Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It's that time again! I had such a great time with our first My Life. In Pictures Challenge, I couldn't wait to do it again. It was amazing to see all of the great pictures that were submitted. I wanted to get this done a little sooner, but as you might have read a few posts back, we bought a house and moved! This had delayed things a bit but I am ready to go with Challenge #2!
Get your cameras ready and spread the word to your friends.... It's Picture Time!
The purpose of this photo challenge project is to encourage you to pick up your camera and start capturing details of your life. This project should also serve as a way to look at what others are finding to shoot and will hopefully keep you inspired to look for more moments in your life you wouldn't always think to capture with your camera.
Our first My Life. In Pictures. challenge will start on August 3rd- 7th. The assignments will be:
Monday- Summer Fun
Tuesday- A Favorite
Wednesday- Out and About (anywhere but home)
Thursday- Something You Are Proud Of
Friday- Something (or someone) in Black & White ** See below for suggestions on some free editing software if you don't currently have one you use
Remember you can be as simple or creative as you would like.
The point is... have fun!
You can interpret these "assignments" any way that works with you!
I want you to have fun and enjoy looking at Your Life. In Pictures.
Here are a few details, but please feel free to email me with any more questions you might have!
* How does the challenge work?
I will post the challenge "assignments" for the week and you pick up your camera to capture a photo that meets the assignment. Post the picture on your blog (or Flikr) . You are welcome to write a story with your photo or just include the photo if you would like. There will be a Mr. Linky for you to to fill out with your name and the URL from that assignment's post. (Mr. Linky is a link hosting program for websites. It allows blogs to host all of the links to participants in the challenge. Your job is to sign the Mr. Linky each day you participate so we can all view your post and photo. )
* Who can participate?
Everyone! You can be a beginner or a professional. It will be interesting to see all the different styles of photography.
* Do I have to have a blog to participate?
No. You can use your Flickr account and post a link to a picture from your account. Remember- you can get a Flickr account for free!
* Do I have to participate every day of the week?
No. You can participate all 5 days or just one. It is up to you.
* Does my photo have to be edited?
No, but you are welcome to edit it if you like. If you are interested in some free editing sites, check out Picasa or Picnik. They are lots of fun to play around with your photos, and did I mention FREE?
* Can I link to your blog?
Yes, yes, and yes. If you are participating in My Life. In Pictures. please help us spread the word. The more people who know about this and participate, the more photos we will have to inspire us and the more fun it will be for all of us! You can place the button in your side bar or post it in your blog. Share the love!
* What next?
You are encouraged to use the Mr. Linky and visit the blogs of all the participants and see Their Life- In Pictures!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Enjoy this video that I stole off of Ashley's blog who stole it off of Tracey's blog. It was from the Belgium Central Train Station. Unaware passengers were in for quite the show when Julie Andrew's "Do Re Me" started playing at 8am. That's when the fun began- 200 dancers started pouring in to put on a show!
I showed it to my hubby and he even thought it was funny. He loves it when I make him watch or read things from the blogs I read- wink wink.
I can't wait to see who we are paired up with and go shopping for our "swap" stuff. I also hope that B will be excited with what he gets in the mail!
You have until the 31st to sign up if you would like to play along with your kids!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner.
Something I wish I could do:
Skills. I wish I had some mad sewing skills. There are so many cute things out there I wish I could make. I wish I had the talent to just sit down and make a gazillion cutie crafty things. I got a sewing maching a few years ago and don't know how to work it!
Okay, your turn! Leave a comment if you are going to play along too!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
*We are planning on painting the shutters to give the front a little more "pop" Also, we will be getting some landscaping for this front side to add a little height and dimension.
The house was in great shape... lots of new or updated things. The paint was very nice through out the house, just needed a few colors changed to suit our taste. Dad was giving B a lesson in painting when B wanted to help with painting his new room blue. It was a much better fit than the light lavender.
And now ...the home tour. I will be doing a series of posts where I show you the house as it was when we walked through it before the previous owner had moved her stuff out. Following those pictures, I will show you what we have done since trying to get ourselves settled in. Notice the word try.... it's a ton of work!!!
THE BASEMENT: PREVIOUS OWNER
The door you see on couch behind my grandma is a storage closet located under the front steps. The door on the right of this picture is our playroom.
BEDROOM: PREVIOUS OWNER
Clifford the dog was really wanting to help me with the pictures. Still have some space to fill in this room on the walls. I don't have a shot of our headboard that I purchased for $1 at a garage sale this summer. Matt and I painted it and it turned out great. I'll show that next time.
LIVING ROOM: PREVIOUS OWNER
Um, yeah. about that. The furniture / furnishings was beautiful, quality, etc.... just a little much.
Little ol' gram peekin in the closet.
B'S ROOM: PREVIOUS OWNER
We didn't think there was going to be room for the train table in the new room, but it fit with plenty to spare. I am looking for a rug to put under it now.