November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! My day was packed with eating, visiting family from out-of-town, and then even more eating.  Being able to spend the day with my family really made me appreciate how lucky I am to have them all so close and able to celebrate the holiday together.  Sometimes Thanksgiving is overpowered by the looming presence of Christmas and all those lovely holidays in December, and it can even be forgotten in the midst of planning the 4 am shopping trip on Black Friday.  It's so hard to remember to slow down and give thanks for all the blessings that I have that many people around the world don't.  I'm so thankful to have a healthy family and the ability to have wonderful food on the table (to take pictures of) and a roof over my head.  So, remember to give thanks not just on Thanksgiving but also every day of the week.  Have a good weekend! 

my adorable sister 

P.S: Can you tell dessert is my favorite part? 

Love Always,

Photos taken with Canon T1i

November 21, 2011

Up to the Mountains

The day after my birthday (since I didn't have class), I went driving on the Blue Ridge Mountains to take pictures with my NEW Canon T1i! I got it for my birthday from my family, and I couldn't be more excited! I've always had a passion for photography but never the right equipment, but now that I do, get ready for SO many pictures.  I've already started taking tons of pictures of random things, but it's so much fun how can I stop?! 

We spent about 2 hours driving around, stopping when a view looked cool, and hiking up some little trails.  I didn't expect the mountains to be so much colder than the city, but they were. By the end of the trip, I couldn't feel my fingers anymore! 

Overall, I had a really great time taking pictures in the mountains,  despite the cold.  I have some more birthday fun lined up for you so look for some more pictures in the next few days! Yay for new cameras!! 

Love Always, 

Pictures taken with a Canon T1i

November 15, 2011


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With the leaves changing colors, the world is engulfed in a vortex of reds, yellows, oranges, and browns.  Color in general has really inspired me lately, so here are a couple of random, colorful pieces to get you through the last half of the week! 

Love Always, 

November 11, 2011

A Birthday Only Comes Once a Year

It was my 20th birthday yesterday. I'm no longer a teenager or a kid. I can't pretend I didn't know better. I can't say "I'll do it when I'm older. There's still time." Nope, I think it's time to face the world of an adult. 

November 9, 2011

For the Nest

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All those long hours staring at a computer screen writing papers really leads to some very productive procrastination.  During my time at the library "studying," I've found so many inspirations.  To start: home decor. Enjoy!

Love Always, 

November 7, 2011

Pink Cupcakes

My sister and I love to bake, and we made these pink lemonade cupcakes with pink lemonade icing.  They were so good! I think I'm going to have to make them again soon. 

Love Always,

November 1, 2011

For Those Who Wander

" Not all those who wander are lost." 
                                                           -JRR  Tolkien   

A while ago, I took a camera to explore the downtown area of my hometown, and I just recently found the pictures tucked away in a random folder on my computer.  It was such a pleasant surprise!

Love Always,