apparently the awesome quote came from the show How I Met Your Mother.
i have only seen that show twice so i googled it.
here it is.
i want to say that i know OF COURSE it's not easy to just overcome being sad.
and i wasn't sad.
just feeling BLAH.
that is what i do.
but i do really like the idea of BEING AWESOME.
i mean just say it out loud "today i will be awesome"
you will feel it.
i dare you to try it.
great questions girls...i love to answer questions.
what is your favorite NON-disney movie?
i have a bunch.
i will share by category:
suspense - Signs
drama - i can't think of any!!! i am blank.
chick flick - Julie & Julia.
i love so much about this movie.
i love the blogging.
i love the acting....meryl streep is just....amazing.
what i love the most....the love between paul and julia. it's beautiful.
"it was julia. it was julia all along"
makes me tear up.
i also love...You've Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
romance - The Holiday
The Family Man
anything where i get to look at Mr. Clooney
comedy - Parenthood is a CLASSIC.
The Money Pit also a CLASSIC.
and to me....anything with Vince Vaughn or Will Ferrell...
action - Bourne Identity...Bourne Supremecy....Bourne Ultimatum
Mr and Mrs. smith....they are both just so easy on the EYES!!!
what's going on in the dining room?!!
well whenever i take pictures i don't like them much....so i have been waiting.
but i am just going to show you.
the light is funky until like 20 minutes before sunset and then i'm making dinner.
so these are from this morning.
print is from the wheat field....matte is micheal miller fabric.
print from studio mela....matte is an old map.
all my frames are from the thrift shop or antique store....i have been collecting for years.
the yellow lamps were silver from a garage sale 10 years ago.
now the red box is across the room and i asked sean to display his lego space shuttle in that space. :)
it's perfect size and pretty safe from being knocked over and it's in view instead of in a box.
pool table....from a friend's garage. foos ball table...from a friend. and now a ping pong (dining room) table for $10.
dining room twice a year....game room the other 363 days.
that caricature is of lauren when she was little made at Six Flags. i found it again...i love it.
also her octopus art made in first grade.
the chandelier is from the kane county flea market in may of 2010.
bird canvas is from Pier One....in a antique store frame.
craig's chairs are from craigslist.
now his friends can sit down inbetween turns playing pool. :)
my sister painted this for me for my birthday.
i told you i love cow paintings.....and this.....i LOVE.
also in an identical frame from the antique store.
the paint color on the walls is antique white.
the trim is done in Kilz primer first then Ultra Bright Behr semi-gloss paint.
does your hairstyle have a name for me to tell my stylist?
where in the world would you like to visit?
i think anywhere tropical is where i would want to spend time with craig...all alone for a long time.
this was in google images....don't you just feel GOOD when you look at it?
i can practically smell the ocean.
mr. duerksen.....are you looking? can you feel it???
but i also really want to see more of Africa.
all over Africa.
i want to see it...experience it....meet people....open my eyes...help where i can....love who i can....
ALL OF IT.
i want to have africa in my heart forever.
when did you decide to start charging for photography?
when people started asking me to take their family pictures.
they encouraged me and built up my confidence with compliments and telling their friends about me.
i charged a small amount at first so i could get experience and decide if i even enjoyed it as work.
when i realized i did then i just went for it.
it was scary. and vulnerable.
but worth it.
what do you do all day with the kids in school?
enjoy a quiet house.
i spend a lot of time on the computer....blogging, answering email and reading blogs.
i do laundry, i pick up the house (a little), i go to the grocery store (UGH...this is so old to me....i am over it).
i workout a few times a week.
i edit photos from may - november and then hopefully sew from january - april for my etsy shop.
i read my bible study stuff or a book to help me cope for that given day
(Crazy Love....Praying the Sriptures for your Children...Love and Logic...5 Love Languages....)
i make dinner.
if i am tired i take a nap.
this next few weeks i will be purging all the closets and rooms of all the JUNK.
bags and bags i am sure.
i am not a schedule kind of girl.
i am the opposite.
so i just do what i need to for that day...and what i feel like doing....schedules make me crazy.
and i like to go to lunch if my friend asks or run to target in wichita on a whim.
where do you find inspriation?
blogs are so cool.
anything you could want....it's there!
occasionally i go to B&N and get a BIG pile of books and magazines i want to look at...a coffee...and i sit.
but knowing i will sound like an old lady....
it's usually too loud in there.
the music is ok but someone is ALWAYS blabbing away on their cell phone.
i cannot stand that.
and with my ADD brain i can't focus on anything but that person on the phone...driving me crazy.
i bring my iPod now and try my very best to tune them out.
how do you take indoor pictures with out a flash?
i usually shoot in P because years ago Karen Russell said that is what she shoots in (or did at the time).
and i change my ISO to a higher number because you need more light in when you're inside.
i also change my White Balance to whichever setting we are using....Sun symbol if it's lit well from the windows...
or AWB it's just overheard lighting.
i honestly do not like my inside photos...but if you do....that is how i get them.
i feel i need to learn a LOT about my camera still....every day.
indoor pictures are hard for everyone....i think.
our house has lots of big windows so in the day we have good light but i think you were asking about at night?
this is at night.
all the lights are on...chandliers and recessed lighting...brightly lit...my ISO was probably 1600...on AWB.
did i answer your question?
what do you use to edit your pictures?
every photo that has been on this blog has been edited in iPhoto or Picnik.
i did buy Photoshop but STILL haven't loaded it.
who has time for this?!!
i need to do it but i just feel overwhelmed and don't want to fail.
what kind of make-up do you use?
in june 2010 my friend Kimberlee took me for a MAC-over.
it was fabulous.
i was hooked.
i love using grown up make-up....i feel pretty (oh so pretty...i feel pretty and witty and...ok i will stop now).
i want to do a whole post about it sometime....with video. :)
would you like that?
but my mascara that was asked about specifically....Maybeline Great Lash.
cheapy in the green and pink package.
use it everyday.
ok...more questions to be answered tomorrow.
THANKS for asking.
now i will return to my cleaning binge.