LILIES.

Still, my favorite flowers are probably lilies (& probably should seeing as how two of my three tattoos include one!). I have a bunch of wild daylilies planted outside my studio window, and the first opened up on the very last day of spring. And the rest opened up the following day. It was a magical subtlety from nature acknowledging the change of seasons ♥ BLOG ▪ ETSY SHOP ▪ INSTAGRAM ▪ TWITTER ▪ FACEBOOK ▪ PINTEREST

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JANUARY 2016.

My 2016 resolution is to DOCUMENT MORE. At the beginning of the year, I downloaded an app called 1 Second Everyday, and I’ve been using it to catch bits+pieces of everyday life, from wedding dress shopping to hanging out with kitties. BLOG · ETSY SHOP · INSTAGRAM · TWITTER · FACEBOOK · PINTEREST

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WINTER IS COMING.

I woke up yesterday morning to golden sunlight bouncing off of icy-touched foliage. I immediately bundled up and snapped a few photos to capture the brief ethereal moment. Here are a few more frosty photos due to the coming onslaught that is winter… There’s something about snowy/frosty evergreens that I can’t seem to get enough of o.0 BLOG ETSY SHOP INSTAGRAM TWITTER FACEBOOK PINTEREST

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SNOW.

This morning, I was actually compelled to go outside to take a few photos from yesterday’s snowfall. I didn’t stay out long, as I hate the cold; but boy, was it beautiful out. I love the look of big fluffy snowfall on a sunny day. I just hate that in order to have snow, it has to be so freakin’ cold, and we have to put up with idiots on the roads. Alas, I did not want to rant, but rather share: oooh, pretty! I have to say, I am excited about the upcoming season. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas and all of the fun, crazy, stressful times they bring. And I am a firm believer that it isn’t the holidays without some snowfall. I just wish that it didn’t last through April!!! BLOG ETSY SHOP INSTAGRAM TWITTER FACEBOOK PINTEREST

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CANON 7DII

Long time, no see, blog. SO. I splurged on a present to myself – a new camera. And I promptly ran outside with it to snap about two dozen shots before the battery died. Switching from an old Canon EOS 450D (“XSi”, circa 2008) to a Canon EOS 7D Mark II is DIFFERENT! It is going to take me a LONG time for the controls to become natural to me. The first big thing is that the power & play/review button are no longer on the right side of the camera. What was once a quick flip with my thumb in both cases is now a mild case of stupefied stumbling. Oy.. The second is the updates that Photoshop & Lightroom (read: I almost had a mini attack when my files wouldn’t import). I am so excited about this camera!! I hadn’t picked up a DSLR since January, when Brian…

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PHOTOS FROM KELSI.

About a month ago, I watched my niece Kelsi for a few hours while my sister went to an appointment. Kelsi and I played in the snow for a little bit before coming inside to warm up and dry her clothes. I was changing the film in my Instax Mini when Kelsi grabbed my digital camera insisting “I take pictures of you!” I showed her where the shutter button was, and these were the results: I didn’t look at the photos until after Kelsi was picked up. I had a chuckle over her tiny little finger in each photo 🙂 BLOG ▪ ETSY SHOP ▪ INSTAGRAM ▪ TWITTER ▪ FACEBOOK ▪ PINTEREST

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TBT: SEPTEMBER 2002.

Throwback Thursday!  I found this photo while sorting through my photo collection a few months back and had meant to share it.  It’s a photo of myself & my cousin Karen way back in September 2002.  My parents were having a 50th birthday party for our Uncle Andy, and Karen & I are photographed in my bedroom.  Almost twelve years later, Karen’s now living in Ohio with her fiancé! Talk about “high school skinny”! Oh, to be 15… BLOG ▪ ETSY SHOP ▪ INSTAGRAM ▪ TWITTER ▪ FACEBOOK ▪ PINTEREST

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