about



Hi there! I'm Maria and this is where I write.

South Meets West Coast is a lifestyle blog about, you guessed, it, life on the West Coast. And that's pretty much it. Just a Southern-raised girl living in northern California with her husband, documenting their travels, trying to learn their fancy camera, and being cautiously optimistic about where life will take them next. 

LOVES // my ridiculously smart, patient and supporting husband // my faith // lemon flavored anything // fall // recalling memories with family // cardigans // clean white sheets // travel // photojournalism // documentaries // Christian fiction // white tea // green tea  // the South // Outer Banks // calling my mom three times a day // ballet flats // cheap shampoo // hiking and mountains // but the beach too // country back roads // sprinkles // my Mac Book Air // pushups // decorating & unique architecture // hardwood floors // Saturday mornings // 

STORY // grew up with my mom and two crazy hilarious brothers in small town, Virginia // B.S. Psychology from Virginia Tech // drove 3,000 miles across country to make California my new home // M.A. Education and Counseling from San Jose State University // married my college sweetheart in September 2011 // I've been a barista, nanny, office manager, and now I work as a personal assistant and event planner // favorite travels: Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Colorado, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Utah, Outer Banks, NC // wanderlust: Iceland, Peru, Europe, and Greece...someday



This is not our dog, but I wish it was. Me and Brandon at Husky Homestead in Denali, Alaska.
September 2014


7 comments:

  1. Welcome to the Bay Area! I have lived here all my life (with a stint in San Diego for college) and it's such a great place to live.

    Love your wedding dress. Very cute pictures :)

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    1. Thanks, Sonia and shall I say, "Hello, Neighbor!"?

      I'm always up for meeting new people in the Bay Area, so looking forward to getting to know you!

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  2. Popped over here from Katie Bower's blog, and I'm enjoying browsing through all your posts!

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  3. Hi Maria!

    I saw on Courtney's giveaway post to win one of my custom illustrations that you had mentioned you're in the market for a new blog header! I'd love to discuss project details with you--is this still something you are interested in?

    Send me an email at LauraLikesDesign@gmail.com and we can chat!

    Laura

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  4. I just discovered your blog, and it's hilariously awesome. Way to go.

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  5. ok that pic is not goofy. it's gorgeous. you're adorable.

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  6. I've been to Greece! It's my one travel claim to fame. I haven't been anywhere else internationally. But it. was. awesome.

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