Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Method, Quaker and a wee little bit of yoga

Aside from family and friends and all the standard safe answers, I just really wanted to share what I've been in love with for the past few months.

Method, ok, this is not a new love afair, if you know me, you know I love this company, and their products. Between Christmas & New Years, a FedEx truck showed up in my driveway, I hadn't ordered anything, so was perplexed when they dropped off a package for me.

Inside was one of their hand soap pumps with the holiday flavor of Fir, coupons and a note addressed to "Dear person against dirty".  It was a thank you, a gift to thank me for my support over the year.    On my recent  move, I realized just how many bottles of different products I had [hoarded] stashed away,  the most wonderful part is that it got me thinking about how important it is to show my appreciation to my clients.  I'm quite certain that I'll have more to share on that thought later this year.

(a)Henry's, and their ability to spend my money while I thank them!  Seriously, I started shopping Henry's in the last 6 months for anything I've needed photographically speaking.  I have shopped online and was even able to make it into the store in Dartmouth Crossing last fall.  If you are in the market for anything camera or picture taking related, shop Henrys!  If you can get to the Dartmouth Crossing shop, ask for Danique, she is particularly good at shopping and has great practical advice for anything you may be looking for.  Their customer service is above and beyond anything I've experienced in the world of camera stuff!

(b)Off Camera Flash.  My latest Henry's purchase, a light stand, umbrella and off camera flash triggers.  Seriously fun, and oh so intriguing, I have so much to learn, and I am grateful for these cold wintery nights to do just that!

Walking.  Ok, I set a goal.  I am keeping track of my journey and have my first goal set at 100 miles.  today, I surpassed the 1/4 way mark. I've been walking 2 miles each day.  It's been cold, and it's been wet, and it has been painful, but now, I find my body craving it.  Not just me, but my doggie pal Harley.  He is pretty good for motivating me to get going, he pushes me for the first mile and I push him the second.  I wouldn't dare go out without my [cracked] ipod, and wouldn't be caught outside without my hand knitted hat and fingerless mitts.  I picked these up in Halifax, at my cousin Krista's yoga boutique, Bhavana.  Her Mom knits them and sells them amongst the yoga clothes & accessories, aromatherapy oils and a ton of other holistic products.  Please check her shop out if you are in Halifax, it's above the Heartwood Bakery on Quinpool Road.

I know what you're saying... "How original, a photographer who loves coffee" & while yes, that is very true, I do love coffee, I think I love my keurig machine, just a little bit more than the coffee itself.  It brews a mean cup.  It's not messy, it's quick, and I use it for tea and also for hot water, and for my quick oats in the morning.  I also Love Love Love these new mugs.  They are giants and so comfy in my hand, I even use them for soup!

This, is the most embarrassing of all my loves though.  I have, for as long as I can remember, hated oatmeal.  I couldn't get over the gummy sticky texture.  I started reading about how good it can be for me, and I thought I'd give it a go.  It had been about 10 years, I wanted to see if my tastes had developed any over the years.  I have been missing out, on good things, for a lot of years... oatmeal is one of them.  I've been adding in a tiny splash of maple syrup, blueberries, blackberries, granola and craisins.

Sooo, those are some of the things I've been loving lately, Hope I've inspired you to appreciate the little things in your life.  Things that make your day run smooth, things that make you feel good about yourself and the road you are heading down!  I would love to hear if you are loving any of the same things I am, or maybe have some suggestions for new things for me to try.

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by!!