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Photo Blogging #Challenge July 2016 theme: #photographer choice #photoblog #fun #influenster

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July’s theme for the photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaablog.com was Photographer’s Choice.

The hardest part about this was deciding which pictures to use. When the theme is whatever I want to share, that is really easy but really hard at the same time. Without further ado, my photo picks.

Photo #1
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Photo #2
In my plants on the porch of my house, I saw a baby lizard (I think it is a Green Anole -Anolis carolinensis). He was too cute and was being so still, I wanted to capture him on camera. He darted off as soon as the picture was taken.  🙂 Can you see him? He blends in so well with the green leaves.


Photo #3

A new donut shop opened in town. I love their box because it is so positive. Makes you feel good about eating donuts. YES! I DO deserve a donut! 😀

Photo #4
I had to go on a business trip and I at lunch at Volare in Hapeville, GA. I love the colors of this plate. It is grilled Atlantic salmon with a blueberry reduction, honeyed goat cheese and a side of whole grain rice. The salmon was superb! The blueberry reduction was slightly sweet and paired well with the goat cheese. It was creamy and tart with a hint of honeyed sweetness too. The dish had everything I wanted in a meal: salty, sweet, tangy, tart.


Photo #5

My bucket/ Life’s-to-do list has one less item on it. I went to my first Cirque du Soliel show in July. Ovo was playing at the Bon Secours Wellness Area. I decided back in April that I was going with or without any of my friends. I sent out the text and asked who wanted to go, and a few people responded in time for me to buy the tickets. We had a blast and enjoyed the show thoroughly. It makes you appreciate the dedication it must take for the performers to have that much control over their bodies to master such feats.

 

I had a fun filled month and cannot wait to see what August will bring 🙂

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Photo Blogging #Challenge November 2015 theme: #Morning #photoblog

November’s theme for the photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaablog.com/ was MORNING. I am not usually a morning person, so many of my pics will be of food. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for me. If I have to get up before noon, at least I can I eat good food. Other than that, it was not as difficult as I thought to find other photo opportunities.

Picture 1
This is my favorite Chobani flavor at the moment. I like eating dessert for breakfast.

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Chobani

Picture 2
We went to Chicago to visit friends. Saturday morning, we ate at Wildberry. This is their signature French toast. It was delicious! If you go to Wildberry, make sure you plan for at least an hour wait! And budget accordingly for parking meters! Breakfast was worth it though.

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Wildberry – Chicago

Picture 3
I tried to make this bacon wrapped grilled cheese sandwich I saw on a video on Facebook. The concept is nice, but the execution was not so great. The top layer of bacon burned even though the heat was on medium. The inner layer of bacon was not cooked all the way. The cheese did not melt. And the bread was soggy from all the bacon grease. Yuck! I love bacon and I love grilled cheese, but the combination did not turn out well. I think I might try again but use thinner bacon and thicker bread.

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bacon wrapped grilled cheese

Picture 4
Black Friday morning, I went to CVS and bought all this stuff. With coupons and sales, I spent $6 total for $24 worth of products. Super couponing at its finest.

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coupon haul

Picture 5
I had to take a road trip for work. The sun rise was so pretty that I had to take a picture.

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sun rise

Those are my pictures for November’s challenge. I hope you are inspired to go in the world and capture it with your camera!

 

Photo Blogging #Challenge June 2015 theme: Anything Goes #photoblog

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June’s theme for the photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaablog.com was anything goes.

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My fave cafe/restaurant Caffe 312 has Pistachio macaroons. This is quite possibly my favorite dessert.IMG_8729

Photo 2

I went to a wine tasting and I thought it started at 6 but it started at 6:30. While I waited for everything to get started, I took pictures. I like the way this turned out.

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Photo 3

We went hiking at Jones Gap State Park in South Carolina. The hike was about 3 miles round trip. The day was perfect weather for hiking. The trail was rocky but not too steep. Our group had 5 children (all under 10 years old) and they were able to do the hike for the most part without getting too tired.

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Photo 4

The local community theater performed Shrek the Musical. It was hilarious. I enjoyed myself immensely. The guy that played Donkey had the facial expressions down to such extent, I thought he was as good as the cartoon! The whole cast was great. It amazes me that there is so much talent in a town as small as ours.IMG_8952

Photo 5

The sunflowers that hubby planted have bloomed. They did not bloom as quickly as anticipated because there has not been that much rain.

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Visit Lil Hoo Haa blog  to check the other submissions to this month’s photo challenge. And go there tomorrow for July’s theme if you are thinking about doing next month’s challenge.

 

Photo Blogging #Challenge May 2015 theme: #Spring #photoblog

May 2015

May’s theme for the photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaablog.com was Spring.

I did a lot in the month of May. So again, the hardest part about this was deciding which pictures to use. Enjoy! I welcome your comments 🙂

Photo #1
Every May, there is a golf tournament that is held in our community. It is part of the Symentra tour and the ladies participate to be able to get a card on the LPGA tour. I volunteer for help because it is a fun event. Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to local non-profits that promote women’s health issues. I worked at the scoring tent and was able to meet the golfers as they were finishing their round. Since they were finished for the day, they were more relaxed and talked more freely.

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Photo #2
We went to Belize for a family reunion. My grandmother was born in Belize City and wanted us to get to know our extended family still living there. It was an awesome trip (future post about that). This is a view at the pool at our hotel Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. Great hotel! I enjoyed taking in some sun. When it got too hot, I would dip into the pool.  🙂

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Photo #3
My aunt and I went to Caye Caulker to go to the beach. This is a picture of sand on one of the tables that was at a restaurant. The table was in the water with an umbrella. We had our drinks while enjoying being in the water at the same time.  I really liked the color contrast of the sand and the table, so I took the picture.

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Photo #4
On Memorial day weekend, the hubs and I went camping. This trip was planned since January so that we could get the spot we wanted at the campground. We went fishing. This is the first time for me in the last 20 years. I could this little bugger. He ate my worm but was too small to keep. We threw him back.

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Photo #5
On the same camping trip, we went for a nature hike. This was one of the views we saw. The lake has only been in existence for about 40 years when the dam was built. The dead trees shown were there before the area was flooded and turned into a lake. I did not know that. Hubs explained the history. Random thought: I love the sky in this picture.

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BONUS picture!!!
This is a picture of our glowing campfire coals. I am mesmerized by hot coals because you can see the heat emanating from them. Plus, I want to touch even though I know it would burn my skin off.

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I had a fun month and cannot wait to see what June will bring 🙂

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Photo Blogging #Challenge April 2015 theme: #Family #friends #photoblog

April 2015

April’s theme for the photo blogging challenge hosted by http://hoohaablog.com was Friends and Family.

The hardest part about this was deciding which pictures to use. I love my friends and family. We are always doing things and taking pictures. I wanted to have fun and be different, so I did not go for the usual poses for the most part.

Photo #1
I attended a religous congregational gathering/party and the reason was “just because”. We ate, laughed, and enjoyed each other company. The children ran around outside, yelling and screaming, joyfully being kids. One of the friends in our congregation is a baker and made the cake in the picture. He decorated it to delight of the children. The inside was a 4-layered tres leches (three milks cake). I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but trust me it was good. So delish!

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Photo #2
Our wedding anniversary is in April. We celebrated four years. Hubby’s gift to me was this pendant from a jeweler we know. I have always wanted an initials pendant and this year I got one. I got hubby a tablet. He was just as pleased with his gift 🙂

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Photo #3
On our anniversary weekend, we went to Mayfield Dairy in Georgia. They are known for their yellow milk jugs (supposed to prevent vitamin loss in the milk). We took a tour and saw how milk is pasteurized, how chocolate milk is made, and how the jugs are filled and packaged to deliver to the stores. Afterwards, we had some delicious Mayfield ice cream. There were so many flavors to choose from. I chose butter pecan. I recommend going for a tour. It is inexpensive and interesting. If you have children, they will enjoy seeing how milk gets from the cow to the store.
1160 Broadway Ave —  Braselton, GA 30517  — 706-654-9180 | 888-298-0396

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Photo #4
My Nana wanted to go shopping for some new shoes. To put this into perspective, she is 92 years old. While she is quite mobile, she is legally blind. She lost most of her vision late in life and is not happy about it. The grumpiness manifests itself in many different ways, most often through her wisecracks. It makes every shopping trip so much fun. Plus, we entertain anyone within hearing distance. After trying on 15 pairs of shoes, she decided to buy these. She likes these because they do not look like  “old lady shoes”. I told her that she is at the age that she could wear old lady shoes. She disagreed.

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Photo #5
My work family had a team participating in the local Dancing with the Stars, a dance competition to benefit the non-profit organization Beyond Abuse (beyondabuse.info). I was on the team of dancers that enthusiastically performed our hearts out last Saturday night. Our team won the People Choice award and the award for most money raised by a team. The dance competition was enjoyable, but it was also fun to practice with work colleagues over the last few months to get ready for the event. We were happy to play a part in assisting the agency raise the funds they need to operate. I did not take a picture of our group but I was able to get a picture of some of the decor.

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I had a fun filled month and cannot wait to see what May will bring 🙂

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