Photo Dump: Christmas 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Baker Family Christmas








Stivers Family Christmas



Caroling at my aunt and uncle's neighbor's home

Meeting baby Caiden for the first time :-)  


Christmas Eve at Sojourn Community Church





Et cetera!






We celebrated my parents' 30th anniversary at El Camino

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 12/15/13 to 12/21/13

Saturday, December 21, 2013


11 life lessons from Anne of Green Gables

The power of empathy

One man channels many different artists

Handcrafting a prosthetic eye

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 12/08/13 to 12/14/13

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Bees are loving the world's largest gingerbread house

Classic literature you have time to read even during the holiday season

Deaf community upset - and understandably so! - about phony interpreter

Lovely look at an opossum

Thinking of taking on a new hobby? Perhaps you should consider toilet paper origami...

Peanuts + Jaws

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 12/01/13 to 12/07/13

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Collaboration between an artist and his children

Victorian parents had to hide under drapes to get good photos of their children

Love this photo of Mister Rogers on a double date

Gorgeous and heart-warming Ikea commercial

Chick-fil-A is improving some of its products!

Did you know there's a new Muppets movie coming out?

Recreating children's drawings of their grandparents

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Moving to NYC: Packing, packing, packing

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I have made the difficult and exciting decision to move to New York City. I don't have a job (yet!), but my friends Amber and Joe have graciously offered to let me stay with them until I get one and am able to be on my feet. I'm really excited about potential opportunities moving to NYC will offer me.

The hardest part will of course be leaving Louisville family, friends, and my church behind. Thankfully, it's easier than ever to keep in touch with those far away.

One of the first things I needed to worry about was organizing and packing my things. Packing is not my favorite thing, so I enlisted the help of family and friends. I'm SO grateful to everyone who helped. It's important to note that my parents have supported and helped me through all this - even though they aren't both in these photos!



One of the most "exciting" parts of moving was misplacing my car's title. Thankfully, I found it and was able to sell my car! Such a good feeling.  





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Smorgasbord Saturday - 11/24/13 to 11/30/13

Saturday, November 30, 2013


It doesn't take anything fancy to say "Thank You" to someone you know!

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 11/17/13 to 11/23/13

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Beautiful macro shots of snowflakes

Stop-motion-esque video compiled from 852 different Instagram photos

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 11/10/13 to 11/16/13

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Nokia's 2013 photomicrography winners

Some Chinese students' reactions to Western food

Have you heard of Dinovember?

Google Street View conquers Venice

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 11/03/13 to 11/09/13

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Jeni's announced their 2013 Holiday Collection! I'll have to make a trip over the next couple months :-)

I think I requested one of these in college once. Check out how to get your own box from the Priority Boxes Art Project

I like to see what sorts of lists bloggers make for their birthdays. Check out Kate's

I've started Christmas browsing online and found these amusing "manly" candles - First Down, Man Town, and Riding Mower

San Francisco is planning to grant a fun wish soon

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 10/27/13 to 11/02/13

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Lovely advice from Kurt Vonnegut

Interesting object lesson about your mindset on death

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Doodle Dump - October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

“Where all think alike there is little danger of innovation.” 
― Edward Abbey




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Smorgasbord Saturday - 10/20/13 to 10/26/13

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Beautiful photos and interesting facts about slugs

Love this video of a son showing his math grade to his father

This made me think of my dad

Love this idea for a little kid's costume!

A feature on my favorite StoryCorps couple :-)

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 10/13/13 to 10/19/13

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Interesting photography project involving race, age, gender, and hair issues

LOVE this timelapse video of Louisville! It's beautiful and features music from one of my favorite local bands - Interstates :-)

So enjoyed reading this update to one of my favorite photos on Humans of New York

Bryan Todd just painted a new mural in my church's parking lot...it's beautiful!

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Travel: Austin, October 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013




Well, after my countdown of several months, I finally got to go to the Austin City Limits music festival (ACLfest)! My weekend in Austin turned out really well - even though the last day of the festival was rained out. I think I can speak for the group and say that Tyler, Spenser (Tyler's roommate and friend from college), and I all really enjoyed getting to go to ACLfest. I didn't even get sunburned too badly, haha. I think my favorite sets were Muse and Jake Bugg!





When the festival got rained out on Sunday, we stayed in, ordered riceless sushi, and watched football.




One perk of visiting Tyler in Austin was hanging out with his cats - Zelda Fitzgerald (gray/multi) and Grandma Moses (black). Since they aren't used to me they were pretty skittish, but that didn't stop me from trying to be their friend ;-)





P.S.
I wrote about my last trip to Austin here.

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Furry Friends

Furry Friends

Danny in NYC

Danny in NYC
Photo by Amber

Zelda Fitzgerald & Grandma Moses in NYC

Zelda Fitzgerald & Grandma Moses in NYC
Photo by Spenser

Lola in New Albany

Lola in New Albany
Photo by Grace

Delbert in Louisville

Delbert in Louisville
Photo by Kimi

Jason in Cleveland

Jason in Cleveland
Photo by Shelby