Monday, February 25, 2013

A Bit of Blue in February

February can be the month that just drags on. Never knowing if it will be a cold and snowy type of day or a muddy and sunny kind of day. Sometimes to know what to do with yourself in the month of February you just have to go out there.

Get involved in that questionable weather. 

Take a deep breath. Breathe it all in. 

Last week, I had a few days of that stale, not going anywhere kind of feeling. It seems to crop up this time of year. But this weekend- after a muddy hike, some garden planning, and a blue-filled morning walk- I was able to clear my head.

Thanks February. I guess you were exactly what I needed. 

I'm linking up this post with lots of others who are thinking about the most recent topic for the Nurture Photography Challenge: Blue/Breathe {check out those posts here}. Kristi and Rebecca are the hosts of this seasonal challenge!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Glimpses: Writing in the Morning

::starting each day with a little bit of time to sort out lots of big thoughts::

I find that writing, anything and everything in the morning is a great way to start the day. I get things moving... a load of laundry, a kiss to send off my hubby and a single serving of french press coffee (or tea, I really must choose tea more often...) with a tasty piece of fruit. And my notebook. I refer to it as "free writing" and I just write reflections of anything that I decide is most fitting at that moment.

Thoughts are flowing and then, just after a few minutes I feel focused and energized to continue my day, leaving my notebook until the next morning.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Nurture Photo {Silver/Treasure}

I find that saved summer's bounty is one of my favorite indoor treasures of the winter season!

Whether stored in a jar or the freezer it makes me smile cooking with such tasty goodies from our most recent growing season.

I'm starting to run low on my go-to items. No more frozen tomatoes, peas and I'm at the last of my sweet golden corn. Good thing I'm planning this year's garden... I even received an email from our local CSA this week! 
Can't wait for those spring and summer veggies!

This week's photo prompt is "silver" or treasure". Check out other photos considering these ideas here. Thanks Kristi and Rebecca for hosting the challenge!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nurture Photography Challenge {White}

During this strange winter we've had lots of fun spending time inside our home.
Of course with a few scattered days to be out and about in the sunshine and minimal snow. 

Something that we enjoy during the warm months is a good flea market! So when the weather starts to warm {even for just the day} we get the itch. 

Lucky for us a new vintage shop just opened in our little town!

Appropriate prices with shop owners and workers who are very nice to chat with! We've actually scored a few fun finds.

Spending our winter days adding a few small details inside our house.
What else to do while we wait for the outdoors to bring on weather ready for planting? 

I'm linking up with the Nurture Photography Winter Challenge hosted by Kristi and Rebecca. Check out other photos which consider this week's topic White/Minimalism.

Monday, February 11, 2013

10 on 10: February 2013

February 10th 2013... a day for family. 
An out and about day {which meant good use of my phone's camera for the day too}.

We had brunching and shopping around town all morning and afternoon.

Our loved ones claimed to come visit us for shopping and lunch. 
But honest to goodness... they came to snuggle my pup!

After the family left we left town to hit up a few shops that aren't on our beaten path.
Across town for a thrift shop, and a large health food store.

After all our running around we hung out at home doing a few things we just plain enjoy.
I spent time making a few cards.

I'm linking up with many others, sharing bits and pieces of the day {check it out here}. Ten photos to represent the way February 10th, 2013 went down in history. Thanks Rebekah for hosting!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nurture Photography Winter Challenge Begins {Black}

This winter has been a back and forth, rainy, snowy, sunny, blustery kind of season. The only thing consistent is something warm in my mug. Lately, it has been a bit of black coffee.

I'm linking up with Rebecca and Kristi for the first week of the Winter Nurture Photography Challenge! I joined in for several weeks during the fall challenge and had such a great time! Thanks ladies for hosting and providing the interesting photo prompts! Check out the links from this week here!