Lola in Wonderland

Apr 20

I need a pick.

Apr 16
The little guy on his way back from day 2 at the vet.  (at Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic)

The little guy on his way back from day 2 at the vet. (at Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic)

Apr 16


Make your own foaming antibacterial hand soap! It’s easy, too. Only a couple of ingredients! 

What you need

  • 1 foam soap pump (I reused one from Bath and Body Works)
  • 1 c distilled or filtered water
  • 2 TBSP Castile Soap
  • 1/4 tsp carrier oil. I used Jojoba, but you can use almond, grapeseed, olive, or any carrier oil that stays liquid at room temperature.
  • 10 drops Thieves Essential Oil 

Add the ingredients to the foaming soap bottle being careful to add the water BEFORE you add the other ingredients.

Shake it a bit and tada! You’re all done. You’re ready to have germ free hands at a fraction of the price of traditional foaming soaps. Yay!!

You may need to lightly shake it if you see the oil settling which is perfectly normal.

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Apr 11

Thick girls are the solution to world peace.

Apr 10

quote Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.

Apr 09

But for the Art, I’m Blue…

So I finally got to shoot around last weekend! I missed it! I went to Sarah Duke Gardens in Durham for the cherry blossom festival. Spring is my season and I love cherry blossom festivals. Unfortunately this one read canceled. Boo, right? Yeah, I know. Anyway, I had already driven up there and I was dying to shoot with my Diana lens and SL1. I had never taken it on an actual excursion into the wild like I had my D60. Let me tell you… It was amazing!

Sarah Duke Gardens is beautiful and even though it clearly isn’t in full bloom yet, I adored the scenery! I took a couple hundred pics, bouncing back and forth between my Diana and Sigma 17-70. The Diana was great for scenery but I’m a girl about her macros. My 17-70 never falls. The Diana could never give me the focus or clarity with the three aperture settings it comes with. When it came to photos of the scenery, it gave me this hazy, dreamy feel that I loved!

It really made me wish I could spend more time behind the glass. There’s this calm I only get when I’m shooting around. I wish I could spend my summer taking pictures, but I know law school is calling. Summer courses as usual. Hope it holds me over until next time!

Apr 09

quote I am never in the wrong place when I am walking by faith.

— Me
Apr 06

A mixture of photos taken with my Sigma 17-70 and my lil Diana toy lens! Today’s camera was the Canon Rebel SL1!

Apr 02
Apr 02