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Fill Your Mind

Currently on my shelf…waiting to be read.

What’s on your list? Lately I’ve found that sharing book recommendations can either be a really fun conversation or a really awkward one. For example, I ask someone for a book recommendation and they suggest a really lame book. Then I’m left sitting there acting like it’s a great recommendation. Then they ask ME for a recommendation and I give them one knowing that they’ll probably hate it. But they have no idea. And then I wonder if they started reading it and figure that they probably now feel awkward because they don’t want to say they hated it. You know? See, this is why I don’t write a ton on my blog. I ramble.
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Oh Snap! November Photo Challenge

It seems impossible that it’s almost been a month since I hosted the 30 Day Photo Challenge. But…it’s true. And I’ve had a lot of people asking for the next one. SO HERE YOU GO! This challenge will last a month but we’ll only have FOUR submission dates. Below are the submission dates and themes:

I wanted this challenge to be drastically different than the first. Each week’s theme is a bit more abstract and will let you all interpret it however you’d like. Below are the specific guidelines:

  • You will only be submitting 4 photos. One photo per week. This is not a 30 Day Challenge.
  • This is a digital/film camera challenge. That means: no photos from your cell phone
  • You must shoot within the week prior to the due date. That means starting Sunday, October 30th you can start shooting for Photo #1.
  • The photo must be submitted Sunday by 8pm EST.
  • Photos will be posted on my blog by the following Wednesday at 9am EST.
  • To bring more focus to each photo, you must include the following when submitting: type of camera, type of lens (if applicable), & location. You can include this information in the “Your Message” portion of the submission page.
  • Make sure your photo is 700 px wide, .JPG format, & include your website if you want anything linked back to you.
  • Starting October 30th, you will find a submission button here on my blog (in the sidebar). You must submit through my blog for your photo to be published.
  • If tweeting about the challenge, use the hashtag #NOPHO
To make it even more fun (and maybe bring in a little motivation), on November 30th, Dabito from Old Brand New will be choosing his FAVORITE photo from the entire month. I’ll be placing all the submissions in a Flickr set with all the photo information and letting him choose. The winner will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, December 7th at 10:30am EST. The prize? A Diana+ 35 mm camera from Lomography.com! To win this prize, you must submit a photo for each week.
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Office Wishlist

I’m in the process of finding some fun items for my office at work and I thought it would be fun to create a little wishlist.

  1. Cheeses is Love print. This isn’t just on my wishlist. I bought this. I LOVE CHEESE!
  2. LaCie firewire speakers on Amazon
  3. Allen + Roth light at Lowe’s
  4. Ripple Ivory Leather Chair at Crate & Barrel
  5. A trophy from Alice Supply Co. Because who doesn’t want a trophy?
  6. Hearthside Slippers from L.L.Bean
What’s on your office wishlist?
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Daily Occurrences

My weekend was filled with lots of Columbus and I loved it. A portrait session in German Village, a trip to Tigertree, an early dinner at The Jury Room, and a fun photoshoot at Brothers Drake. While not pictured above, we also drank and bought wine at Camelot Cellars, saw a friend’s band perform, and refused to clean our apartment. It was a great weekend. Oh and did I mention that it’s still occurring? Adam and I both took today off and made it a 3-day weekend. Love.

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Monday Link Love

Some of my favorite lady bloggers. All very different, but I love them all the same.

  1. Sonya just started blogging again (which made my year!) over here. sassfacedblogpunch.
  2. I won’t lie. The Bachelor/ette are my guilty pleasure shows. But I for real love Ashley’s blog, Say No to Cosmo. Whether she’s hilariously recapping an episode or explaining why Cosmo is so lame…she makes me laugh.
  3. Mindy Kaling. I love her. Her book comes out November 1st. For now, you can read the hilarity on her blog, The Concerns of Mindy Kaling.