Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 365 - Fail!

The plan was to take a picture a day on manual mode. And keep track of it. And post the photos on the last day of the month. :) I didn't exactly succeed. But it's a start!

We made Pan de Polvo for New Years!

A painting project. I didn't take a pic of the finished project because I am crappy at free hand lettering! But it says Intention - to remind me of my goal for 2012 - to be intentional in my choices, activities, etc.
Our sweet Patchy. Just because he's so pretty!
The end of December through the first week in January, I was a hacking, running, snotting mess! ;)
Crocheting project...still not finished.
And that's where the numbering ends. Because that is when I started forgetting to take my camera with me. The rest of the shots were all taken on manual. Maybe February, I'll actually get a shot a day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

That's so Pinteresting!

Just a few things I'm loving on Pinterest at the moment!

I need to try this for my laundry needs. Save money and less containers to the landfill!

There are a couple of little fellas in my life who need these..

I love avocados! Going to have to give this recipe a try really soon!

I'm wanting to make this for the newest baby in the family...and one that is on the way!

I'm tired of the table in my entryway..wanting something more useful. I think this is a great solution! Simple to install, and oh so useful. Think I'll add baskets for shoes underneath.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

See this?

See this? The delicious orb of color? This is making me happy right now. It is Glidden's Lime Sorbet and it is destined to adorn my door. The one that leads from my kitchen to my laundry room. Soon people. Real. Soon.

pic from Martha Stewart website

Monday, January 9, 2012

Weird Crap We Do

What do you do with your leftover pumpkins from the Fall holidays?

Here's what we do with ours!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My word, er...phrase for the New Year

Happy New Year!
Although January is my least favorite time of year, I always look forward to the new year. Feels like a clean slate, ya know? And although I don't really do resolutions, I do like the idea of having a word for the new year. For 2012, I have a phrase:
be intentional
Intentional is defined as done deliberately.
And that is my goal for the year, to have a purpose to my days, to be intentional in how I approach life. I don't want to float along letting whatever happens happen.
Also, for 2012, I am going to participate in 365 - taking a photo a day for a whole year! I will be posting the photos at the end of each month. My goal is to document the day to day happenings of my family's life, and to practice shooting in Manual on my DSLR. Ultimately, hopefully becoming a better photographer!
And on a different note, look what showed up at our door yesterday evening:
He has no collar or tag! Part of our fence is broken and he ended up on the patio. Stephen put out an old pillow and some blankets and he stayed all night. We've asked around the neighborhood, and checked for signs at the local stores, but no one is looking for him here. He looks well cared for. We brought him in this afternoon and bathed him. He is going to sleep in the house tonight because it is supposed to get into the 20s. Poor little fella. Hope we find his owners.