Thursday, April 17, 2014

Redwood - either of two giant conifers with thick fibrous bark, native to California and Oregon.

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Oh Time, how I've missed you

Now that tax season is officially over (whoot whoot), I finally had time to edit the photos from my photo shoot with Mother Dear a few months ago. I honestly am in love with these photos. We drove an hour or so to a park hidden in the hills full of stunning redwood trees (which you will see more of in the next set I post). I know you can't tell from the photos, but we were in between a campground and walking path, and people were walking by and wondering what the hell we were doing. This is also the time where we banished Nana to the car and she was yelling at us because we benched her for constantly stepping in front of Mother Dear while she was trying to take pictures. It was a whole ordeal, but the result was worth it.

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Something looks diffrent

You've probably already noticed, but I changed the blogs template. It was long overdue and looking at the old layout was giving me a bit of a headache. The read more tab decided to be petulant and for months had not been showing up anymore. The whole thing felt dated to me, so I decided to go for a more minimalistic and clean looking theme. I can't stop looking at it because it's making me so happy. I'm trying to make my blog look more professional and put together. Let me know if it's actually working, okay? I hope you little cottontails have a great day, and I'll see you in the next one. Bye!

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Possible - able to be done; within the power or capacity of someone or something.

A picture's worth a thousand words

In a bid to keep you updated I'm posting this, which is basically just to tell you that I'm still alive and haven't died off yet. I know I said I wouldn't post until after Tax Season, but I woke up inspired today. In ten days I'll be twenty-one, and I can't wait! I just learned that I'm going to be getting the amazing Nikon 1 J3 for my birthday to replace my three year old canon point and shoot vlogging camera, and I couldn't be more excited and thankful to my parents. The canon point and shoot was the first big purchase I made when I was eighteen, and it's stuck with me through some tough times, and you can definitely tell. It looks like it's been rolled down a rocky hill and just barely survived, but I still love it. I'm going to display it in my room somewhere to always remind me where I started from. I feel like I've grown more in the last few years, then I have in my whole life, and that it's a testament to the people I've allowed to stay in my life and people I've had to let go of. I had years where I let toxic people dictate the quality of my life, and when I let them go I went through a whole phase of finding myself again, and I think I'm finally getting there.


You got to strut like you mean it

Right now I'm starting to experiment with different styles, and it's fun. I never thought I would ever consider wearing a bodycon dress, at all, but here I am in one. My body has been the source of so much struggle and discontent that I can't remember a time where I was ever truly happy with it (and I doubt that I'll ever stop thinking I'd look better if I could perfect something), but I am getting more comfortable with myself. It's kind of awesome. I looked in the mirror and saw curves I didn't know I have, and realized that I can do a LOT with what I have. I have hips, a pretty good waist, long legs, and my boobs look good in my better bras, so I can work with it. I put in three orders to Asos in the last week, as well as one to BooHoo and another to Forever 21, so I'll be filming a haul video next Sunday as well (I have a few bits from H&M and F21 that I'll be showing in a haul today). Also, can anyone believe that Game of Thrones is coming on next Sunday? I can't wait!


music makes people come together

Last but not least, I wanted to share that I am officially going to Outside Lands this year! Mother Dear and I were able to score some of the Eager Beaver Tickets, as well as shuttle passes. I can't wait to see the lineup and hope to even see a few of you there. This year is going to be full of exciting things. I have two blog photos shoots lined up, and I'm going to see The 1975 on the 21st of April. In my last post I talked about my love of 30 Seconds to Mars, and they're coming to the Bay in September, and I got tickets to see them! This year is filled with impossible things that have suddenly become possible. I have to go now and get ready to film the haul video and eat my toast that has been sitting in the toaster for the last half an hour, so I'll see you all in my next one. Bye!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Archive - a collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people.

This Is War

Have you ever been so annoyed that you want to just punch someone in the face? I'm having one of those days right about now, and the day has barely even started.

If we ignore my obvious distress, then you will notice that I arranged all of my Instagram pictures in a pretty little collage for you. My week started off normal enough, with it ending in my booking two models for some fun blog photo shoots. I can't tell you how fun it's going to be to be the one behind the camera taking pictures instead of having to worry about poses, or does this angle make me look fat. I ended up downloading and watching Artifact last night, and it was inspiring. Jared did a really fantastic job with the film, and accurately captured the band's distress and emotions over the course of the lawsuit. I loved how real (duh Jasmine it was a documentary) it was and that no one held their tongue. I can't imagine ever being sued for 30 million dollars, but I now know (and have always known) that when something isn't right, you stand up and ask questions, and most importantly, if you have to, you fight! Their album This Is War has gotten me through some of the toughest times in my life, and whenever I turn on their music I make sure to turn it as loud as I can stand because it sucks you into an almost different world, one through their eyes and for some reason their world is a whole lot more magical. I'm going to go now, but I'll see you all in the next one.

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