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Monday, February 28, 2011

a couple of things i love lately...

i love... homemade cinnamon rolls!! yumm!!

i love... scarves & finding new ways to tie them!!
if you don't know how to get this "braided" look, check out this blog.
there is a video to show you how! it's really easy & fun!

hope you all had a great monday!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

happy saturday!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

took these photos today! (for my three.sixty.five)
went to my sweet friend's baby shower! :)
& watched the first game of spring training for the rockies!!
spring is definitely getting closer... yay!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


i went on a little walk downtown
& i took these photos...

all of these photos are by me ♥

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

inspired by: pretty exteriors

i love photos of pretty buildings.
& these shots really inspire me. :)
i LOVE that blurred look from a lensbaby.
it works so well with this kind of photography.
i am thinking that i might get a lensbaby soon, not sure yet.
but if i do, i will definitely want to get some shots like these...
they are so beautiful!
sadly, i don't remember where i found the first one  :(
but it's so lovely, i still wanted to include it...

Monday, February 21, 2011

color palette no. 1

"it's plain to see, what we got is color, in a world of black&white..."
{charmed life by joy williams}

it's always been a bit hard for me to say what my favorite color is, because there are so many colors that i really love... & there are so many amazing color combination possibilities as well... really, the inspiration is never ending! what a very special blessing that God gave us to be able to see everything in color!!
anyway, i have seen a lot of cute ways of sharing color inspiration & i really like the idea! so, i think this is something i am going to try to do every once in a while... i will share a photo that inspires me. then i will create a color palette that was inspired by that photo... so fun!

so here we go...
i spotted these colorful bottle vases on poppytalk handmade >>
the bottles, the colors, & the photo design: beautiful!
(these bottle vases are by heather dahl)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

photos from my weekend...

this weekend, my sister & i went to see one of our friends... her & her husband have a 2-year-old daughter & they are about to have another little girl, very soon... yay! i love taking photos of their little girl, she is so cute... & i can't wait to take some newborn photos when the baby arrives! :)

the weather was so perfect! we just enjoyed the outside for a while!
we even saw the first sign of spring coming...
:) :) :)
 we also went to the yarn shop & i got some pretty new colors for spring! yay!!
i hope you all had a fun & restful weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011

be thankful.

"every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows. "
-james 1:17
i never want to forget to be thankful for all that God has blessed me with...
so, i thought i would join in with the weekly gratitude
& share some of the things that i have been thankful for lately...


i am thankful for the Bible study that i am doing right now! we are learning about living lives of integrity for Christ! & how it's so important to keep our focus on Him, even as this world often tries to bring us down. it's a study of the book of daniel. i am loving it!

i am thankful that the weather has been so beautiful this past week... it's so nice just to get outside & feel the fresh air! take my doggie for a walk. & of course to take photos... i love nice days in february!

i am thankful that my brother got a job today!! & it seems like it will be the perfect job for him! yay!!

i am thankful for 50% off valentine candy! yumm.

i am thankful for my camera & for my 365 photo-a-day challenge! i have had fun & i can say that i like most of the photos that i have taken, so far...

i am thankful that it is finally the weekend! BIG YAY!!!

hope you all have a blessed weekend & remember to take time to be thankful!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

dear spring: please come soon!

i know there is plenty more winter weather to come where i live...
but yesterday the weather was so sunny & beautiful!
it has been a wonderful little taste of spring...
& it's definitely got me excited for spring to get here soon!
i am ready...

i am ready for more bright spring flowers, like these:
^ orange tulips ttv 8x8 photo print

i am ready to get outside more & bike ride or play tennis...
& just feel the fresh air!
{i love this photo of audrey, so cute!}
spotted this on the rides a bike... blog

& i am ready for pretty spring clothes...
i love the colors & florals!

so, here is my casual spring look:
spring 1

& here is my dress-y spring look:
(this would be perfect for easter...)

Monday, February 14, 2011

february 14th...

hope you have a very special day, full of ♥♥♥!!

& btw- today is the last day for my Valentine's Sale...
get 15% OFF you order!!!
use coupon code: VALENTINE15
visit my etsy shop >>

Friday, February 11, 2011

sugar cookie love...

yesterday, i made heart-shaped sugar cookies, for a little valentine party that me & my sister are doing for the kids in my church! the kids will get to frost & decorate their own cookies! fun!! also, we are going to watch "be my valentine, charlie brown"... oh, i love charlie brown, so cute!! :) the party is tonight... it should be a lot of fun!! hopefully not too chaotic...

anyway, i love making sugar cookies...
& heart-shaped ones are even better!
so i just couldn't resist a couple of photos:

isn't this so cute??    i ♥ it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

through my lens {lately}

i just thought i would share some of my recent photos from my
so far, it has been a success!! it's only been 16 days, but every day i have managed to take a photo & post it on my flickr & it's been fun! 
so here is a little glimpse of my life lately, through my photos...

my breakfast for the last two days: peanut butter & bananas on whole wheat toast. yumm.

one of the books i am currently reading is a biography about audrey hepburn. i love her! :)

i just love the design on this small vintage bowl, so pretty.

a cold morning sky: sun flare & airplane lines.

Monday, February 7, 2011

inspired by: love & cross stitch

first of all...
i just wanted to share that i am currently offering a
Special Valentine SALE in my etsy shop!!
GET 15% OFF your order, by using the Coupon Code:

& now...
on to these very cute valentine cross stitch designs

inspired by: words

^ i just love that quote so much... from "How He Loves"
so beautifully written by john mark mcmillan.
& i love the version by david crowder band... so good!
"He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, i am a tree,
bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy.
when all of a sudden, i am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
and I realize just how beautiful You are,
and how great Your affections are for me..."
such beautiful words in this song... listen here >>
^ from my 365 photo project... :)
i took these water drop/bokeh photos over the weekend. 
the weekend was very wet & cold where i live.
& the weather reports say there is more snow to come this week.
i may be starting to get a little bit tired of it, but it is really pretty...
hope you had a good weekend!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

inspired by: shelves

i love a space that is filled with shelves. i love how you can arrange & re-arrange shelves in so many ways, with so many pretty things.
to me, it really brings comfort & style to a room!
these photos are amazing examples...
{i really love the first two}
^ source: pottery barn

{unfortunately, i don't know the sources of all of these...
so if they are yours, please let me know &
i will update the source or remove the image... thanks}