Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shel's Sneak Peak

This weekend I got a chance to have a session with Shelby. She is so much fun and does every sport and plays every instrument under the sun. We are looking forward to our next session together, but until then enjoy!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Starting over

So as many of you have heard by now the Hubs did not get selected to be an Officer in the Air Force. Yes we were devastated. Apparently this was the lowest percentage of applicants accepted in a very long time; less than 10% from across the country. We spoke with the recruiter and he strongly urged reapplying, because Hubs was a very strong contender and would more than likely be accepted the next go around. After much discussion we have decided to not pursue it again. As much as it would be an awesome career and life for us, we feel that it wasn't meant to be. I am so proud of my husband and all that he worked for. He is an amazing man and I know that he will excel in anything he chooses to do.

Here is the starting over part...

We have decided to pursue something we both love and live where we would be extremely happy. We will be moving back to California, yay finally!! We will also both be going back to school, Art school to be exact. I am going back for Photography and Hubs will be going back for Illustration. We may be starving Art students, but we will be happy. I am so excited to be moving on soon and starting over again. If you have ever seen Hubs' art you know he'll be an awesome Illustrator.

So here's to living on the Beach and being Art Students!

Oh and btw the above pictures are from my in laws apricot trees in their back yard. Apricot turnovers here we come:o)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Retail Therapy Tuesday!!

Okay so I am really starting to love this! I have so much fun every Tuesday scouring the internet looking for cute new items to present to you. Here are my latest finds:

This is the Empress top by DownEast Basics. If you are familiar with DownEast, then you will know that they make all sorts of layering items for very reasonable prices. Go check them out!

I'm a sucker for a good pair of jeans, I live in my jeans! These are by Rock & Republic and the style is "Sophie". I would love to get my hands on them!

This little beauty is called "Curtsy" by Charles David. I found it while perusing Nordstrom's online. I love dressing up a nice pair of jeans with heels and these do the trick. I love the bow embellishment on the toe!
Have you ever tried on a pair of Fendi Sunglasses? They are the most comfy sunglasses you will ever find! I just love this pair and I can't wait to see what they look like on!

And to top it off we have the Lucky Slouch Bag. I have been searching and searching for a stylish laid back bag that I can toss my camera in and hit the road to take pictures. I love this bag I saw it in person a couple of weeks ago and its even better in person!

So there you have it! A cute, kick back outfit ready for the weekend. Have fun shopping and let me know what you find!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday

Spring is here!!! This photo I took today and I can't decide which edit I liked the most. What do you guys think? I'll show you the Straight-Out-of-Camera shot just for comparison:

SOOC- Underexposed, pretty blah

Brightened it up a bit, slightly sharpened, put a little red in to balance out the blue.

Played around with a Vintage effect and then made Black and White.

Ran PW's Colorized action and then desaturated just a tad.

Ran PW's Old West action and then played around with the color levels a little bit.

So what do you think? I'm just so excited Spring is here and the flowers are blooming!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Retail Therapy Tuesday: Home Edition

I am feeling like shopping for home and decorating stuff this week. I love clothes, but I also love cooking, and movies, and photography!

Kitchen Aid  is releasing their glass bowl for the 5-quart mixer on April 1st! I have been in love with it since I first laid eyes on it as a part of their anniversary edition.
Hubs and I are drooling over this TV! We bought a Playstaion 3 a few months ago and now realize we need an HDTV to appreciate it and the BluRay. This is a Samsung LED LCD 55". Time to start saving our pennies!

And of course, I am desperately waiting to get my iPhone. I get it at the end of the month I am so excited for it!

There you have it! My wants and wishes of the week :o) What do you want this week?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's on your mind Wednesday

Just to warn you, I am pretty random in my thoughts. Just ask Hubs he'll tell you that I can jump from dogs to shopping to Paris all in one fowl swoop. So here it goes:
  • I'm reading a book that the Hubs suggested and I hate it! I only continue to read it because its his favorite book. I love to read but this is terrible.
  • I love to watch Gilmore Girls everyday at 3pm. Its my guilty pleasure.
  • Although I despise working out I love the high you feel afterwards. My favorite right now is the elliptical. I am building up the amount of miles I can go and so far it is 4.25 miles daily. Weird and frustrating part is I haven't lost an ounce. Boo!
  • I seriously love my dog, but sometimes he can be crazy. Like just now for instance he woke from a dead sleep ran off barking like a mad man. Of course there was nothing there and he sheepishly came back and fell right back to sleep.
  • My favorite movie right now is Zombieland. Its disgusting, funny, and I hope they make a second one.
  • I get my hair cut on Friday! Yay! I seriously need it done :o)
  • For something a little more serious, I am generally pretty patient, but I think waiting until June to find out if Hubs is selected as an Officer, just may kill me.
  • And for a touch a Spring for all of you who are stuck in the snow:

 Have a nice Wednesday everyone!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Retail Therapy Tuesday!

I love Ann Taylor. This top is adorable, anytime I can get my hands on Ann Taylor clothes I'll take it!

Because everyone needs a good pencil skirt! This one can be found at Nordstrom's.
 I really kept trying to get away from these beauties! They are by Badgley Mischka and I am in LOVE!

 In my family it is a dream to have either a Coach bag or a Dooney & Bourke purse. This week my favorite is Coach!

Okay I promise not everything in the future will be designer this, designer that, but it's fun to dream! In reality I'm just as comfy in my jeans and t-shirts as I am in the designer stuff, maybe a little more.

Oh and by the way, the top from last week is on sale!!
So tell me, what are your favorite things to "window" shop for?