Happy May!

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Happy May! How is it May already?! I hope that this month has gotten off to a great start for everyone. XO, Rose


A Flashback to College

A couple of weeks ago, Jake and I went to a Classic FM Pops concert with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. (Some of you may have seen my Facebook post about Josh Turner.) Needless to say, it was a lot of fun. Among other selections, the concert featured a medley of Chicago songs. When I was in pep band in college, we played 25 to 6 or 4 and/or Make Me Smile at nearly every game. There aren’t a lot of things I miss about college, but going to basketball games and playing in the pep band was so much fun. After the concert, all I wanted to do was listen to my old pep band mix.

birthday wish list

My 34th birthday is a week from today! I absolutely don’t expect any of my blog readers to get me a gift. I like sharing my birthday wish list because I always enjoy reading other people’s wish lists.

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The one item I’ve really wanted for this birthday is the Canon 80D. It was actually released just before my last birthday, and I’ve been dreaming about it ever since. It’s a little bittersweet upgrading from my Rebel t4i because it was my first DSLR and it changed my life. But the 80D is an amazing camera. Jake and I are taking a big international trip later this year. Everyone recommends bringing a spare camera body for this type of trip, just in case something happens to your main camera body. So this is the time to make the jump.

My 80D is actually in transit right now and is scheduled to arrive before my birthday. I’m so excited to share some 80D test shots with you over the next few weeks.

My Minted Giveaway Goodies

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[Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this post. Minted did sponsor the original post and giveaway on Courtney’s blog. There are a few affiliate links in both posts. All opinions are 100% my own.]

Back in November, Courtney of A + Life hosted a Minted giveaway for $250, which I won! Crazy, right? Needless to say, I was stoked. I’ve been admiring Minted Christmas cards from friends and family for a couple of years now, but I’d never ordered anything from the site myself.

I got my wish list together and placed an order pretty quickly. But it’s taken me a few months to take pictures and more importantly, get my new art framed and up on the walls, and then take a few more pictures. (Getting my remaining art on the walls is part of my 2017 goals, so win-win.)