{the soos}

despite the rainy weather – we found one little bit sun in the clouds to shoot a couple of photos of anthony and renee for their new phonebook ad for their business – Handyman Construction here is augusta. we shot these at their new house that they are building. it made for a beautiful setting to showcase his “handiwork” in the background and their family (complete with pup bailey). these are a few shots they probably won’t use for the phonebook but they were my favorites from the day…

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{my favorite things}

so i thought on this cloudy friday i would write a little bit about the things i love. i’ve seen people do a top ten list of things to check out and i’m hooked – so today – i am sharing my list of favorite things…

1. for those of you who know me – i am a checklist fanatic. seriously. if there is a list to be made – trust me – i’ve already started checking it off… its the only way i know how to function! the magazine REAL SIMPLE has a great checklist resource on thier website – you can find it at http://search.realsimple.com/results.html?No=0&archive=Checklists&N=36 or just search thier site for checklists. it keeps my life organized and ready for the next step!
2. i have a love affair with vintage cameras…well with vintage anything. our home is filled with vintage art and furniture picked up all over the place from here to there. our mantel is filled with old books and my little camera collection…those jokers are expensive, so we only have few…but we’re working on it…

3. i desperately wait every month for the latest issue of domino magazine. it is filled with great tips and ways to decorate on a budget. i just can’t stand waiting for the next one to be in my little mailbox!

4. daryl likes to tell everyone that i am his CFO. i wouldn’t be able to handle all the bills and keeping up with our spending if i hadn’t found a free resource called http://www.mint.com/. this is a fantastic way to keep all your spending and even investments all in one place. if you haven’t tried it out – please please do! :)5. so as some know… i am a blogstalker. seriously. its a problem. i love love love to read other photographers blogs. i am constantly checking to see if people have posted new work or if they have written about thier little families. i’m just sick with loving my followed blogs! there are a few photographers who i am just crazy about thier work and the personality they show through it! i’m just going to share one so that you’re not overwhelmed with the 30 or so blogs that i follow! seriously – i told you it was a problem.

betsy king photography – (formerly betsy and john photography).

although i have never met her or commented on her blog, i just love this girl. i love reading about her life – i know it sounds creepy but i do. she has the sweetest personality and it really shows in her work. reading her blog has really showed me to remember the little things in life – health, family, and happiness – and be satisfied with all thats around you. thats pretty deep for a photography blog – but really. i just hope she knows how amazing she is. this is an image i swiped off her blog of her little boy…hope she doesn’t mind! isn’t he adorable?

check out more over her work @ http://betsyandjohn.net/blog/

6. now. on to something else. i love photo booths. here are a few recent photobooth shots from our vacation to the mountains a while back – i just scanned them in to show ya the excitement! why one is blue and one is black we will never know – but really what do you expect from a curbside photobooth in helen georgia? really. i happen to think they are fantastic. eventually i would like to offer a photobooth option for weddings – wouldn’t that be great?
another photography blog i follow is http://www.theimageisfound.com/. they have a great format for what they call the “crazybooth”. hopefully one day once we get things off the ground with {h+d} we will be able to have something like that. also if you just wanna see some amazing images – check them out!

7. i love my klean kanteen. daryl swears that it was an impulse buy but i just love it. its so cute. and enviromentally helpful and its not a plastic bottle that will end up in a landfill somewhere! its beautiful. :) get yours today – they even have sippy tops for kids! how cute!? www.kleankanteen.com.

8. wheel of fortune. need i say more. just the sound on the wheel spinning! ahh! :)

9. all things handmade. buying things that someone made by hand is so personal to me. i just care about it! also – for purchasing handmade – www.etsy.com is a fantastic resource for gift ideas and for gifting yourself! :)

10. and last but certainly not least. i love being at home, wasting time, cooking dinner, and taking walks with my amazing husband. we’ve almost been married a year – isn’t that crazy!? well – i hope he knows how great he is. (okay – now that you are gagging with all this love – i’ll stop!)

so there you are. my top ten list for today. i could go on and on forever with the things that are special to me and the things i love. but i’ll share again at another time the second set of favorites. thanks for reading…

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February 27, 2009 - 9:01 pm

Doodlebunz/DBImpressions - Awesome! I follow Betsy quite a bit as well, and she does some amazing work! As far as buying handmade, there’s very few feelings that are better!

{vegas – red rocks}

we returned home from vegas on sunday night after traveling for what felt like forever! but we had a fantastic 10 days out in the great west :). there is so much to share about our trip – i don’t know if i will be able to share it all but some bits and pieces i will.

first off – it was quite a change from ole georgia! daryl and i had never been to nevada so we were excited to start touring! the first thing we noticed were the mountains. man – they are amazing. and no trees!! crazy for those of us who are used to tree covered moutain ranges. it was incrediable how vegas sits right in the valley between some of the most beautiful mountains i’ve ever seen. if we lived there we wouldn’t get anything done for me staring at the mountains in awe and daryl hiking every trail that ever was through them! and the food. there is so many choices of places to eat – yet we chose del taco over and over :). oh well i will just start off with some images already…

this is the view over red rock canyon…

aren’t they incredible?!

even roxie went hiking a bit…

elary was quite the photographer for us since we don’t have any pictures of ourselves – except from our wedding – which if you have ever been to our house, you know that it is all we have!!

this is daryls attempt at pointing out every rock climber on the mountain…we have the pictures to prove it my friends…if there was a person rock climbing far off in the distance – daryl was certain to snap a picture!

i’m not sure what it is about men and climbing big rocks – its equivalent to beating your fists on your chest like tarzan. its strange. but we still love them…
elary and his girl roxie…

i just love this shot…how cute are we…

and last but not least – the actual RED rocks :)

we are so thankful to nikki and elary for opening up their home to us for 10 days! thats like half a month! :) but we had a great time visiting thier hometown and we hope that soon they will come visit us back here in thier “other” hometown. we loved seeing all the sites and sounds of vegas. there will be more posts to come of our adventures out west.
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