Sunday, February 12, 2012

Making A Move...

Well, it's official. My blog is moving to LeahMiren{dot}blogspot{dot}com.

The reason for this move is that I kind of grew out of the original purpose of this blog. I started Leia's Boutique so I would have a name to carry over when I started an online store to sell my jewelry. That clearly hasn't happened and I don't believe it will anytime in the near future. All I really want is a place to share my photography & crafts and to share random tidbits and things that inspire me. Leah Miren will serve that purpose much better than Leia's Boutique.

I hope you'll all come follow me at my new blog and I thank you for reading this blog so faithfully!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And Time Escapes...

Some little updates on the new year of 2012...

Item #1 - New years resolution #2 ("post on blog at least once a week") clearly went down the drain after day one...considering I haven't posted in over two weeks. But I have felt productive in that's a good thing.

Item #2 - AND I've succeeded thus far in my photo a day challenge...check out my Flickr set. *points to sidebar* I don't have all the photos uploaded yet but I have taken a photo everyday. Just bare with me.

Item #3 - The other day I realized that I didn't take pictures of any of the jewelry I made as gifts for Christmas. Don't ask me how that happened...but it did and now the necklace I wanted to show you all is on the west coast.

Item #4 - I GOT LIGHTROOM 3 FOR CHRISTMAS! Which I've been meaning to post about...I feel like a horrible blogger. Oh wait, I am. :P Lightroom post with before and afters coming soooon.

Item #5 - I love life. 2012 has been great so far...haha, only about two and a half weeks in but it's good. ;)

Item #6 - AND A PHOTO! My brother's birthday cake. Pumpkin bundt. Work of my fine hands. :P Delicious if I say so myself. ;)

Item #7 - I just felt like adding a 7th item because 7 is my favorite number. ;) Now you know something new about me! Or maybe not...thanks for reading! That is if you read this far...which I'll assume for the sake of my happiness. :P


P.S. I've been thinking about moving and changing the name of my blog...thoughts? I'll explain more when I decide if I'm doing it or not.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

366 Days, 366 Photos

This year I'm challenging myself to get out and take at least one photo each day. I decided it would be a fun way to practice and get better with my camera. And with it being a leap year there will be one extra day for photographing. ;)

I'll be uploading my photos to my Flickr account in the set "366 Days, 366 Photos" if you'd like to follow along. :) I'll also be posting this link in my sidebar.

And if you'd like to take up this challenge with me please comment with a link to where you'll be posting so I can follow you!

I thought I'd share my photo from day 1 with you.

Wish me luck! 

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in Pictures

I perfected my golfball stacking skills. ;)


Visited Ohia and played many games of Candyland with my little cousins.

I purchased my first SLR camera.

I discovered Chai frappuccinos...

I painted a chalk board on my wall and got hooked on the BBC Robin Hood series (my little brother made a whole Lego set).

I saw fireworks with friends and family on the 4th of July and drank many mini slurpees on 7/11/2011.

(clearly had some fun with my nails. ;)

Drank Izzes, ate burgers, had a picnic...just summer stuff. :) The highlight: I got my permit! Oh, I bought a pair of TOMS too.

Made a trip to Washington and Oregon to visit my oldest brother, see some friends, visit my aunt and uncle, and meet a new little cousin!

Went to Ohio again, this time played a lot of Memory. Also got my Macbook!

Turned 16!!!

Had a wonderful Christmas with both of my older brothers home and my grandma also came out to visit. Christmas post to come. ;)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve! Hoping you all have a blessed Christmas! 

I'm off to make cookies!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!

Only 5 days 'til Christmas! :D

I bought my first lens (other than the kit lens) last week! My beautiful 28-75mm F2.8 lens to capture all the Christmasy goodness!

 Bokeh love... :D

 Look out after Christmas for some jewelry I'll be posting (and plenty photos of course. ;).

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Random Update

I've been visiting family in California for Thanksgiving, heading home this evening. :)

This has been floating around Pinterest for a while...

And I decided that there needed to be on that says "How do people make it through life without a brother" to counter it. So that's what this post is really for. ;-)

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!