Here’s just a few things i’ve been up to lately…..

  • Mainly working, but i’ve been working some different shifts and it’s been rather enjoyable. Not to say that i don’t enjoy my job, because i really do, but sometimes certain people just make it better.
  • Trying out some new film cameras, like the La Sardina and a Mitsuba Top2000. I’ve really enjoyed shooting with film lately and almost prefer it over digital now. You just never know what to expect and i love that.
  • Getting over my cold/allergies. I never had problems in the summer until i moved to the midwest. My allergies in this humid summer heat are just ridiculous.
  • Submitting photos to the local fair. Last year i submitted some photos and got some 2nd place ribbons and also a champion ribbon so i had to get some in this year too.
  • Driving to Virginia. I’m actually probably doing this while you’re reading it but i’m going home for a week! Yes! It will be so busy and packed full but it has been much needed. I miss those mountains.

What have you been up to lately, Sweet World?


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Snapshots of Austin – Part 1

Austin was the coolest city. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and wish it would’ve been longer, despite the fact that i had a horrible head cold. The pressure my head and ear felt on the plane was not a fun experience, but it was worth it. The working the night before and being awake for 32+ hours on Friday to meet my brother there – also worth it. I highly recommend a trip there if you haven’t been. There’s so much to see and do. So much food to eat. Yum. You must go. And that’s an order.  😉




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First La Sardina Prints

I finally had a chance to get some film developed and these photos are from my ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ La Sardina lomography camera. The first two times i felt like a dummy because i didn’t twist the lens far enough to hear the ‘click’ for the camera to work so the first two rolls didn’t turn out. But third time’s the charm! I like the photos ok, but i want something brighter. I think i may have to try some lomo film sometime soon. Do you have any experience with lomography film, Sweet World?


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Yesterday was filled with resting, cleaning, organizing, getting rid of stuff and starting my new journal. Do you ever feel like you have too much stuff and want to get rid of all of it? Just me? Yea, well that’s how i felt yesterday. I just wanted to get rid of all my junk and start fresh. I think i’ve accumulated way too much stuff and some of it just needs to go. But then i get attached and ‘this thing’ has meaning or ‘that thing’ is cute. Ugh. It’s just stuff, right? Why is it so hard to let go? Maybe i’m a hoarder at heart. Actually, i am a hoarder at heart. I need an intervention.

I also just want to mention that i added a couple new things to the shop and will be adding more very soon. Also, if you don’t already, please ‘like’ the HelloSweetWorld page on Facebook. I’ll be having a giveaway very soon and you’ll need to follow to win! Thanks a bunch!

Today will be filled with errands, coffee, a new friend, getting ready for Austin and journaling. Well, that’s the plan anyway. What will your day be filled with, Sweet World?

In the meantime, here’s some photos of the grumpy old man in the house……  😉  You know, just because.


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Busy body

Lots going on around here this summer, Sweet World. And it’s just getting started. Aside from work, there’s lots to be done – blog stuff, update the ‘ol etsy shop, edit photos, clean the house, take the dog to the vet, trip to Austin, trip to Virginia….whew. And there’s more. I don’t know if it’s been this heat or what, but all i want to do is sleep, or sit on the couch, or eat. When i’m not at work, i’ve become incredibly lazy this summer, or at least it seems like it. I mean, i still get some stuff done but i’m just worn out. I say it’s the heat. Yea, let’s just blame it on that.

Aside from a long to-do list, there has been some time for fun – cupcakes, Putt-Putt, fireworks….ok, the fireworks i actually enjoyed while at work, but you get the picture….literally. Ha! 😉

How’s the summer treating you, Sweet World?


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Just poppin’ in….

Hi Sweet World! Hope your summer is going great. It’s been a busy one here in my neck of the woods. Work is busy, life is busy, it’s just busy. I apologize if my posts have been sporadic. I’ve been trying really hard to keep a schedule so there’s at least some material to read. I have so much to blog about but just need to find the time to get it all down and scheduled. Life just seems to go that way at times though, doesn’t it?

Anyhow. I’m just popping in to say a quick hello and just share a few things. First of all, my boyfriend wrote, directed, filmed, edited and made a full feature movie that’s four years in the making, and it’s finally on DVD to purchase! I’m so proud of him and all his hard work. Won’t you go check it out? He’s been working really hard and i just wanted to pass on the information so you can see for yourself. The movie is called A.F.K.: Heroes of Prophecy and you can see more at the True Indie Films website.  🙂

Also, i’m taking a quick trip to Austin, TX next month and wanted to know if anyone has any recommendations of what to do, where to go, what to see, etc. I already have a list of possibilities but just wanted to ask. I’ve heard it’s such a great city and want to make the most of the trip, indeed.

Have anything planned for the weekend, Sweet World? It’ll be a hot one!


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Summer is for…



And exploring.

How’s your summer, Sweet World?


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