Monday, November 24, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #16

This was a really regular week. It started with Piper spending 24 hours on the couch due to the flu and ended with a really fun engagement session about 30 miles out of town.

"Embrace Messy Hair" - Unknown

"Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on"
-John Lennon

“A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.”
― Jerry Seinfeld

"Brothers and sisters unite
It's the time of your lives, it's the time of your lives" -Coldplay

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien

“Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill. ” 
― Warren Buffett

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
― Rumi

Now follow the circle around to Jana O'Flaherty's from Photography 2204's page to see her amazing photos! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

And Then We Snapped - week #15

This week started with 2 very tired children traveling back from their Gammy's house and ended with our first snow. We also took a trip to the science center mid-week. 

“Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you're sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.” 
― Max Lucado

“When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” 
― Pablo Picasso

“Families are designed to nurture the minds, wills, and emotions of its members so that the barriers created by fear of the unknown can be replaced by the confidence that comes from knowing you are loved whether you succeed or fail.” 
― Leigh A. Bortins

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It's our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.” 
― Brené Brown

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” 
― Khalil Gibran

I have taken this same shot so many times, and for some reason for me it just never gets old. 

“The truth is that when one is still a child-or even if one is grown up- and has been well fed, and has slept long and softly and warm; when one has gone to sleep in the midst of a fairy story, and has wakened to find it real, one cannot be unhappy or even look as if one were; and one could not, if one tried, keep a glow of joy out of one's eyes.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Wow, really snowed last night! Isn't it wonderful? Everything familiar has disappeared! The world looks brand new!
A new year ... a fresh, clean start! It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities! It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy ... let's go exploring!” 
― Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: It's a Magical World it 

No head on over to see what Allyson Wasmund Photography's page to see what she has been up to this past week. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

And Then We Snapped week - #14

Oh daylight savings you are not my friend! If you have been following my daily photos you will know I love those evening golden light hours. Well It get's a little bit harder to find that type of light this time of year so daily photos are always a bit more of a challenge. We started this week with a trip to Falls Park and wrapped it up with a trip to Gammy's house. It was a fun week even if there is less daylight. 

“How much does one imagine, how much observe? One can no more separate those functions than divide light from air, or wetness from water.” 
― Elspeth Huxley

“a sociable smile is nothing but a mouth full of teeth” 
― Jack Kerouac

"I wouldn’t mind being grownup, she told me, if I didn’t have to get up & be grumpy right away every morning...."
-Story People

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
― حافظ

“I wished she’d never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me.” 
― Gail Carson Levine

“Nothing in this world happens without a reason. That we are all exactly where we are supposed to be, and that the pieces of the puzzle have a tendency to come together when you least expect it.” 
― Jane Green

"We didn't realize we were making memories we just knew we were having fun." - unknown

Make sure to follow the circle to see what Kim De Araujo's past week was like! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #13

This was one of those weeks where I was really test of whether I could complete this project 365. I was so ill  the second half of this week. I love Halloween so it was a huge bummer but I still managed to snap some of those special Halloween moments. 

"..photographs open doors into the past but they also allow a look into the future." - Sally Mann

“Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.” 
― C.G. Jung

“The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; 
It rains, and the wind is never weary; 
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, 
But at every gust the dead leaves fall, 
And the day is dark and dreary."
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"And she loved a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself" -Shel Silverstein

“Dear Great Pumpkin, Halloween is now only a few days away. Children all over the world await you coming. When you rise out of the pumpkin patch that night, please remember I am your most loyal follower. Have a nice trip. Don't forget to take out flight insurance.”
― Charles M. Schulz

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, Tonight is Halloween!” 
― Dexter Kozen

“All good things are wild and free.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

Now make sure to follow on to Mel Karlberg Photography to see her photos from this past week.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #12

Another great week! I started the week by meeting up with a couple of past brides and grooms to take photos of their growing families. Mid week we had some illness in our house but fortunately girly had a fast recovery, I wrapped up the week with a Friday family session and a trip to Zoo Boo on Saturday.

Check out the photos then make sure to follow the blog circle to see some amazing talent. Next up is Kim, click here to see here fun week of photos.

Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It's all funny. 
Joan Rivers

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” 
― Henry Beston

“I embrace the messiness of life, I find it so beautiful actually.” 
― Brad Pitt

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” 
― Dorothea Lange

“Don't be afraid of silly ideas.”
― Paul Arden

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” 
― Anthony Brandt

They did the mash, they did the monster mash
The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash
They did the mash, it caught on in a flash
They did the mash, they did the monster mash
-Bobby Pickett

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stitch Fix #4

Stitch Fix time!

For those of you not familiar with Stitch Fix it is an online personal styling website. You go online fill out a style profile and then schedule a Fix. You receive a box with 5 items personally picked out for you along with a style card for each item. You pay for what you keep and if you keep everything you get 25% off. If you decide to send everything back you pay a $20.00 styling fee. You can read more about it and sign you for your own fix here. 

This month I asked for a mixture of work and casual pieces. I also told my stylist that I love to dress in layers and to check out my Pinterest Board.  

I have to say she listened... now lets see what I got and what I kept. 

Item #1 Cordelia Striped Boat Neck Sweater by Market and Spruce
I wasn't real wild about this one. I prefer my sweaters a little longer. I did end up keeping it and this is a bit of a spoiler but it was the same price as the discount I would have received if I kept it, I ended up wearing it to work today and I it has grown on me a bit. It looks really cute with jeans too so I'm happy I kept it.

Item #2 Porter Leggings by Rune
I love leggings but I am a bit picky when it comes to finding the perfect pair and these fit all my criteria. One, I want them made out of good fabric so they don't stretch out or pill up. My other big one is that the waist band is sewn into the waist. These met my criteria so I kept them.

Item #3 Meredith Faux Leather Elbow Patch Cardigan by RD Style
This is the exact type of item I was hoping to get in this fix. I love big drapey sweaters! I really love the color of this one and the elbow detail.

Item #4 Hendrix Smocked Shoulder Blouse by 41Hawtorn.
One thing I'm really bad at is incorporating color into my wardrobe and my stylist is always so good at making sure to send me at least one bright piece. I loved the color right away and I know I can wear it with my brown dress pants or a pair of dark denim jeans. Also the fabric looks thin and silky it actually doesn't seem to wrinkle much, and that is always a good thing.

Item #5 Dustin Window Pane Print Infinity Scarf
I am such a sucker for infinity scarves so keeping this one was a bit of a no brainier.

So yes once again I had another successful Stitch Fix.

Feel free to follow the links to my previous fixes.
Stitch Fix #1
Stitch Fix #2 and #3