I had to throw this one in there too. So sweet. Head over to Tracy's and check out some more great shots.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Why don't you swoop on over to The Land of K.A. to see what everyone else came up with today.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Time magazine just had an article on deoderants. Like everything else, nothing is conclusive, but it makes you think. If I can use something that still works and does not contain harmful chemicals, why not?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
For the top layer (floral) I used a shirt that I found at Goodwill. The orange fabric is a freecycle find. The plaid layer is one of my brother's old shirts. The last layer is from a sheet I found at Goodwill. I even used elastic from an old sports bra for the waistband. Not bad, huh? It was a little tricky since the size of the fabric was limited. As you can see at the very top I had to piece together some of the fabric to make it wide enough. Overall, I am happy with the way it turned out. What do you think?
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Ok, before you think I am an awful mother. He had a change of clothes in his cubby. His teachers said they did not know, but I think they really wanted to put this outfit on him for a good laugh. Ok, obviously we have not updated his change of clothes in a very long time. Well, at least it provided a good laugh.
I couldn't resist including this picture (eventhough it is pretty blurry) because it looks like he is giving me the finger. He has started telling me to put my camera up when I start taking pictures of him. I have tried to back off a little bit, but this outfit warranted a photo session.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
ride a dragon
and see a Ferris Wheel
all in one night? Well, only at the Fair.
Wander over to the Land of K.A. to experience more wonder.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Oh, and here is a photo of my new niece. She is so precious.
*I am having major computer problems at home (probably because of the thousands of pictures I have saved). We are in the process of moving everything off our laptop to an external hard drive. If I disappear for a couple of days, don't worry. I will be back, hopefully.
Monday, August 18, 2008
On Sunday I was outside with kids and I saw a couple of huge butterflies. They were the biggest butterflies I had ever seen. I was able to get really close to them. The photo below was not cropped at all and I took it with my 18-55 mm lens. That's how close I was to it.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I am one of the Finalists in the 5 Minutes for Mom Photo Contest. Yeah!!! Whoever gets the most votes wins. So I need your help. Go vote (preferably for me) right here. I am # 6 New Green Mama. (Just in case you were unsure). There are so many great photos. So I am truly honored to be a finalist. In case you forgot, go vote. Oh yeah, for me. Thanks!!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I really wish I knew the history behind this instrument. I would love to be able to share a story or tell you it came from my great great grandfather. Truth is, we just thought it would look cool hanging on the wall. I guess we will just have to leave the story to our imaginations.
See what everyone else came up with over at The Land of K.A.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
In the picture above, are curtains on the left, a purple satin nightgown, a navy velvet dress, and 4 books. I liked the material of the curtains and thought I could possibly make a skirt out of it. My daughter has not wanted to take off the navy dress eventhough it is 90 degrees outside.
I thought these two dresses would be perfect for dress up.
The blue and black top is for me. I loved the material of the other shirt. I thought it would make a cute purse. I might be getting a little ahead of myself, but that is okay. And are you ready for the grand total? Under $12. Yep, that's right. Not too bad if I do say so myself.
I have been thinking about joining Wardrobe Refashion, but I am just not sure. If I really knew how to sew maybe. I still love looking at what other people come up with. If you get a chance, you should check it out.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Lucky for me she was bouncing around the room and landed in the chair right by the window. The lighting was perfect and she was kind of still for a minute.
I am choosing this one as my best shot.
Head on over to Tracey's to see some more great shots.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
All the kids were screaming, especially my niece. She was cracking us up. She screamed with joy for the entire ride. I mean look at that face. Now that is some good Summer Fun!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Those eyes get me every time.
Oh, gotcha! See you have such beautiful eyes.
I have to admit this week's theme might be my favorite so far. I struggle with this one all the time. I managed to get a couple of shots with eyes, maybe next time I can even catch a smile.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Look at all that basil. I have been meaning to harvest my basil for the last couple of weeks. I wanted to catch it before it flowered. So I finally found the time last night. The problem wasn't cutting it back. It was deciding what to do with it. Kalyn had a very timely post explaining how to freeze fresh basil. So that's what I did. Maybe next go around I will dry some.
The purple basil had already begun to flower so I clipped those back as well and I am hoping to dry the seeds to plant for next year.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with all my parsley and dill.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Oh, and here's a little present for you. I took a picture of your Voodoo lily. Isn't it cool looking? Maybe one day it will bloom, but even if it doesn't it is still fun to say we have Voodoo lilies.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I had the camera sitting on the floor and was just clicking away. It was interesting to see the various objects that crossed in front of my lens. Like this one for example.
It was easier to focus with the camera resting on the floor. The verdict is still out on whether this was a good purchase. I am getting better at focusing, but I feel like the photos are pretty grainy. I am not sure if it is the settings I am choosing or just the lens. Regardless, I have had fun and am on my way to shooting manual all the time. As you can tell, I am doing better with objects that are not moving at supersonic speeds.
I love the bokeh on this one. The white streaks in the upper right and corner are actually a spider web. Well, I am choosing the first one as my Best Shot Monday. There's just something about it that makes me keep looking at it over and over again.
Head on over to Tracey's for some more great shots.