Epiphanie Bags & A Giveaway

Okay, let’s be honest for a minute.
Do you carry your big ‘ole DSLR camera around in your purse?
I do. All the time.
I know. It’s terrible. Especially with all the random stuff that ends up in my purse.

I’ve had a great lens bag for about 4 years that I always take to photo-shoots. But I really like to take my camera with me everywhere, and the lens bag just wasn’t practical for that. I wasn’t going to drag my kid, purse, diaper bag, AND a lens bag out to the beach or a family dinner. So my solution was to just throw the camera in my purse. (Don’t do this y’all. It’s bad for your camera!)

Then Epiphanie Bags sent me the perfect camera bag. Seriously. I love it! I picked the Lyric Bag in Mustard, because… it’s mustard! And I consider mustard a neutral. :) It also has a gorgeous braided strap. Now I can throw my wallet in this bag with my camera, and I’m ready to go out with my family. And I don’t look like a crazy paparazzi mom carrying my big dorky lens bag, because this just looks like my purse.

I love the bag so much that I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to Epiphanie Bags! Put it towards the perfect Christmas present for the photographer in your life… or just treat yourself to one. :) There are several ways to enter below!

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December 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Jenna Osborn - I absolutely LOVE the Lola bag in Mustard.. Completely agree Mustard is so a neutral!

December 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Rachel Hodges - I love the Lyric in Slate Blue!

December 8, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Meredith - I’ve been lovin’ on the Sydney in gray for a
While now!

December 8, 2013 - 9:39 am

Elyse Morales - AH I’ve been looking for a camera bag for a loooooooong time, but never thought they made them as beautiful as this! I fell in love with the Charlotte bag in burnt orange. It’s big, it’s a satchel, and it has a pocket dedicated to the ipad. I need it!

December 7, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Kristina Ranoa - I absolutely love the Clover in Camel.

December 7, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Tai Badowski - The chevron bag is so nice and they have such a lovely vollection that you can’t go wrong.

December 6, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Hannah D. - I would buy the Charlotte in burnt orange!

December 6, 2013 - 10:44 am

Mary Happymommy - I like the Lyric in Slate Blue.

December 6, 2013 - 2:57 am

rose monier - i would buy charlotte

December 6, 2013 - 2:56 am

Rose - beautiful !

December 6, 2013 - 2:04 am

Jenny Singley - I have been looking at these and love the Lyric one. It is just what I am looking for.

December 5, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Michelle Eisele - I love the Ginger Grey and the Metallic Chevron. Both are so cute and there are so many other pretty ones too! :)

December 5, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Tracy Cruce - I like the chevron and the Belle but they are all cute!

December 5, 2013 - 7:09 pm

Laurie Brinson - Love the Chevron bag.

December 5, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Chris Holland - I want them all! Thanks

December 5, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Desi - I’d go for the Stella bag or Belle, if I still had a DSLR. However, I know the perfect person this would be a great gift for!
I love how your bag looks with that outfit, too!

December 5, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Paula - I hate clothes shopping, just stresses me out. But, I’ve found I love jewelry and purses. My stress free whay to have some fashion in my life. Love it!!

December 5, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Christine - I would love the Charlotte bag in burnt orange! It’s just what I’ve been searching for!

December 5, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Casey - I’d buy ANY OF THEM! I can’t decide. The colors are just perfect though!

December 5, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Ginger D - Love the Ginger in turquoise :-)

December 5, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Amy Bull - ooooo that Lyric Bag in mustard screams Happy photos! Love it! Love it! Love it! My Canon 40D would love to be hangin out in that cuteness!!

December 5, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Whitney m. - They look cute and would be great for when I go out with the kids.

December 5, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Erin - I love the Charlotte- Metallic Chevron!!

December 5, 2013 - 1:06 pm

rosalind - I’d buy the Lola!

Outfit of the Week

Last wore this skirt here.

December 8, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Jen - I will forever be jealous of that scarf. :)

December 7, 2013 - 10:13 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks Lindsey! This one would be cute on you!

December 4, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Lindsey A. Turner - beautiful! I love white skirts!

Thrift and Shout

December 4, 2013 - 2:18 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Oh no! I hate when that happens. :( Maybe they’ll bring it back…

December 4, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Andrea Worley - Love the outfit! I tried to order this skirt over the weekend so sad it’s sold out!

December 4, 2013 - 10:17 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Adrienne, I bet the longer one is so pretty! I’d love a floor length.

December 4, 2013 - 10:01 am

Adrienne - I think I have this same skirt (although mine may be a longer version)! I love the way you wore it for winter!

December 4, 2013 - 9:58 am

pinkcoffeephoto - I like “festive”!!!

December 4, 2013 - 9:57 am

Willfully Elegant - Love the skirt! Such a suave color and very festive as well.

December 4, 2013 - 9:35 am

pinkcoffeephoto - You totally do. We can be twins!

December 4, 2013 - 9:25 am

JoJo - LOVE the outfit! The whole thing! I need to get me a twirlie skirt too!!

December 4, 2013 - 8:45 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Hey Michelle! Thank you. :)

December 4, 2013 - 8:32 am

Michelle - I loved that skirt when you wore it the first time and I still love it now! It’s the cutest! :)

December 4, 2013 - 8:25 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks so much Ashley!

December 4, 2013 - 8:20 am

Ashley - Oh yes….A big yes to this skirt!! White and black are so classic and so perfect together. You look amazing!

The Mays

These cute Alabama transplants were so much fun to work with. They laughed the whole time and obviously enjoyed being together. It was refreshing!!
At one point they said, “Well, we ARE newlyweds!”
David and Danza, I hope you always make each other laugh just like newlyweds. :)

^^Roll Tide!!!^^

Thanksgiving in Callahan

We usually spend Thanksgiving at my parents’ house with my brother and his family. It’s really relaxed but completely chaotic at the same time. After lunch we always try to get a family picture for Mom and Dad’s Christmas card. I swear it’s like herding a bunch of deranged cats. And in the end there are 756 out-takes and one half-way decent picture where no one is picking a booger or wedgie. We consider that a success.

I don’t usually contribute much to big family dinners. I’m willing but not exactly eager so… the Almeidas usually do drinks, breads, appetizers. You know. The really important stuff. But this year my Mom must have been desperate, because she asked me to do desserts. So I decided to just jump in and attempt Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie! Remember when Anderson and I went on and on and on about it in NYC? I was looking at having one shipped here, but realized it would cost $80. Bummer! But then I came across the recipe online and decided to be a big girl and try to make it. And it turned out just like the real deal. You should try it for Christmas dinner. Your family will thank you, and you’ll thank me. Here’s the recipe. Also made my old standby, Butter Cake. :)

December 4, 2013 - 6:56 am

Sally - That Crack Pie recipe…may be worth $80 to order! Love the family photos. Blessed!

December 3, 2013 - 9:10 am

JoJo - Oh my gosh these are so sweet! I loved looking through them and smiling!

December 3, 2013 - 8:40 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Pops, You know it’s true!!!

December 3, 2013 - 8:40 am

pinkcoffeephoto - Thank you Carrie. :)

December 2, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Carrie - beautiful pictures and beautiful family <3

December 2, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Pops - I resent the comparison to a cat! You know I hate those things!! But I guess it is kinda’ crazy. Oh well, we’ll get a good picture next year!!! LOL

December 2, 2013 - 1:20 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Ha! It’s worth the wait!!

December 2, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Marlena - Pregnant girl woes……we leave for vacation tomorrow and I can’t make it until I get back. I know, I know. The struggle. ;-)

December 2, 2013 - 10:51 am

momma - My Precious family

Give Thanks

We made a video this week and had the opportunity to share it at church today. “We” meaning Anderson did all the work and I just BLAH BLAH BLAHHHHED on camera. I have to admit that watching myself on camera in a group is pretty much a nightmare. But. We really do believe that God wants us to use every opportunity we have to share our experiences with others. So here ya go!

In All Circumstances. (The Almeidas-2013) from Anderson Almeida on Vimeo.

PS – The song is Oceans by Hillsong.
If you want to read more details about our journey this year, just click on the link right below here that says “faith.”

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December 4, 2013 - 10:36 pm

Andrea Worley - Tears.

Such an inspiring and uplifting story. You’re so right blessings and refinement go together. I’m so thankful to have found your blog, stumbled upon your work. You’re truly an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your story.

December 2, 2013 - 1:22 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Bethany, Thank you for sharing that! It’s always so encouraging to hear what God has done for other people. And you’re right… blessings are not always monetary, but he will definitely take care of us no matter what!!

December 2, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Bethany K - Oh I got chills! Thanks sooo much for sharing.
We did the same thing with tithing. My husband had just started going to church. He decided to start giving 10% of our first fruits and within a week or two, we BOTH got bonuses at work. God really does reward (not always monetarily!) those who are faithful.
Micah 7:7 is great. That’s not a book I normally reference at all. Great verse to hold onto.
“Either I trust Him with everything or I don’t.”

I’m so glad you guys have each other. Without a strong foundation at home, those challenges are even harder. You need someone to remind you that God is there sometimes.

Thanks so much for sharing!! And sorry for going on and on. I pray that your circumstances only get better!

December 2, 2013 - 10:18 am

Whitney Croxton - Girl – Im in tears. You never cease to amaze me with your honesty, love and positive attitude. I am so grateful to know you. Thank you for sharing.

December 1, 2013 - 10:10 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Love you Mom!!

December 1, 2013 - 8:32 pm

momma - wow! through the tears I am thanking MY Lord and Savior for giving me you. I am so proud of the way You and Anderson have been so real about sharing your trust in Jesus to see you through it all.

December 1, 2013 - 7:55 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Thanks for saying that Joni!

December 1, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Joni - Thank you so much for sharing your journey! it ministered to me as I know it will touch others!

December 1, 2013 - 7:39 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Whitney, I think you’re right. I’m definitely more focused on him when everything else is falling apart.

December 1, 2013 - 7:13 pm

Whitney - Love! Thanks for sharing! Trials are so hard but God so often revels himself most powerfully in those times-as you have discovered. By sharing your struggle you will undoubtedly encourage many others!

December 1, 2013 - 6:15 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Then get your butt to FL now!

December 1, 2013 - 6:10 pm

Marlena - I want to come hug you and have beach picnics, asap.

December 1, 2013 - 4:15 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Leah, Those are true words. Being refined is not easy, huh?!? Thanks for sharing!

December 1, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Leah Sipprell - God is good and is using you as a great teacher. You may not consider yourself as one but this video was EXACTLY what I needed today. Thank you for being a beacon for his grace and mercy and reminding me (when I need it the least) he blesses us, refines us and continually makes us refined gold. I am bookmarking this video as a reminder of his mercy and love! Leah Sipprell

December 1, 2013 - 4:06 pm

pinkcoffeephoto - Bummer, Ginger! I hope it works for you. Ha! I had to “lose” the accent in college bc I thought I wanted to be in broadcast tv. :))

December 1, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Ginger - Boogers! It’s having “playback issues” so I’ll have to keep trying to see the entire video. What I HAVE seen, tho’, is touching my heart. Thank you for opening your lives to the rest of us. I love you all the more for it. *smooches* Lil’ cousin.

You caught me by surprise with one thing, Lyndsay… where’s your accent, girl?! You sound like ME!

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