The 365 Projects are photo-a-day challenges which require you take (at least) a single photo every day. I am excited to find inspiration in the details I may have otherwise taken for granted.
And a fair warning – you are going to see a whole lot of my spunky toddler and her furry sidekick… I can’t help it. I tried.
24 / 365 Out of Sight
Because if she can’t see you seeing her, then you must not see what she is doing that you told her not to do (put her hands in filthy, stagnant water).
23 / 365 Family Photo
This is a pretty good look into our lives… and finally, a photo of all 3 of us….
22 / 365 Dog Days
We got some pretty earth shattering news about our beloved Sammie recently. She has bone cancer which has spread to her lungs. There is nothing that can be done.
So what do we do now?
Live. There is nothing that will inspire you to make memories and live life to the fullest like the news that someone or something that you love so much will soon be gone.
….Beef and salmon for every meal, ice cream for dessert and a whole lot of cuddling (on the couch) and reminiscing about the love, laughter & chaos this lovely beast has brought to our lives…
21 / 365 Reflection
Coriander in Squirrel Hill has a pretty great aquarium.
20 / 365 Overthrown
I lost my spot. Sammie is officially riding shotgun…. how did this happen?
19 / 365 Dodgeball 4 Diabetes
My sister in law puts on some pretty awesome fund raisers to raise funds and awareness for diabetes. They bring energy and a sense of community to the tiny town of Punxsutawney. We could learn a thing or two from her proactive and selfless spirit. Here is the link to a blog post with more photos. And here is the link the the facebook page for this particular event.
17 / 365 Art
Today’s medium – chalk & the front porch
16 / 365 Bubbles
One step closer to complete independence
15 / 365 Destruction
de-struc-tion noun the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired.
11 / 365 Finite
An old, large breed dog is sure to remind you how finite life truly is. Our Sammie Sunshine has been the most wonderfully bad dog, ever. And as she ages, the days where her mischievous charm surfaces, we welcome & embrace every destructive moment.
10 / 365 Defiance
If you want a two year old to avoid doing something, the last thing you should do is tell them not to do that something. So when I told Aly not to lick the side of the bathtub, well, you’ll never guess what she did…
8 / 365 Natural Light
This is my favorite spot in our house when the sun is setting. The sunshine warms the room and draws you in.
7 / 365 Little “Helper”
We had an incredibly long day full of defiance and boundary pushing. And Somehow this sight still made my heart skip a beat….
Me: What on earth are you doing on the table??
LittleHelper: (Surprised by my reaction) Just cleanin’ the light, mama.
Me: You are not allowed to stand on the table or clean the lights. Get down!
LittleHelper: Then I just be a monkey instead! OohOoh! AahAah!
…. and amazingly she survived another day unscathed.
6 / 365 American (Cat) Dream
Moses (aka “Mosey”), the runt of his litter, is a Detroit native born in an abandoned barn, left to fend for himself. He now lives a luxurious indoor life in Pittsburgh with his doting adopted mom (my sister). Eating only the best cat chow and sleeping on a heated window seat, he has seen all of his dreams realized. With all of this, he has managed to remain humble and sweet.
2 / 365 Saturday Morning
…is when all of the sweet magic happens. Everyone is home, savoring each precious moment, and nothing else really matters.
1 / 365 Arthritis
When it is -7° and your “puppy” is suffering, she can cuddle up and nap wherever her aged heart desires.