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Five on Friday | January 30, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com

 

1. Most people don’t see my piercings but when they find out I have my back dimples pierced they kind of look at me like I actually have three heads. I get it, most of the time anything other than your ear piercings will raise a few questions and these aren’t “normal” by society standards. I’ve had them for over two and half years and this was the first time one became unscrewed. So I figured I’d share!

2. Because of the Katy Hearn Winter Challenge I’ve been working on my fitness and eating healthier. I took a break to eat one of my 6 meals in between my massive organization spree but little did I know that someone was lurking behind me… that was until Rufus started to whine. [His name really should be Shadow]

3. Once a week I like to do a face mask consisting of Indian Healing Clay, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Essential Oils… It’s awesome. That ice cream in the photo.. is not. It tastes like 150 calories and what a let down!

4. Mean Girls reference, Pink workout clothes, a funny water bottle and cheetah print nikes makes me one happy girl.

5. Every once and a while I try to get my Olivia Pope on and have a glass of wine while I watch Scandal. Clearly, as if the Arbor Mist isn’t a dead giveaway, I’m not a big drinker or a fancy drinker. This Thursday I wanted to celebrate. I’m alive, I’m healthy, I’m really happy. Scandal came back on and we said goodbye to Parenthood. Which is one of the best TV shows. If you haven’t watched Parenthood, get to your nearest couch or bed and start Neflixing. You won’t regret it.

 

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You know what I don’t like?.. Working out. I mean I know what I was getting into when I signed up for Katy Hearn’s Winter Challenge but It’s reminding me why I prefer sleep and netflix. But I’m proud of myself for continuing through this. I’m proud that I’m working hard and not giving up. I just imagine Katy instead of Tyra every time I want to give up on her challenge. Although she is actually such a sweetheart and never mean to anyone.. She probably feels the same sentiments with a little bit less rage.

Katy Hearn Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.com

The first cheat meal of the challenge was buttermilk pancakes from Cracker Barrel and a side of hashbrown cassarole. LET. ME. TELL. YOU… I got the clean plate award on this one. One cheat meal a week is hard but I’m trying my best to eat healthy options.

Katy Hearn Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.com

But I’ve been drinking a GALLON of water a day. When I want to mix it up I add real fruit or some lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange essential oils. Lemon water helps with the detox of your body and tastes good too!

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My favorite face mask routine includes this healing clay, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree) oil, Purification oil, and Lavender oil mixed with some Apple Cider Vinegar. By the way, I tried y’all… but this tastes like 150 calories and I am not a fan. Should I give a different flavor a try? It was such a let down, but then again… I’m too much of an ice cream feen to be able to give it up for good.

Katy Hearn Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.comOne of my favorite things is to pick out cute workout clothes and wear them. I’m a girl who enjoys her cute outfits and Victoria’s Secret pink. You can never go wrong with a Mean Girls reference, VS Pink or cheetah print Nike shoes in my book.

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Plus it helps I don’t look like this working out. You’re all welcome for that.;)

Katy Hearn Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.com

If you want to follow my journey on Instagram you can follow me HERE and check out everyone’s journey’s using the  #KHWinterChallenge or #KHWC15 hashtag!

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Amy Lorraine is a Lifestyle Blogger, Photographer 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.

Today’s Motivational Monday quote resonates with me so much. Nobody knows what you want but you. I think sometimes we all have these dreams and goals and some times they get pushed backed because of life. But at the end of the day it’s not your parents, or spouse, friends, children.. or anyone else who will be disappointed in you if you don’t do them. I talk a lot about my dreams for traveling. Yesterday I booked my trip to San Diego, CA. I will be going to a photography retreat in the middle of May and I am so excited. But I want to be able to see more.. a few minutes turned into hours of travel searching and dreaming. It was really another motivational moment for me to get things in order to travel this year and next. I hope 2016 will include a lengthy stay in Australia.

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So kids, what I’m here to tell you… keep dreaming your dreams. Remind yourself and motivate yourself. Don’t disappoint yourself.

Amy Lorraine is a 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.

 

This week’s Project 365 is week four. Here are my lifestyle photographs:

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Amy Lorraine is a 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.

Five on Friday | January 23, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com/blog

1. I love being vegetarian and this sushi from Whole Foods makes me love being a vegetarian even more. #YUM! I’m going to try to make these myself soon!

2. I was shopping at Sam’s Club the other day and I caught eyes with two little girls who were like “HERRRR HAIR IS PURPLE!” and started giggling. About 99% of the time I forget this isn’t normal, usually because I forget my hair is purple!

3. I started the Katy Hearn Winter Challenge this week. Every Wednesday I’m going to be blogging about it and you can follow my journey here!

4. I’ve been spending some time watching The Walking Dead reruns with my brother. This episode gets me e.v.e.r.y.s.i.n.g.l.e.t.i.m.e.

5. Rufus and I hope you have a great weekend! <3

 

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DIY Melted Crayon Art | www.amylorraine.com

For the longest time I’ve been wanting to do one of those melted crayon art projects but I really wanted to do my own version. The ones where the crayons are in rainbow order but I decided to go with a color scheme.

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You start with a blank canvas, old crayons, and a craft heat gun (or blowdryer). The way mine ended up happening is that I melted these down into liquid form to create a base on the canvas. You can re-melt and mix the colors too.

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After I had the base down I melted the crayons onto cardboard in various patterns. The I put the cardboard at the top of the canvas and melted it down the canvas.

DIY Melted Crayon Art | www.amylorraine.com

Have you made one of these before? Leave a comment below!

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Amy Lorraine is a 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.

I decided when I signed up for Katy Hearn’s Winter Challenge that I would blog weekly about the challenge. So here we are.. the beginning. It’s day 3 and my body is sore in places I didn’t know there were muscles. I guess it didn’t help that I am a serious weakling.

Day One Selfie | KH Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.com/blog

On Monday I took my before pictures. I decided not to post them because I’d rather show my progress. I wanted to blog and share online my journey to hold me accountable and while I’m not ashamed of my current body, I don’t feel its necessary to show my starting point until I start to see results. But trust me, when I start seeing results I will be showing the difference and you will most likely be sick of it. So I apologize in advance.
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I started the week of meal planning, making a grocery list and eating a giant bowl of salad. I think a lot of people doing a home plan (she offered both home/gym this challenge) find that working out is the hardest part. But for me, its eating healthy and eating enough. I know there will be struggle and there will be a cheat meal [#Moderation] but I value progress over perfection.

Mean Girls Katy Hearn Quote | KH Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.com/blogI couldn’t help myself sharing this. Because… its true.
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I’ve been a vegetarian for 9 months and I don’t miss meat at all. My long term goal is to eat as vegan as possible because dairy is not my friend. But sometimes I need to dive into a pint of ice cream or eat some cheese. I just feel so much better eating a plant based healthy diet and if you know how to use Pinterest, there is a plethora of delicious healthy meal ideas. One of the things Katy’s challenge goes over is counting macros, but I have decided not to count them. I’m not a math or numbers person.. but more than that, I don’t want to have to count. My goals are different and I’m not trying to be some fitness bodybuilder, so I don’t need to be very meticulous on my intake. I feel that if I’m eating healthy, eating often and enough then I will be okay. I might revisit the whole macro thing later if I feel like my progress isn’t coming along. But until then.. veggies, rice, quinoa, fruit, beans and oatmeal will be some serious staples in my life.

Exercise gives you endorphines Legally Blonde Quote | Activate Apparel | | KH Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.com/blog

Activate Apparel has the best workout shirts in the history of the world. I’m totally obsessed and they make me happy to put on workout clothes and happy to actually workout. And of course, who can hate on a Legally Blonde quote? Nobody. That’s who. But here’s to the rest of these 8 weeks!

Muscles Full House Michelle Tanner  |Katy Hearn Winter Challenge | www.amylorraine.com/blog

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Amy Lorraine is a 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.

 

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

I’m seriously loving this look so much. If you need to rush and click the links below to order everything, I don’t blame you. Fleece Lined Leggings, Combat Boots and Oversized Cardigans make the perfect winter look!

Sweater | Shirt | Leggings

Boots | Necklace | Nails

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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.

Tracy Calhoun - January 19, 2015 - 3:46 AM

I really love that cardigan!

Karyn Putney - January 19, 2015 - 4:24 AM

Those nails!

Five On Friday | January 16th, 2015 | Southern Maryland Lifestyle Photographer | www.amylorraine.com/blog

1. Have you tried drawing on bananas before? I was bored on day waiting for my bananas to start ripening up  and started doodling. Anytime I eat one, I just always think of the Minions.

Minion Banana Gif

2. Glam Glow face mask, drinking water and watching One Tree Hill. I love ‘me’ time.

3. I’m getting into product photography more these days and I can’t wait to share some of it with you. Here is a behind the scenes from the other day!

4. Waterlogged is an app I’ve been using to track how much water I’ve been drinking. My goal is a gallon a day!

5. I think you’re doing life wrong if you don’t have a glittery Starbucks tumblr.

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“But there’s a beginning in an end, you know? It’s true that you can’t reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh.” ― Alexandra Bracken

Sunset | Calvert County Photographer | www.amylorraine.com/blog

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.

In the fall I signed up for Katy Hearn’s Fall Challenge. I have like a million and six excuses of why I didn’t finish it, but I won’t bore you with the details. This year things are different. I wasn’t in the gym on the first and I ate chocolate chip pancakes this morning. But I want to be healthier and I’m more motivated to do so. I’ve cut out so many toxins in my face wash and medicines and various other things using Young Living Essential Oils and I want to get healthier with my food and fitness. I’m not gonna be perfect but I believe in moderation and I’m going to get back on track with this 8 week plan! It’s going to be a challenge because I’m in agreement with Britney Haynes on working out..

Britney Haynes Work Out | www.amylorraine.com

For my entire life I’ve been thin but I was always active with cheerleading so I didn’t actually work out. Now I want to be the best version of myself. Even though I don’t like working out I feel better after I do. I feel better when I drink plenty of water and eat healthy. I want to fuel my body with the good stuff and treat it right. Even if that means sucking it up and working out when I’d rather stay in bed and Netflix the day away. I want to be around and healthy for the long run.

Currently my legs look like this:
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But I really want them to look more like this:
Katy Hearn Fit | Winter Challenge | #KHWC15 | www.amylorraine.comAnd hopefully after Katy Hearn’s Winter Challenge my push ups will look better than this:

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If you wanna keep up with my journey you can follow me on Instagram and check back here on Wednesdays for my weekly recap!

 

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Amy Lorraine is a 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.

 

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