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  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    Food Photography on a Budget

    It’s been forever since I have specifically talked about food photography. I am constantly growing in this area and I want to share my advice and what works for me. I used to do posts where I shared my food photography from that month. It’s been a while since I have done this. So this post is going to be a roundup of some recent food photos as well as how you can achieve quality food photos on a budget. If I’m honest, all of my photography is budget friendly because I don’t have extra cash laying around. Pin this for later 🙂 Backdrops Some people buy custom made backdrops…

  • Lifestyle

    My Blogging Journey

    This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve been blogging for quite some time or at least that’s how it feels. I do not consider myself an expert on all things blogging and honestly, I am not a professional at anything. Over the past couple of years, I have been getting kind comments asking me questions about why I started a blog or asking me if it was hard to start a blog. I don’t know if other people realize how much these comments and messages mean to me. I wrote an article about starting a blog, you can find it here. I should stop rambling now and just get into my…

  • Lifestyle

    Arizona Travel Guide | Part 2

    As promised, here is my second Arizona travel guide! My other guide covered the Phoenix area. This focuses on the Grand Canyon and also Sedona, AZ. The northern part of Arizona was actually my favorite aspect of my trip. I always thought Arizona was just a brown desert that was always scorching hot. Just a couple hours north of Phoenix lies beautiful forests and amazing canyons/rock formations. If you are anywhere near Arizona, you need to go to the Grand Canyon. I know! So beautiful and probably too many pictures, but I just couldn’t decide. The flawlessness of the Grand Canyon cannot be fully captured on camera and that is…

  • Lifestyle

    Arizona Travel Guide | Part 1

    When you think of popular travel destinations, Arizona doesn’t always come up. I think that should change though. I recently went to Arizona and I truly enjoyed my trip! It is so much more than just a desert and I think there are activities for everyone! This post will cover Phoenix and the surrounding areas along with many of the photos I took. Part 2 will cover Northern Arizona or the “high country”. Unfortunately, I can’t really recommend many Airbnbs or hotels because I stayed with my family. Hiking is really big in Arizona. There is Camelback Mountain which is near Phoenix and Scottsdale. The Superstition Mountains have many trails…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    The Nifty Fifty Review

    The infamous 50 mm lens. Most photography enthusiasts rave about this lens, with good reason. For non-professionals or people just starting out in photography it can be intimidating to stray from the kit lens. Before purchasing this lens, I read tons of reviews. Everything I know about photography is self-taught. I am not incredibly knowledgeable about the technical side of a dslr. Most reviews were highly technical and on one hand this was helpful. But on the other hand, it made me confused as to whether it was worth the investment. I’ll try to keep this review reader friendly. Typically this lens retails for around $125. Right from the start,…

  • Lifestyle

    Holiday Gift Guide

    I’m a little late on this as many of you have probably gotten your loved ones gifts, but I’m sure there are other procrastinators out there! I thought I would share gift ideas that add value and are more mindful. I think that anyone would like these, but these ideas are more targeted toward millenials or for foodies and content creators.  Some of these items are affordable and others are more of an investment. Everyone has a different budget for the holidays, so I’m trying to include things for everyone. Before I get into this, I think I should talk about what intentional living means to me. Some people that…

  • Photography,  Veganism

    This Month in Food Photography: June (V)

    Who doesn’t love food porn? Part of my blog (most of my blog) is about sharing the vegan lifestyle. A lot of this includes food, but I realized I haven’t shared my recent food photos. I moved to a new place, so I am still figuring out the lighting situation. Also, I have been figuring out backgrounds that I like. These are not perfect, but I am pleased with them and hopefully you are too. Pin This ⇓♥ If you want the recipes, you can check out my instagram or you can comment or email. As you can probably tell, I prefer breakfast photos. This is because there are typically more…

  • Lifestyle

    Law of Attraction Update

    The law of attraction is a new(ish) philosophy that basically means that your thoughts and perceptions attract certain energies into your life. I’m not going to get into a complex discussion of vibrations. But I think we can all agree that mindset dictates a lot of our lives. Living in a positive way, attracts more positive energy. Recently, I believed I have manifested certain things into my life and I want to share them with you. To start out with, I believe that the universe is magical and knows what you truly want/need and when you realize that, that is when you can attract good energy (previous manifestation post at…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    BEST OF 2017

    What a year! Prepare yourself for a super clichĂ© 2017 post. I’ve been seeing a lot of memes talking about how 2017 was the worst. While they’re very funny, it doesn’t reflect my 2017. I had a great year! I went on some trips, had fun with my friends, read good books, saw the solar eclipse, started my vegan journey, got a fulfilling job, volunteered, and so many more things. I have more goals for 2018 (post coming soon), but now I would just like to take time to reflect on my year. Enjoy some of my favorite photos from 2017, my top posts of 2017, and my “best nine”…

  • Lifestyle

    Blogging on iPhones

    Since I have been growing my blog, I have compared myself to bloggers with more views and followers. Sometimes I get caught up in it and I think that I must have the newest macbook and the newest camera to have a successful blog. This is absolutely not true. For the most part, I have been growing my blog via smartphone. I am no expert, but I thought I would share some things that have helped me. Utilize the right apps These are some of the apps I use to enhance my blog. VSCO is for photo editing. It is way more professional looking than just using Instagram filters. You…