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There are going to be some changes to this little blog space as we work to get all the Lovely Lemon content moved to a new blog site with a new name, so if you arrive to find things looking a little crazy around here, never fear…there are crazy GOOD thing ahead.  ;)

in the mean time….please pardon the dust.

We are Penny & Finn

At the end of January I decided to take a step back from blogging in order to pay more attention and better focus on our photography business Penny & Finn. That was the plan,but I think something less desirable is beginning to happen. I have started losing myself in our business. Without an outlet to produce something that can be totally “me” , I have lost my tenacity and “me-ness” within photography. It’s both wonderful and difficult to produce art with someone else , but there is always a mindful balance of producing images that represent us as a unit. It’s a great challenge most of the time, but I think I need something that can just be mine.

With this realization I have decision. I will begin blogging once again. I really want to have a fresh new space for all my “me-ness”. Over the next month, Matt will be helping me to create a new blog space with a new name.

Together we are Penny & Finn.

My new space will be called Penny loves Finn, and it’s just for me.


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Be on the lookout. One month from now, momma’s gonna have a new blogspace.

Photo a Day January

Last year, I took a stab at the whole 365 photo challenge. I also failed. I couldn’t keep up with it, I lost interest in it, I started to feel a little meh about it. I would love to look back on 2014 and have a photo that represents each day, and this year I think I have developed a different strategy on how to accomplish this. Each month I will attempt to take one photo each day. I hope that in taking it a month at a time, it will be more attainable. I would also like to have each month have a different “theme” ( if I can think of enough) . ha!

January was iPhone photo month. I chose to do this so that I was forced to get to know my camera phone a little bit better, and also understand the different (fantastic!) photo apps that exist for iPhones. Having a decent camera on your phone provides such an awesome opportunity to capture little life moments even if you don’t have your “nice” camera with you. I meant to get my instagram account up and running (and actually, you know, use it) but I really just ended up learning about the A Beautiful Mess App and the VSCO app , both of which I loved!

Here they are, 31 photos from the month of January, posted with an optimistic spirit for the year to come!

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recent read // the best stories of Sherlock Holmes


Just a couple days ago I finished the Best Stories of Sherlock Holmes. I picked it up at the thrift (where else!?) a couple years ago for about fifty cents or so. I put off reading it because I didn’t know entirely what to expect from it, but it turned out to be a really fun read! The only reference I had to Sherlock Holmes were the movies with Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. , and the show Sherlock. The book was not as glamourous as either of these, but it was full of adventure! So full of adventure that I am left wanting more! I want more cases for Sherlock to solve, more interesting cases brought to him by his brother, Mycroft . More cases solved with the aide of his most trusted colleague and friend Watson….I want more I say!

On this note, I feel a Netflix Sherlock marathon coming on strong! I haven’t really delved too far in to the show yet, even though I have heard raves!….I think it’s time.