music that soothes: Bebel Gilberto

I discovered Bebel Gilberto through Chris after his trip to Brazil two years ago. Her voice is sultry and rich and anything in Portugese sounds beautiful. I thought this song appropriate for these beautiful August nights that we're experiencing here in Virginia. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4jszxmSKAs&w=420&h=315] (Ignore the video image and listen to just the song)

comedic relief: Paul Hunt

The Olympics just ended so this is appropriate -- if you need a little humor in your Monday, take a look at this video. I think the bows in his hair are particularly fabulous 🙂 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBPjhB9d3jc&w=420&h=315]

an update on my life

As soon as my life gets a little bit hectic, my tiny little blog is the first thing to get ignored. I'm a terrible blogger, I've decided. But that won't stop me from trying! Here's what I've been up to.. 1. I started two exciting new jobs! Overall, I'm working about 40-45hrs/week so my schedule […]

feed a cold

feed a cold

It's been a while since I have posted and for that, I apologize. Life has been a little crazy recently - I ended my position at a local restaurant and am now working for a local photographer in hopes of absorbing and learning everything & anything. Needless to say, I've been a little stressed. Stressed […]

moments in the Blue Ridge

It's been gorgeous in Central Virginia and today was just one of those days where you couldn't not be in the sunlight . Chris and I decided to visit a spot in the Blue Ridge that we hadn't been to in about two years and I'm glad we did. We sometimes forget the calming effect […]

my love affair

I must confess. I've been having an affair. With my iPhone. Phew. There, I said it. My poor little DSLR must hate me. But it's just too bulky for me to take everywhere! My iPhone is sleek and adaptable. It has allowed me to just capture moments and memories without having to fiddle with the […]

a girl’s best friend

I didn't grow up with pets and my first "pets" were beetles (not kidding). I had fish when I was little but the poor things never lasted very long. It wasn't until high school that my parents finally allowed me to get a cat (and now he's replaced me in the family tree). Animals don't […]

local, seasonal, delicious

This past Saturday was the last Charlottesville City Farmers' Market that I will attend for the year. From April until December, I did not miss a Saturday (aside from the time I was in Guatemala). I experienced an entire season of local, organic produce and meats. This is what I've learned in the last 8 […]

Laughing groom photo

I assisted a fellow photographer at a wedding a couple of weekends ago and already feel like I'm more comfortable photographing people. (People are scary) I just have to practice, practice, practice. Food is so much easier. It was a small wedding, nothing too fancy but still a gorgeous event. Here's my favorite shot of […]

Because you don’t think I’m weird enough…

I've been growing my own mushrooms! Thanks to Back to the Roots, I've successfully grown and harvested delicious mushrooms in my own home. I just wanted to share this with you guys because I'm very proud of my mushroom babies and can't wait to eat more of them.