November 10, 2014

October Outtakes

October was simultaneously the best and worst month--rapidly shifting and taking unexpected turns. We experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. To say it was a roller coaster would be an understatement. With our high pressure jobs, we often are working long hours and working off of fumes to meet strict deadlines. We sought refuge during the weekends, which seem to be the only time we can relax and make plans. Due to our natural instinct to document our moments together, we are fortunate to have these photos as a reminder that no matter how bad things got at work, a weekend of fun was always just around the corner.

This month, we also realized that our blog isn't just a collection of pretty images to look at and appreciate; but rather, each post is a set of images that have been carefully curated to show our point of view and the highlights of our travel and adventures. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of each post: images that don't make the cut; memories, thoughts, and feelings that get left unshared. Because of the wild ride this month has been, it was bittersweet revisiting these pictures and the memories that went with them. It is for this reason that we look forward to these monthly photo diaries. When we conceived the idea of this blog on our flight back from San Francisco in early September, we ultimately just wanted a creative space to explore and to escape from the stress of our jobs. It has become just that and so much more. Through the hard times of our personal lives, we are thankful just how much the community has embraced us and kept our spirits high. We feel like we've finally found our stride here and are so excited to continue this journey together.

If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram @betheplebeian to keep up with more of our adventures.


  1. I love these photos. They're so relaxing to see. :)

    Life With Antlers

  2. I also love blogging as a stress reliever from work. Its such a great creative outlet. Awesome photography here, great post.


  3. Great pictures!

  4. wow,all these happening in october? if yes,love all the activities!! i'm so jealous now..can i make the first photo as my desktop background? the scene was just breath-taking and i love everything in your blog's photos and words expressed.

    xo josephine c.

  5. Gorgeous photography! It looks like you've had an amazing time! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty xx

  6. These photos are gorgeous! It certainly doesn't seem like you guys had a bad month. But even if you did, it is a good thing that you two have each other! Just think how amazing it is to be able to experience all of that with him? Keep your chin up, things will get better! :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  8. Glad you guys had fun! I love these photos and the sentiment that you can always find a weekend of fun if you just try. I especially enjoyed the ones with the pretty light fixtures haha! As a reader, I feel that your blog is authentic and I think that's why people love reading it.

    Kosta // Cool Gear Cavalier

  9. I really enjoyed this post, the pictures are beautiful!

    Bella Pummarola

  10. Oh my! These shots are all so incredible, it's giving me that wanderlust feeling right now. I especially love the ones with the lights. Gorgeous.

  11. What gorgeous photos!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  12. somehow, we really grow into more "mature bloggers" if you can call it that. i've taken a fondness of the local scene and have started incorporating spots within my city now (aside from the fashion). I'm totally loving the point of view of your blog now, jasmine!!

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