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Sunday, 28 August 2011

{easy like a} Sunday Morning:
Shadow & Reflection

 Hoping to see more people link up as the week goes on. 

Here is my Sunday shot:
Wave watching before Irene hits Atlantic Canada.  
We are so lucky to live so close to the beach!

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

{easy like a} Sunday Morning:
back up and running

Now that I am back to blogging on a more regular basis, I thought I would get the Sunday morning photo project back up and running.  I hope you will play along and pass  the link on to some friends that you think might like to join in.  I am hoping to add a few exciting twists to this project this Fall if more people will join in the fun.

Here are some photo prompts for this Sunday that you might like to try:
  • Reflections (windows, water, mirror)
  • The sky between
  • Shadows
  • Emotions

If you have any suggestions for this project, I would love to hear them. Just drop me an email or leave suggestions in the comments.
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Friday, 26 August 2011

Batten down the hatches...

Open up the earth and sky
Waiting on a natural disaster
Sitting out on my back porch
Watching storm clouds moving faster
Like a natural disaster 
~Joel Plaskett

Friday Fill Ins

Click here to play along we go!

1. How in the world did I _become so stagnant this summer_.

2. _Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees_ in front of me.

3. Life's _lesson for today:  A great deal of power lies in the power of perspective. It's all in how look at things_.

4. _I like a little wine with my_ picnic lunch.

5. That was where we _talked about our fears and worries, and I honestly, truly fell in love with him all over again_.

6. _The place where the sand meets the tide_ I think of as "our place".

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _doing some shopping with baby girl_, tomorrow my plans include _a drive to the valley with hubby_ and Sunday, I want to _catch up on some housework and make plans for the quickly approaching Autumn season_!

What are your plans for this weekend?
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Thursday, 25 August 2011

I am an Instagram addict!

Simplicity is one of the most beautiful things.  As I have mentioned before, I enjoy capturing random moments with whatever camera is close at hand,  lately it has been my iPhone.
For a few weeks now I've been using the free iPhone photo app called Instagram.  Instagram adds effects and filters to your image that transforms the image into something truly lovely.  After you get the desired affect, you may then send it to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or you can share your photo by adding it to your Instagram feed. 

Do you use Instagram? What do you think?
Please feel free to add me to your network and I will in turn add you back.  My user name is "ghettojack".

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Beauty at dusk

This evening I sat on the front steps and stared out into the dimming light letting my eyes adjust to the darkening sky. The coolness of a light breeze brushes over my skin, it feels a little like Fall and the hair on my bare arms rise as a shiver works its way up my back. I watch the bats swoop above my head and catch a glimpse of a couple of doves flying over the treetops.
The utter beauty of this evening enwraps me. I stand there quietly absorbing the beauty of the night that surrounds me, I somehow feel a big part of it, as if its been kind enough to let me in on some of its secrets, and I feel humbled as I stand there in the midsts of it all.
I walk back into my house and hubby smiles at me from the doorway, and I smile back.

Hope your enjoying your weekend,
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Monday, 15 August 2011

bits & pieces from my weekend

::walks in the park
::family gathering
::pretty country views

this weekend was perfectly sunny and warm. weekends like this have been few and far between here.  hope you all had a nice weekend and you're having a lovely monday! xoxo.
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Friday, 12 August 2011

Meet Mika the Silkshire Terrier


Walks in the park and being with his family

Thunder, fireworks, and large crowds (shakes like crazy)

Favorite Toy:
A stuffed puppy

Favorite Food:
The cats food

Favorite Walk:
Mika loves brisk walks in the woods or in the park or anywhere he can socialize with other dogs

Best Tricks:
He walks around on two legs, and can jump really high

Arrival Story:
I had been talking to the family about getting a small dog and naming him Peppa.  One evening I was bored and started searching for small dog breads that would best suit our family dynamic.  We narrowed the list down to two dogs we loved, one was a Papillon, the other was the Yorkie.  I contacted a Papillon breeder first and was told they only sold dogs as "pets" from their litters if the puppy wasn't considered "show" quality; otherwise they only sold dogs to people who would agree to show their dog.  I thought... "How totally pretentious!"  Next we contacted a Yorkie breeder who wouldn't be expecting a litter until around September.  Then my daughter found a Silky-Yorkie breeder near by so we contacted Tammy the breeder, and luckily they had one pup who wasn't spoken for. We didn't want to miss out on this guy so we make the 2 hour drive to see him the next day.  Needless to say, all the puppies were sweeties, but our pup was hands down, the most handsome off all in the litter.  He was so small and cute and cuddled right up in my daughters lap.  She would put him down to pet another pup and the little guy would wander back to my daughter and crawl into her lap and fall asleep.  Well,  we fell in love with the little guy right then.  We had to wait until he was 6 weeks before we could take our little Silkshire boy back with us to his forever home.  We kept in touch with Tammy over the next three weeks, and she would send photos of our pup and update us on his progress.  Finally we were able to pick our little guy up and we were so excited to bring him home!  Total puppy LOVE!!!

Ps.  We decided he was more of a Mika then a Peppa.

There's our little guy- Mika Muggins!!!

Do you have a bio for your puppy?  I would like to read it!
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Friday Fill-Ins we go!

1. The only question is:  white or red wine?

2. If I am left alone, I can get a lot of work done in one day.

3. Three things on my desk: camera, film, sunglasses.

4. Clean the litter box is the one thing I HAVE to do today!

5. I love playing with my little puppy Mika.

6. Burnt popcorn overwhelms the senses.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to heading up the shore with hubby for a late dinner, tomorrow my plans include shampooing my daughters rug and Sunday, I want to attend a picnic at a farm and later in the day my niece Laurens birthday party !

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Monday, 8 August 2011

Road Trip!

Every year the family picks a destination and we hit the road for an adventure. This past weekend we all met up in Delaps Cove, Nova Scotia. My entire family, kids and girlfriend and boyfriends, my mom and dad, siblings and their families, all enjoy this special time we have together.
People I ♥
Places to see

Things to do
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