Saturday, October 31, 2009

lynn in love with dressing up

Here's a sneak peak for my halloween costume for tonight...
any guesses of what I'm gonna be?

some hints: I'm fast, hardcore and like to smash, block, and jam...!


lynn in love with pumpkins!

We never really celebrated Halloween when we were younger... so now that I'm older I find it a blast to dress up! We started the festivities early by carving our first pumpkin with the nephew bean! We had a lot of fun getting all the goop out and carving out our scary little pumpkin!


Friday, October 30, 2009

lynn in love photo! portrait photography business launch!

Dear Readers! I am so so excited to tell you the big news. We're going into business! As you can tell from this little blog of mine, I love photography and with the time I had on my hands the last few months, I've been able to develop my skills. I've done quite a few shoots for my friends and family and had so much fun doing so. I thought it was time to take it to the next level!

soo.... I introduce you to....

You can check out my new website:

and my new photoblog here for more of my portfolio:

I'm so excited about this new endeavor!

Right now, I'm going to focus on natural light portraits. For the month of November, I am going to offer a deeply discounted rate for services. $30 flat rate for any type of shoot, with a 5x7 fine art print. For an additional $25, you can receive a disc of all your high resoluation images as well as at least ten fine art edits enhanced in Photoshop by me.

This deal will ONLY be for the month of November in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and as I have a day job, bookings will be limited. So if you are interested, please email me at for inquiries.

This will be perfect for those of you who don't have your Christmas Card photo yet! :) But of course, I am available for outdoor engagement, families, seniors, bridals and just because pictures as well.

Come and look over some of my work, and if it's your style, I'd love to work with you!

See you over at lynninlovephoto!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

lynn in love with the future: Match Day!!


Yay! Big News! Yesterday was match day for the OB/GYN residents, and husband has matched into his fellowship! He is officially going to be a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist! I know that is a mouthful, that's why we shorten it to REI. I am so so proud of him. It's been a tough four years, but his perseverance totally paid off. This was a highly competitive fellowship and he achieved it through very hard work, spending hours doing basic science research during a really intense residency. He's a great surgeon and a great doctor and we are so very blessed with this news.

So where did we match? It looks like another 3 years in Dallas! After much deliberation, we really knew that Dallas would be the best place for us at this time. Husband has great mentors at UTSW and both of our families are here. We are so very excited!

Don't forget dear friends, about my giveaway here: please comment on that blogpost to enter, and if you have become a blog follower in the last few days, be sure to comment on that blogpost that you have followed for another entry. Entries ends tomorrow (Oct. 30) at midnight! And check back tomorrow... I'm announcing another big news :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

lynn in love with staying at home, blogging, and GIVEAWAYS!

Hello friends!
So this is it... it's finally here. It's officially my last week of a glorious 4 month adventure as a stay at home wife. I've taken on a job working at the university hospital as a nocturnist (admitting patients to the hospital at night) and it all starts next week.

I will have to say that I will miss this life. After 11 years of education/training and finishing up with a intensive internal medicine residency, it was pretty amazing to take a breather these past few months. So many people have asked what I've been doing, if I was bored with this new lifestyle... and I have to say not even for ONE second. I certainly was not idle, but instead I filled my days focusing on doing things I never had time to do before and spending time with my loved ones. For the first time I was really able to focus on just me, and I enjoyed every moment. I loved having this little blog to document the good times and I thank all of you readers for having been there experiencing it with me.

Just a few things I've been doing the past 4 months:
*Travelling - I went to Vietam for a month with my family as seen here, here, and here
- I travelled with my husband (SF and Atlanta) as seen here, here, here.
*Spending time with my family and my little 3 year old nephew as seen here, here, here, here, and here
*Loving on my husband as seen here, here and here.
*Becoming a Grapestomping champion as seen here.
*Getting board certified in Internal Medicine as seen here.
*Cooking and baking as seen here, here, here, and here.
*Getting fit and exercising regularly
*Getting back to my love of photography as seen here, here, here, and here. (exciting news to come about this!)
*Going to church more regularly
*Being available for my friends and family when they were in need.

Dear friends and dear readers (according to my google analytics, I have had 2300 visits from 53 countries since August), I want to celebrate this time and to celebrate you with a little giveaway!

For a lucky commentor, I will be giving away a package of some of my favorite things from the last 4 months. It will include
*few prints/postcards from my trip to Vietnam
*this lovely apron from my bestie's etsy shop
*a vintage cupcake stand
*and a whole bunch of other lovely suprises that you'll just have to wait to see! :)
Trust me, it'll be good :)

To enter:
1. For one entry, leave a comment on this post with your name (can't be anonymous), by Friday, October 30th at midnight
2. For another entry, be a follower (leave another comment that says you have followed)
3. For an additional entry, you can either blog about this giveaway or post a link to my blog (leave another comment)

I'll pick a random winner this weekend and post the goodies/winner on Monday.
This is your chance, especially if you've haven't before, to leave a comment!

Thank you, dear readers, for experiencing this ride with me!

Friday, October 23, 2009

lynn in love with shabby apple!

Yay! I won my first giveaway! One of my favorite bloggers Darling Dexter posted a giveaway a few weeks ago, and I won a Shabby Apple dress!

I just got it in the mail...and it's really quite cute!


As some of you may know, I live in dresses! Probably 70% of my wardrobe are dresses. I find nothing so easy, pretty, and comfortable then a good dress. I love the idea behind Shabby Apple which is to provide easy one piece dresses that are both high on style and modesty! No modesty tanks or cardigans necessary. This dress is no exception. FYI if you are planning to get this dress, as the website implies, the dress is generous, meaning even after getting a XXS, the dress is a smidge loose on me. Still I love it. The color is just right and it's feminine without being form fitting. I paired it with some brown patterned tights/heels for a breezy falltime lunchdate with a friend.

Anyways... a big thanks to Darling Dextor and Shabby Apple for a new staple to my wardrobe!

oh, and thanks to Allis for snapping these photos for me :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

lynn in love with atlanta: part IV last bits

That's all folks!

Just a few last pictures from my iphone.

During one of the downtimes when I was bored and stuck in the hotel waiting for Jon to come home, I discovered another totally awesome iphone app: TiltShiftGen, which again turns my iphone into one of my beloved old school toy cameras! Just like ShakeItUp app, you can take new pics or choose from your album and turn your photo into a dreamy, vintage infused pictures. I love that you can control all the effects. It's a dollar and very much worth the download.


i love this picture: We brought an Agatha Christie mystery book on the trip to read, and we passed this Agatha murder mystery dinner restaurant!

i read the book on the way home. Creepy.
too happy to get home to Dallas!

lynn in love with atlanta: part III Coca-Cola Museum

On Monday, I met up with Jon during one of the break times of the conference and we headed to the Coca-Cola Museum across the street with some of his friends.

The Coca-Cola Museum houses lots of coke paraphernalia as well as a tasting area where you get to try all 64 coca-cola flavors from all around the world! We trucked through and tried pretty much each of the flavors! Honestly, we felt pretty diabetic in the end with all the sugar running through our bloodstream, but it was fun to try them all out. South Africa flavors were the most interesting, Europe the most bland... but honestly, I love the good home flavors of the USA the best.

All the photos were taken by my iphone with the ShakeItUp app.

the Texas bottle was the most ghetto :(
grr...the lady obviously didn't know how to use my iphone and cuts the guys head off.

lynn in love with atlanta: part II Little 5 Points Halloween Parade

On my first day in Atlanta, Bonnie and Jasper took me to the Atlanta neighborhood Little 5 Points for their annual Halloween Parade. Little 5 Points was incredibly cute and quaint and the parade was fun. All the neighborhood kids came dressed to the nines to watch the hour long parade. I got to bust out my dslr and practice taking moving subjects. I just love what Fall light and colorful costumes do for pictures.


lynn in love with atlanta: hanging out with old friends!

I'm gonna try and post all my Atlanta pics in 1 day. Check for new posts at 12, 3, and 6 PM today.

Early Saturday morning we started on our trip to Atlanta.
I donned my new favorite travelling outfit: sweater dress, fun tights, and slouchy boots. Totally comfy without looking slobby.


And then we arrived in a chilly (but gloriously not rainy) Atlanta. Probably the highlight of the trip was getting to hang out with my long lost college buddies, Bonnie and Jasper. Since graduating from Rice University over 7 years ago, we haven't been able to spend good quality time together and it felt soooooo great to catch up and hang out with them.

Since Jon had to be in conference meetings all day, Bonnie and Jasper graciously hosted me around Atlanta whenever they could. They drove me ALL around Atlanta and fed me! My 4 only real polas of the trip were with them.

The cutie couple themselves
At the Little 5 Points Halloween parade
BonBon and I fobbing it out!
In downtown Decatur

I love hanging out with my college friends, it's just so so comfortable :). We can totally be goofy and ourselves with each other.



next up: the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

lynn in love with cokes, caps, and board certification!

"I went to Atlanta for the ASRM conference and all I got was a sperm hat and a bottle of coke!"

howdy, friends. We just flew back from Atlanta this evening! Husband is applying for a reproductive endocrine and infertility fellowship and I decided to accompany him to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine conference this year. We just spent the last 5 days in Hotlanta. I heard there was fun swag at these conferences, so I went to check out the vendors. However as there has been a crackdown on pharmaceutical company endorsements the past few years, I only made out with this lovely baseball cap with stylish sperm swimming on the side of the brim from one of the cryo sperm banks. I don't know what I'd say if I actually saw someone wearing these in public. The bottle of coke was a souvenir from the world famous Coca-Cola Museum.

Recaps on our trip begins tomorrow!

In other medical news... I got the results of my board exams, and I am now officially board certified in Internal Medicine! Whoopie! I don't have to take that sucker for another 10 years :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

lynn in love with sexy

Another blogging break, dear friends. Meanwhile I have, again, a few old posts that never made it up to the blog that I now have scheduled. See ya in a couple of days!

One day, my browlady Pearl and I came upon a discussion of what we found sexy while she was doing my brows. It's funny how all of the attributes we came up with where not physical by any nature. Girls and guys really do not think alike :)

things we found sexy:


what do you find sexy?

Monday, October 19, 2009

lynn in love with macarons

Lovers, this weekend at Central Market, I discovered these macarons... and dears... I swooned...I swooned! over them. They were so precious in all their pastel beauty, I just had to take a few home.

Macarons are a French pastry made of egg whites, almond powder, sugar and sugar icing. I was little worried about how they would exactly taste as I know many do not prefer them. Oh, but they were as delightful to eat as they were to look at! They melt oh so sugary sweet in your mouth. Yum! I sampled the raspberry, lemon, coffee, and pistachio... I think I found a new addiction!

These pictures will be some of the few pics you will see on this blog that are straight out of the camera, no photoshop, no nothing. I couldn't bear to change their natural colors. My light source is a side kitchen window that provides non-direct sunlight.

I thought my new candy colored manicure matched, so I threw my digits in!
i need a macro lens to get a good ring shot, but I thought these were cute nonetheless!