March 22, 2012
During the slower times I still like to play around with pictures, but I’m not always finding the opportunity for an actual photo shoot of someone. So I like to pack up my camera, tripod, and my good attitude and take off all by myself. It’s a great way to spend time with yourself, thinking, idealizing life, and getting in touch with your inner-self. There were some of you that asked who takes my pictures. Well at times it’s Vitaliy but when he’s not available I take them myself. Like HERE and HERE . You can go and look through them again and see if you can spot the remote. Toward the end I sort of forgot to “hide” it and it’s more visible than in other ones. :)
I find it extremely easy to open up for the camera when there’s no one behind it. I’ve never really had to or had the opportunity to, so I’m sort of wondering what it would be like and if I’d be an easy-to-shoot- model. It’s fun to go out and do it on your own, but it’s pretty limited, there’s only so much you can do with a tripod rather than hands. I found it rather difficult getting the right exposure on your camera in manual mode. But I’m sort of a hard head when it comes to shooting anything but manual. So some of them are a bit darker than what I like to shoot and all I did for editing was use the Lightroom preset that I blogged about HERE, called ‘Brightside | Lite’ … Check it out, its pretty awesome.
March 17, 2012
Today I’m going to explain to you how to make a good and CHEAP cup of coffee!
1. You GRIND the best Columbian Starbucks coffee you can find.
2. Right away BREW the coffee. Don’t let the grind sit for more than two minutes.
3. POUR the coffee into a cute mug. It has to be a cute mug, otherwise it won’t work.
4. SCOUP two or three spoonfuls (depending on the size of your cute mug you may need more or less) of BRYERS CHOCOLATE ICECREAM and dump right into your coffee.
5. ENJOY! :)
The ice-cream provides just the right amount of sweetness, milk, and chocolate. Resulting in the perfect cup of cheap coffee.
Have a fantastic Saturday!
December 26, 2011
It was March 2011. It was still chilly outside though the weather tried to fool us every now and then with a few additional snow flakes here and there. We opened the double white door and stepped inside of what became one of our favorite places to be at. Quietly and swiftly we found ourselves a seat on the very last pew, not wanting to get any more attention than we have already. And it began… The very first day of a new chapter in our lives. One that has changed every aspect of our existence. We sat through the service, first being skeptical, later relaxing, and by the end we felt like this is where we belong. Afterwards we were ambushed by a crowd of warm hugs, smiles and loving people. And then we went over to house that serves the Lord. A house that you feel radical love and never ending care. This is the house of our dear Pastor Wheeler and his lovely wife Maureen.
It was December 2011. Not as cold as we remember last year to have been but chilly. The weather tried to fool us into thinking it was spring every now and then with a few additional warm breezes here and there. We opened our front door and packed the car with our camera equipment and took off to Staunton. The second best place in Virginia (the first being Alexandria, of course). Arriving we met the rest of the Wheeler family (though three siblings were still missing) and fell in love with each and every one of them especially little baby Sadie. And the rest I’ll let the pictures explain…
Ashely and Sterling… And cute baby Sadie. ;)
Lindsey and Willis.
With his boys… Missing Benge and Bryan.
With her girls. ;) Missing Tracy.
Meegan (on the right) is a beautiful and very special girl! We love her and she makes us all smile… And she gives some of the best hugs ;)
Ashely the youngest daughter and her husband Sterling.
Lindsey and her husband Willis.
Maureen and Pastor Bryan Wheeler.
Ashley suggested the “shoes shot”
Such a blessed family!
Pastor Wheeler and his girls :)
This is what love looks like…
And Willis was extremely kind enough to snap one of us…