Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thankful for My Girl

I didn't take any pictures over Thanksgiving because I was having too much fun with family, food, and holding/kissing babies!  Then this past weekend my daughter caught the flu bug and generously gave it to me.  I'm fine, but she has been throwing up on and off now for about 5 days, poor girl.  Doctor says we need to get her re-hydrated, so we are working on that, but I think she might finally be on the mend now (fingers crossed and lots of prayers).

I haven't really had time to take any new pictures so I am posting this picture again.  It reminds me of sunny days and a time when my little girl was happy and healthy.  This photo also makes me think that even though I have a few more loads of puke laundry to do and have this smelly stain on my carpet that won't go away but am trying to clean, I love my small family and wouldn't trade it for anything.

Edited in Picnik

Paper Mama Photo Challenge:  B & W
Shutterlove Tuesdays Photo Challenge:  Give Thanks

 ShutterLoveTuesdays Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama The Paper Mama


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fall: The Last Red Leaf

The last pretty red fall leaf on the bush outside my apartment before my daughter plucked it off (sad face).



Edited in Picnik
Exposure: 25%
Contrast: 15%
Cross Process:  Fade to 35%
Soften:  50% and paint/undo soften on the eyes to make them pop a bit, 75%

Original Version

Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge: Paper


This is my niece at my girl's 2nd birthday party trying to eat every last bit of that cake on her paper plate while wearing her paper princess crown.

Check out more paper entries at I Heart Faces!

Paper Mama Photo Challenges

Paper Mama Photo Challenge: Eyes

I just love my girl's eyes in this shot, they look so blue and innocent. But don't let them fool you, she can be quite naughty.


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Show and Tell Photo Challenge: A View Above

I was a little confused with this challenge, a view above, a view FROM above, kinda different. I chose a view above. Edited in Picnik, and then I rotated it upside down to give it a more interesting angle so you can feel how big and tall the tree is.


Photography love...

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I just figured out how to make my pictures bigger. I'm not sure I like them so big, it's kinda weird to me.  I like the pictures big on other people's blogs, maybe I just need to get used to it?  

Here is the Scavenger Hunt items this week, I had fun finding them too!

The View Above

Something Hot
A steaming hot mocha...yum!

Something Cold
My little girl's hands.  We weren't planning on being outside that long, but after about 15 minutes our hands were like ice.

My pretty new cell phone in my favorite color, pink.  It even has a texting pad inside.  I rarely text but when I do it's pretty great.

My friend Amy makes greeting cards, birthday cards......and this one had a little bit of sparkle on it.

Check out more Scavenger Hunt Photos at Ashley's blog, Ramblings and Photos!

I am also very excited that I won 3rd place for The Paper Mama Photo Challenge with this shot.  Yay!!


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

What Inspires Me

I was feeling very inspired to take photos today.  At I should be folding laundry, the You Capture photo challenge theme was what inspires you?

Well, today a lot of things inspired me:  coffee, nature, sunsets.....but most of all my baby girl.  She is the reason I get out of bed (literally) in the morning, I just love her!  If it wasn't for her, I probably wouldn't have bought my camera.  Here's some pictures from today:

Simplicity Photography Challenge:  Daydream

Editing done in Picnik

SOOC (Straight out of Camera)


And just for fun I thought I would enter the Paper Heart Camera Show and Tell Photo Challenge:  From where I'm sitting.  This photo was taken this morning, I guess "Monkey" wanted coffee too. 

Photography love...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Paper Mama Photo Challenge: Cozy


It was really cold and windy that day but my baby was all nice and cozy warm in her pink hat and coat.

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I Heart Faces: Silhouette

This is one of my favorite silhouettes, my daughter and her daddy watching the sunset by my husband's parents' old farm. I love that you can see my daughter's stuffed bear peaking out, she used to carry that bear everywhere!

Check out more silhouette pictures at I Heart Faces!