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Life Lately: My camera, a new TV show, my workouts and more

Hi friends! Long time no see. There’s no good way to jump back to blogging after such a long absence, so I’m just going to get right into it. 2017 brought  some big changes that I’m hoping to share with you soon. Until then, let’s take a look at some of the other things I’ve been up to lately.

Barre, barre and more barre

barre collage
DVDs pictured: Pure Barre Results: thighs, Barre Amped boot camp, Barre Amped cardio fat burn

I’ve been loving barre workouts lately.  I used to take Pure barre classes at a studio near my home, but it got really expensive, so I decided to invest in the Pure Barre Results series of DVDs. They’re great because you don’t need any equipment other than a light pair of weights (which I had) and something to use as a bar (either the wall or a chair works just fine). The workout I get at home is just as good as the one I used to get in at the studio. For Christmas, Brian bought me the two other DVDs featured above. They’re not exactly the same as Pure barre, but they’re close and I really like the instructor Suzanne Bowen.

Really learning to use my camera…finally


DSLR camera
Nikon D5200

I got a DSLR camera for Christmas two years ago from Brian and I have been embarrassingly lazy about learning how to use it. I can do the basics, but I haven’t taken the time to really learn all the camera can do. One of my goals for 2018 is to dive in and finally learn all about my Nikon D5200.

The Americans

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I’m super late to the party on this one, but I just started watching the Americans (it’s streaming on Amazon Prime Video). I’m only two episodes in at this point, but it’s so good! I’ve seen positive reviews for the show for years, but just never got around to watching it. Since I had some downtime on New Years day, I decided to give it a try. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those series I end up bingeing.

Nail Polish

ring in the bling
Essie Ring in the Bling

I’m currently rocking this color on my nails. It’s called “Ring in the Bling” and it’s part of Essie’s 2017 winter collection.

That’s it for today, I’ll see you all later this week.







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Current TV show…..Orange Is the New Black

Current nail polish...Essie Peach Side Babe

Current read...Inferno

Current obsession…white flowers. I want to buy a vase full for my bedside table and my desk.

Current interest...crafting, more specifically making homemade cards. Brian’s sister does this all the time, but I caught the bug after seeing the cute stationery made by Emily Schuman over at Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Current beauty buy… Great Lash mascara by Maybelline. I used to buy this all the time, but recently got away from it. I haven’t been happy with the other brands I’ve tried so I’m back to an oldie, but goodie.

Pick a category and tell me what’s going on in your life lately.