Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quick Pics

I know, I know. I've been a little absent around here. I looked at my posts from this month and realized I only posted 5 times. 5! That's absurd! Grad school is kicking my butt and the stress is enough to make me not have the wherewithal for much else. I've still been able to take day trips, take photos, etc. The problem is not that I have no material, but that it's hard to find the time to edit pictures and write a post! Editing pictures usually is a big project for me. I've actually been meaning to dedicate a whole post about it because I'd love to get everyone's opinion on it. Anyway...there's tons of catching up to do!

[New London]
June was such a crazy month for me! Between weddings, baby and bridal showers, Father's Day, a camping trip, friends' birthdays, and a renaissance faire plus school, things got a little hectic. The month started off with the weddings and showers. One of each for the first two weekends of the month. I was the official photographer at the bridal shower for my friend's sister. It was dessert-themed, so I was in heaven. :)


[Orange-peach moscato]

[Champagne cupcakes]

With all this stuff going on, I still tried to get back into reading. I got to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and I really enjoyed it. I tried to start Congo, but I always got distracted by something and haven't really gotten to start it yet. One of these distractions included an older man chatting me up at the beach while I was just trying to relax. He started talking to me, and then proceeded to sit down on my blanket with me and kept yacking away about life and bike week in New Hampshire while I was just trying to enjoy my book in solitude. WHY ME? Finally, he asked if he was being rude and I said "Well, I'm just trying to read my book and relax". But did that stop him? Nope. He kept going. It got to the point where I had to just leave the beach after only being there for about 15 minutes. I made the excuse that it was too hot for me (which wasn't really a lie), collected my things and started off. He then invited me to the restaurant across the street where he said he'd like to buy me a drink. No thanks, bud. I'll sit this one out.




Katie of Beautifully Pure sent me a present this month! She said that they got it in at the store she works at and when she saw it, she knew I had to have it! I waited (not so) patiently for it to come in the mail because I was so eager to see what it was. It turned out to be this adorable little anchor necklace! I was so excited. We all know what a huge fan of nautical things I am, and of course that's why she sent it to me! Thanks again, Katie! :) I wore it for an outfit shoot that you will be seeing soon! Another fun thing I got this month was a pretty light blue vintage dress from the 50's and the best part was that it was only $10! It was a very lucky find at the local church's annual flea market.




Father's Day was spent having a cookout at home. My brother, sister-in-law, and their kids and my grandparents all came over to celebrate. That same weekend, I went strawberry picking which you will also see more of eventually. :) Oh, and this month I also discovered something glorious...they sell Panera's broccoli cheddar soup at Big Y, which means I can enjoy it at home whenever I want! This is dangerous and amazing all at once.


[My dad and I when I was little]

Last weekend I went to a renaissance faire! It was a little smaller than the last one I went to in the fall, but it was still fun. I ate a giant turkey leg, had really delicious fresh-squeezed lemonade, threw knives at a target, and finally got my very own flower crown. I'd say it was a successful faire. I'll have a whole post on this coming soon as well. There's just so much to catch up on, guys. It's crazy!



My friends and I went on a group camping trip. It was just for a night at this camping facility that's about 45 minutes away. There's a lake where you can go canoeing and kayaking and whatnot, but we didn't do any of that because it was just too muggy and buggy. None of us got good sleep so we ended up just leaving early in the morning to go home. I did however get to try summer Woodchuck for the first time, and that was delicious. I also caught the end of the sunrise which I rarely ever get to do.



Things are going to be slowing down school-wise this coming week and I'm excited to be able to give more attention around here. I have so many posts that I'm behind on and I can't wait to share them all with you! Life is such a balancing act sometimes, and sometimes I'm not very good at it but it'll get better with time.


  1. That blue dress is an EXTREMELY lucky find! So cute!

  2. I love the blue dress! ♥ Beautiful!
    I wish I was somewhere warm and sunny. It's quite sunny today, but it's usually grey and gloomy.


  3. I can't wait to have a cider with you! I'm getting so excited!

    I love the necklace Katie got you! So cute!

    And the Panera broccoli cheddar is OKAY in that thing, but SO pricey. I brought it for lunch once, but it's almost worth it to go to panera since the thing is like 5 bucks (for two lunchs for me, but still)