The Week In Pictures: 12.13.14

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How was your week? I just got home from New Zealand on Monday and am still settling in. It’s so nice to be back, though. I missed Joey, I missed my pets, I missed my family and I missed my office. As great as it’s been getting the opportunity to travel and see the world this year, it’s always nice to come home. Home really is where the heart is.

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While I was in Australia and New Zealand, I picked up piles of mementos — there’s a stack of business cards, photos and other odds and ends in the corner of my office that I need to organize. One of my favorite finds was this series of Australian maps with illustrations on the covers.

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Australia has the best chai lattes…pretty much everywhere. I probably sampled a dozen different ones and, well, I didn’t have a single bad one. This was from Cafe Vue in Melbourne.

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After a week and a half split between Sydney and Melbourne, I flew to Auckland last Friday. I was completely blown away by all the great branding in New Zealand.

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I spent the weekend in Auckland teaching at The Blogcademy with Kat and Gala — this was snapped right outside of our venue by Steph, a photographer who I adore.

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After class, we went to Hell. Literally. All I can say is that the Purgatory Pizza is ridiculously good.

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After a solid night’s rest, it was time to make the journey back home in the Northern Hemisphere. Auckland to Sydney. Sydney to Los Angeles. And finally, Los Angeles to Portland. 20 hours of flights was brutal…but coming home to my boys made every second worth it.

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I was definitely having withdrawals from all my old hometown haunts so my mom took me out to lunch at Roman Candle. Pizza and ginger beer for lunch…and homemade granola to go!

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Being back home, I wasted no time putting our Christmas tree up. This is the first year we’ve had Chubs and every time I tried to hang up an ornament, he’d steal it from me. The only way to distract him was to give him a piece of bread. I told him to pick up his crumbs afterwards but he wouldn’t listen. 😉

Have a great weekend!

15 Responses to The Week In Pictures: 12.13.14

    • Shauna says:

      It’s so so soooo beautiful. Lush, green, clean air….one of the best places I’ve ever been. Hope you get to go, there’s so much to explore there!

  1. Lori says:

    oh bummer, can’t believe I missed this! Have only just following you. I am an Ohio girl living in NZ and I would have loved to come to your workshop! I see Auckland is not on the calendar in 2015? If you need a venue, I might have a cool location for you… Anyway, loved reading your post. Cheers (haha have to get used to saying that here), Lori

  2. Medusa says:

    I have a very realistic question to ask you about your squirrel: Obviously if he is roaming all over your house freely (not kept in a cage) is your house covered in squirrel poop, etc.? How does that work?

    • Shauna says:

      He has a cage but he’s not in it 24 / 7. For the bathroom situation, it’s similar to having a cat…he has litter in the bottom of his cage and he just knows that’s where he’s supposed to go. He’s a smart little guy!

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