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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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Victory: Photography Project — 86

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.

Over the past weekend, we all went to Keeneland, a place that Doug has been wanting to visit for a while.  On the way to Keeneland, we stopped at Woodford Reserve, a local distillery.  Doug’s Mom also joined us on our visit to Keeneland.  We had gorgeous weather and Victory was a hit!  You can even see Victory making her picks, below!  Doug even made a little money on a race!  A few images from our time in Keeneland are shown below, and we hope to return next year!

Happy Wednesday!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 85

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 Easter!  The Easter Bunny visited Victory and gave her some toys, of course!  Now she has more toys to hoard!  We gave Victory a bath this weekend and her fur coat feels silky smooth and fluffy!  She looks great and her fur coat continues to grow in!  She is much more fluffy than when we first met Victory.  It is really difficult to believe that next month we will have had our fur girl for 2.5 years!  The time is really flying by quickly.

Happy Monday!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 84

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 is Victory just as we were starting our first long walk/ride in the Hound About around our neighborhood this year!  Victory loved it, but she looked a little contemplative, shown below, due to the fact that the builder’s construction workers were working in close proximity!  However, once we got going, she was so happy, popping her head through her little sun roof, like always!  I think we did over a six-mile walk together!  We hope that spring is on its way soon so that we are able to enjoy the outdoors together more!  I think we all have cabin fever!  This week has been particularly nice weather, and we enjoyed a few long walks and dinners together outside!  Hopefully, spring will arrive soon and stay here for good!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

 

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Victory: Photography Project — 83

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 Monday!  This is how I am feeling today — tired, which is exemplified by our fur girl, Victory, shown below!  We had a good weekend and the weather was warm and beautiful here!  Yesterday we took Victory on a long walk, about five miles, in her Hound About, which she loved, of course!  Then, we took Victory out to lunch and to the pet store, where she picked out some new treats!  We all hope that spring comes soon!

Wishing you a productive and great day and week!

 

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