1.  Your vibe attracts your tribe. So make sure its a good one! It’s awesome put out positive vibes and see that all the Negative Nancy’s eventually fade.
#AintNobodyGotTimeForDat
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2. If you haven’t seen Trainwreck you need to. This is not a suggestion its a requirement. Amy Schumer is hi-lar-ious and this movie had laughter from the very beginning all the way to the end. I knew to expect laughs but it had a really good plot as well! I was pleasantly surprised!
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And make sure you check out the Suffragette trailer, which looks really good! It came on before Trainwreck and I’m also in love with the version of Landslide that’s in the clip!

3.  Fallon/Timerlake 2016. They’re basically my friendship goals. You can get this shirt here and support a good cause.Jimmy Fallon Justin Timberlake 2016 |  www.amylorraine.com

4. Do this for yo’ self. Hot water + epsom salt + baking soda + essential oils (peppermint and lavender are my two favs) + 20 minutes = heavenly foot soak. ❤️

Also why am I so pale and it’s the end of July?Peppermint & Lavender Essential Oil Foot Soak | www.amylorraine.com

5. If you saw this post you know Bruce is growing up. But in case you needed more proof… He’s starting to lose his baby teeth.

Bruce lost teeth | 4 month old corgi | www.amylorraine.com

Make sure you’re following me on Instagram to stay up to date! And if you want the latest and greatest from Bruce, you can follow him too! 😉

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

If you’ve seen me in person over the past two months chances are you’ve heard me talk about this book, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up.

How Life Changing Can Tidying Really Be? | The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up | www.amylorraine.com

I find cleaning and getting rid of things to be a bit therapeutic.. but I’m an artist, and I’ve always lived my life in “organized chaos”. Things are usually all over the place, but I know where it is. Like the last time I saw that paper I needed was in the stack of piles on the floor in the corner… etc. But I don’t WANT to be that girl. I would love to be super organized and never have to spend the entire day cleaning my room.  I had read lots about cleaning and organizing and most of the stuff never stuck.. until I read,The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up.
How Life Changing Can Tidying Really Be? | The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up | www.amylorraine.com
I first heard about it through a few different blogs and I saw it on Pinterest but I always thought, what’s this book going to teach me that I don’t already know. But I was wrong. Very, very wrong. I made my mom read it and she was able to purge 11 trash bags full of clothes. And coming from a woman who is a borderline hoarder very sentimental keeper of things and is not someone who has lots and lots of clothes.. THIS WAS A BIG DEAL.  We learned a lot from Marie Kondo and loved it. It has helped change my outlook on shopping, organizing and even life in general. If you are the slightest bit of a hoarder or wanting to be more organized, you need this book in your life.

How Life Changing Can Tidying Really Be? | The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up | www.amylorraine.com
Step One: Buy the book. You can get it from your local library but chances are there is a wait list. And for less than $11, you need it now! Skip Starbucks this week and get yourself organized!

Step Two: Read the entire book and take notes/bookmark if you want! This is a process and it won’t happen overnight. There are also somethings I think most people will not agree with, but trust me when I say.. just keep reading.

Step Three: DO IT. Like really, do it. There are some things I didn’t agree with or wasn’t planning on doing but for the most part I followed Marie’s advice on everything and have noticed a difference. I think if you’re not sure about something just try it. If you don’t like it you can do it your way but give it a shot first.

Step Four: DO IT. Finish the process. Don’t stop after you do your clothes. Make time for it because you want to live the life you’ve always wanted. There is no stopping you now!

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

Diffusing is one of my favorite ways to use essential oils. I used to be the girl who had candles burning all the time because I love the smell.. but that toxic extra expense has been replaced with these!

Three ways to enjoy essential oils aromatically:

One. Use the diffuser! It disperses into the air in a micro-fine vapor. My favorite way because it does not heat the oils and you’ll get the full benefits!

Two: Inhale! Simply open the bottle and sniff. You can also put the drop into your palms and cup you hands below your nose to smell!

Three. Steam! If you don’t have a diffuser you can add hot water to a bowl with a few drops of essential oils, then cover your head with a towel to create that tent like steam and breathe deeply!

15 Diffuser Combos You Need To Try | Essential Oil Combos | www.amylorraine.com

Since last week I shared my obsession with my Aria Diffuser I figured I would share with you my top 15 diffuser combos to try! They can be used for so many different moods and benefits plus the smells are amazing to fill the room!

15 Diffuser Combos You Need To Try | Essential Oil Combos | www.amylorraine.com

1. Peppermint, Lemon, and Lavender
[Season change essential! ☔️]

2. Thieves and Orange
[Current obsession! ]

3. Citrus Fresh and Purification
[So fresh. So clean. ]

4. Stress Away and Lime
[Uplift and unwind ]

5. Cedarwood, Lavender, Peace and Calming
[Relaxation ]

6. Lemon, Valor and Frankincense
[Blues Buster ]

7. RC, Thieves and Lemon
[Goodbyeeee ick. ]

8. Motivation, Joy and Lemon
[Get it done!]

9. Grapefruit and Peppermint
[Energizer ]

10. Lavender and Joy
[Happy Day ]

11. Cinnamon Bark and Orange
[Fall favorite! ]

12. DiGize and Peppermint
[Digestive system booster]

13. Stress Away and Valor
[Inner Elsa… ❄️ LET IT GOOOOOOO]

14. Lavender, Stress Away and Cedarwood
[Dream Team ]

15. Cinnamon Bark, Pine, and Thieves
[Christmas in a bottle! ]

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

MY BABY IS GROWING UP!😭😭😭Sir Bruce Corgnelius | 4 Month Old Corgi Puppy | www.amylorraine.com

For those of you who may be new to my blog, I have a 4 month old Corgi. His name is Sir Bruce Corgnelius, but you can call him Bruce. I got to bring him home 2 months ago after my California trip and life has never been the same.

Sir Bruce Corgnelius | 4 Month Old Corgi Puppy | www.amylorraine.com

Yesterday, we celebrated his 4 month-a-versary🎉 and this past week I have been taking photo and video clips of him to add in with all the other clips I’ve taken. Sir Bruce Corgnelius | 4 Month Old Corgi Puppy | www.amylorraine.com

I decided to to put together this vlog with all the clips I’ve taken over the past 4 months. I hope you enjoy and please make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel!❤️

My favorite parts are at 4:16, 7:24 & 8:40😂

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

One of my favorite quotes is  “Be The Change You Wish To See In The World”. I think it’s ironic how we all blame society for whats wrong in the world, to put blame somewhere. But we don’t seem to grasp the idea that we actually are society. So for me it is a daily reminder to be the change I want to see. I want a kinder, more companionate, world changing place, so that’s who I strive to be.

DIY Galaxy Painting | Be the Change You Wish To See In The World | www.amylorraine.com

I’ve had this quote above my bed for a while, but it just didn’t seem finished. I’ve have a few ideas but landed on doing a galaxy painting.  Above my world map, I thought the galaxy would be fitting. So what I first started with was this vinyl sticker on top of foam board. The foam board was actually from a tri-fold presentation board and I just used the side piece. I figured if I couldn’t peel the sticker off after I painted, I would use the letters as a guide to paint them white over top.

DIY Galaxy Painting | Be the Change You Wish To See In The World | www.amylorraine.com

Then I was ready to paint! I did a layer of black paint, mixed with a little bit of dark blue, and once fully dried, I added in blue and purple. I mixed each of those colors together and I swirled them around making the cosmos. Once those were how I wanted and dry, I mixed the white paint with a bit of water and flicked it onto the area. The closer to the board, the more control you have on the are the stars go. After I was done with that, I added in a bit more white paint to make brighter, bigger stars. Then I attempted to remove the vinyl stickers and it didn’t work. So I decided to paint over them with white paint. I tried to stay as close to the lines to guide me and make sure it all was even. After two layers of white I was done!

DIY Galaxy Painting | Be the Change You Wish To See In The World | www.amylorraine.com

If you do this, you can also add a clear coat over top to make it last longer if you’d like. But I was really happy with how it turned out! Let me know what you think in the comments below!:)

 

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

I just have to share my newest diffuser obsession, The Aria. When Young Living decided to up its game and make the Premium Starter Kit even better, they decided to add in your choice of the diffuser. The three ‘standard’ options are the Home, Dew Drop, and the Bamboo. I have two Bamboo diffusers and love them but the upgraded Aria diffuser is even better! I think it really may have to do with the fact it furthers my Harry Potter obsession… It’s pretty much like having my own divination and potion making class rolled in one. And who can complain about that? No one, thats who.

Aria Diffuser | Young Living Essential Oils | www.amylorraine.com

The Aria has a glass dome around a circular wooden styled base. It has a matching remote control. Yes a freaking remote control. [The lazy girl inside of me is doing multiple happy dances] On the remote it includes buttons to power on/off, setting the timer for 1, 2, or 3 hours. There are also options to turn the melody on/off, turn the volume up and down, and to change the led light.

Young Living Aria Diffuser | www.amylorraine.com

There is also a cord to plug in your phone or an mp3 player, which turns your diffuser into a speaker for actual happy dance parties. And to see it all in action check out the video below!

You can check out more of my Essential Oil posts, here, but I’d love for you to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

 

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

1.  I have been loving my Aria diffuser and this combo in it! If you have Thieves and Orange, you need to try it out!

Aria Diffuser | Five on Friday | July 10th, 2015 | www.amylorraine.com

2. This is a powerful photo and I can relate to it. As someone who has made awesome friendships with people online and someone who runs their business online, it’s hard to find the balance. I know I need it so I’m scheduling in some much needed “unplugged” time. Make sure you’re multitasking isn’t affecting what is really most important.Unplugged | Five on Friday | July 10th, 2015 | www.amylorraine.com

3.  #HighlightOnFleek babe! But really. When I heard Jaclyn Hill was doing a collaboration with Becca Cosmetics I was so excited. Their highlighters have been on my list of things to try and since Jaclyn, the queen herself, was coming out with a summer look, I knew it was time to order. This photo doesn’t even do justice to Champagne Pop. Check it out in local Sephora stores or order your own online!Champange Pop Jaclyn Hill Becca Cosmetics Collab | Five on Friday | July 10th, 2015 | www.amylorraine.com

4. Lets get real. Is there anything cuter than dogs in costume?… no I didn’t think so. Bruce wore his bandana from last months PupBox and Roxy had on an adorable hat from Amazon. Roxy’s face says it all. Happy 4th Of July | Five on Friday | July 10th, 2015 | www.amylorraine.com

5. Summer is supposed to have more sunshine than rain right? I don’t think 2015 got the memo. I can’t complain much as it enables my Netflix binge watching and these cool macro shots! Rain Drop | Five on Friday | July 10th, 2015 | www.amylorraine.com

Make sure you’re following me on Instagram to stay up to date! And if you want the latest and greatest from Bruce, you can follow him too! 😉

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

Hey fur-ends. 😉 get it.. okay I’m sorry! Super cheesy but I couldn’t resist it… with this new series called ‘That’s So Fetch” where I will be sharing mine and Bruce’s favorites and getting another excuse to reference Mean Girls! I’m excited that this first post is with Pup Box. The thing that is different with Pup Box from other subscription boxes is that each box is tailored to fit your growing puppies needs. Each box focuses on specific developmental stages depending on how old your dog is and includes a detail card with tips and tricks!

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This box came just in time for Bruce’s 3 month old birthday. I don’t know if that’s a thing, but I made it one. It had an adorable squeeky elephant, gummy bone that helps with fresh breath, a rabbit pulleez squeeky toy, Shout Pets spray, Lamb and Liver treats, a Train & Play tote and and a festive American flag bandana!That

Right off the bat, the Charming Latex Balloon Animal was Bruce’s favorite. The squeeky-ness was more intense but it kept him busy so I just would tune it out. Unfortunately the squeeker only lasted a day before it stopped squeeking. Bruce still plays and chases it around but is not as interested as he was. A new one needs to be ordered!
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The other toy we’ve loved is the Charming Pet Farm Pulleez. After a few weeks and playing tug with Bruce’s cousin pups, a few squeekers stopped working but because they have them in each limb, and both head and chest we still can get it to work just fine. It also has ‘interactive’ arms that pulls through its body.

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I was definitely more of a fan of the bandana than Bruce was but once I got it on and turned it back he didn’t notice it was really on. He was able to celebrate the Fourth of July in style.That

I tend to get questions about how I get Bruce to sit and look at the camera so much. Simple answer, TREATS. I would hold the treat in front of the camera and move it to just above my lens to get it out of the way. He seemed to really enjoy the Lamb and Liver treats. I however was not a fan of the smell or his breath afterwards.
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We’ve also been getting a lot of use out of the Shout pet spray because potty training isn’t the easiest thing ever. It has been awesome to deodorize the smell and my nose thanks Shout and Pupbox! He has enjoyed chewing on the gummy bone, but I can’t say I noticed a difference in his breath. The only thing I haven’t really used is the train and play tote. It clips to pants or belts, and well… Yoga pants don’t have belt loops so I to forget to use it. 😉  We can’t wait for more fun things!

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Do you have any favorites your fur babies love? Leave it in the comments below so I can check it out!:)

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This summer rain has really worked in my favor and enabled my Netflix binging habits. I think taking a day off to binge watch a Netflix series is not a total waste of your time. Everyone needs to relax and decompress and I swear I don’t have a problem… Just a love to TV, Movies and Documentaries. This list could be 200 selections long, but I decided to condense it to my top 15!

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➳ Parenthood

One of my favorite shows is Parenthood. It’s a great show about real life issues and multiple family dynamitc. Although, be warned you may be a box or two of tissues. It’s worth it.

➳ Friday Night Lights

Even though it was written/created by the same guy who did Parenthood I was surprised how much I loved it. Truth be told I couldn’t care less about sports, especially football.. So I didn’t think I would be able to get into it, but lucky for me it is another awesomely written show!

➳ Law And Order: SVU

*DUN DUN* Unless you live under a rock you’ve seen a dozen SVU episodes. But have you watched all of them? From the beginning to the most current? I have. And it’s awesome. #OliviaBensonForPresident

➳ The Walking Dead

I didn’t think I would get as invested into this show as I am. But I love it. If you can’t handle the gross out factor you may one to skip it, but I find this easier to watch than medical surgeries because we know its definitely not real. I can’t wait to see what ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ has in store later this summer!

➳ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Hilarious. Point blank. Period. Kimmy has been held in a cult for 15 years by a crazy doomsday cult leader and has to learn modern day adulting in New York City. If you’re still not sold, Kimmy is played by my new favorite Ellie Kemper and created by Tina Fey.

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➳ Fruitvale Station

My favorite actor is Michael B Jordan and he plays the role of Oscar Grant in this true story about the fatal Oakland shooting of an unarmed young black man. Its heart wrenching and eye opening. I still can’t believe there is actual youtube footage of his death up. Just watch, it’s worth it.

➳ World War Z

Another zombie selection but this is a different take on how zombies work and react. It has a surprising ending and the lead is Brad Pitt, so what more could you need?

➳ Disney Movies

I mean, I don’t really need to explain this one do I? I spent most of my week watching Mulan, Pocahontas, The Emperors New Groove.. They’re on Netflix for kids, but hello those are my childhood memories.

➳ Vegucated

Vegucated is a documentary about the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. It follows three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. It shows the process and education of what a vegan diet is. One of my favorite documentaries because ignorance is not bliss!

➳ New Girl

I think this show is really underrated. It has been on of my favorite shows to watch when I need a laugh. Not only is Zooey Deschanel perfect as Jess, but the rest of the cast is equally hilarious. Jess moves into a loft with 3 guys after she catches her boyfriend cheating on her.

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➳ The Killing

I love murder mysteries and The Killing is one that I love! Every time I tried to figure it out, I didn’t. If you want some suspense add this to your next list.

➳ Blackfish

It is the story of Tilikum, the captive killer whale that has taken several lives. The film dives deeper into the problems in sea parks, our skewed relationship with nature and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals. I learned so much from this one!

➳ Fed Up

Promoted as the documentary the food industry doesn’t want you to see, and I totally agree. It dives deeper into obesity and our relationship with food. It focuses on sugar in the food industry and how it affects our bodies. If you’re only going to watch documentary or if you’ve ever been concerned with your health or weight, this is the documentary to watch.

➳ Half The Sky

Follows two journalists and celebrity activist in various countries facing hardships on women. They address the problems of forced prostitution, sex trafficking, genital mutilation, sexual assault, maternal mortality and a lack of education. It’s inspiring and awesome to hear such courageous stories and to learn about how oppression is being changed.

➳ Pretty Little Liars

I read the books the series was based on before the show was even in the making and this show has become the series I love and hate. I just want #allofthe answers. It’s definitely a show that’s got me hooked.

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Do you have any favorites on Netflix you think I need to add to my queue? Leave them in the comments below!

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Photographer, Blogger and Creative who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.

Sunday Style | What To Wear | July Edition | www.amylorraine.com/blog

Loving this color as always and goes really well with a tan. Dressing down without all the accessories isn’t always a bad thing either.

Kimono | Top | Shorts | Shoes

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Blogger, Photographer and DIY Enthusiast who specializes in Senior Photography in Southern Maryland and surrounding areas including but not limited to Calvert County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and St Mary’s County.