Friday round-up | Garden City, NY Family Photographer

These first few days back from vacation have been so nice. There's nothing like being away from home to make you really appreciate your little nest once you return.  

I have lot of favorite reads to share this week! I've been saving them up for two weeks! Here they are: 

Holy crap! Video on Instagram!! The stabilization alone is amazing. 

Some helpful suggestions on how to stop living paycheck to paycheck. I need to be better about my spending so that I can start saving more each week. I could be putting away more money than I am. 

Some more examples on how to wear overalls! Also, here!

This white pizza lasagna looks really yummy. 

I've been reading a lot lately about the Chicago Sun-Times firing all their photographers in favor of their print journalists just snapping pics with their cell phones. This is a thought-provoking article on why we should not give our photos away for free

It's too late to get this book for Father's Day this year, but it would make a great gift! I definitely think Eric needs a copy. 

South Fork (Long Island) wineries with kids?! Let's go! 

The changes to the Photo Library/Camera on the iPhone with iOS7 sound like they are going to be pretty awesome! 

10 ways photography can change your life

I still have California on the brain. That's why we are having these fish tacos and this chicken taco salad for dinners this week.  

I love photos of people on the subway. I've been obsessed ever since seeing Walker Evans' subway series years ago at MoMA.

This DIY Toddler Activity Table is a great idea! 

Some fast veggie toddler lunch ideas

How on earth is Johnny Depp 50

I love Madeleine cookies! I need to get a Madeleine pan so I can make my own

“I think a father’s job is to get down on both knees, lean over his children’s lives and whisper, ‘Where do you want to go?’” I love this piece on what it means to be a dad

This is such a wonderful baby shower gift! Also this quote made me teary:  “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” ― Mary Jean Irion

This video of the director of the Tony Awards telecast is amazing! Its like my job but on steroids. Some serious serious artistry involved! 

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And some of my favorite things: 

If I haven't mentioned it enough already - VSCO Cam app! Get it! 

I wore Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Honey during most of my vacation. Also, I've rekindled my love with Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait. Perfect for summer. 

I wasn't planning on watching "So You Think You Can Dance" this season, because my TV viewing time is pretty much confined to what I can watch on my iPad during my train commute. But I caught the Top 20 episode on the plane on Tuesday night and now I think I'm hooked again.

I received this stunning collection of photos of New York in the 1940's and 50's as a birthday gift. I saw the photographer speak at B&H a couple of years ago and have been intrigued with her work ever since.


Have a great weekend, everyone!