & I were in Lincoln City, we didn’t spend too much time on the beach cause the house we stayed in was so cozy. We did do a short evening walk where I only took my iPhone cause it was so dark. So before we left, we took a really quick trip to the beach… to take pictures, to listen to the ocean, to breathe in that wonderful salty air before we headed back inland. I’m so glad we took the time even if it was rushed. I can never get enough of the ocean, there is something capitvating about it.

You may have seen a couple of these shots recently before over on Words to Shoot By.

Thanks for coming along with us today. Happy friday!