Saturday, February 6, 2016

Photography Class Week 5, Find a Shape, OUTTAKES

This week I did "Find A Shape".
I took the kids to the park to do some sledding, and while the rocket shot down the hill, I took advantage of the time by photographing various things at the playground and park.
This is the photo I submitted, it is the underside of the picnic pavilion.
Yes, I had to lay on my back to get this shot.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Photography Class outtakes- Week 2 "Find a Line"

These are a couple of photos from my lesson this week, which the focus was to Find a Line. After putting up the photo I chose, I realized how many people had also done wood, and I wished I had done my Bauer flower pot.

Live and learn!

This is the image I posted to the class

This is the image I loved and wished I had posted. My Bauer flower pot.

A line from outside in my carport

My beautiful wedding dishes. I loved how the design was visible, but I felt there were too many lines to meet the one line request. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Photography Class Week 1- Selective Focus

This is the first week of my photography class, and the topic was Selective Focus. I love the look of this, and was excited to finally understand a little better of how to make this happen. The image I chose is of my Christmas village church.

And some outtakes

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Digiscrapping for Trixie Scraps!

Last month I had the chance to join back up with Trixie Scraps and her amazing team! After almost a year long break, it was good to be back on a CT that I loved! Since then I have been busy scrapping!

Here are some of my pages! I've linked to the kits I used in the title. :)

Got Glasses? available only at Gotta Pixel

Love in the Garden Exclusively at Scrapbook bytes
{This is a desktop I created, you will be able to download it from Trixie Scraps blog for FREE July 26th!}

{Can you tell this is a favorite of mine?}

This one is on sale for just $2 today, July 23rd! Go get it!

Vacation Bible School {North Meets South Studios Collab}

Thanks for taking a look! :D Have a great week!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mug-O-Comfort Swap!

At the end of April, I participated in the Mug-O-Comfort Swap from Chaotic Goddess Swaps.

I was paired up with Whitney at Decor Chronicles! Seriously love all her ideas on her blog!! :D

She sent me really cute stuff! Check it out!

She found the cutest packaging tape!

crammed full of goodies!!

  I love love love owls, so this one was perfect!

I love everything I got! The tea is delish, and my hubby totally stole the cappuccino and refused to share! lol
I was super sad that my measuring spoons broke! :(  

So she sent me some new ones!!!

And the cutest bracelet! She has a shop too!!!

Thank you Whitney for all my amazing stuff! I LOVE IT!!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Remodeling our coat closet

So almost a year ago, we bought our first house!
We love it a lot, but of course, there were things that drove me crazy.
Our coat closet being one of them.

It's your standard coat closet. Minimal function, zero aesthetic. 
Additionally, it was right behind the front door, when the door was open. Those accordion doors were horrible to try to manage as others were coming in.
It had to go.

So Dave and I spent a few months throwing out ideas, including but not limited to moving it all together and expanding my laundry closet.....
Then I ran across this image on Pinterest.

I fell in love. So much so, that I started looking for hooks immediately!
I fell in love with these hooks from House of Antique Hardware.

So I started saving.
When we had the funds for the hooks, I gave Dave the green light.
This was in January.
He started by taking everything out {of course}

My laundry closet was a disaster.
So was my kitchen.

This is a very important and high functioning area of our home.

Next we went with paint.
We wanted something dark to hide dirt.
I'm a realist. I have kids, with muddy boots, and wet coats.
Dark was a necessity.

Next we put in the boards for the hooks to mount to.
We went with a black "drunk octopus" hook on the bottom.
Just your standard double hook from Lowe's.

And finally, it was done!
We snagged the blue roller cart from Ikea. It has holes in the shelves so that the water from the kids boots hits the rug on the floor. 
The top shelf we use for gloves, hats, and the like.

It honestly is the best thing! We took off the door too. At first that was temporary, but we love the ease of getting into the closet that we don't want to put it back on!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I miss Disneyland.

I'm having a rough morning. I'm really trying to put something someone said behind me. So instead of posting the RANT that I've got in my draft section, I figured I'd just mention how much I miss Disneyland.

It's been a little over 2 years since we went last. We still talk about it all.the.time.