Monday, January 31, 2011

yard sale treasures

yard sale season has begun in OC!
i got this frame and fan for $5 each on saturday!
can i tell you how long i have been wanting a fan like this?
too long.
i also purchased my dream dresser for $25!
thank you craigslist.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

best purchase i've ever made...

it's fun because everyone has one down here too.
so we're there on a weekly basis.




yes, that is me alone on the ride, having the time of my life!
ok i wasn't really alone, but this is what happens when you come with an odd number of people.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

week 3: a bike adventure

so this week i decided to document a fun bike ride with some friends.
we started on balboa island,
rode the ferry across to the peninsula
(first time on the ferry for me, loved it!),
and biked along the boardwalk in newport.









i hope this is only the first of many bike adventures!

so as part of this project i am trying to find new ways to edit
and process the images i take.
so this week i was going for a holga camera look, and loving the results!
i do own a holga camera, so maybe one of these weeks i'll dedicate a project to using it!
me, linds, jess, chantel


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

know anyone getting married this year?

you must tell them about this huge discount i am offering!

Friday, January 14, 2011

week 2: strangers on the pier

week two on project 52.
still going strong.
i decided this week to get out of my comfort zone.
taking pictures of strangers seemed like just the way to conquer that.
although i only had enough quarters for 40 minutes, i feel like i got some good pics.
it would have been fun to stick around for a few good hours, talk to some of these fishermen and get their stories. but we'll just save that for another week.










Sunday, January 9, 2011

the 52 week challenge

jan 1st, decide to do the 365 project.
day one, successful.
day two, didn't touch the camera.
i decided that just might be too big of a challenge for me so i created my own!

the 52 week challenge!
so instead of taking a picture a day, i am going to do a fun project each week.
whether it's a photo shoot, make a video, capture a story, anything photography related.
so here is my project i did last week.
a stop motion video of an afternoon at the beach.

i had so much fun making this, and can't wait to get more and more creative each week. stay tuned for this week's project!

Monday, January 3, 2011

a goal or two

2010 was full of some good and bad times.
let's just remember the good ones!

each year i like to blog a few goals, thinking it would actually make me stick to them...
but i've been failing.

this year I WILL:
travel outside the US. italy please.
give my business 110%. working on teaming up with some magazines.
get a rockin body. this is happening, just you wait.
be more spontaneous. gain more adventures.
be more charitable & do more service. would love to travel and work in an orphanage.
spend less time on the computer. more time outside, living life.
expand my knowledge of the gospel. deepen my relationship with god.
be a better sister, daughter, auntie. more sincere, more loving, and giving.
ride my bike more. blog the fun times.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

bring on the new year!

{photo of me by chantel marie}
new year. new goals. fresh start. let's do this!

where did 2010 go?
i looked back at my blogging goals i made for 2010, and i feel as if i just made them.
and not sure if i accomplished any of them...

but i feel as if there is a lot in store for me in 2011.
good things are going to happen. and i am ready to do all that i can to make them happen!
i'm in a new place. new friends. new surroundings. new jobs.
just can't wait to get out there and make things happen!
wish me luck!
love you all