I mentioned in my Birthday Review post that my parents blessed me with a Canon Rebel T3i for my birthday, and I don’t think I’ve ever been so in love with a camera. I’ve used it everyday since I got it, trying to get to know all the features, and trying to improve my photo taking abilities. I thought I would share some of my photos that I’ve taken with the camera, and little pieces of my life in the last week or so! I know that people always say, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and as much as it is a cliché, I can’t help but agree. Photos are little snapshots of people’s lives, and without photos we wouldn’t be able to capture the major moments in our lives. I journal because I feel memories are too important, and I do not want to forget anything, so I write it down. I feel like photos are the film version of my journal, and maybe that’s why I love photos so much. But hey, maybe that’s just me.
I’ve been reading East of Eden again, and 300 pages into it, I’m finally starting to get really into the story. I think it may have been a mistake to take on such a heavy, long book as my first book of summer because I was a little brain dead after school let out, so I needed a good month of just watching TV and doing whatever I wanted before I had a desire to read again! My goal was to finish this book before school started, but since Mitchell will be here tomorrow, that goal may be a little unrealistic. I don’t know if I’m going to have much time to read with him around, but I’d take being in the same zip code as him again over reading any day.
As usual, I’ve been drinking too many cups of tea, but hey, it keeps me happy. I know most people will be sad to see summer go, but I’ve always considered myself a cold-weather gal, so I’ll welcome scarves, sweaters, boots, skinny jeans, and hot drinks with open arms. My favorite tea at the moment is Apricot Vanilla Creme from Tazo Teas. I picked it up at the store with my friend, Ashley, and I’m so thankful she showed it to me because I’m obsessed.
I took a hiatus from working on Mitchell’s Adventures to Go On book because I got a little busy, and I wasn’t sure when I was going to give it to him. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to wait, and give it to him later, when it is completed. Or if I wanted to give it to him tomorrow, and finish it as our relationship progresses. But alas, I am still getting ideas for it, so I’m working on it again, and this page (for an outdoor movie night) is one of my favorites. A lot of people questioned our relationship when it started all those months ago, but we’ve made it through a lot of trials and tribulations, and I feel more confident in us than I ever have before. Besides, Taylor Swift said this, so I figured it was a good quote for us.
I’ve had an ombre hair style for roughly two years, which is probably the longest I’ve gone with a hair style since the day I began dying my hair. I love the ombre because it allows me to go longer without getting my hair done (ideal for going to college, and ideal when you’re sister is your hair dresser and would have your head if you went to someone else to get your hair done). However, as much as I love this hair style, my hair isn’t meant to be very long, otherwise it just looks thin and a little stringy. So, I called my sister and told her I needed a change. And this is what we came up with:
I was a little shocked by how much was cut off, but I always tell my sister to do what she thinks is best, and despite my initial shock, I absolutely love my hair! It feels so much thicker, softer, and just healthier. I also love the color. This picture makes it look a little darker than it is, but regardless, I love the warm tones. Prior to having an ombre, I never felt very pretty with blonde hair, but the ombre was a good balance because the blonde I had was more golden, and toward the end of my hair so it wasn’t next to my darker eyebrows. But after two years of putting blonde in my hair, I cut the blonde out, and I think it was definitely the right decision because my hair feels so much better with the processed hair gone.
So, there you have my week, and my newly taken camera photos. I’m so used to using my iPhone to take photos, I’m having to re-learn using a camera for pictures. But the images themselves are so clear that I love all of them! How is your week going?