Friday, July 13, 2012

Water, Sun, & Fun!

Today, Saturday June 23rd, Bryan and I went to "Rexburg Rapids" with my sister Melissa and her husband Paul. I brought my camera and my sister went off about how someone might take it. She said that I should take a picture of the place from the car and I told her that I cant just snap a shot and call it a day, I need to think about what I want to photograph. So I didn't necessarily want to take a picture of my family tanning, so I took a picture of our things. This really wasn't our setup. These are my things, but our setup was messy and we had a huge pile of stuff which was too hectic. But I wanted this picture to look nice, so I set up a couple of my beach towels and chairs in an orderly fashion. I think it turned out quite nicely.

Sit Back, Relax...

As a college student I am trying very hard to stay away from Ramen Noodles. First off, it is really hard!! Because Ramen Noodles are so easy and fast to prepare!! But I am trying to buy foods that require a little more preparation. The reason? If I buy foods that take seconds or a few minutes then I will likely feel that I have more time to eat and will make more food!! That is not healthy, which is why I am trying to take my time. The more time it takes to prepare the food, the less time there is to eat too much food, especially when I have s huge gap of free time in the middle of my days. Also, read a little while you eat!! It slows you down a bit.

Series #1

 Alrighty! So in my Color Photography class we have been given the assignment of creating a series. With this series we have been asked to provide a statement.
The week we were assigned this I was scheduled to give a presentation on a photographer. I chose to talk about Debe Hale. She created a series of abandoned homes, offices, and mills in North Carolina. The photos were beautiful!! She originally wanted to shoot in back and white, I wouldn't have blamed her, the idea of anything abandoned sounds so much more appealing in black and white, aged in such a way. But when she went to the sites in hopes to find out which time of day to use natural light she found that many of the areas of promise had such beautiful colors, she then changed her medium to shoot in color. Amazing!!
 As a result of the beauty she captured I decided to shoot my photo series of old cars, either abandoned, or just sitting around being beautiful!! Around Sugar City and Rexburg I had come to notice many cars and trucks just minding their own business at car repair places and driveways. I didn't quite want to shoot photos of cars and trucks that get out on the road much now a days, but more of cars and trucks that are "retired" in a way. 

They have lived their lives, now they can sit back, and grow old, they are not quite forgotten, but more remembered. 
I love the shapes and curves of these cars and trucks. Ohh boy!! Reminds me of my daddy and his project Ford Mustangs. He has had a few. I think some were '68s, my all time favorite. Right now he is working on a '78? I could be wrong, but I will correct this when I find out for sure. ;p
I just love the past the these cars and trucks hold on to. I hope the owners of these never get rid of them. If they do, I am glad that I have some photos for my own enjoyment and memory. ;p 
So I hope you too will enjoy these!!
And I hope to find many more!! ;p

Dressing up! ;p

 Ohh how I love to try dresses on!!! Of course a girl needs a good friend to come along for the ride. At this particular trip, a year ago, I was with Kira, a dear roommate. LOVE HER!! Anyhow!! This is in Rexburg Idaho at Circles of Love on Main Street. Beautiful place!! Beautiful dresses!! I have yet to go there with my sister Melissa and my mama, my best shopping companions!! ;p
I am featuring three of my favorites in this post. My most favorite was this green one!! Ohh my!! That was a spendy dress, I wish I had the money at the time... I went back looking for it, it is no longer there... Sad day for sure. But at least I have this photo for memory!!! 
There are many nice dresses here. They sure do get expensive, but I sure regret not adding this dress to my oversized wardrobe. ;p 
(!!! = exclamation marks)

These two dresses were at the top of my favorites list as well. 

The black white and red flowed ever so nicely!! And the waist line was perfect!! Empire waist!! Just the way I like it!!

This red-ish dress wasn't really red... It was kind of peach colored, almost pink, but in certain lights it looked very much red, it was quite weird, yet very interesting!

Above all, I loved the sleeves! They sort of made me look stronger than I really am. ;p

June 29th

Dinner, Friday June 29th, spaghetti and meatballs. Of course we need some veggies, so we steamed some baby carrots. We did have an asiago baguette, but I kept eating it while Bryan was cooking dinner. Well, Bryan knew that I wanted to take a picture of dinner for my Photo Journal blog for my Color Photography class, so he decided to made it look like a monster of some sort. Five eyes and pointy teeth. I had some bread left so I gave the monster some hair. Yes, we are silly. :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Proposal Breakfast / Lunch

Today, Tuesday July 19th, I woke up extra early to go to the gym on campus. Extra early is 4:00 or 4:30 A.M. to get to the gym by 5:00 A.M. Crazy, I know. So naturally I take naps during the day. While I was taking my nap today my boyfriend Bryan was busy making me "Traditional Eggs Benedict;" my favorite breakfast dish! What a Sweetheart! He made my day, and I had to snap some photos. ( This was the morning of the day that Bryan proposed! Of course I was completely unaware of the coming event... ) 


Because Bryan's favorite number is 27, I will post 27 of my favorites.   ;p
So here goes nothing!
1.       Song? "A Message" by Coldplay
2.       Quote? "Sharing is caring"
3.       Chore? Vacuuming
4.       Form of exercise? Zumba
5.       Time of the day? Sunrise & sunset
6.       Car? Subaru / Ford Mustang
7.       Sound? Raindrops
8.       Sport to watch? Soccer
9.       Sport to play? Volleyball
10.   Deli meat? Turkey
11.   Breakfast meal? Traditional Eggs Benedict
12.   Board game? Sequence
13.   Halloween Costume? Fairie
14.   Color? Green
15.   Food? Lomo Saltado
16.   TV show? "Vampire Diaries"
17.   Movie? "Stardust"
18.   Band? Coldplay / Linkin Park
19.   Book(s)? Tennis Shoe Adventure Series
20.   Outfit? Which ever matches Bryan's ;p
21.   Vacation spot? I don't quite know yet...
22.   Animal? Panda Bear
23.   Scent? Sweet Pea
24.   Hobby? Photographing
25.   Number? Seven, Nine, & Thirteen
26.   Restaurant? The one's with great food ;p
27.   Famous person? Bruce Willis & Ian Somerhalder