just gotta stop

comparing is the WORST thing EVER. 

you can never be truly grateful for all that you have if you keep comparing yourself with others. 
there's ALWAYS going to be someone out there that's better than you, smarter than you, prettier than you, handsomer than you, funnier than you, more talented than you, anything better than you.

on the same note, if you get your satisfaction in life by gaining confidence in comparing yourself to those less than you, AND always wanting what those with more than you have - you'll always be dissatisfied.

truth. stop comparing, be grateful.

my rant for the day.

the (soon to be) Kerlukes

i had the privilege of taking some simple engagement pictures of my dear friend Caitlyn and her fiancĂ©, Mark! first time for everything right? it was so much fun, made me want to learn more about photography. a super talented friend of mine from church, Rob joined me in taking pics of the two love birds, and we spent an hour or so in the sunny Rocky Point park! i'm just posting a few in b&w of the gorgeous couple. SO pumped for them.

(this post is under the DIY section,
cause who says you can't take engagement photos
on your own and edit them in iPhoto?! haha)

countdown of 48 days!!!! 

kill procrastination

a lovely rule my husband found online:


#1. if it takes less than two minutes, then do it NOW.

wash your dishes right after eating
take out the garbage
send an email
clean clutter

#2. if it takes more than two minutes to complete...then just start it!
"when you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do"

so basically the rule follows the "physics of real life". 
if you START doing something, it's easier to continue doing it.

this two minute rule "embraces the idea that all sorts of good things happen once you get started.

if this rule helps my husband do the dishes more often and chuck the garbage more frequently (which he is doing), then i definitely approve of this two minute rule!!!

photo taken from google