Monday, December 31, 2007

Business Cards - One New Year Resolution

one of my new year resolutions is to have business cards made up. as i've mentioned before i would like to pursue photography on a part-time basis to help me grow and learn. i love the thought of giving other families those special photos they can cherish that aren't average. i want to be able to share something unique and special.

i currently need to establish a well put together portfolio and i'm hoping along the way these cards will help me to grow.

this is a start. i'm going to give it a few days of thought and detailing before i place my order.

each card will be two sided. the first image will be the front of the card and the second image will be the back of the card.

i do realize some of the pictures are not in perfect alignment but that will be corrected.





Friday, December 28, 2007

Random Friday

i'm full of randomness this evening!

for Christmas i received an Abby's Candle from my boss. tonight i got it out and lit it and i must say this is one of the BEST smelling candles!!! she got me what i think is the plumberry spice and it's WONDERFUL!!!!!! VERY yummy smell!


is there such a thing as after Christmas blues? as my co-worker calls it .... the blue funk. the last couple of days i've just been in a funk but i think it's getting better. what is cheering me up is being excited about the New Year!...................on that note.................

i love new years! i love the idea of starting a new year. some people hate new year's resolutions but i'm one of those who loves them. i have a MILLION for 2008! i love a new year like i love a new day. i love early mornings ..... it's my favorite time of day and i love the "feel" of starting over and giving it another try. that is what new year's means to me.

my new year's resolutions are pretty normal or average:
  • ditch a few pounds
  • save some bucks
  • take more pictures
  • spend more time with family

of course they are much more detailed than what i have listed here but you get the point. :0)

happy friday!!!!!!!!!

now....go make some resolutions!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

She Has Escaped!

it took her 4 years to figure it out but our parakeet Luna has finally figured out how to escape her cage.

on my way home this evening i called kent to let him know i was heading home and during our phone conversation i suddenly here a bunch of commotion and the words “how did she get out??!!!” I thought he was referring to bugle anne possibly getting out the door somehow but instead he was talking about luna.

Bugle didn’t know what to think of her....hehe







Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

i can't believe tomorrow is Christmas!

today was a pretty laid back day and i was able to coax paige into doing a quick shoot w/ me. now a days it's very hard to get her in front of the camera. it was too pretty of a day not to get out and get some shots...good or bad. :0)



it started to get pretty chilly so we didn't get as many shots as we thought we was nice to get out and give it a shot though!!


if i don't get an opportunity to post tomorrow................

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Few Things

last thursday night i attended my third woman's club meeting. during the meeting, a few of the warren east high chorus members sang for us. they did a wonderful job!



tonight we had another family Christmas get together. this time, my sister hosted our dinner.

here is a picture of my beautiful great grandmother.....beautiful in so many ways!


heading home.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Deja Vu

if you are feeling a sense of deja vu don't around town post got deleted and i would like to make sure the pictures are back on my blog so i decided to repost them.

it's even cooler now with the big pics!

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and i think this is a new picture.

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we see the train A LOT in our community. we live pretty close to the train track but far enough away it's not a disturbing. it's really neat to ride our bikes to the tracks and find smashed pennies and all sort of neat things. also the train tracks can make for some really good shots when a backdrop is needed.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Dinner - Success!

and....we have success!

a few shots from the day.......

for some strange reason i had my camera's ISO set at 1600!! i can't remember what i was doing before w/ my camera....because i can't imagine why i had it so this means GRAIN! sometimes though...grain is kinda cool.

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i love the feel of anticipation in this picture.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Hosting Christmas

ok, so you know i'm hosting my first Christmas gathering for my family ........ pulling things together is under way. here's what we've got going on so far......

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the christmas cards are coming in! speaking of that...i need to get mine OUT. this always sneaks up on me. this year i'm displaying ours in this style below. i got this idea from a magazine.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Rain Rain.....

go away......

i know we need the rain.....but i can't get out and have i'm stuck doing random stuff inside.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Early Christmas Present

bugle anne got an early Christmas present today.......

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....... a new bed!

she loves it! at first, she didn't know what to think of it, but now we can hardly get her off of it. haha

Saturday, December 8, 2007


this coming weekend i'll be hosting one of our Christmas gatherings. it will be a first for me.

below, is a centerpiece i came up with today. i wanted it to be simple and red.

by the way, i'm loving the lens i got w/ my new camera. it's the 85mm 1.8. i've read LOTS of good things about this lens so this is what i went with. LOVING it!

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Random Thursday

i can't wait to get out and give my new 5D a REAL test drive. these are a few of the very first shots taken with the camera.

this is what welcomes me every weekday morning at work. how sweet is that?! paige's personalized love note to mom! :0)

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you must go elf yourself!!!! it's HILARIOUS!!!!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wonderful Birthday !!!

yesterday was my birthday and i had a WONDERFUL day! i walked into work to find lots of YUMMY food to eat and decorations everywhere. we always enjoy celebrating birthdays at work because we get to eat so good! haha.............then for lunch, my mom came to town for a yummy lunch............and then for dinner my mother-in-law cooked needless to say, at no point yesterday, did i feel hungry! i was well satisfied!

also....yesterday, i ordered something i'd been very patiently waiting for.............a Canon 5D!!!!!!!

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my fabuloso husband was kind enough to give me the money for this new equipment!!!! (don't i have the best hubby in the world!!!!) soooo, i guess this would be considered a birthday and Christmas gift all in one! haha

i'm hoping this can help me to take the next step with my photography, so i'm VERY excited!

Have a Happy Wednesday!!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

More Testing

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BIG Pictures!!!

i've finally figured out how to make my pictures larger on this blog! woo hoo!

this is great news, but while i detail a few blog may look crazy from time to time.


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