Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I Clicked it Up a Notch: October

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Click It Up A Notch

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Halloween!

This past weekend, I took my kids down to my parents house so that they could see them in their Halloween costumes.  They each got a small bag of goodies and lots of love from Grammie and Grampie!  I am looking forward to taking them trick-or-treating for the first time and I am hoping to get lots of good pictures to share here later!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

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Live and Love...Out Loud

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Snapshot: Little Hiker

My friend and I took our kids to Bar Harbor on Friday for one last big outing before it gets too cold to spend the day outside.  We started the day with a walk around the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.  The kids loved being able to walk around and especially enjoyed seeing the big cruise ship in the harbor.  We had a great day and enjoyed all the fresh air!

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Ni Hao Yall

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Little Zebra

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Live and Love...Out Loud

Monday, October 22, 2012

Photography Scavenger Hunt

Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Faceless Portrait - This is how you would find me most nights, a laptop in my lap, my iPad next to me and a notebook thrown in there somewhere.

View from the Top - I was so excited that Lily had so much hair when she was born because Levi was pretty much bald for the first 15 months of his life.  I love being able to put her hair in pigtails or just throw a hair clip in it.  This cup of hair accessories lives on our mantle for the time being.

Cozy - My kids all bundled up and cozy before we headed out for a chilly morning walk.

Stacked - I think that this word could be used for a lot of things around my house right now.  We have stuffed stacked up everywhere because we just don't have enough space.  This is my "stack" where you will find my sons crayons and notepad, a CD of family pictures, a few magazines and catalogs as well as some coupons.

The list for next week is:
-Signs or logos
-Rocks or stones

I am really looking forward to this hunt!  I have plans for later this week that will bring me to a place that I will be able to capture a few of these very easily (I hope)!

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Snapshot: Getting in the picture

Last week my husband and I decided that we needed to get Levi's haircut again.  So I called and made an appointment and the morning that we were going to go I gave Levi a bath while his sister was napping.  After his bath, I got him dressed and combed his hair and he just looked so cute and was giving me some really good smiles so I grabbed my camera and started shooting.

I got a few good pictures of him but then he started to get fussy.  I'm not sure why but I remembered this post I read and wrote about last week about how mom's need to get into pictures with their kids.  I asked Levi if he wanted to have his picture taken with me and he got excited and said yes.

So I plopped down on the couch next to him and turned the camera on the both of us and shot this picture.  It was the first one I took and it was by far the best one.  It is definitely not easy to do a self portrait at arms length with a DSLR but I am so happy that I tried!  This is a photo that I will cherish for years to come!

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Ni Hao Yall

Friday, October 19, 2012

Someday... today!

I did it!  I opened my Etsy shop today!  This is something that I have been thinking about doing for a while but I finally did it!

So what is in my shop you ask...I am going to be selling printable documents.  I will be adding more documents as I get them finalized.  Here is a small snapshot of a few of my items:

I would love for you to click over and check it out and maybe even add my shop to your favorites!  If you see something you like but want it customized, please feel free to send me a message and I will be happy to set up a custom listing for you.  I will also take requests for custom printable worksheets.

To reward you for reading my blog, please use the coupon code OCTBLOG20 for 20% off!  This code will be good until the end of the month.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Create 2 for Tuesday #1: Fall

Welcome to week one of Create 2 for Tuesday!  The prompt for this week was Fall, here are my 2 interpretations:

Fall in Love
Lauren actually grabbed my camera and took this picture for me
but I loved it so I edited it and used it here, thanks Lauren!

Fallen Leaves

Now for the rules:
-Each week, we will give you a prompt.  We want you to take that prompt and come up with 2 different interpretations of it. Post your interpretations to your blog and link-up here on Two Red Birthstones or with Lauren at Create Something out of Nothing every Tuesday.  We will each pick two favorites and feature them on our respective blogs and then we will pick one photo together and it will be featured on both blogs.
-The Create 2 for Tuesday button should be in the body of your post.

-Please follow myself and Create Something out of Nothing via either GFC or RSS
-We would love for you to also follow us via Facebook (TRB|CSN) and Twitter (TRB|CSN) but it is not required.  This is where we will promoting this link-up each week.
-Share the love and comment on at least 2 other links.
-When linking up, please make sure to link to your actual blog post not your home page.  This will make it easier for everyone to find your photos!
-Most importantly, have fun and be creative!

The prompt for next week is: Family

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Photography Scavenger Hunt

Water drops- Water drops in my kitchen sink.

Faithfulness - Nothing says to me faithfulness quite like a dog!

Then and Now / Fall Bucket List - I decided to combine 2 of the scavenger hunt items and did reading a book with Daddy then and now.  Then Levi was 6 months old and would sit still for the whole book and now Levi is 2 and Lily is 8 months and Levi won't even start the book sitting!

Fingertips - This is a self portrait of my hand holding an apple we found with what we called a belly button.

The list for next week is:
-Orange or PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
-Faceless portrait (aim for a selfie)
-View from the top

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Snapshot: Gummy Grin

I am absolutely loving Lily's new super big gummy grin!

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Ni Hao Yall

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