August 12, 2013

oregon1 oregon2 oregon3 oregon4 oregon5 oregon6 oregon7Every once in a while it’s good to disappear. To pull on your coziest fleece, to tie on your sneakers, to escape into the woods or underneath the covers or anywhere that gives you a rest from the sameness of your usual days. If nothing else, disappearing reminds you that your usual days don’t really have to be so usual. For the past week, James and I have been exploring the Oregon coast from our perch at my brother-in-law’s family beach house. There have been checkers played with beach stones, big pots of fresh tomato sauce on the stove, breathless hikes, and foggy, spruce-filled forests.

If you’d like to follow along, I’ve been posting instagrams when I’ve been able to find a signal. If not, I’ll be back in this space next week. Refreshed, renewed, and ready to begin again with more breaks for reading good books and beating James at board games.

Cheers to disconnecting.

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  • Reply Robyn August 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I agree- I did a bit if that on Vancouver island- but already could do it again! Great photos!

  • Reply Nichole August 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    It looks amazing there, happy vacationing!

  • Reply Jennifer August 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    What lovely photos. I'm heading to the beach this weekend, so this post totally gets me in the right head space. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Danielle E. Alvarez August 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    This looks AMAZING. I need a vacation so gosh darn bad.

  • Reply brooke lyn August 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    ahh glad you're enjoying oregon 🙂 we do it right out here on the best coast!

  • Reply holtkamp August 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    i've been dying to visit oregon- and even more so now! i've love your and your husband's instagrams, so perfect!

  • Reply Kristin August 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I was in Portland and Oregon wine country this Spring and I would've loved to have explored the coast. Your photos are gorgeous — enjoy being unplugged!

  • Reply SreeBindu August 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    looks splendid 🙂

  • Reply Daniella C August 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Your vaca pics have been amazing! Makes me want to so desperately escape!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic August 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I'm so jealous! I especially like the pictures of the water; they make me want to wade out into the ocean and go swimming, even though I rarely swim! Have fun on your break!

  • Reply tinajo August 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Great photos, makes me wanna travel again even though I just returned home. 🙂

  • Reply picklesandchapstick August 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I want to be there! It's gorgeous! Vacations are always a good thing (bonus points for being able to disconnect)! These photos are beautiful!


  • Reply Emily August 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    this looks lovely! any recommendations on places to stay, hikes to take, etc?

  • Reply Rachel August 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    These photos are gorgeous!

  • Reply Abby August 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Looks beautiful, and in some ways very similar to where we spent our vacation!

  • Reply Kristina August 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Absolutely stunning pictures! The more I see of the PNW, I have the urge to go! One day!! Enjoy your time off! Kristina x

  • Reply Celina August 13, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Ahh it looks lovely there! It reminds me so much of Vancouver Island which is where I grew up. 🙂

  • Reply Dee August 13, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Amazing photos! I've been following along on IG and gosh. I have a major crush on the Oregon coast now.

  • Reply Chase @ The Smell of Summer August 13, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Wow! What an incredible place to take a vacation.

    Chase Miller
    The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Surf Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply the hedgehog chronicle August 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

    this post made me catch my breath… cheers to disconnecting for sure x

  • Reply Amy Guest August 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Looks incredible. Hope you have a great time!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon August 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    This looks like heaven on earth! Such a wonderful and beautiful place!

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} August 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Looks like an amazing time in the pacific coast! Enjoy the rest of your vacation 🙂

  • Reply petal and plume August 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    unspeakably beauty-full. wow.

  • Reply lara August 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Lovely site.

  • Reply Amanda August 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    The pacific northwest is so incredibly stunning and awe inspiring! Are you all close enough to Florence to make a day trip? Those gigantic dunes are so rad, one of the coolest things I saw on a route 1 road trip ages ago.

  • Reply Carita Feliz August 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Erin, publish a coffee-table book of your photos and I will be your first drooling customer. You have a gift, girl.

  • Reply Buccaneers and Ball Gowns August 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I am from Oregon and currently living in Arizona. AZ has its charms too, but all these lovely OR photos are making me quite homesick!

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