Monday, February 28, 2011

Project 365 ~ 059

Sunday Assignment: I Spy (Heart)

What better for the last day of the month of love than to finish this weeks assignment, finding a heart. This one is the little statue Shad brought home for us from his last trip to Kenya. This was made IN Kenya out of natural soap stone. I love it sitting on my bookcase.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Project 365 ~ 058

the last one! Now, to find a minute or two to get over to Husbands work and borrow the document projector so I can trace these onto their canvases!

He sure is handsome, isn't he!?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Project 365 ~ 057

baby it's cold outside!

pesky evening light.

"... it ruins it!"

Self Portrait 8/52

Friday, February 25, 2011

Project 365 ~ 056

Sunday Assignment: E&E - Love

These are Husband's and my feet.

There is no greater love than this: That a man let his wife put her cold feet on his warm ones.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Project 365 ~ 055

better late than never.

This is for the Sunday Assignment from a week ago. Yes, I realize I still need to do THIS weeks Sunday Assignment but, I'll get there. I haven't found my inspiration on that one yet. Soon.

This assignment was Tech: Re-create this image. The original image we were given is below. As you can see I took a little creative liberty and changed up the angle, but I like the representation. I suppose I could have adjusted it to b&w, but I thought the warm tones in the book pages was comforting.

mommytography Sunday Assignment original
Credit: Tracy of Mommytography

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project 365 ~ 054

It snowed today! Snow is a crazy thing. I'm able to hate it and appreciate it at the same time. It truly is beautiful, and a peaceful feeling overwhelms me as I watch it fall quietly from inside my warm home. But that tranquility is shattered the moment I step outside, into the cold, wet slickness.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Project 365 ~ 053

A mommytography entry today. Shape Challenge. And this months assigned shape is, you guessed it, HEART!

I found this rock while weeding and immediately thought of the shape challenge for this month! It is painted like that because a few months ago the PSE guys were out marking our yard for where the different utility lines were, right across my garden and everything.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Project 365 ~ 051

Dead Battery.

I really hate it when I forget to turn my camera off after downloading pictures. Then when I'm ready to take my picture for the day I have to use my crazy cell phone camera. This is the latest of my living room projects. Not a dramatic change as some of the others. But lovely just the same.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Project 365 ~ 050

Birthday parties are fun, and exhausting, but mostly fun. And when you are turning 7 and 2 they are fun times 10! We celebrated both the girls today with friends over for cake and ice cream. It was simple, short and completely perfect!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Project 365 ~ 049

self portrait day. wasn't feeling it today, so I cropped out everything from this photo to the one presentable part; my hands. I swear, one of these weeks I'm going to do a before and after, or perhaps a half bare half done makeup face shot or something. But boy or boy, when I don't have any make up on I kind of look like warmed over death. I do, however, LOVE the fabric on my 'new' chair!

Self portrait 7/52

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Project 365 ~ 048

My Moon. My Man.

Tonight the moon was SO bright (as you can see by the 'sun' flare it left behind!) It was spectacular. The clouds were incredibly dramatic...about 10 minutes before I got home to capture this. darn it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Project 365 ~ 047

Ms. Jemma.

Every other week Bitty sees a physical therapist. Last January, when she hit 11 months and still wasn't crawling, I took her in to have her evaluated. She qualified for assistance and we started a program with the Birth to Three center. Bit quickly gained new skills with each visit and by the end of summer was walking and learning to run. She now has the stairs mastered, loves to jump and hop and even walks backwards, or in circles, whatever goofy mood she prefers. I'm not entirely sure why we continue to have this bi-monthly visits with the PT but they are enjoyable and encourage her in new milestones by physically and mentally. This week they tried working on trunk strength with that blue 'peanut' ball you see in the background, but Bitty hated that ball and would have none of it. So they worked on puzzles. They were both so proud when the pieces slipped into their place.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Project 365 ~ 046


Chicken stayed home from school today. I didn't believe her when she got up and said she needed to go back to bed. When the thermometer reached 101, however, I changed my tune! So she spent a relaxing morning on the couch watching Blue's Clues with Bitty and some corny made-for-tv movies.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Project 365 ~ 045

Valentine's Day.
Kind of an odd picture to put up for V- day. But to be honest, it kind of symbolizes how much Husband and I really worry about the day. Which is, "Not at all."

I do, however, love the finished knobs on my completed cabinet!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Project 365 ~ 044

To be honest I'd rather forget today instead of capture a lasting memory of it.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Project 365 ~ 043

I am so excited to be getting a little more floor space in the upper living room, and a whole lot storage space in the lower bonus room! YAY! Can't wait for the "Finished" photo!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Project 365 ~ 042

It was dinner and auction night for MOPS tonight. A chance to get dressed up a little and out of my jeans and t-shirts! I don't take that lightly!

But I can't talk now, Mom is trying to watch reruns of the Cosby Show without me!

Self Portrait 6/52

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Project 365 ~ 041

Installment number 3 in the series of Silhouettes.

Chicken - my seven year old. Gotta love her!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Project 365 ~ 040

Another fun shopping trip today!

Yes, it is a TERRIBLE cell phone picture. But, well, I don't even care!

2 - lighted cherry blossom branches
8 - finesse shampoo and/or conditioner
2 - Viactiv Calcium Chews
3 - BioTrue contact solution
1 - Chestal Cough syrup
1 - Children's Chestal Cough Syrup
1 - Childrens ColdCalm
4 - Halls cough drops
7 - starbursts
1 - PB m&m's

Grand Total out of pocket (including tax): $8.59

I also have $9 in +UP Rewards, $2.00 in VV coupons and $16.99 coming back in a rebate check.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Project 365 ~ 039


Remember that old TV cabinet from a month or so ago?

...Recognize it now?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Project 365 ~ 038

Where do I begin? I hate days like these. Where I feel like there is so much that needs to get done but have no desire to do any of it. Until I am painfully reminded how chaotic and messy it all really is. If I could make a list of all the chores, and see them get marked off perhaps that would help? But what happens when new things get added and then I have to go back and redo the first seven because as the days move along the mess returns, the weeds grow back, the bikes get used, the recycle builds up, papers come home, dishes need washing...

Some days I want to just pull it ALL out, make a great big pile at the end of the driveway and put a "free" sign on it.

I know this isn't a 'correctly composed' photograph. But it life.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

January Scavenger Hunt

Unfortunately I didn't get ALL the items listed on the scavenger hunt photographed before the week was up. But I did some and I wanted to get them posted even though it wasn't complete. Hopefully next time I'll get them all!

  1. Something with your initial {either first name or last}
  2. Your favorite drink
  3. Something that represents one of your New Year's Resolutions {or a goal of yours}
  4. Something that represents your pet peeve.
  5. A household chore you dislike
  6. An item that you use every day
  7. Where you store your photography equipment
  8. Opposites
  9. Something cold
  10. Pet picture
  11. Chocolate
  12. Warning label
  13. A ladder
  14. Something New
  15. Something Borrowed
  16. Something Blue
  17. A matchstick
  18. A metal hanger
  19. An egg yolk
  20. A self portrait

Project 365 ~ 037

Remember the silhouette photo from a couple weeks ago? Remember how I said to keep an eye out for more? Well, here's the next one in the 'series!'
Can't wait for these to be up on the wall all finished and cute!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Project 365 ~ 036

There are two pictures today. Why? Because I couldn't just pick one! This project was started on the idea that I would take a picture to capture a memory for every day. Well, today I captured two. And here they are. First a precious moment of two sisters cuddled close on the chair peering at the screen of the iPod as their little gingerbread man makes a break for it.

And second is an example of WHY we had to switch to an online version of a chore chart...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Project 365 ~ 035

It's self portrait day! And what else can you find me doing at 9:00 in the morning!?

Self Portrait 5/52

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Project 365 ~ 034

some days, by the time the kids are finally in bed, the kitchen is clean the living room is in minimal dishevel you just feel like this:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Project 365 ~ 032

A brisk, but incredibly sunny, morning greeted us today. A friend and I decided to revel in the sunshine and went down to the beach to search for more glass today. Her son, Blake, who is 5 found the most beautiful little bauble for me. This photograph doesn't even begin to do it justice, but it is a start!