Wednesday, October 17, 2012

.family dinner

One of the best parts of living near your family is being able to share meals together. And let me tell you my family takes advantage of as many opportunities as possible to have a good meal. 

My sister-in-law turned 32 yesterday, so my brother planned the most delicious dinner and invited us all over to celebrate. He grilled bourbon glazed rosemary pork loins and asparagus, smashed some potatoes, and mixed a salad. As we were sitting around the table eating the perfectly charred pork and sipping a smooth Malbec, I was reminded of how blessed I am to live within 1 mile of my siblings and get to share moments like that on a weekly basis (..and how much I am going to miss these moments after I graduate).

Here's what I saw:

Have a lovely Wednesday, my friends.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

.berry college

Last weekend I took off to Rome, Georgia to visit a good friend of mine who attends Berry College. Berry's campus is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and lucky for me I was there to experience my favorite time of year. Not all of the leaves had taken on that vibrant red hue yet, and there was a gorgeous spectrum from green, to yellow, to red that I had never seen before (see 4 images below).

Here what I saw on a short walk around Berry College:

The weather has been pretty perfect in Tallahassee this week. I think I'm going to take advantage and spend as much time outside as possible!

Friday, October 5, 2012

.food photography. homemade pesto!

In addition to the okra that I bought at the Farmer's Market, I also snagged some gorgeous sweet basil. The color was rich and the scent was outrageous- my entire apartment smelled of basil. As a longtime pesto lover, I knew immediately how I would use this bunch of deliciousness. 

About a year ago, I purchased a cookbook by Chef Richard Bertinet that to be honest I bought purely based on the incredible photography, but I've since used the book for its actual purpose and every recipe I've made has turned out.

I want to keep practicing my food photography skills, so..

Here's what I saw during the pesto making process:

I hope y'all have a fun weekend! I'm headed to Georgia to visit a friend of mine and secretly hoping for cooler weather and changing leaves. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

.oh hey, october

Remember this picture? You've seen it before( HERE!).

My friend Emily took it last October. My, how times flies. It sure doesn't seem like a year ago that I went running around in search of red and gold leaves to complete my 4 Seasons series.

October is one of my favorite months of the year. It's cozy and warm, like an old blanket. Every year I welcome it's return, but this year I just forgot. The first of the month came and went. The second came and went. And alas October 3rd is here, and thanks to Emily I am now ready to  carve paint pumpkins, bake pumpkin bread donuts, and don knit scarves.

"Did you know it's October? When the heck was it almost going to be 2013? Crazy." -text from Emily.

Happy (2 days late) October, my friends.