I enjoy the occasional photo challenge in order to stretch how I look at the world and more specifically, how I record it. For a second year, Susannah Conway coordinated #augustbreak2015, as she organized #aprillove2015 and #augustbreak2014. All of my challenge posts can be found over on Instagram, but the whole challenge is below:
Coffee + Fruit + Meds = Breakfast, today.
Air by the water is so fresh. Bliss.
I’m still getting used to Cole’s tattoos. I do love the thought involved in the design and choice. #awen #aquarius
Numbers, numbers, everywhere numbers.
You can’t have a good margarita without fresh lime. We’re all stocked up!
Notebooks and calendars – paper and digital – are with me everywhere.
Five facts about me: 1. I enjoy foggy mornings. 2. I am an 8 on the Enneagram. 3. I walk my talk and have little time for those who do not. 4. Stationery stores (and Staples) are my downfall. 5. I do not enjoy cooking but am (by some miracle) a really good cook!
I received beautiful etched granite crystal chargers from the ever talented Sherri Hayter (www.sherrihayter.com). It is so smooth and cool to the touch. Beautiful.
Newly planted succulents.
Rubber ducky you’re the one …
This time last year it was all about the ice bucket challenge. All of my kids participated! #icebucketchallenge
I have no sense of smell, but I’d like to think that if I did my favourite would be lavender.
Over the years art has evolved and taken on so many different forms for me. Art is now simply what brings aesthetic beauty into my space. My most recent treasure is a small #kintsugi bowl which holds wisdom as well as beauty.
Love my gas stovetop – makes my least favourite chore a bit more daring!
Prep work for my writing course with Patti Digh in November. Much highlighting!
You’d never know that it was close to 40C when this photo was taken. Lazy and hazy for sure!
Carrot cake or chocolate chip cookies? Those are my two go-to sweet delights.
Just two of the THOUSANDS of acorns that have fallen from our massive oak in the backyard. The squirrels are getting so big they can barely move!
No matter how many times I insist they keep their hands to themselves there is constant wrestling, poking, hitting, tickling and general mayhem. When I think of my real life it is always my four kids together in a heap of noise and limbs.
A scary stretch of driveway – especially when a family of turkeys were making their way across!
Nothing beats a stormy day in the middle of a hot and humid summer. All the doors are opened and towels put down to soak up the water that comes in with the wind. Bliss.
The view out an airplane window always gets my imagination going – what is out there in the distance?
The big potted mums are out front in new tall containers ready for fall. The ivy trails onto the stone entry and looks beautiful.
We’ve been walking through this gorgeous door for little over a year now. It makes me happy just looking at it – from either side.
Top of the best dinner at home list for me and my kids has to be Shrimp and Orzo. Everyone loves and there are never any leftovers!
I leave little opportunity to not get much accomplished. Evidence of this habit is found in my most favourite Matt & Nat purse.
The whole house is set up to listen to music. Probably the best investment I’ve made ever! I can go from room to room enveloped in sound.
What a wonderful day! The great family mystery was solved. Many smiles!
… filled with many warnings to heed: eggshells ahead. Fall promises to be challenging. (So far so brutal.)
I suppose this post can go in the “better late than never” file! Indeed, I’ve just created that tag. There is snow in the forecast around here and it was nice to remember what things were like a mere two months ago – hot and humid, as I recall. Though, I have to admit that during the 40C/100% humidity days, I couldn’t wait for these cooler days.
Now I’m in the midst of my 31 Days of Thankful (we get an added day because the Canadian Thanksgiving month is October!) and soon it will be time again for December Reflections and December Daily. I so enjoy that there are a seemingly endless number of creative challenges and opportunities where I don’t have to start from scratch yet the end result is uniquely reflective of me and my family.
How do you record your life?