Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
52 Week Photography Challenge
Week 4 – Headshot
Shoot a “selfie” of someone else.
I was shocked I did not have to do too much begging to get my son to pose for these.
Of course I got the fake cheese like MOM hurry up…
This one was better…
Then he started laughing and those are my favorite because I get his genuine cute smile.
Sorry my watermark is so in your face on these but I have had issues with another site taking photos off my blogs. All photos on my blogs are my copyrighted images unless otherwise noted and are not to be used on any other site!! I don’t play when it comes to photos of my child and I will take action if I find them anywhere else!!!
The 52 weeks challenge I am following is one from years ago on Dogwood Photography’s site.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
― Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love
Monday, January 22, 2018
I am just gonna be honest this bag not the contents THE BAG is soo unfortunate…
I mean Just No I don’t get it??
The theme is Game Face and asking what will you concur this year soo maybe the bag is supposed to look like a tennis shoe? (Okay I just read the card in it’s entirety they teamed up with Candice Huffins who has an activewear line..yeah that makes sense now but still not loving it
probably should have looked this up ahead of time but this is real time ya’ll)
Anywho It will be good for a gym bag so there is that. Let’s carry on to the good stuff.
A Real Chemistry fresh start foaming cleanser. I said in my last Ipsy post I don’t really stray from my Murad so I will probably let my husband use it or give it to a friend or family member. It is made with grapefruit and amino acids and smells really nice though. Full Size retails for $24.00
Furless loose pigment in the shade Sneaky. This is very creamy and a really pretty purple. I don’t use purples too much cause something in them irritates my eyes but I do love how they look. I will give this a go and hope it doesn’t cause any irritation and will report back if it does. Retails for $18.00(IPSY10)
A waterproof gel eyeliner in the shade metallic green from Bellepierre cosmetics. I don’t wear green eye liner much so I did not open this yet since I may gift it to someone. Retails for $15.00 (IPSYGEL2017)
I received a really pretty brush from SLMissGlam. It is the L36 tapered highlight brush. I love the color and all the sparkles plus it is super soft. Retails for … well I guess this was exclusive to our Ipsy bag it seems but the tapered highlight brushes are sold in their brush sets and this unicorn brush set is super cute!
Lastly I received a mini The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. I already own this in a single and part of a set and I absolutely love this highlighter. If you don’t own it you should it gives the prettiest healthy glow. Full size retails for $24.00.
Swatches of Mary-Lou Manizer & Sneaky
Friday, January 19, 2018
52 Week Photography Challenge
Since I started this challenge late
per usual I am posting weeks 1-3.
Week 1 – Self Portrait
Here you were supposed to use your self timer on your camera to take a selfie. I was gonna cheat cause I have not been feeling the best these past few days and use this one that I took when we were at the river this past weekend.
But I pulled myself together yesterday and broke out my Nikon remote that I have had for mmmm I’m gonna say 4 months and it was still in the package. Yeah I am not sure why I put off figuring that out for so long cause it took like not even 5 minutes to set up. Anywho here those are in all their glory and my thought process
“Yep that is not in focus!”
“Do I even know what I am doing?”
“Oh here we go and as good as it’s gonna get!!”
Excuse my hideous hair it was still half wet and I had to cancel my hair appt this week because of the heebeegeebee’s that has taken over my body…being sick sucks!!
Week 2 – Traditional Landscape
This was pretty easy it just said to shoot a nice landscape and find a nice foreground to focus on and include the sky.
Nailed it!!! LOL just kidding.
These were just for fun and because hello cute deer jumping around in the woods!!
Week 3 – Red
We were supposed to shoot whatever inspires us with a focus on Red.
This was kinda hard. I had to walk around my house looking for something red that inspires me cause there is definitely nothing red outside right now in this cold. Then I saw it. Ornaments on my Great Aunt Helen’s Angel tree. She inspired me so much growing up. She was so confident in herself and did not take no crap from no one but she was also so young at heart and fun. She lived to be 92 and I miss her everyday!! When she passed away she left me her Angel Tree since I had given her most of the angel ornaments on it in years past for Christmas.
I love this little lady gardener fairy ornament
And this cute old cable car
But the Angels on the tree are my favorite and there are a bunch!
I can feel her presence when I am in that room with her tree
and yes I keep it up year round!
Yay I am caught up!! Woot Woot
Happy Friday Ya’ll!
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Just a throwback to an old Meme. Thought it would be fun to see my answers from 2009
Tag Your it
I was tagged by H-Mama for this tag in 2009 but instagram has since ate her blog.
A little history lesson on the meme: So here goes memememeeee, ahem: I forget what Linda said meme meant, hold on a second, o.k. I'm back it means: Memes are conduits of sameness. That is, they're thematic in nature. We're answering the same questions that have no right or wrong answers! The same! La meme! Go check out this link to see the whole explanation Viva La Meme (Linda no longer blogs )
8 things I am looking forward to...
8 things I did yesterday...
8 things I wish I could do...
8 shows I watch...
**dog pic was originally from www.doggoneit.info can’t seem to find it there now**
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
I have a hard time with this concept most days. I have always had a bit of anxiety but after my son was born it tripled. I was scared of everything and was worried/fearful something would happen to him. I mean let’s be honest in this bat world we live in I still am but I handle it a bit better now. I still get anxiety when we are doing something on the fly because I feel unprepared but even if it is something we planned I also get no sleep the night before worrying about everything that can go wrong but instead of just cancelling plans or saying “Ya’ll go I will stay here.” I breathe through it and go cause I don’t want to miss the moments that I know I will cherish forever.
One day in the near future my precious boy (i.e. manchild) will venture out on his own and I won’t get to see him everyday so when there is a chance to spend a day with him soaking up our surroundings and listening to his crazy funny ideas and stories I don’t care how anxious it makes me I don’t hesitate to take the journey.
So this year he wants to do more adventures in the wilderness around our state and maybe even venturing into other states and that is what we are gonna do.
So get out and get some fresh air and have some unforgettable moments!
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~Helen Keller