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Saturday, September 25, 2010


Found this handy software online today. It allows you to take one of your digital pics and turn it into a Polaroided image! I've seen this on a few blogs and love here are a few of my favorites of Syd that I converted today.

Check out POLADROID online!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

YOUcapture - FLOWERS

So...I started this week's challenge doing what most people would have done and took some typical shots of the last of the remaining flowers in my yard right now...

But after giving it some thought...I tried to put a twist on it. So I took a few pictures of flowers in different elements...and then just played with the editing until I liked it. This was a shot of the valence in above my kitchen window.

And these last two were pictures I took of some scrapbooking paper
I had on our bulletin board that had hibiscus on them...

For more interpretations of this week's YOUcapture challenge FLOWERS visit Beth's BLOG!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Sydney and I found a Grasshopper last night while we were exploring the backyard...and once it finally hopped off, she followed it through the grass for a bit. She then told her Dad about what she found, who showed her how to hop like one, and then she proceeded to hop her way up to the house just like the grasshopper. Gotta love what a sponge she is right now...and how we got her saying 'aaaaahhh grasshopper' with a funny asian flare!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


So...we got a wild hair a few weekends back. I found a large pile of old bricks at the backyard of the new house and was thinking hard about how I could REUSE them. And with Fall approaching and a good bare space in the yard, we decided to utilize for a firepit. So we spent an afternoon marking and digging it out...and what I thought could be done in a few days, turned into a few weeks...but Matt did a great job finishing it off and I can't wait to enjoy it as the weather cools. If you call the house and no one answers, I will most likely be outside, sipping a glass of wine, stoking the fire...but I'll get back to you when I'm done!