Aug, 13

30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge // No. 24, 25, 26, 27 + 28



It was fun to have part of the 30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge go into our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary vacation!  I got lots of fun shots – mostly of my feet in the soft-white sand.  Which was fitting, because that’s where I spent most of my time.  It was such a lovely and relaxing time, that I can’t wait to go back!  I’ll share more on our trip in another post.  Get ready for a lot more photos and stories!

Aug, 13

30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge // No.17


It’s day 17 of this 30-day challenge and I’m sharing a photo of my new Nike+ shoes.  I really like them a lot.  They’re light-weight, super soft and squishy, and they’re bright and cheerful!  They actually make me want to walk and jog more than usual.  The Heeler pups are loving it, too, because they get to run more.  If you have Blue Heelers, then you know, walking doesn’t do it for them like a good run.  Because they’re working dogs, they have so much energy to burn.  And since we live in the suburbs with a lack of cattle to chase, a good run or game of Frisbee does the trick.  We need to get as much outdoor exercise in now, because I feel Fall coming here already, then comes the snow…

Jul, 13

30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge // No. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 + 16


It’s been a whirlwind of a week, but I’ve been keeping up on my self-portraits.  In fact, so much has been happening that I can’t seem to remember it all to share.  Eep!  This last weekend I spent Saturday babysitting for a really great friend and we had a girls day with my mom.  My mom and I took the baby antique shopping and out to a linner (late lunch-early dinner), then once the baby went to bed, Ron and I watched a movie and nibbled on candy for the rest of the night.  It was a busy, yet rewarding day.  Then, Sunday we went to check on the status of the house.  Can you believe that we’re in week 13 already?!  It’s been pretty wet and rainy here, so things have slowed down, but I can’t wait to see next week.  We then went to visit some friends for lunch and a few games of pool, and ended the evening with a family dinner.

This week I hope to take it a bit easier, but I’ll still be working on a few projects.  I just can’t wait to have a studio again where I can spread out and make make make!

Jul, 13

30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge // No.4, 5, 6, + 7


So, I slacked on posting these selfies this weekend, but I did take a photo each day – yay!  I’m sticking to this.  This past weekend was a fun one.  Friday afternoon, Ron surprised me with flowers and a date night!  We went to eat at HuHut, which is a local Mongolian BBQ place where you fill up your bowl and they cook it for you.  We sipped on Cherry and Vanilla Sprites while we chatted some, and them we grabbed som Froyo and watch a local bad play in an out-door concert.  It was the most wonderful date night.  Ron’s really great at doing things “just because.”  He doesn’t wait for a reason to celebrate – I love that about him.

Then, Saturday Ron and I had another date-night and went to the local drive-in.  He made us cheesy-hotdogs with chips, and he packed popcorn, tea and all of the wonderful candies that you could think of.  We made it through all three movies!  I admit, we both dozed a few times, but never enough to miss what was happening.  I’m usually lucky if I make it half way through the second movie.  Getting to the drive-in was crazy this time.  Usually we drive right in, set up and wait for the show.  This time, we waited in line for over an hour and when we got to the gate, we were the first of the last three cars that they were letting in.  Sold out!  We were lucky to get in and find a great parking spot, and we were thrilled to see the drive doing so well.

Sunday, I went to Ikea with a lovely friend and her daughter, ran some errands and then finished off the day with some shopping and peeking at the progress of the house.  Oh!  Ron treated me to a new pair of the Nike+ 5.0 running shoes.  I’m so excited to lace ’em up and hit the pavement!  Anyone else have a pair?

Jul, 13

30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge // No.03


What a nice flip-flop tan, RL.  I wear flip-flops year around.  Seriously, I live in Colorado and spend much of the winter in flip-flops.  I’m really trying to get better about wearing “real” shoes, but it’s so stinkin’ hard.  Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy my sweet flip-flop tan!  ha!

Jul, 13

30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge // No.02


Now that it’s summer, I can really see the highlights and reds coming out in my hair.  I’ve been wearing my hair down in the day and as soon as I get home, it goes right up into a messy bun.  It’s been pretty hot and sticky here lately, so this hair style has been the norm.  I was thinking today that it would be fun to challenge myself in a new way by wearing my hair differently each day to mix things up.  Since it’s been so hot, I’ve been sticking to just a few easy hair styles.  Maybe after this selfie challenge, I can try that one next?  What do you think?

Jul, 13

30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge // No.01


I haven’t done one of these challenges in a really long time and I’m about due for one.  Elsie + Emma decided to start a 30-Day Self-Portrait Challenge, so I decided to join in.  This really is going to be a challenge for me, because I don’t currently have a studio space and all of my gadgets aren’t super easy to access (i.e. computer, external hard-drive, camera cables, etc).  I know, waa waa blah blah.  I’m determined to make this work, though.  This is also good for me, because if you’re like me and love to take photos, chances are good that you’re probably not in a whole lot of ’em.  Right?  So, to prove that I’m real – challenge accepted!