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?
I mentioned a while ago that my dad gave me his old SLR. I wanted to play around with film for a while so was overjoyed! I shot my first roll pretty quickly (in a matter of days, I mean) because I was so anxious to see how they turned out. I got that roll back pretty quickly, but it’s taken me this long to get proper scans to share with you.
It was a bit nerve-wrecking but SO much fun. Film makes everything so important! I liked being nervous about how photos would turn out and enjoyed getting back prints of photos I had forgotten I’d taken. Mind you, I am entirely of the digital age and never so much as put a roll of film in a camera. I’m hooked now.
The beautiful Bass Performance Hall
This one is my favorite of the roll. I was nervous about these photos because I was using so much light, but they came out just as I wanted. I love the natural vignette! I used my zoom lens for the last two.
Not the most exciting roll of film, I know! Mostly little things around my house because I was anxious to see how they turned out. My next roll, I hope, will be more interesting!
In my last 365 post I mentioned I started a new job and also had a fight with food poisoning. The heat took an extra step in zapping me of my energy, so I found myself behind on the project. I really had no interest in picking up a camera and even less interest in sitting down to a computer to edit the photos. I didn’t even try to think of interpretations for the prompts.
But, finally, I am caught back up. I’m determined not to give up now that I’m getting closer to the end (December 31)!
This photo has absolutely nothing to do with the prompt. I was in a rut and just took a random photo that day.
14 July: Solution
How to relax after a busy day at work
16 July: Redesign
17 July: Two Roads
18 July: Illusion
I’ve lost quite a bit of weight recently, which my doctor is not happy about. I wore heavy clothes and boots to my last check-up to hide it. I am a little ashamed.
20 July: Weak
I know I don’t need anymore clothes, but it’s a serious weakness!
21 July: Obvoius
Bright pink post!
If this feels like a weird section of my Home Tour, just go with it, please. Bathrooms are small, and our three came together pretty easily (and quickly). They are the most “done” rooms in the house, really!
This bathroom is located upstairs between mine and Joseph’s offices, near the guest bedroom. As much as I would love a beautiful frilly shower curtain, I decided it needed to be somewhat masculine to make up for the purple bedroom. In the end, I’m very happy with it! I love the wall color especially and am glad I went as dark as I did.
This the half-bath off the living room.
This is actually Leonardo’s bathroom. And I don’t mean that he uses the litter box in here–he uses the toilet. He’s five years old and started doing this a few months ago with absolutely no training. If the bathroom door is closed or the toilet seat is down, he cries until we figure out the problem and fix it for him. I nearly had a heart attack the first time I walked in on him, but we’ve learned to appreciate it.
If you demand, I have photographic evidence. Â But with respect to Leonardo’s privacy, I will only post them in the comment section upon request.
You will have to forgive me for these photos; the powder room is small and difficult to photograph accurately, especially with the sharply-colored decorations I used.
This bathroom is found through double-doors in our bedroom. Towards the back left we have a room for the toilet (which, by the way, Leonardo does not use–he only likes the powder room), our walk-in closet, and a linen closet (the door to which is not pictured above).
Joseph’s grandmother gave us this antique shaving mirror a few months ago. It’s come in quite handy!
I am never buying applesauce again! I’ve always liked it but never had homemade until Joseph decided to make it on a whim a few weeks ago–I can’t believe we waited so long. Making your own is so easy and delicious. Plus, you know the ingredients are fresh and chemical-free!
Homemade Applesauce from Allrecipes.com
4 apples – peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.
Seriously, how easy is that? I’m laughing at myself for buying applesauce all these years.