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A Weekend of Documentaries

We had a very lazy Saturday last weekend and while we only had planned to watch one movie, we ended up watching two documentaries back to back. Blackfish is a documentary that I had been wanting to watch for a long time. I still remember when it first came out and/or was released to Netflix and that’s all anyone was talking about on my newsfeed. I’m not sure why I didn’t take the opportunity to watch it then. It’s probably because I knew that it would always be there when I was ready to watch it. And boy, do you have to be ready to watch something like this.

I had been to  Sea World once as a kid and didn’t think too much of it back then. I felt like it was a zoo with just a ton of water which is essentially what it is. However, watching this film, I felt a little bit scared for not only the orca whales, but also the humans that are constantly at risk when they are working with them. As a spectator at Sea World, you never really view it that way. Watching this was pretty depressing and afterwards, I felt like it took a lot out of me even though it was informative. We made sure that the next documentary we watched was kind of the opposite of this.

One of my brother’s best friends worked on this film last year as an editor and while this may seem biased – I actually think it is one of the best editing jobs I’ve ever seen. I’m such a sucker when it comes to kids and I knew I was planning on watching this documentary for a long time, but someone else needed a little bit more convincing. “I don’t really want to watch a movie about golf” “I don’t know anything about it.” But really, we’re not watching the film because we like golf or know anything about it. We’re watching it because these kids are amazingly talented and also because of the relationships they have with their parents. It’s pretty interesting to observe. While I’ve never been much of an athlete or a competitive person, I felt like I related with Amari who is a 7-year old in this movie who constantly beats herself up when she makes a mistake. I might not like competing with others, but I definitely can relate to competing with myself and know that feeling all too well. She’s also got the most sass out of all these kids, but really all of them are pretty great.

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Photo of the Day:

Since we already had a “Photo of the Day” yesterday, we decided to push back this sweet sweet moment (so we can remember that the Seahawks won yesterday) of Deshawn Shead proposing to his girlfriend on the field after we beat Denver.

YES.

Hai Richard Sherman.

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Blog Roundup

 

- How a freshman in college looks at the beginning of the school year and at the end of the school year [New York Times]

- Sleep Hack: Keep your feet outside of the covers! [NY Mag]

- 2 ingredient sandwiches. Poor college students, I am with you. [Saveur]

- Band of Outsiders have canceled their runway show for NYFW  this coming fall, however, they will be opening their store still on September 7th which is just as exciting. [Fashionista]

- Could Full House be on its way to a reboot? Boy Meets World did it with Girl Meets World so we think it’s possible! [Collider]

- A guy lives in various Airbnb’s in Hong Kong for a year. [Yearbnb]

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Wedding Mondays

Happy happy Monday everyone! I’ve been itching to share this video ever since I saw the details of Cindy and Chris’s special day on Green Wedding Shoes. Cindy was a gorgeous bride and I adored her dress – something I don’t think I could have ever pulled off myself. However, the best part about this wedding? The couple share a love for all things science and animals and that was very apparent in the theme of their wedding. Now I’ve included the video for you above, but the pictures? Swoon worthy for sure! Here are just a few of my favorite snaps.

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Life After A Heroin Overdose

I’ve been watching a number of these videos for the past couple of weeks and boy, are they hard to watch. Alex overdosed on heroin when he was just 17 years old and since then, his mother has become his full-time caretaker. He is 30 years old now and while he’s getting better, it will be a long time for him to be able to fully do things on his own.

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Aubrey

Some of my favorite things to watch when I’m on the internet are profiles of other people. I owe Herman Yung of Doobybrain a lot for  that. It has always been refreshing to me to see the way people live in so many different areas of the country and the world. It took me 23 years until I left home and lived somewhere for the first time and I just feel constantly inspired by other people’s adventures. It is one of the reasons why I started blogging in the first place and boy – has this blog not only introduced me to so many people, but it has connected me and others too. Watching this video of Aubrey tell her story about being a colorist at Bumble and Bumble and juggling motherhood at the same time is a reminder of that.

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Wedding Mondays

Good morning everyone! I’m extremely thrilled to be sharing with you a video of a couple that got married at such a romantic estate in Northern California – the Kohl Mansion. The video highlights some beautiful details from it, but you’ll also want to take a look at the photographs from the Style Me Pretty feature here.

Enjoy!

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Wedding Mondays

I haven’t spent too much time toying with the idea of a destination wedding, but Amy and Michele have made it look flawless. With a destination wedding, I feel like you have the added task of not only planning your perfect day, but getting all of your guests there too! However, I’m betting the perks override the stress factors ie) a gorgeous setting and probably an incredible meal that you just couldn’t get in the states.

I absolutely love this romantic wedding video highlighted by Style Me Pretty.

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Blog Roundup

- The Burger Bucket List [Cool Material]

- SF hotel pools you can maybe sneak into [Thrillist]

- Quick fix: your dried-up mascara [The Beauty Department]

- 31 awesome graduation caps [Buzzfeed]

- Facebook multimillionaire explains why adversity is good for kids and her success story [Dallas News]

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Wedding Mondays

I know what this looks like. It looks like I completely forgot Wedding Mondays. The honest truth is that I scoured my wedding blogs this entire week and even until the end of today to see if there was a right wedding video to select for the series. There wasn’t. I watched a handful from this week and none of them were up to the standard that we hold for Wedding Mondays. I even watched one video right before writing this post and within the first 10 seconds had to shut it off because it was being narrated by a preachy officiant. I really don’t enjoy wedding videos that start off like that or officiants that shout at their guests.

This is the first time in a long time that we haven’t been able to feature a video on Wedding Mondays and while I’m disappointed that I didn’t have anything to give today, I’m not willing to sacrifice the quality of this series by giving you a video that I actually don’t love. We’ve seen so many amazing wedding videos from this and to showcase one that is anything but doesn’t seem right. I hope that there will be a video that I come across that we can use next week. Until then, here’s a really good looking wedding that took place in Seattle with details that I absolutely love.

1. Geronimo style balloons

2. Tassel garland

3. Pastel color palette

4. Letters done pinata style

Well done, wedding.

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Wedding Mondays

Good evening everyone! Kevin said that I was sluffing on Wedding Mondays today just because he didn’t have one waiting for him this morning. I forget a lot of little things, but I never forget what is supposed to happen on Mondays. We’ve been a little bit behind on the blog for the past couple of days, but I’ve been away! I just spent the second part of my birthday celebration in San Diego and because I was there, I had Ashley (another Wedding Mondays follower) by my side to help me pick out the next two videos (this ones and next Monday’s) Wedding Mondays video. I’m a huge sucker for long relationships and when I heard that this one spanned seven years, my heart was a flutter. The commentary and speeches from friends and family were so sweet and enough to make the cut for this week.

 

Enjoy! Here’s the rest of the post at Style Me Pretty.

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No Internet Week

I really enjoyed watching this documentary on my lazy Sunday today. It’s only 13 minutes, but as we’re living in a time period currently where so many people have hard time disconnecting, it’s something I can relate to. All of my work is online. I spend 80% of my day doing emails at work and when I get home, I run this blog and I definitely can’t post from paper and pen. I think the most I’ve ever gone without the internet was a day or two at the most. Even when I was traveling in Japan, I had access to internet through my hotel. It’s pretty amazing to see these 5 individuals give it up especially since their professions are all about it and I realized that the struggles they face are ones that I would face if put in the same situation. The fear of missing out on something is HUGE. Yes, it’s embarrassing, but I blame it on feeds. I am glued to the feeds on my social network and even if the blogs I read don’t have one, I will rewind all the way back to the last post I read for fear of missing out on content that I could use as inspiration to write a blog post here.

It’s a hard cycle, man. It was an informative doc though so if you have some time to spare, I recommend watching it.

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What Does Home Mean To You?

For nearly five years, we’ve been covering projects on Yow Yow! and while we’ve seen a shortage in them recently, they are still some of my favorite posts to write about. Keep in mind that I got into the business of Yow Yow! because I wanted to share things with others. I wanted to talk about things that were happening outside of the Seattle bubble and in that time we’ve been able to work with The Buried Life, learned about Someone Once Told Me, The Glow, and many others. With the holidays so close,  this project of having people define what “home” means to them seems appropriate. Kim Thomas has traveled all over the U.S. to ask people this question and not only is she getting an interview for the answer, but photographs for support. Questions as general as this one are ones that anyone can answer and one that probably will give you a variety of answers. I’m excited to see the responses.

You can follow Kim’s project here.

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Monday morning, readers! I am beyond excited to share this video with you from William and Timaree’s wedding. First off, I heard this song on a commercial a couple of weeks ago and was wracking my brain trying to figure out who sung it. I’m happy to discover that it is “Ends of the Earth” by Lord Huron. Funny, because I’m pretty sure another one of their songs will be used in my future wedding someday. Lord Huron – everyone – use them for your wedding.

Anyways, William and Timaree seem like such a sweet couple. They’ve really put in some work into the details of the wedding and some of my favorites include the white balloons and the Ferris Wheel! So fun! Well I know you’re dying to see some photographs and they are pretty spectacular so here is their wedding featured on Style Me Pretty.

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