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.
Of all the rooms in our house, Kingston’s favorite is mine and Anderson’s bedroom. He always wants to play in “Dadda’s bed.” Not sure where he thinks I sleep! We have some of our best times with him playing with his cars, making tents, and jumping on our bed. And after all that we’ve been through this year I find myself so much more “in the moment” and enjoying the little things more. These are the happy memories I want to look back at one day… two lunatics and a little monkey jumping on the bed. :)
PS – Apparently we make up our own lyrics too. I had no idea what some of the words were to this song and always thought it was “Ring around the roses.” Oops! What the heck does that mean anyway?!
Earlier this week I participated in “Fashion on the Fly,” an event hosted by Bluetique of North Florida. Bluetique is a Goodwill Company created to offer higher-end and designer apparel… basically a high end thrift store. Y’all know how much I LOVE thrift stores, and because my Mom is the only person I know who enjoys them more than me, I brought her along to be my partner. She’s a total pro and even wore a complete head-to-toe outfit purchased from thrift stores. :) We were in a styling competition with other local fashionistas and bloggers and had to dress a mannequin in 30 minutes with items from the store. The catch was that each contestant had to draw a random scenario and dress the mannequin accordingly. Of course, I drew “Black Tie Red Carpet Event.” What?!? If you shop at second hand stores very often you know that the weakest areas are usually menswear and formal wear. So Team Hyatt didn’t have much to work with but had THE BEST TIME running through the store, throwing shoes and accessories, and laughing like crazy people. The place was a mad house, and it was fun competing with some of my friends and colleagues (Danielle, Amy, Shae, Stacey) and meeting lots of new faces too! Goodwill is an amazing company, with a mission to create jobs all over the country, and I loved supporting them by participating as a stylist in this event. Thanks for having us, Goodwill!!!
Now the stylists are competing for the “People’s Choice Award” on facebook.
So… if you’re in the mood, you can go here and like our picture to help me and my Mom win!
I try to make my home a fun place where we celebrate little, everyday things and make a big deal out of holidays. Why not? Each day is a gift, and any excuse for a party sounds good to me! I also like for the decorations around our house to have a personal, purposeful feel. So I find myself making a lot of decor, especially at holidays. For some reason traditional holiday decorations never excite me. For example, Mother’s Day pieces usually have a pastel, flowery feel. Nothing wrong with that at all! It just doesn’t really go in my house. So in celebration of the big day I made a banner and wanted to share it with you. You know, just in case you suffer from my disease of wanting to personalize everything too. Some may call it “doing things the hard way”… but whatever!
Step 1: Cut a pennant shape out of card-stock. I just used a ruler, but I’m sure you can find a template online somewhere.
Step 2: Once you decide what word to spell on your banner, (I did “Momma” since that’s what Kingston calls me) trace around the pennant shape onto the back of a piece of scrapbook paper. You’ll need one pennant for each letter. I used 3 sheets of 12″x12″ gold glittery scrapbook paper. Pick a color or pattern that you love!
Step 3: Print the letters you want to spell out onto card-stock. For “Momma” I needed 3 Ms, an O, and an A.
Step 4: Cut out each letter then trace it onto the back of your scrapbook paper inside the pennant shape.
Step 5: Using an X-ACTO knife cut each letter out of the scrapbook paper. Then with scissors, cut out each pennant.
Step 6: Choose several fun patterns to fill in your letters and print them out on card-stock. I found some black and white geometric shapes and patterns I liked (just search Google images!). Cut the paper and tape it to the back of your pennants completely covering each letter hole.
Step 7: Print a few favorite pics. And cut them out into whatever shapes you want. I used some recent black and whites of Kingston and me.
Now just attach the pennants and pictures to a string with tape or glue and add any embellishments you want. I added a strip of coral card-stock to the top of each pennant and a few other details to bring in some pops of color! Hang that baby on the wall, and you’re ready to celebrate one of the most important holidays of all! :) Happy crafting!
We spent Saturday morning exploring the Riverside Arts Market.
I enjoy checking out all the art and street performers. But let’s be honest, we really go for the food vendors!
Everything is always so colorful… and yummy! And Saturday did not disappoint. :)