Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Mmm beer.  Sometimes you need a good brew after a terrible terrible day.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I was in bed well on my way to Snoozeville when I shot up like a rocket!  My picture of the day!  I flipped on the lights, grabbed my camera, and rubbed the already-forming-goobers out of my eyes.  Ahoy.  Book in bed.  One of life's greatest treasures.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


My little muse, Lillian, at my co-workers wedding.  She's such a gorgeous doll.  
My co-workers know how to produce cutey patooties.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


When I started this project, I wanted to do a self portrait on the 26th of each month (I was born on the 26th so I love the 26th).  Since I'm coming off being sick, I look like hell and don't feel like putting in any effort to take a internet worthy photo...sorry.  So instead you get my favorite feature on me, as well as my favorite feature on others....the eyes.  I've always loved drawing eyes, and notice someone's eye color immediately.  They're so unique.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Last night's bookworm charm photo inspired some work on my charm bracelet. I've had 4 charms that I haven't been able to attach to my bracelet for over 4 years.  With some genius ideas assisting me and a little help, they're all on.  This is the one productive thing I've done today while home sick.  Other than drink lots of Gatorade.

  • Snowflake
  • Mickey Mouse ears
  • Di
  • Feather
  • Book Worm
  • Graduation Cap
  • Mardi Gras mask
  • Mickey Mouse
  • 4 leaf clover

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Very uninspired to take a photo today, so just grabbed some random things off of my coffee table.  What, you mean you don't have random book worm charms and scrabble pieces to use as a background?  Huh....that's weird....

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Home, Home on the Range.  
I was home for the weekend. My parents' house is surrounded on all sides by corn (and is in town).  Impressive.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010


This is the book that I should've been studying all summer long.  Hmmm.... ooops!  Mr. Alien is indicating how much I have let to learn.  ;)  Thanks duder.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I only let myself enjoy a Starbucks beverage once every week or every other week (gotta be budget conscious you know?).  I make sure to get it on days that I really need it because it's guaranteed to put me in a great mood.  To top it all off, they spelled my name right!  No one ever spells my name right.  Because of this it was picture worthy.  Along with my messy desk.  If you look closely, you'll see race finishing times and splits on sticky notes on my monitor.  Motivation yo. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


In light of today's drama in the state to the east, just wanted to throw out a tribute to my boys.  
Go Pack Go.

Edited to add:  If you haven't seen this commercial yet, please do.  I was just told that my obsessive Packers-ness (yes that's a word) reminds the boy of it.  And it's hilarious.

Sorry it's crappy quality, and double sorry that I'm too lazy to embed the video.

Monday, August 16, 2010


What this photo should be of:  a doe and her fawn munching some trees no more than 25 feet away from me.  Since I opted against carrying my camera on my run tonight...

Instead you get:  one of my favorite moscatos (yes in a red wine glass, don't judge) perched on the book I was *oh so excited* to get from the library today How to Photograph Absolutely Everything.  I'm a reader so it only makes sense that I would want to learn via book and trial and error.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I used to love love love sunflowers as a little girl.  On my bike ride tonight, I had to stop and snap this one that was smiling in the sun.  Sidenote:  I thought the heads of sunflowers followed the sun?  There were many that were facing away from it.  Random.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010


After attending the Spill Canvas/Lifehouse concert at the fair (uh loved btw), I had to snap a picture of the ferris wheel.  After a couple of attempts on the auto setting, tried on the fireworks setting and this is what I came up with.  I kind of really love it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010



We had a crazy storm this afternoon, and storms always produce the most amazing sunsets.  I was literally speeding home from work as the sun was setting because I wanted to get a shot.  Then I had to run around to different parking lots to get a decent angle.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I wasn't feeling particularly inspired today, so you get a glimpse at my yoga workout.  Where as I thought this would be the "easy" way out, I ended up spending a ton of time working with my self timer and getting the camera propped just right, so my leg/arms/head weren't cut off.
3-legged downward facing dog

Monday, August 9, 2010


Love this girl. Part of my inspiration to try my hand at photography has been Miss Kathryn.  She suggested we do a mini library inspired photo shoot for practice.  She's mond-o gorg-o so it was almost impossible to pick only one picture, but I think this is my fave.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010


This weekend brought me back to my college days.  Keystone case as a laptop desk?  Why not.  Photo Credit to Miss Alyssa.  :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Took my camera on my run tonight.  Snagged this gem as the sun was starting to set.  I run across this bridge all the time and it signals one mile to go in my favorite half marathon every fall.


On occasion I eat really healthy.  On other occasions I dress like a girl.  On the rarest of rare occasions these two combine and you find me in an adorable polka dotted skirt with a spinach and romaine salad, with avocado, carrots, feta and lemon poppy seed dressing.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


There were plans to hold a candlelight vigil for Brett Favre's retirement.  Since there still isn't an official announcement, movie by candlelight was the replacement.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Mmmm snack time.  I spent my entire bike ride dreaming about my Toy Story 3 fruit snacks (this is normal behavior for an adult, I assure you).  I have a habit of eating an entire box in one day (also normal behavior for an adult).  This was my last package.  Single tear.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Caught the sun peeking through the trees before my long run.