Weekly Challenge

Last week’s challenge was to get out and shoot some winter photography. Maybe you already tried some macro then – if not, now’s your chance. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Weekly Photography Challenge – Macro Close-ups of snow, icicles, frost patterns, etc., can be stunningly beautiful. So bundle up, grab your macro lens or…

via Weekly Photography Challenge – Macro or Close-Up Photography — Digital Photography School


New Toy

For Christmas, my daughter and son-in-law gifted me a wonderful little toy, lenses for my phone! On the 29th my youngest daughter and I shot a wedding and were able to use my new toy. Here are some shots:

The Venue was the California Country Club in Whittier, look at that view!

This was using the Macro lens, they’re not as sharp as I would like them to be but that wasn’t the lens’ fault it was a User Error.

Another beautiful view using the wide angle lens.

This photo was shot with my Big Girl camera. I just love this shot; the groom started talking about his bride and she was not expecting that, so this is her being a little shy.

My daughter recorded this video with the wide-angle lens.

My daughter and I always have such a good time photographing people!

Have a great day everyone!




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via Are You Overusing These 3 Leadership Habits? A Coach’s Perspective — Blanchard LeaderChat

It’s Been a While

Part of the reason that I have not posted is that our contractor was away for 3 weeks due to a family emergency but once he was back it has started to move along nicely again!

Since there is only one bathroom the commode it needed to be a good one, so I believe we purchased 2nd to the most expensive.

The linen closet has been put in but the casing has not been added yet in this photo.

The cabinets have arrived and installed, we are waiting for the counter-tops to be installed by the end of this week.

This view is from the dining-room. My grandson is such a ham and thought the purpose of me taking the photo is to get him in it.

I took this photo earlier in the day.

Here you see the peninsula.

This view is from the back door.

My grandson helped Nana make pigs-in-a-blanket.

We then made Lucky Charms crispy treats.

Photo of my little sweets from last week.

My grandsons are just so precious!

Have a great day!


Going Bold

So as you can see we’re going bold on this 1923 Beaut! As soon as I saw this color in a swatch, I knew it was the one. I cannot wait to see the house completed!

Can you guess where we were? You got it… the Happiest Place on Earth, I’ve always loved Disneyland and I especially love it now that I can share it with my family.

This was the amazing strawberry sundae I had.

The evening view at California Adventure.

Guardians of the Galaxy ride.

My precious baby Ricky all dressed up.

My baby and me 🙂

My baby Audrey and Ricky.

Have a good day everyone!


The Outside

Good morning! I wanted to take a few shots of the outside of the house before it starts to get prepared for painting. I chose a beautiful color, I hope it will look great!

This is the east side of the house.

Back of the house.

Front eastern side.

Front western side.

Front western side.

Have a great day everyone!


Olga Carlos

Good morning everyone!

I photographed an event on Saturday and it was so much fun! It was a 90th-year celebration for a co-worker’s grandmother. My daughter and I worked together and we really did enjoy it. Here is a short slideshow:

Have a great day!

It’s Only Food

I have been doing better than I expected in my journey to change my diet, it hasn’t been perfect. Pain is a great motivator! I cannot digest certain foods and that has made me stay away from most Carbs and to be honest, it is not as hard as I thought it would be, I remind myself, “it’s only food.” My body has been changing, it’s surviving on less food and I have more energy, bonus: I’m pain-free! I still have to pray myself through this because I need His strength, I’m reminded that He says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”


Window moulding, I love, love, love…did I mention that I love the window moulding? I love this detail

My baby grandson, love, love, love him!


Black & White Photo Challenge photo Day 5?

Have a great day!


Pumpkin Patch & The Project

The Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona gets better and better each year, it’s only been my second year attending, hee hee. We arrived early and were able to find great parking and didn’t have to walk miles away, we were just across the street 🙂 Every year I like to take family photos for friends at a specific location and this was a great place, as hopefully, you will agree by seeing the photos below.

My Damien.

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This is what the house looked like on Saturday.

The 4th day of the Seven Day Black & White Photo Challenge photo:

This is what the house looked like yesterday:

Bathroom Tile, yay! I love it!

I am so impressed with the detail my contractor is putting into his work, look at the moulding around the windows. He is trying to keep the integrity of the style of the home, love, love, love…

Next up the outside of the house, yippee!

Have a great day!