June in my corner of the world

This is the sixth month of a year-long blog circle I am participating in with about a dozen women from around the world… at the end of the post is  a link to the next blog and a view of their world in June.
Should you complete the circle you will come back to my blog again…

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June has come and gone like a flash.
Days have gotten warmer, but not too bad yet this year.

Abby had her very first dance recital.  Her and I used rehearsal day to sneak a few artsy shots in.
She did so beautifully and lite up on stage…

We live about an hour from the beach so this summer with include lots of day and weekend beach trips….
Many weekends have been rainy but we found one to squeeze in – so far…

And we have spent lots of time outdoors – enjoying the sun…  and finding “baby berries”

Thank for checking me out this month!  Please continue through the circle by visiting Justine Knight  and see what her corner of the world looks like for June!

may in my corner of the world

This is the fifth month of a year-long blog circle I am participating in with about a dozen women from around the world… at the end of the post is  a link to the next blog and a view of their world in May.
Should you complete the circle you will come back to my blog again…

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This month has really picked up… school shows & weekend day trips being a few things filling our calendar.
Almost too busy. Not much time to sit still and be us.  I am looking towards June and the quiet and fun it will hopefully bring.

I have been working on a special new project, so I’ve been a bit quiet while keeping my head down and working lots.
More information on this to follow in the next few weeks:)

Here is Abby’s preschool show… to the tune of “Oh Susanna”
She did not preform for the last act with the rest of her class.  Tears began and she stepped down.
She was concerned because they mentioned “Water Ice” (what our corner of the world calls “Italian Ice”) and she didn’t know if she would like it or not.
It was plaguing her through the whole performance.

We took a tour of Lancaster on the Strasburg Railroad after a picnic lunch.  Owen was mesmerized!

And even in the busy midst of my writing and deadlines I still had time to develop a new personal project… Taking macro images of the kids….

Thank for checking me out this month! Visit my friend Jaime Profeta to continue on May’s Blog Circle.

april in my corner of the world

This is the fourth month of a year-long blog circle I am participating in with about a dozen women from around the world… at the end of the post is  a link to the next blog and a view of their world in April.
Should you complete the circle you will come back to my blog again…

What a change April brought to us…

The weather is warmer
The colors are popping from the ground
The Earth, again, has begun to grow once more
Life exists outdoors instead of in…

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My husband and I also had the pleasure of a 5 day trip to ourselves.
This was the first time we have been alone for more than 1 night since we had kids…
For two days, I took a photography workshop and the other three we spent traveling southern California’s coast…

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Please continue the circle to see what April looks like in other areas of our world.
Next up, please visit my friend, Rebecca Spencer, from Buckinghamshire, England for her take on “April In My Corner of the World”

joss

Expecting is pure magic.
The round of the belly, the feel of life inside, knowing that you are growing and creating by simply breathing.
The swell moves forward as you approach “the date”.
Your walk slows, your emotions heighten, the house seems to change.
The moment is coming.
You will never again, with each new child, be quite the same.
Forever your heart is entangled and shared with someone you barely know, but know so well…

Here is a post about  baby Joss, before and after her entrance to the world…

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march in my corner of the world….

This is the third month of a blog circle I am participating in with about a dozen women from around the world… at the end of the post is  a link to the next blog and a view of their world in March.
Should you complete the circle you will come back to my blog again…

March has been full of wanting to be outside.
Usually there are a few surprise warm days thrown into the otherwise chilly average temperatures, but this year it has been colder than cold.

This month’s post is about the day we visited the “Natural History Museum”  in Wilmington, Delaware.  It was a spur of the moment outing, as we had a free Saturday and  Abby has been asking questions about dinosaurs for awhile.

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Please continue the circle to see what March looks like in other areas of our world.
Next up, please visit my friend, Zemya Photography, a Bay Area Photographer,  for her take on “March In My Corner of the World”

my photo displays….

Today, I am going to show you my home and how I display photos.

In addition, I joined up with a group of fabulous photographer’s that are also graciously giving you a peek into their homes for you to see how they display their photos.

The hope is that some inspiration will come your (and my!) way and help you to display your photographs in a way that makes your heart sing!

(Sidenote: Please forgive the various hands, toys, & dogs that pop into these pictures- real life on a Sunday morning)

First up is my office area: 

On top of the shelves: 8×10 prints framed in 11×14 frames with mat’s
On the shelf: Mounted 10×10′s on easels
Over the couch: 20×30 Print in a 30×40 frame

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Albums (these live on the shelves)

First 3 pictures below: 10×10 Photographic Album with Pictures from our spring photo session with Pastel Photography last year
Final 4 pictures below: 12×12 Peel and Stick Album – I print 12×12 prints in a scrapbook style once every six months with family events

The Dining Room

2- 20×24 Gallery Wrap Canvases
2- 11×14 Prints in 11×14 Frames

The Kitchen

Various sizes, various pictures… it’s a work in progress.
It’s meant for my children’s art- and I recently cleaned them up and put fabric in all of the frames for a unified look.
(Ignore the hallway… my husband is painting it while I’m taking pictures…)

The Living Room

Above the Fireplace: 20×24 Print in a 24×28 Frame (custom size)
11×14 Gallery Wrap Canvas
5×5 Prints in the small frames

Above the Couch: Gallery Wrap Canvases in Sizes shown on first image

For more inspiration check out the home & displays of  Misty Dawn  of Misty Dawn Photography

February In My Corner of the World

This is the second month of a blog circle, I am participating in, with about a dozen women from around the world… at the end of the post is  a link to the next blog.
Should you complete the circle you will come back to my blog again…

Oh, February.  We are so ready to be outside again… so many small snow’s leaving just a dusting of whiteness.
The light is starting to sneak back during the evenings and the days are finally waking out of their darkness.
The buds have been poking through in the front bed of our home.

Abigail had her first Valentine’s Day party at school.
Together, we worked on ‘Shrinky Dink’ cards.  How she adored watching them shrink & flip in the oven.
Our entire beginning of February was dedicated to Valentines Day, and rightfully so, we showed our love for one another beautifully…

A short interview with Abby:

Q: Why is Valentine’s Day your favorite holiday?
A: Because… I get to write purple, red & pink hearts. Any kind of color. And that’s all- that’s why I love Valentine’s Day so much.

Q: Who is your Valentine?
A: My Valentine is my mommy.  Because she is my favorite person and I love her.

Q: Who is Owen’s Valentine?
A: I think it’s me- because I’m his big sister.  Wait… I think it’s you (mom).

Some quotes while making the Valentines:

“Mom, can I tie these ribbons on however I want?  I don’t  want to listen to rules.”
“This is not as easy as I thought it would be- I thought this was just coloring cards”

There was one day that touched 50 degrees…  We worked our way outdoors for a mere 20 minutes before we lost the sun.
Owen started walking in early December, I learned that, while he has mastered indoor walking, he does not have an affinity for outdoor walking just yet.
He also seems to have forgotten how to play outdoors, at all.  He certainly did not enjoy our short lived adventure… maybe soon?

Please continue the circle to see what February looks like in other areas of our world.
Next up, please visit my friend, Bay Area Photographer, Ava Hristova from Zemya Photography for her take on “February In My Corner of the World”

January in my corner of the world…

The new fresh year.
I love January.
January is my most cherished month.
Life simply slllooowwwsss.
A calmness in the air filled with very few social events, the rebuilding Earth, and time simply held for enjoying my family.
The Christmas presents are placed into their new homes, the decorations carefully packaged for next year.
Our home belongs to simpleness once again.

January also commences with new projects- one of which, is a new blog circle with a few of my talented friends, from around the world,
that I have come to know in the photography community.
There are about 14 of us, women, from London, Missouri, Washington, California Bay Area, Vancouver… to name a few
Some of these beautiful women are in business while some are hobbyists that document their lives.

What is a blog circle?
On the final day of each month I will be blogging a post entitled “(Month) in my corner of the world”.
This post will show what that particular month looks like & feels like in Wilmington, Delaware.
At the end of the post will be a link – this link will take you through a journey- to another blog
with one of my friend’s adventures through the month, and at the end of her post will be another link
to the next blog post.  If you were to continue, these posts would would end up again at my blog.

I hope you will take the visual journey and follow the circle of women throughout 2013!

Here is my first post… “January” In My Corner of the World

January in Wilmington can be unpredictable – most likely cold.
Snow is not a guarantee, but welcomed when it arrives.
Abigail was excited to help me and take a few pictures in our yard- to document the snow…
We aren’t sure if the snow will be visiting again… but there are two more months of possibility ahead

Please continue the circle…. visit my sweet friend & Andrea Devisser and her ‘Corner of the World’ in January