Posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram then you've probably already seen a sneak peak from this sunny afternoon in Lancaster. I headed back home to take some portraits of my baby sister who is graduating high school this year. Can you believe it?! What a beautiful young woman she's become. I'm so proud of her and happy that she trusts me to take photos of her. Thanks for spending the afternoon with me Sierra! I love you to the moon and back.

Cider Lemon Cocktail

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

If you're into sweet cocktails with a little spice, then this is the drink for you. I might be in the mood for fall, but this apple lemon fusion is refreshing enough for summer.

2 parts Apple Cider
2 parts Lemonade
2 parts SNAP
Garnish with basil

On My Nightstand

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Me Before You is a story about a quadriplegic man who lost his desire to live. Louisa (Lou) is a young girl in her mid-twenties and happens up on the job as his caretaker. She takes it upon herself to show him that life is worth living. I had been passing by this book in the store for months now, and finally picked it up one day. While I enjoyed the storytelling and the easy tone of voice, I felt like I knew the ending about three-fourths of the way in. But still, a nice read.

Up next is Gather Together In My Name by Maya Angelou. Of course her classic When The Caged Bird Sings stone my heart, so I wanted to picking up another one of her novels. I'm always scared to read another book by one of my favorite authors because I don't want to be disappointed, but I have high hopes for this one and if anyone can do it again, it's Maya Angelou.

See the other books I've read.

Tanner Goods

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Summer's not over yet and this lookbook from Tanner Goods has me planning my next weekend adventure. They also have some pretty cool bike packs for city trips.

I love what Tanner Goods is about - they are designers and craftsmen making modern products that respect the past. Check out their tumblr for more inspiration.


Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You guys, I've wore this shirt three times last week. But it's the city, it's hot, and everyone smells just a little bit right? It's definitely my new favorite tee. My friend Allison who lives in New York told me about this new line of shirts that tries to capture New York City in one word. Laura de Valencia is the woman behind Commune and Memoir, and while I admit I had to break out the dictionary a few times while browsing the site, the fit and feel of this tee is pretty amazing. Anything that makes me feel skinnier is a win in my book!

Photos by Danielle Conyers