Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas at a food court

Flash mobs are showing up everywhere now days. This video has been circulating the web lately. Watching it just makes me smile!!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's Day tomorrow!! My husband has always been an amazing father and friend to our children. I'm so happy that they all have wonderful memories of growing up with a daddy who took the time to play with them, listen to them, hike in the woods with them. He was a fun dad, a firm dad, and a COOL dad!! He always took interests in the children's hobbies, whether it was building rocket ships and launching them off the farm quad, or riding motorcycles on the trails or the track. 
My hubby is very much a *gear-head*kind of guy,  but this year he is getting one of the coolest hi-tech gadgets available. I know he'll love it~

Enjoy your day honey! 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Weekend Fun

We went to the mountains this past weekend for a Street Rod show. The weather was a bugger. Had two days of pouring rain & two days of sun! The car show is a 2 day event, filled with contests, music, a parade and Show-n-Shine.

Every block of this lovely little mountain community was decorated with beautiful bronze sculptures created by local artists.

Afterwards we did a little sight-seeing, exploring and some hiking.  The mountain streams were still raging with winter run-off! 


We took the tram up to the mountain top and spent the afternoon hiking around. Many of the trails were still covered in snow, but we still found plenty to see at 8257 feet!! The views were spectacular, and Yeah, the air is a little thin up there!

We were surprised to see these little chipmunks running all over the place. This little guy was so curious about my camera and just sat there on my lap watching me for the longest time.


Finally decided it was time to share a bit of our lunch with them!!


Sometimes huffing & puffing around 8200 feet is worth it!!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Worldwide Photo Walk

It's time for the Third annual Worldwide Photo Walk!

When? July24th!

Where? At a City near you!!

Check the site daily as new locations are posted often!!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

My Wish

My Wish for you is to have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! 

Please remember all of the brave men & women who have & are currently fighting for our freedom and protecting our nation!

 Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men & women who died while serving in the Military Service. Many people observe this holiday by placing flowers or flags on the graves of loved ones lost. Others observe the holiday with family BBQ's or camping trips.

 No matter how you celebrate this Memorial Day Holiday weekend, please remember all those in our Military Forces!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Rose is a Rose

These are one of my most favorite types of roses. They are an Heirloom Roses. The petal are a soft ivory with a lovely vein like texture. The tips of each petal is tinted soft coral red. As the petals open they gently begin to curl, exposing it's many layers. They last a good long time in a vase of water. Once spent, they are a wonderful dried flower to use as an embellishment.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Macro Monday

Spring is here!!!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Watery Wednesday

Our Spring weather always proves to be a mixed bag of rain & sunshine.  Sometimes you just need to put on your rain slicker & Wellies and enjoy!


Enjoy your day!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day makes me happy!! I can't tell you how much I am loving my new iPhone and my new iMac!! After years of fighting an old outdated PC, to finally have a computer that runs so smooth and fast is a dream!! I am so glad I finally made the switch!! iLife is sweet!!
iPhone 3G

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wear Sunscreen

It was just a random twist of events that I came upon this video today.
It's one of my all time favorites!
I hope by sharing it, it makes you feel good inside!!

NOTE: You may need to turn off my blog music first so it 
doesn't override this wonderful clip!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Glimpses of Spring

Although we had a dusting of snow earlier this week and today is it pouring down rain, there are some glimpses of Spring staring to emerge!

I love these beautiful purple Hyacinth! Their fragrance is wonderful!! 

Daffodils in bloom are the perfect indication that Spring is on it's way!!

 ........and even the rain can be beautiful!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Well it's Official

Well it's Official......... My trip to South America with Karen Russell has been cancelled!!

Due to the massive mudslides that struck Peru, the travel company has decided to cancel the trip. The mudslides wiped out all passageways along the Inca trail from Cuzco to the Holy City of Machu Picchu. It took  military helicopters several days to rescue thousands of tourists trapped by the mudslides.

This trip was like a dream come true for me! I was beyond excited about this trip since it was much more than a was a going to be a thrilling & exciting adventure! It was a trip promised to be filled with discovery & exploration. A National Geographic Explorer type expedition rather than a plush holiday resort vacation. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity!

I've been building up my physical strength all year for this journey! I was really looking forward to seeing the Amazon jungle & walking among the ruins of Machu Picchu, seeing the busy streets of Lima, and so much more!! And making it even more special was that I (and a small group of others) would be sharing this experience with  famed photographer & scrapbooker, Karen Russell!! (I just adore her)

Needless to say, I am very so disappointed. Some tears have been shed! Words really can't even describe how bummed I am!!!

As things stand right now, I will file my claim with the insurance company to get a refund. Thank goodness I purchased trip insurance!! The travel company is very optimistic that the trip will definitely take place next year.

March 2011 seems so far away! The long wait will be hard!! But I'm excited and looking forward to the experience!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Clickin Moms

Do you want to learn how to rock that camera you have? Well check out Clickin Moms!! It's a really great site filled with woman who have a love for photography!  Their forum is filled with lots of helpful topics & tutorials! It's a wonderful place to gather information & support!!  Check them out here!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Savvy Photographer

If you're like me, you take your camera everywhere with you! I usually stick my big ole Canon in my purse when I go to town or the park or where ever. Sure, I have a camera bag, but it looks like a camera bag!

I have been wishing someone would design a camera bag just for us women, that is stylish & functional and can also be used as a purse! Well check out these beautiful Kelly Moore bags! They come in a variety of pretty colors and The Savvy Photographer is giving away one of these beauties too!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Dear Tim

Thanks for contributing to my addiction!!

♥ ♥ ♥

Tim Holtz and Sizzix have joined forces! Wow, this is a match made in heaven!
I absolutely love all of these new Alteration dies !! And of course there is a new die cutting machine to go along with them!!

Yep, this cool vintage looking suitcase is a die cutter!

The machine...I
I need another die cutting machine like I need another hole in my head! But the temptation is so great!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Please Help Support Disaster Relief in Haiti

On January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. Please join the recovery efforts mobilizing around the world to assist earthquake victims. Your donation will help disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities.  

Google will also donate $1 million to help organizations provide relief.

Please open your hearts and help! It's as simple as sending a text message!!

The following organizations are accepting SMS donations in the US only:
  • SMS text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
  • SMS text “YELE” to 501501 to donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts
  • SMS text "GIVE10" to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief 

Thank You!  

Florabella Fine Art Textures & Actions

Flora Bella offers beautiful fine art textures and actions for your photo editing needs. Their actions work with both PS-CS4 & PS Elements. There is a giveaway taking place at the Maternal Lens today! The giveaway is for all three collections: B&W, Vintage and Color & Haze. I them all!!

Have a great week! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Beyond Snapshots

Hey girls, the new site Beyond Snapshots is up and running and they're having a fun little giveaway!! If you were lucky enough to get a new camera from Santa or already have a camera and would like to learn a little bit more about photography, then stop by and take a peek of what they have to offer!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Basic Grey

Yippie! The new Basic Grey site is finally up and running!! They have lots of new surprises in store for you! And they have all their gorgeous fabrics available for purchase!! No more searching long distance quilt shops hoping to find a stash! Check it out here!! It's so yummy!!
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