Sharing Meals

There’s something about sharing meals that brings people closer together. Whether you’re in someones’ home, hosting a gathering, or dining out with someone special…it’s good for the soul.

Photos taken on my Pentax K1000.

#30dayphoto : Day 5

It’s like a variety show up in here today! Every five days throughout this #30dayphoto challenge, there will be a “whatever you want” theme which allows participants to take a break from any type of guideline. Meet the submitters:

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Which photos are you favorite? I definitely encourage compliments here even if it’s not a contest by any means.

Don’t forget: tomorrow’s challenge needs to be submitted by 9am EST. The challenge is to take a photo from a low angle. Be sure to pass along the information, anyone can join the challenge at any point! You can submit them here on my blog or through the Flickr group.

#30dayphoto : Day 4

Day 4! From a high angle. I love the different heights in which these were taken. And the city aerial shots are gorgeous! Check out the submitters:

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Tomorrow’s challenge: ANYTHING YOU WANT! Can’t wait to see the variation! Submissions accepted until 12pm EST since it’s Labor Day.

#30dayphoto : Day 3

Whew! 33 photos for day 3 and they’re all amazing. As the challenge continues, it will be interesting to start noticing each person’s style. I seriously am amazed as the email submissions start coming in during the day. Below are links to those who submitted:

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I’ve decided to extend the deadline for photos on the weekends. This girl likes to sleep and I’m sure some of you would like to get some shots in real time during the weekend. On the weekends, the deadline is extended until 12pm EST. For those who celebrate Labor Day this Monday (September 5), that counts as a weekend. After that, it applies to Saturday and Sunday morning. I hope that helps. You guys were rock stars with the early deadline today.

Tomorrow’s challenge: from a high angle. Can’t wait to see your shots!

Camelot Cellars

Last week I was able to enjoy a quiet wine tasting at Camelot Cellars here in Columbus, Ohio. To say it was enjoyable would be an understatement. Not only did I learn SO much about red wine but I had a great time talking to Janine (the owner) and soaking up their newly renovated space. Isn’t it gorgeous??

Photos taken on my Pentax K1000, Fujifilm Pro 160C

#30dayphoto : Day 2

Today’s challenge: take a photo of what you wore! I loved seeing how each photo varied in style and composition. I had 25 submissions (besides mine) and I challenge anyone to jump on the band wagon at any time!

After Day 1 submissions, a lot of you were interested in who the other 24 pretty faces were! So here you go! Each photo is numbered and below, you can visit each number and get to know who the photographer is! I didn’t include names in case some wanted to stay under the radar (the first photo will always be mine). Leave a comment if you want your link included because I probably just didn’t have it. Also let me know if there are any typos.

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Tomorrow’s challenge: your favorite place. If you do submit through my uploader, include a blog/site that I can link to (just include it in the message area). I will keep your websites saved so you only need to do this ONE TIME and if I’ve already linked to you in this post, don’t worry about doing this.

Submissions run until tomorrow at 9am!

#30dayphoto : Day 1

I’m seriously blown away at the talent + beauty of these photos! I had 25 submissions and I adore each one. Some of you included funny comments and information about your photos. I would LOVE for you to share things like that so if you want, you can join this Flickr group and upload your photo + description. Totally up to you! I’ll also be creating a Facebook album through my fan page with submissions so feel free to like my page and share the album with friends. It should be up later tonight.

Tomorrow’s photo challenge: what you wore! Upload them by 9am EST on September 2nd.

Farewell August

I always get a little sad when August comes to an end. In the Midwest, that means autumn is on its way (which is great) but autumn never stays long enough. Winter…well…winter overstays its welcome and makes you dream of summer. Rooftop pools, Jeni’s summer flavors, and weekend cookouts are coming to an end and I’m a bit bummed out. What’s your favorite season?

PS: If you want your first 30 Day Photo Challenge photo to be posted here on my blog tomorrow, make sure you submit it by 9am tomorrow morning! Perhaps take the photo today and start the challenge a day early? Then maybe you won’t feel so rushed. I’m so excited!

The Handwritten Letter Project

I stumbled across this book/project awhile ago and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since. I tweeted about wanting to write letters to those I care about during the month of September. Obviously, I’ll be a bit busy with The 30 Day Photo Challenge (WHICH STARTS TOMORROW!) but I’m thinking that it may work in October. I could even document it in some sort of fun way. Hmmmm. So many ideas! Plus, I have so much awesome stationery + I’m always looking for an excuse to buy more.

PS: Feel free to start uploading your photo for DAY 1 (a photo of yourself) at any time. Submissions are cut off at 9am the day OF. I suggest starting the challenge today if you want people to see your photos/progress as the month goes on. I’M EXCITED!

A Weekend with The Cooks

We spent a fabulous weekend in Indianapolis with The Cooks (Megan and Josh). I capitalize “The Cooks” because they’re kind of a big deal. When they’re not working on their amazing house, designing at their jobs, playing with their adorable pups, or involved in AIGA…they’re blogging over here! We spent the weekend talking, laughing, watching our hilarious dogs play, and roasting marshmallows.

Thank you Cooks for a lovely weekend and I can’t wait to see you again!