No, no, no….not that kind of expecting—but I got your attention huh!?! I have been looking at new cameras to replace by tried and true Fuji Finepix (which is about 7 years old). I really love my camera….it has taken most of the pictures on this blog…along with my little nikon coolpix…which is also a fabulous compact camera.
My Fuji is on it’s finally leg…the battery door won’t stay closed unless the tripod screw is on…among some other small issues. I have bought 2 cameras within the past year…only to have returned them a few days after–not loving it as much as my fuji. I have been reading reviews…watching youtubes….you name it I have read it!
I knew I had to make a commitment to a new camera (it is almost like picking a friend to me…I needed to get it right!)
So I have decided on….
Nikon D5000 with 18-55mm lens….and the 200mm lens….JOY! I am expected her to arrive any day now…

Isn’t she pretty??? I have saved up for her for awhile now…and I can proudly say..she’s mine! I went with Nikon because of my success with the coolpix–and the controls and language is similar—although soooo  many fun things to play with on this one! I love the compact body on it….but yet so much versatility. I love the HD video ability. I love the high ISO sensitivity (and the large sensor that makes for crisp clear shots)….I love so many things about it (been studying for awhile!)…I could go on and on! I am so excited!
Now I will be saving the rainy day fund for some more fun lens ;)
Sharing pictures is one of the things I love most about this blog. I studied photography in college and I have had a passion for it ever since my dad let me use his Canon 35mm. Everything about it fascinates me…and I can’t wait to share more pictures with you ;)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. oh how exciting, I just got my new camera I had a Cannon now I am getting use to my Sony α33 DSLR Camera. Its like a meeting a new friend. Have fun with your new Nikon!!

  2. OOOohhhh! Jealous!!!! I am a tech junkie! I hope my hubby will let me upgrade someday!

    Can't wait to see some pics with the new piece!

  3. Candace@craftysisters-nc

    Yeah! Good for you! Can't wait to see what you do with it! :)

  4. Allison {A Glimpse Inside}

    Oooooo- have fun!! We just have a D60 (got it a few years ago) but I love it! I've been eying the new ones but there's no way I can upgrade just yet. We did just buy a big new lens for it though… and I love it!

  5. I have the Nikon D5000 and it is THE BOMB! You are going to LOVE it! ENJOY! Please share if you find any good deals on lenses. I would like another one…or two. ;)

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