It's been pretty hot here lately. Like- middle of summer hot, so today's instagram is about cool refreshing drinks.
Iced coffee. I make my own....I will post the recipe here later.... really yummy, really easy and really cheap- especially if you frequent Starbucks for your iced coffee!
Here is mine, looking all cool, and artsy, and swirly before the cream gets mixed in...
And another of my favorite icy, hot summer day drinks.... Mojito! It's a toss up for me which alcohol drink is my favorite- either the mojito or the margarita. It really depends on the day.
I make both drinks, from scratch (no bar mix-yuck!) I used to bartend, so I like my drinks just so...
maybe I will share my recipe here for those too...
if I remember to photograph my steps next time I make them....
but if I don't, there will always be another next time, that's for sure!
So I guess I am saying there will be a mojito and margarita post here at some point... stay tuned.
Here is my mojito, this is a variation from the regular lime mojito I usually make. I had some raspberries on hand, so I muddled a few up with the mint and had a fresh, raspberry Mojito- it was yummy!
Not the best instagram photo.... pretty blurry- sorry
I love me my iPhone. This is not a secret.
I also love me my Instragram app. Please tell me you have heard of this app. It is FANTASTIC! Such a cool camera feature for your iPhone. It takes your boring, every day photos and turns them into art-y prints using cool filters.
I love instragram so much, I decided to start a feature here of my love for this app. I will share some of my photos of everyday stuff with an instagram, art-y touch.
Here we go!
See what I mean? This is a shot of a HUGE prickle bush in my yard. Yes, it's in my yard- what? I haven't done any tending to my lawn yet... It's on the list! But at least it makes for some cool shots with Instagram, right? That- and I make sure my kids do NOT run around barefoot!
Here is another shot of a well known weed... the dandelion... in it's pretty puff stage.
I actually think dandelions are really pretty flowers. I love a meadow of yellow and I love when they turn into the puffy seeds.... They look nice, but I know they are a pain in the butt to get rid of.... I live beside a meadow that is FULL of them, so I don't know what some "weed 'n feed" is gonna do here.... it's kind of a constant battle.
Look- I will show you...
This was the view from my kitchen window a couple of weeks ago. You can see my fence then the meadow over the fence is just covered with dandelions and huge weeds!
At least they take pretty photos!
Wish me luck!
Here we are at day four (but I am just posting day three- not bad, only a day behind!) I am still going strong with the photo taking, and really enjoying documenting my days.
I have not even started to scrap any of these photos though. I already bought Ali Edwards' Week in the Life kit at Designer Digitals so I am pretty sure I am going to do it entirely digital. I will post as I get that done as well.
Also check out Ali's blog- she has as a spot for people to post their links to their week in the life photos- some good ideas there too!
Without further ado... here is my Wednesday;
Thursday is coming soon.... thanks for reading.
Here are a few of the photos from Tuesday....I didn't have as many photos today at all....in fact, I forgot about the project and had to remind myself several times to take the camera out! I missed a few things today as well....but that's OK!
Breakfast (made by Jordan)...
Dinner...but was not ready in time (I used dry beans and they take HOURS!!) Mark & I went out for dinner and this white chicken chili is dinner for Wednesday night instead! ...
A couple of things about the photos above...I found out (from my then 11 year old) that you can take a screen shot of whatever is on your iPhone by pushing the home screen and the off button (on the top) at the same time! OK, maybe you already knew that and I am excited about something that is old news-but seriously?-Very COOL! I have been taking a screen shot of the weather everyday this way.
Also, that screen shot of my sleep cycle (taken with my new-found skill...see above) is an app from the iTunes store called "Sleep Cycle". You put the phone in your bed and it senses your movements throughout the night. Since you move differently in bed during the different sleep states (awake, asleep, deep asleep) Sleep Cycle uses the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement. It determines the best time to wake you so you are not blasted out of a deep sleep. I also love that it give you your stats for each night, plus there is a whole section about "how we sleep" and why this works. Check it out in the app store, or click here for more info.
Wednesday photos are up next....thanks for reading!
It's day one of Week in the Life... well ok, it's really day THREE, and I am just getting around to posting my Monday photos now- but that's ok. I am not stressing about the details, if I missed a shot (like I did yesterday when Mark & I went out for dinner!-Duh!) it's ok. I just continue on. Sometimes I am going about my day and realize I have not taken any photos for a couple of hours.... and that's ok. I take them when I remember, and don't worry about it when I don't. It helps having my Nikon in sight all the time, and the fact that I carry my iPhone around everywhere helps too (hello Instagram!)
Here are a few of my Monday photos. They have not been edited at all, and this by no means is a full list....
...stay tuned for Tuesday in photos...
Looking forward to participating in Week in the Life again this year. This will be my second time, I did it before in 2008, and just found that scrapbook last week while unpacking boxes. (yes, I STILL have boxes to unpack from my move in July! What?). You can see more of my week here and here.
For those of you that dont know, Week in the Life is the brain child of Ali Edwards, and you can read all about it here. All you need is a camera- you will document your life for one week. Taking photos of every day things, and keeping bits of reciepts, handwriting etc. Its very easy to do and you dont need to be a scrapbooker or photographer to do it. It's a really cool thing to look back on, and I am looking forward to it especially since my life is so different now than it was in 2008!
I will post my progress here all next week. Should be fun!
I finally got myself an iPhone- I wanted one for awhile....so... Merry Christmas to me!
I am totally in love with Instagram. What a great app! I have to say I am a little obsessed.
My daughter working on some art...
magazines on my night table
love this one... I have it as my screen saver on my iPhone
Even a regular old keyboard looks cool with the filters applied!
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