Saturday, June 30, 2012

2 Days Absent

I have neglected my blog over the last two days. My last post was Wednesday in the wee hours of the early morning. I have no reason really to have done this except trying to spend time with my husband while he was off work. That did not happen much like I wanted. All day Wednesday and way into Thursday morning he spent it working on the computer. 
The kids have been attending Vacation Bible School this week and that has now drawn to an end and they both seemed to have enjoyed it. 
In other news I have finally had birds visit my feeders. I have been trying and trying to catch some pictures of them but I can not seem to get hardly any decent shots. 

My baby boy hurt his heel somehow today. He stepped on an uncovered carpet tack and was bleeding everywhere. He only cried for a minute but took it like I trooper when it came time for us to clean it up. He did not flinch or cry once the entire time we were washing it out and bandaging it up. Infact he was all smiles and laughs and of course his screams of happiness.

He is such a mess!

Yesterday the husband and I did sneak away for a bit and took a motorcycle ride and I caught one decent photo.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. We have plans on going to Springfield MO. for an annual family gathering. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

He is Walking!

He is so cute! As you can see he is having a bit of flare up from his eczema. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

3 on Tuesday

It is Tuesday and we made it through another Monday! This Tuesday I am linking up with 3 different themes. 

First we have Touch Up Tuesday with Paper Heart Camera

No touch ups, No nothing!

So I cropped, increased contrast and used the sharpen tool just as Sarah Halstead did with her photo. Hers is much better though!

Paper Heart Camera

Next up is Texture Tuesday, you can link up with Kim Klassen over at Kim Klassen Cafe
She will even provide you with a free texture to apply to your photo and the theme this Tuesday is Flowers
This is the untouched version. And of course I did not use a flower flower but a tree blossom. I figured it would count.


Now for the last (I think). This one is Barn Charm over at Bluff Area Daily. For this particular one I have two different shots of the same barn.

Hope you all enjoyed Tuesdays set of pictures because I had a blast editing!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Marco Monday

This Monday I have decided to participate in Monday Marco for the first time. If you would like to join please go here Lisa's Chaos

This is as close to this guy that I wanted to get!

08 and 09 Photo Flashback

Yesterday was a HOT lazy Sunday and it will only be getting HOTTER this week. We stayed in and did absolutely nothing. Besides my normal cleaning routine. I have been letting the kids do the chores around the house but today I flipped. I could not take it anymore. I had to wash the dishes myself. Whew my kitchen is now clean. I am also not feeling normal. I am stressed to the max and just so angry towards everything and everyone. I have no explanation why, I just feel off. 
Anyways I decided to go through some of my old photos on our D-link that I have taken. Since I now have some great editing software that I am in love with (lightroom 4) I wanted to edit some old photos and I have decided to share some of my favorite ones on here. These are from the years 2008 and 2009. 

I thought this church deserved some texture
This is the only suspension bridge left in Arkansas. I believe. Not sure I could be wrong

Old Building in Eureka Springs Arkansas

 Now this is not even close to the amount I edited today. I will share more another day. 
Do not be afraid to tell me what you think. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Best Of Week

I am linking up with Finangle a Foto over at Happy Jax and this weeks challenge is Best Of Week which is posting the best photo you have taken this week. I think mine is this one.
This is my 14 year old, Gabby. I caught her in the middle of...well you know. 
We were having smores in the backyard after dinner and I happen to capture this funny shot. 
Oh kids are so silly

Happy Jax

To my dear readers, you should hop on over and like my photo! 

Sunday Scavenger Hunt

It is Sunday and time for the Scavenger Hunt. Join in over at Ramblings and Photos with Ahley Sisk. 

Up for interpretation this week 
Concentric Circles

For this particular one I have two
You know this old barn has some warped boards

Concentric Circles

Some of our riding gear when we go out on the motorcycle

My mug I got in Eureka Springs Arkansas, you can tell it is glazed


Friday, June 22, 2012

Photo Challenge and A Photo Theme

Yes I am entering a few photos into more challenges. If you want to join feel free to do so! First one is the Black and White Photo Challenge over at The Hollie Rougue

I had a photo shoot yesterday and this is by far one of my favorites from it.

The Hollie Rogue

My second photo is in the blog theme 
"Photo Taken At Night"
You can join at Photograph 4 Life

Weekend Blog Hops

Hello all! The weekend is here and I hope everyone has some great plans. I myself am really hoping to go on a motorcycle ride with the husband. That is if he gets it fixed. We are also planning on the real celebration of my daughter's past birthday. She requested Lasagna for dinner. I hope it all turns out. In my life we have a tendency to make plans and it all gets messed up somehow.

Today I am the featured host on Karen's blog at Tots and Me! I am so excited to meet some new bloggers 
 Everyone join in on the blog hop and lets have some fun and visit some new people!
Welcome to the thirty-seventh weekend of Lovin' the Weekend Blog Hops.
Giveaway Linky is the bottom linky!
First things first:
Don't forget to check out my co-host's blog
Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker
In case you didn't know, I have also started randomly choosing a Featured host each week from the Lovin' The Readers linky. This week I would like to introduce you to Melissa from Dreamweaver's Wife
Here is what she has to say " I started blogging back in November of 2011. I had been reading some other blogs here and there and the idea of me starting one ran across my mind. I am of course addicted to facebook so I posted on there what people would think if I happen to start a blog. I had a lot of encouragement from my friends and my husband. I was told that I was real and my writing was done very well. So I took a shot. It took me awhile to keep up with it because I get so sidetracked. I start one project and never finish then move on to something else. I had some family members contact me and encourage me to keep writing so I started to keep up with the blog. During the journey I have met many other bloggers and eventually joined in a few select blog hops and it has grown since. I love participating in the blog themes and blog hops. The days that are free from the themes that is when I will write something random that is on my mind. My blog contains anything and everything from the themes to movie reviews or just a random rant I have and need to get off of my chest. I absolutely love the comments I get. 
Through blogging I am able to have a sort of release of my energy and it feels great to write. I also have started my hobby in photography and have found that through blogging I can share my photos and get feedback from someone other than family and I am learning some awesome tips and tricks through a lot of the photography blog hops. 
About myself, I was a teen mom who had to drop out of highschool but on my own I got my GED and went on to college to get my associates degree in Paralegal Studies. I had a rough start and its still not easy. I have been married three times. This time I do believe I have found my soul mate. He has supported me in everything that I have pursued. He is my biggest fan of my blog and my photography even though he does give me "constructive criticism." I have 4 kids from the ages of 14 to 16 months old. Three of them do not live with us because they are from previous marriages, my two daughters and my step son. Logan was born Feb of 2012. My little baby boy Logan lights up my life everyday. Of course all of my kids do. I never thought I would have a son of my own or have another child after I had my two girls. It is a wonderful journey learning all the baby stuff again.I have a few obsessions, fingernail polish, shopping for other people and butterflies. 
I am a stay at home and it is the most rewarding job ever! I am hoping that my hobby in photography kind of takes off so I can bring in a little extra money to help out some, and of course all of us bloggers hope to make our blog a success."
Please make sure to stop by and say hi, let them know you are visiting from the Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops. Don't forget to link up to the Lovin' the Readers Hop if you would like a chance to be a Featured host next week. Please comment with a way to contact you, especially if there is not an obvious way mentioned on your blog. I would love to include a little write up about you and your blog in the next week's Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hop post, including a link to your blog. And you will get to include the linky codes on your blog. Sound fun? I'm looking forward to getting to know my readers better.
Here's how this blog hop works. I would appreciate it if you would follow myself,  my co-host and the Featured Host via GFC. If you no longer have GFC please follow me some other way. After that there are three different linkys you can link to. Whichever one you choose to link to, please grab that button and share it on your blog (the codes are on my sidebar). I'd love it if you could tweet or in some other way share about this blog hop, the more people who know about it, the more potential visitors and new followers of your blog. I'd love to meet some new friends this weekend.  
I have noticed that some people are more interested in just increasing their numbers, while others really want people who appreciate their blog and want to keep up with their posts. So, I decided to create two separate linkys. The third linky is for you to link up your giveaways.
If you are interested in increasing the number of followers to your blog via GFC, Linky Followers, email, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ link up here. I will follow you back if you follow me (just note which one you are linking to):
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If you are interested in gaining followers to your blog who will read and comment and truly find an interest in your blog, link up here:
Tots and Me
If you have family friendly giveaways to link up, here's your spot. Please make sure to include an end date for your giveaway.
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I am so glad you stopped by. Please leave a comment if you link up and I will be sure to stop by and follow back.
Don't forget to check out my "Blog Hops" page for other great weekend blog hops!! Stay tuned for more info in my:
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