Lovin’ Lately | August Edition

Here we are at the end of August already!  I cannot believe how quickly summer has passed.  While I do enjoy the change of season and Apple Hill opening, I love summer and never want to see it go!  I’ve wanted to start a series like this for quite some time now.  So let’s do this – here are some fun things I am lovin’ lately!

Film

Oh man, the film bug has bitten…again! Fun fact, I shot my first couple of sessions on film. Shortly after I started, I switched to digital. Recently, I purchased a medium format camera (Pentax 645n).  I am having a blast figuring it all out again.  There is something that film provides that is lost when you go digital.  Plus, it is like Christmas when I get an email from The FIND Lab saying my scans are ready!  I see progress, which is good, but I still have a way to go before I would feel confident enough to shoot a whole session on film.  Don’t be surprised if I pull out my medium format camera during your session now…just sayin’.

Here are some of my favorite frames from a recent trip to Santa Cruz and some frames from a few recent sessions.

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Planner // Bullet Journal

It is ridiculous how excited I get when I talk about my planner. I LOVE paper planners. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the convenience of having a digital calendar, but I will always use a paper planner. For me, there is something so satisfying about seeing my week laid out, and checking things off as I go.

For the last couple years I have used The Simplified Planner – Daily Edition. While I enjoyed all the space I had to plan my day, I missed seeing my week in full. So this (academic) year, I decided to try the weekly edition. I am about a month in and I love it!

In addition to trying out new planner layout, I am also trying out a new Bullet Journal. As you all know, in addition to being a planner girl, I am also a list girl. There is a new system floating around called the Bullet Journal. While I don’t use it exactly how they do, I totally see the benefit. It is nice to have a place where I can put all my to-do’s, both business and otherwise, and check them off as I go. One of the huge benefits to creating a bullet planner, is the customization. It is a blank page and you create everything in it – dates, pages, lists, appointments, etc. May Designs offers some adorable notebook options and I use one to create my Bullet Lists there.

Right now, I just have one for my business. I have several sections – 2016 goals, to purchase, to do, to Blog, and an ever growing/changing business bucket list.

If you are interested in learning a little more about Bullet Journaling, here are a couple links to get you started here and here.

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Gray Malin

If I ever need a desk-side getaway, I visit Gray Malin’s website. It is a tropical vision!  I LOVE the phone wallpapers he emails his newsletter subscribers every few months.  Here is the most recent batch..

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White Peach Gin Fizz

My favorite cocktail is a gin + tonic, especially in the summer. It is cold, light, and refreshing. When I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. It is a perfect summer cocktail!

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For the record, this might be the longest post I’ve ever written! It you like it, let me know and I’ll post more like this!

Until next time, C

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