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kona, hawaii pictures

January 21, 2013

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hey guys! as many of you know, david and i were able to spend last week in kona, hawaii (!!!). it was the trip of a lifetime- one we’ll never forget! today, i just wanted to share with you a few of the photos i snapped while we were there. it was so beautiful!

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david navigating some lava rock.

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we saw some of the most beautiful sunsets of our entire lives. we made a routine to watch it every night!

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a little double rainbow decided to bless us one day.

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my favorite routine was walking to breakfast in the dark to watch the sunrise, our path illuminated by torches.

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this was my view most mornings, as i worked support for david and his athlete.

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let’s just say my winter berry bowl took a giant leap upwards.

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cattle farms and ocean views.

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our trip home was smooth and we’re excited to get back to our home, families and toaster- but i sure hope we get to go back one day!

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the homeground coastal collection

as a long time lover of jewelry from the home ground (remember?), i couldn’t be more excited for brittany campbell’s latest collection, coastal. inspired by the northern ocean and the great lakes coastlines of her homeland, brittany has truly outdone herself.

the homeground coastal collection

coastal no.17 | coastal no.8

each piece reminds of the ease that comes with living near a coast. the smell of saltwater, the sound of crashing waves and the encouragement to go barefoot.

the homeground coastal collection

 coastal no.4 | coastal no.16

i especially love how each piece is unique and incredibly organic in style. each stone was chosen with care, many for their ability to reflect light, to replicate the water.

the homeground coastal collection

the homeground coastal collection

coastal no.3 | coastal no.1 | coastal no.14 | coastal no.9

as simplicity and chicness mingle together like the water and land at the shore, i think any of these pieces has the ability to take one’s breath away. view more from the home ground by visiting their shop, blog and facebook page.

what’s your favorite piece?

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diy driftwood wind chime

April 12, 2012

diy driftwood wind chime

i’m pretty sure any of you could figure this out on your own, but i just love my new driftwood wind chime so much that doing a tutorial was a good excuse to share it with you!! :) this is also a snapshot of my new painting nook, isn’t it nice and bright?

diy driftwood wind chime

first let’s start with materials. you’ll need:

1. some pieces of driftwood (this image is from stair lodge supplies, and they’re for sale!).        >>don’t live near the beach? check out etsy supplies for driftwood!

2. some cotton twine (shop on etsy for twine here).

3. a drill

4. a small drill bit (just big enough for the twine to pass through twice).

diy driftwood wind chime

directions:

1. drill a small hole (just big enough for the twine to pass through twice) in the middle of each of your driftwood pieces.

2) fold the twine in half and thread the folded end through each piece of driftwood (i found threading the folded end through a bobby pin and then using the bobby pin to go through each hole worked well). this will create a loop at the top and two strands at the bottom.

3) take your two dangling ends and tie them up and around the last piece of wood and make a double knot. either clip short or leave hanging.

4) hang your new wind chime from the loop at the top!

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ISWAS+WILLBE

i just can’t help but smile as i look at iswas+willbe’s beautiful handmade jewelry. it instantly takes me to lunch on a pier, walks on the beach and salt in the air. husband and wife team rex+telle lefler intentionally design each piece with a focus on showcasing rare, found and ethically sourced materials, and i love that they let us grab a glimpse of them through their product photography. head on over to iswas+willbe to shop around, and check out their website, too!

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photos from our lives

October 18, 2011

Posted by in lifestyle

photos from our lives

oh, how i love waking up to this sunrise!

photos from our lives

seaside view from watching the mister surf.

photos from our lives

photos from our lives

it’s grape picking time! workers harvesting the crop, right outside our window.

photos from our lives

photos from our lives

sunset at mondo’s surf spot.

photos from our lives

and one of toaster, just for kicks!

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avila beach

September 13, 2011

Posted by in lifestyle

avila beach

avila beach

avila beach

we took my sweetheart’s parents up north a bit to a lovely beach called avila this weekend, and i just couldn’t help but share a few of the photos with you. this place is full of fun creatures and breathtaking views. though the water is icy, it’s a stunning place to visit as the waters are teaming with life!

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a day at the sea

July 26, 2011

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a day at the sea

a day at the sea

a day at the sea

recently, i spent a day at the sea.

{photos: bonnie forkner}

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hi friends! i have another before and after to share with you! i found this fella at a local thrift store for $50 a while back and took him home with some big beachy plans in mind.

before and after: thrifted chest of drawers

here’s the before, it has 6 very nice sliding drawers in it- but boy is it heavy. i’m sure you would have loved seeing us trying to get it set up in the lawn- but happy that you didn’t!

before and after: thrifted chest of drawers
and here’s the after! i was a little uncertain about my choice of sea-green at first, but it has really grown on me. i attached 4 wheels on the bottom since it was so heavy and have paired it with a few pillows on the bed that match perfectly to help the whole room come together.

before and after: thrifted chest of drawers

hanging above is my diy patchwork art and on the table is a little artwork from one of our favorite bicycle artists, chris koelle.

before and after: thrifted chest of drawers

and though i’m not sure where she got it from, my sister recently sent my this birch vase. it looks so pretty with fresh flowers in it, and i think of her every time i see it. :)

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