Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sun Flare ( Week 16 of 52)

Today I'm sharing sun flare love. I actually haven't tried doing this with my DSLR. To be honest, I actually had no idea there was a name for this. 

(Of course you can find me at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Break! What Did You Do?

 So my mini me is on spring break this week. I’ve learned that preparing for this week makes for some pretty awesome stories to remember. Seeing how this is the second year in a row that we did not go on vacation during this week. I decided to create schedule for a few low cost things that we can do to have a great time. Seeing how I know my son like that back hand. I know he really expects to do something every day. What kid would want to stay in the house? Especially after the super cold winter we had this year.

So here’s what I did this time around. I created a list of places we can visit based on the specials that were going on this week. I didn’t create anything fancy. I created a list Monday-Friday. Looked up the weather and then looked up deals. For instance, our local movie theaters have $5.00 movies all day on Tuesday’s. So guess where we were on Tuesday? Yup, the movies, I also research Groupon and other similar sites. My son has requested to go to the mall. Seeing how a trip to the mall for him means more than just going to the mall…

I really wanted to bring him to New York this week. However, I’m trying to stay firm with my budget. (That’s one of the reason I checked the weather. I also, checked the weather to see what would be the perfect day this week to go out for ice cream. Seeing how it rained all day Monday and partial showers on Tuesday. Anywho, who did you do with your children during spring break. Any great tips?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Macro (Week 15 of 52) #project52

So I’m arriving super late to the Project 52 party. However, I’m super excited that I’m learning more about photography and I’m so happy that these ladies are taking the time to host this link up every week.

The mister purchased the carnations pictured for me and I just love them. I do not discriminate when it comes to flowers. I love them all! I was just discussing at a meeting yesterday that I look forward to one day picking flowers out of my garden and putting them into a vase.

Anywho, I will be linking up to the party below. Stop by and join me!!

(Of course you can find me at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Easter (Week 14 of 52) #Project52

This Easter was really low key. I wish I had the time to do an Easter egg hunt for my family like I did a couple of years ago… I knew my schedule would be a little hectic this weekend with my girls program on Friday and Saturday and Easter on Sunday. I opted this year to make my son an Easter Basket filled with treats from the dollar tree. Since he has braces, we have to avoid candy as much as possible. I filled his basket with books, crossword puzzles, cotton candy and chocolate.  Easter Morning, I made the mister and me simple breakfast which included cheese grits, cheesy eggs, and waffles. 
Anywho, how was your Easter?

(I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CanvasPop #Review

Since 2009, CanvasPop has been obsessed with one thing: providing customers with the highest quality canvas photo prints anywhere.

I was gorgeously provided with the opportunity to review a product from CanvasPop. I am still excited about this opportunity. For those who don’t know, I love all things photography. One of the hardest parts about selecting a product from a site that you adore is selecting one item. Once I narrowed down my selection process. I was torn with choosing a picture from my daughters sweet sixteen or the mister’s graduation. Both events happened last year, and they were two major milestones in our life.

I ended up selecting the mister’s graduation picture. This is the only recent semi family picture we have (I was the one taking the picture, LOL)

I love how CanvasPop kept me informed through the entire process. I also love how they do not start the process until you actually approve the digital preview (how cool is that?!).

Before I knew it, I was receiving notification that my canvas was shipped, and boy was I on the lookout for my package.  (The tracking number they provided really came in handy.)

I was pleasantly surprised at how fast my canvas arrived, in addition to the quality of the canvas. I love how CanvasPop offers 100% love guarantee.  How cool is that?

I am truly in love with our canvas. I feel as if we have a piece of art on the wall and not just a picture. The dimensions go so well in our space, and my family loves it too.

With wedding season right around the corner, this would make the perfect wedding and/or bridal shower gift. (Don’t forget about anniversaries, baby showers, graduations, and most importantly your home or office)

PS: I do plan on telling everyone I know about how awesome CanvasPop is! Thank me later!!

Thanks again CanvasPop for this amazing opportunity!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring (Week 13 of 52) #Project52


Not really, however, Friday was the warmest it has been all year in my state. This could not have come at a better time. I was able to capture my daughters track meet. ( unfortunately, I didn't have my camera on the right setting) anywho, the pictures came out great and we enjoyed the weather. 

(I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Friday, April 3, 2015

My Veggie Garden Plans

 I'm so excited about my garden this year. This past year my garden produced a lot of fresh veggies. 

This past week. I stopped at my local Homedepot and noticed that they were having a huge sale on potting and garden soil. In the past years that was a huge problem of mine running out of dirt. Dirts not cheap and these bad boys were on sale for under $3.00. 

The bags of soil were still frozen together thus me not being able to purchase any that day. A nice gentleman at the store told me to come back later in the week. 

Me being me, I knew that their was a huge chance that I would miss out on this great bargain. 

Well while running arrands on Friday. I decided to stop by the same Home Depot and to my surprise. Just like the gentleman stated earlier in the week, there would be plenty left.  

I was also really excited because I had no idea that the soil was miracle grow brand and it was organic soil as well for under $3 for that size bag. I wanted to purchase at least ten. I spoke to the mister earlier in the week and I told him that I would get 4 or 6 bags. ( He Wasn't having me coming home with ten bags )

In the past I found soil on clearance at target the season prior and was able to store it in my garage and I still had to purchase more...

So I'm excited about the option to plant more veggies. It feels as if I'm in the store several times a week purchasing my staple items (peppers, tomatoes, onions, avocados) and I'm so over it. I love just being able to go in my back yard and grab whatever I need. 

I even have the mister excited about the garden this year. 

I plan on planting:
Green beans (new)
Potatoes (new) 
Cucumbers ( new) 
Spinach (new) 
Lettuce (not new but never grows) 

I also plain on trying miracle grow pods. I've heard rave reviews about this product. 

I do plain on purchasing plants as well and attempting again to  plant my own seeds.