If you knew me growing up you know that I've never liked getting my picture taken.
I'd much rather be behind the camera than in front of it.
Well, over the last few years I've done several projects for my family that have required me to search the archives for pictures of my mother.
Every time I found a picture of my mother with me as a child, I got so excited.
Of course, this was before the digital era and she was usually the one taking the pictures so there aren't many, but the few I found I've treasured.
This has changed my thinking a little bit.
I may not like being in front of the camera but when my children grow up and look through the pictures from their childhood I want them to see me there with them.
I want our pictures to remind them of the love I have for them.
I recently discovered an awesome lady with a similar mindset.
Every Wednesday she hosts Embrace the Camera and posts pictures of herself with her family,
My man turned 27 earlier this month.
Holy cow, I love that man.
I'm going to share some pictures of him throughout the years.
I recently posted wedding pics in a post about our anniversary, so head there if you want more lovey pics.
Hi lovelies! I was (and still am!) super excited when Miss Lizzie asked me to do a guest post, she is one of the most amazing people I know, and while I've known her for years, she's absolutely one of my most favorite people (EVER) to blog stalk.
Let's cut to the chase.....
I am Amy and I write the blog Amy is Thinking..... which is basically about how I test nuclear reactors for the government. Not. It's as simple as it sounds, my blog is a documentation of all my thoughts, from the sweet and sincere to the utterly insane.
It's about the funnies, insecurities, and everything else in life that I find interesting.
So, here's a few things about me, so you can decide if you'd like to come on over and follow my crazy train.....
1. I'm not a natural redhead. The only way for me to overcome my jealousy of natural redheads was to pretend that I am one, so here I am.... pretending, and wildly happy over it.
2. I'm overly crafty and while I can't weild a hammer with the best of them
(I hit the wall more often than the actual nail....)
I make up for it with the crafts I do.
I always have at least 4 projects going on at once, but I've been SLACKING in the updating department. So stay tuned! There are a lot of fun ideas and projects coming your way!
3. And finally I love my friends (sweet Lizzie included!) and my family... I mean, who doesn't love their friends and family? The only difference is, I document it on my blog in ways that are often amusing and potentially embarassing. Which I'm sure they all LOVE.
Aaaaand, that's me in a nutshell! I'm excited to meet all you lovelies, so head on over and say hello!
Hi all! My name is Danica and I keep tabs over at my own
itty bitty blog called "The Rugg's." Real creative, right? I'm
honored to be posting here today on Liz's blog because I think she is utterly
wonderful and an incredible roll model. But who are we kidding, you already
I had a few different ideas of what to post about today,
but when I sat down tonight to type this out, it didn't exactly go as planned.
Simply because today has whole heartedly been one of those "don't poke the
beast" days. I'll be the first to admit it, I'm in a pity-party, grouchy
mood. Yuck. But as I was (finally) rocking my (also grouchy) sweet little girl
to sleep I realized I had just wasted an entire day on being grumpy and
shutting out those around me. And personally, I don't like that feeling. I
tried to remind myself of some of the goals I made at the beginning of this
year and decided from that moment on to choose happiness. It's amazing the kind
of inspiration that comes to you when you open yourself up to choosing things
like love and happiness in your life.
So this brings me to something wonderful that my sister
and I came up with in high school. I don't remember where we got the idea, or
who told us to do it, but we started what we call our "Happiness Is"
journals. Its a way to quickly and easily write down the things in your
day-to-day life that make you happy. There are some obvious ones in there like
"getting married to my best friend" or "new born babies,"
but my favorite ones are those that are easily overlooked if you don't take the
time to notice. Here are a few of mine:
Blue raspberry blow pops
A good yoga class
The Ellen Show
Smelling his cologne on your shirt the next day
Sour Patch fruits
Shampooing/conditioning short hair for the first time
(Have you tried that??)
30 Rock quotes
the smell/color of onions and green peppers in a frying
side dishes at BBQ's
Apple juice & ice on an airplane
Saving the chicken pot pie crust till last
Do you get the idea? It's so easy but it makes a huge
difference on your outlook and how you choose to look at things. Not to mention
it's a great reminder on those grumpy days to find the little things that make
you happy (even when your kid refuses to sleep). Try it out! See what you
think, and let me know how it goes.
Thanks Liz for letting me hang out here for the day!