A Few of my Favorite Things

Hello!

This post will be answering a few ‘about me’ questions. Most of it is just in regards to a few things I like or use. If y’all would like, answer the questions for yourselves in the comments! That would be fun…

Question #1. What is your favorite flower?

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Answer: Hydrangeas. 

 

Question #2. What is currently your favorite kind of tea (substitute for beverage if you don’t like tea)?

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Answer: Hibuscus Ginger Organic tea, by Tao of Life. 

Question #3. A favorite beauty product?

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Answer: Maybelline New York, The Colossal Volum Express mascara. 

 

Question #4. Apples or oranges?

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Answer: I love apples! Especially sweet, crunchy, organic ones 😀 . 

 

Question #5. One book you read recently that you would highly recommend?

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Answer: Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen. This book kept me on my toes. And frustrated! 😉

 

Question #6. What is something you baked recently that turned out?

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Answer: Gluten-free biscuits. Laugh all you like, people. I am gluten-free and thoroughly enjoy finding new things to try. They may not be those lovely fluffy southern thingys y’all are used to…but they still taste good!

 

Question #7. One book you read as a younger kid and still love?

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Answer: Keeping Holiday, by Starr Meade. I love this book so much! It’s a great read, and we read it when I as younger as an ‘out-loud’ family book. It’s clean, religious, and is a somewhat ‘allegory’ novel. 

 

Question #8. What are your favorite therapeutic products?

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Answer: Essential oils! I love Edens gardens for our diffuser, and Doterra for putting in mint chip ice cream 😀 . 

 

 

Question #9. Show one photo you recently took that you like?

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Dogwoods!

Little announcement~My next post will be a writing post, on…WRITER’S BLOCK! Because I haven’t done a post on writing in a little while. Also, my writing blog is going to be doing a fun little post. I will use two writing prompts to begin a fun little story. It’s not up yet, but when it is–you can check it out here: http://midnightwriter2000.blogspot.com/

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Vacation|Part Two| 11/3

Welcome to part two of my vacation posts!

Vacation| Part Two| 11/3 

This post covers the happenings of day two (part two) which happened November the 3rd.

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Pretty much the first thing I did on 11/3 after having lunch, was to head out to snap some photos of the marigolds in our relatives’ front yard. It was a great opportunity and I love marigolds!
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BTW I am only posting my least favorite marigold pictures. My most favorite are getting posted on Lucillian Photography.

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Then right after I took those photos, our cousins Steven, Theo, and Emmett came over. They played games with my siblings…

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N. tried to put the kiddie hoop back up, but he had trouble all by himself.
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So E. came to lend a helping hand…but…
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Sometimes, it takes more than one to get the job done 🙂 !
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Sometimes when a set of little, determined feet get at the ball and run with it…it’s best not to try to take it. 🙂
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See what I mean? Those little guys never give up! It’s like Smeagol with his ‘precious’… 🙂 .

Later in the day I spent some time down by the lake. I enjoyed taking some photos of it…and the flowers and shells, of course.

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If you click on this photo, it will send you off to the Boone Lake post on Lucillian Photography. That post contains the lake photos from several different days though. I’ll just skip to some shell/flower photos next.

 

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Hand and feet prints are always something I have been rather fascinated with. I always like impressions, and things of that kind.
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This is just a quick photo of the lake–which I’m posting here because I decided not to post it on Lucillian Photography. I try not to reuse too many pictures.
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So I know that these are technically poke berries, but I prefer to call them ‘nightlock’. 🙂

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Then apparently I went a little crazy and started taking photos of all the beautiful flowers around the property. I’m going to go easy on the pictures at this point because there’s another post on Lucillian Photography that I’m working on right now 🙂 .

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Then I grabbed J. for a few fast photos. I don’t like the angle on this one, but the background is nice.
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And this is just a nice natural, earthy shot. I almost wanted to plop on the ground and have a nap in the grass. Almost 😉 . 
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And this one is just funny. 

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It’s amazing how quickly the sun sets after the golden hour now. It didn’t take long at all, and you could literally watch the sun set…

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And there was night.

~Emmaline

Mist & Water Droplets

Good afternoon!

I was so thrilled when I woke up and saw…a mist/fog! A thick mist, too. I ran out, stuff sticking to my bare feet- and snapped some quick photos. Then I was told to come upstairs to do yoga with Mom and H. I was literally begging the mist not to go away while I did yoga. And happily, the mist remained. I went out and took more pictures. And my feet were still bare, FYI 🙂 .

 

The first wave…

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There were many tiny little dew-touched webs all hidden in the grass. More to come later.

 

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Oh yes, I found quite a few interesting creatures inching their ways around. Here is my friend the snail 🙂 .

 

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There were so many webs around! In this picture you see webs on a leaf…

 

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Landscape of the fog…

 

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Notice the sun behind all the fog. I edited out the telephone wire, BTW.

 

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So, I hope this thing on landscapes in the fog didn’t bore you. In this picture I wanted to remove the telephone wires but found that it wasn’t working so well. This is my favorite. I guess I just don’t know how to remove those wires… 😦 . 

 

 

The second wave…

 

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Introducing you to the windmill. I haven’t shown this to you until now, but we have a ‘windmill’ in our yard. It’s little. In pictures it always looks (to me) like a guillotine. Creepiness, right? 🙂

 

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And now for a shocking burst of color. Just when your eyes were adjusted to the gray-blue landscape fog stuff… 🙂 . 

 

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This is dedicated to the curious amongst us. If you’ve ever wondered what a rotted peach looks like, here you go!

 

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The final photo! I was just going past quietly when this poor guy jumped right into a spider’s web. It was kinda’ sad 😦 But it WAS a good photography opportunity. 

 

Well, I hope I didn’t bore you TOO severely. I actually think this was one of the shortest photoshoots I’ve ever done. But I also think I got the most pictures I’ve ever gotten out of this one. Haha…I didn’t even post ALL of the pictures. 😉

 

So, have any of you ever ventured into a supposedly ‘yucky’ day to take photos?

Do you enjoy when fog/ mists come?

Which of the pictures in each category (first wave, landscape, 2nd wave) is your favorite?

What kind of photography would you like to see more of?

 

p.s. Soon I’m going to post pictures I took on another photoshoot. That post will be 1,000 (just kidding) different views of mom’s engagement ring. I probably should’ve borrowed dad’s wedding ring too…but oh well.

 

~Emmaline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beauty of Fall

Good afternoon.

 

BRRR…it’s cold outside here today!

As many of you are probably aware…fall makes for some pretty amazing photos! Here is a quick sampling of my favorites from a new photo shoot I did today.

 

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What sort of things do you love most about fall?

Anyone have a wonderful warm beverage recommendation?

Has anyone been dabbling in fall photography?

What (in your opinion) is the most important thing to photograph in the fall?

What would you like to see more of on this blog? (survey to follow 🙂 ? )

 

~Emmaline

Birthday Crafts

Good afternoon!

For those of you who don’t know, I used to blog at a site I named ‘Crafty and Fun’. And as you may have guessed…that ship has sailed. But my love of crafting and creativity hasn’t. And so I am pleased to share what I made just recently for my dad’s birthday. A quick introduction though: One of the gifts I made stemmed off an idea I had for my upcoming etsy shop. The idea was (in my mind) grasping at straws. But it looked something like this:

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A ‘survivor’ mini model bed roll, already trying to roll up. So I snapped the pic. really fast.
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It literally, without any help… rolls up if there’s no pressure holding it down! It’s because of the tension on the strings.

Now, how does that relate to the gift I made dad? Well…it gave me the idea because of the twigs. Otherwise, it holds no relation to the gift for dad. But that’s how random my mind is. The slightest thing can trigger an idea (no matter how far out) in my brain. And that’s what happened here. So, I headed outside and brought in some twigs to make dad a coaster…

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Brown satin ribbon made good ‘binding’ for the coaster. I filled in the cracks with hot glue…and regretted it later– because the hot glue ends up so white it shows up way too much in pictures. I am now wishing I would of had some clear glue at my disposal. Or some wood putty. 😦

And then I got sidetracked and started snapping photos of my zinnia plant that just opened up…

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I told you I tend to be rather random. But now for part two of the gift. I made a card, and I also made a beaded bookmark. Sadly, I didn’t have the best beads at my disposal for this project…but I made do.

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A beaded bookmark…
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And everything else all together.

Hope y’all liked this post, as random as it was. Stay tuned for some fall pictures and also for something about a survivors shelter. “What?” you say? Better keep an eye open to see what I’m talking about. Till then, adieu!

 

Do you ever hand make gifts for people?

Do you like zinnias?

What are YOUR thoughts on all this fall weather? (thumbs up over here!! 🙂 )

 

 

~Emmaline