Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Got To Go To....

A movie premiere called Sunday Morning Rapture !! My friend had a small role in the movie and played the role of a reporter !! She did an awesome job !! It was really nice to be able to experience going to this movie premiere. It was a religious movie and she told me a huge church directed the movie. When we got there I realized it was a church I used to go to so it was really neat to see my old pastor there.

My friend also got to walk the red carpet !

Her dress was so pretty !!

Papa Sheals is what everyone called my old Pastor

There is my friend on stage with all of the castmates at the after party

The food at the after party !

Me being silly !!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Birthday's and Photo Shoots !!

Wow it has been awhile since I last updated everyone. It seems like I say that with every post. I am still super busy with my photography and with life in general. I have had a ton of birthday parties to go to and if I am not at a party I am at a photo shoot. So ya that is pretty much my life in a nutshell right now. I am going to share some pictures from one of my closest friends Bella's birthday party !! It was Lot's of fun  !

The birthday girl and her boyfriend

I cropped myself out of this picture because it wasn't my good side ;)

All the ladies and I am in this one all the way in the back.
It was a fun night for sure.
In the next few weeks I am going to do a giveaway on my fan page on facebook. Stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Photography is on my mind

I have so much to talk about and I think I will start with my photography.It has been my latest hobby as of the last few months !! It was a slow start and now I am doing photo shoots just about every weekend and I love it. I am no normal photographer. I enjoy doing what they call fantasy shoots aka themed shoots. It truly tells your version of the story. Here is a collection of some of the pictures from the shoots I have done over the past couple of months

These last two pictures I took with film

To check out more from each shoot follow me on my photography blog if you like to get lost in a dream world.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vacation Pictures from Dominican Republic

Hello All,

I can not believe that 2 months have crept by !! Wow just a couple of months ago I was so excited about my vacation to Dominican Republic and promised you all pictures and when I got back I have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to share my pictures with you or my funny !!

 We had so much fun and the resort was beautiful !! I am sure you saw in one of my previous post how many cameras I took and boy did I have fun taking pictures with all those different cameras.

When you arrive you get off the plane right on the landing strip and the airport is like a huge straw hut it's definitely not like the airports in the states.

We went on a couple of excursions while we were there. The first one was the sand buggies. We had no idea we would end up with mud all over us. It was so crazy you ride these things in the middle of the road and over in DR you can pass people in oncoming traffic and they drive so crazy it was scary but lots of fun. We drove them on the beach and then down dirt roads which led us to a cave. 

This is right before we walked down into the cave and jumped in cold water. The whole time we were walking down into the cave this dude was like you people are crazy they have snakes in the water that bite. I started to get nervous. But when it was my turn to jump I said screw it why not I am in DR in a cave let me do this. I did it and the water was so deep it took me which seemed like forever to get back up to the top and then I had to climb back up on a rope to get out. It was very adventurous.

The picture above of this pretty island we went on a party boat that took us to a couple of different islands and it was really neat.

no make-up just a sun tanned face


Scuba diving lesson

Dinner at the resort.

swim up bar at resort

Picture of the pretty !!

We had such a nice time and the resort was so pretty and it was huge !!

I have so much to catch you all up on so I will be posting updates weekly.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



I am back and it feels like it has been forever since I last posted !! I had a fabulous time on vacation in Dominican Republic and I promise I will update with pictures soon !! I just wanted to drop a quick line and let everyone know that I am running a giveaway over at my photography blog !! You should stop by I am giving away a sterling silver hand stamped necklace. It is actually the same necklace I did a giveaway at Christmas time and it was such a big hit that I decided to do it again. Plus I wanted something that had to do with photography and this necklace is perfect !!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Four More Days Until Paradise !

The countdown is on and my boyfriend and I have 4 more days before we leave on our vacation ! We are so excited, I can't wait to just lay out on the beach and listen to the ocean and just enjoy some quality time with my lovely boyfriend !

I have all my clothes packed early because if I wait until last minute I would be up all night trying to pack and I hate having that sort of anxiety. The only thing I need to pack the night before is all of my toiletries. I also need to decide where I am going to fit all 6 of my cameras I am bringing on vacation. A girl can never have to many cameras...right ? Since I am all into film cameras now. I am bringing 4 film cameras, one digital and my flip !

Here is a rundown of the cameras I am bringing with me.

This cutie is the Fisheye 2 camera in pink !! Love it so much, I haven't taken any pictures with it yet but the pictures come out really cool..they look like a fisheye.

This is the underwater submarine case that goes with the Fisheye 2 camera so I can get all those cool underwater shots !

This is the Diana Mini En Rose so cute...very soft pretty pictures !

This is my Flip video camera have to get all those amazing videos where a camera just isn't enough.

This is my handy little samsung dual view digital camera...I love this point & shoot camera because I can take pictures of myself all day and I won't ever cut off my head !

This is my supersampler camera which has 4 lenses and you get 4 pictures in one. This is one of my favorite cameras because the pictures are just so cool !

Last but certainly not least this is my newest addition to my camera family. My Canon AE-1. This baby is a 30 year old vintage slr 35mm camera. This really takes some nice pictures. I finally tested it out and you can check out the pictures on my photography blog.

These are the fabulous cameras I am bringing with me on vacation and that isn't even all of my cameras..haha !! Crazy I know .. as long as I have my 6 cameras CHECKED OFF MY LIST and my bathing suit I am all ready.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend and I will update you all when I get back !

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh and....

Geesh time flies when your busy !! I have had a lot going on these last few weeks. The most important thing is I am done shopping for my vacation...yippee !! The countdown is on and I am preparing for island mode. I just have two more weeks and I will be enjoying the sun in Dominican Republic and I can't wait !!

In the meantime, I finally found a friend that was willing to take some time and model for me so that I can build my photography portfolio !! If you want to check it out head over to my new photography blog ! Show me some love if you just like to look at pictures from time to time ! I had a lot of fun and I think I may be setting up another artsy photo shoot with someone else this weekend !

Oh and I had a great weekend I went to a friends party and had so much fun and then on the way home I got a freaking speeding ticket for doing 52 in a 35 on some country road. I was so pissed because doing 52 in my car is like doing 35 mph ! I don't know how much it will be yet but I am just upset because I don't have any tickets on my record ! The cop was a real jerk and I told him I wasn't from around there and I didn't even see a speed limit sign ...I just feel like there is more important things happening in this world besides me driving at 52mhp. Give me a break. I can see if I was doing like 70 or 80 and weaving in and out of lanes but come on now, I feel like I was targeted because I have a sports car... I am so over it !!

Other then that life is great and I am looking at taking a film photography class in June I am so excited about it. I also decided to take a little break from making jewelry and redesign my etsy shop and come back with fun pieces so that has been challenging but fun ! I promise I will update soon.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Prince William and Kate

I must say I am really happy for Prince William and Kate. They dated for a long time. I believe it was 7 or 8 years. It has to take a strong woman to date a prince ! I think she has handled the press really well seeing that all eyes were on her for the last few months. They both took it in stride. I know Prince William has a long history with the press and his feelings about what happened to his mother must haunt him seeing that the press chased his mother ultimately leading to her death. However he reminds me so much of his mom and how classy she was !!

I couldn't wait to see the dress and then when I saw it I wasn't that impressed. This was her chance to really do something modern and just push the envelope a bit. I love the dress from the waste up but from the waste down I was disappointed, it took it back to the 80's for me at that point. I know she has guidelines to follow and it couldn't be anything normal in a since but she could have picked something better then that. To each is own she still looked pretty and it was cool that she did her own makeup !

I did like her second dress much better then the first one. It was still conservative but more modern to say the least. I personally think they will make it and they looked so happy and in love and I guess that is all that matters !

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Favorite Nail Polish

I love a good nail polish and I like it even better when it drys quick. I must say I have a huge selection of nail polish but for the past year now I have been hooked to Sally Hansen Insta- Dry nail polish !! It literally dries in 60 seconds with one coat. I usually put two coats on and it dries in 2 minutes. I love it because most of the time I am painting my nails on the way out the door so this is perfect for me.

The colors I have so far are lightening (yellow), sonic bloom, midnight blue, mauve it ( which is my favorite light pink color ), I have a peachy bright pink color and of course clear. If you haven't tried it yet you need to pick up a bottle. They run about $4.50 a bottle and you can get them at any drugstore or Walmart.
What is your favorite nail polish ?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Picture Fun

Boy how time flies when you are having fun !! Here it is April already ! I got my Diana Mini Camera in a few weeks ago and I have been having fun playing with it. They have all sorts of competitions on and I have joined at least 4 of them. I am so excited !!

I must admit shooting with 35mm film is harder then I thought it would be. My first roll of film I got developed only 6 pictures came out. I got so used to the digital world and seeing the pictures right away, that it was weird not being able to see if you got a good shot !! That is the beauty about the camera. You can not think you need to just shoot and be free with it. So here are a few photos I have taken with my new camera.

All of the above photos were taken with my Diana mini and I am so proud of them. One of these weekends I am going to get lost in the city and just be free and take random photos !!

I also have another lomography camera called the supersampler, which I have had for years and I found it and I love the way the photos turn out. You get 4 shots in one. It's pretty cool !!

I love taking pictures it's so much fun. All the the competitions going on over at lomography has my blood boiling with creativity !! Have a great week everyone !!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I found this little site called years ago and I rediscovered it about a week ago and fell back in love with all the site has to offer !! Lomography moto is " Don't Think, Just Shoot " ! It's all about plastic cameras all 35mm and 120mm.

They have a set of 10 Golden Rules:

  1. Take your camera everywhere you go.
  2. Use it any time – day and night.
  3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.
  4. Try the shot from the hip.
  5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.
  6. Don't think. (William Firebrace)
  7. Be fast
  8. You don't have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
  9. Afterwards either.
  10. Don't worry about any rules.
I love taking pictures because of the beauty of it. I also love to share my memories in scrapbooks and that motivates me to always take a good picture. However I have become so used to taking pictures and then saying let me see it ! I am over the digital grind and want to get back into the element of surprise by using a 35mm camera. I haven't used one since probably 1998 and have discovered there is still a whole world of people that still use them and are forgetting the rules and having fun with it !!

So I ordered....drum roll please ........

The Diana Mini En Rose

The reincarnation of the original 1960's version. It's know for its soft vinaigrette photos ! It comes with colored gels so you can make your pictures any color you want !! Boy is this going to be fun !! I can't wait for it to come in so I can play with it. It comes with colored gels so you can make your photos any color you want !!  Join the movement and forget the rules and check out !!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Bestie

Today is my best friends birthday !! We grew up together and have known each other forever.
She lives up north and I live down south so we try to get together at least once a year ! The last time we got together was for my birthday in November and that was lots of fun ! I wish I can be there with her to celebrate her birthday !

Miss you bestie and Happy Birthday to You !!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Apple Cake Love

I found a recipe awhile back on The Pioneer Woman that looked absolutely scrumptious !! It was apple cake and I had never tried it. I printed the recipe and I thought can I really make this myself ? I was not to confidant because everyone knows I can't cook as a matter of fact I hate cooking and I am one of the most pickiest eaters you will ever meet. So I did what anyone else would do... begged one of my parents to make it for me When I got home yesterday to my surprise my dad made the apple cake just for me !!

This is what it looked it...

and it was so good and with the ice cream it was perfect !!

Coming from a picky eater I was very impressed by this recipe and I can't wait to have my parents make me some more of her fabulous desserts ! I love the Pioneer Woman blog she is awesome and I am so glad she shared a wonderful recipe with everyone. Good desserts are hard to come across especially for a picky eater and this one was great so I am glad I came across it !!

Happy Friday !

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Creativeness Overflowing

I am feeling creative today !! I have started making my jewelry for my vacation in a couple of months. All island inspired with a spring/summer feel ! I like to search the Internet for inspiration and use the natural stones and beads that I have. So far I made a fabulous pair of earrings with chain and yellow quartz, a lime green fresh water pearl necklace and this one....

(excuse the picture it's a little dark )

It's made with a natural chalk stone and white jade beads. It's very different from what I would normally wear but I wanted something that was different and had an island flavor. I will be wearing maxi dresses and tank tops and shorts all week on my vacation so I wanted something simple but with flare !

I don't have any pictures of the other pieces I have worked on this week but I wanted to know from my readers what you like to wear for the spring and summer ? While I am in a creative mood let me know by leaving me a comment and I will do a giveaway soon !

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another One Gets Married

My sister's best friend got married just a couple of months ago !! She is like a little sister to me and it's so weird to watch all of them grow up before my eyes and start another chapter in there lives ! The bride looked beautiful and I am so happy for her !! I wish I would have got better pictures but here are a few from her special day. 

The Bride

All the bridesmaids including my sister to the far left who was the maid of honor !

All the little one's that were apart of the wedding ! 

Group photo with me and my sister and the bride and one of the groomsmen !

The wedding cake !

The Grooms cake !

The Bride and Groom cutting the cake ..

and of course them eating it !!

All in all it was a nice little wedding and they are expecting there first child together this summer or early fall !! 

Cheers to another wedding !