I thought it might be nice to document my improvement in using my new camera. Hopefully I'll improve....but if not I'll have 52 photos to look at a year from now. One photo a week. Someone or something in my home or yard or life that strikes me ~ for whatever reason.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Look 52

A Happy Ending

One last look at 2010.  I love when anyone in my family smiles. This photo is a double blessing....a happy momma and her happy girl! 

I'll be incorporating my 52 Looks blog in my main blog Spun By Me for 2011.  I've decided one blog is enough.  Thank you to all who have visited and thank you  Ann for all your sweet comments. You are such an encourager!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Look 51

Where's the beef?
It's right here!
My father-in-law loves a good piece of beef so he decided that he would buy some for our Christmas Day dinner.  Here's a look at what he bought for us (before cooking of course) ~ 16 pounds of standing rib roast!  It was so yummy!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Look 50

Make it a joy-filled day!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Look 49

Bad Hair Day
Some days you just get carried away...that's kind of what happened when we were brushing Charlotte's hair in this photo. We brushed and it got bigger and bigger and bigger....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Look 48

Sparkly Pins
Here's a few of the pins I made for my craft shows this year.
Unfortunately sales weren't very good this year.
But that just means I have lots of ready made gifts to give away!
Plus I really enjoyed making these and that's what matters the most!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Look 47

Nativity Tree
We saw some beautiful trees at a festival we attended on Friday.
One of my favorites was this one.
Not only did it have a Nativity tucked in it,
there was also a church and other smaller buildings nestled in the branches.
Plus words, balls and snowflakes scattered here and there.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Look 46

Our Supervisor
We did some yard work on Saturday.
We were well supervised and then applauded for our efforts by my father-in-law.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Look 45

This is a shot from one of my favorite shops in
Downtown Disney. It's new and it called "Tren-D".
Very fun! It has an Anthropologie look about it.
I'll share another look at it soon.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Look 44

One of my very favorite parts of our recent trip
to Disney World was this little"sidetrip".
We got to enjoy a little "safari".
Yes, we did see some animals ~ elephants, giraffes
and hippos to name a few. But for me
the scenery was defintiely the high point.
I love this shot ~ do you see the elephant
 in the background?!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Look 43

Flying Home
I don't usually have a window seat when
I'm on an airplane ~ on our way home
from Florida, last Thursday evening,
I did. What a beautiful view I had!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Look 42


Pumpkin, pumpkin. Who's got their pumpkin?  Not me ~ so off to the store I go!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Look 41

For The Birds

Someone found the (cute) bird clothespins I bought at Crate & Barrel. That someone found a much better use for them too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Look 40


Charlotte shared a Hershey Sundae Pie with her Momma and Daddy the other day.  I think it's pretty obvious what she thought about that pie.  Her bites of pie were followed by "Mmmmmm" every time!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Look 39

Tea Party

This is part of our new ~ plastic ~ polka-dot tea set. It's our second tea set. The first one wasn't plastic ~ silly Gramma! Every day is a reason to (tea) party!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Look 38

Happy Visit

Three of my favorite people surprised me with a visit Sunday afternoon.  What a happy bunch they are!  Joe, Johanna and Elijah visited my church Sunday morning.  They were at the second service....I was at the first!  Too bad I missed them.  All three of my grandchildren were running around together in the church lobby.  What a sweet sight that would have been!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Look 37

My Bliss
I'm not totally sure what "following your bliss" means for me. 
I mean what is bliss?  

Webster gives the first definition of bliss as "complete happiness" and the second as "Paradise and Heaven".

My life is what it is and it isn't what it isn't.
It can change, but for now I'm content. I choose complete happiness and joy.

I know I'm going to heaven too.

"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:2-3

So I guess I am "following my bliss"....straight to Heaven and Jesus Christ. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Look 36

Giraffes & Zebras

Katie and Mandy hosted a baby shower for their friend (and Charlotte's nanny) Christine yesterday.   The baby's (it's a boy!) nursery is being decorated in a "safari" theme ~ so there was a little bit of that going on at the shower!  Katie made the giraffe print cupcakes, and she and Mandy collaborated on the zebra vases and pretzel rods.  Too cute!  They tasted as good as they looked!  Well ~ I didn't taste the flowers, but they did look good!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Look 35


I think old books are so much more interesting to look at than new ones....squirrels are kind of interesting too!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Look 34

Sweet Girl

Little Penelope ~ she's such a sweetie! Of my three grandbabies she's the one most likely to look at me when I'm taking her picture. Thank you Miss P.
Isn't that a precious face!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Look 33

I finally finished re-modeling and re-organizing my craft room. It's been so much fun putting out all the pretty things I've collected and had hidden away. This is one of my favorites ~ A little two-tiered silver tray. It's the perfect place for some shakers full of glitter.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Look 32

Elijah enjoyed looking for stones near the base of the tree on my front lawn. Seconds after I took this photo he also enjoyed tasting them.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Look 31

Take Time To Smell The Flowers
It amazes me how quickly little ones figure things out.  Who taught her that flowers should be sniffed?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Look 30

Thrift Store Treasure
This is a little angel that I rescued from a pile of ceramic at my local thrift store.  I love her sweet face and the little bits of red! The fact that she cost $1.21 is also pretty sweet!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Look 29


My garden isn't doing as well as I had hoped this summer. Parts of it looked very nice this spring. But the HOT summer sun and then the buckets of rain have totally confused the vegetation in my yard. Fortunately, even though the garden doesn't look great ~ it sounds wonderful. These chimes make the sweetest sound!