Monday, August 8, 2011

{Good Cause} Shirts for a Cure

Hi Guys!

So, as many of you know the last few months I have been on a concert rampage. :) It's definitely not a bad thing. It's been fantastic! However, the concert I went to on Saturday July 30th, was a raffle win from a charity dinner.

In December, my Husband Ed and I went to a charity dinner for a project that is pretty amazing... Shirts for a Cure. This isn't just a charity to gain funds for cancer. It is amazing because it gets rock/punk/metal bands to design shirts and donate there design to help gain funds for cancer awareness. It raises funding for underprivileged women who can't afford cancer treatments/therapies, and helps these women through a very trying and hard time.

Last Septemeber, my Mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was one of the hardest things for my husband to hear. As a family, we believed coming together to help was important. We went to the hospital after her first surgery not really knowing what was in store. Long story short my mother-in-law triumphantly fought cancer... and won. After weeks of radation, and months of chemo... she succeeded. I am happy to say she will be returning to work soon, and getting back to her normal routines/habits.

I know the founder Mark Beemer personally. It's a pretty amazing cause and project he has built from the ground up. Mark's devotion, dedication, and drive are all the reasons that this has been such a successful and amazing charity. I don't typically ask, but if you could take the time to find a shirt and donate to the cause, you just helped someone who truly needs it. It's a pretty special thing, and I for one know that it's a cause I am all about supporting. :)

At the annual charity dinner for the SFAC was pretty awesome. I got a chance to learn about the cause, meet the people involved, and be apart of the raffle that helped me win VIP tickets, and seats to the Rockstar Mayhem Fest at Jiffy Lube Live concert venue.  Below are some pictures from the concert, and during the concert I proudly wore my F*ck Cancer bracelets that you can purchase online at there website - Shirts for a Cure.


<3 Brittani

Thursday, August 4, 2011

{Harry Potter} Childhood Dreams

Evening Eveyone!

So, this post is way late. However, for those who don't know... Harry Potter has been a HUGE thing in my life. I have been to EVERY midnight showing of Harry Potter since the 3rd movie came out. I grew up with Harry Potter. The books brought you into a great place and let your imagination run wild. I went to the midnight showing with my Mother-in-law and my wonderful Hubby. It was quite a fun experience and great time. I have seen Harry Potter four times. Yes, four times... I know. Crazy!

Final Review- The last movie is truly fantastic. I had a lot of expectations on how I wanted to see it on the big screen. It was magical to say the least. It followed true to the book for the most part. The best showing was in the Air and Space Museum in Chantilly on a TRUE IMAX screen. Completely captivating! I won't go into details of the movie, but I will say that Neville, Professor Snape, and Hermione are my favorite characters. :)

I took pictures for InsideNova. Here are the wonderful people who dressed up!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

{Slacking} What to look for!

Hi Guys!

Hope everyone is having a super awesome Tuesday. So here's somethings to look out for...

1. Harry Potter Blog - This is really late. I went to my 4th, and final time this past Friday. So it's time to write my thoughts, reviews, and DUH post opening night pictures on my Behind the Lense blog.

2. Miranda Lambert - This concert was fun! I got to go with my Sister & Hubby! I will be posting this very soon as well. So if you like Miranda... I had floor and some pictures to share.  Josh Kelley, and Josh Thompson were her openers!

3. Rockstar Mayhem Tour - I also went to this show. This was so much fun, and also a great time. I will be writing a special piece on Shirts for a Cure. The whole reason I went. YOU will want to hear about this great cause! I will be posting that here on this blog. :) Special FEATURE! (Performers- Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, and Trillvum)

4. Britney Spears - If you know me...then you know I <3 Britney Spears. I went to see her and Nicki Minaj at Verizon Center in DC. I had FLOOR! I know...crazy! So, I will also have some photos, and reviews.

5. Point and Shoot Nikon Review- This will be posted here soon. I am writing a review on the new Nikon I got. I also, would like to get some opinions from friends. :)

6. VA Beach- I am going to VA Beach Wednesday to see the Train, Maroon 5, and Gavin Degraw concert. I am a big Gavin fan, so this is pretty big for me. I will have some nice beach photos, and well...more concert pictures. :) Oh, and the concert season isn't over yet! I have more to come!

7- Kings of Leon - I would have had them to add... but well they canceled their tour on me. :(

8- Wedding Photos, 1 Engagement shoot, 4 Children shoots, and a Portrait session all needs to be added.

FINALLY, I would like to THANK ALL those who have asked to be put on the Nature Blog. I am so truly touched at the response by all. As of right now we have the lovely Shelley Spencer Photography up!

Thanks for hanging in there!

<3 Brittani