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Photo Blogging Challenge: Nature #photoblog #gooutside

The theme for September’s photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaa.com/ was NATURE. Once again I need to confess that I did not actively participate in this challenge. I wanted to have a post included, so I took some extreme creative license to make some of my pictures fit the them.

Without further ado, here are my pictures on the theme.

Picture #1

This is Toby. He is my dog-nephew. I dog sat him the other week and we were playing fetch. He does not totally understand the game yet, but he is learning. He is my cutie pie. After this, we went inside an took a nap.
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Picture #2

Labor Day weekend, were were in Gatlinburg TN an saw this butterfly. She(?) was still long enough for me to get a close up picture. I love butterflies for their strength and delicate beauty. Plus, they teach us that life’s struggles can change us into something beautiful.

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Picture #3

This is a picture of a pot of elderberry syrup in the making. How is this nature related? I love that natural foods can help us to be healthy. Elderberries are known to help boost the natural immune system and fight the cold and flu. I used dried, organic elderberries and added Ningxia berries because they are full of antioxidants. Drinking this means I can enjoy the outdoors even more!

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Picture #4

I took this picture to use as part of a post I had to do for a project I was part of last month. While I was researching about my top five tree essential oils, I learn a lot of interesting information.

Did you know that scientific studies have shown the essential oils from many trees were found to reduce the levels of cortisol stress?

I read a lot of studies on PubMed website that were very eye-opening and convinced me I need to take more walks in the forest for my health!  If you want to know where to buy any of these, I am a distributor .

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To quote another blogger GeoKs

While you’re there, please consider joining us next month! Participation is like taking on a low-stress photo assignment, which you can use to refine your photography skills. Any camera will do: your phone, a pocket-sized point and shoot, the DSLR that’s been gathering dust somewhere or a film camera. For each month’s theme, you’re asked to share five photos; the amount of accompanying text is up to you.

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Photo blogging #challenge April 2019 #color #photoblog

The theme for April’s photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaa.com/ was COLOR MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND. I need to confess something: I did not actively participate in this challenge. However, when I looked at my pictures from April, I saw I have more than enough to share on this topic!

Without further ado, here are my pictures on the theme.

These are my pictures for this month’s photo challenge.

Picture #1

I went to Maker faire Miami and they had this cute little craft where you paint using an airbrush method with markers.

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At the same event, I made one of these. The hardest part of this was picking out enough of the little plastics of the color that I wanted. After the melting process, I put a magnet on the back.

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April is my wedding anniversary month. We went to an axe throwing place for a fun date. I enjoyed it! It was like darts but with axes. Of course, hubs got top points. I surprised myself and got bullseye too.

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I love flowers.

Picture #5
I helped hubby make lard soap. I added essential oils for scent and mica for a little shimmer effect.

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To quote another blogger GeoKs

While you’re there, please consider joining us next month! Participation is like taking on a low-stress photo assignment, which you can use to refine your photography skills. Any camera will do: your phone, a pocket-sized point and shoot, the DSLR that’s been gathering dust somewhere or a film camera. For each month’s theme, you’re asked to share five photos; the amount of accompanying text is up to you.

Photo blogging #challenge January 2019 #books #photoblog

The theme for January’s photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaa.com/ was BOOKS. I thought it would be a no brainer for me because books are my life. I read all the time. HOWEVER, I realized with this challenge that I do not take pictures of my books. The pictures that I took this month are not very creative/artistic, but they do tell stories about me.

Without further ado, here are my pictures on the theme.

I love reading and I have a Kindle unlimited subscription so that I can read lots of books. My goal on Goodreads is to read over 100 books over the course of 2019. Can you guess what my favorite genre is?

 

I like the feel of physical books, but I have a Kindle too. When I made the jump to digital books, I was unsure how I would feel about it. Fast forward to now, I love my paperwhite. On a good night, I am snuggled with a blanket with my Kindle in hand.

 

Talking about a different type of book, this is a sticker book that I use for decorating my planner. I have To-Do lists a mile long and using decorative stickers helps jazz it up. My favorite brand is MAMBI (Me and My Big Ideas). They always have super cute stickers. Their Free Spirit book was a recent release to their sticker book collection.  I like the style because it uses a lot of the colors I like: blue, grey, pastels, and rose gold.

 

One of my goals in 2019 is to have better time management, especially when on social media. A guy at work was giving this book away and I took it. I am looking forward to reading and gaining some insights to put into action this year!

These are my pictures for this month’s photo challenge.

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Photo blogging #challenge November 2018 #nomnomnom #photoblog #fun

The theme for November’s photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaa.com/ was Nom Nom Nom. It seems like it has been forever since I participated in the photo challenge. I wanted to get back into doing this and when the theme is FOOD, I had to go through my pictures and share.

Without further ado, here are my pictures on the theme.

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We went to Caye Caulker, Belize and made sure to eat plenty of lobster 🦞


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The standard Belize meal is stewed chicken, rice and beans, and Cole slaw. When I don’t know what to order, it is my comfort food!!!

Photo 3

Pina coladas were my Nana’s favorite drink. As she got older, she would ask for them without the rum. I would tell the server to put the rum on the side 😂 .

Photo 4

The local beer in Belize is Belikin . Hubs drank that while I was drinking piña coladas.

Photo 5

When we were in Atlanta for a trade show, we went to an Irish pub. They had fried goat cheese and it was delicious!! It had a side of honey with jalapeños. It was sweet, salty, and spicy all at the same time.

These were just a few of the pictures that show how much delicious food I ate during the month.

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Photo blogging #challenge November 2017 #BLUE

I cannot believe that November is over already!!!

The theme for November photo blog and challenge hosted by http://hoohaa.com was BLUE. I love the color blue and was excited to see what I would take pictures of to fit in with the theme.

Photo 1

I realized this month, a lot of my blue pictures were of the sky. We took a trip to Ireland this month and arrived about 8:00 in the morning. I love the morning sky. Looking at it is so relaxing. At the same time, I was beginning to hyperventilate because I was in Ireland!!!!!! Months of waiting were leading up to this trip.

Photo 2

We went to the Guinness storehouse and brewery for a tour. This is a picture of a light installation representing the Nitrogen air bubbles in a glass of Guinness. I told the Hubs that I want him to make me some lights like this for the house. He responded, “Take a picture and we will see.”

Photo 3

I would have thought that all the street signs in Ireland would have been green. I thought that was the national color 🙂 I guess they put some blue in there for variety. There was so much to do in Ireland, we need another trip to do it all. So many museums, so little time.

Photo 4

Of course, going to the Cliff of Moher was at the VERY top of my list of things to do in Ireland. It is a breathtaking as I imagined. I like visiting places like this because it impresses upon me the power found in nature. Beautiful. With the mist and fog, there was a slightly ominous quality as well.

 

Photo 5

Because I did not spend the entire month in Ireland, for my last picture, I chose a selfie I took at a wedding. I like how the blue lights reflected off of the building wall. I was part of the sparkler send off to the bride and groom. It was a beautiful end to a wonderful wedding. I wish the bride and groom much love and happiness ❤

These were just a few of the pictures that I chose for November.

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