Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I found this little site called lomography.com 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 lomography.com !!

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 ..lol. 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 !

Monday, March 7, 2011

We booked a dream vacation ....

I am so excited that I am going to the Caribbean for the first time in May !! I usually travel with my best friend and cousin every year rather it's a trip to Vegas or a shopping spree in NYC we always make it a point to get together every year and do a little mini trip ! This year my cousin won't be able to go so we all decided to put our money aside and save for a nice vacation in 2012 ! However, I still needed a vacation soooo...

It's been years since I really took a nice beach vacation with out my family. I have been doing what I like to call " working vacations " for the past few years ! Working vacations like going to Vegas and although that is fun you still need to Casino hop and try and see so much and going to NYC you have to do all kinds of shopping and to me that is work. I finally decided I don't want to casino hop or shop all I want to do is lay out on the beach and listen to the waves and that is about it !

So my boo and I decided that we wanted to do an island vacation and let me tell you it's consumed my life for the past 2 or 3 weeks. Just trying to decide where to go. I had to stop myself at one point and realize that there is some serious issues going on in this world and I am worried about were to go on vacation ??!? So I realized I am pretty lucky if that is the worst of my problems..ha ! Anyway at first I really wanted to go to Curacao which is in the Neitherlands but they only had one all inclusive resort that got horrible ratings ! So that got marked with an x real quick.

I had to really sit and think where do I want to go because of course he left it all up to me ! So after many weeks of searching we decided to go to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic !! Whoop !! We are so excited about it plus I always wanted to go ! We are staying at an all inclusive beach front resort ! We have an upgraded swim up suite all we have to do is walk out the back of our room into a little garden terrace that has our own private jacuzzi and jump right into the pool ! Plus All the alcohol, food and water sports are included. There is six a la carte restaurants and 11 bars to choose from  ! We won't have to leave the resort plus room service is included !! There is also a casino on the resort and much more!! May just can't come fast enough !! This will be our first all inclusive paid vacation and we are so thrilled about it ! We really don't have to worry about anything ! We booked a dream vacation !!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Birthday's Galore

Wow, how time flies when you are having fun !! I can't believe it's almost spring time and I haven't blogged in which seems like forever. The first few months of the year are always super busy birthday months for me ! So here are a few pictures I promised  to update you with ! Celebrating birthdays with family and friends !

First up.. Sweet T celebrated by having a passion party and as you can see there was lots of toys to choice from ! That was a fun night !

Then my friend L celebrated all week long but this night was a traditional family dinner and birthday cake night !

Then there was my sisters birthday and we had another traditional birthday dinner with family and friends !

I love celebrating birthdays with my loved ones ! Next up is my dad's birthday which is next week already and I already know what I am getting him.

I still have to catch you up on all the things I have been doing in between the birthday parties which is  attending a wedding, going to the Barnum and Bailey Circus and planning an all inclusive paid vacation with the boo !! Geesh that was a mouth full !! Till next time have a great weekend !!