Photo an Hour :: Birthday Edition


When I first started my own blog I came across a post where a fellow blogger posted a photo for every hour of the day. (That she was awake of course.) After writing the idea down with the other hundreds of ideas I think of but never get around to transforming into a post, I decided to just go for it! And what better day than my 22nd birthday?!

The photo an hour challenge is just like it sounds, every hour make sure to take a quick snapshot of what you're doing, what you're eating or what show you are currently procrastinating with. I'm not sure if there are more rules than that, but regardless, it was my birthday so I didn't bother to check.

I spent my birthday in the Santa Monica area to stay true to my promise of celebrating getting another year older in a city I've never visited. After a nine hour bus ride delayed by an additional six hours, I was so happy to get off that freezing cold bus. Thank god I packed my carry on bag with all the items necessary to not make me wanna bang my head against the window.

If you do a post like this I'd love if you linked it in the comments below! I know we're bloggers/writers but no matter how old I get, I will always wish there are pictures to accompany the words.

9 AM: No more than two minutes in Santa Monica and I found what had to be the most clever license plate number I've ever seen. My friend almost got hit by a car trying to get a photo, but hey, it was for the blog. 


10 AM: The people here were "interesting," far too interesting to attempt to snap a secret photo of them. 


11 AM: Wasn't quite ready for lunch so I instead decided to do some sightseeing. Found this lonely lock on a fence near the ocean. I wonder if they're still together...


12 PM: While hunting for a place to have lunch I snuck up on this seagull. I maybe looked crazy but I needed a photo and the sky was at it's most clear. 


1 PM: If you know me personally you'll know that chicken strips and french fries are my all time favorite food. I hate ketchup but I couldn't resist snapping a shot of the smiley face. 


2 PM: Still enjoying my birthday lunch at Johnny Rockets, it was so fun there I just didn't want to leave! Plus, they gave me a free ice cream sundae for my brithday, no proof of it being my birthday required!


3 PM: Passed the Santa Monica Aquarium on the way back from the Promenade. My failed attempt at making a fish face. #thanksgenetics


4 PM: Exploring the Santa Monica Pier. In an attempt to take a shot of the view, my friend gifted me this; the biggest panoramic shot fail ever. 


5 PM: Bought a boogie board and had to take a photo in front of this amazing mural before we hit the water. 


6 PM: Used my snack break as an opportunity to take an Instagram worthy photo...except I have yet to post it on Instagram. Is anyone else really bad at posting photos onto Instagram in a timely manner?


7 PM: With the waves getting a bit too real for my liking, we changed into dry clothes and strolled down Venice Beach for a bit. 


8 PM: While making our way to the car we stumbled upon this palm tree that seems very confused about where she's headed in life. (A lot like myself.) We laughed so hard while staring at it that it just had to be the photo for the hour. 


I eventually made my way home and fell asleep right after I showered...only to wake up at 4 AM. I know, I'm really living up my twenties. I Snapchatted my failure to be young and wild, ate some apple slices and fell back asleep. If this is what 22 feels like, I'm kinda digging it. 


24 comments

  1. Love this type of post! I've never seen a picture by the hour type of post before. If you weren't able to go to 3rd Street Promenade this time around I recommend it next time you're in SoCal!

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    1. I walked around it for a bit but it was so busy because of 4th of July that I just couldnt handle the crowds, next time though!

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  2. Loved this post! It looks like you had a lovely time. Happy belated birthday! :)

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    1. Thank you, I'd love for to share yours if you do something similar :)

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  3. I love the whole idea of this and love the pictures! I swear, one of these days we have to meet because I live in Riverside!
    Happy belated birthday as well (:

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    1. No way! I literally just moved away from Riverside since I graduated! Bummer, why are you in the area?

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  4. Love your beach pictures, especially the confused palm tree! Glad you had a fun birthday feeling 22!

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    1. Thank you! Everything in the area was so gorgeous it was hard to choose just one photo!

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  5. That 5pm mural is AMAZING! I've always wanted to try one of these photo and hour things out, maybe the next time I'm doing something cool lol
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. It was so much fun to do! I recommend just going for it on whatever holiday is coming up!

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  6. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had an awesome birthday even though you went to bed early. I really love this idea for a blog post! I may have to do it one day. All of your pictures are so artsy and fun. That pano fail is hilarious!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Or should I say belated birthday? Picture per hour sounds a tough project and you did it SO WELL! Congratulation on being 22. Does 22 by Taylor Swift fits perfectly? #justcurious

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  8. omg Johnny Rockets is amazing! and happy birthday
    xo
    orly
    coffeebeansandhighheels.weebly.com

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  9. I love this idea so much! Your pictures are so pretty! And Happy birthday!

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  10. My birthday was last Monday. Happy 22nd! Looks like you had a very lovely & yummy day! :)

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  11. Ahaha. This is cool. Great idea!! Happy Belated birthday. That panoramic shot is hilar!!

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  12. LOVE this idea - definitely doing for my next celebration :-) & happy belated birthday!

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  13. Happy birthday! How lucky you were to spend it on the beach!

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

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  14. I had no idea it was so good, plus they are ridiculously friendly on your birthday!

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  15. I'd love for you to share your post if you do something similar, and thank you!!

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  16. Well happy late birthday to you too!!

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  17. Thank you! I"m considering of dedicating an entire post to all the panoramic fails this friend has taken :)

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  18. I'd love to read your post if you do something similar, and thank you!

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  19. Thank you! I cant believe I'm from California and hadnt visited the beach in four years!

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