Month: March 2012

I see a red door and I want to paint it black

I grew up watching old black and white movies. When I was 10 years old the scariest movie I ever saw were, The Birds, by Alfred Hitchcock and in middle school one of my favorite movies was Rebecca, also Hitchcock. I used to envy Ginger Rogers’ grace, wanted to look like Audery Hepburn, and fell in love with Cary Grant. As I became a little bit better at photography I started liking to make them black and white, it just gives me a sense of comfort and gives it a classic touch. It can also be mysterious and make a, not a pretty, place look a lot better AHAHA! So I took a few photos while coming home from the dentist and I wasn’t exactly thrilled with how they looked, but once I set it to black and white, I finally saw the beauty in it 🙂 

 

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I’ve got a lovely bunch of… Fruits and Veggies!

I was so excited when I discovered our Farmer’s Market! We are a very small town and there’s one guy who sells fresh fruits and veggies along with various other things. I was surprised when I saw he had Chai Tea, Flax seed, jellies, honey, even whole wheat flour! I almost grabbed another box of Chai Tea, but then realized I had like two other kinds of it at home! HAHA! Chai is my comfort tea 🙂  It was pouring rain and windy and I covered my camera as well as I could, wondering if i should have even brought it, but then I got there and saw all the beautiful colors! I was so excited that I just started snapping away and I grabbed some avocado before I left 🙂  

 

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Road trip on the Interstate 5

I found these photos I took during the visit to see my Grandpa a few weeks ago. My mom and I had to go down to Southern California to take care of him for about a week and on a 14 hour drive, you tend to get bored of mix CDs and audio books. I got my camera (Frank) out and thought I’d just take a few shot, I didn’t think any of them would be very good, but I underestimated my amazing camera! HAHA! I was so happy when I was going through my pictures I decided to share a few of them! After a few adjustments I think they turned out to be very fun shots. 

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The Sunshine Award! I’m so excited!!

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Ok, so it took me a long time to figure out that being nominated meant that I won it! HAHA! I feel like such an airhead and I want to thank the beautiful Mona for nominating me, especially because I am so new at all this, it just made me so happy and I couldn’t have asked for better friends on here! Everyone has just been amazing, inspiring and encouraging, especially http://monahoward.com

The award has some guidelines to be followed.

1.  Include the logo in a post on your blog.

2.  Answer 10 questions about yourself.

3. Nominate 10-12 marvelous bloggers.

4. Let your nominees knows about their award by linking them to the Sunshine Award in their comments sections.

5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you!

10 questions for the Sunshine Award

  1. Favorite Color: Orange! The brightness of it gives me happiness every time I see it 🙂
  2. Favorite Animal: Panda Bears! I just love how fat they are! AHAHA
  3. Favorite Number: 16
  4. Favorite Drink: I love coffee! I have several cups a day and I’m a fan of White Riesling wine
  5. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook for sure, I’m still trying to figure Twitter out
  6. Your Passion: Photography, Writing and my amazing husband William 🙂
  7. Favorite Pattern: I’m not sure what that means lol
  8. Giving or Receiving Gifts: Giving for sure!! I’m always excited when I find a gift for someone I know they will love!!
  9. Favorite Day: Payday! HAHA
  10. Favorite Flower: Black, Red, Orange, Yellow or white Tulip! 

The following talented bloggers have given me unstop encouragement and sunshine to my dull days:

http://thegreatphotoadventure.wordpress.com/

http://magicaperture.com/

http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com/

http://pursuitoffood.wordpress.com/

http://leannecolephotography.com/

http://myownphotoproject.wordpress.com/

http://westcobich.wordpress.com/

http://thisworldaroundyou.wordpress.com/

I want to live in a bookstore

“When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.” -Marie de Sevigne

Books, take me away in a world of whatever I want. When I’m in my room reading I find myself in a world of wizards and lost in Shakespeare’s words, there are so many places I can go and it helps my imagination to never leave me 🙂 I didn’t get into reading until I was out of high school, I really had a hard time sitting in one place, HAHA! I remember the first book I read all the way through was, The Princess Bride. That book, is still to this day one of the best I’ve ever read! It’s a large book and I was surprised on how much of it wasn’t dull, but from the first to the last page it was completely addicting! I’m currently reading the second Harry Potter book, and completely just wrapped up in it. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with these kids 🙂 It was another rather cold day here so the theme today is books! Enjoy 🙂

 

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Memories of new love :)

Today the sun came out, so I decided to get out of the house! Haha! I drove around town with my camera and couldn’t decide what I wanted to take pictures of. Our little town is beautiful and it’s as easy as just walking a few feet and having something amazing to photograph. As I started to drive back home I turned down a street that looked familiar and found one of our cemeteries. I love cemeteries, I can’t really explain why, I think I did explain it a little in a post of mine about a month ago. This one holds a special memory for me 🙂 My husband and I were only dating and one day we decided to go on a walk, we walked all the way to this cemetery and fell in love with it! We had our little cameras with us and took pictures of each other and the old headstones, the place is gated now, so I wasn’t able to go inside. Now that he is over seas, any place that holds a good memory of us being together is important to me. So this is for you William 🙂

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Weather says, Freezing Rain… I’m staying inside lol

Today I stayed indoors, due to the freezing rain and my southern California blood is just not used to this kind of weather yet lol! I’m finally reading the Harry Potter series and I can definitely see why people get so crazy over it! HAHA! I’m only on the second book and I just love that I’m able to leave the world I’m in and enter a new one with each page 🙂 So while I was joining Harry and Ron in a flying car I kept looking at this lamp in the livingroom. It’s a tiffany style lamp and the colors are just beautiful. I took these a while ago and thought they were cozy 🙂 Very much how I was feeling most of the day.

 

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Some more that I took around the house to give that good warm feeling

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