Studio and miniphotoshoot.

Hello~

So today I do not have to be at work until 1:30, so I can quickly blog before work. w00t! 

We met with the designer, but it turns out I was working a lot more than we thought and we ended up decorating it ourselves (which is what I wanted to begin with but whatev).

 

Here is an instagrammed shot.

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We have a few pieces to add, which I believe we will maybe tomorrow. But not bad for a start, eh? We did our first shoot in it yesterday and it worked out pretty well. I’m very pleased.

 

To test out the setting, Ricky and I did a little test shoot. Here is one of them.

ImageIsn’t this awesome?! I’m so in love with it.

 

It was a lot of fun and I’m really excited to see the other photos from the shoot.

 

In other news, my two football teams – The Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens both won their first pre-season games, so that makes me very happy.

We had lemon curd from Trader Joe’s on toast this morning for breakfast. SOOO GOOD!! Overall, I am in a pretty good mood despite having three hours of training later (blargh) and closing on a Friday.

Since we are getting close to the obon festival, I’m going to do a write-up about it and with my experiences.

 

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Recently.

Life has been very busy lately.

We’ve been doing a lot with my husband’s photography business. We did a promotion on Living Social, which to be honest I wasn’t so pleased with. We wanted to do a boudoir deal for $99. We figured we could book 20ish maybe? It would be a nice chunk of change. However, there were a total of four boudoir deals running on Living Social for the same area, which means we’re competing with them for the same amount of clients. Ugh, so annoying. I wish we could have waited to run our ad until later. One or two for the same deal is fine, but four?! That means no one is going to sell well. Anyways, we decided to turn our basement into a studio, which is actually almost finished. We’re actually meeting with an interior designer on Thursday for a consultation.

I’ve also been busy with work. Finally seem to be getting normal hours again, which means less time for anything besides work, sleep, and helping my husband’s business. I’ve been researching a lot of design stuff as well as boudoir photography. I also got accepted into UMUC, which actually isn’t hard because it’s just an online school, but it is part of the University of Maryland, which is one of the best colleges around. Now I just need to get some financial aid. So, instead of applying for scholarships I’m writing a blog post. Procrastination at its best.

I was certified as a “coffee master” at my store last month. To become a coffee master, you have to read a mini-textbook on coffee, answer questions, sample every blend of Starbuck’s coffee and do a presentation for your district manager and store manager. After passing, I organized a “coffee seminar”, kinda like a mini-lecture on coffee. Our theme was “Coffee Pairings: A Beginner’s Journey”. We wanted this to tie into the “coffee tasting journey” that we baristas go on. I’m also scheduled to do a coffee tasting at our district meeting with all the store managers in the area with one of my coworkers who was also certified with me.  I was kinda excited about it, but two days ago I made a big mistake during an inspection that I think will have my manager really pissed at me. Oh well. It wasn’t entirely my fault, but I was being kinda careless and I should’ve known better. There goes my chance for a promotion, huh?

 

Nothing too interesting this time, just a bunch of ramblings. We do have a couple things planned over the next week so I will try to post more then.