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2016: Wrap Up

This year has seemed really long at times and, during other times, it has flown by.  Below is a visual highlight of our 2016 year together!  We love our fur girl, Victory, very much!  We hope that you had a great 2016!  We look forward to what next year has in store…

Happy Pawlidays!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 93

Beginning in January 2014, I started a weekly photography project with my muse, Victory!  I will continue to share this project on the blog this year!  My goal is to document all of Victory’s changes, while preserving fleeting moments and memories, while capturing moments of our everyday.

We went to Newark, Delaware this weekend and took our fur girl, Victory with us!  It was nice to get away.  Before leaving, we finished most of our Pawliday cards, while getting our small Christmas tree and Holiday decorations up around the house, including our outdoor lights, wreath, poinsettias, and indoor window candles!  It feels cozy in our house, especially with all of our candles.  We are looking forward to making Christmas cookies and watching some festive movies.  While we are not ready for Christmas, and we are taking a low-key approach this year, Victory is ready!  She looks festive in her red cable Christmas sweater, shown below!  She is also going to visit Santa again this month!   While we cannot believe another year is coming to a close shortly, we are excited to see what the New Year will bring!

Happy Tuesday!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 92

Beginning in January 2014, I started a weekly photography project with my muse, Victory!  I will continue to share this project on the blog this year!  My goal is to document all of Victory’s changes, while preserving fleeting moments and memories, while capturing moments of our everyday.

This past weekend, for the long weekend, we took our fur girl, Victory, to Dewey Beach!  The weather was nice and Victory loved the beach.  There were not too many other people or dogs on the beach, so it was perfect, in Victory’s eyes!  Each time we went to the beach, we walked several miles, and Victory was never ready to leave the beach — she dug her back legs into the sand and she would not budge and she turned around to head in the opposite direction we were heading!  This was the first time Victory dipped her little paws into the Atlantic Ocean!  The sunsets were very beautiful.  We had a fun time together and Dewey Beach is very dog friendly, thankfully!  It is always nice to visit the ocean!  A few images from our trip are shown below.

Happy Tuesday!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 91

Beginning in January 2014, I started a weekly photography project with my muse, Victory!  I will continue to share this project on the blog this year!  My goal is to document all of Victory’s changes, while preserving fleeting moments and memories, while capturing moments of our everyday.

Last weekend, near Victory’s birthday, we took Victory to the pumpkin patch, an annual tradition, to pick out our pumpkins, which Doug will carve!  We all had a great time!  We still could only find one pumpkin patch located in Delaware, after looking in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, that would permit a furry family member to come along!  We had fun, Victory had fun, and the weather was just gorgeous!  After the pumpkin patch, we went to our favorite restaurant in Delaware, where furry family members are permitted on the patio — there were nine other furry family members on the patio, along with Victory, that evening!  A few images from our annual trip to the pumpkin patch are shown below.  You can also view images from our trip to the pumpkin patch last year, here.

Doug is carving our pumpkins again this year for Halloween so stay tuned!  Enjoy the photos below!

Happy Wednesday!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 90

Beginning in January 2014, I started a weekly photography project with my muse, Victory!  I will continue to share this project on the blog this year!  My goal is to document all of Victory’s changes, while preserving fleeting moments and memories, while capturing moments of our everyday.

Happy Tuesday!  I saw a post on Instagram that said, “this feels like the Monday-est Tuesday ever!”  We hope that you had a lovely long weekend!  Doug and I, along with Victory, went to Delaware and Pennsylvania, the Brandywine Valley, for the long weekend!  The weather and temperatures were great!  We enjoyed a low-key, relaxed weekend together.

We went to the Iron Hill Brewery a few times for dinner, and Victory enjoyed going to dinner with us!  (We wish there was an Iron Hill closer to us, as it is one of our favorite restaurants!)  While away, Doug and I got hooked on Marcella, a really good murder mystery series!

We took Victory to a vineyard with us, shown below, where she was a hit!  We also took Victory to the Plymouth Meeting Orvis store, shown below, where we previously took her brother Biscuit!  Needless to say, Victory is recovering from her long weekend away, as she did not get her daily, standard 16 hours of sleep!  We had a great time together, and it was really nice to get away for a few days!  We hope that you had a great 4th of July weekend!

Happy Tuesday!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 89

Beginning in January 2014, I started a weekly photography project with my muse, Victory!  I will continue to share this project on the blog this year!  My goal is to document all of Victory’s changes, while preserving fleeting moments and memories, while capturing moments of our everyday.

Happy Summer!  We hope that you had a lovely weekend!  It was beautiful, gorgeous weather here!  Doug enjoyed a really nice Father’s Day — his third Father’s Day with our fur girl, Victory!  For Father’s Day, we went to Andy Nelson’s for dinner, a favorite of Doug’s, followed by Rita’s for ice cream, which Victory also loved!  We had a great weekend together!

Little Victory has good taste and she gave her Daddy some nice Father’s Day gifts, pictured below: a custom Lionel train car featuring Doug and Victory; Duke Cannon shave cream and soap; a new bourbon; a custom photo mug featuring Doug and Victory (a yearly tradition); and a custom key chain featuring Doug and Victory.  Doug was very surprised and pleased!  A few photographs from our weekend are shown below!

Happy Monday!

 

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Prints Matter: Printing Your Images

We live in a digital age, and most people today no longer print their images regularly, but they have thousands of images housed on their digital devices.  However, it is really worth printing the images that you like and enjoy, as it brings so much joy!  With the amount of images from our cameras and iPhones, computers, and those taken by friends and family, it can be difficult to keep up with all the digital images you have taken.  I do my best to stay on top of my images by editing them soon after shooting (and upon receiving images from others); then, I pick my favorites and have them printed: to place in albums; frames for around the house; and frames for our walls.

On my computer, I organize my personal images in main folders and sub folders, by chronological date.  You can also organize by the type of event, date, person, etc.  Whatever works well for you to keep track of you images.

1. Edit – First, edit your images to your desired look, using Photoshop, Lightroom, and other photo based apps.

2. Back Up – Additionally, I always back up my images in two additional places for safe keeping.

3. Printer – Next, depending upon the cost and quality of printing you prefer, find a printing service you are satisfied with, and then start printing your images in the desired sizes, while keeping in mind: (1) the size of the image file and your desired resolution (the larger the image file, the larger you can print your image at your desired resolution); and (2) how you want to present these images — in a frame, on the wall, in a custom made frame with a mat, etc.  This will help you determine what size image you should print, etc.  There are many places online where you can have your images printed as well as having archival fine art prints made, which last much longer than a traditional print, if protected and cared for properly.

4. Presentation – Next, find albums (made with acid free paper) and frames that compliment the image(s).  If you go the custom frame route, make sure you are using an acid free mat and use a framer who specializes in archival framing of photographs.

5. Frame – Finally, frame those images and place in your desired locations!

If you get into this habit, it is much more manageable than sifting through thousands of images while trying to organize a massive quantity of images at one time.  Working a little at a time, is much easier to manage and keep up with.

Importantly, after printing and framing images around your home, you will likely find that your home looks and feels better and, most of all, brings you joy!

Additionally, if you want to easily bring some personal images into your kitchen, I highly recommend the Sticky9 magnets — you can have many images on your fridge, and you can continually update your images using these magnets very easily!  We currently have over 100 Sticky9 photo magnets on our fridge!  You will never have to worry about images falling off or getting damaged this way!

I also like making yearly calendars and photo books of significant events and of our trips that we take each year, and I recommend using Artifact Uprising.

Happy printing and framing!

 

Making Prints and Framing Images

 

*Images are courtesy of Pinterest.

Photographs: Baby Liam and Family

While we were recently visiting family in Michigan, including meeting our nephew, Liam, I did a photo shoot for my sister, Kassie, to forever capture this special time with her little family.  Several of my favorite images are shown below.

Wishing you a great weekend!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 88

Beginning in January 2014, I started a weekly photography project with my muse, Victory!  I will continue to share this project on the blog this year!  My goal is to document all of Victory’s changes, while preserving fleeting moments and memories, while capturing moments of our everyday.

This past weekend, we took Victory to Pups in the Park!  Fortunately, the rain stopped, and the sun came out prior to the game starting!  Despite it being a little chilly outside, we had a great time together again this year, like we did  last year!  Victory had a fun time, although we did not see any sheltie friends this year, like we did last year.

Happy Monday!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 87

Beginning in January 2014, I started a weekly photography project with my muse, Victory!  I will continue to share this project on the blog this year!  My goal is to document all of Victory’s changes, while preserving fleeting moments and memories, while capturing moments of our everyday.

We hope that you had a nice weekend/Mother’s Day!  We had a nice weekend, and enjoyed nicer weather, a nice change from the rain!  We finished up all of our gardening and planting as well as finishing setting up our decks, which we enjoy using.  In honor of Mother’s Day, Doug made us homemade buttermilk pancakes with fresh strawberries and homemade whip cream, which we ate with Victory on our deck!  It was very tasty, and Victory loved them, too!  Victory and Doug also gave me a new jacket, which I love!  Below are some images of our finished deck along with our fur girl, Victory, who really enjoys lounging and napping on her deck in her outdoor bed, similar to this!

Happy Monday!

 

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