Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to Green

As many little ones and big ones return back to school this month, how great would it be to start off a year of learning with a few of these recycled newspaper pencils by your side? It sure makes those yellow no.2's seem so out dated.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday Photo Shoot

Meet Adina, my beautiful and fearless model for this past weekend's photo shoot. She called me a while back requesting for a few playful looks for her portfolio. In hopes to get work as a lifestyle model in the near future. Let me tell ya, this girl will have no problem with that, besides having energy to last, she's one of the sweetest and genuine gals I have meet in a long time. We had a blast shooting at a private beach in Highland Park then to the beautiful Chicago Botanic gardens. I was almost as excited going through all my photos during the post production work as I was actually shooting. I can happily say that I've found another aspect of photography that I hope to do more of. Enjoy some of my favorite shots!

Louie wanted to join in on the fun, we met him on the beach and he wanted to have some face time with the camera too :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Start

I have so much to be happy for to start off the week. I spent the weekend with little down time (for which I was grateful when I did have time to devour the Sunday Trib) and spent it with family at a bar-b-que, at dinner and a movie, drinks at a friends, and at the Botanic gardens for an afternoon photo shoot. I'm still going through my files today, but would love to share with you some of the portraits we ended up creating. How was your weekend?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Inspired By: Digital Paper Packs

Inspiration for me can come from anywhere at any time. But lately I seem to be filling my virtual folders with these digital paper packs. With such a great mix of color, pattern, and textures it's not easy to choose a favorite. And that's okay, really because at these price points you can say yes to just more than one! Yay!! All you need to add is paper and ink to the printer of your choice to start adding pops of stylish color to anything that you can decorate paper with . Such as candle holders, frames, inspiration boards, the inside of cabinets, canisters, file folders, and even furniture. Oh, and may I suggest Modge Podge as a great adhesive tool. It's a great adhesive and sealer in one that will make any paper application to just about any surface virtually effortless. Happy printing :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Revisiting the Summer List

How's your summer shaping up so far? A friend inquired about how my summer list productivity so I decided to take another peak at it. I have 13 items so far completed out of my 30 things to do this summer, horray!

1. Rock climb
2. Watch a movie in the park
3. Pack a picnic
4. Visit a dog park
5. Bike ride along the lake
6. Watch fireworks
7. Take a couples photo
8. Make sangria
9. Host a dinner party
10. Dance like no ones watching
11. Wear SPF daily
12. Go camping
13. Swim in a lake
14. Design and build a custom shelving unit
15. Buy fresh flowers bi-weekly
16. Open up to new color schemes
17. Ditch diet coke
18. Build a campfire
19. Create minty/citrus flavored cocktail
20. Find couple to play doubles tennis
21. Wake up early to see the sun come up over Lake Michigan
22. Throw an open house
23. Plan and host craft night
24. Visit farmers market
25. Drive less
26. Walk in the rain
27. Be more social
28. Spend a weekend with my nephew
29. Plant outside
30. Eat 2 meatless meals a week

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Today... i have failed in many ways. So today I am wishing for some restored hope and faith in myself.