Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 22 Pizza

This is my new favorite thing to cook and eat...homemade pizza....YUM!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 21 Cats

Here is Dewey's favorite place to nap. He sits behind Kip and every once in a while he will take his tail and slap Kip in the back of the head. One of us thinks that is very funny.

Here's another picture of the cats all lined up on the couch, two facing one way and Hobbes being different and facing the other.

Day 20 Mugs

I collect coffee mugs. Love them, get a new one every time we take a trip or do something exciting. There is some type of memory attached to almost every mug I have. I rotate them out every few months or so because I have enough to fill this shelf about three times! Every time I drink from one I can recall the people I was with or met on each trip. It's nice. They make me happy.

Day 19 Shadows

I've been paying attention to shadows to more I have been coloring/drawing. This is my front porch at night.

I am taking pictures every day, but not getting them loaded every day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 18 Embellishment

I used these to organize a lot of my art supplies, especially those I use for card making and scrapbook embellishments. I like that I can see inside the drawers. I have found that I will actually use the things I can see!

Day 17 Never ending

This is how I spent a large chunk of my day. Trying to reduce the never ending pile of laundry.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 16 Flowers

I bought these flowers at Kroger the other day because I just loved this red flower with the yellow edged blooms. I decide to get a picture before they went the way of most of the indoor flowers that I have! I am still trying to learn to take better pictures with my camera, the color is a little off, but it's a little better I think.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day15--Life is Good

We got a shipment of K-cups for our Keurig coffee maker yesterday. We now have this lovely bowl full of coffee choices with flavors such as Chocolate Glazed Doughnut, Irish Cream, Rain Forest Nut, Caramel Vanilla Nut, and Butter Toffee to name a few. Life is good!

Day 14--A Picture of me

Obviously this picture was taken of me not by me! I took a class at my local scrapbook store and these were the cards we made. I have decided to get out more and meet some new people. I had a great time and am very glad I went!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 13 Finished Painting

Here is the finished result of yesterday's painting. The flowers are actually pink although the look a little red in the photo.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 12 Painting

I am painting today, making some Valentine inspired art. I really enjoy painting, but don't consider myself very proficient at it, but it makes me happy. How do you like my amazing work area? My craft area is just past the washer and dryer so I use the top of the washer as my painting workspace.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 11, An Anniversary of Sorts

Sixteen years ago today, I move to Nashville. It was not a move that was planned out very far in advance, I had no desire to break into the country music world and wasn't one of those teen-agers that swore that they were going to get out of their small town as soon as they could. Nope, none of that. I had a friend that was moving here, that did want to be a singer, and he was looking for a roommate and jokingly suggested that I move with him. And I did. And it has made all the difference in the world. When we moved, I was so excited when I saw this sign. Every time we go out of town and are returning home, it is this sign that makes me know I am home.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 10 More Cats

Awww, here's a shot of all three cats napping together in the same chair!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 9 Cats

These are two of our cats. Dewey, a.k.a. Doobie is the orange cat and Hobbes is the other one. This is a pretty rare sight, it's not uncommon to see Calvin and Hobbes curled up together, or Calvin and Dewey, but Hobbes tends to chase Dewey and generally irritate him, so I had to see this picture of them napping together.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8 Snowflakes and a Story

I stopped to get gas after work today and while I was standing there these perfect snowflakes were landing on my window. Fortunately I had my camera with me so I snapped a picture. And why was I standing outside my Jeep pumping gas when it is only 16 degrees? That would be because when I got out of the car to pump my gas, I left the keys inside and locked myself out of the car. That leads me to the next photo:
This is Kip's car and my car at the same gas station. He had to leave work and drive to where I was stranded. Good thing he was available to rescue this damsel in distress!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 7 Snow

The original forecast for today was 2-4 inches of snow. The newspaper headline read "Mid-Tenn. Braces for Snowstorm". This was about all the snow amounted to, no where near the amount we were promised. Glad I didn't brace myself too much!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 6 A First

I made my first card and post as a design team member for Shirley's 2 Girls. I play along with their challenges all the time and love them, but for some reason knowing that I am now a DT member, it freaked me out just a little! Ok, not a little, actually quite a bit. Since this has been my focus for the day, it is also my photo for the day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 5 Relief

This was my best friend today. I had a headache this morning that kept getting worse and worse. I left work early came home, took something and then went to sleep for a couple of hours. It's the wrong time of the year, but it feels like a sinus headache. After a few caplets and a long nap the headache was gone and I feel much better now.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 4 Snow-Ha!

When I opened the door to leave for work today, there was white stuff falling from the sky. I am like a six year old when I see snow--I love it. I long for it every year but, living in middle Tennessee, I don't get to see it that often and when I do, it is never a lot. So here are the snowflakes I captured on my windshield before I left for work. 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3 Peppermint

Two of my favorite things in the world, peppermint coffee and peppermint ice cream. Fortunately, Kroger carries this ice cream year round, but the coffee can only be found from November until about January. When I go the the store tomorrow, I will have to pick up a couple of bags to last me for a while.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 2 Detergent

One of our goals for the year is to live more frugally. After doing a little bit of research, I found that many people that live a frugal lifestyle make their own laundry detergent. I have gathered up all the supplies and am making my first batch today. Here is a photo of the grated bar of soap. Yes, it takes a little while to grate that bar!

Day 1 Create

Welcome to Day 1 of my Life in Photos. My goal is to take as many pictures as I can of what is going on in my life each day. I may post pictures every day, or I may not! The goal is to capture things in the every day that might be forgotten.

My word for this year is CREATE. The photo is of my bag of markers, which I use on an almost daily basis to create something. My goal for the new year is to create. Not only creating with my markers but to create on many different levels.

~~I want to continue to learn new ways of creating art and pushing the boundaries of what makes me comfortable in expressing myself in different mediums.
~~I want to create some systems around the house to help us reach our goals of organization and financial stability.
~~In myself, I want to create someone more confident, and continue to step outside of just what is comfortable.