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Carlsbad Flower Fields | Places to Go by Julia Walck

This past weekend, I made the trek out to Carlsbad to see rows and rows of flowers. Mother's Day is the last day to go so we got there just in the nick of time. (PS It would be a great spot to take your Mom!)

I've been a few times before, but this time I brought not only my Canon t3i, but also my Polaroid and Instax.

The Polaroids / Instax photos turned out SUPER dreamy. A couple of light-leaks/over-exposures happened, but that's the beauty of film. Happy, unexpected mistakes. 

Let's switch over to some photos from my Canon now. Look at how vivid they are! 

Here's a photo of me casually running from a tractor post-snapping a polaroid in the middle of the flower fields. 

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking by Julia Walck

Spring is officially here, and along with it are some beautiful blooms. Walking through my neighborhood one day, I saw a massive amount of floral walls and just had to take some photo opportunities with them. It was also a good excuse to mess around with some new VSCO filters I got for Lightroom. 

Yeah, yeah that wood backdrop isn't floral... but still a pretty rad photo spot right?

Let's just talk about this hat for a second. It's from an Aussie site called Lack of Color (and color is something their hats certainly do NOT lack). 

Yes, I color coordinated the peach with my blue hair because I knew that color combo would basically be the best thing ever; and that's been proven right by the massive amount of compliments I've received on it. 

It's probably the best quality hat I've ever owned. Super sturdy, perfect color / texture, and all around awesome. If you're a hat person, I'd highly suggest checking them out. 

Recently, In Changes by Julia Walck

Last week was my first week at the new job (which is going pretty well)! That meant packing up all my things from my old desk (aka the lil' box of cacti), and reorganizing at home a bit. I feng shui-ed old Instax photos, and got a couple of new knick-knacks, too. 

I've gradually started painting the dead leaves from my plants. I'm seeing if it'll last like this; maybe the paint will preserve it somehow?

Today, I'm dressed like a flower and am headed to an art show, and then a few breweries in the Arts District. 

Stir Crazy by Julia Walck

Apparently I collect these now? It just sort of happened... I have a full set of the flamingo, palm trees (and another set not pictured), but most are quirky one-off vintage ones I find that make me laugh or have good typography. The SPATS hat stirrer, I got for free at the Long Beach Flea Market from a super nice vendor who thought it matched my hat too perfectly to not be taken home by me. 

In total, I have 45 of these babies. Good thing it's Friday, and I can use them to stir my 45 drinks.