September 1, 2011

September: Thumbs Up x10.

I'm not even going to go there with why I haven't been blogging. I suck. You get it. We're all good, right?

Since today is the start of a new month, I am starting a fun monthly tradition that I will surely only do for 2 months max and then die out of it because, let's face it, that's what I do around here.

It's called 'Thumbs Up x10'. It's going to be my top 10 Favorite things that I'm loving for the month. Little dumb? Yes. But I'm doing it, so like it. k?

#1 iPad 2. I love this thing so much. It's amazing and I take it everywhere with me. It's a little piece of heaven and I love all my fun new (FREE!) apps. I can have clients sign contracts in person on it, email them and myself a copy and I can accept credit cards. Big props to Apple.

#2 Pintrest. Yes I'm full fledged addicted and am inspired to do so much crafting it's ridiculous! I can't wait to put into action some of the awesome things I've found. If you have it follow me. If you don't, leave a comment with your email address and I'll invite you to join!

#3 Kelly Moore Bag. I bought the Posey style and use it as a purse, a camera bag and a clutch when we go out. It's perfect in every way! It doesn't quite replace my Shoot Sac for weddings and portrait sessions but I love that I now have a camera bag that can hold a camera. Profound, right?

#4 Sufjan Stevens. My favorite album right now is Seven Swans. His lyrics are beautiful and I love his voice even more.

#5 Kuerig coffee maker. I've saved so much money, time and energy by making coffee at home. I received this from my parents as a birthday gift this past February and I cannot explain my love and delight with this product. It's fast, so good and just makes life easier. Tommy doesn't drink coffee so the single serving K-Cups are great. I thought it would help me to drink less coffee but man was I wrong. So terribly wrong. I'm okay with my coffee consumption though.

#6 Homemade beer. My husband and I and two of our closest friends have been brewing beer together. It turned out so well that the four of us brewed a shitton as favors for Trisha and Adam's wedding this past July. It is so very yummy! We recently just brewed a Pumpkin Spice Ale that will be ready in mid October. Full review to come! Our "brewery" name is Grandesco...a combination of our two last names.

#7 Urban Decay De-Slick. This product is my secret trick to keeping my makeup on all day while shooting a wedding. Especially in the heat we've been having in STL lately. You spray it before your makeup and then again after you finish and put on mascara. I can go all day out in the heat and only have to apply a little powder before the reception. What a joy! I used to have to reapply all my makeup to look fresh again. I have very oily skin so this product is heaven-sent for me!

#8 Lulu Lemon Wunder Under Pants. These are by no means cheap but they are worth every penny. I don't have the best ass in the world but I look like J.Lo when I put these bad boys on. They are reversible so divide the price by 2. They're instantly cheap! Go buy some!

#9 J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck. Love these shirts. They are so soft and wash really well. They come in a lot of beautiful colors too. Big fan of these with a pair of cropped skinny jeans and a pair of Toms.

#10 Something Borrowed. The book not the movie. I read this book in two days on vacation with my friends this past July. I then passed it on to Erica, who read it and passed it to Trisha. Within a week or so we had all finished it and loved it. So we were anxiously awaiting the movie but Kate Hudson was so-so, Ginnifer Goodwin was beautiful and great, John Krasinski was amazing, per his usual, and Colin Egglesfield was hot, hot, hot. But as usual, the book was much better than the movie. I highly recommend this read.

Hope you enjoy!



Trisha said...

Love this post!
I also read Something Borrowed and loved it so much I had to read Something Blue and Love the One You're With. I recommend those as well.

Do you have the Kindle app on your iPad? I have it on my new phone and it is SOOOO convenient!

Maria said...

I must get the Urban Decay De-Slick. It sounds AWESOME!!!

I've also heard a lot of great things about Lulu Lemon lately. May have to splurge.

Julia said...

um, obsessed with lululemon as you know---do not yet own those particular pants but shall place them on my 'list.' :) Also, love Sufjan Stevens but do not yet have that album. You are really broadening my horizons, here, lady!

Trisha said...

bad, bad, best friend here. just saw this.

word to something borrowed. book not the movie, but loved our girls night.

the ipad. i shall own it soon...hopefully...if adam lets me.

jcrew vnecks. i love them and i need to go to the lake to restock (if we ever get to go again)

i could never wear those pants...but wish i could. i already have enough jlo going on.

this you by chance have to close your eyes and arch your brows to apply this? just wondering...


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