Friday, August 29, 2014

Olcott, New York

Olcott is a sleepy beach town steeped in history with more fruit orchards and corn fields than people, or so it seems. In the late 1800s-early 1900s, this was a bustling destination for travelers to stay in the huge lakeside hotel that once existed. Now, it is a quaint spot to spend a summer day. There are cute shops, a carousel park, fruit picking, and wineries nearby, as well as a small beach. I recommend visiting Schulze Winery for a tasting and to meet Martin and Ann. Olcott is the perfect place to spend a few pleasant hours with an ice cream, dreaming over the lake. Or, for a more lively time, visit in July for the annual Pirate Festival!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Video Lookbook

Okay. So, I made a video. I'm gonna be honest, it's pretty rough. The camera quality is not the best and I didn't help my cause by shooting in direct sunlight at noon. No sir. I look a bit ghosty. It is slightly less blurry if you keep the screen small. I debated even sharing this at all. I debated refilming the whole thing and trying again. But, I put a lot of time and effort into this video and I decided it's as good a starting point as any. I've been contemplating adding videos into the post mix for months. Having finally gotten around to doing this first one, I know I have a lot to learn, but I'm excited to experiment with this new (to me) medium. If I get serious about it, maybe I'll invest in an actual video camera. Baby steps. Below are some photos and stills from the video.

Friday, August 15, 2014

currently feeling: playful, restless, daring, on the brink of something
all images can be found here 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Make Your Own:: Recipe Box

I don't know about you, but food plays a huge roll in my family. Did you catch the pun there? ;) Any kind of celebration revolves around food. Birthdays, graduations, promotions, good grades, end of school, beginning of whatever, vacations....and honestly, just day-to-day we tend to be pretty food oriented. It helps that my momma is an absolute wizard in the kitchen. She's got the magic.
 For years, I've been meaning to start collecting recipes from her of my favorite foods so that when I am on my own I won't be completely destitute. I was wandering around Hobby Lobby last week and came across this recipe box and cards (50% off, by the way) and it gave me the push to finally get started!
It's been fun writing down my favorite recipes, a mix of my momma's and my own. It's a simple project that I know will grow for years to come. What are some of your favorite family recipes? :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Mix & Match

OUTFIT DETAILS:: Shirt, Thrifted & Altered // Shorts, Urban Outfitters // Shoes, Target
I've been having a lot of fun mixing patterns lately. I've never been one to shy away from the bold and this is a simple way of pushing boundaries a bit. I have a puppy play date this afternoon and then a short shift at work tonight. I hope you all have an expressive weekend!