December 12, 2016

changing & growing

Costa Rica

The secret of change
Is to focus all of your energy,
Not on fighting the old,
But on building the new.
                     – Socrates


There is lots of changing and growing and learning and every damn thing in between going on in my neck of the woods currently. It is a strange chapter, but I’m doing what I can and building on the new. (and maybe in the process, I’ll find some time to edit photos. LOL who are we kidding?! It sounded good though, right???)


October 29, 2016

oh hey

oh, hey there. look, a bug! I hit the motherload of fabulousness in one lone bush in Costa Rica, and spent a stupid amount of time just marveling at mother nature and her creations

Costa Rica

September 10, 2016

oh my.

oh. my. god. becky. look at how long this blog has sat.

It’s an ongoing theme, isn’t it? Let the blog sit. Post on the blog about how long I’ve let the blog sit. Oh well. Why break routine now, huh?

Sadly, there is nothing exciting to update. No pretty pictures to post, because who really knows the last time a camera other than my phone has sat in my hands? So cell phone photos it is….

I finished a quilt….after *cough* two years *cough*

Tula Pink Anchors Aweigh

This sucker was a labor of love and slightly terrifying as the recipient had no idea it was coming her way. I knew the nautical theme was a perfect fit, but everything else was a big fat question mark. Two years of love…and what if she hated it?! I handed it over last weekend and I think it’s safe to say that it was very well received. PHEW!

herringbone baby quilt

And then I got all twitchy and remembered how much I love to sew, so I am whipping up this little baby quilt as another surprise gift. Turns out, quilt math is super important and maybe I shouldn’t avoid it as much as I do, as this little guy is turning into the weirdest sized quilt. It’s the thought that counts.


And I just really want to tell you about my most favorite new addiction….blackberry serrano yogurt. Yes. and Yes. Go now and try it.

Her name is Beyonce

Her name is Beyonce

And then Beyonce happened. I accidentally bought a new car. Oops. (yes, her name is Beyonce) Ok, it wasn’t really an accident. We’ve been in discussion to take this step for quite some time….it was So. Hard. for me to get rid of my Civic. I loved that little car so very much, and she still had the new car shine….but little is the key word. We needed something a bit bigger. And since I am sort of a financial badass with our moola (if I do say so myself) we were able to make a fabulous trade to get this badass Beyonce. And I am in loooooove. This car is sooo perfect for me, and the icing on the cake is little ‘ol me waltzed into the dealership flying solo, and bought this all on my own, reveling in my negotiating prowess. RAWR. You know the commercial where the woman puts her feet on the desk and asks “what can you do for me?” I might have put my feet on their desks.

Want to know who does not love Beyonce?

Where's my other car?

Tinsley does not love Beyonce. at all.


Speaking of dogs. I’ve been spending my time with lots of them. It’s what I do. It’s what I love. Man, is it exhausting. But look at that face! Totally worth it!

fit body fit mind

And I am still getting my sweat on. I cannot even believe I have been committed to fitness for over a year now. It has taken a loooooong time (ummmm, my whole life?) but something has finally clicked and I love knowing that it is now just a part of my life. It still takes a lot of effort, and lately it has been a serious struggle trying to fit fitness into a schedule that consists of very long days on my feet, but I just make it work. Somehow. Some way.

And that, my friends, is why I haven’t updated my blog. Because my world is pretty boring HA! But my mom loves an update (Hi Mom!) so we’ll let the blog live on for my mom, my only reader 🙂

July 18, 2016

just a little bite

I’ve been craving nature lately. I have a tendency to not appreciate the nature that Florida has to offer me, and hence I don’t spend much time out in it, because of that whole grass is always greener thing. I want the nature from other regions. Luckily, I have that stored on my hard drives, so when the craving hits, I can just take a quick little bite and be satisfied for a bit…

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June 14, 2016

it’s a talent

Costa Rica | Eyelash Viper | Kulik Photography

It takes a special kind of talent to ignore images for as long as I do. My relationship with photography, and let’s be honest, the dreaded editing, could use a super dose of couple’s therapy. Maybe even a couple’s retreat. I love photography. I hate photography. I always hate sitting in front of the computer to tend to my photography. So I let things get so very dusty. But this year I am determined to get some of my vacation images out of my computer and onto print. And also, if we’re being really honest here, we are beginning to plan our next trip, which always brings me back to my past photos.

So my computer has gone in for a tune up, I have lost my editing tools because maybe *ahem* they weren’t the most legit copies, and now I am getting restarted. Does that mean you will see more photos? More *gasp* activity here? psssssh. Let’s be real. I am not very reliable. But we shall see.

In the meantime, one of my favorite shots from our last visit.

June 7, 2016


Boca Grande, FL

What’s my favorite time of the year? Beach time of year.

May 10, 2016

a whole lot of nothing

egg obsession

There’s been a whole lot of nothing going on around here. My computer took a trip to the other side before being miraculously revived. It totally saw the light and is a changed creature…sadly it changed in some ways that make me sad. It is missing some vital *cough* pirated *cough* programs, so editing has been, well, non-existent.

But my mom finally got her very own computer *hooray Shirley!!!* however, that now means that I get reminded that nothing seems to be happening on my blog. Ever. *averts eyes*

So, ummmmmmmm, I guess I could let you know that I am currently obsessed with poached eggs. That’s pretty exciting stuff, right? But I mean, Look. At. That. Egg. Beautiful stuff, no?

Right, so yeah. That about sums up my world right about now. Sooooooooooooo…..

December 14, 2015

The One

From every series of shots, there is always that One Shot. The One. The one that makes you think, even if I lost all the other shots and was left with just this one, I would be ok with that.

Insect | Costa Rica | Kulik Photography

Insect | Costa Rica | Kulik Photography

November 16, 2015

drop it like it’s hot

Ever heard of a drop snake? Me either. Until our trip last year to Costa Rica. Basically, they (guides) know you are coming. They know what you are looking for. And they look for it before you get there. And find it. And make it seem like you found it. Sneaky huh?! They also may collect things, and bust out the collection for you to photograph before releasing them back to the wild. Which is what occurred in our case. Our friend Miguel works at a lodge we visit, and we contacted him in advance, letting him know of our arrival date. He then goes hunting. And drop it like it’s hot! Look at all those snakes! We then have a lovely photo session and my mind is officially ruined forever when I look at wildlife photos…how many are staged like these?!

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more coming soon…

October 26, 2015

Well THAT’S just silly

You know how you avoid the dentist? Your tooth is aching. You start chewing on the other side of your mouth. You resort to eating nothing but oatmeal and jello. But dammit, you are not calling the wretched, evil being otherwise known as the dentist. Well people, that is me with editing my images. I have a weird allergic reaction to the idea of sitting at my computer and doing this rotten task. I bore easily. I get excited by an image, and then I see something shiny out of the corner of my eye and…..

And so, here I sit with images from my most recent trip to that wonderful place called Costa Rica….and I haven’t even finished editing the images from the last trip! Clearly there are far too many shiny objects in my surroundings. So maybe in approximately three years I’ll share them all. Until then, look at the friend I made!

Costa Rica | Hercules Beetle | Kulik Photography

Costa Rica | Hercules Beetle | Kulik Photography

Costa Rica | Hercules Beetle | Kulik Photography