How did you celebrate Valentine’s day?
Happy holidays, everyone! I absolutely love Christmas, and I always take lots of photos around Christmastime. I put some of my favorites into a little collage for the blog. Look forward to a post about my 2014 goals soon!
Clockwise from top left:
// Gingerbread cookies that I made with my boyfriend. I love baking and decorating cut-out cookies.
// A pretty Christmas dinner salad and Christmas cracker! Crackers are a tradition for my family… my cousins and I always open them at the same time and laugh about the silly gifts inside.
// The Auditorium Theater in Chicago. My mom and I see The Nutcracker ballet every year, and I absolutely love the theater. It’s very old, so watching a show there feels like going back in time!
// More cookies and I made with my family. You can never have too many Christmas cookies!
// The yearly present pile at my grandparents’ house on Christmas. These gifts were for 20 people, not just me!
// Daisy checking out the box of treats we got her for Christmas. My sister and I spent about 15 minutes choosing treats for Daisy at Target. We loved that Buddy Biscuits are made of natural ingredients that we would give to Daisy at home. And they’re shaped like people!
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I’m back at school! While I will miss having so much time to relax (and let’s be honest: watch trashy reality TV), I’m excited to get back to campus.
Here’s a final summer photo collage!
Clockwise from right:
// Chocolate chunk caramel peanut butter brownies! Divine and such a treat 🙂
// Daisy and I! She was especially sweet a few days ago, and I had to snap this photo.
// My boyfriend and I went mini-golfing last weekend, and we had so much fun! The course had hills and waterfalls… for a mini golf course, it was beautiful!
// Daisy’s little face! Sorry I’m not sorry I post so many photos of her. If you don’t like her, you probably don’t like anything.
// The boyfriend and I at mini golf again! I like selfies. He lets me take them with him. What a guy. 😛
What was the best part of your summer? Tell me in the comments!
August is almost over, which means it’s time for a collage of photos that didn’t make it into other posts, but were just too good to skip posting.
Clockwise from top right:
1 // The boyfriend and I!
2 // Daisy’s guilty face! Reminds me of this video.
3 // Shameless work selfie! Pretending to look all official.
4 // We ordered a cupcake for a co-worker who was leaving for college, but we needed to order more from the bakery so they would deliver it to our office. Oh, it was such a problem! 😉 I ordered this grumpy cookie!
5 // A new storage ottoman from Target – I love that it’s round instead of square, and the pattern is adorable. I can’t wait to move back in to my room at school, especially when it feels like EVERY other college has started already.
6 // My Influenster Good Life VoxBox arrived a few days ago! Check back for a review of the items in it soon.
7 // Frozen yogurt with the boyfriend! We went to SwirlCup and it was delicious, but I wish they had a wider selection of yogurt flavors. In a perfect world, every fro-yo place would have every yogurt flavor and topping at all times. A girl can dream! He got plain yogurt with fruit, while I got peanut butter, cake batter, and chocolate yogurt with every chocolate topping they had. Typical.
What was your favorite part of August?
Clockwise from top right:
1 // Chocolate chip cookies! I’ll post the recipe someday. 😉
2 // A wall full of Longchamp bags at the new outlet store at Fashion Outlets of Chicago. My mom, sister, and I went on opening day and it was crazy! I snagged a new bag and skirt (mentioned in my last post), as well as some Bath and Body Works shower gels.
3 // Daisy and I after work. Yes, this is a mirror selfie. 😛
4 // Venti Caramel Frappuccino Light… caffeine helps me focus, which is strange. This is my favorite Starbucks drink!
5 // The boyfriend and I. He looks good, but I look exhausted.
6 // Daisy the diva. I love this photo of her!
Clockwise from top left:
1 // Delicious takeout pasta with tomato basil sauce and mushrooms
2 // Such a pretty table!
3 // View from my work… if my office had windows! So I guess this is what the view would be.
4 // July 4th white chocolate-dipped strawberries that my aunt made! This photo is waaay overdue: these were beautiful and delicious.
5 // Caramel-filled brownie
6 // Tiny easel
7 // Pretty printed notebooks
8 // Funniest sign ever.
9 // Cupcakes!! The ones with the cookies on top were cookie-dough flavored and divine.
Check out these delicious Oreo truffles I made for work! Some of my co-workers have never tried these, and they were not disappointed. Oreo truffles are easy to make and so indulgent. You can get the recipe here!
Tin foil! It’s easy to shape into any container, so you can arrange the food however you’d like for photos. Get the camera angle right, and you won’t even see it! Because I didn’t have enough Oreo truffles left after work to fill the bowl. They’re irresistible!
Do you have a favorite photography tip or trick? I need to learn to take better photos!
I’ve been having major writer’s block lately. I keep starting posts, getting discouraged, and never finishing them. Or I finish a post but don’t feel like taking pictures to go with it. Call it laziness, because that’s what it probably is, but in the meantime, here is a collage of photos I’ve taken so far this summer. They’re a reflection of how I’ve been spending most of my time: at Target, by the lakefront, and with Daisy. And work. But it would be strange to take photos there.
What is your favorite place to be in summer?