March 18, 2014

hello, sunshine



guess what, guys. spring is finally heeeeeere! can we all just take a moment and celebrate the fact the winter is in the rear view mirror?? (i say this, and it will probably be snowing in two days. *eye roll*) it makes me so happy. winter is just so draining! 

spring arriving means one things---wedding season has begun! (which accounts for my sporadic posting. sorry, guys.) i'm still trying to find the balance of my new job // weddings every weekend // staying on top of editing // and being a good housewife (ie keeping the house clean and dinner on the table). any advice on that one? 

one thing that i'm trying out this week is getting two-four posts written and ready to be published...that way i can just publish them and then i'll only have to worry about keeping up with other people's posts. do any of you guys do this??

in other news, emma awarded me with the sunshine award because she is so sweet and thoughtful.
so, here are ten random things about me. :)


1. i took two semesters of spanish in high school, and all i remember is "donde esta el bano?" (ie "where is the bathroom?") i figure if I'm ever in need of spanish, this is pretty high on the "need to know how to say" lists. 

2. i'm really getting into podcasts. my husband has listened to hundreds (huuuundreds, people). my brain has been feeling a little like mush lately so I think this'll be a good way to keep it sharp, and also a great way to look super smart in front of my peeps...because that's what's really important. (i'll be posting more on this topic later!)

3. my eye sight is really poor. if I go without my glasses or contacts for more than ten minutes, i start getting a headache. 

4. recently i've been watching the documentary series "blue planet." cray-zi-ness. the ocean is a terrifying place. (i mean, just look at this face....and this one.)

5. i love budgeting a little too much, and i think dave ramsey is freaking awesome. (more on that later as well!)

6. thailand is high, high, hiiiigh on my list of places i want to go. i've been researching it nonstop.

7. even though it isn't the "cool thing" to do anymore (since I'm not twelve anymore), I still like to brag about being able to speak pig Latin. 

8. wildflowers are the essence of happiness. i flippin' love 'em.

9. i'm a major introvert. i'm chatty and out going and love people, but only in small doses. i need my alone time. my time to recharge.

10. been having a friends marathonfest with my siblings. kyle decided that i'm monica with a dash of phoebe. hhhmmmm....


have a wonderful week!

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16 comments on "hello, sunshine"

  1. Wait, are you a wedding photographer as well and how did I not know that? I'm so hopeful for Spring! Praying it's the real deal this time for us in WNY. Amen to forgetting Spanish. haha. xoxo

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    1. yes, i am! my sister has her own business (http://www.jadestreetphotography.com), and i help her with weddings! :) it's a lot of fun!

      ugh. me too! spring is such a tease!

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  2. I try to write all of my posts ahead of time...it's actually amazing. Like last week I was going to be out of town so on Monday I sat down and wrote everything, scheduled them all, and I didn't even have to get on the computer or do anything - they just posted! It saves a lot of time, I think. Writing every day takes away from commenting, planning, photographing...everything else that goes along with blogging. And I'm excited to hear what you have to say about podcasts because I've been wanting to get into them but I don't know where to start/how to find good ones. Also I'm RIGHT WITH YOU with 9...I love people and being social but I just can't for long periods of time.

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    1. That's crazy organized! I'm *hoping* to get that way eventually! It's funny because every other area in my life is ocd like organized, but blogging just isn't!

      And yay for fellow introverts!!

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  3. amazing picture

    beijinhos querida
    Chic Diary

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  4. FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i am TRYING to get a few draft posts in the que. i mostly write each post fresh - but some days i sit there, stare at the screen, and nothing happens so it's nice to have a few "backups"
    and yay for weddings! can't wait to hear more about the photography aspect ;)
    and the podcasts! are you listening ot sermons or educational podcasts?

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    1. That's how no usual am too. I can only write sporadically when the "lightning bolt" hits. Haha it has helped keeping a journal of ideas and then sitting down and writing!

      I actually listen to both! I'm gonna be doing a post on what specific ones I like this week! :)

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  5. Amen to Dave Ramsey, Pig Latin, and introverts. :-)

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  6. I'm a major introvert too! As much as I love my friends, I just want to be alone sometimes. Congrats on getting the sunshine award-I've just found your blog, but i can't wait to read more

    Little Blue Backpack

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    1. I'm so glad you found my blog! I hope you stay a while. :) I'll be checking out (aka stalking) your blog now too. :)

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  7. Aw, thanks so much for doing this tag! I loved reading all of your facts. I completely agree with you about wildflowers- they are heavenly! And I need to start listening to more podcasts. My dad is currently obsessed with them and is telling me that I need to get more into them. I would love to hear which ones you are listening to!

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    1. no thank YOU for tagging me! you are so sweet to do so. :)

      you should start listening to them! there's so many out there, and they're so interesting! i just did a whole podcast on my favorites!

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  8. love all of these little facts! let us know what podcasts you find that you like. i'd like to get into some good ones. and i think it's a great idea to have some blog posts stored up and ready to go. i try to do that sometimes when i have extra time and it saves my life!

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    1. thank you! :) i actually just did a whole post on my favorite podcasts! let me know if you try any of them! :)

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