Thursday, November 7, 2013

Just Wedding

I know I promised these pictures AGES ago, but... Grad school? That has officially become my excuse for everything. Anyways, here are some of my favorites from my dear friend, Erin's, wedding. We've known each other since seventh grade, and it was so special to share this special day with her. Congratulations, Matt and Erin!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Snapshot III

Life has been more than a little crazy lately. I'm only a few weeks away from finishing my first semester of grad school (my GOODNESS!). There've been quite a few trips to see the best friend-girl weekends and baby showers- before the arrival of her darling girl (who decided to make her appearance a few weeks early). And I've been trying to get as many uses as possible out of my Disney World Season Pass, because, well, why not?! Needless to say, there've been lots of grad school papers, projects, and pictures to edit over the past month...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Weekend Adventure

Hello Adventurers!

I'm off tomorrow for a fabulous weekend adventure in Orlando. Of course, this means I'll be returning with lots of magical pictures and maybe a few spooky ones as well. It's one of my closest friend's birthdays and my best friend and I have a fantastic surprise lined up for tomorrow night; I can't wait!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Snapshot: II

A celebratory lunch at Papillote after finishing the GRE.
 It's FRIDAY! And I am sorely behind on these Snapshot posts, so be prepared for a very random assortment of iPhone pictures from the last couple of months. I'm planning on having a nice, lazy weekend: catching up on my Smashbook, perhaps reading a book from my "to read" pile, and cleaning my room. Maybe I should've said I'm having a "spend no money" weekend, as that sounds like a much more appropriate description. Lazy, not so much. What're your plans for the weekend, adventurers? Whatever they may be, I hope they're full of good weather, good food, and good friends! Here's to a fabulous weekend!

New pillowcases from ModCloth.

A tribute to my Dad on Father's Day.

Fletcher would survive solely on popcorn if I'd let him.

A recent thrift store find.

A crafty work in progress.

Visiting the Alma Mater for a wedding.

The best present ever!

Movie night at The Ritz.

A postcard from Mount Vernon from Jess.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Matt & Erin: Sneak Peak

Before I jump back into post-processing land, I just wanted to stop by and share a couple photos from a wedding I shot the weekend before last. Erin and I have been friends since middle school, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to capture what is sure to be one of the happiest days of her life. The weather might've been dreary, but the enthusiasm of everyone involved in this wedding more than made up for it!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tick Tock

One of these days, life won't be quite so crazy and my posts so sporadic. I promise I haven't forgotten about you, adventurers! This past weekend was full of laughs and nostalgia, as one of my middleschool friends said "I do" to the loveliest guy. I had the honor of capturing their special day, and over the coming month, I'll post some of my favorite shots!

I also owe you guys the rest of my Disney pictures, and more than a few playlists. So, be on the lookout! My year of service with AmeriCorps is ending soon, and I'll be starting a new journey: Grad School. Yikes! Which means I'll have plenty of crazy stories to share. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Further On

Better late than never in posting my June playlist. Normally when I'm putting a collection of songs together, I have an event or specific mood that serves as inspiration, but that's definitely not the case here. I knew that I simply had to use Chad Valley's Shell Suite, as I've been obsessed with it since watching Warm Bodies. Which means, this is probably one of the most all-over-the-place playlists I've ever put together. Regardless, I promise it's still worthy of the repeat button!  Grooveshark was very uncooperative today in their selection of songs, so I've included the names and playorders of the missing songs after the playlist.

Further On by Mariah Charnock on Grooveshark

6) Falling for the Beat, Andrew Ripp
10) Whenever You Love Somebody, Matt Wertz
11) Drive, Charlie Barclay
12) Belong, Cary Brothers

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Magic & Memories: Part I

"To all that come to this happy place, welcome."

As promised, albeit somewhat belatedly, I'm returning with pictures from my recent trip to Disney World. I freely admit to being one of those in love with all things Disney, so you won't find any ironic love-to-hate-it stuff going on in this post- just pure, Disney-nerd spazzing. This is also the first time I took my Leica D-Lux 5 out for a spin, and I'm super-stoked with how amazing the pictures turned out. If you're looking for a point and shoot that still has some of the features you love about your DSLR, this is definitely the way to go...

Thursday, June 6, 2013


My dear, sweet adventurers,

I have not forgotten about you! It seems life is trying to foil my well-laid blogging resolutions. Between studying for the GRE (which I took today and passed, YAY!), applying to grad school, trying to find a new job, and house repairs after a pipe malfunction, my life has been a little crazy. Thankfully, we finally have internet again and I have lots of exciting pictures and stories to share! So, thank you for your understanding... I promise my next post will be full of Disney pictures and crazy tales!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Keep Together

One of the goals on my list of 27 things to do before 27 was to make a playlist for each month. This is one of the few that I've actually been able to check off, so far, as accomplishing. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be backlisting the playlists I've created so far, but for now I'm going to start with this month's list. Enjoy, adventurers!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Snapshot: I

Morning tea and conference calls (in my James Bond mug!).
I sometimes (privately) lament the advent of iPhones and Instagram and all of the social media sharing sites that encourage instantaneous picture uploads, as this encourages me to leave my DSLR at home in lieu of instant photo gratification. But, at the same time, it's so lovely to be able to share bits and pieces of my life with friends and family, and to keep up with their day-to-day happenings as well. So, this new little section will be where I share a round-up, of sorts, of all the random pictures that I've accumulated on my iPhone over the week.

Perfecting the Audrey beehive.

Finally Smashbooking all of my NYC memories.

BEST SOUP EVER at Ruan Thai in Savannah.

Two of my favorite movies, beautifully remastered.
P.S.- Sorry I've been AWOL most of this week! We had a pipe burst in our house, and it's been an absolute disaster!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Adventures of the Literary Kind

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
-C.S. Lewis
Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants- to be completely cliche and sentimental (I'm never anything, if not sentimental)- and more often than not, my heart wants books. Over the years I've collected quite the library, with shelves overflowing and stacks towering. Even the faithful books from my childhood, their spines cracked and pages yellowing from years of literary adventures, remain. (I think the hardest job in the world must be bookshelf spring cleaning!) I'm always willing to welcome new additions, whether I have been anxiously awaiting their release date, or just happened upon them at the bookstore.

Of course the magical Neil Gaiman's newest anthology has been one of the former, along with the newest publication from the Audrey Hepburn Foundation. The other two novels, both picked up on a whim, look extremely promising and particularly enchanting. One, is about a mystical culture clash- The Golem and the Jinni, and the other, The River of No Return, tells the tale of time-travel society who saves the life of a historical soldier. Tell me they don't sound fabulous! It seems my summer reading list is already growing quite large, but I promise to give all you adventurers the full details as soon I finish my literary excursions!

Monday, April 22, 2013

"The Love of Beautiful Things"

I think it's safe to say that I fall strictly into the category of "well-intentioned," at least when it comes to resolutions. By that I mean, back in the beginning of January, when I made my "27 things to do before 27" list, I had every intention of crossing off number 21 (Start a blog and post at least once a week) as soon as I made the list. Well, it's now April and my poor list is feeling rather neglected: read one classic book a month, create a budget and stick to it, get back to work on "southern gothic novel..." I can, sadly, cross none of the aforementioned off my little list.

 Since spring is all about new beginnings, it seems only right to give myself a second chance and get to it. Which is where this blog comes in. Not only will it give me a place to showcase one of my true loves: photography, but it'll also give me a way to share all of my adventures, big and small. I can 100% guarantee that there will be lots of silly stories; heart-clutch, smelling-salts needed, fangirl moments; book reviews; and tea parties. If these things sound just up your alley, then you've come to the right place! So, my fellow adventurers, while I go cross number 21 off my list, I leave you with this:
As they sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by magic moving through him, a fierce and jealous love, the desire of the hearts of the dwarves. Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Here's to creating lots of memories and magic. We're only just beginning.

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