Hello friends! I am joining Amanda at Running with Spoons for her “Thursdays are for…Thinking Out Loud” series. What’s in it for me? A brain dump. What’s in it for you? Total randomness! Enjoy!
Mother’s Day 2014. Another year away from my momma…but that’s ok…because we talk at least once a day!!! We’re even closer now, as adults, than we were back when I was a wee lil’ thing… XOXO – Love you, Mom! And a shout out to my awesome mother-in-law!!! We love you!!
Cowboy Boots. This weekend the hubby and I went shopping for Stampede – and that’s right friends – I bought my first pair of real cowboy boots. (And they’re made in Canada!!!) The hubby has a pair of Texas boots….so I was needing some fun boots to wear for the two weeks of Rodeo fun! Some friends recommended we try Lammle’s…and it did not disappoint!
Weirdest Internet Moment. I quickly typed in Google.com and hit enter and as I was leaving my desk for a cup of coffee. When I came back, this was on my screen – Search Results for “Gog and Magog”. Totally random….considering I never search via Yahoo! and I must have only typed in “gog” before hitting enter. Definitely random!
Oil Pulling Fail. So I have been seeing LOTS of talk about Oil Pulling…and loved the article from Amanda on Oil Pulling 101…so I thought I would give it a try. I bought a jar of organic Coconut Oil – helped myself to a *small* tablespoon of oil – and within 10 seconds BARELY made it to the trashcan where I violently spit it out. Yes…oil streaks on the wall were a nice touch. If you remember….I have a very nice lil’ quirk with certain *textures* of food in my mouth…and for some reason….the consistency of the oil going from mush to liquid quite literally made me gag. Hmm. I would like to try it again…perhaps with 1/2 a teasoon…and see if I can’t just get over it….*sigh*.
Blogger Love. I won a Starbucks gift card in Amalia’s giveaway a few weeks back – and received the card in the mail Tuesday morning. Woot-woot!!! And her hand-written note made my day – “…have a maple or caramel macchiato on me.” #BloggerLove #Canada.
Photography 101 Article. I read this article (HERE) from Wordpress last week, and am completely loving their advice on how to take a better picture. Example 1: Rule of Thirds. When looking through your camera, visualize the scene before you with a grid consisting of two vertical and two horizontal lines, similar to a tic-tac-toe pattern, placed over it. Place the main subject of your photo on one of the points where the vertical and horizontal lines intersect. Example 2: Leading Lines. Leading lines, whether intentional or accidental or man-made or natural, draw your eye through a photograph. Example 3: “S” Curves. Curves, which may resemble the lines of the letter “S,” can be subtle or pronounced Example 4: Foreground – Middle – Background. Think about a photograph’s composition as having foreground, middle, and background elements. For example, when looking for foreground elements in the front part of your image, consider an object as simple as a large rock. Check out the photos below – hopefully they give you some inspiration to go out and take your own photo today!
My pic of the day!
BIG Kitty Kisses. I am LOVING this lil’ video clip that the hubby sent me Tuesday morning (<– the man knows the way to my heart!) !!!
What’s on your mind?