21 July: Sunlight

23 July: Annoying
I at first wasn’t sure how to feel about my birthday falling on the prompt “annoying.” Is that a serendipitous hit on my personality? I realized shortly, though, that it’s pretty fitting. I am incredibly annoying on my birthday. I use my “Birthday Week” to get out of doing anything I don’t want and also celebrate my Birthday Eve and Birthday Boxing Day. I don’t think it’s as self-centered as I make it sound here–I wish everyone would celebrate their birthdays just as much! It’s a fun day.
Oh and the gifts featured above, because I know you’re curious: an ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer, a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream recipe book, and diamond earrings (disguised in the large central box). And yes, that’s Leonardo you spot in the back eyeing my presents.

25 July: Forever
I go through phases of wearing my grandmother’s old wedding ring. It pains me to see a symbol of so many happy years of marriage hidden in a closet, so I pull it out. The ring is a size 4 and doesn’t fit anyone else I know, so my grandmother gave it to me when I got married. It has no use for her since she’s remarried, so I consider it my duty to keep it alive.

26 July: Spiral

27 July: “Can you hear me?”
The universe makes me so small.

29 July: Robot
Magical, wonderful machine.

30 July: Fur
I like that this week’s pictures features gifts from each of my grandmothers: this vintage coat was given to me many years ago by my paternal grandmother.

31 July: Yellow
I haven’t mentioned my Anthropologie obsession here. It’s bad.

My favorite photo from this week was “sunlight.” What about yours?


  1. First of all, happy belated birthday!!! And speaking of birthdays, celebrating birthdays is a good thing. Statistics show the the people who have the most live the longest. =P (Sorry, I couldn’t help it.)

    Second, my favorite photo is also sunlight, but forever comes in a close second!

  2. love this! :) hope your birthday week was fantastic! forever was my favorite. did you create the list of prompts or did you find it somewhere? i think it’s wonderful!

  3. I love these. I especially love that ring. And I’d shop at Anthropologie if I had the money to. I’m obsessed with their clothes.

  4. It’s an absolutely gorgeous ring! Love that you give it life!

    And I love the light on the flowers in the first photo…

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