So it’s July already and I haven’t talked about things I’m obsessed with since April.  As usual, these are things I love or my dramatic version of “my favorite things”..  I think they are great, but that’s not why I’m sharing them.  I’m sharing them, so you can get to know me (even the little unique things about me) and maybe it will start a conversation.  AND, maybe the things I’m sharing will be something you will like also.  

I often have people reading my blog send me an email asking where I purchased these things, so I’m including associate links when available.  No need to purchase that way at all – I just want to make it easy to purchase, if you choose!

OK…. Let’s Start! 

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1 – Alexa

I am STILL totally obsessed with Alexa

I may be a bit lazy, but I like to think that she makes me work smarter not harder.  Who needs to spend time looking up the time, the weather, how much traffic is on 101 on my cell phone? NOT ME!  I can be editing wedding photos and just ask her random questions.  Alexa makes me a better me – that’s for sure!  Here are some of the questions I regularly ask her:

  • “Alexa, tell me the news.” I do this every morning.
  • “Alexa, give me some Pauly D Positivity.”  It’s nice to hear if I’m frustrated with something.
  • “Alexa, play sleep sounds.”  My favorite is whale sounds and ocean sounds.
  • “Alexa, buy toilet paper.” UGGGG, cuz we’re always running out.
  • “Alexa, give me a fashion tip.” It’s nice to learn as it’s not my thing.
  • “Alexa, when is my next event?” I’ve got to stay up on my crazy wedding photography schedule.

The Alexa Echo Show (it has video) is definitely on my list of things to buy.  I wonder if I can ask my Alexa to order an Alexa Echo Show, LOL!

What would you ask Alexa?

2 – The Bachelorette

YES! I admit it – I watch the Bachelorette — so sue me! Being a wedding photographer you may guess that love people searching for and in love!  If you haven’t seen it this may be a bit of a spoiler!  But I don’t like Luke P.  When he said to her, “I know that your body is a temple, and, honestly, I’m just thinking of you holding him bare-skinned, and I’m just thinking in my mind—it really pissed me off,”  I was like WHO ARE YOU? He’s on a reality tv show where women date 20 other men.  What is he thinking?   She did reply to him “You don’t own my body”.  But she ended up giving him a rose at cocktail hour.  YEESH!

Now if you don’t watch Bachelorette then you’ll be sincerely confused.  But if you do, comment below with who is your favorite front runner.

3 – Crocs (Black Ballet Flats)

I love them so much.  The reasons why I love them are because they are comfortable, they are simple but not tennis shoes, and they are super easy to clean and inexpensive.

I know they aren’t sexy, but I like to wear them with shorts, maxi dresses, jeans, and when I’m shooting a wedding in summer.  They are about $30ish dollars.  You can check them out here.

Yes, my feet are sunburned because I have been sitting for hours and hours and my son’s last year football practice — WHERE has the time gone?

4 – Mike’s Hard Watermelon

I love tequila and champagne.  I know they are two totally different drinks.  I hate wine and I hate beer.  I know I’m weird!  But, I just discovered Mike Hard Watermelon.  Watermelon is my absolute favorite fruit (see more below) and now it’s something that I can drink too.  It’s got a wine cooler type taste, a bit sweet but super refreshing.

Beware of overindulging though because it’s super easy to drink a few of these!  If you try it, let me know what you think in the comments below.

5 – Personalize Bridal Party Floral Robe

 

You’ve finally made it to your big day. All your hard work and planning is in place. Everything you arranged is in order. You’ve done it all and had your best friends at your side. All that’s left is to have a wedding! As you and your girls meet the day, you’ll undoubtedly just want to focus on being relaxed and enjoying the memories you are making. Gifting your bridesmaids with one of these beautiful, comfortable robes is the perfect way to show your gratitude. You can pick whichever background color is most flattering for each of your bridesmaids or make them all match to share in the fun. Set them off with an initial to make it even more personal.  You can see where I got mine here.

 

6 – Insulated Water Bottle with my Initial and Name

Help your bridesmaids quench their thirst in style by gifting them this stylish water bottle. Whether they’re getting down on the dance floor, partying it up at your bachelorette party, or taking many endless photos while you are getting ready, this little gift will make them feel unique.

 I love that it has a spill-proof lid and is insulated to keep any beverage hot or cold for hours. I personalize mine by adding my name so I know which one is mine.  I chose white as I use it when I’m photographing a wedding.  It’s small enough to fit in my camera bag and be with me all day, but large enough to sip on it for awhile.  You can also choose black.

7 – Watermelon

Watermelon is my favorite fruit and summertime is the time that it’s everywhere.  I eat it for dessert, for breakfast, and I especially love it in my morning smoothies.

Despite the popular belief that watermelon is just water and sugar, watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food. It provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and just a small number of calories. Watermelon is thought to aid conditions including asthmacancer, and inflammation

Watermelon contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene, and betaine. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.

I’ve decided to buy several of them this summer, cut it up and put the pieces in a freezer bag so I can use them in my smoothies all winter long.  Do you like watermelon?

7 on 7 Project

As many of you know, I am involved with a fabulous group of photographers from around the country.  This is a chance to read and learn about different photographers from around the world, as they share their images in a blog post.  

Read below about my friend Renee.  She is an underwater photographer (yes I said underwater!!).  She’s talking this month about underwater yoga! Haha! Super Cool concept but the photos are unbelievable.  Please go check here out here! 

 

My last 7 on 7 Blog Post 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you are getting married and wanna chat to see if we are a good fit!

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So it’s July already and I haven’t talked about things I’m obsessed with since April.  As usual, these are things I love or my dramatic version of “my favorite things”..  I think they are great, but that’s not why I’m sharing them.  I’m sharing them, so you can get to know me (even the little unique things about me) and maybe it will start a conversation.  AND, maybe the things I’m sharing will be something you will like also.  

I often have people reading my blog send me an email asking where I purchased these things, so I’m including associate links when available.  No need to purchase that way at all – I just want to make it easy to purchase, if you choose!

OK…. Let’s Start! 

1 – Alexa

I am STILL totally obsessed with Alexa

I may be a bit lazy, but I like to think that she makes me work smarter not harder.  Who needs to spend time looking up the time, the weather, how much traffic is on 101 on my cell phone? NOT ME!  I can be editing wedding photos and just ask her random questions.  Alexa makes me a better me – that’s for sure!  Here are some of the questions I regularly ask her:

  • “Alexa, tell me the news.” I do this every morning.
  • “Alexa, give me some Pauly D Positivity.”  It’s nice to hear if I’m frustrated with something.
  • “Alexa, play sleep sounds.”  My favorite is whale sounds and ocean sounds.
  • “Alexa, buy toilet paper.” UGGGG, cuz we’re always running out.
  • “Alexa, give me a fashion tip.” It’s nice to learn as it’s not my thing.
  • “Alexa, when is my next event?” I’ve got to stay up on my crazy wedding photography schedule.

The Alexa Echo Show (it has video) is definitely on my list of things to buy.  I wonder if I can ask my Alexa to order an Alexa Echo Show, LOL!

What would you ask Alexa?

2 – The Bachelorette

YES! I admit it – I watch the Bachelorette — so sue me! Being a wedding photographer you may guess that love people searching for and in love!  If you haven’t seen it this may be a bit of a spoiler!  But I don’t like Luke P.  When he said to her, “I know that your body is a temple, and, honestly, I’m just thinking of you holding him bare-skinned, and I’m just thinking in my mind—it really pissed me off,”  I was like WHO ARE YOU? He’s on a reality tv show where women date 20 other men.  What is he thinking?   She did reply to him “You don’t own my body”.  But she ended up giving him a rose at cocktail hour.  YEESH!

Now if you don’t watch Bachelorette then you’ll be sincerely confused.  But if you do, comment below with who is your favorite front runner.

3 – Crocs (Black Ballet Flats)

I love them so much.  The reasons why I love them are because they are comfortable, they are simple but not tennis shoes, and they are super easy to clean and inexpensive.

I know they aren’t sexy, but I like to wear them with shorts, maxi dresses, jeans, and when I’m shooting a wedding in summer.  They are about $30ish dollars.  You can check them out here.

Yes, my feet are sunburned because I have been sitting for hours and hours and my son’s last year football practice — WHERE has the time gone?

4 – Mike’s Hard Watermelon

I love tequila and champagne.  I know they are two totally different drinks.  I hate wine and I hate beer.  I know I’m weird!  But, I just discovered Mike Hard Watermelon.  Watermelon is my absolute favorite fruit (see more below) and now it’s something that I can drink too.  It’s got a wine cooler type taste, a bit sweet but super refreshing.

Beware of overindulging though because it’s super easy to drink a few of these!  If you try it, let me know what you think in the comments below.

5 – Personalize Bridal Party Floral Robe

 

You’ve finally made it to your big day. All your hard work and planning is in place. Everything you arranged is in order. You’ve done it all and had your best friends at your side. All that’s left is to have a wedding! As you and your girls meet the day, you’ll undoubtedly just want to focus on being relaxed and enjoying the memories you are making. Gifting your bridesmaids with one of these beautiful, comfortable robes is the perfect way to show your gratitude. You can pick whichever background color is most flattering for each of your bridesmaids or make them all match to share in the fun. Set them off with an initial to make it even more personal.  You can see where I got mine here.

 

6 – Insulated Water Bottle with my Initial and Name

Help your bridesmaids quench their thirst in style by gifting them this stylish water bottle. Whether they’re getting down on the dance floor, partying it up at your bachelorette party, or taking many endless photos while you are getting ready, this little gift will make them feel unique.

 I love that it has a spill-proof lid and is insulated to keep any beverage hot or cold for hours. I personalize mine by adding my name so I know which one is mine.  I chose white as I use it when I’m photographing a wedding.  It’s small enough to fit in my camera bag and be with me all day, but large enough to sip on it for awhile.  You can also choose black.

7 – Watermelon

Watermelon is my favorite fruit and summertime is the time that it’s everywhere.  I eat it for dessert, for breakfast, and I especially love it in my morning smoothies.

Despite the popular belief that watermelon is just water and sugar, watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food. It provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and just a small number of calories. Watermelon is thought to aid conditions including asthmacancer, and inflammation

Watermelon contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene, and betaine. According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable.

I’ve decided to buy several of them this summer, cut it up and put the pieces in a freezer bag so I can use them in my smoothies all winter long.  Do you like watermelon?

7 on 7 Project

As many of you know, I am involved with a fabulous group of photographers from around the country.  This is a chance to read and learn about different photographers from around the world, as they share their images in a blog post.  

Read below about my friend Renee.  She is an underwater photographer (yes I said underwater!!).  She’s talking this month about underwater yoga! Haha! Super Cool concept but the photos are unbelievable.  Please go check here out here! 

 

My last 7 on 7 Blog Post 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you are getting married and wanna chat to see if we are a good fit!

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