Thursday, October 29, 2009

10.29.09 Photo of the Day

Chase is all packed up to be boarded this weekend. I packed all of his favorite toys, treats and special blanket as well as his vaccination records. He is such a lucky dog. On Friday and Saturday nights they do movie night at the boarding place. Friday night is Turner and Hooch and Saturday night is Homeward Bound. He even gets popcorn!

Want to see where he'll be staying?? Click here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10.28.09 Photo of the Day

Part of my lunch time walk / run. Taken with my iPhone so the quality is not super!

10.27.09 Photo of the Day

This is what I bring with me to work every sinle day. Maybe I should just get some sort of rolling suitcase. The first bag is my work out gear (I run at lunch), second bag is my lunch box (couldn't run at lunch if I didn't bring my lunch), then my laptop bag and my purse. It's a lot to juggle to bring into the office!

10.26.09 Photo of the Day

How many people do you know that has a candy jar. Well, I guess you know me. I got this cute jar at Ikea and keep it filled with cinnamon disk candies. Usually if I am craving something sweet, this hits the spot!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I Heart Faces: Challenge # 42: Halloween / Dress-Up

So not having any children or adults willing to dress-up for me so that I could take a picture, I had to delve into the photo archives.  I chose this photo that I took at The Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX a few years ago. They do a parade daily where all of the costumed people parade through the middle of the village, sort of like at Disney World. I just thought this picture was hysterical for some reason!  If you want to see more great dress-up pictures, head over to I ♥ Faces!!

10.25.09 Photo of the Day

So here it is. The product of about sixteen total hours of hard work. Our fist ever retaining wall that will soon hold some sort of flower bed. It's not perfect, but we did it ourselves. I designed it and then we built it. I know you might be looking at it and thinking it's not level (backs lower than the front) but the wall is completely level to the middle of our patio. It's the patio that's not perfect!

10.24.09 Photo of the Day

Major home improvement project number 2 (1st one was the fireplace a month or so ago). Full disclosure: I hate getting dirty. I wore the same out fit for two days so that I wouldn't ruin too many pieces of clothes, so I was muddy and generally filthy for two straight days. This project was Ditz's idea and how I let him talk me into things, I'll never know. See 10.25.09 POTD for the finished project.

10.23.09 Photo of the Day

This was taken with my iPhone. This is where my trusty camera sits all day with me while I am at work. (And yes, I am too lazy to open my drawer when I want my scissors or staple remover so I came up with ingenious ways to hang them. : )

Friday, October 23, 2009

I Heart Faces: Fix-it Friday

It's fix-it Friday!! I love playing around in Lightroom and learning new techniques.  This week's photo was super cute.  I did find the bright spot a little hard to "fix" so I kind of incorporated it in by making everything else really dark.  Or at least that is what I attempted to do. Want to see how other people edited this picture? Simply go over to I ♥ Faces.


And my "fix"

Thursday, October 22, 2009

10.22.09 Photo of the Day

It's so cold today, I have no idea why I wanted ice cream!

10.21.09 Photo of the Day

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am an addict. (these are just the ones from my purse).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

10.20.09 Photo of the Day

So everyone kind of has their own style of photography, be it landscapes or portraits or whatever. My thing is micro. I have never seen something and not had the thought - 'that would look so awesome close up.' I take probably a hundred times more macro shots than any other type, so I am calling that my thing. The other day Ditz told me that every now and again I should step back. For most people it's just the opposite, someone is generally telling you to get closer. (These are hole punches from our jumbo hole punch, there are pink, green and white holes!)

10.19.09 Photo of the Day

This is the first time I've been able to get the birdies on the fence when it wasn't raining! These guys love our fence for some random reason!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ditz's Photo of the Day

Chase has just learned the art of sticking his head out the window when we are driving!

10.18.09 Photo of the Day

Ditz got thoroughly annoyed with my shoe collection in the back seat of the car. Maybe someday I'll get around to taking them out!

10.17.09 Photo of the Day

People are so rude. This couch was dumped in our neighborhood over the weekend (There are no houses behind us). So until the city can come to pick it up, this is what we get to look at from our backyard.

10.16.09 Photo of the Day

Last night I wasn't able to get a good picture of the new products for our company newsletter, so I went back out there this morning. The showroom is lit very weirdly, so I did a lot of editing in lightroom!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I heart faces: Pink

This week over at I ♥ faces the weekly challenge is pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  This picture is of the cutest and sweetest baby that I have ever met!  She was being so sweet and patient as her mom and about twenty other ladies went on a photowalk in San Antonio, Texas.  It was August and stinkin' hot, but she was a super trooper.  Here she is paying with her pink hat!

To view more great "pink" photos, head over to i ♥ faces.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fix It Friday at I <3 Faces

Every Friday over at I Faces they do this thing called Fix It Fridays where they put up a picture and then they showcase how a few of the contributors would "fix" the photos.  The photos aren't bad to begin with, as a matter of fact they are pretty awesome.  I just love seeing how different people think that the photo would look better. So here's my shot at it and my first post (I did last weeks but never got around to posting it).

First the original:

And here is my edit:

Check out all of the other entries over at

10.15.09 Photo of the Day

Today was our open house launching Viking's all new Designer Line. (It's the appliances that are in the background). I love it when the people that I mostly deal with on the phone get to come in and enjoy our wonderful food and showroom. I took this photo of my friend Natalie's glass on sangria while the President of our company was giving a speech!

10.14.09 Photo of the Day

I couldn't find our lighter to light a few candles around the house, so I brok out the fireplace matches!

10.13.09 Photo of the Day

The bathroom counter is never this clean!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So I was talking to the cereal box the other day....

The cereal box told me that if I ate only this cereal for breakfast and lunch that it would help me loose up to one dress size. (Of course there is an asterisk there with some mumbo jumbo about results might vary and blah blah blah).  So I was already eating Special K Red Berries for breakfast, so now I am adding it to my lunch.  It was also very coincendental that I dedcided to do this when the Special K is on sale at Kroger, so that's nice.  A cereal box has never led me astray before and I am certain it won't now. : )

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10.12.09 Photo of the Day

Right about bed time, I thought - 'hey, I haven't taken a picture today.' So here it is, a corner of my kitchen lit only by the living room overhead light. Not great, but it'll do in a pinch.

Monday, October 12, 2009

10.11.09 Photo of the Day

After a nice rain, I took a few flower photos.

10.10.09 Photo of the Day

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I heart faces: Excited

Over at I heart faces the photo challenge this week is excited.  My friend Natalie spent a long time looking for her perfect fit, the one that completed her.  I know that the day they got married she was so happy and excited to be beginning their journey together. 

Friday, October 9, 2009

10.08.09 Photo of the Day

This is why Ditz is five.  This is his new Spykee, that we named Johnnie5 (since he kind of looks like the robot in the movie) and that was the only available spelling.  You control him through the computer so Ditz can be at work and playing with the robot.  It has a camera and a speaker so that he can see and talk to Chase or the bad guys breaking into our house.  We had the robot give Chase some treats so now Chase is all cool with this new household toy!

Great Minds Think Alike (and 10.09.09 Photo of the Day)

So this was not planned. At all.  Apparently we were both in the mood for something orange today.  I was really surprised that he said ok to a photo considering he thought we looked silly dressed alike.  We then went to dinner and Target and I sort of felt like people were staring at us. : )
(This is not the photo of the day)

This is the photo of the day.  Ditz picked up Chase after the first shot and I thought hey, That would be cute, the three of us just one happy family. And then Chase decided that he needed to kiss me.  He's such a sweet dog!

My husband is 5

More on that later today, but just know that he is five and still plays with toys.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10.07.09 Photo of the Day

Somedays the pictures just fall into my lap.  Yesterday afternoon a lady in my office got flowers delivered and this morning when I got in the office they were still sitting on her desk and a few more opened up overnight.  I had such a hard time choosing between all the gorgeous flowers, but finally settled on this orange one since it is my favorite color!

10.06.09 Photo of the Day

I lOVE - LOVE - LOVE my Viking range. And not just because I work for the Texas distributor and want people to keep buying them... It is just the best thing ever. I would have never called myself a cook until we got one 18 months ago when we bought our house. You may be wondering why I took a picture of the knobs... Well they have now changed the knobs to stainless and I am reminded everyday when I get home how much I like the black knobs better! This is my ode to black knobs. : )

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Heart Faces Favorite Things

Over at I <3 Faces there's no challenge this week, but we get to share our favorite things, so here I go!

My wonderful hubby! I love it when he's silly and I get to catch it on film!!

Taking photos of anything, but animals especially.

Chaser dog. My furry child!!

Books!! I love to read and I can't get enough!

10.05.09 Photo of the Day

If I didn't know better I would swear that Chase positioned his favorite toy to look out the window. I thought it was really cute, but only lasted in this position a few minutes because as soon as he saw me looking at it, that means it's time to play!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

10.05.09 Photo of the Day

While I was waiting on Ditz to get a hair cut, I drove behind the shopping center to get a few flower pictures. You couldn't see this rusted barn from the front so I was pleasantly surprised. It was hard to photograph because if you got it from any other angle you couls see the sprawling shopping center complex and that kind of kills the photo.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10.03.09 Photo of the Day

One of the trees at my mother in laws house. I was apparently having focus issues yesterdat because I took about a hundred pictures and 95 were out of focus. : )

10.02.09 Photo of the Day

10.02.09 POTD
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My makeup brushes in our living room. I think it drives Ditz crazy that I do my makeup in the living room.

Friday, October 2, 2009

10.01.09 Photo of the Day

I see this sign on my way to work every morning and today I stopped and took a picture. This store is in uptown Dallas and is a more expensive Pottery Barn (if you can believe that). It was 6;30 am and all you can see are the glowing letters.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Park Layout

09.30.09 Photo of the Day

Today I went to the park at lunch again. With the weather so nice and stuff still blooming, I feel as though my hour long lunch is better spent at the park or walking around uptown Dallas. The great thing about where my office is is that we are in Highland Park, Texas. It's a very upscale section of Dallas with lots of well manicured park areas.