{week one}

we are still here – – just working out all the glitches!

so here are a few details. we are going to post weekly, aka fifty-two times. each week we are going to post a picture with our six favorite pictures from the week {and the links}. they are going to reflect life…but the beauty in it {no matter what that looks like}.

oh and they will be going up daily to our flickr, found here.

so…drum roll please…week one!

2015/01/img_1618.jpg1. happy new year 2. live in color
3. a little girl 4. who needs sleep?
5. yogurt and a tiger 6. yep

IMG_52411. my thoughts 2. well-dressed
3. metro 4. presents
5. my second mama 6. weekend away

what 2015 is gonna bring…

they are sisters that like to create.

they like whimsy and vintage, retro and classic.

they can never own too much fabric, yarn or felt.

they also like to take photos.


this is marie.
she is married to christian and has six year old addy and three year old mercy.



this is sarah.
she is married to tanner and currently growing girl cousin #1 arriving this spring!



here’s the “short” background story of this blog.

raised in northern california…in 2005, marie moved to southern california. three years later, sarah did too. once “just” sisters, they quickly became best friends, even living together as adults.

two thousand and twelve was a new, rough and weird year. marie and her family moved overseas to eastern europe while sarah stayed in southern california. they went from being roommates to living a sea apart. it was definitely challenging at times but they made it because they decided to do something special. they each took a picture every single day and shared them with each other.

in two thousand and thirteen they were pretty quiet. overseas life was challenging at times and sarah was meeting a man and marrying him. the benefits of it all were that the sisters saw each other twice in the same year.

they missed the stress of posting a daily picture so in two thousand and fourteen they started again. pretty soon they realized that daily posting a picture is just something they needed to do. for the rest of their lives. maybe.

so here they are in two thousand and fifteen, ready for a brand new year. this time, just a little twist. this blog has a new focus. simply, life. you see, these sisters…they believe life is fun. they believe life is hard. they believe life has pain, fear, joy, love, sadness, hope and more. but most of all, even with pain and laughter, anger, joy and years…they believe life is beautiful and they want to document it, one day at a time.

it’s gonna be epic, once again.



/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2015/01/img_1030.jpg365/365: marie {sacramento, california}
“wait. you didn’t get to enjoy awesome fireworks from the warmth of your own car?! happy 2015!”

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2015/01/img_1031.jpg365/365: sarah {sacramento, california}
“Welcomed the New Year with some of my favorite people. It’s been a good year with even more changes than 2013…let’s see what you have 2015, we’re ready!”


/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2014/12/img_0939.jpg364/365: sarah {auburn, california}
“Can you guess which $3 is mine and which $3 is Kelso’s?”

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2014/12/img_0934.jpg364/365: marie {modesto, california}
“took a little someone to the store, made her try on and walk around in twenty seven millions shoes…and i think we found a winner thank goodness!”


/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2014/12/img_0864.jpg362/365: sarah {roseville, california}
“Christmas was completely wonderful this year, my favorite part was my entire family waiting outside in the freezing cold to come in one at a time and get their picture taken while finding out the gender of this little stinker!”

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2014/12/img_0868.jpg362/365: marie {colfax, california}
“something tells me they are saying, ‘mom, stop taking our picture’ or something like that!”


/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2014/12/img_0869.jpg361/365: sarah {auburn, california}
“Pentwu men-uh means you go ober der and get me ice-ceem cup me dwop.” -mercy aka crazypants mcgee.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/aff/25237102/files/2014/12/img_0866-0.jpg361/365: marie {colfax, california}
“my analytical child is comparing really how much the hat looks like ana. ha!”