Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wanted: New camera

I really have liked my camera. I got it for Christmas of 08 and it has been great to start me out on my digital camera experience. We got a great bargain, $99 with the Christmas sales. I figured it would last me until I was able to afford a DSLR camera. I didn't realize until Saturday what a deal we got!

Because on Saturday, a child dropped it...while the lens was out...and it fell right on the lens...making it, well...broken. But, said child immediately told the truth about it and that is always the most important thing.

So, we're back to using film and borrowing Sarah's OK camera for the time being.

The question is I go for another cheap point and shoot (which wouldn't be as good as the camera I had) or try to squeeze the budget for a starter DSLR (which isn't quite the camera I was hoping to eventually get)? The only problem being that we are trying to make a lot of things happen in our family right now and $ is a huge issue...

I would love to hear any reviews you have about the camera you love and advice you have to give!

Meanwhile, I'm sending my camera into Canon for a free evaluation on repair costs (I'm not very optimistic). While it's there, I'll wait and maybe catch an amazing Black Friday deal. If I could buy my camera again for $100, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Maybe the camera faeries will be good to me again this year.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Things that make me happy today

I'm trying to not TOTALLY disappear from blogland...I thought I would just share a few things that made me happy today.

This apple grew on our tree in our backyard! Isn't it perfect! I had to snap a photo before I cut it up, dipped it in caramel and ate it (all by myself...shhhh, don't tell the kids!).

Next, I found this tutorial for the cutest, easiest Halloween treat bags ever! Even if you don't sew, you could so make these. It's making me wish Halloween wasn't on a Sunday this year!

And...I finished a project today. It seems I finish things too few and far between these days. It felt so good to see it all done! But, I don't feel like I could show it off (yet) though as it's a gift and I think the person I'm giving it to may be one of the 3 people who read this blog. So, if you've had a birthday within the last year or so, it may be for you :) It is way to cool not to show off though, So I will be blogging about it hopefully very soon. When I do, that means that it made it to the person it is intended for.

So, happy Saturday and Sunday for all of you out there!