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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wonder What to Eat?

Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad

This salad was super refreshing. The sesame seeds were a perfect addition. I love non salad salads. You know, salads with substance. Any favorites? 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rainbow Chaser

Thought it was the perfect day for this picture.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wonderful Prosaics

 prosaic = commonplace or ordinary

A term coined by contemporary literary philosopher Gary Saul Morson to capture "a way of thinking about human events that focuses on the ordinary, messy, quotidian facts of daily life—in short, on the prosaic. Cloaked in their very ordinariness, the prosaic events that truly shape our lives—that truly are our lives—escape our notice." *

It may be that our most prosaic events, those with father and mother, are the least discernible and the most critical in shaping our lives.

I found this beautiful magazine called Seeing the Everyday. It inspired me to look a little more carefully at what ordinary shapes my life and my family.

*Morson, Gary Saul. "Prosaics: An approach to the humanities." American Scholar (Autumn 1988): 515-528

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wonder Which Photo

Here is another experiment with post processing.
This is the SOOC shot.
Below are the photoshoped pics.

My favorite is the last. I used a PW action to capture a warm Fall feeling.
Which one do you like? Do you have any favorite post processing rituals? Would love to hear about them. I'd also like to thank the Shutter Sisters for choosing my photo for the daily click.
Happy Friday!
xo, c.f.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wonderful DIY

A quick, easy and adorable DIY.

These turned out so sweet and are perfect with a handwritten little note to say thank you to everyone  that was so generous to us during the holidays.
xo, cherish

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wonderful Quotes

This is a favorite of mine. Happy Monday!

coming soon : another super cute mini envelope DIY

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wonder What Makes My Heart Skip A Beat?

My family at the beach. I hope everyone is having a fantastic January. 
We are so lucky to have a California Winter.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wonder What To Eat?

 Spiced Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
On a quest to eat healthier  I decided to try a new recipe every week. This week I made a delicious soup, found here. Instead of cloves I added nutmeg. Yummy. I loved the soup and it's creamy goodness without actually having to add cream. Another great result of my soup day was I learned how to cut a butternut squash. That was a pretty daunting task. This is definitely worth a try, I will be making this soup all winter.

credit thank you: glitter texture from Pugley Pixel.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wonder Which Photo

Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a great New Year's eve. My family and I had a fantastic evening. I took a lot of pictures.
I love to compare post processing results. Most of the time I like to enhance my photos with photoshop. Just a little tweek here and there. Sometimes I create the feeling that wasn't quite captured in the original shot. Depending on my mood, my pictures may be melancholy, romantic, dramatic or playful. I love that you can really tell a story with photography.  
Here is my SOOC
 Above is a dreamy romantic story that happened long ago, below is a fresh beginning.
the last photo is almost wickedly scary, but I love the contrast.
Which one do you like? What are your favorite post processing techniques? I am excited to learn new techniques this year (one of my 2012 goals).
xo, c.f.