Hi! I’m Lyndsay Almeida, a lifestyle photographer based in sunny North Florida. My blog is full of photoshoots, crafty projects, outfit posts, photography tips, and rambles about my family and faith.
If we're going to be blog friends here are a few more things you should know:
I love Jesus Christ and strive to live a life that honors Him. My husband, Anderson, and I have the cutest little boy (Kingston Rock) in the world. It's true. There was a scientific study, and he won. I adore our little family!
I started Pink Coffee Photo five years ago; and as you can see, bright colors (and coffee) make me a happy girl!
Thrift stores are my favorite places to shop, and most of my "down time" is spent making crafty DIY projects.
Check out some of my favorite post categories on the right.
Blazer – Thrifted
Top – Umgee
Jeans – Target
Bag – Betsey Johnson
Glasses – F21
Shoes – Thrifted (Goodwill for the win!)
I’ve been on the hunt for some gold and/or leather tennis shoes. These were sold out online, and our store didn’t even have them.
So I had my eye on these, but then took a quick trip to Goodwill and saw the cutest brand new gold shoes. For $4.
The search is over!
PS – I saw some cute ones here too if you’re interested.
We celebrated SIX years of marital bliss :) over the weekend!
Anderson and I went to St. Augustine, ate at our favorite restaurants, stayed at the prettiest hotel in town, and road a scoot coupe all over. It was definitely one of my favorite getaways ever! I love reminiscing on our wedding day every year. Six years later, it’s still the happiest day of my life. God’s grace was so evident that day, and I’m so grateful that he brought Anderson to me. Our story is one of redemption and grace. We are blessed beyond measure!
Back to St. Augustine… here are a few things we think you should do when you visit:
– Have dinner at Gypsy Cab Company. Try the Cheese Spedini appetizer and someone at your table must order Gypsy Chicken, so everyone can taste it! Did I mention we love this place? They also serve lunch!
– Stop at Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar for breakfast or dessert… or both! This place is only a few months old, but it’s already a local favorite. If you go late at night you’ll probably have to wait a while. But it’s worth it! The Life on Mars waffle is to-die-for! The names of all the menu items come from The Life Aquatic, and if you wear a red beanie you get 10% off!
– Stay at the Casa Monica. It’s part of the Autograph Collection, and the property is gorgeous! Get an early check-in and late check out, so you can spend time at the beautiful pool area.
– Drive or walk over the Bridge of Lions and take in all the beautiful sailboats (and pirate ships!) in the Matanzas Bay.
– Walk St. George Street at night. I’ve walked up and down that strip many times during the day, but it has a completely different feel at night. Most of the tourists are nursing a sunburn somewhere, so the street has a peaceful, almost deserted feel and lots of the stores are still open!
– Check out the Lightner Museum, Flagler College, and even the Castillo De San Marcos (the old fort). You can pay to tour these spots, or just wander around on your own. That’s the way we do it! You can eat in an old indoor swimming pool inside the Lightner, and the grounds at Flagler are incredible! I find the history of these old buildings completely fascinating.
– If you’re feeling adventurous rent a scoot coupe and pray you survive! We drove one of these all over town and laughed the whole time!
Kingston has been obsessed with the Cars movies for a while… at least a year! He’s actually going through a phase where he asks to watch one of the movies every day. We’re like, “Um… NOOOOO!” But we’ve been dying to take him to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort because it has a whole section modeled after Cars. So we stayed there when we went to Disney last month, and it was our favorite part of the trip. All three of us agreed! The Cars section of the resort is adorable. It’s looks just like Radiator Springs (where the cars in the movie live), and Kingston loved looking at everything. He tried to open every door. On every car. We were impressed with the customer service too! It’s one of Disney’s “Value Resorts,” so my expectations were pretty low. But that changed as soon as we checked in. We booked a regular room, but when we got there and chatted with the girls at the front desk about it being Kingston AND Anderson’s first time at Disney, they upgraded us to a cute Cars themed suite! Then when “someone” left a phone charger in our room, the resort called us then mailed it to us at no charge! There’s no denying that they do things right at Disney!
Thank you to the Art of Animation Team for making our stay so enjoyable! We’re ready to go back and hang out at the Cozy Cone pool again. :)
So for years Anderson has been telling me about the amazing Brazilian Churro. There’s nothing like. It’s the best thing in the world. He may have even described it as “a little piece of Heaven.” And I’ve kinda been like, “Yeah. I’ve had a churro before.” Then last week we went to a Brazilian Festival that was basically a bunch of food tents – just our style! I wanted a pastel and a coxinha. Anderson wanted meat on a stick. When we got to the front of the line they had run out of pastels, the coxinha tasted terrible, and the line for the meat wasn’t moving at all. We were bummed. But then Anderson spotted it. The churro tent. He was excited. I was still bummed. Until (out of hungry desperation) I shared one. And I’m not kidding. It was the best thing ever. Fried, sweet, and full of warm caramel! Yum. It was so good I didn’t even get a picture. :) Of course Kingston preferred the cupcakes that looked like the were purchased from the closest Publix. When will that kid learn?!? Oh well… more for us.
– Your encouragement and prayers yesterday. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We seriously have some of the best friends and family in the world, and we’re blessed to walk through life with all of you… even from a distance in many cases! My follow-up appointment with the neurosergeon wasn’t supposed to be until next Monday, but Anderson called him to see if we could somehow talk with him before the day was over yesterday. (I’ve mentioned before how much we love that man. He’s the best! In fact, he’s leaving Mayo Clinic this month, so we are too.) Anyway, he was kind enough to get back with us and let us know that there is no change in my brain tumor. It’s now been a year with no change at all. I’m considered stable. This is good news! No treatment. No surgery. Just more monitoring… we can do that! Thank you for praying. I felt so much peace yesterday. It really should have been a stressful day but it wasn’t. There’s no explanation for that… except God.
– We’ve had some friends in town from Nashville. And had so much fun that we were happy when their flight was cancelled and they got stuck with us for an extra day. :) We spent the entire time they were here outside. And I’m so glad we took advantage, because it’s been cold and rainy every since. That sunshine was the best!
– And… Anderson got another new job! Ha – he’s decided to make a career out of job-hopping. The opportunity (working for a production company!) totally came from nowhere and was way too good to pass up.
– This book. My Dad read it then gave me a copy, and I haven’t been able to put it down. It’s written by a missionary, under a fake name, and is full of stories about Christians facing persecution for their faith. Here’s a short video about it if you’re interested.
– The collective “NOOOOOOOO” heard all over Disney’s Frontierland when Kingston tried to scrape a piece of gum off the ground for a little snack. All parents within ear shot couldn’t help but yell at him! We’re working on this. We’ll get it figured out right after we nail down potty training!