Posts about Projects

Shooting Engagement Photos – My First Time!

Shooting Engagement Photos – My First Time!

My friends Andy and Kira got engaged recently, and they asked me to shoot their engagement photos. They did some location scouting and agreed upon Cheeseboro Canyon in Agoura Hills. We'd be shooting in a beautiful meadow full of yellow flowers... Read more →

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

When I learned that my girlfriend's mother was planning on celebrating her birthday by running in the Honolulu Marathon, I decided that I wanted in on the action. I assumed that there was a Honolulu half marathon that I could sign up for, so I committed to doing that... And then I found out that the "Honolulu Half Marathon" doesn't exist. My only option at that point was to suck it up and sign up for the full 26.2 miler... Read more →

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Next Sunday, I'll be running my first full marathon. I've done 5Ks, 10Ks, and a half marathon, but never a full. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly intimidated by the prospect of running 26.2 miles. I've also never been to Hawaii, and the marathon is in Honolulu, so that's pretty cool. It's also the day after my 30th birthday. I've spent the past few months training and my playlist has evolved... Read more →

I Built A Home Rock Climbing Wall!

I Built A Home Rock Climbing Wall!

As the title says... I built a home rock climbing wall! Actually, I can't even pretend that I did this on my own. A lot of people heavily contributed to this bad boy as it evolved over the past few years. Our rock climbing wall was born in January of 2010 in a "man cave" in Hawthorne, CA. Dan Pacifico and I wanted to be able to build our climbing strength, and we had a ton of room in the garage to work with. Read more →

I Built A Vinyl Record Shelf!

I Built A Vinyl Record Shelf!

My friend and I found some plans online and built a pretty badass vinyl record shelf. Here are some photos of the process, as well as some information on how you can build your own. Read more →

Clue (The Board Game) Birthday Cake!

Clue (The Board Game) Birthday Cake!

This past weekend I helped my girlfriend out with another birthday cake. This was the 2nd cake that I've helped out with (the first one was a mandolin birthday cake that turned out awesome) but I believe that she's done at least 10 of these now. Read more →

Mandolin Birthday Cake!

Mandolin Birthday Cake!

My girlfriend and I spent a good part of this past Saturday night/Sunday morning making a birthday cake for my roommate, Paul. He seems to be partial to the mandolin, so my girlfriend thought it’d be a good idea to try and make a cake that looked like the instrument. I had never done anything like this before, but I was confident that she knew what she was doing. Read more →