Month: April 2013

More Awards??

I have some amazing friends on here 🙂 I’m usually so bad at responding to awards, so I’m trying to get better. If I have forgotten an award, please forgive me! 

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IChristian has nominated me once again! These last couple of weeks I’ve really treasured his thoughts and his wise words 🙂 Thank you Steve for keeping me in mind and for thinking of me for this award! 

Rules for receiving the Sunshine Award:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • 10 other fabulous bloggers must be nominated.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

    The 10 Questions:

    1. Favourite colour: Orange/ a more rusty orange for decor and a brighter orange to wear 🙂
    2. Favourite animal: Love the panda bear!  
    3. Favourite number: 22, not for any reason though lol
    4. Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee with non/dairy creamer and xylitol! 
    5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? I dislike both lol! But I use Facebook to stay in contact with my Cali friends 🙂
    6. My passion: (I promise I’m not stealing your answer Steve lol) But I really do strive to be the best wife for my husband William. I strive to be supportive and encouraging while he works toward his career goal!
    7. Prefer getting or giving presents: I love giving gifts!!! But, of course, I do like to get them as well 😉
    8. Favourite pattern: Pattern? Ummm… I’m not sure lol
    9. Favourite day of the week: Every day I spend with William 😀
    10. Favourite flower: Orange, White, and Dark Purple Tulips! I wish they lived longer!

     Ten bloggers who deserve The Sunshine Award!:

    1. ~ Iconicallyrare ~
    2. Mr Bunny Chow
    3. A Little Patch Of Heaven
    4. Nina Koydl Photography
    5. Simple Pleasures~

    6. Zen And Genki
    7. Coffee | Served Daily
    8. Going Dutch
    9. Lookin’ Thru My Eyes
    10. Russel Ray Photos

The amazing A Little Patch Of Heaven (Marty) has nominated me for the “Wonderful Team Member Award”! I’ve never seen this award before so I was so excited that she thought of me 🙂 She’s so creative and really has a fun blog so you should all check it out!

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The rules are as follows;

 

1.The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
2.The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little.
3.The Nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during 7 days.

My 14 Nominees! Love these guys 🙂

 

 

 

Pink Ninjabi

 

 

 

 

awindowintothewoods

 

 

 

 

Live2EatEat2Live Blog

 

 

 

 

The Great Photo Adventure

 

 

 

 

Ramblings

 

 

 

 

Bente Haarstad Photography

 

 

 

 

Snapshooter

 

 

 

 

Make Something Mondays!

 

 

myownphotoproject

 

 

 

 

ShutterbugSage.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

terry1954

 

 

 

 

iChristian

 

 

 

 

The Timeless Treasure

 

 

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Spring Is Here!

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First off, I want to celebrate having 100 followers!! Thank you to everyone who chose to see what my blog is all about, and thank you for sticking with it! HAHA! If it wasn’t for you guys encouraging me and pushing me to do better, I probably would have given up a while ago. I know I’ve grown, and I hope to continue to grow each and everyday 🙂

Spring is here! Spring in the Pacific Northwest consists on sun, and then clouds, sun and cloudy again. So some of these shots are dimmer because of that. These were taken throughout my neighborhood 🙂 

Happy spring everyone!!

 

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He wasn’t sure about me, so he kept his distance lol

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30 Day Challenge – Day 6 “Obsession”

Obsession huh? I haven’t used that word sense I was in Middle School. At that time I was “obsessed” with pandas, the color orange and cream soda. Although I am still very fond of pandas and orange, cream soda is way too sweet for me now! HAHA! I was having a very hard time relating to this challenge. I had mixed feelings, different thoughts and I came up with a different way to look at it.

I can’t say I’m “obsessed” with anything anymore, but what do I HAVE to do? What’s apart of me that I can’t be without? Besides my marriage to my amazing husband, William, (He’s going  to be a subject for another challenge later on) what can’t I live without?

My relationship with God is very important to me. He’s the most important thing in my life, my everything and I wouldn’t be me without Him. I thank Him for everything I have and put my future completely in His hands. It’s a healthy obsession, lol!

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And also, of course, I couldn’t live without my photography. So I think this shot shows you both my “healthy” obsessions 🙂

Which is Better?

I’m sad to say this is the last post on the Tulip Fest trip. I had so much fun taking these pictures and sharing them with all of you! These last couple are taken in two different ways, and I’m not sure which of the two are better. Could you help me? Pick which one you like the best 🙂

Photo group #1

Which is better?

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Photo Group #2

Which is better?

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Photo Group #3

Which is better?

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30 Day Challenge – Day 5 “After Dark”

I had a few ideas for this challenge. I wanted something different, with each challenge I want it to give me warm feelings, something that means something to me. We’ve had a few warmer nights up here and in the evenings we will sit on the pouch and listen to the frogs close by. Summer nights are my absolute favorite, that’s when we relax, smell the amazing roses and listen to the frogs. I also, of course, love to have a glass (or two) of wine  😉 HAHA! So while sitting and enjoying a warmer evening we lit candles in mason jars and set them around our porch. They looked really cool! So I took my camera out there and, with William’s help of setting them up the right way, I think we came up with a really good shot 🙂 Of course I played with the picture a bit, I wasn’t able to make it look the way I wanted it to, but this one finally made me happy 🙂

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Tulip Festival – Wooden Shoes and More

While hanging out at the Tulip Fest, they had set up booths, little game areas for kids and a  man who made wooden shoes right in front of you! After taking a few shots of the amazing tulips, we took a break and people watched, which is always fun, haha! 

 

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William racing rubber duckies!

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The wooden shoe maker 🙂

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Love the angle I was able to get with this shot 🙂

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Awards!

I have been nominated for two different awards! I’m so happy that people think of me and like my photographs! When I started this blog I didn’t think anyone would have anything to do with me and my pictures. 

Thank you andy1076 and Terry1954 for nominating me the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” 

They are both really amazing people! They are so inspiring themselves! I love their poetic words, I wish I could write as well as these two do 🙂 Terry, I’m so sorry that I didn’t post this earlier, you nominated me months ago and I’d completely forgotten about it! 

Thank you to you both 😀 

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I have been nominated before for this, so I won’t go through all the questions and everything, but I will nominate people who are inspiring in my eyes 🙂

IChristian

Faith1stministry

THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

Pink Ninjabi

These people really put me in awe and I always walk away wanting to be a better person 🙂 

 

Now the amazing IChristian has nominated me for the “Reality” Award! I have never even seen this one before and I was so happy that he thought of me 😀 I love his strong faith in God and you can just see his bright spirit coming off his words 🙂 I really appreciate all the great people I’ve met on here.

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Those who are blessed enough to receive this award, are asked to post the picture of the award on their blog and link back to the person who nominated you.

There are 5 questions that go along with this award so here goes…

  1. If you could change one thing, what would you change? This is a hard one, I really don’t know what I’d change, there’s soooo much! If I could, I want people to treat others the way they want to be treated. If people want respect and love, then show others that you are willing to give it back! 
  2. If you have just one book with you on a deserted island, what would it be? Definitely the Bible. That’s the most important book you could ever get a hold of. I love all my books, but the Bible is the only one worth reading 🙂
  3. What is one thing that really scares you? I’m constantly scared of not being good enough, not only for God but for everyone in my life. It’s a huge fear of mine.
  4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you will be able to complete it? I have been trying for years to write something successfully HAHA! I have some short stories and a failed novel. I want to finish writing, to complete either enough for a short stories book, or to complete a novel.
  5. If you could meet any TV or movie star who is still alive, who would it be? Awww still alive? Hmmmm… ok I’m going to be nerdy and say Maggie Smith LOL! I think she’d be a lot of fun to chat with 🙂

Here are the amazing people I’d like to nominate for this award 🙂

 

The Great American Landscape

Piggletino

A Little Patch Of Heaven

Nina Koydl Photography

Bente Haarstad Photography

Going Dutch

Maybrick’s Canon Shots.

☆ MagicAperture

Http://mdphotographers.wordpress.com

ShutterbugSage.com

Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY