Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pretty Fantastic

Things have been going my way lately. Nothing too amazing has happened but there have been some pretty fantastic things warming my heart and making my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Let's start with the biggest and best news of all. I BOUGHT A NEW CAMERA! A really, really nice camera for a really, really reasonable price. I have been searching Craigslist and Ebay regularly looking for a nice DSLR for under $300. Kinda a stretch, right?? Well, I saw an ad on Craigslist for a Canon Powershot SX10 IS.
This is an amazing camera and is everything I wanted. The best part?? I only paid $225 for this beauty, almost new in box. The guy I bought it from bought it as a back up to his much nicer DSLR and hardly ever used it. I couldn't believe his asking price. Spending that much is a stretch for me right now but I know this is a great investment and I can't wait to shoot with it. I kinda feel like my love for photography is coming back (it's been gone for awhile).

Following that buy I spent some much needed quality time with my good friend Caitlin. We went to a few thrift shops looking for some bargains. I only purchased a few items (boots, jean jacket, knit skirt) as I am now on a spending freeze because of my camera purchase. But it was nice to have some girl talk time while my mom babysat Ava.

Another great thing?? I was awarded the Stylish Blogger award from Nikki at Life of A Single Mommy.

I am going to treat the rules of this award a little differently. I know I should follow the rules and pass is on but well instead I am just going to highlight some new to me ladies I have recently started following.

First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH NIKKI. I am truly flattered. You have become one of my favorite ladies to follow because I can relate so much to what you are going through. I hope you keep sharing and I cannot wait to read more about your journey.

Another lady I really enjoy following is Drea from ohdeardrea. I adore her blog and reading about her journey with her baby girl, Marlowe. I am envious of her Floridian lifestyle.

Through Drea I found Chelsea from too many cookies. She is another young mama with lots to share. Do you see a trend here? I am excited to find young ladies like me who are sharing their parenting journeys.

Then through commenting on all these blogs I've gotten a few new readers including Kathleen from too many shades of violet. She seems like the sweetest lady and her daughter is so adorable.

And last but not least I've really enjoyed reading Cassie's journey over at Baby Makes Two. She is so witty and honest, it's super refreshing.

I never thought I would find so many like minded mama's to share this amazing journey with. Thanks ladies. You are all pretty fantastic.


  1. oh i am so flattered! i love your blog too :) i'm glad we can all share our experiences with eachother

  2. If this was facebook I would "like" this.


  3. Your very welcome! I love reading your blog and cant wait to read more about your adventures with Ava :)

  4. Hey sweet girl, thanks for the post :) I'm so glad you got a camera, can't wait to see your eye behind that lens! Oh, and a day out with a friend and good finds at the thrift store?? Sounds like my kind of weekend! Have a great rest of the week . Love!

  5. I have this same camera! :).

    For the most part it ticks the boxes I need ticking and I have found it works best in natural light - I guess this is a given with any camera.