• blogging,  christmas,  Life,  movies

    movie night: christmas edition!

    One of the things that I love most about the Christmas season is the movies that it produces. I haven’t been able to sit and watch any this year because for whatever reason, my attention span is nonexistent. thanks, social media. When I do get a chance to have a good old fashioned Christmas movie marathon, I definitely have my must sees. I feel like I should mention that I’ve never seen A Christmas Story and I don’t really like Elf (or Will Ferrell but that’s besides the point) gasp! So without further ado, I present Martina’s Merry Movie Marathon! I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this one before, but it’s just not Christmas for me…

  • blogging,  photo dump,  photography

    last leg of the tour!

    Here is, as promised, the final installment of the 5th Avenue tour. I wouldn’t leave you wandering around and since you paid for it, you should get it. If you haven’t paid, let me know and I’ll give you my PayPal email. Anyway, this last part will be a collection of things. We have to backtrack to the tree but, like I said before, we’re saving the best for last. By now we’ve watched the light show at Saks and have somehow have been carried by the crowd and are now standing across the street from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. She’s a beauty. They’re holding a mass, so we can’t go in…

  • blogging,  Life

    Dear Santa…

    It’s December 1st! Good gravy, the year flew! Since now there are only 24 days till Christmas, I’ve put together a wish shopping list just in case you we’re stumped as to what to buy me. Or, if you’re like me and don’t know what to ask for so you scour holiday gift guides for ideas for yourself. this has happened to me on more than one occasion. don’t ask me how.  1. I am in love with this camera. It’s one of the new fangled mirrorless ones.As far as I can tell, mirrorless means all the bells and whistles of a DSLR in a point and shoot size. OB-SESSED. I just wish there was a…

  • blogging,  Life,  photography

    what’s in my camera (literally!) bag

    I recently bought a new camera bag. Fine, I got it last year. gosh. It’s adorable and I love it. I got this bad boy at ALDO. I doubt they still have it but you never know what you may find on the clearance rack. Or Ebay. I’ll be honest, it’s not as functional as an Ephiphanie bag (which I have not tried, but am totally willing to. hint, hint), but it gets the job done. What I really like about it is that I probably wouldn’t use it as an everyday bag so I’m able to really separate my everyday things from my play things. Meaning, it doesn’t give me a chance…