Monday, August 31, 2009

Matilda Dixie Lu - you will be missed

We had to say goodbye to our beautiful Matty-dog yesterday. We love you dearly pretty girl.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Something Fascinating for Friday

I came across this blog post yesterday - it is worth your time. Chris Higgins from Mental_floss shares his discovery of this fascinating story of a man that took a Polaroid every day for 18 years until the day he died.

Given I am beginning to document more of my everyday encounters (such as Walk with me Wednesday) I found this story very compelling.

Chris Higgins gives us his discovery and the information he found along the way. Read it in his words here.

The photographs span from March 31, 1979 to October 25, 1997 and range from casual gatherings with friends, simple existence and significant personal moments - each one a brief glimpse into this photographer's life.

This video depiction from YouTube is a sampling of the photo archive. I encourage you to visit the actual website Jamie Livingston's Photo of the Day as well and this blog that gives some more background to the project.

I was touched by this project and found it quite inspiring. I would love to hear what you think.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Walk with me Wednesday August 26

Welcome to Walk with me Wednesday! Today I brought some bits of bread to share with the turtles during my lunch - so I thought I would share some previous pics of the little fellas. I adore turtles almost as much as frogs. :)

Thanks for joining me!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mellow out Monday August 24

You know what to do :)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Walk with me Wednesday August 19

Welcome to Walk with me Wednesday! There's no theme for today's walk, just a few moments that grabbed me.
Golden Field
Quiet Moment


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Mellow out Monday August 17

Welcome to Mellow out Monday! With the school year fast approaching, our office has been hopping. As much as I enjoy the start of a new school year, this past week (and the next few) have me longing for those summer nights. So if your day is hectic, or you just need a break, take a moment, imagine yourself on that boardwalk and Mellow Out.

I feel better - how about you?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Something Fun for Friday

This is just something fun... I just found this new editing tool PhotoScape. It's free and fun! (Donations are encouraged to help continue the development). Here are two pics I played around with last night -

This software is so easy to use and there are tons of fun things you can do with it! These are photos I just took with my Blackberry so you can see the possibilities. Check out the software and feel free to pop by next Friday to see something fun!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Walk with me Wednesday August 12

Welcome to Walk with me Wednesday!

I have always had a thing for frogs and I have a growing collection. Tiny silver ones, knick-knack froggy boxes, ceramic figures, magnets...the first git from the husband was a tiny golden froggy pendant. I think it all started with the little crocheted frog my mom made me when I was small. He's so floppy and fun.
There is a pond near where we live and at night we can hear the chorus of frogs - it's really cool. Well, the other morning I went to my car to go to work, opened the door and right there in the door jam was this little guy!

I am clueless as to how he got there - but it's not the first time. I've found two others on separate occasions in the jam of my hatch - but this is the first I caught on film. Maybe there's a secret froggy trap door somewhere in my car... It took me a while to coax him off the car and into the grass...although I would have enjoyed taking him to work!

Do you have a funny little collection? I would love to hear about it!

Thanks for joining me!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mellow out Monday August 10

Welcome to Mellow Out Monday! I don't know about you, but for me this weekend flew by! This picture reminds me that sometimes I just need to enjoy my surroundings and let the to-do list go. So here's to taking a moment to Mellow out...

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Simple Beauties Giveaway Winner Announced!

I was going to use, but there's just no ceremony in it. So I went with the old-fashioned way of writing down a name for each entry and had my husband draw from a hat...yes I really used a hat - a sunhat to be precise. :)

And the winner is....Tiffney!

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your wonderful story!

"The simple beauty that I find in my family is that they are always there for me and encourage me to do the things that inspire me..."

Thank you to everyone that entered!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Walk with me Wednesday August 5

Welcome to Walk with me Wednesday! I'm feeling the need for some calm today, so here are a few images that inspire me to be cool, calm and collected.
Thanks for joining me!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mellow out Monday August 3

Welcome to Mellow Out Monday! For a Monday, I must admit it's pretty calm here in the office so far. Now that we've hit August, I can feel that back to school feeling in the air and the energy that comes with it. Soon our office will be hopping! I picked this particular picture because it makes me think of a leisurely bicycle ride through a park or campus - very back to school-esque.

So, rather you are thinking of the upcoming school year, semester or that last chance to hit the beach, take a moment to Mellow out...

Thanks for joining me!

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