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rhianonsuee

Rhianon 🗺 Trying to live my best Bilbo Baggins life 🌎 Currently: Home 🏡 Adventurer, photographer, healthy living advocate, peanut butter obsessed https://abnb.me/e/erYuQpt78Q
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This beautiful, sweet couple got engaged last night!!!!! congratulations jacob and emma. i am so excited for you guys to continue to grow and journey through life together. and thank you for letting me be a part of last night and capture that special moment 💛💛💛 love you guys!!!
8 103 1 weeks ago
Well guys, it’s time. all the leaves have fallen from the trees, the temperature is dropping, i saw snow flurries yesterday, my hands can’t move after i’ve been outside for two minutes, all i want to eat for every meal is soup, and chuy is wearing a christmas bandana.
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winter is here.
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or if you want to be more technical since winter doesn’t “officially” start until december 21st..
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winter is coming ❄️
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and if you don’t know where those references are from, i reallyyy don’t know if we can be friends anymore..
14 120 1 weeks ago
So friends i have something super exciting to share with you all...
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my photographs are hanging in the springfield airport!!!!!!
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that may not seem like a lot because as many of you are probably thinking, it’s just springfield...? but this is seriously such an honor for me and not something i would ever imagine happening.
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as you all know i love to travel and i’ve traveled a lot. to have my work showcased in a place that has been the starting off point for so many of these adventures is truly something else. and to have thousands of people coming through the airport and looking at my work?! too dang exciting.
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how did this come about? well about a month ago my mom sent me a link with a call from the airport asking local photographers to submit their work to be considered for their next exhibition called “wanderlust”. so i submitted five of my favorite photos i’ve taken in the last year, thinking that i would be lucky if they chose one.. they ended up choosing four!!
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i was shocked. also shocked because i didn’t realize how dang expensive it is to print high quality photos onto a 20x30 canvas (and i needed four of them 😅).
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my photos are hung in the left alcove seating area when you enter the airport if you want to check them out when you are heading out or back from your holiday travels! and don’t forget to check out the other photos hung in the sky gallery too!! there are sooo many incredible photographers showcased and i’m so humbled to be included in this gallery with them.
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the exhibit will be up until feb. 14th!! oh and if you want one of these babies hanging up in your house, hit a girl up 😉🙃
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photo 1- “desert roads” taken outside the valley of fire in las vegas, nevada
photo 2- “colorful tahoe winter nights” taken on the cali side of northern lake tahoe
photo 3- “sitka sunrise” taken in my last year’s home, sitka, alaska
photo 4- “dogs of the alaskan waters” taken in juneau, alaska
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if you do go see them, take a picture!! send it to me! tag me in your stories! i wanna see you guys see my work 😊
81 365 2 weeks ago
“when we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappoint goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”- kristin armstrong
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happy thanksgiving my friends!! thanksgiving, like any holiday, can be a day of love and laughter and good times, but it can also be tough for some people. no matter what is going on in your life though, it’s so so important to find a way to practice gratitude, to find at least one thing that you are grateful for. not just today but each day.
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so what are you grateful for? give me 3 things! here are mine:
my family and friends and of course chuy. especially getting to be with them this thanksgiving. i was in alaska last year at this time and i so missed being at home for the holiday! 🏠
this planet we live on. seriously guys, it’s so dang beautiful and awe-inspiring and freaking amazing. i feel so thankful to have been able to explore and experience parts of it, and i can’t wait to explore and experience more. 🌍
not having a peanut allergy. may seem like a silly thing to be grateful for but gosh i am so grateful for that. i eat peanut butter about 3 times a day and can’t imagine my life without it. i love that stuff. 🥜
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now it’s your turn! 1, 2, 3, or however many things you want to list! what are you grateful for??
12 157 3 weeks ago
A year ago (well a year ago yesterday) i landed in sitka, alaska. i didn’t know a single soul. i didn’t even know the family picking me up from the airport except seeing them via facetime once.
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everyone kept telling me i was so brave for doing this and so admirable for doing something so unconventional with my life, but honestly.. i was scared to death!
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i remember i walked out of the terminal, nervous as all hell, searching for the family i was going to be living with for the next year. (it didn’t take me long to search as the airport in sitka only has one gate and is about the size of a panera). i spotted them- a dad pushing a luggage trolly to keep her entertained and a little girl sitting on top of it. i took a deep breath and walked over.
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haley looked up at me with the biggest smile on her face and yelled “rhianon!!!!”. i was so surprised that i laughed. she said my name so perfectly and i knew she was only two years old.
“wow, you said my name perfectly!” i told her.
”i’ve been practicing. did you come on a plane to visit us in alaska sitka?” “i actually came on three planes to visit you in alaska sitka.”
“wow, rhianon, you came on 1, 2, 3 planes to visit us in alaska sitka?! wow.”
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she gave me a hug and ran over to look for my bags and i immediately felt at home.
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i won’t lie to you guys, there were some really tough moments for me when i lived in alaska. i was lonely and sad at times and missed my family and friends so so much. being on a secluded island in the middle of the last frontier can do that to ya! but choosing to go on that adventure was one of the greatest decisions i have ever made. sitka truly became my second home. my nanny family became my second family. i wouldn’t trade meeting them and living in alaska for anything. i miss being the frontier nanny every single day 💛
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swipe through to see some of my favorite pictures from the last year that i’ve never shared until now. and i’m literally crying big f*t tears at that last video 😭💛
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mountain 📸 by: @lioneclarephoto
40 270 4 weeks ago
Horseback ride through the colorful woods, wine tasting, yummy rustic pizzas (and more bottles of wine 🍷), belly laughs with friends, and beautiful views of the ozarks! another amazing day out in nature with @37northexpeditions a couple weekends ago!🌲🐴
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if you want in on a trip like this, they are hitting the trails on horseback again on november 17th! and if you voted today you can book your next trip for $5 off with code “ivoted”!! so just another reason to go out and vote!!!! 🇺🇸
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Double, double, toil and trouble 🧙🏻‍♀️🔮
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i’ve never been a fan of scary movies. i used to pretend i was because my dad has always loved them and so did some of the older girls who i wanted to think i was cool in high school (hey, bri 👋🏻😘) truth is i hate them. if one is one and i’m forced to watch it, i do it through my fingers all while singing christmas carols in my head. i try to avoid them at all costs.
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so tonight on halloween i’m not watching mike myers or jeepers creepers. i’m watching my favorite halloween movies- hocus pocus, the nightmare before christmas (i also watch this at christmas bc obvi a christmas movie too), halloweentown (1 & 2, definitely not 4 because they changed marnie and what the heck. did they think we wouldn’t notice?!), and of course double, double, toil and trouble 👯
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what about you?? what’s your favorite halloween movie?! are you a fan of the really scary horror? or are you like me and enjoy the tamer side of halloween?
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and bonus!!! what did you dress up as this year, if you dressed up??! i’m obviously a witch with a pumpkin for a head 🎃 my third time being a witch and funny fact, this witch’s hat is actually from one of my middle school costumes
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Woke up early sunday morning to experience four of my favorite things- sunrise, hiking, fall foliage in the ozarks, and yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️
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have you heard of @37northexpeditions? they are a relatively new company based out of springfield with the goal of getting people outside and exploring the beauty of the ozarks all while creating meaningful and authentic connections, and teaching us to appreciate our planet. basically a company i’ve been looking for all my life in springfield.
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if you haven’t booked an adventure with them yet they have so many coming up from hikes to horseback rides to christmas light viewings to photography expeditions. after the chosen outdoor activity your guide takes you to either a winery or distillery or a local restaurant to experience some good, local food and conversation with the other people on your trip.
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what’s better than the outdoors, new friendships, good food, and wonderful adventures?? in my opinion, nothing 🍁🍂
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#showmespringfieldmo #37northexpeditions #theozarks
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Adding some more orange to the feed today because fall y’all 🎃🍁
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i love so many things about this season it’s hard to choose just one. i love the colors of fall- all the reds, oranges, yellows, browns. this season brings the best vegetables- squash!!! from acorn to butternut to pumpkin, i love them all and i love finding new yummy recipes that incorporate them. (would you all like me to share some of my favorite fall squash recipes?? 🤔) speaking of food- pumpkin everything!! bread, waffles, muffins, cookies, @andysfrozencustard, give it all to me. oh and fall also is the beginning of chili and soup season!! if you tell me soup isn’t a meal we can’t be friends (i.e. my dad thinks it’s only a side dish, like wut).
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i love the crispness in the air, the feel of a chilly breeze, the sounds of the leaves rustling, snuggling up in an oversized sweater and boots. and not to mention the smells! dried out leaves, campfires, pumpkin treats, the autumn wind, corn maizes.
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fall also brings about some of the most fun activities! hiking and leaf peeping, camping, pumpkin patches, corn/haunted mazes, pumpkin carving, apple picking, bonfires, fall photoshoots (hit me up if you want to book one!), halloween costume designing, treat baking, football season!! lets go broncos!! 🐎
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so. have i convinced you yet that fall is better than summer??? 😏
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tell me, what’s your favorite part about fall?!
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#livebangs #bangsblitz @bangsshoes
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On october 18th, 1867, the formal transfer of alaska from russia to the united states took place in sitka. the united states bought the territory for 7.2 million dollars. 2 cents an acre. (like, what. thats so cheap. especially when you find out what was hiding there.)
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many americans thought this was a waste of money, however, and called alaska “seward's folly”, after william seward, the state's secretary who championed the purchase.
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little did they know, but that “folly” was full of gold, and lots of it. and i, like everyone else who has been lucky enough to spend time in alaska, know that this nickname is even further from the truth due to alaska being home to some of mother earth’s most majestic landscapes and wildest creatures.
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the name alaska is derived from the aleut word “alyeska”, meaning “great land”. it is one of the most beautiful, most wild, and most indescribable places i’ve ever been. i still can’t believe i was fortunate enough to live there for a year. that little town of sitka (which has also been named one of the top 20 most beautiful cities in america) holds such a special place in my heart and i miss it and my friends every day.
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so, to all my friends who still call alaska home or who have at one point called it home, happy alaska day!!! 🐻🏔
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Always appreciate the beauty of even the littlest things on our big beautiful planet 💛
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Today is world mental health day. i don’t personally struggle with deep depression, but i have lived in some dark places of my mind in the last few years and i have struggled with anxiety. i also have people in my life who struggle with depression and other mental and emotional pains.
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i want you to know that you are not alone in your pain. it also does not define you. your doubts, fears, and worries do not define you. it will get better, but only if you want it to get better. people who don’t want help, can’t be helped. you have to want to make a change to get yourself out of that dark place. ask for help. you will not be judged. you will not be looked at like you are less. everyone suffers from some level of mental or emotional pain at some point in their life. instagram may make it look like it, but no one’s life is perfect. no one’s. pain is universal and life is hard!! but it’s also so beautiful!!!
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i love what @ruthielindsey said in her post today- “until we do hard inner work & stop trying to numb our pain, we carry it around with us like layers and layers of hurt that keeps us from being our truest, whole selves and truly connecting and finding peace." she goes on to say that we need to learn to rewire the way we see our pain, hold it tenderly, and make peace with it so we can find a way to make it purposeful.
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i used to bottle up my fears and my worries and my sadness and my anxiety. i didn’t cry or show my emotions. i didn’t want anyone to know that i was struggling. i have always internalized everything. it’s not healthy. the greatest thing i’ve ever done is talk to someone (and let myself have a good cry when i need it). i’m grateful to surround myself with people that i can talk to, really talk to, about all that deep, painful stuff. but with that support i know i have, i am still working on it everyday. it’s still hard for me to open up and talk about my emotions and let others know that i’m hurting. i’m trying though.
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a friend, a coworker, your mom, a therapist (it’s not shameful to have one!! i don’t, but i’m thinking of getting one)- find someone you can talk to. your mental and emotional health is so important! you are so important 💛💛💛
38 199 October 2018