Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Picture Me Domestic---My Self Portrait

I was inspired by this Picture Me Domestic, a self portrait contest that consists of one taking their own picture in their domestic and everyday setting. 

There will be three winners, who will each receive a prize from Pick Your Plum! I totally love it!

I am going to enter, humbly, of course, as I do not consider myself a creative or even competent photographer. 

So, here we go...

The photo is meant to show how and who you are in your domesticity every day.  Being domestic to me is, first, being a Mom, then being a wife, then attempting to be a home keeper, cook, gardener, etc:-)  In that order!

With 3 kiddos running around, it can get pretty chaotic and loud at times!  But amongst the chaos, there is always time for a quiet moment...like when someone needs first-aid.  Usually a kiss will do the trick, or maybe a colorful band-aid or two or three. 
Sometime a little more is needed, as in this case:

attempting to remove a sliver out of my little guys foot...

My tweezers came to the rescue and saved the little foot, along with a band-aid, of course!  This is just one moment in a crazy day in my life, a life that I look back on at night while the everyone is sleeping and the house is quiet, and thank God for!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

My New Favorite Photo Editor

I am in love with PicMonkey!

It's a photo editing website that has completely helped me transform my photos from bland and drab to interesting and eye-catching!

Here are some examples:





It may not be how you would have edited them, but there are endless possibilities!  PicMonkey is super easy to use and the best part is...it's FREE!!!

Go edit a photo or two of your own and see what you think!

Have a fabulous Friday and a delightful Memorial Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pallet Garden

I adore flowers.

The problem is that I do NOT have a green thumb, as I think I may have mentioned before.  Not only that, I am forgetful, and I forget to water the poor things.  By the time I realize it, the neglected flowers are usually dried up and dead.

Every year I say it's going to be different...but this year I really mean it!!! 

My Mom brought in a pallet and dirt when she was visiting, and then took my kids to pick out flowers.  They planted a pallet flower garden!  It is beautiful and so much love went into it.  My Mom and my kids had SO MUCH FUN!  I was surprised that my Big Guy, being 9 and all, really loved picking out the flowers and planting them.

Here are some photos of the process.

We have to let the pallet lay flat as pictured for 2 weeks, then we can stand it up.  It is adorable already, standing up it will look amazing!  I can't wait!

I will update you with a picture when we stand it up, and also for proof that I am, in fact, watering my flowers:-)

Have you ever planted a pallet garden?  Let me know...I would love to see some pictures!