Monday, November 30, 2009

I Heart Faces - We ♥ Tooshies

Ok So this week really isn't supposed to be focused on the Face as every other week. This week we are focusing on the little Tooshies, or Big Tooshies if you may.

I have been searching through my pictures as I have many unintentional tooshie shots..
but I think I am going to submit this one..

I also think this is the first time that I am submitting a picture that I actually edited.. Usually all my pictures are straight from the Camera.. This one I made with Color Splash..

This is my little cousin Samantha from about a year or so ago.. She wanted to play dress up but then got caught up with something on TV..

Head on Over to I Heart Faces (and this week Tooshies) for more Tooshie photo Fun!

Shelly <3

Friday, November 27, 2009

You Capture - Food


What a perfect choice for this weeks You Capture theme. Since most of us just put our selves in a food coma yesterday..

Well this year we had.. Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms..

Green Bean Casserole

Some Yummy Tortellini Pasta Damien Made

Some Mozzarella Tomato Appetizers

And Of Course Turkey!

What did you eat yesterday?? Head on over to I should be folding laundry for more Yummy Food Pictures~

Shelly <3

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to All out there is Bloggyland. I am looking forward to making thanksgiving dinner this year..well kind of. It's just going to be me and Damien this year and I bought a 15lb turkey.. we will be eating turkey for breakfast lunch and dinner for the next 3 weeks. lol.. Well maybe not breakfast..

This should be a good year. We don't have to rush to anyone's house. Also since the weather has been fairly nice in NY where I live and PA where our friends The Deavors live they are making 1 more trip up to buffalo before the snow really decides to start flying. So from Friday to Sunday they are coming back up. I am so happy to see them again. I can't wait for that Lexi Hug, I really do adore that little girl. So that means lots of new pictures for next week of my Lexi Girl and her smiling Face! I am also going to document my turkey making adventures ... We shall see if everything turns out Edible. I am not the best cook in the world but I am getting better.

So In honor of Thanksgiving I think I will list some things to be thankful in my life. I know life gets the best of everyone sometimes.. and things seem horrible but really I don't have it that bad. So Here we go..

1. That I have a Roof over my head with a Rent I can afford and my parents in the apartment below, Even though sometimes its a pain to live so close to your parents at other times its a blessing.

2. That I have a Boyfriend that loves me and I love him, I hope 2010 will bring us to engagement or marriage and starting the family of our own I so desperately want..

3. That my family is healthy and really has no real medical issues

4. For my Job! I know a lot of people are struggling with unemployment and not having enough to provide for their family. I may be broke most of the time but at least I have a job with a steady income..

5. My Camera, I love my Camera and I don't know what I would do without it.

6. All my new Friends I made in Bloggyland. Really who knew that writing things down on a website you would meet people from all over the world.

I esp. Want to say thank you to: Mrs. C . She was my first follower and always has an encouraging word to say or constructive things to say. Never a Bad thing has she ever left on my blog. So thank you Mrs C. and know I have learned some things from your blog as well :)

There is so much more to be thankful for. But being Alive, Healthy and Happy is the most Important things in life!

So to everyone out there Have a Safe and Happy Holiday with all your Family!

Shelly <3

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I heart Faces - Sun Flare

So this week at I heart Faces is Sun Flare..While I'm not sure if my picture really fits the theme completely this is all I could come up with.. The Sun does effect the picture and there is a Face?

What do you think Did I fail this weeks Challenge or does this picture count as Sun Flare ??

Head on over to I Heart Faces for more Sun Flare Photo Fun! (Say that 5 times fast, I dare you..)

Shelly <3

Friday, November 20, 2009

Slacking on the Blogging..

Wow.. Can't believe its been about 2 weeks since I posted last.. Been a tad bit busy with work and such. that I haven't even had time to enter any photo contests.. I must get back in the swing of things tho..

Since I really have nothing of Importance to share this week. I will just post a couple pictures I took of Damien and His Friends at a show they did last Friday. One of these days I will get around to posting a video so you all can actually hear the music they do..

During their shows I try to use different colors and angles to better my shots..

My Damien AKA Wordery

Johnny AKA Marz his Partner in Crime

One of their good Friends Mad Dukes.. Not sure of his real name actually..

Their Bassist and the Host for the night - Relevant

Another Friend Andy AKA Hoizzy

and the DJ for the night Cuffix

The Duo of Askew Artistry - Wordery and Marz

I am there anyway supporting my guy so why not brush up on my photography skills while I'm at it!

I promise more interesting stuff next week!

Shelly <3

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Girls Night

I am so glad a lot of people seem to be enjoying my last post with pictures of Niagara Falls, I am quite pleased with the pictures myself and I love all the comments on the post! Thank you all!

on to today's post...

So tonight is our once a month girls night, Usually we go out to eat and do whatever else after. However sometimes about this year we skip it all together as everyone is strapped for extra cash around the holidays. So I decided to have a girls night at my house instead. Figured it would be cheaper for everyone to bring something and order pizza and wings in.

This is the first time ever that I will have more then one friend of mine in my house. I have to admit I'm a little anxious. Besides the normal 5 people, I invited a friend from work also. So I am anxious for them to meet her and I hope all get along OK. I am sure they will I just worry about everything! lol..

I hope everyone has a good time, as I really do not have much to do, besides watching movies on my Big Screen and playing some Wii. My house is nothing special I hope they do not think badly of it.. I just need to stop thinking about it, I am sure we will have a great night!

And also this is the first time that most of them are meeting Damien. I just hope they all behave themselves. They are all very vocal and I can see more then one of them asking him when he is marrying me already! lol.. Hope they give him time to get used to them before they spring that on him!

Will update tomorrow and let you all know how it went! Wish me luck!

Shelly <3

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You Capture - Photographer’s Choice!


This week at You Capture is a free for All. You can shoot whatever subject you want.. Since I have done a lot these past 2 weekends it was hard to choose 1 thing..But I think I will go with Niagara Falls one of the 7th wonders of the world! See I live about 30 min away from it and we had company from PA in town and they have never seen them, So even though it was VERY windy and cold we braved the weather for a couple minutes and here are so great shots I got!

Do you see the Big buildings in the background? That would Be Canada! That is how close I live to another country~

See how fast the water was moving. It was COLD. and really windy, So much in fact Little lexi got a ride to and from the falls..

Why walk in the freezing cold wind when you can be carried like a Kangaroo in a pouch!

We only stayed for about 5 minutes but we promised them another trip to the falls come Summer!

head on over to I should Be Folding Laundry for more You Capture - Photographers Choice Fun! With this week you never know what you might see!

Shelly <3

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Take me Back Tuesday

So I was thinking how time flies by so fast. This is Little Samantha at 2 yrs old at my Cousin, her Aunt's wedding. She was the flower girl and walked down the aisle with her hand over her face looking down the whole time, peeking up once or twice to see if everyone was still looking at her. I wish I had my camera then because it was adorable! But she sure loved the Dance Floor at the reception..

And here she is about a week ago. I was watching her while her parents bowled. She wanted to play dress up so I let her put on her Dance Recital Outfit that she wore recently. (Shhh.. don't tell her mommmy and daddy!) lol.. I was sure she did not get anything on it and then coaxed her out of that and into jammies. It's so hard to believe in 2 short months (her birthday is in January) She will be 5 yrs old! Where does the time fly?

Shelly <3

Monday, November 2, 2009

What a Windy Wonderful Weekend!

I hope everyone's Halloween was good. Mine was great! A little cold and windy but we did not let that stop us!

First we went to the Aquarium during the day. Lexi loves fish and All she wanted to do was "Find Nemo"

The Penguins were pretty cool, and kept coming over to her..

I am actually quite proud of this turtle picture. If you didn't know I was at the aquarium you couldn't even tell he was in a cage! I think it looks like a postcard waiting to happen..

and we did eventually find Nemo.. In one of these

Can you see him in there??

They have this Huge tank in the middle where the sea lions swim and play. We watched the sea lion show and saw them from the bottom of the tank to over the top of it.

Its So great going with little ones to things like this. She kept going "WoooWWWW"

Then Even though it was Really Windy and Cold we walked up to the falls really quick. We were so close and they have never been there before so we had to stop quickly..

It was so cold out there we did not stay long, Lexi had the right idea though..

And a couple a Halloween pictures.. Trying on her Tiara

Trick or Treating we go..

She was Cinderella of Course!

and while trick or treating we found Snow White!

It was so cold and windy that we were only out for about an Hour. But she still made out pretty good with the candy, we had to put the hood up and the Tiara helped keep it up!

Me and My Lexi

Me and Michelle got in on the Halloween fun, we handed out candy when we got back, with Mustaches on!

Then we had a little fun and put the mustaches on Lexi

Then she put them both on

We Love them so much that we thought if we locked them up in the Dog Cage maybe they would not have to go back to PA

All in All even though it was cold and windy it was another great weekend! We always have fun when the Deavors are in town!

Shelly <3