Sunday, May 29, 2011


I have been enjoying participating at Darcy's sweet shot Tuesday's for teh past month.  Last week a fellow participant took some great shots of clouds.  She inspired me last week to do the same.  We had a great  sunset with a beautiful orange reflecting on the clouds and it looked so beautiful, I wanted to capture that very moment.

Unfortunately, I don't think I captured that deep orange glow reflection.  But I did capture the full, billowiness (is that even a word?)the cloud.

Enjoy your Memorial Day and stay safe and don't forget to stop by Darcy's to check out all the other sweet shots.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

::EWENIQUE MEMORIES:: Masterbedroom makeover across the miles::

Here is the first installment of my hand at helping a friend redecorate a master bedroom.

Gen and I have been blog buddies for a long time now and thought it would be fun to share her makeover on my blog.  Make sure you stop by her blog and say "HI" after you read this post.
Gen was wanting to redo her bedroom a few months back and asked me if I would help her with the redecorating.  Here is the kicker though.  It would be a long distance makeover as she lives in VA and I live in LA.

We started  with her sending me some pics of the room she had to work with.  Then we talked about what style or direction she wanted to move into to achieve the look she was going for. 

Gen had one big piece of furniture that would be staying.  A sleigh bed that had good bones, but the color just wasn't right.  We did a storyboard over at Polyvore to get an idea of what she wanted the room to look like.   Here it is:

Doesn't that look comfy and inviting?  I thought so and was eager to help her achieve it. 

The bedroom was pretty juvenille to start with.  Wide pink stripes on the walls and some tired berber carpet.

No questions asked about the pink stripes.  We both agreed they had to go.  Below is a picture of what the room looked like after she painted.

As you can see in the pic above this room has slanted ceilings on each side.  She also had too much furniture in this room.  So we talked deleting some of the furnitue pieces and placing them  into a sitting room.  We also talked about painting out her sleigh bed and doing drop cloth curtains on the window.  I have read that a decorating no no is to NOT place a bed in front of a window, but in Gen's case I think it really did a lot for this room. 
Stay tuned tomorrow to see some of the ideas she put into place and a cool transformation on the bed.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hi there!
Hope everyone is doing well.  I have been enjoying participating in Darcy's Sweet Shot Tuesday for the past three weeks.  So much fun to see what other folks are capturing and even more fun sharing  what I have captured.

This past November we went to my husbands cousins wedding in Florida.  They had the numptials on the beach.  It was chilly, but beautiful nonetheless.  For my sweet shot I captured his cousins nieces  enjoying the tide and sand.  I hadn't ventured out into manual mode at this point yet.  If I had, I would of had a better ISO on this shot. 

They do look darling though with the bows and dresses.  Loved the blue color with the dark contrasting sash. So pretty.

Let me know what you think of my sweet shot and then hop on over to Darcy's to check all the others out. Just click on the button below.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I am participating in Darcy's sweet shot Tuesdays again over at:

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I have so many different rose bushes that vary in color, I thought I would share yet another beautiful rose.

Check out the intensity of the scarlett red color.  I believe this is one of our Knockout Roses.  Isn't that a great name?  The color just knocks you out.
Don't forget, if you have time, stop by Darcy's and check out all the other sweet shots.

Have a blessed day!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

::SWEET SHOT TUESDAY...A Rose is but a Rose::

For those that frequent my blog you know that I love photography.  I have been taken lots of pics this past  year to get the hang of using my camera.  I have been venturing out into manual mode and have been enjoying playing with the aperture and shutter speeds, etc. 

Today is the first time I am participating in
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Here is my first picture I am sharing with:

I love roses and our new home has tons of rose bushes around here and I love taking pics of them. So many different varieties and colors.  Of course, pink is my favorite.  Not sure what variety this is.  If anyone knows, please share.

Go check out some of the sweet shots over at Darcy's.    There are some great amateur photographer's out there.  Just regular folks like you and me.

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Sunday, May 08, 2011


Hope all my blogger buddies are having a wonderful Mother's Day!
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Sunday, May 01, 2011


You are probably wondering what I am talking about.  Well, my friend Gen and I have decided to do a makeover.  That's right, a long distance makeover.  She has a master bedroom that she has been wanting to make over so that it's comfy, inviting and a great place to sleep and relax.  She asked me to help her out.  We bounced some ideas off of one another and she put them into place.  I will be chroniciling  her master bedroom makeover from start to finish here on my blog.  So stay tuned.

Have a great day!
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