Q+A time

5:24pm B&W study

Jessica of COCO/MINGO nominated my blog for a Liebster Award and all I can say is, thank you! :) This little blog stemmed out of a need to have a creative outlet and I didn't realize I'd also find a supportive and encouraging community out of it!

Doodles for the #sketchbookproject. Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Jessica asked us a few questions for her Q+A so here we go:

Favorite television show? Depending on my mood but regulars include Park and Rec, Newsroom, West Wing and sometimes New Girl

Describe your dream home: It would include plenty of natural light, a minimal aesthetic with a little artwork and lots of blank walls that are photo-ready :) (I just mentioned this to my husband and he said "you would describe that as your dream home so I guess I'm right on!)

Where do you live? Orange County, CA! Always 72 and sunny.

What’s your idea of a great adventure? It would involve lots of hiking, exploring, laughing, talking, and spontaneity!

Dream vacation/place to travel to: I would looove to do a "Round The World" trip. To name a few...I'm dying to go to Salar de Uyuni, hike up Machu Pichu and if I'm feeling ambitious Mt. Kiliminjaro! But as long as I'm traveling, I'm content.

Favorite recipe: This vegan white chocolate macademia nut cupcake recipe!

Spring/summer or fall/winter? Fall! :)

What’s your favorite sport? Cross Country and track (always!)

What are you inspired by? I'm inspired by minimalism, a sense of play, food arranged nicely and coffee

Top of your shopping wish-list? so so so many cameras! I actually have a camera wishlist that I'll be posting very soon and then some shoes.

What makes you happy? At the end of the day, the happiest is sharing good memories with family and friends.


My Q&A for the blogs I nominated:
  1. What is the strangest movie you've ever seen and why?
  2. If you could live in any fictional world, which would you live in?
  3. Who/what are your current inspirations?
  4. When you need a pick-me-up, what do you turn to? 
  5. Your choice of caffeine:
  6. Your go-to floral bouquet would include:
  7. What does your ideal Saturday afternoon look like?
  8. What is your blogging routine?
  9. Your currently playlist:
  10. You're happiest when...


I nominate these lovely blogs:

Looking forward to getting to know you more! :) 


  1. So great getting to know you better, Tana!! I love this beautiful blog of yours! Machu Pichu is on my dream destination list too!! :)

    1. I hope we get to hike up Machu Pichu sometime soon! :) Thanks again, Jessica! It was so fun to answer your questions!

  2. I absolutely adore these types of posts! I would love for it to be 72 and sunny here all of the time. That sounds perfect. I'm off to check out that cupcake recipe you shared.

    1. Thanks, Angel! Can we trade weathers pleaaase? :) I suppose the grass is always greener, but in this case, more orange and red and all the other beautiful colors of fall. I hope you do try out the cupcake recipe! It's amaaazing.

  3. Tana, seriously! These photos! I am in LOVE with your instagram!!!!
    Thank you so so much for the nomination. I've never done a post like this but I am really excited now:)

    1. awww thanks so much Giulia! :) and you're so welcome! i've always enjoyed your travel posts and your experiments with your film camera. looking forward to read your q+a!

  4. You are the queen of photographic minimalism, Tara, without a doubt. So great to hear that you're getting much-needed recognition! x


    1. awww thanks, Rachel! that's so sweet of you to say. I love this creative outlet and I love the support and energy all the bloggers (like you!) bring to each other. :)

  5. I just discovered your blog through Jessica, and I am so excited! I can't wait to follow along + learn more about you :)

  6. I love your dream for an 'Around the World' trip. My husband and I are soon purchasing an RV and traveling the U.S. full-time but I surely don't want it to stop there because there are so many beautiful places this world has to offer.

    Also, thanks for the recipe link. I'm all for vegan cuisine and macademia nuts are delish. Yum!