Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Lately, I've been in desperate need of "me" time. I've spent the entire summer hanging out with friends and now I just need to recharge. Not that I don't like hanging out with my friends. I just haven't been taking myself out or going on adventures alone. It's always more fun with someone, but sometimes there's just not anyone I want to be with that day. Sometimes I just feel like being alone.
So...on Friday I took the drive to this really awesome vintage store that's about a half hour away. There were tons of cute dresses, but none fit or looked right on me. On the plus side, I got to drive up my favorite highway. I love that part of the highway because it goes through all the cute little beach towns.

On my way home, I stopped at one of my favorite places that I have ever been to. It's this little area at the beginning of a hiking trail where there is a tree swing!

I adore it so much. It's really peaceful to sit there and swing, especially on a warm summer day when the weather is just right-not too hot or humid. It overlooks the water too! Although, there are some bushes in the way. But there's a little path that leads down to the water where there are rocks to sit on.

I felt so content with just being able to swing and be alone with my thoughts. It was refreshing. it really helps with rearranging all the clutter in my brain. I never really realize how much I love going out by myself sometimes until I actually do it. I took myself out to lunch to my favorite diner after work on Monday too! :)

I've been slacking on the outfit posts. I actually tried to take some while I was there, but I had no place to put the camera where I could get a good shot (I don't have a tripod). Hopefully Chris will be so kind as to take some for me while he's home for his break. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010


One thing I love about summer is cute little festivals or carnivals. My favorite part is the fried dough. :) Meaghan and I went to a local potato festival (it was really just a carnival) and I took a few pictures. I love pictures of carnival/amusement park structures, especially older ones.

[Meaghan won a frog!]

Hope everyone's weekend was maginificent! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Photo Adventure With Chris

I got a new camera a couple of weeks ago! Naturally that meant going a little photo crazy with Chris, who was home the weekend after I got it. Some of the photos were taken by him. :) The camera is a Leica D-LUX 4. I want to get the guidebook for it because it's really intimidating.
Chris and I started our day off at the grand opening of his family's sub shop. They were giving away free subs, but by the time we got there, they were all out. We did end up getting free and very delicious burgers. :)

[One of the subs!]

[Chris. Also, note the mustachioed Domo]

After we ate, we ventured to this cute little park in the next town over. It has a roundabout, which I loved because I've never been on one or even seen one in person before. Now that I've been on it, I realize that I could've gone without it. I got so dizzy that I felt nauseous. It was still cute to see and photograph though.

We also played on the swings and seesaw and then sat on a bench for a while and giggled at the funny things that the little kids said.

Later on, we went to a different park where there's a bluff that overlooks the city. We watched the sunset there. :) It was really pretty. We found a spot on the rocks to sit and look at the stars and the city all lit up while we talked and took more pictures.

While the sun was setting, we decided to take pictures of each other...which really turned into me taking a buttload of pictures of Chris.

[Always being risky!]

I went a little overboard with shooting him, so I'll just share a few of my favorites. :)

I haven't done an outfit post in a while, but I plan to take some tomorrow or Friday if the rain doesn't get in my way. I have a couple more little day trip posts to do though! I'm trying to plan a lot and cram in a lot of things since I only have 2 more weeks of summer break left. :\

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Hello all! Just a quick post to update you about a couple of things:

I got a new bathing suit a couple of weeks ago...which is a big deal for me because I'm usually SUPER picky about them.



I cut about half of my hair off!

I got it cut last week, just in time to surprise Chris with it when he came home for the weekend. :) It's so short now! I love it! It hasn't been this short since high school.

This picture was taken before I left for a day out with Chris in which we took tons of pictures that I will post soon! I got a new camera so we photo-happy and took lots and lots of pictures. :)