Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013


I'm going home, going home,
tell the world I'm going HOME!

Ahhhhh I'm so excited! All through college I have never been able to go home for a weekend during a semester. I would watch my friends and roommates who lived in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia go home on the weekends. But with home for me being about 1,000 miles away, there was no way I was just going to drive home for the weekend, and airline tickets are not always the cheapest thing on planet earth. But, this is all about to change. I am flying home TONIGHT because I am shooting James & Heidi's wedding on Saturday! To say I'm excited would be an understatement! I'm also super excited about being home during this beautiful time of year. I cannot wait to see all the different color leaves! (I sound like such a tourist now...) 

So I may be a little slow on answering emails and messages, but I will do my best to keep up with everything!

Yes, I have a glitter luggage tag from J.Crew...and I LOVE it. :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Just pray.

Things have been quite crazy recently. I'm leaving tomorrow night to head home to shoot James & Heidi's wedding this weekend, and on top of packing and everything that comes along with it, I had a lot of other things I needed to get done, and I started worrying about things that were out of my control. This afternoon I was able to spend some time with my boyfriend and I was telling him about how I was nervous and worrying about this certain situation. He reminded me that it was out of my control and I needed to just pray about it. Just pray. Something I had completely forgotten to do. I was relying on myself, and trying to trust in myself and I was failing miserably. I don't know what's going to happen, but God does. And for that reason I need to just pray and trust in Him.

So often, in the busyness of life we forget to just stop and pray. Trying to rely on ourselves will get us no where in this life. But if we just trust in God, and do what He commands us to do, He will give us the grace and strength to make it through anything He brings on our path.

Now, I'm not saying that "I have arrived" so-to-speak in the area of prayer. I still have so much growing to do! I am telling myself this too! I know how it's so easy to just go through the day without even thinking to pray except for when we eat. But I encourage you to join me in making a conscious effort to pray more. God can do amazing things through prayer! 

So I encourage you, no matter what's going on in your own life, to just stop and pray.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Happy October!

Ok, where is the year going?! How is it already October?! Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE the fact that it's October! Growing up in New England I got to experience some amazing falls! The leaves would change colors and when they covered our lawn we would make huge leaf piles and then jump in them. We would go apple picking, and mom would bake apple pies, apple crisp...I love fall! Living down south, fall is a little different. For instance, today is October 3rd and most of the leaves are still green and it is currently 82 degrees...definitely a little different from what I grew up with! (for the record...I love living in the south!) Thankfully, where I am in the south, we still get a little taste of fall...it just takes a little bit to show up. :P 

But with October, comes Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!! Now, if you know me well at all, you know I LOVE my coffee...especially my Starbucks! I love it when the seasonal drinks come out at Starbucks for fall and winter! Today I decided to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte...it just tastes like fall! And I know some of you out there hate PSL (pumpkin spice lattes) and I know everyone Instagram's their PSL...(ok ok, I tend to fill my instagram with coffee pictures) but I was working on a project for my photography class and I decided to use my PSL as my subject for this particular assignment.

I may not necessarily use these exact pictures for my assignment, but I just like how they came out. :)

Do you love the seasonal drinks at Starbucks? Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite drink is!