March 16, 2015

Photo-a-Day + Link-up | March {week two}

ONE | I was inspired by the early morning light flickering through the trees and by Lisa's photo last week.

TWO | Cooking breakfast in my favorite Le Creuset skillet.

THREE | Gold, glittery, magic happened.  It was awesome.

FOUR | My nieces came over to my house for the day.  We had a wonderful day, and they were such good girls, but yikes! they sure wiped me out!

FIVE | Little girl aftermath.  They loved making necklaces and playing with my miniature tea set. Loving the bokeh created by the pearl beads!

SIX | One drop of peppermint essential oil in a glass of water really helps to relieve my headaches!  It's also great for helping you to be more alert and energetic.

SEVEN | Lunch at Noodle Express with my sweetheart. :)

I feel like I say this all the time, but last week was insanely busy.  And insanely fun.  We're talking "spending hours in the shoe store with your friends trying on ridiculous high heels" fun.  And this week will be just about equally so as I finish preparations for Kellie's bridal shower.  It's going to be fabulous!

All that being said, I've decided to take a break from the photo-a-day posts and link-ups until April.
Sometimes, real life (and dishes, and cleaning, and party planning) demand your attention.  I think my creative juices will benefit from a break as well. *smile*

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Now it's your turn!  
Post your photo-a-day pictures on your blog, then share the link in the link-y below!

Link-up Rules:
Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin', or email - so you can keep updated on link-up info!
Include a link to my blog in your post.
Please link to your photo post, not your blog home page.
Most of all, have fun exploring and sharing the world around you through your camera lens!

Feel free to share your photo a day posts for each week in March in this link-y.
It will be open until April 3rd, and I'd love to see what you've been up to while I'm on my break.

I'll see you all in April!

March 7, 2015

Photo-a-Day + Link-up | March {week one}


ONE | One of my favorite things about this time of year - robin's eggs malted candies.

TWO | Finished up the crochet pattern I was working on.  That project was much more involved than I thought it would be.

THREE | Shipped on of the laptop sleeves to Australia this week!

And that's all there is...this week was insane and I didn't pick up my camera very often.

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Post your photo-a-day pictures on your blog, then share the link in the link-y below!

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Include a link to my blog in your post.
Please link to your photo post, not your blog home page.
Most of all, have fun exploring and sharing the world around you through your camera lens!

This link-y will be open until March 13th, so you have a whole week to get your post up and share your photos.

I hope you all were more faithful to take photos every day this week than I was!


March 4, 2015

Farewell Kim-sah

I've had my guard llama Kim-sah since I first began raising sheep in 2006.
And now, she's gone.

  I didn't realize how attached I'd become.  Llamas are generally standoffish, not very friendly.  And they spit, which doesn't make them something to cuddle with, at least in my book.  But I could count on her.  She had grown a bit cranky and more selfish in her old age, but she was always alert, on the job.  I'll miss seeing her standing out there, keeping a watchful eye on things.  I never lost a sheep to predators with her around.

Calvin will miss her, more than anyone.  She was his buddy, his friend...in his eyes, even if Kimmy didn't share his sentiments.  Hank found her last night because Calvin wouldn't eat until Hank followed him over to where she was.  That's what made me saddest, Calvin being so loyal to her.

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm going to miss having a llama around.  
I'm going to miss having Kimmy around.

Kimmy and Calvin in 2013 at mom and dad's place.


February 28, 2015

Photo-a-Day + Link-up | February {week four}

ONE | Hank took this last weekend.  I love fresh snow, so I was running around in it in my bare feet, being silly. *grin*

TWO | Cat nap.

THREE | Recently discovered how awesome this is in slow cooker recipes!

FOUR | The light was so pretty in the kitchen, and I love how my puppy sticks so close to me.  Example: she's laying right behind my chair as I type. *smile*

FIVE | My sweetheart brought me chocolate after I had a long (but wonderful) day on the Open Arms Mobile Clinic.

SIX | Working on getting pictures for my laptop sleeve pattern.

SEVEN, EIGHT, & NINE | Movie night at our house (we watched The Lego Movie) began with listening to records.



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Now it's your turn!  
Post your photo-a-day pictures on your blog, then share the link in the link-y below!

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Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin', or email - so you can keep updated on link-up info!
Include a link to my blog in your post.
Please link to your photo post, not your blog home page.
Most of all, have fun exploring and sharing the world around you through your camera lens!

This link-y will be open until March 6th, so you have a whole week to get your post up and share your photos.

What did you do this week?  I want to know!