Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Count you blessings.


Wow, it's surely been a while since I have posted anything.  I wanted to break back into writing regular posts because Melissa- my lovely sister in law- mentioned that she misses my blog.  Can you believe it?  That's awesome.  I also want to make sure I am keeping all of my media platforms up to date since I am now applying for different post-graduation jobs and careers.

(Careers.  So exciting.  So nerve wracking.)

I wanted to share a few pictures that I've snapped recently that I just love.  Some with my camera but most with my phone!  I love having it right in my back pocket. 

 My cousin Kristi married her dream man a few weekends ago, and I was honored to snap some pictures of the happy couple.  This is one of my favorites- and I am so glad that the bride let me convince her to walk up towards the Adena Mansion to snap a few quick pictures.  Also thanks to my photographers assistants- AKA my Mom and Sister.  They kept right up with me and helped me move the bench and fluff the brides dress.  Rockstars.

 Kristi has a dessert bar at her reception!                    We made smores with T and Mel recently-
                                                                                                    such a great night!

 I love this one except we're missing our other brother!  I recently spent some time with Lindsey in the field behind our Grandparents house and we experienced "the violet hour' together- and now she and several other members of my family are in love with that fantastic hour where dusk meets dark.  It's GREAT for pictures.  Soft natural lighting always is.
 My friend and mentor Martin left Ohio State recently to move on to the next chapter in his life.  I was happy to spend some time with him on a Saturday morning.  We visited the Clintonville farmers market and I picked up some creamed honey.  It is SO good in oatmeal!  I've made it my breakfast for 2 weeks running now. 

 Being on campus with such a small percentage of the OSU population is eerie at times, but I also enjoy exploring and capturing images without a hundred million students always in the background.  Campus is beautiful that's all there is to it.

As far as other things so- both my class and my internship are ramping up to make me exceptionally busy and I am excited and nervous for what is to come within the next 30 days of my life.  I'm following my Mom's advice and just handing one thing at a time.  I can do it.  I have such a great support system.  I'd count my blessings but that would take away from the time I have to enjoy them.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Break Images

Oftentimes I take photos that I don't feel would make for good Facebook uploads, but I still want to post them online for friends and family to see.  I'm trying to get better at food stills/still lifes and nature photography.  I'm pretty impressed with what I can do with just a kit lens. 

Feel free to share, save, print.  Just let me know which pictures you like the best.

Be well,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Add a little life to your life.

So, this is a quick story about some beautiful flowers.
I love having flowers in my room, and ever since getting back to Columbus I've meant to get down to North Market to buy some.  Well, I was down that way and just happened to stop in at Kroger.  They had a bunch of flowers on "Managers Special" and I got one huge bundle for $4 and then little potted bulbs for $2 each!  So many great flowers for $12.

I gave some of the potted plants away: Becky, Katie, Taylor and kept the yellow put for myself.  They're very photogenic flowers, and I love having them around.

Someone yesterday on a blog I was reading said they were "worth the weekly investment" and I don't know about all that, but I was happy to shell out $12 for so much happiness.  I even have a few stems in a small glass vase in my bathroom- brushing my teeth is so much better now!  Haha.

Here's a detailed look:

My favorite flower is a peony with a close second hydrangeas.  I like the soft beauty of those flowers, but they don't do the best for indoor cut flower arrangements.  I also love carnations simply because they last for weeks!  They'll be the last to wilt out of my bouquet.  What is your favorite flower?


Monday, January 14, 2013

...lights the whole sky.

Even after all this time the sun never says to the eath, "you owe me."
Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.

I love this quote, and I have loved this image of it for years now.  The story behind the image is a litle unknown, but I think it comes from the side of a building somehwere, sort of like positive graffiti.  I feel sorry that I don't know more about the creator of the mural or the photographer because I'd love to give credit where credit is due.

This blank wall in my room was begging for something big.  I spent most of last semester pondering what I would put up.  I finally decided to use BlockPoster.com to make a giant image of the quote.  It's very simple: upload image, it breaks it into blocks (choose how big you want it) and then print, trim edges, tape together (one row at a time) and then wah-la!  

I love it for many reasons, but it ties in with the rest of my room, matches my new comforter, and is just bright- and dark!- enough to balance this wall.

And see how my bed is made?  New Years Resolution.
I feel awkward when people see my bed all ragged and not made.  I'm trying my best to make it every day, but afternoon naps are a problem in my life. 

Also you can see my IKEA lamp here to the right.  It's suspending from the ceiling with eye hooks I screwed into the tiles. 


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Five Things

I'm not taking any credit for this idea.  One of the blogs I love to follow is Cupcakes & Cashmere.  Emily (who writes C&C) does a post frequently called "Five Things" and I'm taking her idea and running with it.  She writes about 5 things in her life at that time she's thankful for or that she has in her life that she loves and adores.  Some of it is actual items, but more often than not it's time spent with loved ones or a new experience. 

So I'll start posting my Five Things here. 
Probably because it's my first attempt I'll have them all in one picture.  In the future look for separate pictures for each item on the 5 things list.  

My elephant mug from the Antonacci family which I love
Pineapple Chamomile lipton hot tea
Sweet Tarts chewy little nuggets of goodness
My Kindle because I saved a boat load renting text books (notice Emily's blog on my screen)
Elle Decor. I love this magazine for it's content and for how great it looks in my room