Sunday, July 31, 2011

Photography Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: Sunset. We had the most amazing sunset tonight. I am visiting my aunt and uncle in Oklahoma, and this is the view that I had from my hotel window. My camera didn't catch the exact color of dark hot pink, but stunning none the less.

Days 9, 10, and 11

Day 9: Someone you love. Of course I have many friends and family that I love and adore, but I am chose my husband for this photo!
Day 10: A childhood memory. This is a picture of my very first rocking chair. My mom bought it for me when I was very small and have since always had it in my room. Now at 44, I still have it. I stays in our guest bedroom with my great-mimi's hand embroidered pillow resting on it. It is still in excellent shape seeing that it is almost 40 years old!
Day 11: Something blue. This is an incredible picture of Cinderella's Castle taken at night when the castle is lit up different colors. At this particular moment, the castle was blue!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Photo Challenge: Day 5, 6, 7 and 8

I have been so busy with garage sale stuff, that I didn't have time to post my photo challenge pix. So real quick:

Day 5: From a high angle. This picture is of the entrance to a shop in San Antonio. The door is at the bottom of the stairs and to the left.

Day 6: From a low angle. This is a chandelier in the Menger hotel in San Antonio. This hotel is supposed to be haunted, but we never found any ghosts :(

Day 7: Fruit. My most favorite fruit in the world are apricots.

Day 8: A bad habit. This vanilla latte is required every day. I think my head would explode if I didn't put Starbuck's caffeine in my system daily!

Hope you have a wonderful day full of extreme happiness!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 4: Something Green

I couldn't decide which picture of green I liked better, so here are both. I love flowers of all kinds! These were taken in San Antonio - the cactus picture was taken at the Alamo, and the crepe myrtle picture was taken in the courtyard of the Menger Hotel. We took tons of pictures hoping to catch a luck, maybe next time!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 2: What you wore today

Today all I wore were jeans and a t-shirt. There is probably some artsy way to photograph these things, but I had a really busy day. We went antique shopping where I bought a little china dish. It was sitting on the table next to me, and I had thrown my hair clip in it. I decided that it looked really pretty and sparkly - perfect as a representation for what I wore hair clip that I wore while antique shopping!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 1: A self-portrait

I hate taking pictures, and let me tell you, it took forever for me to work up the courage to actually snap pictures of myself. However, I did do it and OMGosh my hair style hasn't changed in over 4 years!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I so want to take a photography class, but it's going to have to wait for a while. However, when I found this wonderful idea on Pinterest, I thought what a fun idea - even better, something that my daughter and I could work on this summer together. She is 17 1/2 years old, and I am always looking for things that interest the both of us. We both love, love, love to take pictures! Of course hers are way more artsy than mine, but it's all in fun! So here is the challenge that I found:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

So busy!

I have been so busy this last week, and I am so blessed and grateful that I have been able to take it all in stride! The doctor diagnosed me with diabetes about 3 weeks ago and gave me medicine. Since I started taking the medicine and adjusted my diet, I have all of my energy back. I think I have had diabetes for a while, because I have just been a lump on log for the past year with absolutely no energy at all. I used to be able to clean the whole house, paint a room in the house, go shopping and more all in one day - then it just went away. Anyway, I am now able to work on all of the things that I used to look at and say "that would be nice to do."

This little project is a haunted house that my sister is going to use for her Halloween wedding. I think it is turning out pretty cute. Of course, I still have a lot to do to it, but I have until October to finish it :)

The bricks are made using a stencil and craft structure paste. I couldn't find bricks, so I used a blank stencil sheet, drew a brick pattern and cut it out with a craft knife. The vine is a Prima jeweled sticker from Hobby Lobby.

The trim on the windows is Distressed Stickles in Bronze. I applied the first layer, let it dry and then applied a second layer. The second layer helped give it a little more dimension. There is probably a better way to do this, but I am just working with the supplies that I had on hand.

This is the inside of the house. I used coordinating scrapbook paper as the wallpaper and rug.

A paper punch was used to make the trim on the roof. I am working on distressing brown paper shingles to add to the roof.

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a wonderful week!