Around the House

As I was scrolling through the camera roll on my phone, I found these pictures of flowers I’ve had around the house over the past few months. They aren’t my best shots, but they were the only ones I hadn’t posted, so I decided to just create a gallery with them.



Babies are such a nice way to start people.

~Don Herold


I spent this morning with my granddaughter.  She is 17 months old and so much fun.  Hope your Wisdom Wednesday was as happy as mine.      

Mary Janes (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

Mary Janes

I enjoyed playing with the angles of the shoes, baseboard, and rug.  I love these black patent leather Mary Janes… but my feet do not.  Taken with my iPhone 5S using the Tonal filter.  Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge, Week 3: Black & White.

White Rose

White Rose


This is another one of my table gracing flowers. Flowers are my indulgence, whether they are daisies, roses, or orchids.  Whether it is a single stem or a bounteous bouquet, I love them all.  And now that I have become a phoneography fanatic, I can keep all of my flowers for as long as I wish.  They don’t smell quite as good, but they are still beautiful!

Happy Blogging!

Today I received this 1000 Likes badge.  It reminded me that not so long ago, I kept my blog private (my husband says that’s a diary).  I am really enjoying being “out there,” even though it can be a little scary.  I don’t pay much attention to my blogging stats, but I can’t help but enjoy hitting the milestones. I am looking forward to the next one, which will be 200 followers.  So if you are new to blogging, keep it up.  If you are thinking about blogging, get started.  And if you are blogging privately, well that’s a diary.  Happy Blogging!      

Beads (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

Beads 2

BeadsThese small beads are on a pair of earrings.  The texture of the table cloth was an added surprise.  Focus was a problem, but I decided to use these because the reflection from the plastic almost makes the beads look painted rather than photographed.  I also liked the streaks of light in the top photo.  Taken with my iPhone 5S.  Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge, Week 2: Macro.

Date Night Marathon

Yesterday’s post, Date Night, was the result of me being exhausted and losing all the text I had typed… and being too tired to rewrite it.  In the lost text I shared that my husband and I had gone to dinner, after seeing a movie. (By the way, we saw Guardians of the Galaxy, which was great!)  In the restaurant, the wall next to the booth was made of chalkboard and there was chalk available so you could write on the wall.  My husband drew the heart with our initials in it.  

In the post that disappeared I also mentioned that my husband had been working 7 days a week and we hadn’t seen much of each other.  Saturday night, I did not expect him home until late, so I cooked dinner and was eating when he called.  He wanted to know if I wanted to go see another movie.  I said, “Of course!”  I explained that I had cooked dinner, so he could eat when he came home and then we would head out to the show.  (This time we saw Lucy… another great movie!) 

I’m glad we’ve been able to spend some time together, in spite of my husband’s hectic schedule.  He is working again today, but we have a Sunday night ritual consisting of Falling Skies and popcorn.  I sent him this photo, telling him I was “All ready for tonight!”  

TV Ready
Incidentally, hubby’s name is Kelly.

I’m happy to say this weekend has been a “Date Night Marathon.”