Life of Late | February 2015

It's so hard to believe we're nearing the end of February already. So far this year has been an odd mix of flying by and slow moving all at the same time! Winter is "off-season" for me, so having a slower business pace after my insane fall has been a nice change, and just what I needed to gear up for weddings and sessions I'm booking for the year!

Tidbits from life at the moment:

• I'm majorly in love with this skirt from BHLDN. It's like a beautiful dream in skirt form. I wish I was rich.

• Very early planning stages, but... European travel just might be in the near future!!! (Nope, not excited about that at all.)

• My current favorite chocolate indulgence is the Raspberries in Dark Chocolate from Chocolove (that link is to Amazon where you can buy a pack of 12. Because why would you not??). I love the real raspberry chunks in it! And there's a love poem inside the wrapper which is always hilarious. :-)

• I started this devotional this year and I have been so encouraged by it. Years - even centuries - divide us from the women who wrote the words, but what they have to say is so applicable to us today!

• Cats: 1. Our cat manages to get herself into the funniest positions while sleeping, and it's adorable (if you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen some examples of this recently :-), and 2. My friend Emily just picked up the darlingest tiny ragdoll kitten for her grandma and I just might steal it!!

• Though winter is slow work-wise, I have a few here and there, and last weekend was a unique and very fun one involving lots of period clothing and a fabulous 18th century house! I'll be posting some more from that soon!

Life of Late | October 2014

Titling this post was quite the ordeal. It was going to be "What I'm Loving." I feel like that was a spin off of the McDonald's slogan. "I'm Lovin' It." Except, I'm much more sophisticated than that, so I phrased it more correctly. Though I suppose it should technically be, "What I am Loving." And that still doesn't sound right. Probably "What I Love" is the most concise version. I am completely overthinking this... and that's exactly what I have done for the past 20 minutes. I can be considered officially pathetic when I sit in front of the the thesaurus trying to come up with a clever post title. I even translated it into French, to see if that would make it sound fancier. "Friday Favorites"? Definitely cliche. "Current Favorites"? Boring. "Contemporaneous Choices"? (that is obviously the fruit of the thesaurus). Everyone will just think that's WEIRD. *sigh* Ok... "What I'm Loving." My brain is so tired I don't even know what I think of that!

Welcome to the world of an over thinker and a perfectionist. Sometimes, it is not a fun world. Creating blog post titles is serious and stressful business, ladies and gentlemen.

That's me, pretending to be a statue. Just as proof that I CAN loosen up. Sort of. Sometimes.

*deep breath*

Now that we have that out of the way, here goes the actual post. Once a month I'm taking a break from the "meaty" posts consisting of photography work, photography tips, and other such instructional posts. And I'm just going to talk about what is catching my eye this month or other randomness!

- It's October! One of my favorite months. Trees turn colorful this month and we pull out the fall sweaters, the tights, the boots. I get to wear my two cute, cool weather not-cold-enough-for-the-winter-coat coats. We drink more coffee and hot chocolate. We plan bonfires with friends. Part of me is sorry to say goodbye to summer because we had such a short one this year, but I'm still welcoming fall with open arms.

- The 1940's. That's nothing new, but I've just been really into it lately. Having so much fun looking at old ads and pictures on Pinterest. I love this picture.

- A couple of weeks ago I happened to be browsing Craigslist and stumbled across this darling little desk. A few emails later, we were headed out to look at it and brought it home. Some of you may know that my bedroom remodeling project has been... well, quite a process shall we say. It is so fun to have such an adorable new piece to take the room another step in the right direction! And it's the perfect home for my vintage cameras and photographs.

- I cut my hair! It hasn't been quite this short in a long time. It was a spur of the moment decision the day before leaving for Remembering WWII. It's just hair - it'll grow. :-) And right now I'm rather enjoying something different!

- I don't know what happened to me, but this year I seem to have turned into the stereotypical girl who loves shoes. As a very little girl, I definitely loved any "clacky shoes" (anything with a heel!) but as I got older I always just had shoes purely for practical purposes (by choice - I never wanted to buy more than I absolutely needed. Yep, one pair of sandals, a pair of sneakers, and a pair of winter shoes and I was set). Then... I must have gotten fashion conscious and now I realize how the right pair of shoes can make your outfit. My mom doesn't know what to make of me. Right now I have my eye on these in burgundy - I just love that color for fall!

- This recipe. The perfect, slightly spicy, not too sweet, cocoa-esque concoction. And it's healthy! It looks kind of weird, but believe me... it's delicious!

I'll leave you with a couple of previews from last week!