Thursday, January 28, 2010

You Capture: Color

The You Capture challenge this week was color. Color in January is almost unheard of in Ontario. It's so bleak and just plain old blah! So I ended up just snapping some quick shots of colorful things in our house. Of course, I was in a rush, so they aren't even interesting items. :)

My daughter's netbook case. Pink is a favorite color amongst the 12yr old set.

Red is our accent color in our living room. This little display item sits on our bookshelf. It's simple, yet appealing.

And that's it. That's all I've got this week. It's been one of those weeks at our house where it seems like there is so much to do and no time to do it.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

You Capture: Love Around Your House

This week's challenge for You Capture is Love Around Your House. Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry asks "What you love, what fills you with joy..."

Obviously many things in my house bring me joy. On the top of that list is my family. But they are all gone at the moment. But I was able to find a couple other things that I love and make me happy.

This is Tucker, our beloved nearly 10year old Labrador Retriever. He is starting to show his age by sleeping the day away. He loves nothing more than to steal Brendan's leather gloves and chew them. Which makes Brendan very happy, as I'm sure you can imagine. He is amazing with our kids and always has been. The gray adds a bit of a distinguished look, don't you think?? Just look at those eyes! I think he was pleading with me to just leave him be so he could go sleep in the sun!

And these dishes. They make me happy, as silly as it sounds. I just love the colors. The lemongrass and cobalt on the bottom are my most favorite of the colors. I bought four place settings while on vacation this past summer. I'm hoping to build the collection each time I'm in the States. They are not sold here in Canada. Boo Hiss.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

You Capture: Your Winter

My winter is bitter cold at times. Like this weekend. So cold it makes the inside of your nose freeze as soon as you step outside. Unfortunately we do not have mountains of snow yet this winter. And under the snow we do have is ice. So even if it weren`t so bitter, fun sledding pictures are out due to poor snow conditions. ha! So I stayed indoors for my shots of my winter.

Boots are required for winters in Ontario. They keep my feet nice and toasty as I sit in the hockey arena watching Cameron play. (Vintage action used courtesy of The Pioneer Woman Actions.)

I was never a big tea drinker before I moved to Canada. But now, I enjoy a nice cup of tea on cold days. And yes that is a Cookie Monster mug. :) It`s one of my favorites!

And board games! My kids love board games and we break them out in the winter. Currently, Cameron and I are trying to take over the world together. Although, he does keep switching teams. Traitor. This game of Risk has been going on for two weeks now. One day, I will conquer the world!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

You Capture: Year In Review

You Capture is back for the New Year! This week's challenge is Year In Review- posting your favorite pictures of 09. Here are just a few of my favorite photos. As I looked through all my photos from 09, I was reminded that it was a good year. :)

Cameron being cheesey.

Kelsey looking older than she should. Why do kids have to grow up on us?

My sweet sweet baby niece, Brooke. Isn't she adorable?

This horse has a name, I just do not know it.

I love this shot of Abe from our trip to DC.

Kelsey pulling a face on the carousel in Central Park on our trip to NYC.

Cameron running along the rocks in Central Park in NYC.

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