Hike & Seek: A Nature Photography Blog

I've been a bit absent this month, and the past week and a half has been primarily due to the fact that I've been designing and planning a new side photography blog: Hike and Seek.

One of my November Goals is to go hiking every Sunday; and since starting that up again, I've inspired myself to document my finds and my nature photography!  I'm so excited about this and can't believe I didn't think of it sooner.  One of the features I'm stoked about is a monthly scavenger hunt where I'll invite readers to participate and submit their findings in a Flickr group!  Ahhhhh!  It's going to be amazing!!!

Here's a screenshot as well as a couple of photos from my first two posts:

I'm still working on getting my sidebar, about page, and everything else set up, but I'm too excited to keep it to myself right now.  If you love nature photography, I'd love for you to check it out:

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Life Lately

Well, I've been doing a terrible job of  keeping up with most of my November Goals so far, but I'm still here!  I've been working on getting a side photography project started that I'm really excited to share, but I'll wait a couple more days before telling you all about it.  In the meantime, here's a bit of what I've been up to:

Packaging and shipping orders:

Checking out this cute little guy while shopping in Petco:

Wearing cat makeup to work for Halloween (wow this is late!)

Getting my Jon Snow fix by adding this figurine to my movie shelf:

Taking cute pictures of my sweetie boy Brando:

Seeing great new movies like Nightcrawler and Interstellar:

Handling this pretty girl:

What have you been up to lately?

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Goals // November 2014

1) I started Outlander by Diana Gabaldon in early October (I think), and have been reading it sooooo slow despite the fact that I love it.  For some reason, I've just not been in the reading mood lately.  I'm ready to jump back in though.  I'm just past the point where the finale of the show left off, and I can't wait to read what happens next.  After I finish Outlander I'm going to jump into the next book in the series: Dragonfly in Amber.

2) Due to a family health emergency in October, I fell way short on my illustration plans for my Etsy shop, and now that everything is starting to fall back into place I'm excited to get back into the swing of things.  If you have any suggestions on movie or TV characters you'd like to see let me know!

3) Matthew and I used to go hiking every single Sunday.  It was the one thing I knew I could look forward to consistently every week.  For whatever reason we stopped going, but starting tomorrow we're back on it again.  I'm so excited!  Get ready to be bombarded by nature photos again :)

4) Just like my reading habits, my blog posts have been nearly non-existent.  I have a calendar full of planned posts that I just need to block out some time for.

5) Matthew and I are making a healthy lifestyle change together and I can't tell you how excited I am about it.  Back in February (ouch!!!) I posted about my weight loss plan and not only did I not commit to it, I gained 10 more pounds!  Despite my solid planning and good intentions, I just gave up on it.  Now that Matthew is committed to making a lifestyle change as well, it's going to be a lot easier to stick to.  It's so difficult to stay with something like this if you're doing it alone.  Now we can exercise together and make dinner together more often which will be fun :)  I've got a running schedule set up as well as a daily workout plan that I'll share sometime soon.  My weight loss goal for November is to lose 7-8 pounds.

What are your goals for November?

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