Sunday, February 28, 2010

{2010 - A Picture A Day Project, Week 8}


Saturday, February 27, 2010

{Blizzard, 2010}

(WARNING: Picture Overload)
At the beginning of February we had two HUGE snow storms totaling 40-50 inches of snow!! I was literally standing in snow to my bum! So, naturally I had to go out to get pictures, I love photographing snow storms. The picture above has been altered quite a bit. I recently learned how to add textures to images and I added this cool bokeh texture to the mound of snow that I photographed outside my bedroom window on the second floor. It was resting on the roof above our kitchen and we were really lucky it didn't do any damage. It sure looked pretty tho.
Some of these are from the first round, some from the second. The picture below is right at the start of the storm and above is the aftermath on my street. We knew we were getting major snow fall and would probably be snowed in for days, so we decided to be snowed in with my brother-in-law and his wife. It was fun, we were lazy, watched tons of movies, and played in the snow!

The tree picture above is one of my FAVORITES! I love how its so dramatic, and the effect I used when editing made the sky a really cool color.

If you look really close in the image below, you can see what might be a Cardinal.

Hee hee,... that's ME!! This is my reflection in a car side mirror.

And below are some seriously deadly looking icicles hanging from the roof outside my bedroom.

Here's hoping for some SPRING and SUNSHINE!!!!!

I'm heading to Texas next weekend, so I am going to be a picture taking freak with those sweet little kidd-O's!!
(since I have been a complete slacker with my Picture-A-Day-Project, this will also serve as my previous handful of PAD posts. I will pick up from this weekend,.... I know, I'm only cheating myself :( )

Thursday, February 25, 2010

{Whoa!! Where Have You BEEN??}

Well, I wish I had something good to tell you, but I don't. I'm sorry,... I am a bad blogger! I have had NO motivation for several weeks. Not for sewing, blogging, photography, box making.... nothing! I don't get it,... does anyone else ever suffer from this?

I did manage to muster up the motivation to participate in the recent Craft Hope project, it really didn't take much, I mean how can you not feel good about helping kids? I gathered my knitting/crocheting friends/coworkers and together we made almost 20 scarves!! You can see pictured above(from left to right) Amy, Me, Val(not actually pictured) Dawn, Jessica. We fit in a photo shoot in the snow, pictures by Jamie. Thanks ladies, several kids will be warm in these beautiful scarves!
We're pretty goofy,... enjoy.

We even made it on the Craft Hope Blog!! We are SUPERSTARS!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

{Matryoshka Bag WINNER!!!}

According to the random number generator,....




Danna!!! Who said:
"Great blog! Crossing my fingers that I win!
Congrats on the romantic homes spotlight.
It's how I found you.
I'll check in again for sure. Love- Danna"
Congrats Danna for winning such a CUTE bag!!! Send me your contact info and we will get your prize out in the mail to you ASAP!

Happy weekend everyone!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

{Last Day of the Giveaway!!}

Only 24 hours left to enter to win this cute little bag!!! Comment HERE to enter!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{Snowy Time Giveaway}

A couple weeks ago, I was contacted by Ashley from the CSN Stores Promo Team about hosting a giveaway on my blog for one of their items!! HOW COOL!?!?! On behalf of ALL the inches and inches.... and inches of snow we are STILL getting here in Maryland,... where we use our bar stools to hold our parking spots after digging our cars out of FORTY inches of snow,... I bring you this SUPER cute Thomas Paul Matryoska Tote Bag from the AllModern website. The bag measures 14" W x 16" D. CSN Stores has over 200 websites with lots of COOL stuff! Check them out here.
You have THREE chances to enter!
1. Leave a comment about being snowed in and what creative things you did while you you were stuck inside. If you have never been in the snow, then just any comment is good too!
2. Become my follower by clicking the button in the right sidebar, then leave another comment letting me know.
3. Blog, twitter or facebook about my giveaway, come back and leave me a comment with a link to your post or tweet.
Comment entry will be open until Saturday, February 20th and I will announce the winner Sunday, February 21st. Good Luck friends!!

{2010 - A Picture A Day Project, Week 5}


{2010 - A Picture A Day Project, Week 4}


Sunday, February 7, 2010

{Please Don't Give Up On Me}

Hi all my lovely readers! I am SO sorry I haven't made much of an appearance recently. We have had a LOT going on the last couple weeks and I have sat down with the intention of posting updated info and pictures, and have just been so exhausted! I have fallen asleep several times with my computer in my lap!! So,... at the moment we are snowed in under about 26 or so inches of snow at my brother-in-laws house and I have been unable to get on my own computer to bring you any recent or snow pictures. PLEASE don't give up on me!! I will return shortly with regular blog updates! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend, and if you experienced any of the snow we are in Maryland right now, I hope you are safe!