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Hi, I’m Michele, a nomadic wedding photographer and lover of the great outdoors. I live on the road full-time and document my adventures daily. This is my personal blog where I share and record my thoughts on living simply and intentionally with less debt and more freedom. Want to follow along? Sign up below to receive new posts straight to your inbox.

You can find my wedding and portrait work at www.oncewest.com.

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So cold but so beautiful

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{Photo of the day: It snowed all day yesterday leaving us with 7-8″ of fresh powder.} When we met one of our neighbors a few weeks back we asked him how much snow this area typically gets. He said 6-8″ annually. If that’s true, all of 2020’s allotment fell from the sky yesterday. I know a storm like this is par for the course in the high-country, but here on the Western...

There’s a storm brewing

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{Photo of the day: Our company leaving just as the storm began to arrive.} Yesterday’s high…70.Today’s high…43.Tonight’s low…10. Also, 6-8″ of snow is on the way. I’m not sure we could have gotten any luckier with the timing of our friend’s visit. Our afternoon together yesterday was gorgeous. This morning they left just as the first rain...

Celebrating

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{Photo of the day: Sunset with friends at our new property.} Today we welcomed the first guests to our property for a short but sweet overnighter. It turned out our location was the perfect pit stop for Kate, Doug, Troy and Randy on their way to a river trip in Arizona. For the last 12 years or so we’ve been camping with Kate & Doug on their property in Park County. 14 acres of land...

Morning view

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Today was the first morning, of what I assume will be many, waking up to this view. I imagine it will be quite some time before it ever gets old.

We’re Home

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Thanks to a brand new driveway that Mark cut out yesterday, our little home on wheels is now tucked in nicely in the middle of our property. Can you find it?

This is so surreal

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{Photo of the day: Mark working on creating our driveway.} For some reason, I need space, and a lot of it. Neighbors drive me a little nuts. Our next door neighbors at our last house had such a lack of boundaries that I about lost my cool on more than one occasion. Finding space these days though, isn’t easy. Properties seem to just keep getting smaller, and houses built closer and closer...

We’re landowners!

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{Photo of the day: Clearing a path so that we can park our trailer on our property.} What a year this has been. In January I never in a million years could have predicted we’d be here, living full-time on the road again and now the owners of 35 acres of land in Colorado. I’m giddy. I’m in shock. Mostly, I’m really proud of how Mark & I have tackled the challenges that...

It’s happening

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{Photo of the day: Sorry folks, this one is for our eyes only – the check that will pay for the 35 acres that will officially be ours tomorrow.} In the last month that we’ve been under contract on our property, several people have asked me if I’m excited. The honest answer is that I haven’t thought much about it. I think my subconscious has been protecting me from any...

Mission accomplished

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{Photo of the day: unhooking our utility trailer to leave in storage.} The purpose of our trip to Idaho was to pick up our utility trailer and bring it back to Colorado. When we got to the RV park where we stored our travel trailer during our trip, we got to do a fun juggling act of unhooking the little trailer, getting the big trailer out of storage and in to our camp site, then moving the...

Back to Colorado

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{Photo of the day: We enjoyed quiet highways through Wyoming and Utah on our way back to Colorado.} Our week in Idaho was a blast, all because of the time we were able to spend with good friends. In regards to living there though, we don’t miss it. While it was an experience I’ll never forget, it was never the right fit. Today we made our way back towards Colorado, with a quick...

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Hi, I'm Michele, a nomadic wedding photographer and lover of the great outdoors. I live on the road full-time and document my adventures daily. This is my personal blog where I share and record my thoughts on living simply and intentionally with less debt and more freedom. Check out my wedding and portrait photography at http://www.oncwest.com

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