Friday, April 27, 2012

Link round-up

Dear tiny audience,
Sorry I haven't posted lately. I've been busy ... falling asleep on the couch at 9. I've been working hard, just got a freelance piece, and typically can think of so many things I should do once I get home that I just do none of them. I think that's pretty reasonable.

So until I want to write something better or put my photos from babysitting-Jonas weekend on my computer, here are just some links to entertain you.

  • Will and I saw The Black Keys on Tuesday. Great weather, great show, great time.
  • I got tips from these wedding bloggers for a story this week on how to save money as a wedding guest.
  • Mother's Day is coming up! Gift ideas.
  • Jonas' first birthday will be that same weekend! What should I buy him?
  • Do you think I could make this skirt if I bring my portable sewing machine back from my parents' house? More importantly, will Augie let me?
  • I'm trying this recipe this weekend. Anyone brave enough to try it with me, 3 cups of sour cream and all?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wedding: survived!

Anna and I survived our very first (and potentially last) wedding on Saturday! And as far as we can tell, we didn't totally destroy the day for anyone. There's still time, though, I guess.

Here are a few shots from it. I haven't edited any yet. It's much too daunting to start!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wedding week: blogs

These are my favorite wedding blogs that I USED to read back when I USED to have a wedding blog problem. But I quit cold turkey back then and I'm not going back to that lifestyle. But maybe just a teeny little peek wouldn't hurt, especially if it's for research. (Also, who thinks I could be a wedding blogger in my next life?)

Look at these:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wedding week: photographers

On Saturday, I'm going to act as second shooter at a wedding with my friend Anna. This will be her first wedding to photograph, too, so less pressure for me and more for her! I'm trying to remember all the tricks of the trade, and also looking to other wedding photographers for inspiration.

I don't want to rip off anybody's photos, so I'm just going to link to some awesome wedding photographers. Check out their work, and then don't expect mine to look anything like it!

Jess Barfield Photography: Fellow Baylor alum!
Sara and Rocky Garza: Husband and wife team.
Lauren Clark Photography: Did some great engagement photos for a friend of mine.
Love Lee Photography: Had to have Houston represented.
Kelly Moore: Yes, the one who makes the awesome camera bags!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Meet and Produce (trademark pending)

Any patent attorneys out there? Because I'm going to need one. The other day at lunch with coworkers, I came up with a brilliant-beyond-brilliant idea. A singles grocery store! There'd be single servings of food since it's so impossible to cook for one person and you can never eat all the leftovers alone.

We might also have meals for two because of course all the singles are going to meet and fall in love while at our store. So who wants to invest in Meet and Produce, a shopping-for-singles, match-making experience? You better not be stealing my genius idea!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wanted: maxi skirt

High school me would probably disagree with me now (mostly because these would've been dad-approved and that's SO not cool), but maxi skirts are super cute. Plus, it means no shaved legs needed! I need one immediately.

Tie-dye. I'm probably not hippie enough to pull this off but I really like it for some reason. Also, my stomach looks exactly like that. Just FYI.