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  • Branch Brook Park - Cherry Blossom Festival
    Life,  Photography

    Branch Brook Park – Cherry Blossom Festival

    If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen in my stories that I went to Branch Brook Park in Newark yesterday to see the cherry blossoms. The large park has a week long cherry blossom festival every spring and today is the last day. Obviously you can go any time while the trees are in bloom to see them – you’re not limited to this one week – but since cherry blossoms only last about 2 weeks you’ve got to be quick about it. Also the festival just means that each day there is some sort of special event to celebrate the cherry blossoms at the park.…

  • Photography

    Finding Affordable Ways To Show Off Your Photos

    (Image Credit) Digital photography has done an awful lot to change the way that people take their pictures. Opening the doors to loads more storage space, the ability to easily edit images after they are taken, and opportunities to delete photos, this sort of hobby doesn’t have to be budgeting anywhere near as strictly as it used to be. Of course, though, when it comes to bringing a digital image into the real world, things can start to get a little more expensive. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the most affordable ways to start enjoying your own photo prints without having to…

  • Multicolor Mums
    Life,  Photography

    #fbf Mums

    For this flashback Friday I thought it’d be nice to revisit fall since we’re in the midst of holiday and winter content now. Here’s a look of a pot of multicolor mums I got back in October. When I got the plant it was just buds so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out they were multicolor blooms! I love the mix of pink, red, and orange. So pretty! Sadly my mums are no longer and not because it got cold. The snow we got a few weeks ago crushed them and basically broke my poor plant in half! Have a great Friday!

  • Burlap Ribbon
    Photography

    Photo Challenge: Twisted

    So happy today is Friday! This 4 day week hasn’t been too bad, but life has been so hectic lately that I will take any kind of break I can get. Today’s photo challenge response is sadly the last one! The Daily Post has decided to end their weekly challenges on WordPress, which is a bummer as I really enjoyed using the photo challenges as an excuse to take new photos and/or look through all my old ones to find a photo to use. I thought about finding new photo challenges to take part in as there are so many on the Internet I’m sure, but I think what I…

  • Standing on Mendenhall Glacier
    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Liquid

    In a few hours it will officially be Memorial Day Weekend! Do you guys have any plans? I’ll be at wedding #2 of 3. If you’ve been reading some of my blog posts the past 1-2 weeks then you know I have 3 weddings to attend within 4 weeks, so we’re up to the 2nd one now. I have an event tonight for it and then all day tomorrow so I’m happy it is a long weekend! For last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post, “Liquid“, I decided to go with the icy variety of liquid. If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog then you may…

  • Sedona - Red Rocks
    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Place in the World

    Happy Friday! It may almost be the weekend, but it’s actually the start of a very busy week (or two or three) for me. I have 3 weddings to go to in the span of 4 weekends plus lots of wedding related events and other social events to go to during the weeks. Oh yeah and regular/work/personal things to get done. Hopefully I don’t completely burn out! But let me take one thing at a time so as to keep myself from going crazy – starting with today’s photo challenge response. The Daily Post’s photo challenge last week was “Place in the World“. I decided to use a photo from…

  • Princess Cruises - Movie Under the Stars
    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Unlikely

    It’s finally Friday, everyone! This week has felt exceptionally long and yesterday was particularly stressful and crazy, but that’s for another day. Hopefully today will be a much calmer day at work and then I’ve got dinner plans and a bonfire at work/school so at least those are things to look forward to! If you had asked me a few years ago if I would ever watch a “movie under the stars” and it be broad daylight at 10pm, I would say that’s crazy – highly “Unlikely“. But, lo and behold, I was on an Alaskan cruise 2 summers ago and watched two or three movies under the stars on…

  • Coffee Wall Art
    Photography

    Photo Challenge: Lines

    It’s finally Friday! It’s been one of those weeks where every day I thought for a split second that the next day was Friday and unfortunately, it wasn’t. But it is Friday, so let’s get to today’s photo challenge response! Last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Lines” and I really did not know what I was going to use for my photo. I was scrolling through photos on my phone and saw this photo I snapped last summer at a Starbucks. This wall art of metal lines curled up to look like a steaming hot cup of coffee is curled around light bulbs for a wall art/light…

  • Universal Studios Orlando - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Ollivander's
    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Prolific

    Happy Friday! Any big plans this weekend? It’s been another week where I have been going to sleep too late, so I’m looking forward to sleeping in a little tomorrow morning. I’ve got an early appointment Sunday morning so tomorrow is my only chance! Let’s get to my Friday photo challenge response. Last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Prolific“. Prolific can mean plentiful, abundant. Whenever I think of the word “prolific”, it makes me think of famous people and their careers – if they produce a lot of work, that is. The photo I’m using is from my trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (you…

  • Tulips
    Photography

    Photo Challenge: Awakening

    Happy Friday! It’s still not feeling totally spring-like here yet. The flowering trees are blooming which is nice, but there’s still no leaves on the other trees. I’m still patiently waiting. But, since most other places in the country are experiencing spring it seems right that the photo challenge last week on The Daily Post was “Awakening“. A majority of the trees might still be bare, but spring flowers are available at the stores and I couldn’t help but pick up some tulips recently. Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers. They are so pretty! They definitely remind me of Easter, which I always associate with the start of spring.…