friday five

  1. I used an Etsy Christmas gift card to order five vinyl backgrounds from Swanky Prints. I’m totally in love. I’ve used them in a few food photo shoots this week and love how easy they are to clean and compact to store. No more being afraid to get messy with the food styling!
  2. Speaking of Christmas, the Santa Aunts purchased this 60mm macro beauty for me. I’ve had a delightful week learning its strengths and weaknesses while seeing the world through its eye.
  3. I came home from Austin to a package with this fun pomegranate deseeder in my mailbox. I’m so unbelievably excited to use it that I’ve already added pomegranates to this weekend’s shopping list.
  4. I won the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway with S’well bottle which included four Kobo Soy Candles. Words don’t do justice for how lovely these smell.
  5. Of course I’m stoked that said giveaway included a new 17 ounce S’well bottle in this sophisticated matte black finish.

Santas all across the country were so good to me this year. I couldn’t have asked for a better time spent at home in Austin or more appropriately chosen gifts. How about you? Playing with any fun new toys this week?