Friday Snapshot

Hey all, remember me?! I have been slightly MIA this week since life and my job are SO busy. I think I even went a day or two without tweeting anything... that's got to be a record. It's what I like to call 'concert season' right now at work. Last week we hosted the AllStar concert, this week it's Luke Bryan and next weekend it's a two-day Jazz festival put on by Macy's. Whew! The hours are long, especially this week and it's taken a toll on me. I go to bed every night and feel like my alarm is buzzing two seconds later. The concert is tomorrow and I'll be working a solid 12-hour day so I'm already dreaming about a good Sunday nap ;)

But enough rambling- just thought I'd share a few quick things that haven't made it to the blog! Last weekend in addition to the AllStar fun we had, we attended a backyard wedding reception of one of Jared's good friends. He and his wife got married in Hawaii and hosted a big party here for everyone- it was a blast! Their parents backyard is officially my dream land. Covered patio with TVs, an in-ground pool, beautiful landscaping- yes, please. 

-- I feel like I've been doing a great job on my goals for this month, despite the busy schedule. Jared and I have worked out together a lot the past couple of weeks and it feels so nice to have a routine again. I missed lifting weights, I really do enjoy it! Plus we've been walking a lot after dinner which I love. I don't love how bugs seem to eat me up no matter what type of bug repellent I wear-- any tips??

-- My camera and I have been practicing a lot lately as well. I've always loved taking photos and think I have a decent eye for it, but there is obviously ALWAYS tons to learn and improve on. Practice practice practice- that's all I can do! I took my nice camera downtown to a new park area and got some great shots the other day- I might just frame a couple of these. I love the bridge in the background on the one! 
I hope everyone is having a good week and has a great weekend planned. I have about a zillion and a half blogs to read and catch up on, so I'll see ya' Sunday ;)

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  1. Gorgeous photos!!! Hope you get lots of rest on Sunday!

    As for the bugs, I have this very same problem. The only thing I've ever found that works is dryer sheets. I know that sounds odd, but I saw it on Pinterest once and gave it a shot. Put a fresh dryer sheet in your pocket, sock, bra, etc. (I think they said 1 was enough, but I'm crazy and think they need to be all over) and it deters the bugs. Let me know if you try it and it works!!

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  2. I will definitely try the dryer sheet technique. I get eaten alive! My husband jokes that I'm his repellant because I'll get 20 bites and he'll get none. I found this list explaining of why they prefer some people over others to be interesting: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more-than-others-10255934/?no-ist

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    1. Wow! So interesting! I never realized there were possible reasons some people got bit more than others lol!

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  3. beautiful photos!!! I need to get out and practice with mine more...maybe once Bre starts school in the fall I will start playing around more with it and keep my occupied! Have a great weekend xoxo

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  4. The concert sounds like fun minus the 12 hour day! You definitely deserve a nice little nap on Sunday! And I might have to steal that picture of the flowers with Roebling in the back. That is my favorite bridge ever. Ok, so like our stadium I might be a bit biased. ;) Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Good luck with all your work, lady! Sending you napping vibes on Sunday!!!!

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  6. Whew, hang in there! And you two are adorable.

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  7. I love the park pictures, getting my camera out is always such a fun adventure.

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  8. Hang in there dear!
    Your photos are great - keep practicing!

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  9. I've heard the dryer sheet thing before. I say give that a shot. Those flower shots are great! Hope the concerts go well!

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  10. That back yard reception looks gorgeous!!! My dream is to have an amazingly landscaped backyard with an outdoor kitchen and pool. One day...one day! I love your pictures, so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend and get to breathe a little!

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  11. you two are adorable!!
    love the flowers! beautiful pics

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  12. Yay for evening walks! We've gotten out a couple times recently to walk and I thought of you :) As for the bugs, either rub you skin with a dryer sheet or just tuck it in your clothes somewhere. It's weird as it works...

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  13. do you drink soda? i know this is ridiculous, but i used to get bug bites no matter what, quit drinking soda and voila no more bug bites. like, outdoors for 8 hours and no bug bites. i started drinking soda again, 27 bug bites in 1 hour. okay slight exaggeration, but seriously. wtf.

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  14. I get eaten alive by bugs whether I'm outside for 5 minutes or 5 hours :( but I'm definitely going to try the dryer sheet suggestion! And that photo with the bridge in the background is definitely frame worthy! Have a good weekend, despite the craziness!

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  15. Luke is in town for a concert yesterday and today so once STL gets him hot and bothered (with a temp of 100 tonight) we'll send him your way! ;)

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  16. Luke Bryan?! How fun is that?! Totally on my dream list for concerts to go to! Do you actually see these concerts or just work behind the scenes?
    Yay for practice with your camera! You are talented, lady!!

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  17. Luke Bryan!!! I know a lot of people don't like him/don't consider him real country, but I don't even care, I would love to see him in concert! No shame! Your pics are gorgeous, and way to go on keeping on track with your goals! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  18. Beautiful pics, girlie! I hope that you get a nice long nap on Sunday. So, any chance that you'll get to watch or maybe see Mr. Bryan? :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  19. Such beautiful pictures, and the bridge in the back of the one is awesome! That backyard sounds fantastic! I would love to have some TVs and a pool in my backyard so we could watch games while we're swimming.

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  20. What what! Can I have your job, please?! Seriously it sounds amazing! And I love backyard weddings. I always wanted one but I got married in August in Arizona and a backyard wedding in 120 degree weather was notttt happening haha What lens do you use? those pictures are amazing and your depth of field is on FLEEK!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  21. SUPER jealous about Luke Bryan this weekend *swoon*! Hope you get to unwind and enjoy every second after such a busy week :)

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  22. l love the shot of the flower w/ the bridge in the background - definitely frame that one!!!! :)

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  23. loved reading about your life lately. it's my first time here--waves! i love your pics too--something i am working on for-ev-er and trying to improve. hope you get a chance to catch your breath and enjoy your week!

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  24. Those pictures are awesome! Great job! Good luck with your busy week!

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  25. The fun thing about photography is that there is always more to learn!

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  26. Oh, friend. I hope you got some much-needed rest yesterday! Your life is crazy! That backyard looks gorgeous! I seriously love the picture of the flowers with the bridge in the background. Absolutely frame-worthy.

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  27. I have always wanted to go to a backyard wedding! I'm holding out hope that someday I will be invited to one! The one you mentioned sounds like it was gorgeous! I hope you had a good weekend and got your Sunday nap! :)

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  28. We have yet to get to Cincy, other than when we went to and from the zoo. I am hoping to spend some time there in the Fall. You'll have to give me some ideas of must see and dos.

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  29. Absolutely beautiful photos! Isnt it a little refreshing when we can all take a break from social media! I have been in China for about a week and it is very difficult to access the internet, so I took a 6 day break!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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  30. I typically get ATTACKED by mosquitos and the bites instantly swell up - it's not cute. BUT, of course, there's an oil for that. :) Terrashield, it rocks my socks off.

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  31. Very graceful images! Have a great event! Well I am from Los Angeles and looking for some information on Hollywood venues those recently hired for any events. Actually I am an event planner and this time working on Hollywood theme parties. Please share your reviews here!

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