Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Project365 - Week 5


Well, football is officially over for the season. This years Super Bowl was actually really fun to watch because at the half, you thought the Ravens had it in the bag. Then shortly after the halftime show, the game was delayed for 34 minutes due to a partial power outage in the stadium – that is when the 49ers dominated. They almost came back, but the Ravens pulled out the win. The half-time show was amazing. Beyoncé put on a great performance and even reunited with Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child! Until next year, NFL.

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January 29 – Loosen Up My Buttons Babe
Inspiration – Circle.
I'm telling you to loosen up my buttons babe but you keep frontin'.
Sayin' what you gon' do to me but I ain't seen nuttin'.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4.5, 1 sec., ISO-800

January 30 – Boy and His Toy
Inspiration – Faceless Portrait.
The only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/6.3, 0.6 sec., ISO-1600

January 31 – Delaney…Girtie’s Mother is Looking For Her
Inspiration – Favorite Toy.
My niece Delaney loves giraffes. Could it be she learned to love them because her mom kept buying them from birth?
Samsung Galaxy 2, f/2.6, 1/30 sec., ISO-40

February 1 – Sickness In The House
Inspiration – Me Today.
Our cold weather is keeping us inside more often this season, and for that reason, germs are spreading.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/10, 1/5 sec., ISO-1600

February 2 – Window Inside
Inspiration – Shadow
We're running with the Shadows Of The Night, so baby take my hand, you'll be all right.
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight they'll come true in the end.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4.5, 0.8 sec., ISO-400

February 3 – 49ers vs Ravens
Inspiration – Super Bowl
In honor of Super Bowl XLVII, we recreated the game! Prior to the game, a choir of 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary, scene of the horrific shooting rampage in December, sang “America the Beautiful”, along with Jennifer Hudson. Alicia Keys tackled the National Anthem, which was wonderful. At halftime, the Ravens are beating the 49ers, 21-6. And now time for the Beyoncé halftime performance. I wonder if she will sign live, or lipsync? Good luck to both teams!
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4.5, 1/4 sec., ISO-1600

February 4 – Skeds for Dinner
Inspiration – Daily Life
I love spaghetti. Period. I could never give up carbs.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4, 1/8 sec., ISO-1600



Monday, February 4, 2013

Ebates

Would you like to earn money from your online photo printing purchases and earn a Big Fat Check? Then read on!

As my clients know, when you book a photo session with me, included with every session you will receive a CD with your photos and a print copyright release for personal print usage, which essentially is giving you permission to make prints of the photos from your session.

Because I am not making you buy prints from me, I wanted to share this site with you! If you are not familiar with Ebates.com, it is an online cash back shopping site. When you make your regular purchases online, they pay you! This quarter they are sending me a Big Fat Check of $28.32 just for making my normal purchases online! This quarter I shopped at FTD, FragranceNet.com, Bath & Body Works, Aeropostale, CandyWarehouse.com, Gender Mountain, Target and Origins.


Many of the places you may print your photos from are linked to this website, such as Snapfish, Target, Walmart, Shutterfly, Walgreens, and many more!

What is Ebates?

Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure we are very into secure online transactions!). So go ahead, sign up and start shopping now. Joining Ebates is always free - you'll never pay us anything. And four times a year or more, we'll mail you a Big Fat Check, or transfer the money to your PayPal account if you'd prefer. We can even send the money to your favorite charity. All 100% free.

People often ask: "This sounds too good to be true, how are you able to do it?" It really is quite simple. Just like almost every other online shopping center, they get a commission from the stores when you make a purchase. Instead of keeping that money - like almost all other sites do - they share it with you!

So, as long as 1500+ of the world's top online stores are happy to pay a bonus to attract the new, valuable customers we send their way, Ebates is going to continue to send Big Fat Checks to our satisfied customers across the globe.

So, if this intrigues you, sign up today to start saving! Happy Shopping!



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Project365 - February 3 - Super Bowl 2013


Inspiration – Super Bowl

In honor of Super Bowl XLVII, we recreated the game! Prior to the game, a choir of 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary, scene of the horrific shooting rampage in December, sang “America the Beautiful”, along with Jennifer Hudson. Alicia Keys tackled the National Anthem, which was wonderful. At halftime, the Ravens are beating the 49ers, 21-6. And now time for the Beyoncé halftime performance. I wonder if she will sign live, or lipsync? Good luck to both teams! 



Friday, February 1, 2013

Project365 - Week 4


Where did the month of January go? I am pretty sure this was the fastest month ever. Highlights of the month: Celebrated grandma’s 86th birthday, the movie MAMA was not that Scary, I attended my first Jaycee’s meeting, the Packers did not make it to the Super Bowl, celebrated my 7 year anniversary at work, and the Gun debate continues.

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January 22 – My Daily Instant Message 
Inspiration – Things That Make Me Smile. Almost every morning when I get to work I get an instant message from my husband telling me I am beautiful. I have a reason to smile every day. 
Samsung Galaxy 2, f/5, 1/30 sec., ISO-400 

January 23 – Morning Mimosa 
Inspiration – Delicious. Orange juice, good. Champagne, good. 
Samsung Galaxy 2, f/5, 1/30 sec., ISO-400 

January 24 – Breakfast for Monkeys 
Inspiration – Breakfast. When I was little my mom would make me breakfast and slicing up some bananas and pouring milk over them in a bowl. They were dusted with sugar. Yum! 
Samsung Galaxy 2, f/5, 1/30 sec., ISO-600 

January 25 – Coronaritas at The Tavern Grill 
Inspiration - Hand. My sister wanted me to meet her for happy hour because she was craving a Coronarita from The Tavern Grill. If you have not tried one…you are missing out! YUM! 
Samsung Galaxy 2, f/2.6, 1/67 sec., ISO-40 

January 26 – Do Some Good 
Inspiration - Passion. My husband has many passions, one being the Do Some Good foundation. The Do Some Good mission is to support, strengthen and empower individuals, families and communities throughout the Twin Cities by unlocking the potential of people and challenging them to not only do something positive in their own lives, but to do the same for others in the communities in which they live. Challenge Yourself to Do Some Good! 
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4.5, 1/2 sec., ISO-800 

January 27 – Our Wedding Guest Book 
Inspiration – Guest. Because we got married in Mexico in April 2012, we decided we wanted to do something ocean related as our reception guest book. That’s right, we had a surfboard made for all our guests to sign. 
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/3.5, 0.8 sec., ISO-1600 

January 28 – Piles of Snow
Inspiration – Outside. The past few years we have seen very little snowfall. This month it seemed to be either snowing or subzero temps.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/10, 1/40 sec., ISO-800 




Project365 - Week 3

This week started with a good night with a good friend. We played Candyland with her daughter and put together many puzzles. The week was cold and snowy, which always makes for some good photos. This week I feel behind with the daily updates on Facebook, but finally got caught up.

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January 15 – Drunken Candy Land
Inspiration – Confused. Girls night with my gals. Lots of games, including Candy Land. But when my lil 5 year old friend, Brooke, went to bed it was time for a glass of vino with Jamie!
Samsung Galaxy 2, f/2.6, 1/15 sec., ISO-160

January 16 – The Chill of Winter 
Inspiration – Signs of Winter. So far this month we have seen a high of 39 and a low of -5. The joys of winter in Minnesota.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/10, 1/25 sec., ISO-800

January 17 – Smoking Loon
Inspiration – So me. If you know me, you know that I love a good glass of vino! Red, white, sparkling – it doesn’t matter.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/5, 1/8 sec., ISO-400

January 18 – Oh Nuts!
Inspiration - Nuts. My favorite nuts are pecans, but Nick loves pistachios. He actually registered for them on our wedding registry. These ones were from my mom as a part of his Christmas gift.
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/4.5, 1/4 sec., ISO-400

January 19 – MAC for MAG
Inspiration - Style. Before my wedding, I stopped by the MAC counter at Macy’s to get some advice on some eye shadow colors for our wedding in Mexico. Who knew this girl would get into makeup? Not me.
Samsung Galaxy 2, f/2.6, 1/24 sec., ISO-50

January 20 – Fifty Shades of Procrastination
Inspiration – Currently Reading. Ok…while I haven’t started reading this yet, it has been on my nightstand for months! Thanks Emily for letting me borrow your book. You might get it back in 2016!
Canon EOS Rebel XS, f/7.1, 1/3 sec., ISO-1600

January 21 – Follow Your Nose
Inspiration – Colorful Food. I cannot remember the last time I had Fruit Loops. One day a toucan told me to “Follow Your Nose”, so I did – right to the grocery store.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300, F/2.7, 1/50 sec., ISO 400