Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Mid-Month Sponsor Love

Please take just a few minutes to check out some awesome shops, blogs, and products from my amazing sponsors!

 Why haven't I picked up a set of Edi's new pumpkin buttons yet? Too cute!

Angela of AngleAh
 I'm dying over Angela's little sailboat button necklace.

Valerie of additionsstyle
 Valerie's neutral bib necklace will take you straight through fall into winter.

 Are you crafting for Thanksgiving? Pick up some of Tiffany's cheerful turkey ribbon.

Kristen of Milo and Molly
 Kristen discusses making some important choices in her shop that apply to virtually anyone who runs a creative business.

Paige shares a great technique for decorating cute little pumpkins with glitter without making a mess.

I hope that you found some useful resources here today!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday is Caturday

Are you ready to start your weekend with an amazing round up of kitty pictures?

Clearly this spot was designed with kitties in mind.




Another great lunch helper moment.





Watching a Digital Photo Recommendations weekly pod cast with me.





What have your cats been up to lately?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

V is for (a New Take on) the VA Grounds

Are you ready for another round of Alphabe Thursday? Let's go!

Many of you who have been following my blog for the past few years know that I live in close proximity to the VA grounds in Milwaukee and wonder through them at least once a month. After three+ years of photographing virtually every aspect of the VA grounds, it can be challenging to do something different.

However, one thing that I had wanted to do for months is take my tripod and shoot some long exposures of the fountain with the VA buildings and Miller Park in the backdrop. I'm really glad that I made a little time for this shoot while the fountain is still on for the season. I'd still love to shoot this area at dusk, but this was a great start. Enjoy.










Check out what the other Alphabe Thursday participants posted for the letter V this week right here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Color Combination Inspiration, Round 1

Welcome to another round of color combination inspiration! I hope that you're able to find something here that sparks a new idea of some sort for your creative endeavors. As always, I've done my best to mix up the subjects that I feature. You can pull color combinations from any source for literally any type of creative project. Click on the photos to visit the original sources. Enjoy!

Kraft / Bright Colors repeat from Paige
http://www.poppypaperie.com/poppy_paperie/2013/07/bitty-banners-and-birthday-greetings-finale.html

http://www.marthastewart.com/287204/birthday-party-themes-for-adults/@center/905082/party-themes-and-ideas?lpgStart=1&currentslide=7&currentChapter=1#/286959
 
Royal Blue / Turquoise from Sharla
https://www.etsy.com/listing/126830079/malibu-blue-bouquet-bridal-bouquet-royal

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/sweetiecaketopper/5324378/royal_blue_turquoise_love_birds_wedding_cake_topper_ceramic_b00001/handmade/wedding/decorations/centerpieces

Coral / Navy from LeAnn
https://www.etsy.com/listing/86341154/pinkcoral-navy-and-grey-hexagon-blanket

https://www.etsy.com/listing/174017309/navy-coral-wall-art-artwork-custom-live
 
Purple / Gray from Edi
http://www.theyellowcapecod.com/p/room-makeovers_02.html

https://www.etsy.com/listing/167088199/light-purple-purple-gray-12-ft-circle
 
Lilac / Pale Green from Grace
http://www.alllacqueredup.com/2013/03/pinspirationail-fishtail-nails-manicure-loreal-versailles-romance-nail-polish.html

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cupcakepassion/6393694713/
  
Let's Keep It Going!
What color combinations are you loving right now? Have you experimented with any new color combinations recently?

Monday, October 13, 2014

a little peek at fall in the Midwest

Fall 2013 was my first fall with an SLR. As some of you may remember, in addition to a huge seasonal team writing project, holiday shows, and church commitments, I had this and this happening. I certainly didn't slack off in taking photos, but to say that I slacked off in taking outdoor pictures in the fall is an understatement. I literally have no photos that show off the colors that I'm sharing in this post today. This time of year is still insanely busy, but I've been taking advantage of every spare moment to get out and capture those colors this year. Enjoy.
















 What does fall look like in your area right now?