Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 23, 24 & 25

Day 23:  From My Childhood



Another pic that might warrant the hashtag #hoarder.  Not sure why I have this old girl scouts uniform.  It was either just mine or mine and my older sister's.  It's a jumper!  A very short one!

Day 24:  Space



A space I really enjoy - our backyard.

Day 25:  H is for...



my horse Le Mint.  She is almost 30 but still as sweet and feisty as ever. 


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Monday, September 23, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 21 & 22

Day 21: Rule of Thirds



Day 22:  Made me Smile



Love it when she pushes back the curtains to look out.


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Friday, September 20, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 19 & 20

Day 19:  What is this?



This is our fridge at work which has a new sign today.  I work with some hilarious people.

Day 20:  In The Morning



Green Ginger Tea at my desk this morning.

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Friday's Fancies: Fall Wishlist

I'm craving the same things for fall and winter that I did last year.  I'm always looking for the perfect pair of short and knee high boots, a perfect pair of black pants, a cashmere infinity scarf, the perfect drapey gray cardigan, a fantastic moto jacket, a cozy cable knit ivory sweater...  Classic things that will work with what I already have and be great for years to come. 

Linking with {longdistanceloving} for Friday's Fancies.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Day 18

Day 18:  Vintage



These faux pearls are one of the very first things I bought at an antique store (or the first - I'm not positive). I fell for the clasp, so pretty.  I purchased them in 1995 (for some reason I kept the receipt).  #hoarder


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 16 & 17

Day 16:  Frame



The container frames the pears...  I just really liked these colors.

Day 17:  In Front of Me



In front of me while outside on the deck yesterday after work and a run.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 14 & 15

Day 14:  Liquid



Pumpkin pie soda?  I didn't try it. 

Day 15:  Season



Fall is coming - my mums are blooming.  Not a great picture but you get the idea.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Day 13

Day 13:  Unexpected



I expected needing to break these shoes in, but they are unexpectedly extra horrible and rubbing the skin off my feet. 
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 10 & 11

Day 10:  Sweet


I thought I was taking too many food pictures already for this challenge so a sweet image you get another picture of our sweet dog.  Although this isn't her sweet look, this is a look saying she needed to go outside stat.  Bad doggie mom that I am took her picture before taking her outside. 

Day 11: What I Did Today



So far the major things I have done today are... got the oil changed and a new battery in my car (while waiting got teary watching the Today show in NYC on this anniversary of 9/11), got an old filling taken out and a new one in its place (darn teeth are cracking) at the dentist and am now working away at the office.  I couldn't figure out how to take a picture at the dentist without getting into a lengthy discussion of why I wanted to take a picture so I didn't. 

I'm still loving this challenge but hope that I can start to be a bit more creative with my images.  And less food and dog pictures!


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Monday, September 9, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Day 9

The prompt for today is On The Wall.  I immediately thought of a picture I took last fall in Nashville, Indiana.



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September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 7 & 8

Day 7:  White



This was a delicious cupcake from The Flying Cupcake.  It's blueberry in keeping with my current blueberry obsession.

Day 8: Made By Me



I tried to make a healthier version of Chocolate Chip cookies to feed my craving.  These have no oil, no butter and no eggs.  They aren't horrible...I think I did something wrong though because I had to add a lot more flour than what the recipe called for to get them to a dough like consistency. You can find the recipe I used here.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 5 & 6

I had a hard time with day 5.  The prompt is:  here forever.



A pic of my dog Rocky. While I wish he could have been here forever, he will always be in my heart.  And because I don't want to cry - my dancing daisy from the dollar store that always makes me smile (it has a solar panel so it dances when it gets light) and will most likely be here forever because it is made from a plastic that will never biodegrade (I don't know that for a fact - just guessing). 

Day 6:  Getting Ready



Here is the sad lunch I'm getting ready to eat at my desk at work.  Leftover roasted potatoes, turkey sausage and peppers, dip and tortilla chips. 

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Day 4

Alone is the prompt for Day 4 of the September Photo A Day Challenge.  I don't think the rules are very strict about using a photo you took on the day so I'm going ahead and using an image I took in March of this year on Tybee Island in Georgia.  This image was the first thing that came to mind when I thought of a picture depicting alone. 

 
 
Gray skies and seeing such an expanse of sand, ocean and sky with just one lone person makes him look very alone, don't you think?  It was amazing to have the huge beach to ourselves. 
 
I think it is a rather an introspective, melancholy image but it makes me smile to see how my husband carries my camera backpack whenever we travel.  I'm so spoiled.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Photo A Day Challenge: Day 3

The prompt for day 3 of the photo a day challenge is lines.  I went pretty literal with this one.  Can you tell what these lines are from?


I was going to write something about "blurred blinds" and make the picture a bit blurry... but I won't.  (Did the song get in your head though?  Get it, blurred blinds - blurred lines the song...  I know, it's bad.)

Yep, the picture is of the sun coming through my blinds in my office.  There is a certain time of morning when I have to shut them because I can't see anything on my computer screen.  How I wish I could just keep them open, sit in the sun and not work! 

Read more about the Photo A Day Challenge here.

September Photo A Day Challenge: Days 1 and 2

SEPTEMBER-PHOTO-A-DAY

I'm going to try and shift my (and my blog's) focus from shopping a bit (see my last post about dresses for one reason why) and take more time on my other interests, like photography.  I have seen the photo a day lists before on the FatMumSlim blog and have always wanted to play along.  I am going to try to do it for September.  The instructions are to simply take a picture each day according to the prompt for that day.  For example, the prompt for September 1 is together.  So the image could be of two people together or items together...anything that symbolizes together for you. 

You may or may not see all of the pics on this blog...hopefully I will get them up here and I will probably be putting most on instagram @jill2377.

Day 1 - Together:



Here is Jada on my lap while working from home one day.  She insists if I am doing anything, that we have to do it together. 

Day 2 - My Name Begins With...



I couldn't figure out what I could take a picture of with a J in it.  Then I saw the pile of tomatoes on the counter and there you go.

Watch for Day 3 coming soon!

 
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