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First Impression

At first glance, it was a purple sea anemone! I swear. 😉 My journey in the photography world manifests many adventures; some of which I do not have to travel too far to experience. The other day I wandered around my brother’s property and found these pretty and curious flowers that seemed to remind me of a purple sea anemone. It did cross my mind that the Permian Basin was once underwater and had marine life… but the resemblance of these flowers and the sea anemone is but a mere coincidence. The chances of this flower being an evolved organism of an actual sea anemone are impossible considering that the sea anemone is not a plant, but an animal. Still, though… can you see what I see? Let me know if you know what this plant is 🙂 None of these photos have been filtered to enhance color or other aesthetic characteristics. #nofilter 🙂 Ok, now lets compare this flower with a sea anemone… was I right or was I wrong? Lol! Learn more about …

Southwest photography

5 Clear-Framed Glasses You’ll Love

Looking for a new pair of glasses? Want to try something new and cool? Well, its no secret that Warby Parker has been releasing some really great styles that I am loving. Some of these styles that I will be sharing with you today are clear-framed. I really liking transparent frames these days because they go with anything like black frames, but these are softer on your face.

A Windy Day Past Redford, TX.

The day wasn’t perfect. It was gusty and the wind was a little cold, but that didn’t stop me. I figured that photographs are not always taken under perfect conditions. Thus, I set out on a short road trip downriver with my son to see what my camera could do. I will be returning to this site again once I become more experienced. It would probably be a good place for some night photography! Here is a couple miles past Redford, Texas which is located between Presidio and Lajitas. For those of you who don’t know where this is or have never heard of the Big Bend, it is one of the most beautiful places in Southwest Texas; and it’s my backyard. The End.  

Homemade Mexican Chicken Soup Caldo de Pollo Mexicano

Homemade Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

But then there’s nothing better than medicine like supercharged soups that heal the body and soothe the soul; just like mom’s and grandma’s. So, today I’m going to be sharing with you a delicious comfort soup for when you are sick, or someone you love is sick. My mom made this for us all the time whether we were sick or not because it was the only way that we would eat our vegetables without whining. Now let me tell you that I am not an expert in the kitchen, but I CAN make this! This is Mexican style chicken soup, or as I know it in Spanish, Caldo de Pollo. When I was young, I would help grandma and mom make this soup. I guess you could say that this is how I learned how to chop vegetables as we sat down together, peeled and chopped vegetables, and chit-chatted with laughter.

Warby Parker Home Try-On Review Mrs. Nayla

Warby Parker: Home Try-On Experience

I don’t know about you, but I have been called four-eyes during my life. At first, it wasn’t something I was proud of and I would wear my contacts instead. Yet, as I grew older, I learned to love my glasses because they are a part of who I am. Needless to say that the words “nerdy” and “geeky” have been given an ironic twist these past couple years. That’s right, nerdy and geeky is in; and its got Warby Parker written all over it. But aside from this fashion claim, I want to share a little story with you that happened to me this past year and early this month. Part of this story entails a wonderful experience with an eyewear company named Warby Parker and their Home Try-On program that I am just dying to share with you.

DIY toddler photography

DIY White Backdrop Toddler Photography

As parents, we know how expensive it can get to get your hands on some decent portraits of our children as they’re growing up. There’s also the fact that our children grow up so fast. Well, if you’re anything like me (on a budget or otherwise, poor), here’s an idea that doesn’t drain your account: DIY white backdrop photography!DIY toddler photography!

Biscochos Mrs. Nayla photography This I believe


Follow my blog with Bloglovin   I am in sugar heaven! Loving these biscochos (Mexican wedding cookies) that my mom made. Well, she didn’t really make them for me, but I love bringing some home with me every time I go visit her. The little white empanadas are small shortbread cookies folded like a mini taco the size of your thumb, coated with confectioners sugar, and filled with dreamy and indulging strawberry jelly. The anise star shaped ones are sprinkled (ok, covered) in natural brown sugar and cinnamon. You would probably think I really am eating in slow motion. I make eating them that good, haha! Although I already ate all of them up, here’s a little bit of eye candy.

Oh the things that you will find…

I find it amazing how my little family and I own such curious little objects. In my home I try hard to keep things organized, but let’s face it, it doesn’t stay that way for long. One of the things I like doing with my camera is gathering things that I find lying around and just laying them on my white parsons desk. It might be a childhood thing, but it reminds me of I Spy books. I used to love checking them out from the library at my elementary school. For the sake of today’s post on I Spy inspired photography, I encourage you to check out the books if you have never heard of them! If you have little children or even teenagers, invite them to sit down with you and play a game of I Spy. I used to love doing it with my friends at school and I’m about to purchase some for my kids as well. I think it is a great idea for bonding and appreciating literature. Who said …