Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The One with an Ice Bucket

My sweet little sister nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a current trend on social media all over the United States.  I found out after 23 hours that I had been nominated, so the 24 hour cut off was a no go, but after two days, I did finally complete the challenge. I wanted to do something at least a little bit different than every other video, but my only idea was pictures. So that is what I did.
But first, I want to challenge you all to take into account what this challenge means.  To me this challenge was a fad for sure, but it also sent a message.  A message that donating is important.  I know some people who donated so they wouldn't have to do the challenge, some that did the challenge and didn't donate, and some that completed the challenge and donated as well.  I am choosing to do the challenge to continue the feed of donating to charity.  It does not have to be ALS, but to me donating is the most important part of this challenge.  So along with my completion of this challenge, I am choosing to donate to a charity near and dear to my heart, a charity that spreads awareness and funds research for Alzheimer's and Dementia. If you would like to join me in supporting this cause here is the link.  If not, I urge you to go out and find a cause that you believe in and lend your helping hand.
Now.
Here is my video:
video
Here are the pictures: (thanks to my lovely assistant, Gabriel)
Me, so blissfully happy and naive. 
 Realizing that there really is a bucket of ice water tipping above my head by my own will.
 The moment when it first made a connection with my brain.
Submersed. 
And finally, I call this "wet dog with a brain freeze."

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The One with LKG

For almost a decade, my parents have owned a house in Macon, North Carolina which sits peacefully on the shore of Lake Gaston, referred to as LKG by bumper stickers everywhere.  (If you have never seen an LKG bumper sticker, you should maybe get out more.)  Although I generally prefer the beach to the lake, Gaston is close, convenient, and generally clean.  Although there are many things to do at the lake, I really only go to have fun with the people I love.  But I think that my favorite part of going to Lake Gaston is taking pictures.  Photography is funnest when it involves happy people and beautiful scenery.  I may never jump off of the second story deck into the glassy water, enjoy a deathly ride on a tube, or figure out how to water ski, but I will always have fun at LKG.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The One with Head to Toe Chic

The Head to Toe Chic Blog is my absolute favorite fashion blog, and it is definitely not just because the author, Angela, is so fun to work with.  I have had the honor of being featured on this blog a few times and love getting to go out and take pictures with Angela. Head to Toe Chic shows off outfits and articles of clothing useful to every girl along with many other types of fashion advice such as hair styles, current clothing cravings, amazing giveaways, and weekly steals (which are my personal favorite kinds of tips).  Below are a few of my personal favorite posts by Head to Toe Chic.

This Summer Beauty Skin and Hair Care Routine is very beneficial.
I love these Tuesday's Cravings (especially the earrings and shorts).
I adore these Smarter Purchases, especially with the color popping shoes.
This Date Night Maxi, those striking heels, that smart blazer! LOVE!

And here are the places where my work is featured: