Monday, January 31, 2011

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01.28.11 - 28/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

My current favorite drink is a cherry sprite from Sonic. It's really good when they actually put a cherry in it!

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01.27.11 - 27/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Another "new" brownie camera. This one still had all of the original packaging and parts. The box stinks, but it's the first complete brownie that I have!

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01.26.11 - 26/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Someone at work wanted to know if I had any jelly and I said, sure in my junk drawer. To which they resonded - you have a junk drawer? Yes, I do and this is it. It is quite junky compared to the rest of my office space. And for those of you who might know my dad, you'll know that there are times when you can totally tell I am my father's daughter.

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01.25.11 - 25/3654, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

It's laundry day. That was about as exciting as this day got!

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01.24.11 - 24/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

This is a plea to all my friends in the world. Please buy this candy. It is so good, but like everything else i am afraid that I am the only person who likes it so it might go away. So please, pick up a pack today. This has been a public service announcement. Thank you.

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01.23.11 - 23/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Today's date in die form. I was really stretching for something today!

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01.22.11 - 22/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

I knew this was going to be my photo of the day the moment I took it. Ditz and I went to the zoo since it was such a lovely day (mid 60's in January). Well, after paying the $29 admission fee the second exhibit we came to had one of those binocular things with this lovely note. I thought that was why I paid $29.... you know to view the animals more closely. If I pitched in another dollar, could I get in there with them. : )

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I heart faces: innocent wonder


This weeks theme over at i heart faces could not be any more perfect for the photo below! The only problem I had was choosing which in the sequence to use.  I was doing portraits for the H family and little A wasn't really into the whole picture thing so we went over to the interactive area.  Her mom was talking to her from the next "station" through these really cool tubes. She would listen and then turn around to make sure mom was still forty yards away.  She just loved hearing mom and then turning around and seeing that she wasn't anywhere around. Little A just laughed the entire time. And I got some of her best shots of the entire day!
Head on over to i heart faces to see more innocent wonder!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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01.21.11 - 21/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Let me tell you about this random iPhone shot. See Ditz and I went out to dinner and I did not bring my camera. No big deal, dinner and then home. But instead of going home we went to his mom's house instead. And then we played Uno for a really long time. Before I knew it it was 11:45 pm. We were about a mile from her house when it suddenly dawned on me. I'd taken not one photo and I had no chance of making it home before midnight. So I pulled over, very late at night and took five shots. Had I had one of my other cameras this shot would have been really cool. It was foggy and what not. Oh, well. At least I took a picture.

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01.20.11 - 20/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

This is what I'd like to refer to as a fashion statement. I may or may not have been wearing this very lovely Old Navy fleece pull over with my very purple summer skirt. I may have worn it all day. I will neither confirm nor deny.

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01.19.11 - 19/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

I was walking by my mirror on the way to take a picture of something else when I decided to snap this shot. Funny it's my favorite of the day.

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01.18.11 - 18/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Another office birthday. Girl office birthday's equals flowers. I had really bad lighting and don't love this at all, but it's a photo..... : )

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01.17.11 - 17/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

One of these things doesn't fit together, one of these things just isn't the same....yeah, I went all Sesame Street on you. Just the current book I am reading mixed in with some of my cookbooks for dramatic effect. : )

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01.16.10 - 16/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Just a little something around the house. I hate cold and rainy days, they leave you to find something good to shoot inside.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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01.15.10 - 15/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

This shot was taken seriously late at night as I was laying in bed and I remember that I needed to take a photo. I put my magazine down and picked up my camera. And voila, a photo of the day.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Other Brownie Shots

There were actually a few shots that I really liked in addition to my photo of the day, so I decided to share them on here!

I might try this shot again with better lighting.  I really liked all of the wine glasses. 

Big fat dork. This is a brownie in the oven.

There may or may not have been a circus in town.

This is about the time the cop stopped me. Not so funny story. I think he thought I was taking pictures of the kiddos. I was not.

From my office. We have a lot of alcoholic beverages.

And my runner up POTD for today. Just barely lost out to the leaves. 

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01.14.10 - 14/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

And finally, my last new brownie camera! This one is really cool because it actually came with the original box for the flash and the owner's manual and all of the accessories. Plus, I got it for a steal of a deal. Took this shot really early this morning at a park while waiting for a business meeting to start. I even got harrassed by the cops, very funny story. Anyway, over on the blog I am posting shots of where else all my little brownies were this week!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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01.13.10 - 13/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

This week has been tons of fun! Finding interesting places to take pictures of these little guys has required quite the imagination. And no this is not the inside of my refrigerator. It's the inside of one of the refrigerators at work (the culinary refrigerator, not the distributor refrigerator I should say). Anyway, my friend Natalie picked this location and also the location of the runner up spot for today. I'll post all the fun runner up places on my blog tomorrow. Just in case I want to use any of those spots for my remaining shot tomorrow so I'd hate to give it away!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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01.11.10 - 11/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

In the past few weeks I have gotten four new (to me) brownie cameras. So this week unless something really cool pops up, I'll be photgraphing them all. I am going to attempt to stretch my imagination and come up with cool shots, but who knows how far that'll get me. This one is Holiday Flash model produced between 1954-62. I know this one is from before 1958 because of the brown body...and those are my rainboots. : )

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01.10.10 - 10/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

The remainder of the snow that we got on Sunday. It made for a really slippery drive to work and then was basically gone by quiting time.

I heart faces: Smile

Over at i heart faces this week they want to see those smiles! I don't know that I have ever had to narrow it down from 10 pictures before. Usually I am struggling to find even one that fits the criteria, but this week I had trouble not submitting them all.  So at the end of the day, I did what any normal person would do. I assigned them each numbers, 1 - 10, and then went to random.org and let them pick the number. 
I took this one at a recent wedding. I really wish I could remember what was going on when I snapped this one, but it almost looks like she might be winning a new car.  : ) I loved the smile/laugh/hands clapped combo.  Really makes me smile. Check out more smiles over at i heart faces!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

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01.09.11 - 9/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Our first snow of 2011. It was down and then gone in about two hours, but it was very pretty while it was falling!

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01.08.10 - 8/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Spent the day at my mother-in-laws doing a lot of nothing. I saw this leaf sitting on her ac unit and thought it looked pretty.

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01.07.10 - 7/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

Am I the only person out there who numbers their cards so that they make sure to rotate them? Otherwise I was using the same card over and over again, but now I know which one goes next. Or I am a big dork. : )

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01.06.10 - 6/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

I was just finishing up the Hunger Games Trilogy when I took this shot. They were all really good, but the second on "Catching Fire" was by far my favorite. I read it in one evening.

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01.05.11 - 5/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

I may have eaten these models sometime after their photo was taken. I will say, they were quite tasty.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jones Wedding - Part I

I only say part one because I know how many more pictures there still are to edit. I haven't even made it to the actual ceremony yet. But since I never shared my immediate favorites that I posted to Facebook, I figured I should at least show you some of my new favorites that I found while editing. To see the Facebook ones you can click here.
A good one of the boys. Although I like the jumping one better. : ) 

Hunter.

Ryan. She was looking down at her garter.


The girls looking very pretty.

I love this one. Don't know why. Just do.

They opted for a first look. For those of you not in the know that's where the bride and groom get to see each other first and do most of their pictures beforehand.  She's holding the door keeping Hunter out.

This is THE first look. He's just seen Ryan for the very first time in her dress. He looks pretty pleased.

Right after the first look a quick snapshot.

I love this bridal party picture.

Check out the hubby. That is seriously the only reason I love this shot. He gave me no grief the entire day about having his picture taken. That is priceless. 

Yes, the boys are so cool with their flowers.

And the only picture of the entire day that I am in. All the grooms family. Glad I wore black. : ) 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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01.04.11 - 4/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

I just loved the clouds today. Caught this shot about twenty minutes before sunset. It looks like all the clouds are running away together. I wonder where they are going.

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01.03.11 - 3/365, originally uploaded by Sarah (SarahDanyelle).

I had a thought while photographing a few of this year's Christmas presents that I never took a picture of this really cool gift that Ditz got last year from his dad. Isn't it cool?

Monday, January 3, 2011

I heart faces: Best Face of 2010



Those crazy ladies over at i heart faces want us to do the impossible: pick the best face of 2010. I had no idea where to even start.  I had six pictures in mind - how do you narrow it down? In the ed, I went with one that I loved the moment I saw it. It's my sister-in-law just getting into the limo.  I love that my brother-in-law is hazily out of focus. This shot is all about her.  
Check out more of the best over at i heart faces.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

One Little Word 2011

It's that time of year again. The time where people are out making New Year's resolutions. Last year I tried something new. I chose one little word to be my focus for 2010. Just one little word, that's all I had to think about all year. And you know what, I can 100% say that I nailed it. I never let that word stray to far from my mind and as of December 31, 2010 I can safely look back at the previous year and find that word everywhere. (If you want to know my 2010 word, you'll have to read about it here).

I started thinking of my word this year in early December. I narrowed it down to two, but they don't call it two little words so, I had to make a choice. And then about two weeks ago one word took the lead and left the other word in the dust. It was literally calling to be my word.

I know, I am dragging this out, but some of you may not be familiar with the one little word movement. It was started back in 2006 by Ali Edwards and has really just grown from there.  She has a total way with words:

"A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow."


My 2011 word is DISCIPLINE.


At first I was sort of concerned that this might be a negative word, which is not what I wanted, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that this is a total positive word.  I could use a little discipline in most areas of my life.  Discipline to grow my business and not just the fun parts, the crappy business-y parts too.  Discipline to eat better and exercise more. Discipline to do the things around the house that need to be done and not just melt my brain with TV as soon as I get home. Discipline to read more. Discipline to not keep EVERY photo, they aren't all winners. Discipline to do the things that I say I am going to do and the discipline to say no when I know I have no intention of doing it. This is going to be a harder word than my 2010 word, but I know that I can handle it!


I am also excited to by taking a year long one little word class over at Big Picture Classes. It's monthly project to keep my one little word focus.  At the end of the year, I'll even have a scrapbook of my one little word projects, which is super fun!  The gallery over there is starting to fill up with everyone's opening project. Basically, it's about your word..... and here is my homework: