Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wow, it has been a while. I've been wanting to blog but the lack of inspiration and motivation has stopped me. I have to admit that a lot of it comes from my blog design, both of them. I've been seriously considering a makeover but until then, I'll have to work with what I have.

One of my favorite things to do is "Internet surf" which means looking at a lot of my favorite blogs. Many of them are photography blogs and have lately been inspired by those who still shoot with film. I love everything about film. There's a unique quality you just can't get in Photoshop. Allister Ann, Laura Reaux and HulaSeventy are among some of my favorite bloggers.

A few months ago, I finally went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market and took my Minolta. Click Here to see a few of my images from that day. And as you can see, I hope to makeover my photo blog soon as well.

With St. Patrick's Day coming up soon, how cute is this Leprechaun Spirits Tutorial?!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Motel Polaroid Monday

Double feature today. I couldn't decide which one I liked more.

Sun Valley, CA

Saturday, January 22, 2011

An Update

I've made it through 2 weeks of the Insanity workout routine and have been watching what I'm eating. I have lost 5 pounds so far. YAY ME!!! At the same time, my opponent has lost 10 pounds. BOO!!! But then again, he is a guy and they tend to lose weight faster so I'm trying not to let that get to me. I'm still pretty pumped though and most of the time I have more energy than usual. I can't wait for the day when I get to wear my size 5 jeans again.
Last week I was supposed to post my motel Polaroid but I forgot to shoot for it. My plan was to do it after work but by the time I get out, the sun is already setting. I got one shot today and it's a pretty cool motel. I'll have it posted up on Monday.

There are so many things that I want to accomplish this year. I'm planning on either vamping up my Etsy shop or starting a different one to include the different things I want to sell rather than just vintage items. I also want to invest in a lighting setup for my photography and print out my portfolio because you never know who might want to see your work. I'm also looking forward to giving my photography blog a makeover. 

Are there any changes you wish to accomplish this year? 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Back in Business

I've been gone for a while and quite a lot has happened. I guess I just haven't been in the blogging mood due to the holidays and a cluttered apartment. I guess that saying is true: "A cluttered home is a cluttered mind".  I got through some of the clutter and at least now I have a decent living room. The holidays were fun, I received a Kindle which is something I've been wanting for a long time. I love it so much! Currently, I'm reading David Sedaris' When You Are Engulfed in Flames. I'm hooked and I'm pretty sure I'll be purchasing more books of his. 

For the new year, my friend and I made a bet of who would lose the most pounds in 6 months. The loser owes the winner $100. That's motivation enough for me. I wanted to blog my progress here but my opponent's girlfriend reads this blog. I don't want them getting any ideas. Heehee. All I can say is that I started the Insanity program and I've been eating better. My goal is to drop 20 lbs. if not, 1 dress size will do.

My friend and I are also planning a bridal shower and bachelorette party for our best friend who's getting married in June. We have an idea for centerpieces that involves milk glass vases. I didn't realize that they are hard to find in thrift stores so we headed to the Rose Bowl Flea Market. It was my first time there so I was excited. We found only 2 of the 7 milk glass vases that we need and I also found a Polaroid Spectra for $10. I was stoked because I had been stocking up on film in hopes that I could find my Spectra somewhere in my storage unit. I still haven't found it so I'll be using this one until I do. So that means...Motel Polaroid Mondays are back in business. Starting next Monday. So that has been my life so far, I'll try to keep this more up to date often.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Vegas Baby!

Tonight I'm heading to Las Vegas to celebrate one of my best friend's birthday. I haven't been to Vegas in a while so I can't wait to go. I did some shopping and got Rosa a gift. I decided to get a little creative in the wrapping department- somewhat of a practice for Christmas- and got out paper bags and washi tape. This is what came out of it:

I added the crocheted flower for more appeal. Well, I better get back to packing, cleaning and laundry before I leave. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How cute are these X-Mas labels?! They are free to download thanks to My Paper Crane. It's a unique alternative to regular store bought tags.

Friday, December 10, 2010

At the Park

I did a shoot a few weeks ago for Lily who is turning 1 along with her sister. I just finished editing the photos and here are some of my favorites.

 It ended up being a rainy day but we made the best of it.

I'm so excited about getting more photo jobs lately and I'm also currently working on my new business cards. I'm really looking forward towards the new year where hopefully things will take off.