I have a whole collection of these that need to be edited but here’s a couple to start! :) Newly listed at my Etsy shop.
Tonight is date night. Have a great weekend!
Christmas has lost its lustre over the years. I heard that it can happen during limbo, between the time you’re a kid and a parent, which is exactly where I am. It’s supposed to all come back when you have your own kids, but kids are so far out of the picture for me that Christmas will be lacklustre for a little while I suppose (lol). I’m going to sound like the grinch in about one second but I can’t get over the amount of money we are forced to spend during the holidays. The abundant gift of love, time, togetherness, and the presence of friends and loved ones is all it takes to celebrate Christmas in an awesome way. This to me is what makes this season special – love and togetherness. Spending thousands on material gifts is wasteful and unnecessary. I’m saving every penny for a house, so I’m opting out this year, sorry! :)
Happy December! I disappeared for a week, shame on me! It’s a busy time right now with a million projects wrapping up in preparation for the end of the term. Almost there though – this is the last chaotic week. :) I’ve enrolled in potential courses for next term, too! Have I ever mentioned that I love the process of picking courses? I find it fun. So far we have: New Products, Consumer Insights, and Retail Analytics, all of which will be particularly useful for my future role at General Mills and then I also tentatively enrolled in a Venture Capital & Private Equity course to feed my addiction to Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank!
On another note, I’m really not a fan of winter, so I’ll keep living in the summer through photos. :)
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been accepted as an exhibitor at the One of a Kind Spring Show 2015 in March!!! I’m completely ecstatic and can hardly wait. It’s going to be a large undertaking and I have a lot to figure out between now and then but will keep the details coming as things unfold. <3
School has been a whirlwind these last couple of weeks and will continue to be for the next two weeks, but I'm hanging tight. It'll all be over soon. And then I simply can't believe I have only one more semester left of the MBA program - it felt like just yesterday I was studying for the GMAT exam. And now I've applied for graduation in June 2015. Very exciting times.
I'm also partaking in the US' Black Friday event this year for the first time ever, so a bunch of us are heading to Michigan on Thursday. Here's to hoping for a successful first experience.
This is yet another re-edit of a previous subpar edit. Happy Saturday!
Also another re-edit of a previous subpar edit. :)
Sometimes I browse through my archives and literally cringe at the sight of rushed, subpar editing of certain pictures, so I go back and re-edit them. :)
We literally chased this hot air balloon all over Napa Valley because we couldn’t figure out where it took off or where it planned on landing.
I love hot air balloons. I’ve just never been on one because I’ve never been able to convince myself that the ride would be worth the money. Maybe one day. This is newly listed at my Etsy shop. :)
Busy bee! Quick post! This print is newly listed on Etsy!
I’m embarking on a new project to -professionally- overhaul this entire website. I’ve gotten away with building my own websites all these years, but I can no longer keep up with the best practices, features, functions, bells, and whistles and it is simply way too time consuming for a vastly imperfect job at the end. And let’s face it, there are a million other things that need time and attention. So, I’ve invested in a professional and the project has commenced as of today. It’ll be a while until everything comes together but at least we’re in a forward motion. <3
The holiday sale is here! Receive 30% off your order at my Etsy shop! Promotion is valid until November 25th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. :) Perhaps you’ll find a nostalgic and inspirational fine art print or two for a friend or loved one this holiday season. <3
My friend Sarah and I took it upon ourselves to savour Autumn’s little gifts with a small picture-taking road trip. I haven’t done this in a while and by “this” I mean going some place beautiful to take pictures with a friend who loves photography as much as I do. And I pretty much always forget how refreshing and therapeutic it is. Today was quite literally the perfect Fall day, too. The sky was blue with just enough puffy white clouds and the temperature called for just a light sweater. I think I’m going for a second round of this tomorrow morning because another beautiful day awaits. Sometimes you just have to break away from the chaos that is your chores, to-do lists, action plans, and just go to your happy place for a boost that you didn’t even know you needed. This is actually our happy place, which I suppose would make us quite simple beings at the core. Small things like this make us very happy.
There are several more pictures to share but I have to tackle these in doses or I’d be here for countless hours and not get anything else done, which is not the right idea. Case in point – I have my book open in front of me and it is taking me two hours to get through content that should really only take an hour, so that’s my cue to shut this down and focus. :)