First photos with my Lensbaby Sweet 35

Lensbaby recently had a great sale on their tilt shift lenses, so I picked up a Sweet 35 Optic. The lens does not communicate electronically with the camera body, so you have to adjust the settings and focus manually. Needless to say, there is a bit of a learning curve and it’s quite challenging to get the focus just right, but I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with it!


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Spring Transition


March is flying by! Life has been eventful lately in both good ways (spending time with family and friends and enjoying intermittent sunny spring days) and not so good ways (strep throat, stomach flu, and an allergic reaction to penicillin- fortunately my girls are troopers!). I’m glad to report that everyone is recovered and we are looking forward to transitioning into spring!

Dress: Tory Burch
Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Isola
Bag: Balenciaga



Hope you are enjoying the first glimpses of spring, where ever you are!

Linking up with The Pleated PoppyRandom Wednesday, and Monday Bloom.

Savoring Summer

The end of summer always arrives too quickly and we are enjoying it while it lasts! This past weekend we took a quick overnight trip to Lincoln City… it was cloudy on the first day but on the second day the sun came out and we spent the afternoon at one of our favorite playgrounds, enjoying the view and listening to the sounds of kids playing.

Sparky the Wish Guardian watches over the park grounds and protects the wishes of residents and visitors to the city. He was made by a local artist using mostly recycled materials and named by students from a local school. So cute!

Happiness is swinging on a tire swing!

Hope you are enjoying the remaining days of summer. The girls are starting kindergarten next week… wish us luck!  🙂