It’s fall, it’s fall! Troy did a great job of decorating our front porch. I’m looking forward to having some trick or treaters in the new ‘hood. If the weather holds out, I hope we can invite some friends over for a bonfire as well! Continue reading
In lieu of a real post this week (the struggle is real, guys), I have another Photo Dump Friday post! Here’s a look into our lives from the past week. Spotted these beauties on a walk the other day. I can’t seem to figure out what they are! They look like Lady Slippers, but they were tiny — like, the size of a penny — and were growing on a bush. Anyone have any ideas? Continue reading
Happy Friday! I’m bummed that I don’t have anything new to post, so I thought I’d just do a photo dump of some of the pictures on my phone. Maybe it will become a regular thing — maybe not! Anyway, here is a quick glimpse into my life this past week.
My colleagues were in Asia for a couple events, and one received this beautiful tea set as a gift. I’m impressed that it made it all the way back to the US without any damage, even though they appear to have killed a muppet in order to make the lining of the gift box. Continue reading
I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, lots of really great ideas to inspire my cooking, decorating, and shopping habits. Also an easy way to keep all of these great ideas organized and easily accessible.
On the other hand, the expectations that Pinterest sets are normally nearly unattainable. My good friend Stephanie sent me this Buzzfeed article the other day, which perfectly describes the sky-high standards that Pinterest is setting for anyone who wants to cook, clean, look, etc…better.
I especially related to the author’s point about lighting:
“23. I learned that a lot of Pinterest is just good lighting.”
Food photography (and photography in general, I suppose) is so dependant on lighting and photo quality…two details at which I am consistently failing when it comes to taking photos of my food.
I love to cook. But you’d barely realize it reading this blog (house building obsession aside) because I can very rarely get a good photo of the things I cook. The reasons are two-fold: one, because I can’t for the life of me find even one of the two batteries I have for my DSLR, which means I take a lot of iPhone photos; and two, because we are currently living in a tiny apartment with only two windows, which means lighting is ideal basically never.
February 26: night
February 27: something you ate
February 28: money
February 29: something you’re listening to
February 19: something you hate to do
February 20: handwriting
February 21: a favorite photo of you
February 22: where you work
February 23: your shoes
February 24: inside your bathroom cabinet
February 25: green
February 12: inside your closet
February 13: blue
February 14: heart
February 15: phone
February 16: something new
February 17: time
February 18: drink