home life.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014



You might have noticed recently that a) I'm actually posting every day and b) that the photos on the blog maybe look a bit different?

I bought what I'll lovingly call my "starter camera" (a Canon 1000D) when I was traipsing through Australia a few years ago. I was so excited when I bought it that it didn't even occur to me that I'd outgrow it quickly. I was on a backpacker budget anyway, so splashing out wasn't really an option. It was my first DSLR (being purchased only because I got sand in my point and shoot while sandboarding north of Sydney) and I was over the MOON. My camera has served me so well since 2011 that I felt really guilty about upgrading, but it was definitely time. Both for work and play, I needed something a bit more powerful and that I would grow into instead of out of.

While I was home in Miami, I broke the bank invested in a 7D and two new lenses. I felt a bit sick about it (I always do when I make a big purchase), but knew that I was making the right decision! So, if you're wondering why all of a sudden there are more photos of flowers and brick walls and mundane house stuff, I'm just going through the new camera smitten stage! Poor Ryan has been lovely about suggesting outings so that I can take photos (and free him of the obligation to be my model)!

I couldn't bring myself to sell my 1000D, so I dusted it off and gave it to my sister; she's working on her food photography and travels more than I do, so I know that it's going to be in good hands!

Anyway, here's a bit of home life, since I spend most of my time inside during the week and I've exhausted my stash of staycation photos!








I have to thank Charisma for being so encouraging when I was deciding which camera to buy (and fielding about 1,000 texts about it while I was in the shop)! You're the best, babe!

Happy July! There will be new calendars up on Ready to Blog by the end of the day!

And, Happy Tuesday!

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  1. I just love the feeling you get when you take photos with a new camera, never mind if the subject is a brick wall. Lol. I'm sure that awful feeling of splurging on something went away the moment you started taking photos. :D Speaking of photos... I love the bright and clean feel of the photos you have posted here!

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    1. It's such a good feeling, isn't it?? Thank you for the sweet words! I got over that sick feeling, for sure. I took a little time, but I'm over it! :)

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  2. Stunning photos!!!! I am loving them. Please keep them coming. I have those same headphones as well.

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    1. Thanks, babe!! :) Aren't the headphones great? My sister just bought the gold ones!

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  3. I definitely need a new camera myself, but after having to unexpectedly buy a new laptop recently, that investment will have to wait! How sweet of you to give your old one to your sister. And, confession -- I totally picked up The Knot: Michigan while back home myself, and I'm not even engaged. Ha! I guess all this baby stuff has got me thinking of other future plans. ;)

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    1. Yikes, those unexpected costs can ruin everything, huh? Wedding magazines are fun! I always poo-pooed them, but I love them now!

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  4. The 1000D was my started camera too! :D :D :D r

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    1. It's a great little trooper!! I loved it and brought it everywhere, that's why I couldn't dream of selling it. My sister just took it to Spain, I can't wait to see her photos!!!

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  5. You are very welcome, love! I am so glad that you are enjoying your new camera so much! I love that you gave your old one to your sister. As you know, I still haven't parted with my first DSLR so maybe this sort of thing would be a good option for me. Would giving it to John count? lol!

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    1. Hahaha, I'd say that might count! Keep it in the fam! :)

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  6. Dang, your photos are amazing!!

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    1. Awe, thanks lovely!!! And it's great to see you blogging again!! <3

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  7. So much prettyyyyyyyyy

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  8. I´ve always loved your photos and I certainly dig the clean and airy feel of those above! I´ll shoot you an email to pick your brain as I want to get a Canon for myself but I think a 7D might not be appropriate as a starter camera... Keep those lovely photos coming ;)

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I love hearing from you! I try to respond to comments by email, so if your email address isn't linked up to your profile I might have a hard time getting back to you (although I'll do my best to try). Of course, if you'd like to maintain your ninja status, I totally understand that as well!

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