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July 28, 2013

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3/60 Happy Hour

So for anyone who has been clinging to my site, staring and waiting for my own personal photo challenge to continue, please hold. With really harsh sunlight, crazy dark cloud-covers, and dead batteries, luck hasn’t been on my side. I am still gung-ho about photographing life, but give me a few days to get into a pattern. Slow start.

On another note, I’m back in the blogging world! I can’t tear myself away from my computer (or phone depending where I am) because I finally have the time to obsess over my favorite people again.

My new favorite couple (& family) are Sherry and John from Young House Love. Apparently everyone reads their blog and no one ever told me to! Come on you guys. Im obsessed with their two fully renovated homes (they are on lucky number 3!), and their laid-back, super relaxed outlook on life. Its really refreshing. They make me want to run out and buy a house that needs lots of love. I also made sure to tell my best friend about it immediately. She has always been a crafty DIY-er and she fell in love with them too. (She also just bought a super cute little house with her new hubby that she wants to do a lot of work too.)

I am also still obsessed with A Beautiful Mess. (I also mentioned them here and here.) These girls are just so crafty and light-hearted, I want to be friends with them.

Its super rainy here today and I’ve been moving fairly slow. Im sifting through my closet trying to get rid of more and more clothes. This seems to be my new favorite hobby.. but the space never seems to get emptier! It feels so great and healthy to get rid of three or four bags of clothes though, especially when you can donate them or give them to friends.

What are you doing this weekend?

60 days of life

July 20, 2013

Day one.

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I have been kicking myself lately for not carrying my camera around anymore. I always rely on my iphone and lately it just hasn’t been doing it for me. Nowadays I see something really cool and quick snap a picture with my iphone and am immediately dissatisfied.

So I’m trying something new. I completely dumped my purse, put in a much smaller wallet and took out all of the unnecessaries that keep somehow ending up in my bag. And I know you all know exactly what I mean… a huge bottle of lotion that has no business being in there, hand lotion (which I rarely use in the summer), spare change, a pen, another pen, gum wrappers, a plastic baggy, bobbie pins…oh the pins…and so it goes. It’s so easy when you’re running out the door in the morning to throw things in that you think you might need later in the day. No more.

This morning I was blog-surfing, finally, and really wishing I had taken more pictures lately. So now I’m going to. I was mostly inspired by Elsie and her 365 Days at Home and her love for lifestyle photography. I would love to follow in her footsteps and try to do that, but Im going to start with 60 days for now. Kind of like a way to document the rest of this speedy summer, our upcoming vacation, and the best time of year. I’m sure I’ll miss a day here and there – such is life – but I figure I’ll just make up for it in the next post. Maybe one post will have multiple pictures. Who knows, there aren’t any rules.

I feel really great about this actually… I hope it inspires others to take more photos.

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