Sunday, January 31, 2010

because i felt like it

I moved my blog to HERE come on over!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Little List of Things....

Here is a little list of things I like about winter

a) hot chocolate

b) I appreciate the mountains more after they have been gone for a few days

c) reading by the fire

d) the more I bundle up the less I have to wear a bra (possibly my favorite thing!)

e) fogginess makes for cool looking photos

f) I have a feeling that I will love summer even more than I do now, all thanks to winter

g) winter seems quiet to me, and I like quiet

that is all for now. In case you are wondering, yes, I am trying to convince myself.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photo of the Week {3}

this week i dreamed of the sun, today it actually came out... for a little while.
this is not an actual photo, I created this from scratch to make someone feel warm.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Photo of the Week {2}

You know those photo a day blogs you see some people do? I have always liked those and for the past few years I have really wanted to try it out but the thing is... I can't commit. I mean, taking time EVERY DAY of a whole year to do something like that, there is no way. I am always coming up with projects that make Mike roll his eyes at me so I never even bothered to tell him I wanted to do something like that. I know whatever he would tell me would be the truth and I just didn't want to hear it. I think he's like that because he has heard me complain about how overwhelmed I am but how there is this new thing I want to try way too many times. But the other night I was laying in bed thinking about a photo a day blog and then it occurred to me that I'm a big girl now, I can do whatever I want! Yessssss. It doesn't have to be stressful and I don't have to freak out about getting it all done. So, I came up with doing a photo a week! I'm probably not the first, I know, but that is something I can totally do! 52 photos. And, to make things even better I gave myself no limits! I can post whatever I feel like, it can be some personal work or an awesome photo of one of the boys giving me their best fake smile. And I don't even have to write anything about it if I don't want to, how is that for awesome? 2010, I love you already! So, here it is folks, my very first photo of the week(it took me a whole week to get it together so that is why there is a #2 by the title, it's week 2 now). I had to take Jack his library books, AGAIN, and I noticed how cool the trees looked all covered in ice. I don't think that I can say that I love winter up here in the North, but some things about it I find very lovely, but that is for another post entirely.

Monday, January 11, 2010

rediscovered love

So, it has been a very long time since I have listened to the White Album but the other day while we were working Mike wanted to hear the Rocky Racoon, so I put it on and found, again, Long, Long, Long. Oh how I love this song!!!! Seriously, it is LOVE!!!! Here are the words and here is where you can listen to it....

It's been a long long long time,
How could I ever have lost you
When I loved you.

It took a long long long time
Now I'm so happy I found you
How I love you

So many tears I was searching,
So many tears I was wasting, oh. Oh--

Now I can see you, be you
How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
Oh I love you
You know that I need you.
Ooh I love you.

ETA: Mike also wanted me to put up Rocky Racoon, but the coolest one I could find was Phish singing it. Mike LOVES Phish, so here you go! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Quote of the Day

Link: "Hey Mom, I just want to tell you something... you just look so beautiful."

Me: " I do? Thanks so much!"

Link: "Can you open this candy for me?"

Me: "Of Course!! ......oh you are GOOD!!!"

sharing the love

Jasmine Star is one my favorite photographers. I want to badly to meet her and just talk about life as a photographer. In an interview with Davina Fear, another one of my favorites, she was asked this question and here is her answer... it's awesomeness!

Davina: What do you recommend women do who are just getting started in the industry?


Follow your heart.

Don't let anyone tell you, You Can't.

If you come across negativity (oh, and you will!), don't ignore it...use it to fuel your inner desire to prove the nay-sayers wrong. When you want to quit, don't....quitting is too easy and nothing good in life is easy.

Don't be the best, be different.

Be you.

Love yourself...the flaws, the wrinkles, the OCD, the extraness around your belly.

When all else fails, take a deep breath, open a pint of Ben&Jerry's, and enjoy life.

I love this, just what I needed for my year of LOVE!!!!