Happiness Project, Photography, San Luis Obispo Sites

Mission San Miguel

When we were about to move from the SF Bay Area, I wanted to move to one of the towns that had a Mission. My husband wasn’t on board at first, but then we found the most beautiful place that had our names all over it.

Here is a photo I took recently after I attended Mass in the morning. The morning light was perfect.

Contessa/SanMiguel
Contessa/SanMiguel
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Office Designing

My office is almost done. I found the perfect pieces to go into my office. I have the chandelier already hung, and the desk is waiting to go into the office. I have to call the antique dealer in the morning to get my last piece to finish off the look I want. Once the other pieces are in, I can then find the perfect round table to utilize as our conference spot. 

I enjoy buying antiques since they are parts of history being rescued, and they find a new life. My new piece of furniture…Image

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San Diego Mission

When I participated in my first long weekend blog conference I also was able to visit the San Diego Mission. Going to Bloggy Boot Camp was an experience that will live with me for as long as I live. I wanted to get there an extra day early, and stay one day later. Honestly, I am still going through all the business cards of the wonderful women that I met. The day before the conference I got to spend some time exploring, and one of the places on my list was San Diego Mission. Here are some of the highlight photos I took of the beauty…

 

 

Contessa/belltower
Contessa/belltower

 

 

Contessa/MissionSanDiego
Contessa/MissionSanDiego

It was a wonderful time for reflection. The rain had just stopped, and the smell of fresh rain filled the air. Light sounds of drops of water falling from the the trees, and off the roof could be heard. There were very few people that were there with me, yet I still felt a strong presence. It was a great feeling, one that fills my heart and soul.

Contessa/Mission Entrance
Contessa/Mission Entrance
Contessa/courtyard
Contessa/courtyard
contessa/courtyard2
contessa/courtyard2
Fountain of Youth, Happiness Project, Photography, San Luis Obispo Sites

Pismo Beach With My Teenage Daughter

Recently, my daughter and I spent the day at Pismo Beach. It happens to be one of our local beaches. It is a beautiful beach. We went to Subway for our sandwiches, and then off to the beach that is only a couple of blocks away from Subway. We stayed on the ramp, and watched the people, talked and ate our sandwiches. We watched the surfers by the pier as they would ride their waves into the beach. We watched the a couple of brothers being rough with their sister, and we watched a family push a lady in a wheelchair back to the sidewalk. It took the whole family to push her wheelchair through the sand. What a blessing it is to live in this area, witness so many people having fun, no matter what kind of life they are living.

We threw our trash in the receptacle, and used our Subway bag to put our shoes inside so they wouldn’t get sandy. We walked over to the waves and took some shoots for Instagram. Played in the waves a little longer, and then decided to go to the shops.

Once we were at the shops we met Ben. He was funny, and gave us great deals on the sweatshirts that we purchased. My daughter finally gave in, and found the Ray Ban’s that she loved. She used her own money to purchase them. We had so much fun reading all the sweatshirts, and t-shirts. While we were heading home, I asked her “Will you promise we can have days like this even when you get older?’ She said “I love spending time with you! I always have a great time with you.” Ahhhh! Here are some snapshots of our day…

Pismo/Contessa
Pismo/Contessa
Pismo 2/Contessa
Pismo 2/Contessa