Friday, July 11, 2014

APAD- Open skies and tall trees

Big beautiful open skies and large trees all unobstructed by man made features. Wonderfully amazing! I wanted to try to spot the moon out there but couldn't find it behind the clouds!
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

APAD- Elks



I have a handful of photos from today and I couldn't decide on which elk photo I liked so I posted two for now.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

APAD- Drive into Estes Park, CO


This was an iPhone shot of the day! We are taking the drive into Estes Park for our travel day on day 3.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

APAD- Posted Signs

For the second day of our vacation we hit up Palo Duro Canyon State Park just outside of Amarillo. I have some nice canyon shots, which will be posted to the blog at the end of the trip... but for some reason I always like photos with people in it better than landscapes for the most part :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

APAD- Traveling through Texas

I decided to play with the new fisheye iPhone lens during our long commute through the flat lands of Texas.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

APAD- Rubber Chicken

Mosquito fish + water plants = The perfect water bowl for the chickens and the dog.

Friday, July 4, 2014

APAD- Buzz Buzz

I hear a commotion and head into the living to see what it Stephen was shouting about, turns out hornets have found a place between our window and our screen. I shot this with an iphone and some little lenses I bought for fun.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

APAD- Nostalgia

Just an evening of Super Mario All Stars for us today. This console was Stephen's wedding present from me :D

Because of my extended break, I've lost count of my days... so from this point on no more counting days, just hopefully more daily updates.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

APAD- Day 179- Sauerkraut

Stephen's Uncle Terry made us a few jars of homemade sauerkraut! After the end of the night, I decided it was better to do a quick photo of the contents rather than not shoot anything at all. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

APAD- Day 177- Officially a Calcote!

Miss Stella is officially a Calcote! I had a blast shooting her adoption hearing today! Such an amazing an beautiful family! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

APAD- Day 171- Signs of Love

I stumbled upon this sign during my walk with Hazel. Although it is slightly a bit of graffiti and or possibly vandalism... but they did it on saran wrap wrapped around a tree... so it is removable with a sharp blade! :) Silly sweet teenage gesture.

Friday, June 20, 2014

APAD- Day 170- Little Free Library

Hazel and I finally headed off to check out the Little Free Library in our neighborhood. Armed with a dog book, a recipe book and a healthy living book we arrived to find the cute little structure! I shot a few photos, randomly met the owner Andres as he was headed out and stumbled upon me photographing the little library and even left with a nice old book called Handmade 101 Easy to Make Things For Your Garden, Home or Farm.

What a fun experience, I would love one for our front yard!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

APAD- Day 167- Green sushi

We gave the sushi place down the road another try... it was a flip of the coin. Half hit and and misses. Oh and one of them came out super green. A little bit odd... and a miss.

Monday, June 16, 2014

APAD- Day 166- Woodworking

So my little light project got an upgrade. I got ceramic bases and decided that since I wasn't going to install wiring through the walls than I was going to need to improvise. Unfortunately my woodworking skills aren't that advance! I think these may need a bit more modification before I am completely happy with them.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

APAD- Day 165- Wee little one

I've been wanting a citrus tree forever and Stephen finally got me one for Valentine's day. My little orange tree had 5 oranges and then due to the storm, the little one fell off yesterday. We decided to slice it open and have a look inside. It is about the size of a nickel.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

APAD- Day 164- Nestled in!

We are getting our fence repaired and the hens had to stay in the coop most of the morning and afternoon. They successfully laid in the nesting area and didn't peck a hole in their eggs! :) 

APAD- Day 163- ....

Third miss out of 163... still not too bad!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

APAD- Day 162- Ball at the park

Stephen decided to take a stroll to the park by the house and shoot some bball...

Even Miss Hazel Bear came and hung out.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

APAD- Day 161- My Furry Love

Every time I look at sweet Hazel, my heart swells with love for her! I couldn't image life without her by my side.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

APAD- Day 158- Cheers

Just a celebratory shot from Flower Mound's win over Reagan at the UIL 5A baseball championship.

Friday, June 6, 2014

APAD- Day 157- Sprouts

Some random sprouts from a food shoot I did today. The others probably won't see the light of day for a few weeks.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

APAD- Day 156- Shrinky Dinks!

Stephen's friend Stacy made him these Shrinky Dinks for his birthday last year! The are pretty awesome!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

APAD- Day 155- blank

Alas this was #2 that I have missed for photo of the day. Whoops! But have no fear, I do have something spectacular lined up for next week!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

APAD- Day 154- Bedtime Books

Sometimes when I can't decide what to shoot, I roam around the house and see what might make a nice photo. Today we have some books from Stephen's side of the bed inside of an old milk crate.

Monday, June 2, 2014

APAD- Day 153- Lonely little one

Our chickens are laying regularly now so we for the most part will end up with 2 eggs a day. Sometimes the chickens peck the eggs and I have to toss them out and on the rare occasion, sometimes an egg will have poop on it. The lonely one on the bottom, had a small bit of poop on it so it is sectioned off from the rest! Some people wash their eggs (to remove the bloom/protective barrier) and refrigerate them right away. I opted for the unwashed, room temperature eggs. (I wash them right before I eat them!) 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

APAD- Day 150- Memory of Max

I've seen this toy squirrel in this photographer's bag before at another sporting event but didn't have the chance to ask him about it until now. The photographer is from out of town and when he use to make the trip to Austin for assignments, his dog Max would join him for the car ride up. Max unfortunately passed away to cancer at just 4 years old and the photographer was devastated over his loss. As a memorial to Max he now carries Max's favorite toy in his camera bag to continue their trips together to Austin.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

APAD- Day 148- First Encounter

Anyone who has been in our house has probably seen our "How we meet" picture frame. It started out in the kitchen but eventually made its way into a free space onto our bathroom wall.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

APAD- Day 147- Benchwarmers

The doggie daughter and her dad sit on a bench while taking advantage of the break in the rain showers.

APAD- Day 146- Nada

The day started out with a big thunderstorm rolling through town, which resulted in me savoring the morning and sleeping in! It basically was gloomy and rained all day and my motivation level just wasn't feeling it. So today photo is nothing... I didn't muster up the creativity to shoot anything! Whoops!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

APAD- Day 145- Traditions

I help second shoot a wedding and the bride and groom threw a fantastic non-traditional wedding. The bride asked me to shoot a purse that her grandmother who could not attend had sent for her on her wedding day. It contained something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. It even contained a sixpence for your shoe. (which I had never heard of!) Although the grandmother couldn't find a sixpence coin she put some change in the purse. So cute and sweet!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

APAD- Day 140- Backed Up Memories

I found my folders of backed up files from 2004- 2011! I use to burn everything as a 2nd form of back up to my hard drives. Then as file sizes got larger (and I switched to RAW), I went from burning 2-6 shoots per DVD disc to burning 1 assignment to 1-3 DVD discs!

Then I tapered off around 2011... a few months ago I dropped a hard drive and lost basically everything from 2013 and some things from the beginning of this year. Needless to say, 2nd back ups are coming back... at least for the more important shoots!

Monday, May 19, 2014

APAD- Day 139- Hidden Pantry

We live in an awesome 1940's home. It's cute, very cute and unfortunately very limited on storage space! Most walls have a window, a door or both. That coupled with small closets and cabinets we always find ourselves with overflowing shelves and cabinets.

I have been on a home renovation kick and while browsing pinterest I came across a photo of a hidden, rollaway pantry that someone had come up with. At the time, I didn't have access to the original blog and built it based off the the picture and winged it to fit our house.

The original creators were from Classy Clutter and their blog post instruction is here.
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