Friday Five :: Vegetarian Times, Project 365 and Exercise

Happy Friday everyone! We are gearing up for a weekend for ourselves. What was that?!? No photo sessions, no plans. I couldn’t be more excited. I love making photos, but every now and then, it’s great to have a weekend to refresh our minds, and spend a little time as husband and wife! We hope you all have a great weekend!
  1. Picking Pumpkins: J and I went to the pumpkin patch this week. It was super fun, and we blogged about it. Something I hadn’t mentioned in the previous post was that it was awesome to go out in the middle of the week … in the middle of the day, to do something for us. Being your own boss means that you get to work harder than you ever have before, but it also allows you to take an hour or two out of your day to enjoy life! This summer has been unbelievably busy, so even something as simple as picking pumpkins was definitely fun!  
  2. Vegetarian Times: We just received our November issue of Vegetarian Times. You know what the means?? There is a full selection of Thanksgiving recipes. J and I are vegetarians … Well, I’m a vegetarian … J is 95% vegetarian. I try to forgive that 5% he can’t quite cut out. I’ve managed to get through the last two Thanksgivings by just cutting out the meat from the typical menu … meaning I can eat potatoes, bread and mac & cheese. The Thanksgiving menu in VT consists of Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Shepherds Pie, Roasted brussels sprouts, and winter squash with leek and apple soup with cider creme fraiche. The hardest time of the year to be a vegetarian is Thanksgiving, and recipes like this totally make it worth it. I’d pick the shepherds pie over boring old turkey any day. 
  3. Working Out: Working out is the achilles heel in my life. I’m a stubborn person, and I never have a hard time sticking to my goals in relation to my health (ie. being vegetarian for almost 3 years, not drinking soda, not smoking). The one thing I can’t seem to stick to is working out. I hate it. I hate getting sweaty … I hate being short of breath … and I think it’s boring. J made a deal with me that if I work out with him, he’ll be 100% vegetarian. Apparently, it’s what I need … incentive. We’re going on a walk/run today, and I plan on sticking with this as long as I can. It’s totally worth it if it means my hubby will go veggie. 
  4. Project 365: We started our 365 project last Thursday. Since then, we’ve been snapping away in order to upload a new photo every day to our online gallery. So far, it’s been fun. I have a feeling that as the seasons continue to change, and the holidays arrive, we’ll have tons of fun things to photograph. I’ve had a few questions about the processing we’re doing to our images on the 365 project. We haven’t edited any of the photos. We upload them directly from our phones, after using the Shake It Photo app to take the photos. 
  5. iPhone 4: I know we already blogged about the phones a couple weeks ago, but that was before we had received them. Since that last post, we started using our phones. THEY ARE AWESOME. Our old phones were only capable of making calls and texts. Even just the data plan itself is enough to make this phone 100,000% better than our old phones. We both have Mac Book Pros, so the fact that our phones are also Apple products means that syncing our email, calendars and music was seamless (it took about 10 minutes for our phones to be completely synced). I love the apps. I love that I can Tweet and blog from my phone. It was an investment into our business, and totally worth it. I can’t believe it took us so long to make the switch. 

**J’s is on the left and mine is on the right. He got his wooden case online for $14 and it came with a clear screen cover (only drawback is that the proximity sensor is covered so his screen doesn’t always illuminate when he takes the phone away from his ear). I got my case at Best Buy (InCase brand) for $34. I love it. I wish it would have come with a protective screen cover instead of the little kickstand thing it came with.**iphone-4.jpg

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