Personal Post!

I am so mad! WordPress is being ridiculous today.  I made a Personal Post on a haul and I did a good job on it, too. 😦 Then it randomly deleted it half of the information in there and the closing paragraph as well even though I had saved drafts along the way of typing up the post and everything.  There was too much to repair on the post so I just deleted it.  They were all drugstore products and really nothing exciting, but I was still excited for this first haul.

Oh well.

I’m really sorry that I don’t have a great post for you this Monday because of WordPress’s screw up.

My plans for this week consist of a bit.  Tomorrow I have an orthodontist appointment and then I have work until around midnight.  Wednesday I have some housechores that need to be done and also a photoshoot with my friend Kristin! It’s going to be something I’ve never done before and I’m really excited to show you whatever the results may be! Thursday I have work in the evening and Friday as well.  I think that Thursday I will come up with my summer bucketlist… I don’t really know what else to do.  Friday I might do a photoshoot for a friend, but I’m not sure what her plans for that are yet so we’ll see. Saturday I am going swimming with my family and Sunday I think I will hang out with a friend. 🙂

I hope that everyone has a good week and I will see you Wednesday for Favorite Song Of The Week! ♥

Personal Post!

Happy Monday! 🙂 I guess I’ll just start with a basic update!

I’m on summer break right now, I got out of school on the 6th.  My plans for this summer consist of working, working and working!  I am taking a digital photography class online but other than that, I have nothing to do.  Speaking of working, I have a new job that I start this Thursday!

I do have some disappointing news.  Tomorrow at 9am I am getting my wisdom teeth removed.  Luckily I only have two!  However, I am still very, very nervous.  So stay tuned for Friday post for a picture that will include my puffy cheeks no doubt, and also an update on how the surgery went.  I will be sedated, so that’s good.  I’m still scared.  Very, very scared!  It has to happen to everyone sometime, though.  Better to get it done early in life I guess.

I have a goal!  Next year I am going to get a 4.0.  I am devoting myself to school because it’s what’s important.  I really want to achieve this goal to prove a point to myself.  So that’ll sure be a challenge!  I really think I need to make a few goals for this summer too, though.  Maybe next week I’ll include a Summer Bucket List in Monday’s personal post.

My goals for this week are just to survive and take it slow.  With the surgery and then starting work two days later, I just need to relax.  So hopefully that will ensure no reason not to blog! 😉

See you Wednesday for favorite song of the week. 🙂


Personal Post!

Happy Monday!  It feels like Tuesday to me.  I’m always so confused about the weekdays!

Anyhow, this weekend on top of my shoot with my model, Logan, I did a shoot with my best friend (my soul sister ♥).  It was just a little thing for fun, but I think we got a few nice photos out of it!

To view the entire shoot click here.  Here are a few of my favorites, though! (Remember to click to enlarge and improve quality):

 Other than that, there’s not much that’s happened this weekend or coming up this week.  I have training for my job on Wednesday!  That’s exciting.

See you Wednesday for favorite song of the week!

Friday Post!

First! Weekly Picture:

No picture this week. ):

Second! Recipe:

Recipe and photo from Pinterest!

Protein Banana Smoothie

Pinned Image

Recipe: 1 frozen banana, 3 oz vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup milk, little less than 1/4 cup of peanut butter.  Blend and drink!

Third! Personal Update:

Today I did a shoot with my model Logan!  If you want to see the complete album, go here! Here are a few of my favorites though: (click to enlarge and improve quality)

I’ve also gotten a job at an amusement park in my state! I start training on the 7th and I’m very excited.  I’m also improving a TON with guitar! That’s all I can think to say.  See you Monday for personal post!

Personal Post!

To start… let me just say that I’m done with the movie reviews for a while… I don’t have the time for them.

Also!  I LOVED the shoot yesterday!  It was only a little awkward because Logan and I had never worked together, but once we got into it things were fun!  🙂  She is pretty good with modeling already and I think after a few times together she will be a pro!  I think the biggest obstacle for Sunday was that it was freezing outside.  We were doing a fashion shoot, so it wasn’t like she could keep a coat on all the time.  She actually did keep a heavey jacket on almost the whole time even though it covered the outfits… it was just way too cold.  I don’t think we’re going to be doing any more outdoor shoots until it’s warm!

Want to see a few photos from yesterday?  Okay.  🙂  Here are my favorites.  Want to see the full album?  Visit it here on Espoir Photography’s Facebook page.  Oh, and don’t forget to click on the photos to enlarge them and improve the quality, please.

And now my favorite photo of the entire shoot (and everybody else’s favorite as well)…. *drum roll*

Also… Logan and I are thinking of doing a Valentine’s themed shoot next weekend!!! 😀 I hope that happens!  That would be SO much fun!  My mind is already going crazy with ideas for that one!  If we do that shoot though, it will most likely be inside somewhere like maybe my house or hers and I’ll set up a little studio.  Like I said, it’s too cold outside to do shoots out there!  Even though there’s no snow yet, it’s still like 30 degrees Fahrenheit and that’s too cold to be modeling in.

Ah!  Life is good right now photography-wise.  I’m very happy right now.  Oh!  I can also play Ode To Joy on guitar now!  I feel like a pro. >:D

I’ll see you Wednesday for Favorite Song of the Week!

Personal Post!


Today was a very good day.  I got four assignments done for a certain class (on a good day I can get two done) and also finished another class!  I just have to take that class’s final.  I’m not looking forward to that.  I also drank over 8 glasses of water!  Yay for me!

Yesterday I promised you pictures from Mo’s party!  I’m just going to put my favorites on here, but you can find all of the photos on the Facebook page for my photography. Click on any of the photos for increased quality and larger size.


“Happy birthday to you…”

Beautiful birthday girl.


The three kiddos at the party.  There were also 7 or 8 adults there, too.  Didn’t photograph them, though.

The party was pretty fun.  I really enjoyed seeing Mo attack the cake!  Did I mention she got it on the dining room walls? HAHA!

On another note, I’m going for a run tomorrow morning.  I’m quite nervous.  I haven’t gone running in a long time and to be honest I haven’t exercised in over a week… *hangs head* I made a new schedule for myself for 20 weeks.  Over those 20 weeks I’m going to increase how much I run everyday (well, every day that I run) and end up running a half marathon!  On my own… not for an actual half marathon.  I know running is really good for you though, and I want it to be a part of my regular fitness routine.  I’m going to do this.  I have tried so many times before to get back into running but I always give up.  This time I will do it. I can do it!  I’m a new person this year and I don’t give up anymore. 🙂 Tehe.

Anyways, that’s pretty much all I have to say today, there’s not too much news over here.  See you Wednesday for my favorite song of the week!

Christmas Photos, Haul, Personal Stuff


If you have read my about page, you know that I have set days that I’m supposed to blog certain things.  Well, just a heads up, that blogging schedule will not happen until the January 1st, 2012.  Until then, I’m going to be a bit messy with my posts as there is quite a few things preventing me from being able to follow the schedule.  Keep that in mind!

I promised you all Christmas pictures, right?  Well, first let me tell you how Christmas went down.

  • Woke up, spilled half a tub of coffee all over the kitchen floor.  Have I mentioned I had an extremely clutzy gene on Christmas?
  • Opened presents under the tree.  It was Momo’s first Christmas, and she did really well with unwrapping her gifts.  I received my Canon PowerShoot SX130IS, a case and a memory card.  Because I had just barely opened it, I didn’t really know the settings or workings, so I didn’t get much pictures of Christmas morning.
  • I spent a while fiddling around with my camera and studying the settings and controls.
  • Got dressed, flat ironed my hair, did makeup (all that girly shtuff) and then packed for Nana’s.  (I sound like a ten year old when I talk about staying over at my grandmother’s.)
  • Went to Nana’s.
  • Spent time with family.
  • Ate a yummy Christmas feast.
  • Spent more time with family.
  • Opened more presents.  Received a Sephora gift card for $50 from my grandparents, an adorable ring from my aunt, the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from my other aunt and $25 in cash from my great-grandfather.
  • Ate some pie.
  • Hung out with family some more.
  • Went to bed.

That was my Christmas Day!  It was pretty fun.  It strangely didn’t feel as festive as Christmas usually does, though.

Anyways!  Here’s a few pictures I took on Christmas morning and then a little later before I headed off to Nana’s.  By the way, you can click any of the photos for a larger image and clearer quality.  Also, Espoir Photography is my photography company and you may not use any of my photos without consent.  You can find my company Facebook page here.


My Christmas Day outfit: (I apologize for the very dirty mirror.)  I wore just a long sleeved black shirt, a black scarf, a black belt, blue jeans and black Nike snow boots.  I have no idea where I got any of it.

 All photos taken with a Canon SX130IS.

Then, I ended up going shopping at Sephora on the 26th (day after Christmas and Boxing Day for the UK, Australia and Canada if I am correct) with my aunt.  Here’s a little haul of what I got!

Bag that my gift card and samples came in.  I love their bags, so classy and small!

 First sample.  Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash.  I used it Christmas night.  I thought it was fabulous, it got my face really clean and refreshed.  The next morning I noticed that it had broke me out like crazy.  Never using the stuff again.  I’m disappointed because at first I thought this stuff was wonderful and I was prepared to buy the full product right away.

Second sample. Dior Homme perfume.  I am wearing it right now!  I love it so much!  At first, I sprayed it on, smelled it, and almost threw up.  It smelled like a mix of wonderful perfume, cucumbers and tomato acid.  If that even makes sense.  After it dried though, it was absolutely marvelous.  I love the smell a lot and might have to buy a whole bottle when my sample runs out!

This was the box my gift card came in!  On the left is the card.  On the right was an awesome compact mirror!  Most amazing gift card ever!  So fancy!

What did I buy at Sephora?…..this:

and this…

 and this…

The first item was a waterproof lip liner by Sephora (I normally don’t like their brand, just a few brands they carry in the store, but I tested these two lip items and LOVED them!) It was in the shade Pleasant Plum.

This picture isn’t very good, but the color of this lip liner is almost exactly the color it looks like in this picture.  I would have swatched it, but I don’t like wasting lip liner at all.

The second item was a lipstick by Sephora.  I fell in complete, outrageous, lovely love with this lipstick when I tested it.  It’s so buildable and with a little bit of it can pass a really classy and everyday red-coral, but add some more and it turns into a very romantic and deep red.  It’s the perfect red, I swear.  It’s in the shade of Sephora Rouge.

This picture shows the exact shade of it in the tube.

Here’s Sephora Rouge’s swatch.  I could not get a good photo.  I’m going to have to definitely work on good quality swatch photos with this camera.  The color in this photo is almost perfect though, it’s just a bit more of a wine color than that.

The third item was Bare Minerals/Bare Escentuals matte SPF 15 foundation.

I got it in shade Light.  I have been wanting this foundation for a very long time.  A few of my close friends use it religiously.  I love matte foundations, powder foundations, and of course, foundations that have lots of SPF.  So, this is the perfect foundation for me.  I hope.  I’m going to try it tomorrow morning, along with the new lip liner and lip-stick I got.

So with that, I will probably be testing all of these products out thoroughly tomorrow!  If I do, I will of course take photos and do a follow-up review.

That is all for tonight!  This blog post took me an hour to write, upload & edit.  Phew!  Blogging is hard work.

Another update tomorrow, I hope!  See you later!