August 24, 2010

i {heart} faces challenge... B E A C H

this week's challenge from i{heart}faces is beach.

B E A C H. sand in my toes. sun on my skin. salt in the air. wind in my hair.

'EMBRACE the ocean with OPEN arms and SANDY feet.'

C'mon, take a mental & visual vacation with the amazing photographers at

August 17, 2010

i {heart} faces challenge...sunglasses

i {heart} faces challenge of the week? sunglasses.... you would think living in Arizona would provide a pluthera of photos with faces adorned in sunglasses, and while I did have a few to choose from, most of the time you ask people to remove them before taking the shot.
I myself have a love hate relationship with sunglasses. I love that they protect us from the harmful rays of the sun. But I have struggled since a little girl when it comes to finding a pair that 'fit' me. Don't be surprised if you see me in the kids section. Not kidding! But I do love the many different styles of sunglasses...something for every personality...for every season (maybe only in Arizona) ...or every mood. Sunglasses can turn you into a rockstar, a pro athlete. They can transform you into a diva or just give you class. Go get some and express yourself today!

I chose this shot because even though you can't see behind the sunglasses at this little man's eyes you can still feel what he is thinking.

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August 10, 2010

Summer Vacation

Just a little collage to share some of the things I've been hunting & gathering over my summer break. We have been in our house for just over 2 years now and it is reeeeeally beginning to feel like ours. I am inspired by the contrast of shiney & new married with vintage & used. Blank walls and cabinet tops are slowly being filled, creating a story of things renewed and things yet to be used. I crave raw, organic textures. Metal, wood, paint, linens....things that once served a family....things that are fresh from the store in need of a family to serve. And I am often inspired to make something myself.... and find great joy & satisfaction when I can step back and L O V E what I see, knowing that God blessed me with hands to do such work.