Oh Halloween. You’re right up there with Valentine’s & St. Patrick’s Day!

Well happy pre-Friday… oh yeah and Happy Halloween! I hope everyone is looking forward to some spooky festivities this evening. This will be my first year in five years to not be in the great college town that is College Station, for this “national” holiday. Man that is a whole different site to see. Definitely not the same sort of dressing up that goes on in La Coste, Texas. I grew up going to my Granny’s house in La Coste for Halloween. We’d all get to her house, snack on…

Motivation is like bathing?

On a regular basis I peruse Pinterest, Instagram and on occasion Twitter to find some great quotes and/or pictures to motivate/inspire me to get through the day or to finally accomplish something. I have found some real gems. No joke I have probably a hundred of them or so saved on my phone. I’ll flip through them every now and again. Then I get high on the adrenaline of being inspired, go be productive for a couple of hours or so, then back to needing motivation. Sound familiar? Well today…

When Out for a Walk, You Can Catch Beautiful

Not as often as I’d like, I grab Ellie (my wonderful side-kick of a dog) and head out for a, less of a workout, more of a relaxation exercise of a walk. When out and about on our property and county road, I’ll get to see the baby calves growing like weeds, see the scissor-tailed flycatchers zooming from power-line to power-line, and some of the most beautiful scenery. I am not always able to bring my big camera along but like a normal girl in her early-20s I always have…

Who Doesn’t Love Pasta Salad?

Pasta salad is definitely one of the easiest things to make. However, it takes some serious time. Not that there is baking or roasting or brazing involved but there is an abundant amount of prep work to maneuver through. But with a little effort and if you are lucky, teamwork, you can get through it no problem at all! Here are some of the ingredients I used. This honestly is a mix and match recipe. Pick your favorites, omit the ones you turn your nose up to and enjoy the…

Namaste… ok now let’s kick Thursday’s butt!

Good morning my fellow [insert whatever you want to be called] ! Well the weekend is finally insight! Looking forward to what it has in store, yet I really can’t say what I am even going to be doing. Besides of course expecting the Aggies to beat the everliving hell out of Vanderbilt. That’s a whole other blog in of itself! Ain’t got time for that.. But what another gorgeous day it has started out to be? The sunrise above isn’t from today…I know, kind of a bummer…but at least…

Download Now! Freaking Super-de-douper Photo App

Are you tired of the regular run-of-the-mill Instagram filters? No matter how good you think your pictures are they just look bland when scrolling through your feed. Well I happened to have stumbled across this wonderfully useful photo editing app for the iPhone. I believe it is also available for Android and Windows phones as well. Anyhow I was able to work on a few different pictures in a matter of minutes with ease, yet an incredible amount of control. You have the ability to adjust so many aspects of…

First Morning of “I Wish I Had Seat-Warmers” Season

Good morning! What a wonderful day it could possibly be. Yesterday evening, I was able to attend somewhat of a mixer after work meeting new people, shaking hands and of course kissing babies ha. What a great experience that was. I felt like I was in college all over again. That wonderfully awkward, yet exciting, feeling of being on the brink of an anxiety attack because your lack of familiarity with everyone there. I felt like I had just attended a meeting of an organization for the first time and…

Life is like photography

“Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.” What a great little tidbit of inspiration this morning. Once we realize that the obstacles in our lives only set up moments of greatness, we can finally give ourselves the release necessary to be truly happy. I can’t wait to get behind the camera again and capture these moments of greatness for myself and others to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Let’s develop the negatives into masterpieces! Happy Monday everyone!