You can do anything for 30 days right? That's was my mantra for the month of January when I decided to do a Whole30 with my two friends, Jen and Lisa. Turns out, a lot of folks do Whole30 in January and there is an overwhelming amount of support out there to help get your through the "rough times." I found out a group of my running friends was doing it too. So not only did I have two of my closest friends at work, but I had nearly daily Facebook chats and g-chats with friends who were doing it right along side me - which was a great distraction from the box of sweets sitting on the office desk talking to me in Parseltongue.Read More
February is all about the love, yeah? Yes. All the love. I feel like we all need a little more love given the state of world lately. So when I was home in Florida this week and my best asked me to snap a few maternity photos, I was honored and immediately said yes. And to me, there is no other type of love than a mama and her babies. So on this 10th of February, take a pause from the world and take in some love. Smile for yourself and smile for someone else. If nothing else, smile at this little Hailey bug, because this kid is cute! Also, this was my first "human" photo shoot. It was hard - but so much fun grabbing these moments for them to have forever.
Here's my February 10 on 10! And make sure you check out my very talented and lovely friend, Kelly over at Three Layers Deep for her version on 10 on 10. Share the love my friends.
Ahh, January. The month of the fresh start. The bright and shiny new year - among other insanely crazy things I try to not talk about on in this space. How did your month go? I finished my first Whole30 successfully. It was a rainy month and I took advantage of staying indoors and doing some self care AKA watching tons of movies and Netflix. It was nice for a change from my usual hustle and bustle and I didn't know I needed it until I had it. I posted my first 10 photos of January on my 10 on 10. Here's a bit of life in photos and words from rest the month.Read More
The end of January is nearing which means I'm wrapping up my first Whole30. Some might feel doing something like this is excess and stupid, but I really enjoyed the month! I've eaten such good food, not that I didn't before this, but it challenged to eat different things kinda think outside the box for various foods. Breakfast has been my favorite meal of the day. It actually always has been. When researching Whole30 recipes and ideas, there is a lot of talk around people hating eggs by the end because it is what most people eat for breakfast for the month, but truly, that didn't happen to me. I switched up how I ate them all throughout the month. I sdded veggies, scrambled them, fried 'em, put them onto sweet potatoes, onto of leftovers...you name it, I put an egg on it.Read More
Taco Tuesday is my jam! I love it. I live for it. It is on my menu (almost) every week. I like it because it is one meal during the week that I don't really have to think about. Except mayyyybe switching the toppings. And the meat. Ok, maybe I have to think about it a little bit, but I don't have to think hard. There are so many options for tacos, which I feel like makes it that much easier. Chicken, fish, beef, pork - all good choices. Hard taco, soft, corn, flour or a bowl with rice - each and every way is good. I wish more things were as versatile as tacos.Read More
Well, we are into 2017 like is it no one business y'all and my brain is churning trying figure out a few of my intentions for the year. One intention I know I want to work on is to focus a little more on my creative side. I feel it like it is so necessary to really make a conscious effort to engage in activities that are completely different from my job (and honestly don't involve talking to people very much since I do it for 8 hours a day 5 days a week). Self care 101 my dear friends. And working on my photography more this year is one way I plan on practicing more self care and working on this specific intention.
And I've decided to join in on a blog circle with a bunch of really talented lady photographers from all over who come together to post 10 photos on the 10th of each month. I am hoping it will help inspire me to keep shooting and to keep looking for all the pretty things around me in my every day life. So, for my first 10 on 10, here are some on my first photos of the year.
Check out the amazing Trine Lise Nilsen for another view on 10 on 10.
How's your month so far?
You guys, it is the new year! Are we all excited to being done with the holidays? And are we all eating salads this month to try and reset out systems??? YESSSS. All the yeses. I, personally, was in need of a serious sugar detox after Christmas ended. Somewhere between October and January, I swear I was impulsively eating candy, cakes, cookies, you name it and I did so whenever I saw it. I think I was having FOMO, like I am going to miss the best chocolate ever, so I had to stuff it in my mouth. Ugh, now that I think about it I get a little queasy. So welcome January and bring on the healthy food this month - please!Read More
Hi! How are you holidays going? Are you ready for 2017? How are you preparing? I'm being a little weepy and reflecting as we wrap up this trip around the sun. I've have two conversations this week about how I felt about 2016. My first instinct was to say "blech...terrible." But in thinking that my mind really just went from the Election to now...but 2016 was SO MUCH MORE, than that for me. I had good a not so good days, but such is life. And that not so great times make the great times that much more sweeter.
I went through all my photos for the year yesterday remember each and every memory. All these photos has a story and made me smile, laugh, and cry a little in some way. So here's a little recap of that time in 2016...Read More