Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

9/365 - Road Trip

Newport, RI - A friend and I took a ride out there. Gosh was it such a beautiful place! The mansions were INSANE! The beaches were beautiful. Amazing!

Newport, RI Mansion

Newport, RI

Pier in Newport, RI

Newport, RI

Newport, RI

Newport, RI

Friday, January 8, 2010

8/365 - Catching snowflakes

I can't believe I have already followed through for 8 days with my 365! I never made it this far, lol. I'm having so much more fun this year because I want to break every photography rule there is and get creative. I feel like I can take an almost perfect (or at least decent) photo - if I want to and if I put the work into it. But I want to take photos that are creative, fun, and over the top photoshopped! :) These past few days I have really stepped out of my norm. So here is my photo today - bad crop and all - Amelia so excited catching snow flakes! Her smile says it all ....

Thursday, January 7, 2010

7/365 - Starbucks YAY!

I don't know who was more excited - me or Amelia. Of course she showed her excitement, and well, I'm not going to jump up and down hollering YAY STARBUCKS. She did that for me :) It's a bit of a shock not having one on every corner .... something I don't think I'll ever get used to. We found this one in a Target. Apparently there are only a handful of Starbucks in a wide spread area :( Boo to that! So here is my 365 for today! Amelia enjoying her hot chocolate with whip cream. She swears there is nothing better. That's my girl!

I used Maggie's presets again (bliss) :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

6/365 - Wood Puzzle

I love Melissa & Doug toys - apparently so do my children! :)

I used Maggie's Bliss preset in Lightroom and I added a haze layer, with a little pop, and warmed it up in photoshop!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

5/365 - Very Merry UN Birthday!

As most of you know that visit my blog, Ashton has Autism. He still doesn't understand how to celebrate different holidays and birthdays - These times are even very stressful and come with a lot of change and over stimulation. So I like to "practice" with him during the year with just us, so that when the time comes at least he's familiar with what's going on and that part of the celebration can be more predictable to him. Anyway this is my 365 for the day! Our very merry UN birthday :)

Also I want to add that I was chosen to be a Lightroom tester for Maggie Fortson - her actions are beautiful! I used the Polaroid on these with VERY little tweaking! Here is a link to her Flickr page.

Monday, January 4, 2010

4/365 - trip down memory lane

I took a little drive today. I thought it would be neat to see some of the places I grew up. I wanted to get so much more, but I didn't have time. I'll have to do this again! I haven't seen a lot of these places in over 10 years. So much has changed!

The road I spent most my life on:

The house I lived in - still white with red doors! The only difference is the entire front is missing all the big bushes that used to be there! Those worked to my advantage :)

Elementary School (Main Dunstable)

My Middle School - Elm Street Jr. High

The famous Motel 6 .. hotel parties!!! My mom got to know the owner quite well!

My very first apartment (with no roommates)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

3/365 - Snowed in

So we played some card games today! I can't wait for this weather to get better so we can get out of the house! The snow is beautiful though and we're making the best of it :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2/365 - Winter Wonderland

This snow hasn't let up and I don't think there is an end in sight! I guess Mother Nature had plans for me when she heard I was returning. She was thinking since I hadn't seen snow in almost 10 years lets give this girl what's she's been missing ALL AT ONCE!

I'll post more later :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

1/365 - family!

Just getting to meet my cousin for the first time was amazing! Seeing my aunt after, oh at least 20 years, awesome! Here is Amelia with her 2nd cousin Lauren!