Over the Fourth of July some of my family came for a visit! My cousin Pink Einstein wasn't able to come the year before so I was so excited that she got to come this year! We had such a good time. It was especially fun this time because now that we're older we can go places and have photoshoots on our own.
We took pictures of our mules and horses, our little sisters, and some of our dogs!
It was pretty cute, the horses loved Pink Einstein! They were constantly following her around and nudging her. Haha.
I can't wait for next time we get together! I loved the awesome music, the laughs and inside jokes, #AttitudeAnimalSquad, and of course the photoshoots.
Thanks for reading and don't forget to check out my cousins blog!
Over 4th of July weekend my cousin and I decided to do a collab! She has her post up so be sure and check out her Camera Filter DIY!
Today I'm going to show you all how to make a camera strap cover out of a scarf that is super easy!
Supplies needed will be a scarf (I purchased mine at Walmart but any kind will work!) along with a needle and thread (You could also use a sewing machine if you wish!)
First thing you will need to do is cut your scarf to where you just have a rectangle, if your scarf isn't an infinity scarf then you can skip this step. I ended up cutting my scarf into a 3ft long rectangle because it was going to be too long. Next you're going to fold over an inch worth of fabric twice at the end and pin in place.
Loosely stitch across the top of the fold until you reach the end.
Once you reach the end DO NOT knot it yet! Gather the fabric and then knot. Repeat on the opposite end.
Next fold your rectangle in half long ways with wrong sides out and stitch the sides together. When you reach the end turn inside out and slip it over your camera strap, you're done!
This is so simple to make and is very easy to customize to your liking!
I hope you liked this DIY! Don't forget to check out my cousin's part of the collab over at Pink Einstein!
I loved this litter! The majority of these puppies are at their new homes now. These are probably my favorite photos from our last photoshoot with them.
I am so excited Kristyn is keeping this little girl! She is the sweetest puppy ever and you'll definitely be seeing more of her on my Instagram in the future!
Don't forget to check out Kristyn's website! She raises Golden Retrievers/English Cream Retrievers and the puppies photographed above are hers.
Thank you for checking out this blog post!
Today I would like to introduce the newest member of my family, Tiger. He isn't that new anymore since we've had him for five months, give or take but he's new to the blog! Here he is!
It was the last week of December and some of the coldest weeks we'd had so far, it had been in the single digits multiple times. We found Tiger on an oil and gas location trying to keep warm. When we found him he was pretty much skin and bones, now look at him. A big, clumsy, and sweet hunk of a dork lol.
He has come really far since December. He's gained weight and has gotten over his timidness mostly. He's still afraid of men but LOVES children and ladies.
We are pretty sure he is a Pitt Bull mix of sorts but as to the other breed(s) he is we have no clue. He is one of the sweetest dogs we've had. He enjoys playing with dog toys which is pretty awesome, almost all of our dogs don't care about toys (They would much rather wrestle with each other or be loved on) so it's nice to have a dog that likes to fetch, play tug-a-war, etc.
He is coming along great in learning new things! So far he has learned to Sit, Stay, and we're working on Down.
He is so photogenic. He loves getting his picture taken, or rather he likes all the extra attention! Either way he is a sweetie and enjoys spending time with you in whatever you're doing (One of the reasons I think my dog, Ike, and him get along so well!).
His eyes! I can't get over how beautiful they are! 😍😍😍
Today I'd like to share some photos I took of my friend Kristyn's puppies! They're so cute. The below photo is of my favorite puppy from this litter. She is so cuddly! The puppies will be turning five weeks old tomorrow!
This little man kept following me around and ended up crashing on my lap at the end of the shoot!
I've been procrastinating about learning how to use and maneuver Adobe Photoshop for a few weeks. It's kind of intimidating. It's coming along okay but there is still times when it's frustrating because the undo button isn't undoing my mistake haha.
Anyway blown out skies tend to bug me when I take photos. So yesterday I decided to dive in and learn how to replace those white skies with new ones! The below images are my first tries in doing this. They aren't perfect but I like them.
As I learn how to use Photoshop I'm happy to say it's getting easier. It can only get better from here right?
Today I'm throwing it back to June of last year. It was a really fun day plus it was rainy so that made it even better! These were Kristyn's Golden Retriever puppies.
Pink Girl (Tauriel)
Purple Girl (Eowen) She's so sweet.
A little blurry on the third puppy but I still like the photo.
Turquoise (Strider) in the mailbox! This was my favorite! I hope to recreate this photo in the future.
More Turquoise (Strider) In the bottom picture it looks like he's pointing!
A couple weeks ago the sand plum bushes were in bloom! They were gorgeous so I had to capture photos of Ike in them.
I love how the ones of Ike in the pickup turned out! They are my new favorites.
The last couple days the wind has been horrendous so I'm very glad I got to capture these photos before the wind decided it needed to blow for three days in a row!
Mainly these photos feature Kristyn's original Golden Retriever Marshal but there are also photos of her other Goldens as well as one of their goats. Marshal is such a sweetheart. I loved getting to take photos of him!
I love those curls!
Family portrait! I am extremely happy with how this turned out.
Miss Nim and Miss Shela
I see so many girls discouraged and upset that they don't have what society calls a "Perfect Body" or they don't have the "Popular" clothing.
God doesn't think you should be like everyone else. He wants you to be unique! If he wanted us all to be the same he would make us all the same. Wouldn't that be boring?
So what if you don't have the most popular clothing?
So what if you have some curves?
God made you special! He says that we are far above rubies meaning we are priceless.
Anyone who says otherwise should be ashamed for saying so.
Being yourself is very important because you are being just as God intended for you to be.
As for the "Popular" clothing, most of it is really immodest. I mean how much shorter are they going to get with those mini shorts? You might as well be wearing your underwear.
You will also attract attention from guys for the wrong reasons when wearing immodest clothing.
God made your body for your spouse's eyes only.
And when the time comes you want the guy to like you for your personality, not for how appealing your body is.
No matter what be yourself! Don't let others morph you into something your not.
Remember we are setting an example for others and the younger generation.
God will always love you, he will always think you are awesome so go on and shine!
February's weather this year was crazy! It wasn't even close to how cold it get's on a regular February day. The temperature was mostly in the 50s to upper 60s!
On one of these days I was able to get some photos of my friend Kristyn's puppies! I love how they came out.
This little one was playing with some leaves!
I love those eyelashes!
These puppies were so cute! Most of them are already at their forever homes!
I had to show you all a few photos of Merlin (left) and Todd (right)
Todd is such a big boy! He is now at his forever home as well.
For Christmas I received an awesome coloring book by Christian Art Publishers. I love it! It's a coloring therapy book with scripture from Psalms incorporated into the artwork. I really enjoy the unique and beautiful line art. The coloring pages are very good quality as they are thick and don't tear easily, I also liked that when I used pens that the ink didn't bleed through onto the other page.
My favorite page I have colored so far is the one with the whale. I loved making all different kinds of Zentangles in the waves!
I used Daler Rowney colored pencils and Maped Graph'Peps colored ink pens to color it and one of my white Gelly Roll pens for the highlights.
I would definitely recommend purchasing this coloring book!
I have not received payment of any kind for this review. I wrote this because I enjoy the book and wanted to share it with you.
I miss Autumn! It's my favorite time of the year. The trees turn gorgeous colors, the weather is fantastic, and the Golden Hour rocks with all the warm colors everywhere!
When it was Fall time my friend Kristyn, her sister, and I took her English Golden Retriever named Merlin and a few of his puppies to a park! It was so much fun. It is one of my favorite memories from this year (2015).
Near the end of the trip the lighting was perfect and I caught the early rays of the Golden Hour!
On our way out we stopped and took some photos on the road with all the fallen leaves! I loved all the colors. While we were doing that we found a stream and took some photos of Merlin by it! I really like how those photos had a forest-y feel to them.
I cannot wait until next Autumn! I am starting a list of all the different photo ideas I have and want to try. I hope to take my dog to a park with a bunch of trees so we can have extra Fall-y themed photos sometime this next coming year!
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my photos!
I post to Instagram on a regular basis so be sure and take a look.
Also don't forget to check out Kristyn's website! She raises Golden Retrievers!
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