Thursday, January 15, 2015


Reno, NV has the lovely Truckee River running straight through the downtown area. IT makes it one of the most interesting places in all the city since you can hear the lovely sounds of running water, see the icy waters in winter and see kids and adults splashing in the water in summer. It is a gathering place and a lovely place to sit on a sunny afternoon no matter the season. Although Reno's downtown area may not be the nicest area in the city, it has starting to become a rather new and nifty place. There are new restuarants, plays, concerts and hotels along with activities throughout the year. (i.e. Santa Crawl. Too many people for me, but still a fun event.  Santa Crawl! ).

When I was in college I found myself downtown often. It was a neat place to be with cute coffee shops and a few funky little stores. It is nice to see that it is being revitalized! Plus the city is getting a Tesla Gigafactory which is bringing major jobs to the area. Woohoo!!!!
 The downtown ducks at the river!
 Jeans and top: Loft, Cardigan: Old Navy, Shoes: Target ( a few years ago), Headband: ?

 The Boy took these pictures of me by the river. It was a pretty nice day and we were on the hunt for records. There is a cute little record store right on the river. 
The only sad thing I notice when looking at these pictures is the severe lack of water. I know it may look normal, but with the last few years being so dry the water level is significantly lower than normal. Here is to hoping for snow and rain. We need it!
The Boy hanging out with me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A weekend hike

I love to be out in nature. I have had a few health problems in the recent past that have made it more difficult for me to do too much activity, but I am finally starting to feel better. Thanks Yoga! My flexibility is almost back. Anyways, our close proximity to the mountains and fair weather recently have lead to some pretty great hiking opportunities. This is one I had been meaning to do for a while. The trail is called Silver Saddle ranch Dead Truck Trail. It leads up to the top of a hill and provides and excellent view of the entire little city I live in. It truly is worth it to hike!
 The view of the ranch while hiking the trail. This was the easy part!
 Twisted winter bush. Though, to be honest, living in a dry climate, they pretty much look like this all year long. Ha.
I had to take a break to get water and empty my shoes.
We found the dead truck the trail was named after. It had clearly been there for a bit. Side note: I really enjoy pieces of history like this. Abandoned pieces of human life. Trucks, buildings, even whole towns. It is so interesting to me to see how people forgot or left these items, so nature took over and has tried to take it back. So neat! 
The boy at the abandoned truck, 
Inside the truck. The dirt and rocks have taken over. 

Finally, the view worth hiking for. This is a view of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Carson Valley area. 
I love snow covered mountains!
Here is the view of our little city from the top of the hill. We did it and got an amazing reward!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year

May your 2015 be filled with adventures! (Picture of Lake Tahoe in Summer)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wine Tasting in Winter

This weekend the family and a few family friends decided to go wine tasting to celebrate us all being together and such for the holidays! It was such a fun adventure. Northern California is chalk full of amazing places and Amador County is where we had our adventure this time. Their wineries are amazing and just starting to break out onto the wine scene to make it big (okay, I may have read that somewhere). Enjoy the view and the nice weather!
View from one of the wineries. Those are the Sierra Nevada mountains in the back...and yes! there is snow!
How to make wine corks from the cork tree.

Shirt: Macy's, (unseen pieces) Skirt: Macys, Tights: Gifts, Shoes: DSW, Necklace: Gift

It is always nice to gt away and out of town even in winter when all you want to do is curl up! I hope you all take adventures in the winter. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to school

Everyone is headed back to school, whether it is primary school, middle school, high school or back to college. For me, it is back to teaching primary school. My new 4th graders are such sweethearts (let's see if I am saying this come January, haha!). I am trying to get back into a school rhythm and get back to taking outfit photos. Soon, dear followers, soon. The first week back is so insane that I can barely manage to write this, let alone think. See you all soon with a new outfit. Wait for me!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Date Night

Summer is in full swing around here. Hot, sunny, a but windy, but clear and beautiful. I love summer nights like those! I had a date night with the boy on Saturday so I wanted to look nice and wear my new skirt. I realize that I can wear a lot of colors with this skirt: red, white, yellow, etc. but there is always something I like about the black. I know it is not the most summery of colors, but I always look nice in black and I always FEEL nice in black. And isn't that an important part of getting dressed? Feeling good? I say Yes! Even if it is hot, hot, hot outside, wear what feels good. My go to is always black. What about you?
 Skirt: Modcloth; Shirt: White House, Black Market; Shoes: DSW
 Normally, I would wear a cute pair of heels to go with this look, but I have a problem with one of my toes, so it's flats for a little while for me!

Luna just has to get on the shots!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dinner with my sister.

Okay, so it is not a whole outfit shot, but I still like this photo. I had dinner with my sister in downtown Reno the other day at a cute little restaurant called Midtown Eats. ( ) They have great food and really unique drinks. It is a great place to stop if you are looking for a place to eat in Reno.

Shirt: White house, Black market; Jeans: New York and Company