I moved my desk. After much deliberation, I decided to move my desk from the “office” into the living room. The “office” is turning into too much of a man cave for my tastes. I wasn’t feeling inspired, and as a result it was hard for me to do any blogging or design work. So I’ll let Josh have that space, and we’ll use the extra room for the guest bed. I’ve also solved the problem of the empty space in the living room! I’m very happy with the change.
I’m becoming an expert beignet baker. I even have Josh’s New Orleans approval, after a few failed attempts.
My bike is overloaded. My poor bike is hauling its own weight in goods every day to and from work. I’m considering getting an attachment for the rear of the bike to store items on, because it’s getting a bit too heavy for the front. (My temporary solution — zip ties, as usual.)
I wasn’t in trouble at work on Friday. There was a fire creating traffic, and then an event prevented parking near the office building. I was one of the few that weren’t frustrated. I got to work on time and strolled into the office with my bike. Hooray for the benefits of biking!
Let the shedding begin. The beginning of summer brings beautiful weather but our animals begin shedding their winter coats. I have to brush Ein on a weekly basis, and you can see how much hair falls off each time I do. Warning for future Corgi owners — they shed like you won’t believe!
My bad luck strikes again. On Saturday, I accidentally shrunk all of our curtains. The care instructions stated “Wash in hot water,” and I thought it was odd, because hot water usually shrinks fabric. Lo and behold, it did. Thanks, IKEA.
I went to the beach on Sunday. It was the hottest day since we’ve started going this year. I like it better with a cold breeze, but in the end I can’t ever complain about the beach.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful week!
This blog entry was posted in Personal on Jul 02 2012.
Wonderful weather in the LA area last week, which lead to the park and a potential beach trip!
Unfortunately, the beach trip didn’t work out. We just didn’t feel up to it for whatever reason.
However, I ate lunch in the park and took some naps during the work week. It was absolutely wonderful.
We celebrated Josh’s 25th birthday, which isn’t actually until this Wednesday. We spent the day at the Brand at Americana, eating and selecting his gift.
My beauty package from Target came in! Did any one else take advantage of the free beauty bag they were giving away? Follow One Parade’s Twitter if you want to be notified of freebies! Reviews of the products will be up within a few weeks, after I’ve had the chance to use them all.
This blog entry was posted in Personal on Jun 25 2012.
A few years ago I started going completely digital with my photos. When I need one for a frame I usually just print it out myself and settle for a framed paper version. No one notices! However, lately I’ve been thinking about my mom’s photo albums and how happy it makes me to look through them.
This summer I was packing my things to get ready for the long road trip from Florida to California. I found myself going into my mom’s photo albums one more time before I left. I found a photo or two I wanted to keep and smuggled them in one of my books. A few weeks ago I stumbled across them and they made me so happy, though a little homesick as well.
Lately I’ve been looking at my camera and wanting to make more use of it. I think maybe I’m at the start of my life where I want to start documenting what’s going on, so my kids will one day be able to look at my photos and appreciate them the way I appreciate my mom’s. Josh and I are getting married in March 2013, and planning for the big day has opened my eyes to why pictures are so important. And this is coming from a girl who only had about 5 photos of her and her fiancé together before the engagement photo shoot!
So I’m exploring the possibilities and taking more pictures with my camera. Here are some possibilities of how to store your photos.
Virtual Photo Storage
Computer: I’ve been storing all of my photos on my computer only. I still think this is the best option, because it allows you to keep every photo and only develop the ones you’d like to share.
Hard Drive: I know some people who have a hard drive used only for photos and backing them up. This way they’re always available, can be transferred to any computer, and there is a back up just in case your computer photos are deleted.
Flash Disc: If you don’t take many pictures, I can see a flash disc being a cheaper alternative to a hard drive.
Traditional Photo Storage
Scrapbook Album: My mom frequently used old style albums that required each photo to be stuck on using corner adhesives. These will take some time but allow you to scrapbook and get creative with your picture collection.
Protective Album: Most photo albums these days come in the style of using clear protective covers as pages. These are a faster way to create an album and there are some nice options out there.
Printable Album: I’m seeing this trend a lot lately, and I have to admit I love it. You can send your photos to places like Shutterfly and they will mail you a printed and bound album using the design and photos you chose online. It’s like mixing the first option with the second! This is also great for creating albums with themes like wedding, summer vacation, 24th birthday, etc.
Photo Album Ideas
Add text: Throw in a text card to create a collage feel on every page of your clear album inserts.
Do it yourself: Make a DIY accordion album. This would be a cute gift!
Notecard rings: Use metallic notecard rings and punch holes in your photos.
Photo a day: Take one photo every day for a year and create an album for the adventure.
Go retro: Get old fashioned and purchase a polaroid camera to create a more vintage feel album.