Antique Rose - The husband was kind enough to send me roses for my birthday and boy were they pretty!! I decided to break out the camera and get a couple of shots of them. Roses may die, but a photo will capture their beauty forever. After taking the picture I was playing around in PhotoShop and with a few tweaks I ended up with, what to me, looks kind of like an antique rose.
Geese in Black and White - A couple weeks ago I shared the geese picture. After seeing the blog post my friend suggested I turn the picture black and white as well a crop it a little. So that’s exactly what I did and let me just say I pretty much LOVE how it looks as a black and white. It’s funny how make a photo black and white can make such a big difference in the overall composition.
Little Tiny Foot - Babies are just all around adorable … not to mention they some how manage to capture your heart without even trying. Can you tell I’ve been spending time around an infant??! My friend recently gave birth to her beautiful baby boy (remember the “Little Man” baby shower?) and needless to say I’ve been visiting her and the little man quite often. :) Last week we did a little photo shoot and I adore this shot of his itty bitty foot. It is crazy to me how teeny tiny baby feet are!!!
Geese - A couple weeks ago I shared a picture of the Washington Monument. As I was reviewing the pictures from that day I realized there was one more shot from the day to share. I love how the wings are fully extended for just one of the geese and the rest are just kind of chillin’. =)
Pillars in DC - A shot near the Arlington Memorial Bridge
Gravel Road in Kansas City, MO - Some of my favorite pictures are taken when visiting the in-laws in Kansas City. There is so much wide open space and the sun light is phenomenal.
A Bride and Her Bridesmaids - I’ve spent the past few weeks sharing my photos, but this week I wanted to change things up a bit. Soooooo this week’s photo Friday was taken by Sara from Photos from the Harty! Sara is not only a great friend, but she’s an amazing photographer! Without further-a-do here’s a little note from Sara about her photo …
We’ve been doing quite a bit of decorating to the living room and hallway over the last few months. I’m really excited about all the new little details. Originally the husband and I had planned on hanging the picture below from Mexico in our master bedroom. When we ended up going with the red accent wall instead of the gray one the picture no longer would do in the bedroom. Since we still loved the memories of the trips we’ve taken to Ixtapa and the picture itself I was confident we would find a place for it eventually.
Check out the full blog post here.
Great Falls, VA - Each time we go to New York to visit my husband’s sister and her husband or when they come to visit us we do a little day trip someplace. It’s really fun and this summer when they came for a visit I had a specific day trip already planned before they even arrived! We packed a picnic lunch and headed to Great Falls Virginia for the day.
Washington Monument - Despite living in the District of Columbia I often forget to take advantage of all the touristy things there are to do. One afternoon the husband and I went to see the Korean War Memorial. As we were walking towards our final destination I snapped the photo below. I didn’t even realize how the white puffy clouds seemed to pop in the beautifully blue the sky! It’s funny how sometimes a picture can highlight details that I didn’t notice/appreciate in person.
The Arts of War sculptures - This was taken on a warm summer day when the husband and I walked across the Arlington Memorial Bridge. I had no idea what these statues were called, however Wiki tells me they are The Arts of War sculptures. Did you know what they were called? If not, then it is not only Photo Friday, but Fun Fact Friday too!
Right around the time of Super Storm Sandy the husband and I hung three photos in our hallway. The other weekend my friend and I took a trip to Michael’s to purchase stuff for my friend’s baby shower I am throwing in February (more on that in the next couple of weeks). When we were there we did a little extra curricular shopping as well! It’s hard to go to Michael’s and only buy things that were on the list. That place has so much fun stuff it’s crazy.
I love the look of “floating” photo frames and with the 40% holiday sale in full swing at Michael’s the justifications of purchasing them was complete!! I picked out two 5 x 7 and one 11 x 15 frame. I guessed on what sizes would look nice as add on(s) to the hallways photo gallery. The husband and I hadn’t even really talked about what other pictures we might add to the wall. Either way I figured three was a good a number.
Check out the full post here.
Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2013?!?! Last night we hosted a New Years Eve pot luck dinner with some friends. It was a great way to welcome 2013.
I’ve never been one for making new years resolutions mainly because I can’t seem to keep them. Instead I used to keep a list of things to do or places to go, never really managing to stick to that list either. Every once in a while I succeed a keeping a new years resolution, like passing the PMP exam last year, but 9 times out of 10 I’m an utter failure. Despite my affinity for skipping the new year list of resolutions I decided to give it one last try this year. Maybe with the list out there in the world wide web I will feel more accountable and actually follow through.
I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew so hopefully this list isn’t too lofty a list. Check out my new years resolutions here.
Recap of Photo Friday from October and December!!!
Favorite Instagram Picture - Boston, MA
My oldest friend and I met for lunch over the Thanksgiving holiday and since it wasn’t too terribly cold so we took a little stroll through Boston Commons first. The lighting seemed perfect the way it was coming through the leaves.
Monterosso - Italy
I took this picture while we were honeymooning in Italy. We were making the hike through the 5 islands of Cinque Terre. This is a shot of Monterosso. Oh how I can’t wait to go back to Italy one day!
Brooklyn Bridge - New York
This picture was taken when the husband and I were walking across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. I thought the little “love me” sticker was so cute and just couldn’t help but snap the picture.
Cherry Blossoms - Washington, DC
This picture was taken back in April of 2010. My sister-in-law and her husband came to town for a visit and we decided to walk down town and check out the cherry blossoms.
It seems we have come to the end of the wedding related posts. I’ve shared my bridal shower and the bachelorette party as well as my wedding dress purchasing experience. And let’s not forget about it pouring down rain only a few hours before what was suppose to be an outdoor ceremony. Below I’ve listed all of the DIY projects we tackled along the way as well as the vendors we used.
But before we get to that here are just a few of my favorite pictures from the big day! All of the photos below were taken by Korie Lynn Photography.
Check out the full blog post here.
Before the husband and I first moved in together we decided we wanted three black and white photos for our bedroom. We narrowed our personal photos down to a picture from the cherry blossom festival, a trip to mexico and one we took while in New York on the Brooklyn bridge. My friend helped me use PhotoShop to make modify the color pictures to black and white. I uploaded them to Shutterfly, clicked purchased and we were in business!
View the full post here.
This picture was taken just a few weeks back. We had just purchased these pillows from Crate & Barrel and Sophi took a liking to them immediately. She started by squeezing herself in between the arm of the couch and the pillow. My puppy is such a cutie!!
The husband thinks we will have a mutiny on our hands if we ever get rid of these pillows hahaha. I mean look how sad she is when I pulled the pillow away from her …. check it out here.
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