Instagram lately

I thought I’d share some of my Instagrams here.  I feel like I post so many but it’s so addicting! 1//Framed canadian money as art 2//dining on the patio on a particularly nice evening 3//My parents visited(also the night my little sis got engaged-I was crying in the photo, can you tell?!) 4//Date night, newly colored hair 5//Gold Barcart, I still love it! 6-7//Tiny llamas found at the thrift store 8//Cat naps 9//Making coffee paper filter flowers for my sis’s wedding 10//Made s’mores at home(I remembered how much I freaking love smores) 11//Berry sundae snack 12//My rose bush is blooming better than it has in the last 4 years! yay for rain!  Do you Instagram? I’d love to find more inspiring Instagrammer’s to follow!IMG_5464 IMG_5960 IMG_5963 IMG_5966 IMG_6069 IMG_6118 IMG_6119 IMG_6120 IMG_6158 IMG_6186 IMG_6289 IMG_6295


Ten photos: Day 2

things on my desk

Cloudy day

Hello Monday!

The weather is changing here and it’s going down from the 70s/80s to the 60s this week-yay for sweater weather!  Today is super cloudy and rainy so my pictures (taken with my iPhone) are dark and grainy, but I kinda like how it matches up with outside;)  Since one of my goals is to start sewing I had to clean up my craft room to make room so I took a couple pictures of that mess.  Other than that it’s been a chill day at home with the animals and the hubby.  It’s a great night for popcorn and reading-hope you had a lovely weekend as well!

I curled my hair by myself for the first time pretty much ever

Craft room: Before

Craft room: After

Saying goodbye

My new sewing machine


Ten Photos

1-4 taken in the park near our house. 5 our backyard tree that survived the drought. 6 our dogs looking for the next door beagle through the fence. 7-8 horse apples in the park. 9 blt lunch. 10 the trail to the park.

Hi all!  This week, or rather for ten days, I’m challenging myself to take pictures daily and post ten of them here.

I have always loved photography and took a few classes in high school.  My grandfather was a great photographer and I love looking at those old photos of my dad, aunt, uncles and grandmother.  When I graduated high school my grandmother even gave me my grandpas camera (he had died suddenly when I was 17), but I found in college I didn’t have much time to keep photographing things.  Of course I took a few rolls of my cats when I first got them as kittens in college but other than that I felt it was a hobby I didn’t have time for, unfortunately.

I’m learning that in life you have to make time, set aside and focus yourself, dedicate even, to those hobbies, the things you love.  Thus my blog here.  I’m ready to do that.  It might not come naturally for me to have that discerning “eye” but I certainly am learning and love pressing down the shutter button when I feel inspired.

These are all taken with my iPhone and the ones that are edited I did with the Afterglow app (which I’m luvin’).  Happy trails ya’ll!

I need to mention today as I’m finishing this post that it is a sad day for my husband’s family as they grieve the loss of his grandmother.  My heart and prayers are with you all *Love Jess