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Project Life August 26th-September 1st

This week came together so easily. Back at the end of August I made my grandmothers bouquet and worked on my own bouquet (bottom left picture). And it was the first time that the weather cooled down a bit and I was able to drive home with my windows open and I was able to take those awesome pictures of the cows by my work. This was also week Steve and I drove up to Paper Source and walked around North Park mall. Sid is about 9 years old (a guess) and every time he gets up he is such a good yoga dog! I have been trying for 2 years to get this downward and the upward facing dog poses and I finally got it. Its not a great picture because I had my external flash on and it was pointing a weird way but he held the pose for just long enough that I could get it. While I was working on this of PL week I also re-did my first divider. I went a little crazy and took out all of my month dividers and put in dividers for the important parts of the album and I had originally wrote “the round up!” on this one and always hated it. So a coat of black paint and some thickers fixed that!

As always – thank you for stopping by! Happy Sunday!

List(less) Wednesday

Handsome and sweet dog cuddling on Sunday.

Oh listless Wednesday. Its been a few weeks my mid-week friend. But I am here now and that’s all that matters.

1. Long weekend = the most productive I have felt in such a long time. I reorganized my entire life (almost). I still need to get a blogging calendar together (obviously!) and I need to get some BIG projects done over the next few days and then I will finally feel less crazy.

2. I’m waiting for something big to happen at my job and I’ve been waiting on it since April. So I haven’t had a good nights sleep since then, and the longer we wait the more and more sleep I am losing.

3. Next month is a big month and I honestly think it has something to do with both Steve and my lack of sleep in general.

4. I have decided that I dislike things that I have to do every day. Eat, sleep, shower. I have such disdain for these tasks because I have to do them over and over again. I still do them, mind you. I am not a heathen (most of the time). I just don’t have to like doing it. And I guess my adult job forcing me to shower every morning and wear make up and look presentable has finally gotten to me. I cannot wait until it cools off a bit so that a nice sweater and a pair of pants will get me through the day. I think my professional dresses are tired of the summer and want a break.

5. My iPhone is still a Words with Friend fiasco. I think I have 11 games going on as of late thanks to everyone in my family upgrading to iPhones/Kindle fires.

6. Paper source is the happiest place on earth. I made Steve drive the 35 miles each way with me last Thursday to buy stamps. I have a problem. Thats the first step right? Admitting it? I spent a small fortune but new that it would be a long time before we were back in that neck of the woods in Dallas. I really should have done some more online shopping before we went so I had a better idea of what I exactly wanted because I have another few items sitting in my cart online that I debating paying the shipping on. Scrapper problems.

7. In my iPhone updates and if you follow along on twitter/instagram, you will have seen some sneak peeks of a venture I am hoping to get off the ground this weekend. Stay tuned for details.

8. August was a crazy long/busy month. And as I logged in to finish this post today I saw this post from Candy at Happy Little Wonders and realized I must not be the only person who feels like the blog was an after thought for the month of August. I tried to follow her and post what I actually did in August that caused me to let dust collect on my little piece of the internet but I can’t think of anything! Must do better in September.

9. Still trying to decide, paper planner or iPhone calendar for my blog calendar. I mostly ignore my iCal and haven’t opened the paper planned that I have been hauling carrying around for almost 2 weeks. Its a Russel+Hazel binder and man is that sucker heavy! I have to make a decision quick because I don’t think Steve is going to text my phone while I am half asleep dictating him ideas for much longer ;)

10. If you have not already, please go check out Elise Blaha and then go check out Naomi Davis of the Rock Star Diaries. I can safely assume that most of my free time was spent devouring these 2 blogs over the last few months. Elise is actually how I found Project Like and her 2013 Seafoam kit is amazing! And Naomi’s kids Samson and Elanor are seriously the cutest. I don’t want kids and I love looking at their little faces (safely through a computer/iPhone screen ;)).

 

As always, thanks for stopping by and welcome new followers :)!

What my Iphone saw – End of August Edition

Project Life Update – June 24th-30th!

This week was pretty hard.

The good parts: Gas was $2.99 that week! But we do live in Texas so we get to pay cheaper gas prices than the rest of the country. And that Epiphanie Lyric even snuck its way into this layout too (i think its in the next 2 to be honest!).

The middle parts: I was gearing up to head to Ohio and working my butt off to get things ready at work for my departure so a camera wasn’t always in hand and I didn’t want to take pictures with life being so frantic.

The bad parts: Steve and I also weren’t feeling well so we spent some time together snuggled up on the couch watching movies. Somehow a few super depressing documentaries (Hello, Gasland and HBO’s One Nation Under Dog) snuck in there. I cried at the end of Gasland and I didn’t even watch Dogs but read about it and I am still tortured by it. Its depressing but they are extremely education (and unbiased politcally!) And I think people need to really know whats happening out there, even if its hard to watch. ! And Please fight fracking and spay/neuter your dogs (and cats!).

This next part is going to get real folks. Its heavy. Please do not continue to read if at all you believe you should not given the previous paragraph. When I see or hear about the horrors that happen to animals in our country and across the globe at human hands I get sick, I get depressed, and I literally spend hours at a time thinking, researching, and ruminating about what I saw or read to get it out of my system. I even read an open letter from a man that worked at a shelter, who had to put dogs down, to the rest of the world. It really opened my eyes to how horrible “dogs being put down” is. It literally breaks my heart. I’m crying while just writing about it. Please adopt rescue animals and please please please do not chose to bring an animal into your family unless you can financially afford it. Animals have to eat and go to the doctor too. And if you do bring a pet into your home and at some point you have to part ways, please do your research, bring the animal to a no kill shelter or a breed specific rescue. Most of the animals in kill shelters 3 days before they are euthanized. And for the love of all things good in this world do not drop the animal in a park or near a body of water thinking that someone will pick them up and do your dirty work for you. Because believe me, people like me, the people who chase loose dogs and rescue injured animals are out there, but we are few and far between right now. So please, consider a few things before you adopt an animal. Consider your financial power, your living arrangement, if you’re going to have kids in the next couple of years, and whether you’re going to decide to move across the country in the next 10 years. Because all of these big life changes will involve this animal and are some of the top reasons people bring good, healthy animals to shelters.

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Thanks for reading, guys. Even when its a little depressing…

Project Life Update – June 17th-23rd!

As I said in the List(less) Wednesday post yesterday, I have been experiencing some major detox symptoms over the last few days and by the end of the work day I can barely stand to look at my phone to set an alarm for the next morning let alone edit photos and post them. But I am finally starting to feel a little better and now I am here with another update. We are slowly chugging along here!

 

This is back from the middle of June when my Epiphanie Lyric arrived! I love that bag, although it did get a little scuffed while traveling with it for the 4th of July which makes me so sad, but it is a wonderful bag. As you can tell I was extremely excited by it because there are tons of pictures in it through out this layout. The bottom corner on the first page of the layout is what I usually carry in my camera bag. I am actually putting together a post to better explain my camera bags (4 of them!) and what I carry in them. I also received my Speedlite that week. I love that thing. Don’t get me wrong I love natural light photography and for a long time was a hardcore (beginner) natural light only picture taker. But there is definitely a time and a place (like a house in Texas with black out curtains in the bedroom and vaulted ceiling leaving virtually no natural light in the entire house). I am still working out the kinks with it and will hopefully download the manual this weekend to get a better feel for it.  No insert this week. Just a nice simple layout to round out this week. Enjoy!

More fun with the external flash

Love these two :)

Photo Fail

Love this picture of the little guy. He is just begging to have his picture taken with his new silly summer hair cut. Also, natural light, smatural light. I love my new to me speedlite. Its wonderful!Image