Friday, August 9, 2013

Five on Friday

My favorite day of the week comes with my favorite link-up of the week!
I am once again linking-up with the girls for Five on Friday.

In the words of Peter Pan, "Here we gooooo!"

I am in the market for a digital SLR...the only problem?  I haven't a clue what I am doing.  I have done tons of research and still don't feel qualified to make this decision.  I have heard equally good things about Nikon and Cannon.  Based on reviews it seems to come down to what you have worked with before or if someone you know has a certain brand.  I am wanting to spend between $400-$700 and really want to use it to start to get into armature photography.  I really like the Nikon D3200 and the Cannon T3i.  Any tips or advice?

Fossil's Fall jewelry line. I got the Fall catalog in the mail yesterday and have been drooling ever since.  I am such a sucker for good advertising! 

Fall is consuming my mind. This looks like peaceful perfection to me.  I haven't been camping in a while, but I remember waking up to cool crisp mornings, hoodies, boots, s'mores, and camp fires.

Our anniversary pictures are in 73 days and I currently have an entire board on Pinterest devoted to ideas.  Here are some of my favorites!  You can find all originals {here}.

I am so excited to share my project with readers soon.  Stay tuned to see what it is!  It may have to do with my dream bedroom.... {read about it here}.

Wine Down Wednesday...I making it a weekly holiday.
Sometimes life calls for wine mid-week.  Don't judge.


  1. That camping picture makes me wish I was there. I've never been camping because I can be quite the diva sometimes about the outdoors. but cold weather and smores sounds awesome! And I want a dslr as well but like you, I wouldn't know where to start. I'll just stick to my phone lol

  2. I know I am supposed to be 100% "Team Nikon" since that is what I have but my friend Lauren has the Rebel T3i and it is a great beginner camera. I do love my Nikon D3100 though, in my opinion you really can't go wrong with either one!

  3. Wine down Wednesday? Brilliant.

  4. I love to go camping and that pic looks like a dream!! Ohhh can't wait to see the finished project, I am working on a bathroom redo this weekend! I am totally down for Wine Down Wednesdays.

  5. I have a Canon point + shoot but I went with a Nikon D3100 for my "big girl camera" :) Ian got it for Christmas for me and the one I picked out was a refurbished one from and it was $100 cheaper!

  6. How adorable are you???? That camping photo makes me want to head for the hills.... Houston is just way too hot and humid right now!

    Happy weekend... so glad you joined the link-up again! :)

  7. Love wine down Wednesday... when I'm not nursing I will be starting that! Great idea!

  8. I'm so glad I came across your blog!
    I am semi thinking of getting an SLR too, but like you, I actually have no clue what I am doing or where to start! haha

  9. I've had both a Canon and a Nikon. Had the Canon 500d (sold it later) and purchased the Nikon D7000.

    If it helps, Canon's pictures are a lot more creamier whilst Nikon's photos turn out a bit more vibrant. I prefered vibrant so went for Nikon.


  10. Wine down Wednesday- so fun! And I'm so ready for fall! :-)

  11. I've been wanting to buy a nice camera too but have a hard time forking out the $500+ for it. I've heard the same as you, that Nikon and Canon are the best. Love the Wine Down Wednesday!

  12. I have a Nikon and I love it.

    I can't wait for fall either!! Hurry up!

  13. I have the cannon rebel xs (I think)... It's been great! We've had it for three years and love it. But honestly, I don't think you can go wrong. Either camera would be much better than a point and shoot! Good luck. It's a big purchase. :)

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I want to go camping on a crisp fall night so bad. It may happen this fall. No judgies on Wine Wednesday! Cheers!!

  15. I am a photographer and I would suggest the T3i for starting out. It is the camera I have and I use my prime lens (its a 50mm) instead of my "kit lens" (the lens the camera comes with ) and it takes great pictures for what I am currently doing. NO you won't be charging people hundreds of dollars using this camera, but it is a great camera to learn on. Other than the T4i it is the newest one in this price range. Good luck if you ever have questions let me know : )