**Please bear with me....this is a brand new blog I'm setting up for my photgraphy and 365 project. I'm still working on the site. You can also visit me on my blog TidyMom.net and on Flickr

Monday, August 2, 2010

{Random Acts of Kindness} I Heart Faces

Random Act of Kindness

Back in May, my TidyMom blog was nominated over at i am mommy for "Best Overall Blog"... and I won!!

As a prize, Amanda sent me $50 cash!

I had promised use the $50 spending a day performing Random Acts of Kindness and thought it would be fun to do when Bridget of Bake at 350 came to visit.

Friday we spent part of our afternoon paying for people's groceries and lunch. It was fun and felt good! People were genuinely surprised, shocked, even embarrassed, but very grateful!!

You can see more about this and the other things Bridget and I did during her visit to St. Louis.

I Heart Faces is featuring a wonderful charity called Inspiration Through Art (Littlest Heroes Project) this week.

It's a charity that centers around Professional Photographers taking photos for families with children who are suffering from any type of serious illness.


I would love to hear if you do something to give back!

**Don't miss the HUGE giveaway ($300 value) over on my TidyMom blog this week!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blackberries {198/365}

July 17, 2010 (198/365)

July 17, 2010 (198/365)

Steve stopped at a farmers market and brought home a bunch of fruit, including these yummy black berries and corn on the cob....yum!

I'm linking this shot up at

Sweet Shot Day

Thursday, July 15, 2010


July 15, 2010 (196/365)

July 15, 2010 (196/365)

Heather's friend Jessie spent the night, when she saw my aprons hanging in the kitchen, she decided they needed to put them on and bake something! lol So they made Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies - YUM! recipe here

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


July 14, 2010 (195/365)

July 14, 2010 (195/365)

I'm still trying to catch up around here, and I never got my camera out today....but I'm thinking about how I WISH we were still on the beach in Chicago!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


July 13, 2010 (194/365)

July 13, 2010 (194/365)

my new baby

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chicago Trip! {365}

July 9, 2010 (191/365)

July 9, 2010 (191/365)

We boarded an Amtrack train today heades to Chicago (5.5 hrs) it was our frist time riding a train.
We really enjoyed it! Better than driving and MUCH cheaper than flying.
There was a snack car. You could get up, move around, go to the bathroom, buy snacks, there were tables in the snack car, so we sat in there and played cards some. There were electrical outlets at our seats, so we were able to charge and power our electronics, our Verizon netbook got service, so we were able to get online.......a very enjoyable way to travel.- would definitely do it again!

You can see all of the pictures from our trip here www.flickr.com/photos/tidymom/sets/72157624364722577/

July 10, 2010 (191/365)

July 10, 2010 (191/365)

Today is Allison's 14th birthday! We celebrated with a full day in Chicago, ending with a fireworks cruise/tour. You can see all of our pictures from Chicago (unedited) here

We found a great spot to stop and taking pictures before our boat tour - I love this shot of my girls!

I used Amanda Padgett's Deep Clean action and Eye Tricks action

July 11, 2010 (192/365)

July 11, 2010 (192/365)

Shopping in Chicago.....she spent most of her birthday money in one store...Coach.

We stopped at this great spot on Lake Michigan where all of these boats were "parked" on our walk from Shedd Aquarium to Buckingham Fountain.

Edited with Amanda Padgett's Deep Clean, and AMP's Double Dutch action, then resized for Web with Coffee Shops Web Frame It

July 12, 2010 (193/365)
July 12, 2010 (193/365)

Goodbye Chicago......we had FUN and will greatly miss you!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010 (189/365)

July 8, 2010 (189/365)

We are headed to Chicago tomorrow morning, and will not be home for Allison's 14th birthday.....so we had a small birthday cake to celebrate with Dad and Mama since they won't be with her on her birthday Saturday.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 1 thru July 7, 2010

July 1, 2010 (182/365)

July 1, 2010 (182/365)

Big Twilight fans here!......the girls saw eclipse at midnight on June 30th and then went again with me tonight!

July 2, 2010 (183/365)

July 2, 2010 (183/365)

at the log home for the holiday weekend! LOVE the sun I caughter in this picture!

I have been SOO busy this first week+ of July...my 365 pictures are a mess. I'm trying to catch up a bit today, because we are leaving for out of town again tomorrow.

July 3, 2010 (184/365)

July 3, 2010 (184/365)

THIS is why the kids LOVE coming to the log home. This year there was 20 of us....and 12 were kids, they're all teens and up now.....they would SLEEP on these things if they could!

July 4, 2010 (185/365)

July 4, 2010 (185/365)

The guys did a fantastic job with our own fireworks show!

July 5, 2010 (186/365)

July 5, 2010 (186/365)

More log home/4th of July weekend fun....hanging on Jackie & Larry's porch.

July 6, 2010 (187/365)
July 6, 2010 (187/365)

I've been terrible about keeping up with my pictures this week - we are headed out of town on friday and I've just been too busy to think about it.
I snapped this picture of Heather, while her and Allison sat on the stairs talking about what they're going to pack!

July 7, 2010 (188/365)

July 7, 2010 (188/365)

Worked most of the evening making notes I'll need for our trip. Found a GREAT site that helps you figure taxi fare taxifarefinder.com LOVE this site!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 2010 {Mosaic}

June 2010 365 Mosaic

Monday, May 31, 2010

May 2010 {Mosaic}

May 2010 365 Mosaic

Friday, April 30, 2010

April 2010 {Mosaic}

April 2010 {365}

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 2010 {Mosaic}

March 2010 {365}

Sunday, February 28, 2010

February 2010 {Mosaic}

February 2010 {365}

Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 2010 {Mosaic}

January 2010 {365}

Friday, January 1, 2010

A picture a day in 2010

I plan to use this blog for my 365 project, as well as other pictures I take along the way.

I wold like this to be a place where I can grow,learn and share.

I actually started my 365 on January 1, 2010, and have been uploading them on flickr. Since I did not get this blog set up until July, I will start off by just uploading my monthly mosaics for January thru June.

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