Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

The start

My celebratory night out started with the amazing view above. Imagine getting ready with a backdrop like that.
It definitely set the tone for the magical night that was waiting for me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sweet City

Cross number 32 off of the 40 by 40 list: Spend a night in San Francisco.

I always knew I was going to leave the city. I had lived there for about 8 years and it was my home. However I knew I couldn't live it up forever and that one day I would move away to plant firm roots somewhere else. The time came and I left the fog horns, the hills, the no parking (boo) and the nightlife (food, cafes and bars for days!) to move to a small town in the East Bay.

I love my home now (we can talk about that love another time) however I still miss the city. I miss the unknown that it brought every day. I miss the sights and sounds. The energy. So for my birthday I knew a city getaway would be the perfect treat.

Next up, the twinkle of the city at night...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

40 by 40

Because I love a project. Because 40 is a big number. Because there are many firsts I still have yet to complete. Here is my 40 before 40. I have one year to check these off. No pressure. It's all fun and I'm looking forward to each and every one.

1. Shoot a day in the life
2. Bake a pie (from scratch)
3. Go camping
4. Live in a house with a garage and backyard
5. Photowalks (more. yes. please.)
6. Get to know Lightroom
7. Take a class 1/8 - 52 weeks of now you!
8. Invest in a new lens
9. Update my website
10. Get a facial
11. Do 40 consecutive push ups
12. Clean out my closet, no messing around!
13. Cook a turkey
14. Print out and frame my photos
15. Create garland/banner/bunting
16. Buy artwork and hang
17. Go to food truck meeting Done and yum!
18. Backyard (or patio in my case) party
19. Watch Casablanca (this will be a first)
20. Picnic fo reals
21. Go to the drive-in
22. Balloon photo shoot (it's going to be good)
23. Learn guitar or ukelele. 1/6 - Taking ukelele classes now!
24. Date night once a month
25. Family photo
26. Take 20 portraits
27. Grafitti (if it's tasteful is it still illegal?)
28. A day of spreading happiness
29. Visit the
30. Spend time in Tahoe
31. Interview my parents (nothing heavy BTW)
32. Spend a night in San FranciscoSee here, here and here
33. ConcertSaw Keane at the Warfield read more
34. Pay for the person behind me in line.
35. Bake and deliver to friends and neighbors.
36. Athletic event (Giants/A’s/Warriors/Raiders/etc) 4/19 Giants vs Padres
37. Make a loaf of bread from scratch.
38. Do 5 pinterest projects (why pin if you don't do?)
39. Color run
40. Sunrise photoshoot