Showing posts with label instagram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label instagram. Show all posts

Monday, December 16, 2013

my week in instagram #65

putting up Christmas decorations // driving down the Oregon roads // viewing cool art at galleries // painting for class // petting the cutest puppy in the world // being fancy with the most handsome guy

Sorry things have been pretty quiet around here for the past couple of days. It's been a busy week, with not being able to go to bed until four in the morning most nights, thanks to the overwhelming amounts of final projects. But as you can see from my latest instagram photos, it certainly has not been without some good times! I have survived though, my sleep schedule is back to normal, and now there is just one more week of finals between me and Christmas break.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

my week in instagram #64

a guy that I am very thankful for // my morning view // a family watching the parade // daily transportation

It's been a good Thanksgiving week

Sunday, November 24, 2013

my week in instagram #63

Getting ready for the Sophomore black and white murder mystery party. I won $50 by correctly guessing the murderer and getting my name pulled out of a hat. // Going on a date with Matt to the Switchfoot concert. Drew threw him his guitar pick at the end of the show. // Receiving my new sketchbook in the mail. I've been drawing in it constantly. // Sketching Thom Yorke. One of my favorite drawings yet! // The best, safest, most wonderful place in the entire world--in your arms. // Building a fort in our apartment! Hilarious telestrations followed. // Finishing up a photoshoot that included glitter, a fog machine, and lots and lots of flour! So excited for the results!

You can follow the adventure on instagram @impulsings.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

my week in instagram #62

This is over the span of two weeks since I forgot to post anything last Sunday.

1. Took some photobooth photos for my school. It was actually pretty easy and fun to hang out with so many students!
2. Dressed up as a zebra at the last minute for Halloween! I'm dreaming up big ideas for next year's Halloween though.
3. Late night food runs with Matt. I may be getting fat from all the fast food, but I love getting to spend time with him.
4. Took a tour of the largest photography studio on the West coast. Please let me work here!
5. Went on a photo adventure and modeled for my friend. Can't wait to see the results of it!
6. Was published in the November issue of Clubhouse Junior Magazine! I took these photos over the beginning of the summer and had to keep it a secret, but I'm really excited to finally be able to tell people about it. My mom is sending me a copy of it so I'll make a proper post when that arrives.
7. Had a little GNO and ate sushi for the first time. It's definitely an acquired taste that I have not acquired yet. But I did really enjoy the mushroom wrapped in salmon (?) with fried batter around it (or at least it was some sort of batter thing). That was delicious!

Other things that happened:

I took photos of the soccer teams for the yearbook. It was a totally new experience that I was really nervous for, but it ended up being pretty awesome! This week I'm gonna try to take our new football team's group photo ... wish little Lauren luck while she's surrounded by big football type people!

Discovered the game Plague Inc.. I finally successfully killed the entire human race with Stupidity! (That was the name of my disease, hehe.)

Played spy games and mafia with the guys on our floor again! Twas an incredibly fun evening. It is always the highlight of my week.

And yesterday I got to spend all day with Matt, just chilling out, watching youtube videos, talking with each other, and getting to do a skype AMA with his friends from his old college. Sooo much fun.

And of course I watched the latest episode of Top Model. Uuuuuugh why do they always make us wait until the next week? I'm seriously dying over here. Also the last Korra episode was spot on. The writers are seriously doing an awesome job adding more elements of the spirit world into the series, which makes me happy.

Hope you had a really super awesome week as well.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

my week in instagram #61

1 + 2 // It has been super foggy these past few mornings, and I've been in love with (if not completely cold in) them.

3 // Went on a coffee date with Matt. It was nice to walk around town a little bit and see autumn in full swing.

4 // Have been and still am geeking out over the two latest Korra episodes. Ugh. They are seriously so good I can't even stand it. I need someone to freak out with me about how freaking awesome they were. I've already watched both of them multiple times, that's how good they are.

5 // Le drawing from my drawing class. Not one of my favorite drawings, but definitely one of my favorite classes.

Other things that happened this week:

A. Getting zero rest because I finished two graphic design projects that were due on the same day.
B. Eating Thai food for dinner and accidentally eating octopus.
C. Playing spy games in the dark with the guys on our floor until two in the morning--best way to spend two dollars (for glowsticks) and a Saturday night.

Hope you had a great week!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

my week in instagram #60

My face after learning that my time as an intern has paid off ... a cell phone company purchased a stock photo of me laughing on a cell phone. Gotta love stock photos. //

A trip to the Portland Art Museum. I could spend all day in that place. There were so many beautiful and interesting pieces. //

A foggy Oregon morning. Even when covered in clouds, this place is still absolutely gorgeous. //

The woes of being left handed. I get charcoal all over my hand. //

Got to pet animals! Matt and I went to a friend's house for dinner and I finally got my furry fix. //

Late night fast food runs, which usually includes some fun music to sing to, a sun roof, and a pretty moon. //

Goats at the Pumpkin Patch! They were soo cuuute! //

Cows during the drive. It took everything in me to refrain from playing the cow game. //

This has been a very good week.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

my week in instagram #59

poetry reading // video game playing // yearbook meeting // concert photographing

This week has been pretty low key as I have been sick (and missed two days of school) + we all got a day off of school. But in between meetings and events, things have still managed to stay busy.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

art retreat 2013

through instagram photos.

This past weekend I got to hang out with 60+ crazy art people along the coast of Oregon. Especially since I've been too busy with school to shoot anything creative, I was extremely excited for the break to produce some new artwork. Despite getting sick with that nasty cold/throat thing that always happens around this time of year, I was still able to hang out on the beach literally from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, shooting concepts, assisting on photoshoots, and hanging out with people. On Sunday we went gallery and antique store hopping, which, even though I was too sick to fully enjoy, was still neat to look at art and dig through piles of antiques to find a couple treasures.

the morning beach // lunch at a local diner

endless photo adventures // antique store treasures // photographing dead things and lighthouses // viewing the coast

My love and connection to the ocean only grows and grows, and my desire to submerge myself into nature and creating and being surrounded by the beauty of the world grows as well. I've been thinking a lot about myself, who I am, and what I want to do with my life. For me and any other creatives out there, the desire to travel and create is very great, and I'm constantly wanting to be rid of extra things that distract me. Of course, actually getting rid of those distractions is a different story, so I'm thankful for weekends such as this one to eliminate anything that would hinder my desires, at least for a little bit of time.

pretty models and photographers // beach bits

But now I'm back in the real world. I skipped classes yesterday because of being sick, so it was a nice way to vacation from my vacation (funny how that works). Some of the images I got I'm really excited about, and I can't wait to work on them and release them when the proper time comes. After going to the beach, I realized how needed it actually was. There's just something about being surrounded by the ocean and creative people that's rejuvenating, and it's also nice to know that I can feel completely comfortable around people that I barely know, and just after a weekend call them my friends.

treasures collected from the trip // one last look at the beach

It is good to be back home though (where there is soup and medicine and a bed with minimal sand in it), and I am so thankful the ocean is close and my beautiful Oregon family is even closer.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

my week in instagram #57

1. The first sign of fall is when the pumpkin fairy comes and leaves cute baby pumpkins all over campus. 2. I'm starting a 365-ish thing on instagram (this is the first photo in the series), which you can read about here.

3. Matt took me on a celebratory date to a yummy restaurant because I got a job! I'm now part of a team of super creative and talented people working on a new yearbook, and my job is to lead the photography team. I'm beyond excited for this opportunity. 4. Yesterday Matt and I made candy! He wanted to make some for the Breaking Bad finale, so we spent our Saturday night in the kitchen and came out with two successful batches of candy! Pretty good on our first try, if I do say so myself.

5. I am forever analyzing poetry, and it's really beautiful to dig deep into the poems. If only I could be half as talented when it comes to writing poetry as the people I'm studying. 6. Fun purple hair. Why does our hair always look better right before we go to bed? 7. I've finished several other drawing assignments for various art classes, and this one was my favorite. I like to call it, "Helping Hand."

8. This is a rainy day outfit that I never took outfit photos of. Maybe one day if it ever decides to stop raining here. 9. And finally, my very first yearbook meeting! Kinfolk is one of our inspirations for the asthetics of the book, and we are already dreaming up of different articles to put together. It's going to be so much fun and I cannot wait to see how everything unfolds.

Hope you had a really wonderful week as well!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

my week in instagram #56

My first two finished assignments for my drawing class! Titled "Fancy Fingers" and "Why the heck did I choose to draw this?" Respectively. (The first assignment was to draw our hand, and the second was to draw a doorway. Lockers totally count as a doorway.)

1. I looked up and saw these really cool moon reflections on the blinds. Pictures followed.
2. Recently I volunteered to help clean a church, and found this polaroid hiding among some broken toys, and they let me keep it! Sadly the film for it is really expensive and I have to save every penny I make for college. (Hint hint, this is the film it takes. ;D )
3. 100% preview of this photo! (You can follow me on instagram here to see these photo previews before anyone else!)

Matt being a creeper while I take shameless selfies in cool mirrors, and me making a silly face. I'm finally letting my hair do it's own thing, and now that it's long again, it's starting to curl like it used to. I still get a couple weird straight pieces though.

A super cute family of deer that live on campus. I've already seen them a couple other times at different places. The baby deer is soooo cute!

I hope you all had a very fantastic week!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

my week in instagram #55

1. Bought beautiful sunflowers for our kitchen table.
2. Took photos during the gorgeous golden hour on a busy street.
3. Went to a drive in and saw Pacific Rim (fantastic movie!).
4. Got to hang out with a crazy guy.
5. Found little leaf skeletons (a sure sign of fall!).
6. Awesome art installations by artist Ryan Beard. Be sure to check him out!

How was your week? What was the most memorable thing you did?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

my week in instagram #54

Hello you beautiful people! Long time no see! I successfully finished my first week of school, and will hopefully get on a normal schedule so that daily blogging can be resumed. In the meantime, please enjoy these instagram photos from the past two weeks. I finally got a cell phone again, so the my week in instagram posts have been revived!

1. Matt's brand new BMW. It's a chick magnet for sure and I love riding around in it with the sun roof open and awesome music playing.
2. Finally got to meet little fluffy Dusty. Such a cute little pup!
3. The beeeautiful Oregon road. I love the miles and miles of farmland.
4. Playing monopoly! We have our own rules because monopoly isn't long enough as it is.
5. A cute little kitty I spotted lounging outside on a warm day.
6. Matt was super helpful in helping me unpack. He liked hiding in random places, under the bed being the perfect spot to freak me out.
8. Cutting up some yummy potatoes for dinner. I've literally eaten like twelve potatoes in the past three days.
9. My roommate's decorations. She's hilarious.
10. The color run, round two! (Post to come!)

How was your week? I hope it was fantastic!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

my week in instagram #53

Fishing in Prince William Sound.

Beautiful cotton candy clouds.

Cool clouds. // Dinner date with a handsome guy.

What I have to remind myself every day: to calm down.

Other things that occurred this week:

1. I developed an addiction to the mcdonalds monopoly game. Boardwalk you shall be miiiine!
2. Saw Wolverine with crazy people.
3. Watched an entire season of America's Next Top Model in one day.
4. Bought cute presents for people.
5. Started using crest whitening strips and am now documenting the process. I'll post the results on the blog to see if it actually worked!
6. Made new business cards. Can't wait to share another review with you guys! (Also a review on my new portfolio book!)

How was your week? What was the crazies thing you did? I would love to know!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

my week in instagram #52

my beautiful, beautiful state // frolfing

missing the gorgeous state of Oregon

week long camp adventures

My instagram (@impulsings) was taken over for the most part with day camp excursions, as I wanted to do a fun instagram thing on the website, but I did manage to get in a couple noncamp photos in! (random: I can't upload to pictures from my house aka where I spend 99% of my day, so if I ever want to instagram, I have to be down the mountain and we all know how often I go out ...)

Other things that happened this week:

1. My life was taken over by taking and processing photos, so I didn't do much else except eat and sleep.
2. Except that's not completely true, because late into the night I've been reading again! It's a slow pace, but I'm glad to be doing it.
3. Matt bought me an awesome computer game called To The Moon, that I started and finished on Saturday night. Ugh. I cried so much. So. Much. It's such a good story.
4. I got to go see Tim Hawkins in concert! I got to see him two years ago with Matt, and it was great to see him again. (Also, you should click on the link, because that blog/photos (ie my photography) are hilarious/cringe worthy. And incredibly short lived. Oy. But fun to look back on.)
5. Endless browsing on modcloth for things to decorate my future apartment I'll be living in with my friends in just a month and a half ... I'm so excited! It's going to be the single cutest apartment in the history of cuteness and apartments. I'm SO excited to be with my friends again and be in Oregon again. Counting down the days!

Hope you had a great week! It's been an incredibly long one for me, but fun. I took a week off from my internship for camp, and it feels like I've been gone for months. Well, it's back to the daily grind for this girl! If you can count web design and photoshoot adventures daily grinds.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

my week in instagram #51


a beautiful view // a yummy drink // a silly guy // follow @impulsings

What's up everyone! Sorry it's been so quiet around here (at least, it feels that way to me). I've been busy running around, acting like a tourist in my own city, which is one of my favorite things to do. I actually shot a lot more dslr photos than instagram photos, mostly because I didn't have reception a lot of the places I went and therefore didn't bother with taking cell phone pictures. But I can't wait to share with you guys the pictures (and videos!) I did take.

Other things that happened this week:

1. Bought a camera bag! After so many years without one, and just stuffing my cameras and lenses into a too small purse (or carrying multiple purses around), I finally bought a camera bag, which I received in the mail today. So exciting!

2. Listened to mixtapes on My favorite thing currently.

3. Went on a date with Matt! We dressed up all fancy and he took me to a fancy restaurant. They even offered us wine--something that never happens to me, but always happens to him. Newsflash, I'm older than him. But being the law-abiding citizens that we were, we opted for water.

4. Went sledding. Yep, in July. We gathered quite the crowd at the base of the glacier while we screamed down the ice and snow on our sleds. It was blissful.

Hope your week was fantastic!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

my week in instagram #50

hanging out with a cute pooch // baby bear chilling out in our neighbor's yard // oscar being adorable and distracting // shooting a panorama of the clouds // Matt on top of the world // @impulsings

Other things that happened this week;

1. Lots of frolfing. I'm not getting any better, but it's still fun. And it's been really fun hanging out with my friends.
2. Mixology posts. So much fun, also glad I can take a break from writing extensive posts! I'm excited for the next two weeks of seeing the results of what you guys come up with!
3. Finally finished my first big internship project! I redid my boss's website. You should look at it here! Lots of work, lots of stress and not knowing if I could do it, but I'm beyond happy with the results and got a nice bonus from it! I love my job.
4. Hung out with Matt a lot. Adventuring, doing menial things like walking to fabric stores, driving around just talking, it's been the best.
5. Finished watching Game of Thrones. :'( Need. Next. Season. Now.
4. Played a lot of Age of Empires. And as soon as I finish writing this post, I'm going to play more! I'm making a ton of kingdoms that are a part of my world I'm creating. Maybe I'll screenshot it all and put all the worlds together and show you guys (nerd alert amirite?)

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

my week in instagram #49

cute animals // shooting at the range // follow @impulsings

Well it's been a pretty uneventful week for the most part, filled with hot days and kitty cats, according to my instagram. Today (saturday) was really fun though. I got to go with Matt and my friends Jacob and Paul to the shooting range, and after my initial fear because I haven't shot a gun in years, it was a ton of fun to pretend to be a spy, shooting down the bad guys. One day that dream shall become a reality!

Hope you all had a great week!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

my week in instagram 48 + 49

weekend camping adventures

frolfing x2 // date to the arcade // two cuties

color run with Matt, the Bensons, and 15,000 other people

I'm currently really tired and am laying in bed writing this, so I don't know how intelligent this post will sound, but today has been an awesome day. (I'll talk more about it tomorrow.) In the meantime, enjoy some instagram photos from the past two weeks. They've been great.

As always, you can follow me on instagram @impulsings for tons more photos!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

my week in instagram #47

furry friends //

Mindy (on the left) is cozy and fluffy. She is literally the sweetest cat in the world. While watching a movie this week she came and crawled on top of me while I was laying down and fell asleep right by my face like a baby. It was the cutest thing.

The little moose (middle photo) has been frequenting our house, mowing the grass for my dad and ignoring our dog as he runs through the house barking and freaking out. He already is a household celebrity, as my mom has taken more pictures of him with her cell phone than anything else in recent days.

Oscar (on right) is my cat. I've had him for nine years and I'm sure my love for him is the only reason my mom is keeping him around. He's rather crazy (ahem, demonic) and moody, but he always wakes me up in the morning and snuggles in bed with me. Sometimes I would rather keep sleeping, but he's my little miracle cat and I treasure each moment he's with me.

camping trip //

We went camping at the height of the sunny weather (and now it's all gone) and were soaking in the glorious uv rays and campfire carbon. (I still have yet to post actual pictures from this trip ...)

frolfing //

My friends' latest obsession is frolfing, and I am quite alright with that. Going out at nine, ten, eleven o'clock to throw frisbees around and talk is a good thing. It's also an adventure when the disks misfire and end up on the roof. (Also, can we just stop for a second and note that handsome guy in the middle picture? I took that on a fast food run with him and my family.)

walls //

I hung up all of the photos that I or people I know have taken on my wall. The "this is home" painting was a gift from Matt. The painting of the boat in the clouds is mine. Looking at this wall makes me happy.

I hope you all had a marvelous week!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

my week in instagram #44, 45, 46

laying outside with friends // sunny days in Oregon // the dorm room being overrun with boxes // triple "s" award // my roommate pretending to be me // last darkroom print of the semester // first dutch bros // my favorite stretch of road // graffiti to commemorate our first year // finally back in Alaska // back of camera preview for a magazine // filing old Iditarod film slides // getting ready for spring // superman kitty // baby sled dog puppy // watching my boss take photos of Martin Buser and fans

Since getting out of college I kind of fell behind on my weekly instagram posts, so here are some of the highlights of the past few weeks. You can always follow my adventures @impulsings but since being back in Alaska they've been kind of slow thanks to poor reception. Good ol' cell phone coverage.

Have a great day everyone!