Sooo with it being my birthday this weekend (woo hoo!!), I recently returned home from work to THIS being in my kitchen.  Hmm I wonder what it ever could be??  Shoes?  No, I already have too many pairs of those.  Clothes?  Nah not the right size box.  I was stumped….

Annnnd to my wonderful surprise….THIS is what was inside!!  Weeeeeeeeee!!!

I FINALLY have my brand new DSLR camera!!  It’s a Nikon D3000 and so far I’ve heard such great things about this camera, especially for first time users.  I know I’ve got a lot of learning ahead of me, but I have a feeling this is going to become my newest obsession.  I plan on getting a tripod along with a 50 mm lens, you know to get those blurred backgrounds and clear photos so my dishes can hopefully (one day) make it on to Foodgawker or Tastespotting!!  Ohh the goals I have in life.

Anyway I know this post is super short and my blog is currently in the middle of being redesigned (yay!) so I’ve been holding out on posting recipes, but I just HAD to share this with you guys!!  Hopefully my new site will be up and ready by next week, complete with my own domain name and my first giveaway!!  Want a sneak peek??  Well here you go!

I’m bursting at the seams right now because I have so many ideas and plans for this little blog and I’m so thankful for all the things I’ve learned and the inspiration I’ve received from so many incredible blogs out there (and of course the amazing people behind them).  I can’t wait to show you all the final product and hope you have an amazing weekend!

I know I will.

  1. Valerie says:

    omg lucky you!! Happy birthday!! I can’t wait to see the faculous pictures you’ll make!

  2. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much Valerie! I have A LOT to learn!! 🙂

  3. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your birthday weekend celebration and the fabulous camera!

  4. Happy B’day Kelly. Hope you have a really great time. Wow great new camera, think of all those wonderful pictures you’ll be posting :). I’m still borrowing the daughter’s camera to take my pictures …

  5. Have fun with the camera, I’m still trying to figure mine out. Although, I made it on Foodgawker AND Tastespotting this week by some crazy, crazy, crazy stroke of luck–so you never know when it might happen for you. I was so ecstatic. I explained it to my husband, and he said “Let’s celebrate, want a beer?” What a man 😉

    Anyways–the sneak peek of your blog looks great, can’t wait to see the rest (color me green with envy!).

  6. Oh! And Happy Birthday!!!

  7. Kelly says:

    Ahhh congratulations Rachel!! That’s really awesome and thanks for the birthday wishes! 🙂

  8. Tiffany says:

    Happy birthday you lucky girl!

  9. Lynn says:

    A happy, happy birthday to you, and congratulations on the new camera! 🙂

  10. I’ll start with, Happy Birthday! That is one awesome birthday gift you got there! I am sure you’ll be on foodgawker and tastespotting in no time. Can’t wait to see your redesigned site!

  11. melissa says:

    Happy birthday! Your present is awesome! I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend and I look forward to viewing your pics taken with your new toy:)

  12. Wow! My first time visiting your site and I like it a lot! And I am super jealous of your new camera! 🙂 Happy Birthday to you! And I will come back for updates about your new site… 🙂

  13. Parsley Sage says:

    Nice! Great camera 🙂 I have the canon version of it and I am in.love. Can’t wait to see your foodgawker worthy photos on the new site. Happy Birthday!

  14. Happy Birthday and congrats on getting a new camera! I just got a DSLR for my bday and I am fumbling around figuring it out… (I really should read the manual) The new site also looks great!

  15. Ling says:

    That’s a great gift. So lucky!

  16. Happy Birthday and I can’t wait to see your new site! 🙂

  17. Happy Birthday Kelly! And I already love the new look of your website! Yay for the new camera too! I can’t wait to see nice pictures of your delicious food on the professional looking website! Maybe little early to say but… Congrats!

  18. Rosemary says:

    Aren’t you lucky! Be anxious to hear (and see!) how you like your new camera. WHen my ship comes in, I was going to get a Canon Rebel, so I really am anxious to know what you think.

  19. Farrah says:

    Happy Belated birthday! I’m so envious! Let us know the pros and cons please!

  20. Happy Birthday and Congrats on your camera!! I have the same DSLR, but I’m only starting to use it. Maybe we can learn together! 🙂 xoxo

  21. Happy Birthday. What a great present! Hope you have loads of fun with it, looking forward to seeing the pictures.

  22. Michele says:

    LOVE the camera!! happy birthday kelly!!

  23. Sylvia says:

    Lucky you, indeed you must love it

  24. Lori says:

    Congrats on your camera! You are going to love it. Once I got my DSLR I was hooked, after a couple years I finally got a few new lenses. Now there is no turning back. 🙂 Happy Belated Birthday!

  25. C&C Cakery says:

    That’s the same camera that we started out with – it’s absolutely lovely! You’ll have a blast with it! Happy birthday!

  26. C&C Cakery says:

    That’s the same camera that we started out with – it’s absolutely lovely! You’ll have a blast with it! Happy birthday!

  27. C&C Cakery says:

    That’s the same camera that we started out with – it’s absolutely lovely! You’ll have a blast with it! Happy birthday!

  28. C&C Cakery says:

    That’s the same camera that we started out with – it’s absolutely lovely! You’ll have a blast with it! Happy birthday!

  29. C&C Cakery says:

    That’s the same camera that we started out with – it’s absolutely lovely! You’ll have a blast with it! Happy birthday!

  30. C&C Cakery says:

    That’s the same camera that we started out with – it’s absolutely lovely! You’ll have a blast with it! Happy birthday!

  31. C&C Cakery says:

    That’s the same camera that we started out with – it’s absolutely lovely! You’ll have a blast with it! Happy birthday!

  32. Nippon Nin says:

    Happy Birthday! My camera is Nikon 3000 also. Thank you so much for your kind comment and being my blog follower.

    What a cute dog you have.

  33. OMG!!! That is SOOOOO exciting!!!! Can’t wait to see your photos!!! Belated happy birthday Kelly!

  34. Leslie Uhl says:

    Happy Birthday! What a great gift, I think I need to show this post to my husband…. Good luck and wonderful photo-taking with the new camera!

  35. Late Happy Birthday wishes…hope it was the best!

  36. SuzyEats says:

    Congrats Kelly! A wonderful camera makes such a difference 🙂

  37. Courtney says:

    YEA!!!!! How exciting on the new camera and the new site – very cool. I’m still waiting for my camera…right now my trusty BB is taking the pictures, and I have to say, for a cellphone I have been pretty happy! 🙂 Enjoy your new toy!

  38. Ed says:

    I love your blog and am I so happy that you got a new camera!!

  39. Happy birthday – what a great new camera!

  40. Tiffany says:

    That’s the camera I have and I LOOOOOOVE it. It will be a good addition to your life. Happy shooting!

  41. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
    That camera is on my wish list. A good camera make all the difference in the world. Happy Shooting 🙂

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