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I have a love/hate relationship with social media.  Well mostly just with Facebook.  But every so often they redeem themselves.  This new back in time “memory” feature similar to time hop has been kind of cool.  Today it took me back to this date each year dating back to 6 years on Facebook.  Which made me feel old, then nostalgic, then spiraled a 30 minute time suck of going back through old posts & pics on my phone.  Getting to the point….. It reminded me of how fast time goes, and how I swear Alivia just turned 2, like a week ago.  But it wasn’t, it’s been SEVEN months since then.  Which reminded me how I never shared any pictures from that weekend (mostly because I think I was in denial that it even happened).  So long story short, enjoy a glimpse into the weekend Alivia turned 2.  And maybe you’ll get to see a glimpse into her 3rd birthday roughly around the time she turns 5.

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Forewarning you – this is a picture heavy post! I tried scaling back, but these two faces among the gorgeous Texas Bluebonnets were just too freaking cute.  🙂  We went a little early this year so the bluebonnets weren’t at their full potential but we have a jammed kid schedule so this had to do. I still managed to get my perfect shot of the two of them, this will be framed! Enjoy!

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And this is a cute little before and after.  The one on the left is when we first started and they were trying to decide if they were going to cooperate or not.  The one on the right is post victory fruit snacks. Well deserved. 🙂

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I’ve lived in Texas for 8 years. One thing I will NEVER grow tired of? Texas sky. I could photograph it all. day. long. Tonight’s sunset was no exception.  There were mild storms brewing in pushing the day’s clear and sunny skies aside.  I saw it from the window while putting the kids to bed and I knew I HAD to grab the camera and go outside.  I laid on my back on the cold stone driveway and just watched as the clouds swept through so gracefully dwarfing the small crescent moon.  A lovely little 5-7 minutes breathing in the silence.

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Like many of my projects, this one stemmed from my desire to redo some portion of my home.  I’m a bit obsessed with home decor and feel like I will never truly be “finished” with this house.  Over the past year I’ve slowly made updates to our master bedroom to make it more colorful (surprise, surprise) and a little more peaceful.  One of the final elements it needed was new artwork.  I’ve had some classic black and white photography on the walls and I was ready to brighten up the art along with my throw pillows. 🙂

Like the rest of the walls in my house I first turned to the onset of fine art photography I have in my current collection.  But nothing was speaking to me. I knew I wanted plant life but wanted something a little more modern and simple.  Enter $20 of flowers and a macro lens.  Once I got going there was no turning back.  I even kept going and added some agate stones for my dining room walls.  I’m thinking I’ll probably print some of these as squares, canvases or framed prints.  Give me another 2 weeks and I’ll probably have them hung and ready for display/instagram.  Until then, here they are, the final few that made the cut.  Let me know if you have any favorites I can add to the Etsy shop.

Also, I totally just grabbed a bunch of stems from the grocery and inspected them more upon arriving home.  I geeked out when I noticed that the one stem of ranunculus I grabbed had 3 buds, one in each stage of growth.  I mean, that’s the perfect scenario for someone who has no patience or time to keep a bud alive in hopes of capturing it’s unique growth pattern. #winning

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