Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Monday, September 2, 2013

I've Moved On...

This blog is no longer active, please visit my current blog at HI & HELLO.

Maryam

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Lies.


I mentioned on Facebook a few weeks ago that I was going to shutter this blog. Welp, looks like I'm a liar. As per the usual, I missed it.  I miss blogging.  I miss actively writing and scheduling posts, putting together DIYs, photographing recipes.  I miss making connections with you guys, including reading your blogs.  

I want to try to fit this back in my life.  I'm still learning how to manage my life with Pouf, Margaux, home duties and marriage. Here's the thing about owning your own business: it eats up your time.  It makes everything harder.  It forces you to cut back or forget about doing the things you love. It's about trying to keep your head above water and not drown.  It's about trying to keep all the balls in the air. It's about trying balancing work and home and finances and not going incredibly crazy.

So, I'm trying.  And I hope you'll indulge me and check back every once in a while.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Oregon, we miss you...

















We visited Oregon for the first time at the beginning of this month. I would move there in a heartbeat. Portland was nice but I really loved being in nature, hiking and sitting on the beach (even though I was freezing my heinie off!). These are a few of my favorites from our trip.  I think I'm actually going to blow up the one of Margaux on the beach with sand in her face and the wind blowing her hair, and the one of her and dad by the ocean.  Seriously in love with those.

Also, I shot all of these with my new(ish) Olympus E-PL5. I'm really happy with its performance and how small and light it is compared to my DSLR! It fits in my purse easily and doesn't weigh it down. I bought a few different lenses with it and I'm happy with everything so far. I also bought a pinhole lens for it but haven't had a chance to play with that yet. Soon!

Oh and if you're wondering, Margaux is still a wonderful flier!  She loved being on the plane and did pretty well, even on our flight home where we were delayed and she hadn't taken a nap and it was 11pm by the time we landed.  Hopefully we've instilled a love of travel that will last her a lifetime.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Deciding.


I've left this blog quiet for a while.  I'm on the fence with whether I want to continue blogging under this name or start completely fresh.  I kind of feel like I just want to start over.  That there's so much here and I just need a clean slate.  Does that make sense?  It seems kind of silly, like, why wouldn't you just keep blogging here, where you always have?  Just put posts on top of posts and pretty soon it'll be like a whole new blog.  I don't know.  I just always have such high expectations.  Like starting clean would make it easier to excel.  Eh, I don't know.  I just kind of feel "done" with Pamplemousse.    I need to rebrand my life, ha!

Have you ever done something like this?  Change a name?  Start over in life?