Friday, July 31, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 53, Something Green

Countdown to a finished Photo Challenge! After this photo there are only two more!!!  Woot!  This has been harder than I thought it would be.  Mostly because in the last week it seems like my days have gotten more hectic and I don't think to blog until I'm in bed, and/or I haven't taken any photos that would go with the photo challenge.

Today's photo fell in my lap, well more like hopped on my hand and then onto the wall!  A beautiful green tree frog!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 52, A Mess

We had a really big mess that was discovered after this weekend...I went to grab something from under the sink and it was soaked! We had a leak in the plumbing!!!  So we cleared it all out, mopped up the water and then DH fixed the leak (which was an adventure in itself), and we spent time with a fan pointed into the cabinet to get it all dry before I put everything back...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 51, Shoes

I love shoes!  Anyone that knows me can attest to this!  My shoe of choice used to be anything with a heel.  Now I lean towards flats.  I have a bench at the end of my bed that has storage in it and I use that for keeping my collection of flats and tennis shoes! It's a jumbled mess right now until I can figure out how to build some partitions.  But that is a project for another day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 50, Outside

Well I missed a day, trying to keep up with a photo challenge on top of everything else life throws at you, sometimes you forget...tee hee!  Well I'm just going to skip that day and the rest of the pictures will be a day behind!

Today's challenge photo is simply outside, I took this photo a few days ago, but I just love the way it looks!  So I'm using it as my challenge photo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 49, Inside

Today has been a long day!  Up early to take some kiddos to cheer practice and been going almost nonstop ever since!  Today's challenge photo was taken inside my house, and was a shot I have been trying to get for a while, but I usually get interrupted by Hammond when I am down on the floor with Fergus, but I finally got the shot of my oldest puppy's paws!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 48, Moon

It's a bit tricky to get a good picture of the moon this time of the month, maybe even this time of year.  The moon seems far off, and it's just a sliver of a moon visible.  So I did my best, and combined it with a beautiful sunset shot to give you today's challenge photo!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 47, Sun

Well today did not really go as planned.  We are puppy sitting and I kinda forgot to take my photo challenge photo...and the sun has set today.  Fortunately I have a picture that I took exactly one year ago today!  And it's one of my favorites!  The sun was setting while we were on the lake and I was able to capture it before we sped off to the dock!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 46, Monochrome

There are essentially two ways to do this challenge photo, you can find a scene that is already monochrome in nature and take a picture, or you can make a photo monochrome using filters.  I opted to make a picture monochrome.   Today I participated in my first ever 5k, we walked most of it, but did run parts of it.  And it was all done in the rain!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 45, A rare treat

It's hot, summer is here with a vengeance!  I was not prepared for the heat and humidity.  You would think that living in the mid-west my whole life I would be acclimated to the ick, but I'm not.  I was out running errands and decided to treat myself to something cold and yummy!  My rare treat, because I don't eat these all the time...but man does it hit the spot today!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 44, Below

A photo taken from below. It was tricky because when I got below the dogs they kept wanting to come down to me for snuggles...I did manage to get this shot though, and I think it turned out the way I wanted it to!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 42, Complicated

This was a very difficult challenge photo!  How do you capture complicated in a photo? I did ponder it all day long, even asking my DH how do you take a picture of something complicated!?  And it dawned on me, a puzzle is complicated, and I do have a 1000 piece here is a picture of my complicated puzzle!!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 41, cold

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, it is HOT here in Missouri (misery) and humid.  What better way to cool off than with a nice cold ice cream sundae!  Which is what I had for dinner today!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 40, Warmth

Two days ago it was fall-like weather....not anymore.  Summer is here (finally) and we have the excessive heat warnings to prove it!  So it is no surprise that my picture of warmth is one of my kiddos playing in water on a hot summer day!  Cause it was warm!!! Hot really, we were even sitting in the shade playing in the

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 39, common

Our neighborhood is not full developed yet.  Our house is on the last developed street so we have vacant lots behind our house.  It is great for bird watching, bad because of the mice (shudder). Today I was doing some bird watching and caught this cute picture of two birds that look like they are having a conversation.  It is common to have a lot of birds in my backyard because I put feeders up.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 38, Jewelry

Over Memorial Day weekend I posted about a project I did, turning a screen door into a jewelry holder (click here to read that post). So today when I saw that my photo challenge was to photograph jewelry I of course had to re-photograph that project because it is just so fun and pretty!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 37, Dressed Up

Tonight is gonna be a fun one!  I get to go see Cinderella at Starlight Theater with my mom!  So we got dressed up for a girls night out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 36, Precious

There is nothing more precious to me than my dogs.  They are my babies!  So this photo shows what is precious to me.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 35, landscape

Today I completed my first challenge on RunKeeper, a UNICEF Clean Water Challenge, all you had to do is log a walk at least 6 miles long.  So I walked 6.65 miles and completed the challenge!!!  On my walk I saw a lot of pretty landscape, so I snapped a few photos while walking and that completes my photo challenge for today!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 34, gigantic

Tonight I made cheeseburgers at my husband's request.  There was only one bun, which was fine because I wasn't eating one.  The end result was a gigantic double burger...and my photo for the day!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 33, tiny

A year or so ago my dad and I found an itty bitty preying mantis on his car.  It was so tiny we almost didn't know what it was!  I thought I was going to use that picture for today's photo challenge.  But when I was on my way home from the neighbors house they found a tiny little snake in the driveway!  It's a non-poisonous brown snake and after a few photos and some speculation on the shape of his head he was relocated into the yard to continue eating bugs.

And just for fun here is the picture from June 2014 of the tiny preying mantis

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 32, dark

Ah the 4th of July!  I could not have planned today's photo challenge any better!  There are very few days during the year that you see fireworks!  And for you to be able to see these fireworks it has to be dark!!!  So, here is the best photo I got of fireworks!  I can tell I will need more "practice" before I am really good at fireworks pictures, but this one is pretty cool.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 31, light (again)

Whoops!  When we came up with our photo list I should have double checked for duplicates, so here is another picture depicting light.  These flowers are at my parents house.  They are HUGE!  These just bloomed today, and are so graceful dancing in the breeze, one can say they are...light?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 30, from afar

My challenge photo is from afar.  With the smoke haze we had for a few days the almost full moon was a sight to see!  I did get a few pictures, none with that beautiful red color, but I did get this cool shot of the moon.  Not bad for an amateur!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Photo Challenge - Photo 29, handcrafted

For today's photo challenge I wanted to take a picture of a handmade quilt.  Specifically the green and white quilt at my parents house.  I got lucky we ended up there for dinner!  This quilt was made by my Grandma Schroeder, and hand quilted by Mom Bachman (Grandma's Mom) and friends!  I tried to get a close up so you could see the tiny stitches.  You know a lot of love went into each stitch, this quilt was a wedding present to my parents!  It's almost 40 years old (39 this year)!!!  My dad said that when Mom Bachman and her friends got together they could do a quilt a day.