Monday, November 13, 2017

Model Monday: Kaya #4

Warm September and October

Today is a miserable, overcast, rainy, and cold so I decided to post this shoot from when it was warm and sunny and lovely!











Which is your favorite photo?

Happy Native American History Month! See you again soon!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Challenge alert: Clara and Co

Join the Comment-a-Thon


Hi! We were doing some reading and wanted to share this wonderful and supportive challenge from Clara and Co. It's the Third Annual Comment-A-Thon.
It's a pretty cool idea.
And doesn't seem that hard.
Seven days of reading and positive commenting.
We're gonna do it.
How about you?
Head over to Clara and Co. for all the details.

Best wishes! Happy commenting!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Giveaway Alert: DWOD

Five Year Anniversary Giveaway

Delightful World of Dolls is celebrating their fifth blogiversary with a giveaway

You have until November 30, 2017 to enter; winner is picked December 1.
For more details on the giveaway and how to enter go over to Delightful World of Dolls.

Best wishes to all who enter!

The Build: November 2017

All Things Autumn

Hi! It's November and time to reveal our new calendar build. Yay! 
During brainstorming we thought about everything that is autumn. Not an easy task since we've still felt like summer until this week and now it feels like winter! Anyway, we continued this year's tree theme and kept the pumpkin calendar look.
We did do some shopping for this one and incorporated parts of this year's Lego Thanksgiving Harvest set, but then added parts of other sets and our own flair...more than 15 pieces of flair. (giggles)

The Reveal

And here it is!
Two trees filled with fall foliage.
The pumpkin calendar complete with leaves and stem represented. Sky too.
Hayride.
Okay, maybe we shouldn't have the turkey sitting in the sky area. We might tweak that as the days go by.
Bunnies are invading the garden. Friends and pets are playing in the leaves strewn about the lawn.

Here's two more angles.

What is your favorite part of the new build?


What is your favorite autumn activity?

Best wishes,

Monday, November 6, 2017

Coolspring October 2017 5

Coolspring Power Museum Fall Expo 2017

Finale

(In Which the Museum is Not Featured)

Wait! What? No photos of the power museum today? Nope. See what happens the day we go home happens really quickly! Going out for breakfast, packing everything up and collapsing the tent and doing one last canvas of the area to make sure everything is winterized properly. Then we pile in the truck and head east!

It usually takes anywhere between 4 and 5 hours on the road. This time it was closer to 5 because we encountered traffic slowdowns at 3 different construction merge points on I-80. It's terrible! All these people flying by in the lane that is to close thinking they can get ahead in the line. Do you notice this when you go on road trips?

Anyway, by the time we got home my sisters had joined other neighbors up on Main Street to watch the Halloween parade. I didn't find them, just watched on my own, well, with Xyra. Here's what I saw...
A local dance studio


A float filled with youth football players.
Some monster trucks. (giggles)

Minions!
The high school marching band.



I loved how it got darker as the parade moved on by. Usually we are bundled up in heavy jackets with hats and gloves. No need this year. Xyra was there in a tee shirt! She had her sweatshirt with her but didn't need it. There was more to see, but we were in charge of ordering and picking up pizza. I loved what I saw and we all enjoyed relaxing and talking over pizza.

Do you like going to parades? What's your favorite part of a parade? How about your favorite part of a Halloween parade?

So glad you stopped.  Come again soon.