30 Day Challenge-Favorite Photos

Yesterday we wrapped up the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge. Not only did I enjoy doing the challenge, it also helped me get into the habit of blogging everyday. I also took photos of things that I never would have thought to take a picture of, like the beautiful fossilized sea urchin! I need to find another challenge to do. I did a “Daily Prompt” the other day, but it’s not the same.

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Here are my favorite photos from the challenge. Click any of the photos below to view the slide show.

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Day 30-Self Portrait

Today is Day 30 and the final day of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Challenge for today is “Self-Portrait.”

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I took the kids outside to play in the sandbox and couldn’t resist getting them in the photos. I hate photos of myself, especially if it’s just me in it.

It’s been such a fun month! Thank you Jen & Chrissy for hosting such a fun challenge, and also to Flower Fairy for joining us. I loved getting to know you ladies through all your photos this past month. I’m sad that it is over. It’s been a blast!

Tomorrow, I will share with you my favorite photos.

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Day 29-Black & White

Can you believe that we are 29 days into the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge?

Challenge for today is “Black & White.”

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I got a few orders from my shop, so late last night I made these cute little felt and cabochon flowers. All the orders that leave my home goes gift wrapped. So whether if it’s a gift for someone or for yourself, the person the on receiving end will still get the pleasure of opening up a gift. The flowers can be re-used as a bow/flower for gifts or it can be pinned on as a brooch. They always vary in color and size, depending on what I have on hand. This batch, as you can see, is in the black/white/red color story.

 Visit Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life to see their takes on “Black & White.”

The final challenge for tomorrow is “Self Portrait.”

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Day 28-Flowers

Today is Day 28 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Challenge for today is “Flowers.”

Day 28-Flowers

Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint, it has the most amazing smell and I love to eat it!

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Challenge for tomorrow is “Black & White.”

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Day 27-Celebration

Today is Day 27 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Todays’ challenge is “Celebration.”

Day 27-Celebration

Any day that includes chocolate cupcakes in my life calls for a celebration. Especially THESE cupcakes! I used organic unrefined virgin coconut oil to make these and they are divine! The one in the front is peanut butter cream cheese frosting and the one in the back is just cream cheese frosting. Follow this link for the recipe. For the peanut butter frosting I followed the recipe but just added a spoon of organic peanut butter (the kind that doesn’t need to be refrigerated).

 Hop on over to Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life for their takes on “Celebration.”

Challenge for tomorrow is “Flowers.”

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Art and other Randomness

If you have been following along, then you know I have been doing the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge hosted by Two Everyday Divas. It has been such a blast! I look forward each day to see how each lady interprets the challenge. I can’t believe we are already 26 days into the challenge! Soon it will be over and it will be just a fun memory. Insert sad face here. I will forever cherish the fun times!

Since the challenge is winding down, I decided to join in on the Daily Prompts from the Daily Post. Today’s prompt is Wall to Wall.

What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?

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Some people think the sun shines out of their ass.

This is one of my favorite things we have displayed in our home. Dana and I created this a few months back and it has been sitting on a bookshelf leaning against the wall since it’s been completed. We still giggle at it from time to time.

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Monk & Squish Art Wall

 Besides the sunburst there is an assorted variety of art pieces I’ve made over the years. There are only three photos displayed in our home. One is framed and sits on a shelf, taken six and half years ago on our first date at the beach in Carmel, California. Another is a picture taken by a friend at a Halloween party we attended a couple years ago. We dressed up as the Flintstones. You can see it hanging on Monk & Squish’s art wall in their play room. The last is a photo of Danas’ brother and his family, also hanging on the art wall.

Along with the art, we have a small collection of prisms that hang on both the kitchen windows. One window is on the east side of the house and the other is on the west. Throughout the day, various prisms will scatter rainbows across the ceilings, walls and floor depending on the position of the sun. If our house had a theme, I would call it happiness. Light, love and bright colors.

What are your favorite things you have hanging around your home? Does it bring you comfort or inspiration? Does it remind you of happy times or does it fill you with sadness?

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Day 26-Close-Up

Today is Day 26 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Todays’ challenge is “Close-Up.”

Day 26-Close-Up

Last night Monk was playing in her sandbox while I was grilling up our dinner. Monk made me this special dish, “Blueberry Pie.” I asked her why she call it Blueberry Pie, and she replied, “It’s because it’s in a bucket, that’s why!” That left me with more questions than answers, but if it makes sense to her then I guess that’s all that really matters. It is made up of sand and some violet wild flowers she foraged from the yard. I love her imagination!

 Hop on over to Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life for their takes on “Close-Up.”

Challenge for tomorrow is “Celebration.”

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Day 25-Strangers

Today is Day 25 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Todays’ challenge is “Strangers.”

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New homes/duplex are being built down the street from my house. This man is one of the workers. He’s taking a minute to catch his breath before he heads home for the day.

Hop on over to Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life for their takes on “Strangers.”

Challenge for tomorrow is “Close-Up.”

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Day 24-Animal

Today is Day 24 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Todays’ challenge is “Animal.”

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Last week I ordered a case of Heritage 100th Anniversary Ball Jars, along with a couple of other items, I also ordered this super cute watering can. It came in this morning, just in time for todays’ challenge!

Hop on over to Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life for their takes on “Animal.”

Challenge for tomorrow is “Strangers.”

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Day 23-Patterns

Today is Day 23 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Todays’ challenge is “Patterns.”

Day 23-Patterns

I believe this is a fossilized sea urchin. I don’t remember whether it was Dana or I, who found this fossil. We picked it up on one of our many hikes we took down to Millers Springs. I just love the patterns. It is my favorite fossil out of the little collection we have acquired over the years.

Hop on over to Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life for their takes on “Patterns.”

Challenge for tomorrow is “Animal.”

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Day 22-Inspirational

Today is Day 22 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Todays’ challenge is “Inspirational.”

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Love.

Love inspires every aspect of my world.

Visit Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life to see their takes on “Inspirational.”

“Patterns” is the challenge for tomorrow.

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Day 21-Faceless Self Portrait

Today is Day 21 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Challenge for today is “Faceless Self Portrait.”

It was a beautiful day out and I decided to take the kiddies outside to play in the sandbox.

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Check out Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life to see their takes on “Faceless Self Portrait.”

“Inspirational” is the challenge for tomorrow.

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Day 20-In My Bag

Today is Day 20 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Challenge for today is “In My Bag.”

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I actually don’t carry a purse around, but I do have my camera bag everywhere I go. Inside you will find a few extra hair ties, a couple of business cards, usually two extra sets of AA batteries for the Nikon, my Nikon Coolpix L110 and my Canon PowerShot A3400 IS.

Check out Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life to see their takes for “In My Bag.”

“Faceless Self Portrait” is the challenge for tomorrow.

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Day 19-Something You Want

Today is Day 19 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Challenge for today is “Something You Want.”

Day 19-Something You Want

Texas State Park Guide by Texas Parks & Wildlife

I would love to be able to visit and explore all the different State Parks, National Parks and National Monuments not just in Texas but nationwide. Being able to travel from one place to the next at our leisure in an RV,  picking out our next location that we want to go and explore would be amazing. What better way to learn than hands on learning?

Check out Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life to see their takes on “Something You Want.”

“In My Bag” is the challenge for tomorrow.

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Day 18-Your Shoes

Today is Day 18 of the 30 Day “Photog Wanna Be” Challenge.

Challenge for today is “Your Shoes.”

Day 18-Your Shoes

These are my favorite pair of Flojos. I’ve had them for about 9 years. They are soft and cushy and are definitely well-worn.

Check out Two Everyday Divas and Flower Faerie Lives Life to see their takes on “Your Shoes.”

“Something You Want” is the challenge for tomorrow.

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