Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August Photo-a-Day Challange

So I am going to attempt the August Photo-a-day challenge. It looks like so much fun and just the inspiration I need right now. Thank you so much to Amy at The Idea Room Blog for letting me know about it and a HUGE thank you to Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim for creating it ...I am excited to get started !!!  Here is the info on the Challenge :

   Here are the instructions that Fat Mum Slim posted (Thanks again...you ROCK!)
n a nutshell, just follow the list, use the daily prompt as inspiration and take a photo. Share that photo anywhere you like, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter etc.

Here’s some more details on the list, explaining what each prompt might mean – BUT you can interpret it however you like. There are no rules.

1. Outside: Take a photo of outside {outdoors} or something outside of something. So a person outside a door, a lolly {candy} outside a lolly {candy} jar.
2. One: This can be anything. The number 1. The word one. A single item.
3. Coin: This can be money. Perhaps a coin you see on the ground. One from your wallet.
4. Somewhere you sat: Where have you sat today? Take a photo.
5. Logo: Take a photo of a logo, on something you buy, somewhere you see it or something you have at home. Or even your own logo? If you have one.
6. Writing: This could be your own writing, something you’re reading, or something someone wrote to you.
7. 8 o’clock: Take a photo of whatever you’re doing/seeing at 8am or 8pm. Or both.
8. Glasses: This could be drinking glasses, sunglasses or spectacles. Great creative in how you shoot them.
9. Messy: What’s a mess? Take a photo of it. Again, be creative. Think outside the box.
10. Ring: This could be a ring {like a wedding ring}, or a circle or even someone on the phone? It could be a whole host of things. Even gymnast rings.
11. Purple: Take a photo of something purple.
12. Spoon: Take a photo of a spoon, the eating utensil.
13. Simple: Take a photo of simplicity, whatever this means to you. Perhaps it’s a really simple photo {without much distraction} or a photo of something simple in your life {a simple dinner like eggs on toast or something}.
14. Arrow: Take a photo of an arrow.
15. Ready: What’s ready right now? Are you ready to explore? Is your lunch ready? Are you ready to leave? This one will get you thinking.
16. Food: Take a photo of food, real or play.
17. Faces: Do you see faces in things? In clouds, on cars? Take a photo. Or take a pic of real faces.
18. Inside: Go outside and look in, take a photo. Or take a photo of something inside something else.
19. Hole: Take a photo of a hole.
20. Today: Take a photo of something in your day today.
21. Cool: This can be something in temperature or something that’s ‘hip’.
22. Home: What reminds you of home? Or even take a photo of your home. Or simple a house.
23. Pair: Take a photo of a pair, two people, salt and pepper, two things that go together.
24. Path: Take a photo of a path, or your feet on the path.
25. Fresh: Take a photo of something fresh. Like fresh food, or the weather {if it’s fresh} or something cool {“That’s fresh!”}
26. Dream: What did you dream about last night? Or what are your ‘hopes and dreams’?
27. Tap: Take a photo of a tap, or someone or something ‘tapping’.
28. Clock: Take a photo of a time-telling device.
29. Down: Look down, take a photo. Or however you want to interpret this!
30. Card: Take a photo of a card, a business card, a loyalty card, a gift card or something else.
31. Hidden: Take a photo of something hidden.

So that’s the list. I hope you’ll play along.  And if you do please let me know so i can follow it ....also let Fat Mum Slim know too in her comments section.. http://fatmumslim.com.au/here-it-is-photo-a-day-august-challenge-list/

Have fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw the Bee Gees!!..........

........... Well not really..hahaa but they were the most excellent Bee Gees Cover band called " Stayin' alive" . Here is their link  http://www.facebook.com/StayinAliveCanada .  We went Sunday to see them. It was supposed to be an outdoor concert but due to possible thundershowers they moved it inside an adjacent theater. We were all kind of bummed because we had bought our chairs and coolers and were ready to have some cocktails and laughs and possible dancing but instead we were inside and couldnt do any of those. We quickly forgot our disappointment when the band took the stage and started singing. They were AMAZING!!! Every song got better and better and we were singing on top of our lungs . They sung all of the Bee Gee's hits, Andy Gibb's , and some other hits from the 70's . It was soooo much fun and by the end we were all standing and dancing in our seats.
If you ever get a chance to see them, make sure you catch them. You wont be disappointed :)

ps ....i know you want to dance now to Stayin' Alive :)   hahahaha

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Unexcepted -GBE week #63

 GBE Week #63.... Topic is  "Unexpected"....

Unexpected things that brighten my day :

* a kiss from my puppy
* a hug from my god kids
* a call from a friend just when I'm feeling blue
* a drink from a stranger at a bar
* a person waiting to hold the door for me
* a rainbow
* a friend request on Facebook from a old friend
* a card in the mail.... (just received a early birthday card from a friend and it really made me smile )
* a smile from my friends baby
* a strike when I go bowling
* a 'thank you' when least expected
* a compliment
* a message or call or text from the one person you want to hear from
* a cloud that looks like elephant or a mouse riding a bike :)
* a little rabbit visiting my front yard
* an apology
* spotting a dolphin when I am on a boat or at the beach
* poke on fb hahahaa

What unexpected things brighten YOUR day???????


Friday, July 27, 2012

Teddy's thought for the Day 7/27

 Teddy says :   Find a comfortable spot in the sun and you will be happy  :)


We survived

....so we survived the storm last night. We had some bumps in the road such as lights going on and off (they eventually went off for about a hour but luckily came back on before it started to get too hot in the house), we had some downed tree branches and the worst of it was that we lost internet for about 3 hours...THE HORROR haha. But I had last 50 shades book to finish, which I did so that kept me entertained while I was unable to get online. I know our storm was a mild in comparison to the storms the mid-west has been getting but we were still very concerned. Especially when my very MEAN friends started to post pictures on my Facebook wall. Here is some of the pictures that my 'friends' sent me to scare me ... yeah they are REAL FUNNY <rolling my eyes> hahahahaha

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

todays funny

Moooooooooo-ve it Lady ......    (omg im giggling so hard at work right now hahahahahahaha)

Dutchess County Balloon Festival

Here are some of my photos from a Balloon Festival we recently went to. The launch was at 6am over the Hudson River. We had to get up at 430am but it was totally worth it. The balloons were a sight to behold. Next time I will arrive earlier so I can see them being inflated. I hope you enjoy.....