Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tattoo Tuesday - Indie Inspired

I have recently become obsessed with Pinterest! I heard about it a while ago and knew that the second I gave into it I would be addicted. And I was right. I've been pinning like crazy for that past 72 hours! Anyway, I typed in "Indie Tattoos" as one of my first searches and here are my favorites that I stumbled upon. Enjoy - and if you have a Pinterest & would like to follow me, my username is oohvelocitygirl, but I bet you already guessed that! ;)


I just love this veggie one! hehe so cute :)
Happy Tuesday!
<3 oohv

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Note to Self

Dear Current Me,

You are a beautiful person, inside and out. You are talented, compassionate, caring and concerned. With a big heart and hopeful disposition, you are ready and willing. The place in your life in which you currently exist is calling for you to take full control. To make decisions and have opinions. Discover your beliefs. Stick by them. The journey to be the best you that you can be has begun. Put an end to the excuses that have held you back in the past. Don't dwell on setbacks for too long. Follow your heart.

The time is now to be the change you wish to see in the world. The same change you wish to see in others. You are on the brink of discovering your true self. On the edge of letting go. Saying goodbye to your fears and trying something new. Strive to make positive changes overtime to create balance, peace and harmony between your body, mind and soul. Feel the wholeness of oneness.

We all have to start somewhere, and you are starting right here, right now. At times it may get rough. You may want to give up. But you can't. You are a fighter. You are determined. You will succeed.

You used to think that having self-worth meant that you were selfish, but it is time to understand that taking care of yourself is the most beautiful gift you can give. As your real colors begin to emerge, take the time to feel how powerful this process is. The decisions you make now will allow your truest and deepest self to surface. To show itself to others. Stand up for what you believe in.

You deserve this. You will become this. And only then will every piece of your life drop into place.

Sincerely,
Future Me 



Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tattoo Tuesday - Infinity

So, I was hanging out with a few girlfriends and we got to talking about tattoos. The idea was brought up to get an infinity symbol tattoo representing our friendship. Being friends forever. To infinity. And beyond, if you may. I really got to thinking and I just love the idea behind this simple symbol. Now, when I was in Calculus that was a different story. We all know infinity, the sideways looking 8, refers to a number or variable that doesn't have a limit, being limitless (I think? Math was not my favorite). Nevertheless, this symbol can be translated in many different ways and uses.

I look at it this way - Infinity is a quality of being. It is a characteristic representing never-ending possibilities, eternity, and an everlasting state of existence. The symbol itself is, in my opinion, a great representation of balance, harmony, and unity. Both sides of the infinity symbol are the same and equal. The double infinity symbol is said to stand for combining two everlasting concepts and joining them together to create an even larger amount of endless possibilities.

Infinite [in-fuh-nit] - adj: unbounded or unlimited; boundless, endless, unmeasurable & exceedingly great

Infinity [in-fin-i-tee] - noun: the state of being infinite 

One of my favorite quotes from one of my all-time favorite books deals with the concept of infinity. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a great book about growing up, finding yourself, and the ups and downs of life. If you haven't read it, I encourage you to do so. It's an easy read, but it is so moving. Although I have many favorite quotes from that book, this is still one of the best - it brought me to tears when I first came across it in my book. It's not as touching unless you read the book. So read it! :)

"...and in that moment, I swear we were infinite."


Happy Tuesday
<3 oohv


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Instagram = Instalove

I'm sure many of you would agree that Instagram is one of the greatest apps for both the iPhone and Android system. I have been using the application since it was first created and as more and more people jump on the bandwagon, there are better updates and features added to the program (which I just love!) Being a photographer, Instagram is an awesome way for me to capture moments when I just don't feel like lugging around my big camera and all of my equipment. Although it does not replace my love for traditional photography, I really really enjoy this app!

Something else that is awesome about Instagram is that you can actual link up your photos to another app, which allows for prints and other fun options. I know there are many out there, but my personal favorite complementing application is called PostalPix. It is really simple, affordable, and most of the time efficient, too. It doesn't take long for the prints to be shipped to you, and they are great quality. I have ordered from PostalPix many times and have never had a bad experience. They allow you to choose from print sizes such as 4x4's, 5x5's, 8x8's and even have them printed on aluminum squares! My favorite size is the 5x5 square.

With that, I'm going to do an Instagram Photo Dump of what's been going on lately! Enjoy :)

 1. Fresh Local Veggies / 2. Bike Riding / 3. First Record Player / 4. Rivers and Roads / 5. Cute Boy / 6. Cucumber & Tomato Salad / 7. Lovely Ladies / 8. Many Glorious Miles Later / 9. Addicted to Teavana / 10. Homemade Vegan Black Bean Burger / 11. Blonde Me / 12. My Twin / 13. Climbing / 14. Miss Madison / 15. Photobooth

If you don't have this app, try it out! It's free and it's fun.
<3 oohv